Editor in Chief: Dr. Garey Fox, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Editorial Board (Community Editor Call for Nominations)

Associate Editors

This peer-reviewed journal publishes research that advances the engineering of agricultural, food, and biological systems. Submissions must include original data, analysis or design, or synthesis of existing information; research information for the improvement of education, design, construction, or manufacturing practice; or significant and convincing evidence that confirms and strengthens the findings of others or that revises ideas or challenges accepted theory.

Why publish with us? Meet our Editor in Chief.

Read our journal descriptions to see which one is best for your content. Articles types include research, research briefs, review, frontier, editorial, and perspective. You may also initiate a special collection or participate in an existing open special collection.

ASABE publishes Journal of the ASABE six times a year. Open Access may be purchased for your article.

Read about publishing in Navigating the Publication Process: An ASABE Journals’ Perspective. Review the 2019 journal survey results in Changes to ASABE Journals Guided by Member Feedback.


Journal Name Change

This peer reviewed journal, Journal of the ASABE, from 2006 to 2021 was formerly named Transactions of the ASABE. This change was made by the Journal Editorial Board after considering a number of different titles.

Become a Certified Reviewer for the ASABE Journals at the Annual International Meeting

Sunday, 7/17/2022 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Cost: $0

One of the best ways for improving your ability to write peer-reviewed journal articles is to serve as a reviewer. This CPD will train participants to become better article reviewers by discussing best practices and approaches. Come learn from experienced ASABE Community Editors and Associate Editors. Completion of the CPD will earn the recognition of “ASABE Certified Reviewer”. For more details, see the editors and reviewers page.

Textbooks and Monographs

Please refer to the textbook and monograph authors web page for details about the role of reviewers and editors in that process.


ScholarOne Manuscripts is used for submission of manuscripts and the journal peer review process. See the ScholarOne Editor User Guide for assistance.

Our Community Editors and Associate Editors manage the peer-review process. You can obtain peer-review training online from Web of Science.

The ScholarOne Manuscripts website also has an extensive help section including email and phone support. Just click on the "Get Help Now" link in the upper right corner. If you need assistance, please email ManuscriptCentral@asabe.org.


Best Practices

The P-511 Journal Editorial Board adopted a Best Practices For Editors strategy to facilitate timely reviews. This document provides guidance on dealing with delays in the review cycle. Your continued input is welcome.

Reviewer Search

We now use the new Web of Science Reviewer Locator within ScholarOne. It use the manuscript title and abstract to identify potential reviewers.

Pages 25 and 26 of the latest ScholarOne release notes discuss the reviewer search. This PDF also mentions ORCID and Ringgold which may be of interest to you.

Training and User Guide

See the quick links for editor, reviewer, and ScholarOne training and user guides.

Reviewer Recognition in Publons

Publons lets you effortlessly track, verify, and showcase your peer-review activity without compromising reviewer anonymity or infringing upon journal policies. The content of the review will not be publicly displayed, and reviewers will only be associated with the journal and not the article they have reviewed.

ASABE has partnered with Publons to give you official recognition for your expert peer-review efforts. You can choose to have your reviews automatically added to your Publons profile, showcasing how often we rely on your expertise to ensure the research we publish is of the highest quality.

In ScholarOne Manuscripts, look for the question Do you want to get credit for reviewing this manuscript on Publons?

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Literature Review Service

Interested in saving some time and making sure that you cite relevant articles from the society's publications? Complete this Google form to receive a list of key articles to assist with your manuscript preparation. Note there is no obligation to incorporate suggested citations into your article. If you have questions about this optional, free service, please email eic@asabe.org. We look forward to helping you publish your research!

Page Charges Revised

The ASABE Journal Editorial Board implemented a new pricing structure for article processing charges. Under the new structure, members will receive the first three pages at no charge, pages four to seven are $100 each, and pages eight and over are $200 each. For non-members, only the first page has no charge.

The Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health charges follow the same structure, but at half the per-page charge due to its smaller page size. See more details at https://www.asabe.org/APC.

Community Editors Selected

Please welcome our new community editors! Three began their term on August 1, 2021.

  • Monica Gray, Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina - Education, Outreach, and Professional Development (EOPD)
  • Michael Pate, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Utah State University - Ergonomics, Safety, and Health (ESH)
  • Heping Zhu, USDA ARS, Ohio - Machinery Systems (MS)

Kati Migliaccio, Professor and Department Chair, University of Florida, took on the role of community editor for the NRES community on October 1.

We would like to express our appreciation to the outgoing community editors - Deepak Keshwani (EOPD), Fadi Fathallah (ESH), Bradley Fritz (MS), and Kyle Mankin (NRES).

Discount for Publishing Your AIM 2022 Presentation in Our Journals

Convert your 2022 AIM presentation to a journal article and receive a page charge discount of $100 or 10%, if over 10 pages for the final layout. You must be registered for the 2022 Annual International Meeting, present your work at the 2022 AIM, and submit your manuscript to ScholarOne by October 1, 2022. When uploading to ScholarOne, at the end of Step 1: Type, Title, & Abstract, be sure to select the special collection Annual International Meeting (AIM) Discount and include in your cover letter your 2022 AIM paper number.

Editor's Choice

Surface Irrigation in the Lower Mississippi River Basin: Trends and Innovations

Between 1950 and 2017, there was a 12-fold increase in irrigated area in Arkansas and a doubling in Louisiana. Groundwater provides over 90% of the irrigation water applied to the 4 Mha of cropland in the LMRB. Ongoing efforts to address aquifer declines have been multi-faceted and include those of producers, public institutions, and private organizations.

Recent Special Collections

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Agriculture

Computer Modeling and Statistics for Agriculture

Preferential Flow and Piping in Riparian Buffers

Agricultural Conservation Practice Effectiveness

6th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium

Global Water Security

More collections

Call for Papers


The following collections are open to submissions of manuscripts from anyone with relevant content. Please include a cover letter file with your submission that states the name of the collection chosen. Also, choose the special collection name from the list in ScholarOne Step 1.

Agricultural Conservation Practice Effectiveness II (ACPEII)

Organizers: Ruth Book, Guest Editor and Coordinator; Yongping Yuan, Guest Editor

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in the 2023 issues of Journal of the ASABE. Also see part one of this special collection.

Part two of this collection will expand on the number of agricultural conservation practices (ACPs) covered by part one. These articles will provide a comprehensive review and evaluation of the performance and cost effectiveness of ACPs on nutrient and sediment reduction. The goals of each article are to:

  • Compare, integrate, and synthesize results from published studies, conducted under different experimental settings and site conditions, to obtain a systematic understanding of mitigation efficacy.
  • Present cost analyses and general insights on performance-based costs of ACPs on reducing nutrient and sediment losses from agricultural fields.
  • Collect defensible scientific data to support and update the technical content in the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service conservation practice standards and to help the agency and other organizations document the magnitude of the nutrient loss reduction efforts in watersheds nationwide.
Manuscript submission 12/31/2022
First decision 2/1/2023
Final acceptance 5/1/2023

Soil Erosion Research Symposium

The collection will be based on presentations at the upcoming International Symposium on Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate to be held at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Kati Migliaccio, Editor, Natural Resources & Environmental Systems (NRES)
Kyle R. Mankin, Guest Editor, Special Collection Co-coordinator
Anita M. Thompson, Guest Associate Editor, Special Collection Co-coordinator

Submission Guidelines

Artificial Intelligence Applied to Agricultural and Food Systems (AIAAFS)

Organizers: Yiannis Ampatzidis, Garey Fox

Guest Editor: Yiannis Ampatzidis

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. This collection will be published in the Journal of the ASABE. This special collection is dedicated to showcasing the work of researchers and extension specialists, industry leaders, policy makers, and other pertinent stakeholders that are engaged in the application of AI to systems in agricultural production and the food chain and contributing to solutions for 2050 agricultural and food challenges.

Manuscript submission 6/1/2022
First decision 11/1/2022
Final acceptance 12/31/2022

Circular Food and Agricultural Systems (CFAS)

Organizers: Kati Migliaccio, Guest Editor and Coordinator; Garey Fox, Editor-in-Chief

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in the 2022 issues of Journal of the ASABE. These peer-reviewed articles present works that envision, redesign and/or develop pathways for transitioning current food and agricultural systems (FAS) systems into circular economy systems that:

  • design out waste,
  • keep products and materials in use,
  • regenerate natural systems,
  • provide economic benefits, and
  • are more resilient and in harmony with Earth’s ecosystems.
Manuscript submission 9/30/2021
First decision 12/1/2021
Final acceptance 2/1/2022

Additionally, a special poster session will be held at the 2021 Annual International Meeting (AIM) for presenters to showcase concepts, proposed projects, models and data analytics systems, on-going research, and other advances in food and agricultural systems that contribute to circularity and resource use efficiency. Submit your abstracts for this special poster session by February 26, 2021 to circulareconomies@asabe.org.

Watch for more details on the AIM and the circular economy initiative in the coming weeks, including the March-April issue of Resource.

Streambank Erosion, Sediment Dynamics and Restoration: Monitoring, Modeling and Case Studies (SER)

Organizers: Kyle R. Mankin, Aaron R. Mittelstet, Celso Castro-Bolinaga

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in Transactions of the ASABE or Applied Engineering for Agriculture. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • monitoring, modeling, case studies,
  • streambank stabilization, restoration, and reclamation projects,
  • success stories, lessons learned,
  • streambank erosion,
  • channel aggradation/degradation,
  • impacts on flood frequency, nutrient transport, biodiversity, recreation,
  • sediment source characterization, and
  • related topics.
Manuscript submission 3/1/2021
First decision about 4/1/2021
Final acceptance 7/1/2021

Upcoming Collections

Evapotranspiration Symposium

Organizer: Devendra Amatya
The collection will be based on presentations at the upcoming 2nd ASABE Global Evapotranspiration Symposium to be held at Nanjing, China (Postponed).

Forest Ecohydrologic Modeling

Organizer: Devendra Amatya

Frequently Cited

Review our most highly cited journal articles or see some of our most frequently cited below.

Model Evaluation Guidelines for Systematic Quantification of Accuracy in Watershed Simulations

The Soil and Water Assessment Tool: Historical Development, Applications, and Future Research Directions

SWAT: Model Use, Calibration, and Validation

Estimation of Soil Water Properties

Hydrologic and Water Quality Models: Performance Measures and Evaluation Criteria

Subsurface Drip Irrigation: A Review

Improved APEX Model Simulation of Buffer Water Quality Benefits at Field Scale

Detection of Surface and Subsurface Defects of Apples Using Structured- Illumination Reflectance Imaging with Machine Learning Algorithms

Shake-and-Catch Harvesting for Fresh Market Apples in Trellis-Trained Trees

A Relaxation Model Based on the Application of Fractional Calculus for Describing the Viscoelastic Behavior of Potato Tubers


Using LiDAR to Measure Alfalfa Canopy Height

DRAINMOD-P: A Model for Simulating Phosphorus Dynamics and Transport in Drained Agricultural Lands: I. Model Development

Comparison of Machine Learning Methods for Leaf Nitrogen Estimation in Corn Using Multispectral UAV Images

Field Performance of a Solid Set Canopy Delivery System Configured for High-Density Tall Spindle Architecture Trained Apple Canopies

Recent Open or Public Access

Soil Particle Modeling and Parameter Calibration for Use with Discrete Element Method

Coupling a Pest and Disease Damage Module with CSM-NWheat: A Wheat Crop Simulation Model

Pixel-Based Calibration and Atmospheric Correction of a UAS-Mounted Thermal Camera for Land Surface Temperature Measurements

Comparative Non-Darcian Modeling of Subsurface Preferential Flow Experimental Observations in a Riparian Buffer

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Edible Vegetable Frying Oils

Perspective: Preferential Flow in Riparian Buffers: Current Research and Future Needs

Validation and Development of Discharge Equations for 3D Printed Flumes for Flow Monitoring

An Automated Incubator for Rearing Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens)


Outstanding Associate Editors for 2020

The high quality of ASABE peer­ reviewed journal publications could not be maintained without the dedicated service of associate editors, who spend hours working closely with reviewers, authors and editors during the peer review process for each manuscript.

  • Kingsly Ambrose
  • Christopher Choi
  • Robert Grisso
  • Jianhan Lin
  • Debasmita Misra
  • Prem Parajuli
  • Anita Thompson
  • Binxin Wu
  • Heping Zhu

Outstanding Reviewers for 2020

Our peer­ reviewed journals could not be successful without reviewers willing to spend hours evaluating author manuscripts and making suggestions for improvements.

  • Kingsly Ambrose
  • Jnana Bairy
  • Bent S. Bennedsen
  • Jane A.S. Bonds
  • Ying Chen
  • Steven R. Evett
  • Shuang Fu
  • Serap Gorucu
  • Dennis W. Hallema
  • AMark Healy
  • Carol L. Jones
  • Suzanne M. Leonard
  • Mengxing Li
  • Jude Liu
  • John M. Long
  • Thomas Marek
  • Wesley M. Porter
  • Sindhuja Sankaran
  • Simerjeet S. Virk
  • Earl Vories
  • Alvin Ray Womac