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.

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 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

 

Editorial Board
Marisa M. Wall
Rebecca L. Darnell
Rolston St. Hillaire
H. Brent Pemberton

Editor in Chief: 

Neal E. De Vos

 

Publisher: 

Michael W. Neff

 

Managing Editor: 

Sylvia DeMar

 

Consulting Editors:

 

Developmental Physiology - H. Brent Pemberton and Timothy M. Spann

Environmental Stress Physiology - Mary Beth Kirkham, Juan M. Ruiz and Rolston St. Hilaire

Food Science - Marisa Wall

Genetics and Breeding - André Bervillé, Ryan N. Contreras, Michael P. Dossett and Ryan J. Hayes

Molecular Biology-Biotechnology - Ann M. Callahan, Guo-qing Song and Ryan M. Warner

Photosynthesis, Source-Sink Physiology - Christopher J. Currey and Marc van Iersel

Postharvest Biology - Gene Lester

Seed Physiology

Soil-Plant-Water Relationships - Carolyn F. Scagel

Statistics - Matthew H. Kramer and Margaret A. Nemeth

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

Publishing Fees for Papers in JASHS.

  • At least one author is an ASHS member: $100 per printed page.
    Authors who are ASHS members must indicate membership in the appropriate field on the "General Information" page when submitting manuscripts.
  • Authors who are non-ASHS members: $190 per printed page.
  • There are additional fees for publishing figures in color.
  • Authors have the option to make their article Open Access immediately by paying an additional $600 fee at the time of publication. This fee is in addition to the usual publication fees. 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.
  • Authors making more than five corrections on their page proofs will be billed at $10 per correction.

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 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.

Browser Settings

  • When you run the setup program for your browser, take the defaults to insure common utilities are available.
  • Make sure your browser allows JavaScript. You will not be able to venture past the initial page without JavaScript enabled.
  • You must also allow Cookies.
    The program writes a cookie to your system that is active until you log out. This cookie lets the system know you are a registered user and it is a security feature for the data contained in the system. The cookie is deactivated once you log out and you will receive a new one the next time you log in.
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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. Manuscript Tracking

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 journal@ashs.org.