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JDS Confirmed as the Leading Dairy Journal

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August 7, 2014 -- Thomson Reuters recently published the 2013 Journal Citation Reports Impact Factors and rankings. I am very pleased to report that the Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) is unquestionably the leading dairy science journal in the world and ranks very highly as follows:

JDS is ranked second of 51 journals in the Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Science category for the 2013 Impact Factor (2.550) and is also ranked second by 5-Year Impact Factor (3.080). The JDS is the top-ranked journal by Eigenfactor Score, which removes self-citations, and first in total citations (31,754 cites).

Genetics, Selection, Evolution is the category's top-ranked journal, with an Impact Factor of 3.747 (1,717 total cites; 44 articles published).

In the Food Science and Technology category (using the same Impact Factor), JDS is ranked 24th of 123 journals by Impact Factor and 21st of 123 journals by the 5-Year Impact Factor. The JDS is ranked third by Eigenfactor Score in this category, and third in total citations.

The Journal of Dairy Science published 740 articles in 7,429 (science) pages in 2012 and 783 articles in 8,134 (science) pages in 2013. Thus, with a 9.5% increase in pages published from 2012 to 2013, the Impact Factor decreased by only 0.016 from 2012.

Special thanks are due to Roger Shanks, editor-in-chief; the dedicated and excellent team of section editors and senior editors; the editorial board and reviewers; the FASS editorial and production staff, especially Susan Pollock, managing editor, and Louise Adam, lead technical editor; and—the lifeblood of JDS—the authors.

Al Kertz, ADSA President

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About the American Dairy Science Association

Founded in 1906, the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) www.adsa.org is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry with a keen awareness of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world's population. ADSA publishes the Journal of Dairy Science®, the top-ranked, peer reviewed dairy and animal science journal in the world. 

The organization provides scientific leadership and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through the generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Members of ADSA have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry, helping provide consumers with a safe, affordable supply of nutritious dairy products.

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