About Meat and Muscle Biology

Meat and Muscle Biology is the premier, international, fully open access journal that is a publication home for a broad scope of high quality, peer-reviewed manuscripts on all aspects of meat science (including meat derived from domestic mammals, avian species, aquaculture species, amphibians, wild capture mammals, synthetic meat analogs and cell culture) applied muscle biology and related topics.

Scope and Purpose

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) fosters community and professional development among individuals who create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high quality meat.

The purpose of the Muscle and Meat Biology (MMB) journal is to provide an appropriate medium for the dissemination of interdisciplinary and international knowledge on all antemortem and postmortem factors that influence the properties of meat that are marketed for human consumption.

MMB is a gold open access online publication, allowing maximum exposure immediately after publication and extending its reach freely across the globe. High quality, pertinent, and timely basic and applied research will be published on meat and muscle biology from domestic mammals, avians, aquaculture species, amphibians, wild capture mammals, and synthetic meat analogs. Topics can include any factors affecting meat and its use, including production, quality, composition, processing, safety, and value of edible products including muscle biology and biochemistry, human nutrition, food safety, sensory evaluation, consumer science, new or improved meat related analytical procedures, processing and sensing technologies, and marketing of meat products.

Types of papers considered for publication, with all undergoing peer review:

  • Original research articles
  • Review papers by invitation or unsolicited
  • Short Communications
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference abstracts (as one paper) that are accepted for the AMSA annual meeting
  • Proceedings of the RMC by invitation only

The Editorial Board is committed to minimizing the time to decision for the articles submitted. Editorial policies are established by the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Editorial Board in conjunction with the AMSA Board of Directors. The views given in articles published in MMB are the opinions of the author(s) and do not represent the official policy of the author’s institution or company, AMSA, MMB, or the MMB Editorial Board. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the experimental protocols, design, sampling, analyses, collection of data, and interpretation in MMB papers is scientifically valid and is accurately represented.


Articles from MMB are deposited with CLOCKSS and Portico to ensure preservation and long-term access.