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Elsevier & ADSA® Proudly Announce Winners of Third Annual Journal of Dairy Science® Most-Cited Awards


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Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, and the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) proudly announce the winners of the third annual Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) Most-Cited Awards. Papers published in JDS throughout 2010 were eligible and citations from date of publication until April 15, 2013, were taken into consideration. Awards are conferred in each of the four sections comprising the journal’s content: Dairy Foods; Physiology and Management; Nutrition, Feeding and Calves; and Genetics and Breeding.

“The number of citations a published study receives is an indicator of its importance to its research community. Our intent in recognizing the Journal of Dairy ScienceMost-Cited Awards program is to formally recognize contributors to JDS whose work is significantly impacting research and the dairy industry,” commented Roger D. Shanks, PhD, editor-in-chief of JDS and professor emeritus, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana. “While US-based, we are truly international in scope, an indication of which is the fact that two of the four corresponding authors are outside of the US.”

Award-winning papers receiving the highest number of citations in each of four sections are:

Section: Dairy Foods
Madureira, A. R., T. Tavares, A. M. P. Gomes, M. E. Pintado, and F. X. Malcata. 2010. Invited review: Physiological properties of bioactive peptides obtained from whey proteins. J. Dairy Sci. 93(2):437–455.

Corresponding author: F. Xavier Malcata, Centro de Biotecnologia e Quımica Fina (CBQF)/Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, P-4200-072 Porto, Portugal (at time of publication); F. Xavier Malcata, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, e-mail: (currently)

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Section: Physiology and Management
Ospina, P. A., D. V. Nydam, T.Stokol, and T. R. Overton. 2010. Evaluation of nonesterified fatty acids and β-hydroxybutyrate in transition dairy cattle in the northeastern United States: Critical thresholds for prediction of clinical diseases. J. Dairy Sci. 93(2): 546–554.

Corresponding author: D. V. Nydam, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

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Section: Nutrition, Feeding and Calves
Rotz, C. A., F. Montes, and D. S. Chianese. 2010. The carbon footprint of dairy production systems through partial life cycle assessment. J. Dairy Sci. 93(3):1266–1282.

Corresponding author: Al Rotz, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

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Section: Genetics and Breeding
Aguilar, I., I. Misztal, D. L. Johnson, A. Legarra, S. Tsuruta, and T. J. Lawlor. 2010. Hot topic: A unified approach to utilize phenotypic, full pedigree, and genomic information for genetic evaluation of Holstein final score. J. Dairy Sci. 93(2):743–752.

Corresponding author: Ignacio Aguilar, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Las Brujas 90200, Uruguay

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(Affiliations listed are at time of publication)

Authors of most-cited articles published in the Journal of Dairy Science were recognized at the annual meeting of ADSA, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 8–12. For additional information visit:

Notes for Editors

About Journal of Dairy Science
Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), official journal of the American Dairy Science Association, is co-published by Elsevier and the Federation of Animal Science Societies for the American Dairy Science Association. It is the leading general dairy research journal in the world. JDS readers represent education, industry, and government agencies in more than 70 countries with interests in biochemistry, breeding, economics, engineering, environment, food science, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, processing, public health, quality assurance, and sanitation. JDS is ranked number 1 with a 5-year Impact Factor of 3.009 in the Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science category of the Journal Citation Reports® 2013, published by Thomson Reuters..

About The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), a member of the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS), is an international organization of educators, scientists and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

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