Sun. Jun 16th, 2024
Transitioning applied animal science archives to full gold open access

The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and Elsevier have announced that Applied Animal Science (AAS) has transitioned to a 100% gold open access publishing model since January. This means that researchers, students, and all animal science professionals now have free access to the wealth of knowledge within the journal’s extensive archive from continuous publication since 1985.

Previously, access to some articles required a subscription or individual purchase. However, with this move to open access, anyone can now read, download, and share these valuable research findings without any financial or administrative barriers. David K. Beede, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of AAS, highlighted the importance of this move, stating that it is a tremendous step forward for the journal. Making the entire back catalog freely available ensures that critical research on animal production, welfare, and health reaches a wider audience and has a greater impact.

The open access conversion of AAS’s back catalog aligns with the growing movement toward increased accessibility of scientific research. This initiative promotes knowledge sharing, fosters collaboration, and ultimately accelerates advancements in the field of animal science. Readers interested in exploring the newly available articles can find all past issues at or at

For more information on how to submit an article to AAS or how to learn more about Elsevier’s open access publishing policies

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