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Join the Editorial Board

Dairy Science and Management is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. We welcome applications from researchers with a keen interest in open science and improving the reproducibility and transparency of scientific research. We are looking for people with a research background in dairy science or the management and welfare of dairy species. These species are not limited to cows but can include goats and sheep, or any other dairy animals.

Dairy Science and Management scope and ethos

Dairy Science and Management is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on innovative research about the management of dairy animals, the production of dairy products and the related food security considerations. 

We do not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.


We are seeking researchers who are committed to open accessdata sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.

Suitable candidates should:

have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in reputableEnglish languagepeer-reviewed journals;  be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years; have demonstrable expertise that fits within the scope and the need of the journal.

Suitable Editorial Board Members for Dairy Science and Management also must:

support the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to represent Dairy Science and Management within the scientific community; provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts fulfil the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.

Role and responsibilities

The Editorial Board Member is primarily responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting suitable reviewers who meet the Journal’s requirements and recommends decisions on the basis of the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the Journal’s editorial policies.

An Editorial Board Member for Dairy Science and Management should be willing to handle a up to 10 manuscripts per year across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area, bearing in mind that meeting this target may depend on the journal's receipt of a sufficient number of submissions.

We also encourage all of our Editors to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research.

Our Editorial Board Members will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. The Editorial Board Members will report to the in-house Editor.

More information on Editorial Board Responsibilities can be found here.

Interested in applying?

If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member for Dairy Science and Management and you meet the criteria above, please email to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.