AMSA’s new peer review journal Meat and Muscle Biology will be publishing its first articles in January. As articles become available for view, we will let AMSA members know through eNews and meatscience.org.
The journal is expected to be a huge success for the association because of three major characteristics:
1. It is a journal for all meat science topics, with a scope that includes meat products from all managed species and factors affecting quality, safety and sustainability from any point in the chain.
2. It is a Gold Open Access journal which means that all papers are freely available to anyone with an internet connection. Combined with a rapid review process, this means research results will get out to a global audience very quickly.
3. The cost of publishing in the journal is competitive with standard journals that are not open access and less than half the cost of most open access options.
Authors can find everything they need to submit articles at www.meatscience.org/mmb. And once the first articles are posted, the same address can be used to access the journal contents.
The editors and editorial board have pushed hard to make this project a reality for all AMSA members.