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Journal of Dairy Science® Journal Impact Factor increases to 4.225

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

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Philadelphia, July 7, 2022 – According to new statistics released in Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports™, the Journal Impact Factor for the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) increased 4.73% compared with last year. As a measure that quantifies the average number of citations over a specific period, the Journal Impact Factor gives authors one tool to assess the quality of scientific journals. As such, the increase in JDS’s Journal Impact Factor from 4.034 to 4.225 is significant for the journal.

“The quality of research published in JDS has remained very high, even as the journal continues to climb in the number of papers published each year. We have a great source of pride in our authors and that they choose to publish with us when there are many choices available,” said Editor-in-Chief Paul Kononoff, PhD, University of Nebraska. “Our reviewers and section editors put in considerable effort to shaping that content to ensure JDS is an indispensable tool for all dairy scientists. It is gratifying that much of our content drives the growth, improvement, and sustainability of the world’s dairy industries.”

A Journal Impact Factor of 4.225 places JDS sixth out of 62 journals in the Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Science category, which ranks JDS in the first quartile. In 2021, the journal had 77,957 citations to content published in 2019 and 2020. The journal also received its highest five-year Impact Factor (4.987), indicating that articles in JDS continue to be cited well beyond the immediate two-year period following publication. In the Food Science and Technology category, JDS is ranked 48th out of 143 journals, which is in the second quartile.

The new rankings validate the journal’s claim as the leading peer-reviewed general dairy research journal in the world. Since 1997, JDS has been ranked in the top six by Journal 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 the contributions JDS makes to the global community of dairy scientists,” Kononoff added, “and we are pleased that JDS continues to be the best resource for this material and are committed to continued growth and improvement of our publication.”

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