Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
The Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science (JASHS) is a peer-reviewed open-access science journal published by ASHS. The primary mission is to publish accurate, clear, reproducible, and unbiased articles in the field of fundamental horticultural science. JASHS seeks to advance selected papers in horticultural science encompassing original discovery through analysis, compilation, formulation, and synthesis of concepts, data, ideas, observations, and theories formulated with the primary goal of answering a question. Aims and Scope
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Impact Factor: 1.530 H-Index = 85SJR = 0.386 [Q2]
Frequency: January, March, May, July, September and November - Online only
The The Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science (JASHS) is a peer-reviewed open-access science journal published by ASHS. The primary mission is to publish accurate, clear, reproducible, and unbiased articles in the field of fundamental horticultural science. JASHS seeks to advance selected papers in horticultural science encompassing original discovery through analysis, compilation, formulation, and synthesis of concepts, data, ideas, observations, and theories formulated with the primary goal of answering a question.
Scientific queries published in JASHS are limited to advances in knowledge associated with high-value specialty crop species and their components or products. The research published in JASHS is usually undertaken without a specific product being considered, developed, or tested. The resulting contribution of knowledge is generally not yet ready for any practical application; however, it may be a prerequisite for subsequent problem solving or product development efforts.
JASHS 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
Genetics and Breeding
Postharvest Biology, Seed Physiology
JASHS adheres to Creative Commons licensing: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 -- You may share, copy and redistribute this material for non-commercial purposes in any medium.
JASHS 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.
Editor in Chief: Neil E. De Vos / ASHS Publisher: Michael W. Neff / ASHS Managing Editor: Sylvia DeMar / ASHS
H. Brent Pemberton / Texas A&M Agricultural and Research Center
Carolyn F. Scagel / USDA-ARS
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 Environmental Stress Physiology - Mary Beth Kirkham / Kansas State University , Jianjun Chen / University of Florida 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 Postharvest Biology - Marisa M. Wall / USDA-ARS Soil-Plant-Water Relationships - Carolyn F. Scagel / USDA-ARS Statistics - Margaret A. Nemeth / Statistical Consultants Plus LLC
Abstracting and Indexing
JASHS is abstracted and/or indexed in:
-- PubAg BIOBASE
-- Plant Science BIOSIS
-- Biological Abstracts
-- BIOSIS Previews
-- Basic BIOSIS CABI
-- AgBiotech New & Information
-- CAB Abstracts
-- CAB Direct
-- CropPhys Abstracts
-- Horticultural Abstracts
-- Nematolgoical Abstracts
-- Ornamental Horticulture
-- Plant Breeding Abstracts
-- Plant Growth Regulator Abstracts Chemical Abstract Service
-- CA Plus ISI
-- Current Contents (Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences) Web of Science
-- Science Citation Index (SCI)
-- Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
-- Sci Search
-- ISI Alerting Service
-- Reference Update Scopus
Subjects appropriate for submission to JASHS include:
Environmental stress physiology
Genetics and breeding
JASHS publishing fees are based on a flat-fee structure. This fee includes unlimited page count articles, free color, complimentary author alterations, and unlimited images/graphs/tables.
The fees below apply to all submitted manuscripts.
Consulting Editors rate:
*Papers must have at least one ASHS member as an author in order to qualify for the member rate.
Any information that is already in the public domain in a scientific context will be considered published and will not be published again by ASHS. Submission of a manuscript to ASHS implies no concurrent submission elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted to the HortScience and HortTechnology should be substantially different from industry-oriented publications and locally published progress or extension reports.
For JASHS, 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.
Publish Ahead of Print
All manuscripts submitted to and accepted by JASHS will be published online, ahead of the print issue, once the article receives final approval.
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In their paper beginning on p. 209, Zhang et al. report on their study to analyze multiple morphologic and anatomic traits hypothesized to be associated with fruit dehiscence in pistachio (Pistacia vera). The cover image shows anatomic analyses of pistachio endocarp sclerenchyma cells at suture and suture-adjacent sites and the model for cell shape specialization that facilitates shell split. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05324-23
On the cover: In their paper beginning on p. 179, Belisle et al. report on their study of pink rib disorder in lettuce (Lactuca sativa). The cover image shows the level of severity for pink rib: no discoloration (far left) through severe (far right). DOI:10.21273/JASHS05295-23
In their paper beginning on p. 126, Rossi and Huang report on the ethylene inhibitor, aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG), suppressed heat-induced leaf senescence by affecting chlorophyll-synthesizing and chlorophyll-degrading enzymes in creeping bentgrass. The cover image maps the pathways for chlorophyll synthesis and degradation in creeping bentgrass foliar-treated with AVG under heat stress. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05297-23
Apple (Malus sp.) bloom time is influenced by the environment, but it is predominately regulated by genetics. This panel demonstrates this via images of consistently early-blooming (top two rows) and late-blooming (bottom two rows) Malus species on three dates in the spring of 2022. While many studies about bloom time focus on genetic control of dormancy transitions, our work identified substantial differences in the pre-dormancy stages of flower development among Malus species with extremely early and late bloom times. For additional information, read the paper by Goeckeritz et al. that begins on p. 64. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05236-22
Rubber dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz) can be readily transformed or edited using Agrobacterium rhizogenes. The expression of A. rhizogenes rol genes in rubber dandelion causes marked morphological changes, including doming of the leaf rosette caused by extreme leaf proliferation, as well as a change from a predominantly taproot to multiple adventitious “hairy” roots. Understanding this rol+ phenotype may allow potential transgenic or edited plants to be identified before rol+ has been removed by interbreeding, reducing the number of required PCR tests and decreasing the time needed to regeneration new plants. For more information, go to the paper by Lankitus et al. that begins on p. 21. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05217-22
In their paper beginning on p. 322, Gao et al. report on the interaction between Amorphophallus and soft rot disease and the breeding of Amorphophallus cultivars that are resistant to soft rot disease. The cover image shows the typical appearance of mock-pretreated (A, B) and methyl jasmonate-pretreated (C, D) Amorphophallus konjac seedlings 24 and 48 h post-inoculation after Pectobacterium carotovorum sp. carotovorum infection. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05251-22
In their paper beginning on p. 249, Li et al. report on the roles of microRNA during anther development and provide the theoretical foundation for two-line hybrid breeding of eggplant. Top image: morphological comparison of flowers in the sterile line 05ms (A) and fertile line S63 of eggplant. Bottom: analysis of differential expression levels and secondary structures of microRNAs in the sterile line 05ms and fertile line S63 of eggplant. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05222-22
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) or proline alone or combination of the two enhanced drought tolerance for creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera cv. Penncross) exposed to drought stress and nitrogen promoted post-stress recovery upon rewatering. These positive effects were associated with the up-regulation of endogenous amino acids, particularly for GABA, proline, arginine and asparagine. For more information, read the paper by Chapman et al. that begins on p. 208. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05215-22
Salvia indica is one of over 1000 accepted species comprising the largest genus in Lamiaceae. With global distribution, polyphyletic origin, diverse morphology, and variation in both chromosome number and ploidy, Salvia has been considered for taxonomic revision. The paper by Maynard and Ruter that begins on p. 123 further describes the genetic diversity of Salvia through genome size analysis across the genus. On the cover is a photograph of Salvia indica. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05175-21
About the cover:In the paper by Yang et al. that begins on p.7, the main objective was to identify MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and their potential targets in Platycladus orientalis. The study provides essential information for understanding the regulatory role of miRNAs in Platycladus orientalis and sheds light on their possible use. Shown on the cover are a neighbor-joining phylogenetic tree of pre-miR482 (top) and pre-miR166 sequences (bottom) in dicot, monocot, gymnosperm, and lycophyte plants. DOI:10.21273/JASHS05175-21