Aims & Scope

JDS Communications (JDSC) is an open access journal. Authors who publish in JDSC make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible worldwide. JDSC authors pay an article publishing charge (APC), have a choice of license options, and retain copyright to their published work.

The APC for JDSC is USD 1,275. Members of the American Dairy Science Association receive a discounted price of USD 772.50. Learn more about becoming an ADSA member and receiving a discounted APC. Still have questions? Read the FAQ page for further information.

An official journal of the American Dairy Science Association, JDS Communications publishes narrowly focused, hypothesis-driven original research studies designed to answer a specific question on the production or processing of milk or milk products intended for human consumption. In addition to short research articles, JDS Communications publishes mini reviews unsolicited, concise review papers. Research published in this journal is broadly divided into the production of milk from food animals (nutrition, physiology, health, genetics, and management) and processing of milk for human consumption (dairy foods). JDS Communications aims for rapid turnaround and a short time to publication.