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

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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.

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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Convert your AIM presentation to a journal article and receive a 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, 2020. 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

Global Water Security: Current Research and Priorities for Action

This article introduces the Global Water Security collection in this issue of Transactions of the ASABE and issue 36(1) of Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Researchers, educators, industry partners, agricultural producers, and policymakers from 19 countries met at Hyderabad, India, to discuss critical issues and advancements at the Global Water Security Conference for Agriculture and Natural Resources. The conference was organized jointly by ASABE and the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE). This special collection consists of 13 articles selected from the 245 meeting presentations as well as invited articles.

Recent Special Collections

Global Water Security

Wetland Ecosystem Resilience

Center Pivot Irrigation Tech Transfer

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Call for Papers

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Streambank Erosion, Sediment Dynamics and Restoration: Monitoring, Modeling and Case Studies (SER)

Organizers: Kyle R. Douglas-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 1/15/2021
First decision about 4/1/2021
Final acceptance 7/1/2021

Preferential Flow and Piping (PFP) in Riparian Buffers

Organizers: Kyle R. Douglas-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

Computer Modeling and Statistics for Agriculture

Organizers: Oscar Sanjuán Martínez, Giuseppe Fenza, Ruben Gonzalez Crespo

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. This collection will be published in Applied Engineering for Agriculture. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • The internet of things (IoT) and statistical analysis on smart farms.
  • Advances in simulation and modeling for analysis and decision-making.
  • Parallel and distributed simulation methods for crop monitoring and pest control.
  • Decision-making with advanced computer modeling and statistical approaches.
  • Statistical modeling for precision agriculture.
  • The convergence of artificial intelligence with statistical modeling for enhanced prediction and decision-making.
  • Quality control and production improvement with computer modeling.
  • Big data with statistical modeling to enhance agricultural productivity.
  • Sustainable computer models and innovations for agriculture.
  • Modeling sensor data to obtain useful information for agriculture.
  • Computer modeling for knowledge discovery and representation.
Deadlines
Manuscript submission 8/25/2020
Author notification 10/27/2020
Revised papers due 12/28/2020
Final notification 2/27/2021

IoT in Smart Agriculture

Organizers: Priyan Malarvizhi Kumar, Ching-Hsien Hsu, Gautam Srivastava

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. This collection will be published in Applied Engineering for Agriculture. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • The future of technology in farming.
  • Possibilities for IoT in agriculture.
  • Current IoT-based agricultural applications.
  • Challenges facing IoT in agriculture.
  • IoT-based smart monitoring in agriculture.
  • AI-based IoT for agriculture management.
  • IoT-based sustainable management in agriculture.
  • IoT-based information processing in agriculture.
  • Smart agriculture in a connected environment.
  • IoT-based remote monitoring in agriculture.
  • Applications of IoT for smart irrigation.
  • Recent IoT trends and solutions in agriculture.
  • Empowerment of farmers by smart agriculture.
  • The impact of big data in smart agriculture.
Deadlines
Manuscript submission 5/14/2020
Author notification 7/1/2020
Revised papers due 8/30/2020
Final notification 10/28/2020

Upcoming Collections

National Irrigation Symposium

Organizer: Freddie Lamm
The collection will be based on presentations at the upcoming 6th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium to be held at San Antonio, Texas, November 30 to December 4, 2020.

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

Effectiveness of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Water Pollutant Reduction

Organizers: Yongping Yuan, Ruth Book, Kyle R. Douglas-Mankin
This collection will invite experts to review published studies that evaluate effectiveness of important conservation practices to reduce nutrient losses (including losses due to sediment transport) from agricultural fields.

Invited review articles will: (1) compare and integrate results from studies conducted in different settings and site conditions to obtain a systematic understanding of the mitigation efficacy of each reviewed conservation practice; (2) obtain general insights from the showcased studies on the performance-based costs of conservation practices; (3) develop recommendations for prioritizing cost-effective conservation practices when funding agencies are developing their programs; and (4) collect defensible data to support and update the technical content in NRCS conservation practice standards and to help document the magnitude of nutrient reduction efforts nationwide.

Frequently Cited

Review our most highly cited journal articles.

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 2019

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.

  • Srinivasulu Ale
  • Claire Baffaut
  • Arend-Jan Both
  • Reza Ehsani
  • John P. Fulton
  • Marvin R. Paulsen
  • Sanjay B. Shah
  • Joseph S. Dvorak

Outstanding Reviewers for 2019

Our peer­ reviewed journals could not be successful without reviewers willing to spend hours evaluating author manuscripts and making suggestions for improvements.

  • Lilong Chai
  • Joseph S. Dvorak
  • Daren Harmel
  • Long He
  • Sushil Kumar Himanshu
  • Wesley Clint Hoffmann
  • Yanbo Huang
  • Farzaneh Khorsandi
  • Kritika Kothari
  • April B. Leytem
  • Yuzhen Lu
  • Sushant Mehan
  • Oluwatosin J. Oginni
  • Marvin R. Paulsen
  • Benjamin M. Plumier
  • C. Alan Rotz
  • Allen E. Russell
  • Soraya Shafiekhani
  • Thomas J. Trout
  • Alvin Ray Womac