Well it’s been a busy time here in the office – as I have been off having bone graft surgery at the end of June and am now having to put up with a slow, but necessary recovery. Many thanks to all of you who have been in touch sending best wishes for my recovery.
There have been some excellent conferences – including the European Poultry Congress in Norway recently, which was a great success and has generated interest from authors wishing to submit review papers to WPSJ. Thanks to the organisers for publicising the opportunity for full publication with us and for anyone else organising such meetings, do be aware that WPSJ is always happy to consider suitable reviews for the Journal. Any papers that have been previously presented at a conference are issued with footnotes detailing which meetings they were given at originally.
Looking ahead, the board is holding their annual meeting in Korea at Jeju Island – which is apparently a very beautiful part of the world and somewhere worthwhile taking the time to explore outside of the Asian Pacific Poultry Conference, to be held in the third week of October.
The current issue contains papers covering a spread of topics, from disease through lighting systems, consumer preferences as well as some specialist nutrition papers. One problem we have recently had to deal with is papers coming in that are far too broad in their scope, considering the advances in many area of poultry science in the last twenty years. So we are now only taking more specific reviews on aspects, especially those relating to nutrition and zootechnical supplements. In addition, authors increasingly expect papers to be published quickly – however this is not possible with this type of Journal, as we are always running six to nine months ahead in terms of publication. So please be aware that, even with a fast turnaround on an individual paper, it will not appear for at least 2-3 issues that are published.
Looking forward to seeing many of you in Korea in October.
Dr Lucy Waldron