The International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology (IJHST) upholds a rigorous peer review process to ensure the quality and integrity of published research. All submissions undergo thorough evaluation by a member of the Editorial Board and esteemed peer reviewers, selected based on their expertise in the relevant field. The journal is committed to expediting the review process, aiming to provide prompt feedback to authors. Manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to further review by the Editorial Board until they meet the journal's standards.

Reviewers and Editors of IJHST adhere to the following principles:

Reviewers must:

  • Conduct reviews impartially, focusing on the intellectual merit of the manuscript, irrespective of the author's demographics or affiliations.
  • Promptly disclose any conflicts of interest encountered during the review process to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all aspects of the manuscript under review.
  • Communicate any pertinent information that may influence the decision to reject a manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief.

Editors must:

  • Evaluate submissions objectively, emphasizing the scholarly content without bias based on the author's background.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of all manuscript-related information.
  • Disclose any conflicts of interest related to the manuscripts they handle.
  • Assume responsibility for publication decisions, guided by reviewer assessments, journal policies, and legal considerations such as plagiarism, defamation, and copyright violations.

The Editorial Board of IJHST is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of academic publishing, ensuring transparency, fairness, and adherence to ethical guidelines throughout the peer review process.