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About Applied Turfgrass Science

Applied Turfgrass Science, published from 2005 to 2014, was copublished by the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America. Applied Turfgrass Science is prepared by an editorial board consisting of an editor and editor-in-chief, technical editors, associate editors, publications director, and managing editor. In 2015, Applied Turfgrass Science merged with Crop Management and Forage & Grazinglands to form a new journal, Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management.

Benefits include:

Timely review and publication with articles posted immediately after acceptance on the journal's First Look page;

Accessible format that appeals to a wide audience;

Low publication charges.


Impact: The impact of scientific journals can be estimated by several metrics. While Applied Turfgrass Science does not currently have a Thomson Reuters impact factor, its worth is indicated through its editorial support by the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America, long-term acceptance rate of 57% for peer-reviewed manuscripts which is in line with other agricultural journals, and a significant number of visits to the website each year (~50,000).

Applied Turfgrass Science is a peer-reviewed, international, electronic journal dedicated to providing timely information to the turfgrass industry through research, review, and informational articles. The scope of these articles encompasses all aspects of the turfgrass industry, but focuses primarily on research and information that is relevant to the practicing turfgrass professional. In addition to research articles, Applied Turfgrass Science publishes in-depth review articles and diagnostic and management guides that are beneficial to researchers, educators, industry representatives, and turfgrass practitioners. Applied Turfgrass Science also provides turfgrass professionals a forum to exchange ideas, promote new products and developments, and discuss relevant initiatives and issues that face the turfgrass industry. Manuscripts should be submitted through the Applied Turfgrass Science online submission program at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/plantmanagement.

Instructions to authors can be found here. All papers, whether invited or volunteered, are subject to review. Additional details on requirements for articles are available on the website. Appeals of decision by the editorial board are handled by the ASA and/or CSSA editors-in-chief.

Online ISSN: 1552-5821


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Opinions and conclusions expressed by authors are their own and are not considered as those of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, its staff, its members, or its advertisers. Advertisements in this publication do not constitute an endorsement of the product. Trade names are sometimes mentioned in papers published in this journal. No endorsement of those products by the publisher is intended, nor is any criticism implied of similar products not mentioned.