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 Transactions 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.

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Journal Name Change

This peer reviewed journal, Transactions of the ASABE, will be renamed to Journal of the ASABE beginning in 2022. This change was made by the Journal Editorial Board after considering a number of different titles.

Page Charges Revised

The ASABE Journal Editorial Board is implementing 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 2021 Presentation in Our Journals

Convert your 2021 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 2021 Annual International Meeting, present your work at the 2021 AIM, and submit your manuscript to ScholarOne by October 1, 2021. 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 2021 AIM paper number.

Editor's Choice

Modeling Soil-Metal Sliding Resistance

In this study, a mathematical model was developed to express the components of soil-metal sliding resistance for a clay soil as functions of applied normal stress and sliding path length. The model is restricted to soil containing enough moisture to exhibit cohesive strength, but not so much moisture to exhibit gross plastic behavior. Soil-metal sliding resistance data, different from those used to develop the model, were acceptably simulated, as the mean square error between the simulated sliding resistance and the measured sliding resistance ranged from 0.653 to 2.44.

Recent Special Collections

Agricultural Conservation Practice Effectiveness

6th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium

Global Water Security

Wetland Ecosystem Resilience

Center Pivot Irrigation Tech Transfer

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Call for Papers

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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.

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.

Deadlines
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 Transactions 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.
Deadlines
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.
Deadlines
Manuscript submission 3/1/2021
First decision about 4/1/2021
Final acceptance 7/1/2021

Preferential Flow and Piping (PFP) in Riparian Buffers

Organizers: Kyle R. Mankin, Derek Heeren, Lucie Guertault

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:

  • mechanisms of PFP in the vadose zone,
  • preferential flow in surface runoff,
  • field and/or laboratory experiments,
  • modeling PFP,
  • impacts of PFP on flow and transport, and
  • impacts of PFP on surface water quality.
Deadlines
Manuscript submission 9/1/2020
First decision about 11/1/2020
Final acceptance 2/1/2021

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

Recent

Smart Spray Analytical System for Orchard Sprayer Calibration: A-Proof-of-Concept and Preliminary Results

Wetland Ecosystem Resilience: Protecting and Restoring Valuable Ecosystems

Modeling Aerially Applied Sprays: An Update to AGDISP Model Development

Quantifying Nitrate Dynamics of a Confluence Floodplain Wetland in a Disturbed Appalachian Watershed: High-Resolution Sensing and Modeling

Nitrate Removal by Floating Treatment Wetlands Amended with Spent Coffee: A Mesocosm-Scale Evaluation

Recent Open or Public Access

Corn and Sorghum ET, E, Yield, and CWP as Affected by Irrigation Application Method: SDI versus Mid-Elevation Spray Irrigation

Precision Agriculture and Irrigation: Current U.S. Perspectives

Soil Structure and Texture Effects on the Precision of Soil Water Content Measurements with a Capacitance- Based Electromagnetic Sensor

Global Water Security: Current Research and Priorities for Action

The Potential Resiliency of a Created Tidal Marsh to Sea Level Rise

Seasonal and Intra-Event Nutrient Levels in Farmed Prairie Potholes of the Des Moines Lobe

A Review of In-Canopy and Near-Canopy Sprinkler Irrigation Concepts

Low-Energy Precision Application (LEPA) Irrigation: A Forty-Year Review

Awards

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