ASABE Journals & Publishing Survey
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your feedback will help ASABE headquarters, the Editor-in-Chief (EIC), Community Editors (CE), and Associate Editors (AE) in further improving the journals. Individual responses will be confidentially reviewed by the EIC. Compiled results from this survey will be shared at a special session on "Publishing in ASABE Journals and Navigating the Publication Process" at the ASABE Annual International Meeting (AIM) on Wednesday, July 10th from 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM. We will also share results through ASABE publications and news.
Are you currently an ASABE member?
Which best describes your current position?
Stage of Career:
What ASABE technical community or communities do you most closely associate yourself?
Are you currently part of the editorial board and/or a volunteer reviewer for ASABE?
How many journal articles do you typically submit in peer-reviewed journals each year?
How many journal articles do you typically submit to ASABE journals each year?
How many articles have you published in ASABE journals in the last 2 years?
How many articles have you reviewed for ASABE journals in the last 2 years?
For manuscripts submitted over the past 2 years, rate your satisfaction level with the following aspects of ASABE publications.
Very Dissatisfied
Somewhat Dissatisfied
Somewhat Satisfied
Very Satisfied
Not Applicable
Journal template
Submission process
Scholar One Manuscript System
Quality of the reviews
Time for the review of your manuscript
Communication from Community Editors and Associate Editors regarding the status of your manuscript
Processing and copyediting of your manuscript after acceptance
Page charges
Over the past year, the quality of ASABE journals has...
Rate your level of agreement with the following statements.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Somewhat Agree
Strongly Agree
The requirement to use a journal template is a hindrance to publishing in ASABE journals.
ASABE journals should require submission of highlights (short bulleted points on key aspects of the article).
ASABE journals should require the submission of a graphical abstract with articles.
ASABE journals should allow the submission of supplemental materials (videos, data files, code)
ASABE journals should move entirely to open access with a flat fee per article (e.g., $1500 to $2000).
Transactions of the ASABE needs to be renamed to better reflect the refereed scientific and engineering research being published by society members.
Transactions of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture should be merged into one journal with Applied articles as "case study" articles.
New ASABE journals should be created corresponding to each community (EOPD, ES, MS, NRES, PRES, etc.).
Rate your level of agreement with the following statement: ASABE journals should be transitioned to a third-party external publisher (e.g., Springer, Elsevier).
If you answered "strongly agree or agree" on the previous question (moving to a third party external publisher), what is the primary benefit that you see by working with an external publisher?
Your answer
How important is the impact factor (IF) of journals in which you publish in relative to promotion in your position?
Not Important
Very Important
What is the minimum impact factor (IF) that ASABE journals should have in order to encourage you to publish with ASABE?
How important is the cited half life (i.e., "shelf life” of items published in a publication, for how long do they continue to be cited) of journals in which you publish relative to promotion in your position?
Not Important
Very Important
How often do you cite articles in ASABE journals in your publications?
How often do you use content from ASABE journals in your teaching program?
How often do you use content from ASABE journals in your extension and outreach program?
Are you limited by page charges in terms of publishing in the ASABE journals?
Do you receive assistance from your employer to cover page charges for your articles?
What is a maximum acceptable review time from submission to first decision?
Do you feel a professional commitment to publish articles in the ASABE journals as part of your support for the society?
How often do you encourage colleagues that are not currently ASABE members to publish in ASABE journals?
How often do you read or look over the articles in an issue of one of the ASABE journals?
Please rate the following:
Very Difficult
Difficult
Easy
Very Easy
No Opinion
Ease of finding ASABE publications on-line
Use of ASABE Technical Library
Use of the New Journal Specific Websites (i.e., https://asabe.org/Transactions)
How often do you visit the ASABE technical library website?
Do you use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) to read, discuss, or access peer-reviewed literature?
In terms of your research and the various topics on which you publish, are there specific topics that you believe are more suited for ASABE journals? If so, what are those topics?
Your answer
In what areas of research does ASABE need to take more ownership through its publications and other activities?
Your answer
What journal(s) are the major competitors for articles that you are considering publishing in ASABE journals?
Your answer
Overall, how do ASABE publications compare in quality and content to similar publications from other organizations?
Much Lower Quality and Content
Higher Quality and Content
ASABE recently expanded the types of articles that can be published in ASABE journals. What is your level of interest in publishing the following types of articles?
Very Low
Low
Moderate
High
Very High
Review Articles - critically review, synthesize, and insightfully organize recent literature on a topic of interest to the Society
Research Briefs - succinct, original, practical or preliminary contributions to the research, education, outreach, or design literature of interest to the Society, typically with limited scope
Frontier Articles - provide a vision of recent cutting-edge engineering, science, or educational advances at the forefront of one or several ASABE disciplines
Perspective Articles - personal reviews, balanced viewpoints, or discussions of the interface between agricultural, food, and biological engineering and policy, societal, or global issues of pressing importance to the Society and written for broad readership
Please list any ideas for special invited review articles, especially on topics that ASABE needs to better communicate our disciplinary expertise.
Your answer
Do you have any ideas for frontier articles? These manuscripts review results and provide a vision of recent cutting-edge engineering, science, or educational advances? If yes, please list the topic below and/or email the EIC at eic@asabe.org.
Your answer
Do you have any ideas for a perspective article? These articles are focused personal reviews, balanced viewpoints, or discussions of the interface between agricultural, food, and biological engineering and policy, societal, or global issues of pressing importance to the Society. They may also be a synthesis and interpretation of a recent conference, workshop, or symposium. If yes, please list the topic below and/or email the EIC at eic@asabe.org.
Your answer
Please list any ideas for timely special collections that should be published in the journals.
Your answer
Currently what is the primary strength of the ASABE journals?
Your answer
What is the most pressing aspect that must be improved about the ASABE journals?
Your answer
Do you intend to submit at least one paper to ASABE journals in 2019-2020?
What other feedback about the ASABE journals would you like to provide to the EIC?
Your answer
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