Editorial Board

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This peer-reviewed journal publishes applications of engineering and technology research that address agricultural, food, and biological systems problems. Submissions must include results of practical experiences, tests, or trials presented in a manner and style that will allow easy adaptation by others; results of reviews or studies of installations or applications with substantially new or significant information not readily available in other refereed publications; or a description of successful methods of techniques of education, outreach, or technology transfer.

Why publish with us? Meet our previous Editor in Chief.

Read our journal descriptions to see which one is best for your content. Article 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 Applied Engineering in Agriculture 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.


New NRES Open Access Journal

The new Journal of Natural Resources and Agricultural Ecosystems will begin publishing in January 2023. You can submit manuscripts to it using ScholarOne. Contact NRES Community Editor Kati Migliaccio (UF) for questions regarding the new NRES journal.

Literature Review Service (paused until new EIC is appointed)

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 is 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.

Discount for Publishing Your AIM 2024 Presentation in Our Journals

Further develop your AIM non-refereed presentation into a high-quality peer reviewed manuscript, submit to the ASABE journals, and receive a page charge discount of $100 or 10%, if over 10 pages for the final layout. You must be registered for the annual meeting, present your work at the AIM, and submit your manuscript to ScholarOne by October 1, 2024. Note that all manuscripts must go through our high-quality review process to be published in the ASABE journals. 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 AIM paper number.

Editor's Choice

Assessment of Spring Potential for Sustainable Agriculture: A Case Study in Lesser Himalayas

In this study, an attempt is made to understand the potential of a spring for agricultural water use by evaluating the crop water requirement and potential improved strategies to increase the water productivity. Analysis proves that crop evapotranspiration is higher (946-1062 mm) for crops with extended duration (165-180 days) as compared to evapotranspiration (92.91 mm) of short duration (60 days) crops. The total water requirement for major crops in the area is 6411.35 mm and the monitored spring has the potential to supplement this water requirement. Adopting the system of rice intensification to increase the rice yield (by 49%), increases the water productivity. The sensitivity analysis of benefit to cost suggests that, an increase in the crop yield by 30% can increase the revenue in the study area by Rs.3687197, which is 217% more than the input costs. Therefore, it is essential to optimize the available water and area for irrigation to achieve the global water security for increasing population. Further, utilizing springs as potential irrigation sources will support rural community in meeting domestic water requirement and achieving environmental sustainability. Findings of this study will help in planning and implementing management strategies that are resilient in the face of future changes and improve the economic condition of farmers.

Recent Special Collections

Circular Food and Agricultural Systems (CFAS)

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.

Regenerative Agriculture

Srinivasulu Ale, Meetpal Kukal, and Xiaoyu Feng, Associate Guest Editors
Kati Migliaccio, Community Editor, Natural Resources & Environmental Systems, ASABE Journals
Garey Fox, Editor-In-Chief, ASABE Journals

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in the 2024 issues of our open access Journal of Natural Resources and Agricultural Ecosystems or hybrid Journal of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Review our journal descriptions before submitting.

This special collection welcomes papers from a wide range of topics and community contributions related to evaluation of multidimensional impacts of regenerative agricultural practices, including, but not limited to, (1) biophysical impacts, i.e., on soil-plant-atmospheric continuum, resource use efficiency, etc.; (2) environmental, economic, and social outcomes; and (3) technological innovations that streamline and promote adoption of such practices. Experts from within ASABE as well as other synergistic disciplines are invited to participate.


Manuscript submission 12/31/2024 (extended)
First decision 3/15/2025
Final acceptance 6/15/2025

Cyberbiosecurity: Securing Water and Agricultural Systems

Organizer: Feras A. Batarseh, Special Collection Coordinator/Guest Associate Editor

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in the 2024 issues of Journal of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture.

As it is becoming increasingly evident, more data are being collected via digital and sensor technologies at water and agricultural systems. Such data are used for intelligent decision making, precision farming, smart irrigation, agricultural production, physical systems control, water quality measurement, and agricultural sustainability.

Consequently, the security and safety of agricultural and water resources are now, more than any other time, connected to digital tools (such as drones), artificial intelligence (AI), and data engineering exercises; and hence, directly affected by Cybersecurity. Cyber attacks are on the rise in all domains; affecting the security of systems, algorithms, and data; biological systems are not an exception (hence the term: Cyberbiosecurity).

This collection presents works that survey, envision, redesign and/or develop methods for (including but not limited to):

  • safeguarding data and algorithms in all forms of biological systems,
  • protecting and mitigating against cyber-attacks,
  • data governance,
  • AI-driven methods for bio-security and data management,
  • data/AI engineering best practices related to water and agricultural systems,
  • the application of data/AI methods by farmers and operators,
  • optimizing data science aspects such as data wrangling and preprocessing,
  • AI/data-driven outlier detection and mitigation,
  • data assurance and quality challenges,
  • AI algorithms’ deployment and management,
  • the assurance and validation of AI algorithms,
  • data/AI-driven environmental laws and policies’ analysis,
  • securing sensors and other forms of digital technology in biological systems contexts,
  • detecting cyber breaches, ransomware, data poisoning attack and all forms of adversarial breaches, as well as,
  • other tangential and related research areas.
Manuscript submission 3/31/2024
Publication 9/30/2024

Digital Water: Computing Tools, Technologies, and Trends

Organizers: Kati Migliaccio, Editor, Natural Resources and Environmental Systems; Debabrata Sahoo, Special Collection Coordinator/Guest Associate Editor; Sherry Hunt, Guest Associate Editor; Sushant Mehan, Guest Associate Editor

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in the 2024 issues of Journal of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture.

There is a higher need than ever to understand the water, its health, availability, and distribution comprehensively over different spatial-temporal scales as an integrated system for better planning and management of water resources. The digital revolution with the advent and application of various active and passive electronic devices, sensors, cloud computing, communication and information systems modeling has improved understanding of water resources and their management. With the focus that digital water is a future to promising better sustainability, this special issue proposal focuses on Digital Water and its early applications in different areas of water resources planning and management. The collection will cover topics, including,

  • the design and/or application of active and passive sensors, networks, and their applications in the management and planning of water resources,
  • machine learning-driven, artificial intelligence-driven smart and intelligent water networks and systems,
  • machine to machine communications (M2M), real-time and information systems using the applications of cloud and edge computing, blockchains, the Internet of Things (IoT), and
  • data-driven predictive modeling, early-preparedness plans during extreme events, and other decision-making tools and applications informing and improving water resources supply and management (hydrology, hydraulics, and water quality).
Manuscript submission 9/1/2023
First decision about 11/1/2023
Final acceptance 2/1/2024

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 International Symposium on Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate that was held in 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

Upcoming Collections

11th International Drainage Symposium

The collection will be based on presentations at the 11th International Drainage Symposium that was held from August 30 to September 2, 2022 in Des Moines, Iowa. Guest editors are Mohamed Youssef and Zhiming Qi.

Evapotranspiration Symposium

Organizer: Devendra Amatya
The collection will be based on presentations at the 2nd ASABE Global Evapotranspiration Symposium to be held October 23-27, 2023 at Penn State.

Frequently Cited

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

Reference Crop Evapotranspiration from Temperature

Characterization of Crude Glycerol from Biodiesel Production from Multiple Feedstocks

Farm’s Sequence of Adoption of Information-intensive Precision Agricultural Technology

Waste To Wisdom: Utilizing Forest Residues for the Production of Bioenergy and Biobased Products

Wireless Sensor Network Effectively Controls Center Pivot Irrigation of Sorghum

The Economics of Biomass Logistics and Conversion Facility Mobility: An Oregon Case Study

Protected Agriculture in Extreme Environments: A Review of Controlled Environment Agriculture in Tropical, Arid, Polar, and Urban Locations

Swine Finishing Room Air Infiltration: Part 1. Quantification and Prediction

Physical Properties of White and Black Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)


Factory-Calibrated Soil Water Sensor Performance Using Multiple Installation Orientations and Depths

A Soil Water Balance Model for Subsurface Water Management

Effect of Shaking Location and Duration on Mechanical Harvesting of Fresh Market Apples

Variety Effects on Cotton Yield Monitor Calibration

Recent Open or Public Access

Effect of Collector Size on Center Pivot Water Depth Catch

Potential Water Conservation Using Site-Specific Variable Rate Irrigation

Identifying Advantages and Disadvantages of Variable Rate Irrigation: An Updated Review

Comparison of Stationary and Moving Infrared Thermometer Measurements Aboard a Center Pivot

Kansas Center Pivot Uniformity Evaluation Overview

The Impact of Historical Gin Stand Technologies on Cotton Fiber and Seed Quality

Calibration of Stainless Steel-edged V-Notch Weir Stop Logs for Water Level Control Structures


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
  • Mark 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