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 signle 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 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
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
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
Photosynthesis; source-sink physiology
Environmental stress physiology
Publishing Fees for Papers in JASHS
We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2020, The Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science will become an online only, open access publication.
As of October 1, 2019, all manuscripts submitted to the Journal of ASHS will be published online when the article receives final approval and is paid in full. This fee includes unlimited page count articles, free color, and unlimited images/graphs/tables.
The fees below will apply to all Journal manuscripts submitted on or after October 1, 2019.
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.
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
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 cover page. The cover letter is an optional letter that accompanies the manuscript at submission. The cover page contains the title, and author names and affiliations.
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The manuscript submission process is broken into a series of 4 screens that gather detailed information about your manuscript and allow you to upload the pertinent files. The sequence of screens is as follows:
Screen 1: A long form asking for author, title, abstract, and file quantities. At the bottom of this screen is a button that allows you to save what you have done and come back later. It is recommended, though, that you try to submit your paper in one session whenever possible.
Screen 2: A screen asking for the actual file locations (via an open file dialog). After completing this screen, your files will be uploaded to our server.
Screen 3: A completion screen that will provide you with a specific manuscript number for your manuscript.
Screen 4: An approval screen that will allow you to verify your manuscript has been uploaded and converted to PDF correctly.
Figures, Images, Tables
Figures/Images may be embedded in the manuscript file or sent as separate files in TIFF, JPG, PDF, Postscript, or EPS format.PDF is acceptable for figure files for production but not for text.
Please note that for initial figure/image submission, you should submit the lowest resolution possible at this time that will still allow for a quality representation of your images.
You will have another chance to resubmit your images at a higher resolution that will be acceptable for print at a later date, once your paper has been accepted for publication.
Review Your Submission
After the manuscript is submitted, you will be taken to a page that will allow you to review your manuscript that has been converted to PDF. If the conversion is not correct, you can replace or delete your manuscript files as necessary.
After you have reviewed the converted files, you will need to click on "Approve Manuscript". This link will have a red arrow next to it. Throughout the system, red arrows reflect pending action items that you should address.
After you approve your manuscript, you are finished.
After a review by JASHS staff, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of successful completion of your submission.
To track the status of your manuscript through the review and publication process:
Log into the system with your password.
Click on the link represented by your manuscript tracking number and abbreviated title.
Click on the "Check Status" link at the bottom of the displayed page.
This procedure will display detailed tracking information about where your manuscript is in the submission/peer review process.
If you have additional questions about online submissions to JASHS, please e-mail the ASHS Publications Dept. at email@example.com.