The National Mastitis Council (NMC) opened its submission site for the 2021 Technology Transfer Session (TTS), which will be held in conjunction with the NMC Annual Meeting, Jan. 25-28, in Dallas. Manuscripts are due Sept. 30.
NMC Research Committee members will review submitted papers during October and inform authors in November regarding the status (accepted or rejected) of their paper(s). The review committee considers these factors when evaluating the papers:
- Manuscript is based on accepted scientific or educational practices.
- Subject matter aligns with NMC’s mission and goals.
- Work reported is complete.
- Data and statistical validity are presented.
- Reasonable conclusions are drawn based on the data presented.
- NMC policy on commercialism is not violated.
- Manuscript is written in English.
NMC accepts four types of papers:
- research articles
- general interest articles
- review articles
- case reports
Each article should contain an introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions/recommendations, and references. When authors submit papers, they must include an interpretive summary and keywords. However, these are not included as part of the article.
NMC strives to provide quality papers – focused on educational content – which is free of commercial influence or bias. Manuscripts and posters are not to be used as platforms for commercial sales, promotions and/or advertising. Excessive use of brand names, product names, trade names and/or trademarks is not allowed.
TTS supplements the NMC Annual Meeting program by providing additional information through posters and one-on-one interaction. Ten posters will be presented orally during the Research and Development Summaries Session on Jan. 27.
NMC is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.