Thank you for agreeing to Peer Review this manuscript for JDR. The manuscript has been submitted for consideration as a Research Communication. You can see a definition of article types here and an overview of the whole Peer Review process here Please conduct the Review as quickly as possible, preferably within two to three weeks from receipt
The Peer Review decision has three options:
Please enter the correct manuscript reference, which will be in the format firstauthorsurname nnnn
Please enter the correct article type, Research Communication, Regional Research Communication or Technical Research Communication as given by the author
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 Communications 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:
The scientific assessment is yes/no, where "no" means rejection
Key Technical criteria
Research Communications must be:
Research that is purely observational or which only extends existing established knowledge to a new species, breed or region and research that describes a new technique may be suitable for the appropriate categories of Regional Research Communication or Technical Research Communication
Guidance for Authors
If you have chosen to recommend rejection, you should use the Guidance for Authors to explain why you came to this decision. Please state your reasons clearly and succinctly.
If you have chosen to recommend revision, please clearly state the changes you would like to see in a way that will help the authors to revise the manuscript. Please focus on scientific issues; there is no need to correct grammatical faults.
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