Thank you for agreeing to Peer Review this manuscript for JDR. The manuscript has been submitted for consideration as a Research Reflection or Research Review. Please take this into account in your assessment: we are looking for innovative and thought-provoking commentary and discussion, rather than original data and definitive evidence-based outcomes. You can see definitions of the article types here and you can see an overview of the whole Peer Review process here Please conduct the Review as quickly as possible, preferably within two weeks of receipt
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Journal of Dairy Research is a high quality international journal, and only publishes good research that complies with certain key criteria:
Key Scientific criteria
Research Papers must advance knowledge of relevant lactation science in a significant way and there should be the likelihood of clear benefit to human society or to dairy animals. The research must be of sufficient quality, novelty and relevance. In addition, the research should be:
Key Technical criteria
Full Research papers must be:
Research that is purely observational or which only extends existing established knowledge to a new species, breed or region should typically not be published as a Research Paper, but may be suitable for a Research Communication. Research Communications are also appropriate for research that is high quality international impact but more suited to a shorter length.
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