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

Editorial Board

Associate Editors See Ergonomics, Safety, & Health (ESH) community

This interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal is designed to foster the identification and discussion of agricultural safety and health issues. Articles written by experts in the fields of engineering, occupational safety, social psychology, public policy, education, industrial hygiene, and public health appear in this quarterly publication.

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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 Agricultural Safety and Health four 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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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 eic@asabe.org. We look forward to helping you publish your research!

Page Charges Revised

The ASABE Journal Editorial Board is implementing 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

Convert your 2023 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 2023 Annual International Meeting, present your work at the 2023 AIM, and submit your manuscript to ScholarOne by October 1, 2023. 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 2023 AIM paper number.

Call for Papers

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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.

Safety for Emerging Robotics and Autonomous Agriculture

Co-editors: Salah Issa, John Shutske

See the Call for Papers flyer for more details and contact information. Articles will be published in the 2023 issues of Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health.

More than 80% of agricultural digital technologies are currently in the research and testing phase highlighting the dawn of a digital revolution in agriculture. This will impact almost everything from how farmers farm their lands to the safety of agricultural fields. With agricultural considered the most dangerous industry in the US, it is important to understand how this transformation will impact safety in agriculture. Stakeholders from industry, farming community and government entities have expressed pertinent concerns with autonomous robotics and safety.

This provides a unique opportunity to evaluate and address potential safety concerns to labor and the environment before the widespread adoption of these technologies. Before widespread adoption, these four areas need to be investigated:

  • Understanding the risk associated with agricultural robotic technology. This includes risk of injury, financial risks, insurability, risk potential for different scales of technology, and evaluating risk due to continuous software improvements.
  • The role that regulation and standards will play in the adoption of safe digital technologies. This includes examining what local, state or federal laws and policies could hinder (or benefit) adoption of autonomy in agriculture, existing standards and gaps within standards, how are manufacturers implementing standards, and what are safety critical IP that need to be encouraged to remain in public domain.
  • Review existing research efforts (and gaps in research efforts) to investigate the role that new digital technologies play in farmworkers safety and health and documentation of injuries and fatalities associated with new technologies.
  • Workforce implication of new technology adoption, including training needs, cultural implications, impact on labor supply and rural connectivity.

This Special Collection of peer-reviewed papers presents works that discuss current information; gaps in knowledge; and research needs that connect to issues such as risk, insurability, regulations and policy, workforce, and societal implications.

Deadlines
Manuscript submission 2/20/2023
First decision 3/20/2023
Submit for revision 4/20/2023
Second decision 5/20/2023
Final submission 6/10/2023

Editor's Choice

Barriers and Motivators for Tractor ROPS Retrofitting in Iowa

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conducted an assessment of Iowa farm operators’ perceptions of the barriers and motivators when considering retrofitting tractors with rollover protective structures (ROPS).

Frequently Cited

Review our most highly cited journal articles.

Dust levels and control methods in poultry houses

A Control Study of the Physical and Mental Health of Residents Living Near a Large-scale Swine Operation

Identification of Risk Factors for Sub-Optimal Housing Conditions in Australian Piggeries: Part 2. Airborne Pollutants

Low Back Disorders in Agriculture and the Role of Stooped Work: Scope, Potential Interventions, and Research Needs

Operator Exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide from Dairy Manure Storages Containing Gypsum Bedding

Stability Analysis of Agricultural Off-Road Vehicles

Using Workers’ Compensation Claims Data to Characterize Occupational Injuries in the Commercial Grain Elevator Industry


Recent

Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest

Fatal Agricultural Injuries in Pennsylvania, 2015-2017: A Comparative Analysis of Two Systems’ Data Collection Methods and Datasets

Hazardous Agricultural Tasks Completed by Youth as Part of their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE): A Descriptive Study

Easily Applicable Methods for Measuring the Mental Load on Tractor Operators

Utilization and Effectiveness of Harnesses and Lifelines in Grain Entrapment Incidents: Preliminary Analysis

Awards

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