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Journal Submission

See the left menu options for the information you need to prepare and submit a manuscript to one of ASABE's three journals.
Why publish in a peer-reviewed journal?

1. Please use the ASABE Journal Manuscript Template for Microsoft Word. Include line numbers and page numbers on each page (the template will do this for you).  References listed at the end of your document should have last name first like

Brown, A. V., Jones, J. G., & Wang, J. C.  

and include DOI, where possible, like the one below, to improve search results for your document and link it to others.

Use Endnote (preferred) or the built-in Word References tool for the references section.  Do not use the software for the in-text citations since we use the name, date style that is slightly different (see the Guide for Authors). That will significantly speed up the process. Tutorials for Endnote or Word references can be found on other websites such as this short tutorial or on Youtube.

Follow other instructions in the Guide For Authors.

2. Complete the Copyright Transfer Form PDF. Upload this form with your manuscript to ScholarOne Manuscripts or fax to (269) 429-3852. You are required to check the box that confirms you understand author page charges are required (see tab below) and must be paid prior to publication.

3. Go to ScholarOne Manuscripts website to submit your manuscript for review. The first time you submit a manuscript, create a new unique login account for ScholarOne Manuscripts. This website login is not connected to the website.

Select the best technical community to review your manuscript by using this listing for details. 

English-language Editing 

If needed, you may send your manuscript to Charlesworth English Editing ServicesAmerican Journal Experts, or other similar service for translation and editing.  This service is provided by an outside vendor, but not endorsed by ASABE. You will be responsible for any fees. There is no guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted by the ASABE journals after editing. 

ASABE does not have a resource to help individual authors with major editing. 

Questions about the online review process? See the link to Author FAQ on the left menu, email or click on the Help button on the ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

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Page Charges

Authors are required to pay, before publication, a page charge based on the number of published journal pages. The current charge is $100 ($110 for non-members) per 8.5 by 11 inch published page in Transactions of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture, and $50 ($55 for non-members) per 6 by 9 inch published page in the Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. You will be billed when you receive the page proofs.


You may download the PDF of your article from the ASABE Technical Library and e-mail or reproduce print copies for distribution. If you have difficulty downloading the article, contact Sandy Rutter. ASABE grants permission to post the PDF of your article to your personal (NOT websites such as ResearchGate, Facebook, LinkedIn or a third-party website) or your employer's website and to circulate the PDF version via email electronically or in print form. See the copyright page for details. The page charge invoice provides information and pricing for paper reprints produced by ASABE.

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