Elsevier & ADSA® Proudly Announce Winners of First Annual Journal of Dairy Science® Most Cited Awards

Amsterdam, 22 June 2011
– Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) announce the winners of the first annual Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) Most Cited Awards. Papers published in JDS throughout 2008 were eligible and citations from date of publication until April 15, 2011 were taken into consideration. Awards are being conferred in each of the four sections comprising the Journal’s content: Dairy Foods, Physiology and Management, Nutrition, Feeding and Calves, and Genetics and Breeding.

“The number of citations a published study receives is a valid indicator of its importance to its research community. Our intent in initiating the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) Most Cited Awards program is to formally recognize contributors to JDS whose work is significantly impacting research and the dairy industry,” commented Roger D. Shanks, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of JDS and professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana. “While US-based, we are truly international in scope, an indication of which is the fact that two of the four papers originated from research groups outside of the US. Although JDS may be perceived as being highly biological, two of the four most cited papers were extremely quantitative."

Award-winning papers receiving the highest number of citations in each of four sections are:

Section: Dairy FoodsMcMahon, D.J., and B.S. Oommen. 2008. Supramolecular structure of the casein micelle. J. Dairy Sci 91(5):1709-1721.
Corresponding author: D.J. McMahon, Western Dairy Center, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Full text available at: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0022-0302/PIIS0022030208712074.pdfSection: Physiology and ManagementRiekerink, R.G.M.O., H.W. Barkema, D.F. Kelton, and D.T. Scholl. 2008. Incidence rate of clinical mastitis on Canadian dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. 91(4):1366-1377.
Corresponding author: R. G. M. Olde Riekerink, Department of Health Management, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Full text available at: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0022-0302/PIIS0022030208712645.pdfSection: Nutrition, Feeding and CalvesGlasser, F., A. Ferlay, and Y. Chilliard. 2008. Oilseed lipid supplements and fatty acid composition of cow milk: a meta-analysis. J. Dairy Sci. 91(12):4687-4703.
Corresponding author: F. Glasser, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Saint-Genès-Champanelle, France
Full text available at: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0022-0302/PIIS0022030208709378.pdfSection: Genetics and BreedingVanRaden, P.M. 2008. Efficient methods to compute genomic predictions. J. Dairy Sci. 91(11):4414-4423.
Corresponding author: Paul Van Raden, Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Beltsville, MD
Full text available at: http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0022-0302/PIIS0022030208709901.pdf(Affiliations listed are at time of publication)

According to Anthony F. Trioli, Publisher, Health Sciences Journals, Elsevier, “We are extremely pleased to partner with the ADSA to confer this award to outstanding contributors to the field of dairy science. Since its inception in 1917, JDS has been and continues to be a leading forum for the global exchange of information critical to the dairy industry.”

Authors of most cited articles published in Journal of Dairy Science will be recognized at the annual meeting of ADSA, New Orleans, July 10-14. For additional information visit http://www.adsa.org/Membership/ADSAAwards.aspx.


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About the Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS)
The official journal of the American Dairy Science Association®, Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) is the leading general dairy research journal in the world. JDS readers represent education, industry, and government agencies in more than 70 countries with interests in biochemistry, breeding, economics, engineering, environment, food science, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, processing, public health, quality assurance, and sanitation. JDS has been ranked number 3 in the Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science category of the Journal Citation Reports® 2010, published by Thomson Reuters, with an Impact Factor of 2.463. www.journalofdairyscience.orgAbout the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA)The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world's population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry. www.adsa.org

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