BSAS Representative - animal Management Board

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We are looking for a BSAS Member, for this voluntary position, who is an active researcher with experience of publishing in high quality academic journals or perhaps an R&D director of a company working in the field of animal science application who publish their research in journals, to be a BSAS representative on the animal Management Board.

animal, a monthly international journal of animal bioscience, publishing 250 peer-reviewed articles a year, is published in collaboration with the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) and the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) has entered into a new publishing agreement with Elsevier beginning 1st January, 2021. As part of this agreement, animal will move to Gold Open Access (OA), with all future published articles being shared worldwide.

The long-term aim is to develop high quality scientific publications led by the flagship journal animal. The business of scientific publishing is highly competitive and the landscape is continually changing. Therefore, the animal Consortium’s business priority, delivered via the animal Management Board, is to strengthen its leadership position in high-quality science whilst maintaining a balanced financial position.

As animal goes through the process of change, the representative must be prepared to and have the time to commit, not only attending management board meetings but to being actively involved in working groups, with our partners at INRAE and EAAP.

This is an exciting time to be involved with the journal and an opportunity to help develop animal and consortium activities, supporting BSAS and animal science.

 

Criteria for animal Management Board member selection

Essential

  • Experience as an author (number/quality of papers; relevant field)
  • Experience as an editor (one or more journals)
  • Ability to work , with partners, as a team member
  • Able to commit time and effort to the development of animal and other projects

Desired

  • Experience in Society management/other aspects of supporting the wider research environment
  • Experience in journal development or management
  • Experience in industry and publishing applied research
  • Business strategy management including financial planning

How to apply:

Please include a short profile, a statement as to why you would like to become a BSAS representative to the animal Management Board and what skills and experience you would bring to the animal consortium, together with a copy of your CV.

The closing date for applications is the 9th October 2020. To apply please contact Maggie Mitchell, Chief Executive maggie.mitchell@bsas.org.uk

 

Notes:

Current Position

animal, a monthly international journal of animal bioscience, publishing 250 peer-reviewed articles a year, is published in collaboration with the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) and the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) has announced it has entered into a new publishing agreement with Elsevier beginning 1st January, 2021.

As part of this agreement, animal will move to Gold Open Access (OA), with all future published articles being shared worldwide.

The current publishing trend is moving strongly in the direction of Open Access as more and more journals and their authors are seeing the need to remove the “pay for view” restrictions of the subscription model. In addition, a growing number of research funding institutions and companies are now requesting Open Access to increase the availability of the research they choose to support financially.

In keeping with the vision for animal to be the world’s most respected resource for animal sciences, it is believed that the move from subscription-based journals to an Open Access publishing model, making scientific articles freely available at no expense to the readers, is essential to our securing the availability of animal science results to all in line with the general movement for open science publication.

Authors will realise the benefits of making their research findings more readily available, more citable and more applicable throughout the animal science sector.

 

About animal

A monthly international journal of animal bioscience publishing original, cutting-edge research and reviews on animal sciences, covering subjects including:

  • Breeding and genetics
  • Nutrition: Monogastrics, Ruminants
  • Physiology and functional biology
  • Welfare and behaviour
  • Health management
  • Livestock systems
  • Precision livestock farming
  • Quality of animal products

animal is one of the top animal and veterinary science journals, publishing the best, innovative and cutting-edge science that relates to animals (farmed or managed). Papers are accepted from all species if they are in, or contribute knowledge to, animal production systems. animal publishes novel and original research papers, horizon-scanning reviews and critically informative opinion papers, it is essential reading for all animal scientists, stakeholders and policy makers. IMPACT FACTOR · 2.4 · 9 out of 63 Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science

 

animal Partners

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is a charity that works to improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and to ensure research and knowledge transfer has a practical and beneficial application. We work with animal science and industry specialists to provide improvements in:

· the welfare and productivity of farmed animals to help produce quality, safe and environmentally sustainable food;

· animal health and welfare; and the care of equine, companion and zoo animals.

European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) is an international scientific organisation promoting research, discussion, debate and dissemination of high quality and relevant animal science findings amongst the scientific communities, the livestock industry, civil society and groups with interests in livestock production.

National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) is committed to exploring the frontiers of science and performing high-calibre research that is globally relevant. The institute makes major contributions to European research and participates in European research programmes.

Publisher

Elsevier is the largest global publisher of scientific journals with a strong leadership position in the publishing of life science journals. Elsevier currently publishes over 400 peer-reviewed Open Access journals and has transitioned many other scientific journals from subscription models to Open Access.

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