Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Advances in Horticultural Science aims to provide a forum for original investigations in horticulture, viticulture and oliviculture. The journal publishes fully refereed papers which cover applied and theoretical approaches to the most recent studies of all areas of horticulture - fruit growing, vegetable growing, viticulture, floriculture, medicinal plants, ornamental gardening, garden and landscape architecture, in temperate, subtropical and tropical regions. Papers on horticultural aspects of agronomic, breeding, biotechnology, entomology, irrigation and plant stress physiology, plant nutrition, plant protection, plant pathology, and pre and post harvest physiology, are also welcomed.

The journal scope is the promotion of a sustainable increase of the quantity and quality of horticultural products and the transfer of the new knowledge in the field.

Papers should report original research, should be methodologically sound and of relevance to the international scientific community.

AHS publishes three types of manuscripts: Full-length - short note - review papers. Papers are published in English.


Section Policies

Full-­length papers

Detailed reports of original research results on various aspects of horticultural science (not more than 6000 words, or 15 manuscript pages, excluding tables and figures).

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Syntheses on specific topics (not more than 6000 words, or 30 manuscript pages, excluding tables and figures).

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Invited paper

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Short note

Designed for rapid publications, these reports should not exceed 3000 words, with 4 tables or figures at maximum.

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Book reviews

Book reviews are also welcomed. Book review should be concise -­‐ around 1000 words -­‐ critically highlighting both the merits and limitations of the text. It should focus on a text that has been published recently.

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Peer Review Process

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors and by the members of the Editorial Boards within four weeks. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous. Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript within three weeks. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version in three weeks.

Publication decisions by the Editors/Board of Directors are final.


Open Access Policy

Advances in Horticulural Science provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0 (CC-BY).

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving (by RoMEO/SHERPA)

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving (by RoMEO/SHERPA)

Journal:Advances in Horticultural Science [1] (IISSN: 0394-6169, ESSN: 1592-1573)
RoMEO:This is a RoMEO green journal
Listed in:DOAJ as an open access journal
Author's Pre-print:green tick author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print:green tick author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF:green tick author can archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • On open access repositories
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • Creative Commons Attribution 
Mandated OA:(Awaiting information)
  • Publisher last contacted on 14/04/2014
  • All titles are open access journals
Updated:22-May-2014 - Suggest an update for this record
Link to this page:http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0394-6169/
Published by:Firenze University Press - Green Policies in RoMEO



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Indexing and abstracting

Advances in Horticultural Science is indexed in:

  • ACNP Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici
  • AGRICULTURE Journals
  • APE Journal
  • BASE Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • BIOBASE - Biological Abstracts
  • Biological Science Journals PQ
  • CAB – Abstracts
  • EZB–Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
  • Google Scholar
  • JournalSeek – A Searchable Database of Online Scholarly Journals
  • JURN
  • Natural Science Journals PQ
  • NewJour – Electronic Journals & Newsletters, University of Georgetown
  • OAISTER oclc
  • Ornamental Horticulture CABI
  • Plant Breeding Abstract CABI
  • Proquest
  • Scirus ELSEVIER
  • SciTech Journals
  • Searchteam
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • WorldCat


Article Processing Charges (APC)

Advances in Horticultural Science does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC


Legal Deposit

This Journal is experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service


Publication Frequency

Quarterly: March - June - September - December

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