Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
TheJournal of the American Society for Horticultural Sciencepublishes papers on the results of original research on horticultural plants and their products or directly related research areas. Its prime function is to communicate mission-oriented, fundamental research to other researchers.
The Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science is an open-access publication and adheres to Creative Commons licensing: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 - You may share, copy and re-distribute this material for non-commerical purposes in any medium.
Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
The Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science publishes papers on the results of original research on horticultural plants and their products or directly related research areas. Its prime function is to communicate mission-oriented, fundamental research to other researchers.
The journal includes detailed reports of original research results on various aspects of horticultural science and directly related subjects such as:
The Journal is an open-access publication and adheres to Creative Commons licensing: CC BY_NC_ND 4.0 - You may share, copy and resdistribute this material for non-commercial purposes in any medium.
The Journal print subscriptions and single issues are available by request exclusively through the Sheridan print-on-demand program. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and ordering details.
The Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
The Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science is included in the following indexing and abstracting services:
ISI: Current Contents (Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Science), Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Sci Search, ISI Alerting Service, Reference Update
Publications Staff / Editorial Board
Editor in Chief:Neal E. De Vos
Publisher:Michael W. Neff
Managing Editor:Sylvia DeMar
Rebecca L. Darnell / University of Florida
H. Brent Pemberton / Texas A&M Agricultural and Research Center
Rolston St. Hillaire / New Mexico State University
Marisa M. Wall / USDA-ARS
Developmental Physiology- H. Brent Pemberton / Texas A&M Agricultural Research and Extension Center and Timothy M. Spann / California Avocado Commission
Environmental Stress Physiology - Mary Beth Kirkham / Kansas State University , Juan M. Ruiz / University of Granada and Rolston St. Hilaire / New Mexico State University
Food Science - Marisa M. Wall / USDA-ARS
Genetics and Breeding - André Bervillé / INRA, Ryan N. Contreras / Oregon State University and Ryan J. Hayes USDA-ARS
Molecular Biology-Biotechnology - Guo-qing Song / Michigan State University and Ryan M. Warner / Michigan State University
Photosynthesis, Source-Sink Physiology - Jonathan M. Frantz / Corteva Agriscience and Marc van Iersel / University of Georgia
Postharvest Biology - Marisa M. Wall / USDA-ARS
Soil-Plant-Water Relationships - Carolyn F. Scagel / USDA-ARS
Statistics - Margaret A. Nemeth / Statistical Consultants Plus LLC
Instructions for Authors
The Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science (JASHS) publishes papers on the results of original research on horticultural plants and their products or directly related research areas. Its prime function is to communicate mission-oriented, fundamental research to other researchers.
Subjects appropriate for submission to JASHS include:
Genetics and breeding
Photosynthesis; source-sink physiology
Environmental stress physiology
Submission Fees for Papers in JASHS
This journal does not charge for manuscript submission, including reviewing the artilcle, regardless of whether it is accepted or not. ASHS does charge for accepted and published manuscripts.
Publishing Fees for Papers in JASHS
These fees include unlimited page count articles, free color, and unlimited images/graphs/tables.
Member Rate: $2,500*
Consulting Editors Rate: $1,750
Non-member Rate: $3,500
*Papers must have at least one ASHS member as an author in order to qualify for the member rate.
Please Note. All open access articles published in the ASHS journals (Journal of ASHS, HortScience, and HortTechnology) are distributed under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). This license permits noncommercial copying and redistribution of articles with proper attribution, and prohibits distribution of derivative content.
Publish Ahead of Print
All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of ASHS will be published online when the article receives final approval and is paid in full. The Open Access component was made effective January 1, 2020.
The Manuscript submission and peer review process is borken down into the following steps:
1. Author submits a manuscript.
2. Editor-in-Chief assigns Reviewers to the manuscript for peer review'
a. ASHS utilizes hundreds of volunteer reviewers who are experts in the field directly related to the manuscript subject matter.
b. A Consulting Editor is assigned to each submitted manuscript.
c. A minimum of 3 reviewers are assigned to each paper based on the reviewer's expertise.
d. ASHS offers the options for double blind reviews where neither the author nor reviewer names are revealed at the author(s) request.
e. Average time from submission date to first decision is 19 days and to final decision 38 days.
3. Editor-in-Chief drafts a decision to be sent to the Author.
Any information that is already in the public domain in a scientific context will be considered published and will not be published again by the Society. Submission of a manuscript to ASHS implies no concurrent submission elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal and HortScience should be substantially different from industry-oriented publications and locally published progress or extension reports. For HortTechnology, if a question exists about previous publication, send copies of the previously published material to the Editor. If industry-oriented publications will appear before the scientific article, make sure the industry report describes the take-home lesson and does not place the supporting data and graphs in a scientific context, as is customary in scientific articles. ASHS expects, but does not require, “first right” for publication of research reports presented at ASHS annual conferences.
If you have previously submitted a paper to JASHS, you will be required to log in with your log in name and password.
First-time users of the online submission system must register for an account.
Instructions on how to register for an account are accessed at the bottom of the log in page.
After you have registered and logged in, you may submit a manuscript and check its progress through the system.
If you need additional help, you can click on the help signs spread throughout the system. A help dialog will pop up with context sensitive help.
Before submitting a manuscript, please gather the following information:
First and last names for all authors
ASHS membership status for all authors
Postal address (for corresponding author only)
Work telephone number (for corresponding author only)
Title and running title (you can copy and paste this from your manuscript)
Abstract (you can copy and paste this from your manuscript)
Manuscript files in PDF, Word (Please make sure the "Language" is "English (U.S.)" via Tools->Language->Set Language), WordPerfect, EPS, text, Postscript, or RTF format. If your paper is accepted for publication, the publisher will NOT be able to use PDF text files. PDF is acceptable for figure files for production but not for text. PDF is acceptable for the initial submission and review process.
Turn on the line number feature in your word processing program. Line numbers are used as reference points during the review process.
Provide contact information (e-mail address and institution) for any potential peer reviewers for your article.
Please do not confuse the cover letter with the title page. The cover letter is an optional letter that accompanies the manuscript at submission. The title page contains the title, and author names and affiliations.
If you have additional questions about online submissions to JASHS, please e-mail the ASHS Publications Dept. at email@example.com.