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 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:

  • Biotechnology, Developmental Physiology, Environmental Stress Physiology, Food Science, Genetics and Breeding, Photosynthesis, Sources-Sink Physiology, Postharvest Biology, Seed Physiology, Postharvest Biology, Seed Physiology, Soil-Plant-Water Relationships, Statistics

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 signle issues are available by request exclusively through the Sheridan print-on-demand program. Please email pubsvc.tsp@sheridan.com 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:

AGRICOLA

BIOBASE: Plant Science

BIOSIS: Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Basic BIOSIS

CABI: AgBiotech New & Information, CAB Abstracts, CAB Direct, Horticultural Abstracts, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant Breeding Abstracts, Nematolgoical Abstracts, Plant Growth Regulator Abstracts, Review of Plant Pathology, CropPhys Abstracts

Chemical Abstracts Service: CA Plus

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

 

 

Editorial Board
Marisa M. Wall / USDA-ARS

Rebecca L. Darnell / University of Florida

Rolston St. Hillaire / New Mexico State University

H. Brent Pemberton / Texas A&M Agricultural Research and Extension Center

 

 

Consulting Editors

 

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 Wall / USDA-ARS

Genetics and Breeding - André Bervillé / INRA, Ryan N. Contreras / Oregon State University, Michael P. Dossett / BC Berry Cultivar Development Inc. and Ryan J. Hayes USDA-ARS

Molecular Biology-Biotechnology - Ann M. Callahan / Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Guo-qing Song / Michigan State University and Ryan M. Warner / Michigan State University

Photosynthesis, Source-Sink Physiology - Christopher J. Currey / Iowa State University and Marc van Iersel / University of Georgia

Postharvest Biology - Gene Lester / USDA-ARS

Soil-Plant-Water Relationships - Carolyn F. Scagel / USDA-ARS

Statistics - Matthew H. Kramer / USDA-ARS and 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
  • Molecular biology-biotechnology
  • Seed physiology
  • Soil-plant-water relationships
  • Photosynthesis; source-sink physiology
  • Developmental physiology
  • Environmental stress physiology
  • Postharvest biology

 

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.
 
 
Review Process
 
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.


Prior Publication

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.

To download a pdf copy of the ASHS Style Manual and additional instructions for submitting papers to any ASHS journal, Click here

 
Submission Process:

To submit papers to JASHS online, go to jashs.msubmit.net.

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)
  • E-mail addresses
  • 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 journal@ashs.org.

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