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American Society of Animal Science
2441 Village Green Place Champaign, IL 61822
+1 217.356.3182
Fax: +1.217.398.4119

Journal of Animal Science 

Serving Human Needs Through Animal Agriculture

Purpose and Scope:

The Journal of Animal Science (JAS) is among the top-ranked journals of animal science research in the world. The official journal of the American Society of Animal Science, JAS publishes results of original research in Genetics, Growth and Physiology, Nutrition, Production, Products, and Special Topics. JAS consistently ranks in the top tier in the category of Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Sciences titles by impact factor for the ISI rankings and is in the top 1% of STM publishing (50,000+ titles) by total ISI citations. JAS is now available to all institutional subscribers online on the HighWire Press platform, allowing a feature-rich environment for users and management and tracking tools for institutions.

Intended Readership:

Readers of JAS  represent education, industry, and government, including research, teaching, administration, veterinary medicine, extension, management, quality assurance, product development, and technical services. JAS is of interest to those in biochemistry, breeding, economics, engineering, environment, food science, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, processing, public health, quality assurance, and sanitation. 

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Bibliographic Information:

Print ISSN: 0021-8812; Online ISSN: 1525-3163
2010 Volume 88
Issues per year: 12 + 2 supplements (Annual Meeting and Sectional Abstracts)
Frequency: monthly 
Print Subscription Format: 8 1/2” ◊ 11”; 300 line screen photographs; enamel, acid-free paper; includes access to online version
JAS is peer reviewed

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Indexing and Abstracting:

JAS is indexed and/or abstracted in Agricola • Biological Abstracts • Biological and Agricultural Index • BIOSIS Database • CABI Abstracts • Current Contents • HighWire Press portal • Infotrieve • ISI Web of Science • Proquest • PubMed/Medline

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Advance Pricing:

2010 Yearly Subscription Rate—Print (includes online access)
U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico: $575
Elsewhere: $600
(Prices include surface mail postage.)
$500 online only

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Editorial Board:

S. A. Zinn
University of Connecticut
Department of Animal Science
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-0861
Fax: (860) 486-4375

Animal Genetics:
Molecular Genetics
Quantitative Genetics
Division Editor
D. H. Crews Jr. (2011)
Lethbridge Research Centre
Agriculture and AgriFood Canada
5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1, Canada
Phone: 403-317-2288
Fax: 403-382-3156


Associate Editor
E. Casas (2009)
PO Box 166
State Spur 18D
Clay Center, NE 68933-0166
Phone: (402) 762-4168
Fax: (402) 762-4173

Associate Editor
R. Johnson (2011)
University of Nebraska, Animal Science
218 Animal Science
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
Phone: 402-472-6404
Fax: 402-472-6362

Associate Editor
T. Reverter (2011)
Livestock Industries
Queensland Bioscience Precinct
306 Carmody Rd., St Lucia, QLD 4067
Brisbane, Queensland 4067, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3214 2392
Fax: +61 7 3214 2900

Associate Editor
G. Rosa (2011)
Dairy Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
456 Animal Sciences Building
1675 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-8617
Fax: (608) 263-3308

Animal Growth, Physiology, and Reproduction:
Growth and Developmental Biology
Physiology, Endocrinology, and Reproduction

Divison Editor
D. L. Thompson Jr. (2010)
Louisiana State University
Department of Animal Science
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4210
Phone: (225) 578-3445
Fax: (225) 578-3279

Associate Editor
M. J. Azain (2010)
University of Georgia
Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science
Athens, GA 30602-2771
Phone: (706) 542-0963
Fax: (706) 542-0399

Associate Editor
E. Connor (2010)
Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory
Bldg. 200 Rm. 4, BARC-East
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: 301-504-6104
Fax: 301-504-8414

Associate Editor
C. Lents (2011)
University of Georgia
Animal & Dairy Science
316 Edgar L. Rhodes Center
425 River Rd.
Athens, GA 30607
Phone: 706-542-708
Fax: 706-583-0274

Animal Nutrition:
Nonruminant Nutrition
Ruminant Nutrition
Division Editor
L. I. Chiba (2011)
Auburn University
Department of Animal Sciences
303C Ann S. Upchurch Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5415
Phone: (334) 844-1560
Fax: (334) 844-1519

Division Editor
A. Hristov (2011)
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Dairy and Animal Science
352 Ag Sci. & Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-3669
Fax: 814-863-6042

Associate Editor
C. Calvert (2010)
University of California-Davis
Animal Science Department
Davis, California 95616
Phone: (530) 752-1269
Fax: (530) 752-0175

Associate Editor
H. Freetly (2010)
RLH USMARC/State Spur 18D
PO Box 166
Clay Center, Nebraska 68933-0166
Phone: (402) 762-4202
Fax: (402) 762-4209

Associate Editor
P. Huhtanen (2011)
Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Agriculture for Northern Sweden
UmeŚ, S-90183, Sweden

Associate Editor
L. Johnston (2010)
University of Minnesota
West Central Research and Outreach Center
46352 State Hwy 329
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: 320-589-1711
Fax: 320-589-4870

Associate Editor
T. McAllister (2011)
AG Canada, Lethbridge
Livestock Production Systems
5403- 1st Ave. South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1, Canada
Phone: 403-317-2240
Fax: 403-382-3156

Associate Editor
M. Nyachoti (2010)
University of Manitoba
Animal Science
12 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Phone: 204-474-7323

Associate Editor
KC Olson (2010)
Kansas State University
Animal Sciences and Industry
126 Call Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Phone: 785-532-1254
Fax: 785-532-5681

Associate Editor
D. Ouellet (2011)
Dairy and Swine R&D Centre
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2000, College Street
PO Box 90 STN Lennoxville
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 1Z3 Canada
Phone: 819-565-9171
Fax: 819-564-5507

Associate Editor
S. Radcliffe (2010)
Purdue University
Animal Sciences
125 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2042
Phone: 765-496-7718
Fax: 765-494-9347

Associate Editor
V. (Ravi) Ravindran (2011)
Massey University
Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North, Manawatu 5301, New Zealand
Phone: 00 64 6 350 5528
Fax: 00 64 6 350 5684

Animal Production:
Feedstuff Evaluation
Health and Well-Being
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Rangeland, Pasture, and Forage Utilization
Division Editor
J. B. Taylor (2010)
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
HC 62 Box 1954
Dubois, ID 83423
Phone: (208) 374-5306
Fax: (208) 374-5582


Associate Editor
J. Arthington (2010)
University of Florida
Range Cattle Research and Education Center
3401 Experiment Station
Ona, Florida 33865
Phone: 863-735-1314
Fax: 863-735-1930

Associate Editor
S. Carter (2010)
Oklahoma State University
Animal Sciences
212 Animal Science
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
Phone: 405-744-8869
Fax: 405-744-7390

Associate Editor
A. Leytem (2011)
3793N 3600E
Kimberly, ID 83341
Phone: 208-423-6530
Fax: 208-423-6555

Associate Editor
C. Loest (2011)
New Mexico State University
Animal and Range Sciences
PO Box 30003
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 505-646-1714
Fax: 505-646-5441

Associate Editor
J. Salak-Johnson (2010)
University of Illinois
Animal Sciences
1207 W Gregory, 392 ASL
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-0069
Fax: (217) 333-8286

Associate Editor
J. Strickland (2010)
Forage-Animal Production Research Unit
N220 Agriculture Science North
University of Kentucky Campus
Lexington, Kentucky 40546
Phone: 859-257-1647
Fax: 859-257-3334

Associate Editor
E. Scholljegerdes (2010)
Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory
PO Box 459
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: 701-667-3056
Fax: 701-667-3054

Animal Products:
Meat Science and Muscle Biology
Pre- and Postharvest Product Safety

Division Editor
B. Bowker (2011)
10300 Baltimore Ave
Bldg 201 BARC-East
Beltsville, MD 20705

Associate Editor
M. Du (2010)
Animal Science
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3429
Fax: 307-766-2355

Associate Editor
J. Killefer (2011)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Animal Sciences
1503 S. Maryland Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-8482
Fax: 217-244-5142

Associate Editor
K. W. McMillin (2010)
Animal Sciences
Louisiana State University AgCenter
Francioni Hall So. Campus Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4210
Phone: (225) 578-3438
Fax: (225) 578-3279

Special Topics:
Biographical/Historical Sketches
Contemporary Issues

Division Editor
R. Dailey (2010)
West Virginia University
Animal & Veterinary Science
G040 Agricultural Sciences Building
PO Box 6108
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: (304) 293-2395
Fax: (304) 293-2232

M. Mirando (2010)
Stop 2241
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250-2241
Phone: (202) 401-4336
Fax: (202) 401-3641

Editorial Board
Ken Bondioli, Louisiana State University
Terry Brandebourg, Auburn University
Jason Bruemmer, Colorado State University
Mario Calus, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Nuria Canibe, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Jeffrey Clapper, South Dakota State University
Wayne Coblentz, US Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, WI
John Cole, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD
Thomas Crenshaw, University of Wisconsin
Gary Cromwell, University of Kentucky
Candace Croney, Oregon State University
ST Ding, National Taiwan University
Shawn Donkin, Purdue University
Robert Dungan, USDA ARS, Kimberly, ID
Frank Dunshea, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sandra Edwards, Newcastle University
Mark Enns, Colorado State University
George Fahey, University of Illinois
Schelby Filley, Oregon State University
Joe Garner, Purdue University
Chad Gasser, Southern Utah University
Arthur Gilmour, Orange Agricultural Institute, Australia
Michael Gonda, South Dakota State University
Robert Goodband, Kansas State University
Kristen Govoni, University of Connecticut
Elaine Grings, ILRA-Ibadan
Matt Hersom, University of Florida
Rhonda Hoffman, Middle Tennessee State
Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan, Iowa State University
Michael Hume, USDA-ARS-SPARC College Station, TX
Brad Isler, Ferris State University
Shanna Ivey, New Mexico State
Sally Johnson, University of Florida
Bas Kemp, Wageningen University
Sung Woo Kim, North Carolina State University
Jim Klotz, USDA-ARS
Elizabeth Koutsos, Mizuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, CA
Larry Kuehn, USDA-ARS, Clay Center, NE
James Lauderdale
Kichoon Lee, Ohio State University
Tim Leeds, US Sheep Experiment Station. Dubois, ID
Xingen Lei, Cornell University
Arno Lindner, Arbeitsgruppe Pferd, Julich, Germany
Steven Lonergan, Iowa State University
Jim MacDonald, Texas Agric Exp Sta., Amarillo
Richard Mancini, University of Connecticut
Jeremy Marchant Forde, USDA Livestock Behavior Research Unit, West Lafayette, IN
Kenneth McKeever, Rutgers University
Joy Mench, University of California, Davis
Daniel Moser, Kansas State University
Gordon Murdoch, University of Idaho
Brian Nielsen, Michigan State University
Donald Joshua, Nkrumah Univeristy of Alberta
John O’Doherty, University College Dublin, Ireland
Erasmus Okine, University of Alberta
Robert Payne, Degussa Corporation
Scott Pratt, Clemson University
Chris Reinhardt, Kansas State University
Richard Reynnells, USDA-CSREES-PAS, Laurel, MD
Mikelle Roeder, Land O'Lakes Purina Feeds, Springdale, AR
Gary Rohrer, USDA-ARS, Clay Center, NE
Kari Saddoris, Akey, Lewisburg, OH
Roberto Sainz, University of California, Davis
Michael Salisbury, Angelo State University, TX
Brian Sayre, Virginia State University, Petersburg
Chris Schauer, North Dakota State University
Patricia Schoknecht, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
Kathy Soder, USDA-ARS
Sergio Soto-Navarro, New Mexico State University
Lee Southern, Louisiana State University
Matthew Spangler, University of Tennessee at Martin
Mindy Spiehs, USDA-ARS, Clay Center, NE
Burt Staniar, Penn State University
Kendall Swanson, University of Guelph
Robert Tempelman, Michigan State University
Kristine Urschel, University of Kentucky
Jeffrey Vallet, USDA-ARS, Clay Center, NE
Andrew van Kessel, University of Saskatchewan
Zhiquan Wang, University of Alberta
Terry Ward, Zinpro Corp., Eden Prairie, MN
Bob Weaber, University of Missouri
Amanda Weaver, South Dakota State University
Scott Whisnant. North Carolina State University
Tryon Wickersham, Texas A&M University
Bryon Wiegand, University of Missouri
Cathleen Williams, Louisiana State University

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Published by:

The Journal of Animal Science (JAS) is published by the American Society of Animal Science. Established in 1908, the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is a professional organization for animal scientists designed to help members provide effective leadership through research, extension, teaching and service for the dynamic and rapidly changing livestock and meat industries. The mission of ASAS is to discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge for sustainable use of animals for food and other human needs.

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