Journal of Dairy Science® Impact Factor increases to 2.749

JDS ranks fourth by Impact Factor among Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Science journals

Philadelphia, July 9, 2018

According to new statistics released in Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports®, the Impact Factor for the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) increased 11.1 percent compared with last year. As a measure that quantifies the average number of citations over a specific period, the Impact Factor is a useful tool to independently assess the quality of scientific journals. As such, the increase in JDS’s Impact Factor from 2.474 to 2.749 is significant for the journal.

“It gives me great satisfaction to see JDS continuing to grow and improve,” said Editor-in-Chief Matt Lucy of the University of Missouri. “The quality of the science published in the journal is remarkable, but our increasing Impact Factor is also a testament to the skill and dedication of our reviewers and section editors, who put in considerable effort to make JDS an indispensable tool for dairy scientists around the world.”

An Impact Factor of 2.749 places JDS fourth out of 60 journals in the Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Science category, where the median Impact Factor is 0.978. The journal publishes more than 10 percent of all articles in the category and had more than 45,000 citations in 2017 to content published in 2015 and 2016. The journal also received its highest 5-year Impact Factor (3.085), indicating that articles in JDS continue to be cited well beyond the immediate 2-year period following publication. In the Food Science and Technology category, where the median Impact Factor is 1.765, JDS is ranked 35th out of 133 journals.

The new rankings validate the journal’s claim as the leading peer-reviewed general dairy research journal in the world. For 16 consecutive years, JDS has been ranked in the top five by Impact Factor in the Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Science category, demonstrating the journal’s consistent commitment to excellence in publishing peer-reviewed dairy science.

“We consider the Impact Factor to be a validation of our work,” Dr. Lucy added. “But we are not content to maintain our current status, and I look forward to seeing the quality of the journal—and its Impact Factor—increase each year.”


About the Journal of Dairy Science
The Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), official journal of the American Dairy Science Association®, is co-published by Elsevier and FASS Inc. for the American Dairy Science Association. It 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 a 5-year Impact Factor of 3.085 according to the 2017 Journal Citation Reports®, published by Clarivate Analytics (2018).

About 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.

About Elsevier
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