International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology (IJHST) is an international open access journal publishing research related to horticultural crops. Original research and reviews concerned with the latest developments and state-of-the-art research for fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and medicinal plants have the potential to be published. Papers in the field of:
ecology, physiology, biochemistry, greenhouse production, micropropagation, soil science, breeding, phytopathology and molecular biology of horticultural plants.
Basic molecular studies without direct application in horticulture are not considered for review process and publication. Technical aspects of horticulture (engineering, crop processing, storage, transport etc.) can be processed for publication provided that they focus on the living products. All biological and modeling aspects of greenhouse production are suitable for publication in IJHST. Papers on biological and technological postharvest research focusing on postharvest storage, treatments and mechanisms, quality evaluation, packaging, handling and distribution of fresh horticultural crops are considered for publication.
MANUSCRIPT CATEGORIES AND REQUIREMENTS
IJHST will consider manuscripts in the following categories:
Original articles are up to 8000 words in length and present the results of a substantial research project. The results should provide fundamental new insights into the ways that plants respond to their environment.
Opinions are a platform for objectively argued alternative viewpoints based on different and clearly plausible interpretations of data/models on widely accepted contemporary concepts about plant – environment interactions. Authors are encouraged to make pre-submission inquiries that outline to the Editors the basis of their proposed article and argument.
Technical Reports should be no more than 4000 words. They should present new methods that are likely to be of interest to a broad readership and include evidence that the method can generate new insights into plant biology. Alternatively, new methods that have generated a large body of results can be published as part of an Original Article.
Commentaries are invited short contributions, which highlight the context and new findings of a particular paper published in the same or a recent issue of Plant, Cell and Environment.
Reviews are invited contributions from experts, which comprehensively summaries and critically discuss the current state of knowledge in a particular area of plant biology. Plant, Cell and Environment occasionally publishes unsolicited Reviews, but authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief in advance. The pre-submission enquiry needs to include an outline of the planned review consisting of a title, list of headers, figures and tables and a preliminary reference list, as well as a list of publications of the main author.