Journal of Natural Resources and Agricultural Ecosystems

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

Editorial Board

Associate Editors

This new open access peer reviewed journal will begin to be published in January of 2023. The NRES Community Editor will also serve as the editor for this journal.

This journal includes a variety of article types (i.e., research articles, research briefs, review articles, frontier articles, and perspective articles) on the topics of hydrological, evapotranspiration, soil erosion, water quality, and biogeochemical processes; drainage, irrigation, conveyance, and reservoir infrastructures; agricultural, forest, peri-urban, stream, wetland, and coastal systems; microbial, organism, plot, field, farm, watershed, ecosystem, continental, and global scales and interactions; sustainability, resiliency, circularity, management, mitigation, recovery, and restoration approaches; and disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary perspectives, which integrate engineering and physical sciences related to natural and environmental systems. The journal encourages articles that consider systems thinking using a variety of multidisciplinary approaches including field and laboratory experimentation, measurement techniques, modeling, data analysis, decision support, and case studies. The journal invites articles from an international audience.

ASABE publishes Journal of Natural Resources and Agricultural Ecosystems four times a year. Articles will be published online as they are completed.

The number of published pages for articles are restricted to:

  • four for research brief, frontier, and perspectives articles,
  • eight for research articles,
  • 15 for review articles, and
  • eight pages or fewer for special collection articles.
Additional non-peer reviewed content may be uploaded to our Figshare as Supplemental Information.

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.

Why publish with us? Meet our Editor in Chief.

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.


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 We look forward to helping you publish your research!

Article Processing Charges

The charges per article for this journal shown below are different than our other journals. See our article type descriptions for more details.

  • $1500 - four pages or fewer research briefs, frontier, and perspective
  • $2100 - eight pages or fewer research article
  • $2400 - 15 pages or fewer review article
  • $1800 - eight pages or fewer special collection article

If page count limit for the article type is exceeded, the additional fee is $100 per page.

In general, the page count is about half of the double-spaced template that we provide. Tables and images can change that depending on the sizes needed. If you do not use our template, the final page count may be more.

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