For many years, AMSA members have had to rely on a variety of publications to get their research published. There has been no single journal that encompasses all of the subject matter area of meat science. Most outlets are limited to certain species or to specific points in the production chain. Meat and Muscle Biology was conceived from the beginning as a journal that could meet the needs of all AMSA members. Its statement of scope is:
The purpose of Meat and Muscle Biology 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. 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.