About the Journal

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.

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.

Submissions that are out of scope may be rejected without external peer review.

The Senior Editor will appoint a member of the Editorial Board to manage each new submission. The Editor will generally appoint at least two anonymous reviewers to report on the suitability for publication. You have to suggest the names of potential reviewers – these should not be recent collaborators. If there are people that you would prefer not to be used as reviewers, please provide your (confidential) reasons in the cover letter to the Senior Editor.
The reviewer reports are not published.

You and your co-authors can follow the progress of your manuscript at any time by checking its status updates in your respective Author Area at: https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/ahs
Publication decisions by the Editors/Board of Directors are final.

Publication Frequency

Quarterly: March - June - September - December

Article Processing Charges (APC)

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

Indexing and abstracting

Advances in Horticultural Science is indexed in: