Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 24, 2016 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that from 2016 it is now the co-publisher of The Professional Animal Scientist, marking a new publishing partnership with the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS), and FASS Inc.
In continuous publication since 1985, The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) is an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal that is a leading outlet for animal science research. The journal welcomes novel manuscripts on applied technology, reviews on the use or application of research-based information on animal agriculture, commentaries on contemporary issues, case studies, and technical notes. Topics considered for publication include: feed science, farm animal management and production, dairy science, meat science, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal physiology and behavior, disease control and prevention, microbiology, agricultural economics, and environmental issues related to agriculture. Beginning in 2016, themed special issues will be featured.
Under the editorial guidance of Editor-in-Chief Wayne Kellogg, PhD, Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas, and Associate Editors Andy Cole, PhD, USDA ARS, TX, and Stacey A. Gunter, PhD, USDA ARS Southern Plains Range Research Station, OK, PAS continues to be one of the premier sources of trusted, validated information for animal scientists and caters to a wide and comprehensive audience.
"The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) began in 1985 with a single issue of articles providing information to members and later expanded to provide documented reviews, research articles, technical notes, and case studies. The goal remains to provide information that can be applied readily by professionals in the animal sciences, including beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, and companion animals. With Elsevier as publisher, PAS is available internationally and welcomes appropriate manuscripts from scientists throughout the world," commented Professor Kellogg.
PAS readers are typically university, extension, and government staff; members of professional societies and related organizations; producers, commodity organizations, and related food industries; researchers and students; and consultants and companies providing products and services.
"We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to work directly with ARPAS and to be able to add this important publication to Elsevier's portfolio of animal science journals," commented Emma Bruun, Publisher for veterinary and animal sciences at Elsevier. "As a service to the journal's readership Elsevier has provided online access to the entire journal archive, which dates back to 1985, for the very first time and, for a limited time, all PAS content will be freely available to readers."
PAS supports open access publication and offers authors the option to pay an open access fee in order to make their individual paper freely available to all readers.