Animal Journal revamps content to reflect changing animal science sector

Animal, the internationally-renowned animal science journal published in collaboration with BSAS, is launching two new sections to reflect the developments in the sector.

From 2018, the journal will include sections on precision livestock farming and health management as part of efforts to ensure the publication continues to be at the forefront of animal biosciences and agriculture.Dairy robot

The precision livestock farming section will be aimed at the development and implementation of animal-centric, sensor-based technologies (such as dairy robots, pictured) to support husbandry and management decisions.

Meanwhile the health management section will encompass preventative medicine, which is critical to limit development of disease and can help cure and reduce the risk of illness in all types of livestock production systems.

Bruce Beveridge, BSAS chief executive, said expanding the journal’s scope to include precision livestock farming and health management supported the development of research in those areas.

The decision to include the new sections coincides with the tenth anniversary of the collaboration between BSAS, EAAP and INRA in producing the journal.

Animal publishes about 250 high-quality papers every year, which is reflected in its current impact factor of 1.92.

Published by Cambridge University Press, the publication is now ranked fifth out of 58 in the agriculture, dairy and animal science sector.

Members of BSAS can access the journal for free. More information and details on how to submit a paper