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

Editorial Board

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. 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 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.


Search for New Journals Editor in Chief

See the position posting for details. Review of applications will occur before the annual meeting in July. We hope to choose someone soon and have opportunity for the current EIC to transition at the AIM.

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 Editor in Chief Garey Fox (NCSU) or NRES Community Editor Kati Migliaccio (UF) for questions regarding the new NRES journal.

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, 7/9/2023 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. Learn about the peer-review process and how to write a helpful review. Come learn from experienced ASABE Community Editors and Associate Editors. Completion of the CPD will earn the recognition of “ASABE Certified Reviewer”. Consider sharing our flyer with a peer.

Target Audience: This CPD will target newer authors and reviewers but is open to all that are interested in serving as reviewers for the ASABE journals.

Instructors: Garey Fox, NC State University, ASABE Editor-in-Chief; Kati Migliaccio, University of Florida, ASABE NRES Community Editor; Monica Gray, Coastal Carolina University; Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, South Dakota State University.

Thanks to generous sponsorships from Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, NC State University, Texas A&M University, University of Florida, University of Nebraska, and Virginia Tech, the CPD is free but requires registration through the ASABE AIM registration portal.

Literature Review Service (paused until September)

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! Their term starts August 1, 2022.

  • Seung-Chul Yoon, Research Electronics Engineer, Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit, U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Information Technology, Sensors, and Control Systems (ITSC)
  • Shafi Rahman, former professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, Plant, Animal, and Facility Systems (PAFS)

We would like to express our appreciation to the outgoing community editors - Naiqian Zhang (ITSC) and Jun Zhu (PAFS).

Discount for Publishing Your AIM 2023 Presentation in Our Journals

Further develop your 2023 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, 2023. Note that all manuscripts must go through our high-quality review process to be published in the ASABE journals.

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

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.

Constructed Wetlands

Aaron Mittelstet and Tiffany Messer, 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. Review our journal descriptions before submitting.

This special collection welcomes papers from a wide range of topics related to the design, effectiveness and challenges of constructed wetlands, including floating treatment wetlands and their impact on the local ecosystem. Experts from within ASABE as well as other synergistic disciplines are invited to participate.


Manuscript submission 12/31/2023
First decision 2/2/2024
Final acceptance 5/31/2024

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 12/31/2023
First decision 3/15/2024
Final acceptance 6/15/2024

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 January 8-13, 2023 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

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

Upcoming Collections

11th International Drainage Symposium

The collection will be based on presentations at the11th 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.

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