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

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Discount for Publishing Your AIM 2021 Presentation in Our Journals

Convert your 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 annual meeting, present your work at the 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 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

6th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium

Global Water Security

Wetland Ecosystem Resilience

Center Pivot Irrigation Tech Transfer

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.

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.
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.
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.
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

Guest Editor: Tamie Veith

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.
Manuscript submission 8/25/2020
Author notification 10/27/2020
Revised papers due 12/28/2020
Final notification 2/27/2021

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

Effectiveness of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Water Pollutant Reduction

Organizers: Yongping Yuan, Ruth Book, Kyle R. 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


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


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