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Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology: Celebrating 10 Successful Years

Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology (JASB) was first launched as a subscription journal in Animal Science in June 2010 and switched to Open Access two years later when it started publishing with BMC in 2012.

During the past 10 years, JASB has been focusing on the cutting-edge research and advanced technologies in a wide range of research areas including animal genetics, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, feedstuffs and animal products. The journal has well served the community and become a platform for researchers to exchange of new advances and discoveries in the field of animal sciences. Well-respected in the field, JASB has continually placed in the first quartile of the “Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science” category of Journal Citation Reports by Clarivate Analytics.

To mark the 10th anniversary, we are looking back at the journal’s milestone achievements and highlights as we look forward to the next ten years.

Our Milestones

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Comments from community

Professor Fuller W. Bazer, Texas A&M University, USA

JASB is now a leading journal in animal sciences due to excellent leadership of Professor Defa Li and Dr. Changhua Lai and their selection of an international group of scientists who area leaders in their disciplines. The original papers and review articles in JASB have definitely attracted the attention of scientists around the world. The high number of citations of JASB reflects the high quality of the papers published in the journal.

Professor Dorian Garrick, Massey University, New Zealand

Environmental circumstances are constantly changing, and this is equally true in animal production as it is for scientific publication. Just as species must adapt to fill new ecological niches, so must journal publishers adapt or new publishers will enter the market. A small number of high-quality journals once met most of the needs of those interested in communications in animal science. But developments in electronic publication, user demand for open-access material, researcher needs for shorter turn-around-times for publication, increased investment in animal research in China, and recognition that English is the language of science communication, were all creating new challenges. Despite some reservations about the need for another animal science journal when JASB was being proposed, the management team were passionate about the opportunity and being able to meet the challenges. Their track record has shown beyond doubt that there was a true need for a new peer-reviewed high-quality international journal. I am proud to have played a small part in the first decade of success of JASB, which has now built a strong foundation for the future.

Professor Malcolm Watford, Rutgers University, USA

I was honored to receive an invitation to be a founding Associate Editor for the journal. In the past ten years, JASB published many outstanding original research and review articles, so it has been ranked as one of high impact journals in Animal Science and included in several major search engines. This clearly reflects the hard work by Dr. Li, my fellow Associate Editors, and especially our Executive and Managing Editors. I hope that the journal could go further and achieve continuous success.

Professor Sung Woo Kim, North Carolina State University, USA

Congratulations on 10th Year Anniversary! JASB made such a big achievement and I am humbly pleased to be a part of this excellent team.

Professor Jianxin Liu, Zhejiang University, China

Heartfelt congratulations to the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology (JASB)! Ten years ago, the international publications of animal science and technology in China came from nothing; and now JASB has become an important publication in animal science with great international reputation. As one of the JASB editorial board members, I am very pleased with such a great success and achievement. I sincerely thank Professor Defa Li, the EiC, and all the editors in the editorial office for their continuous and hard work. I wish the JASB continue to maintain its advantages and develop much better.

Professor Weiyun Zhu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology (JASB) provides a platform that facilitates the exchange of new advances and discoveries in the field of animal sciences and builds a bridge that brings world-class scientists together to develop biotechnologies towards the future sustainable livestock production. Many congratulations on the 10th anniversary of JASB.

Editor's highlights: featured articles in 10 years



Dietary requirements of synthesizable amino acids by animals: a paradigmshift in protein nutrition
by Wu, G.


Essential oil and aromatic plants as feed additives in non-ruminant nutrition: a review by Zeng, Z. et al.


Association between heat stress and oxidative stress in poultry; mitochondrial dysfunction and dietary
interventions with phytochemicals
 by Akbarian, A. et al.


Rumen methanogens and mitigation of methane emission by anti-methanogenic compounds and
 by Patra, A. et al.


Nutritional value of a partially defatted and a highly defatted black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens
L.) meal for broiler chickens: apparent nutrient digestibility, apparent metabolizable energy and
apparent ileal amino acid digestibility
 by Schiavone, A. et al.


The ruminal microbiome associated with methane emissions from ruminant livestock by Tapio, I. et al.


Black soldier fly defatted meal as a dietary protein source for broiler chickens: Effects on growth
performance, blood traits, gut morphology and histological features
 by Dabbou, S. et al.


The dynamics of the piglet gut microbiome during the weaning transition in association with health
and nutrition
 by Guevarra, R.B. et al.


Piglet gut microbial shifts early in life: causes and effects by Guevarra, R.B. et al.


Strategies to modulate the intestinal microbiota and their effects on nutrient utilization, performance,
and health of poultry
 by Yadav, S. & Jha, R.


Featured thematic series

Gut microbiota of poultry
Edited by: Prof Guolong Zhang

Pig gut microbiota: Challenges and opportunities to improve the pig
Edited by: Prof Paolo Trevisi and Prof Jürgen Zentek

Frontier research in intestinal health of pigs and chickens
Edited by: Prof Sung Woo Kim

Genome editing in domestic animals
Edited by: Prof Jae Yong Han

Animal reproductive biology
Edited by: Prof Fuller Bazer

Gastrointestinal microbial ecology and functionality
Edited by: Prof Jianxin Liu and Prof Weiyun Zhu

Alternatives to antibiotics as growth promoters for use in swine production
Edited by: Prof Phil Thacker

Fat nutrition and metabolism in food animals
Edited by: Prof Jack Odle

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