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All submissions must be made electronically via the Editorial Manager®:
First-time users must create an Author account to obtain an user ID
and password required to enter the system. USE ONLY BASIC ALPHABET
LETTERS (WITHOUT DIACRITICS) IN USER’S NAMES. All manuscripts receive
individual identification codes that should be used in any
correspondence with regard to the publication process.
By submitting the manuscript the Authors declare that the material is
original, written by the stated authors, has not been published before
and contains neither unlawful statements nor infringes the rights of
The Authors are also responsible for providing any necessary written
permissions to quote any materials that have been published before in
During online manuscript submission Authors must show the reasons for
submitting their manuscript to Folia Horticulturae. In
particular, 1) scientific importance, 2) novelty, and 3) relevance to
horticulture must be addressed.
Additionally, Authors declare the wish to publish colour pages in
print. See the ‘Costs’ section on the
main page of the journal website for the details concerning publishing
colour pages in print. Authors also declare the active/honorary
membership of the Polish Society of Horticultural Sciences (PTNO). An
active member is one who has already paid the PSHS membership fee for
the year in which the manuscript is submitted.
Licence to Publish
The Authors also transfer copyrights to the Polish Society for Horticultural
Science. During online manuscript submission Authors state that they read and
accept requirements of Licence to Publish.
Licence to Publish is available online at journal website ‒
A manuscript must be saved in a format compatible to MS Word 2007.
Times New Roman 11 pt font should be used throughout the manuscript text.
Section headings should have bold font face and subheadings should have bold and
italic font face. Use 1.5 line spacing and all margins of A4 page set to 2.5 cm.
Do not add the line numbers to the MS Word file.
Arrange the manuscript according to the layout described below. Please
see articles published in the last issue for further reference.
Provide an abbreviated manuscript title, max. 70 characters including
First name, (second name initial) and last name of the author(s)
separated by commas
Name and address of the author affiliations
E-mail of the corresponding author
A clear and concise abstract should have no more than 250 words and
should be structured according to the manuscript layout and provide
brief introduction, the aim of the work, material and methods used,
main results and conclusions. Do not provide detailed methodological
details or references.
Provide up to seven comma-separated keywords listed in an alphabetical
order. Keywords should be adequate to the manuscript content and
should not repeat words included in the manuscript title. Please refer to MeSH list
for generally accepted key words.
Provide a list of abbreviations used in the manuscript, but only those
that are not generally recognized. List the comma-separated
abbreviations in an alphabetical order. Any abbreviation should be
explained also in the text when it appears for the first time.
Provide relevant scientific background and the current state of
knowledge. This section should justify the novelty and need for the
commenced work and define the research aim.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
List any biological material used including full Latin names with
authorities. Description of the methods should be detailed enough to
understand the methodology and repeat the experiments.
Describe the results obtained concisely. Do not list many numerical
values continuously in the text or repeat data presented in tables
and/or figures. Despite, try to summarize data giving reference to the
tables and/or figures.
Discussion can be combined with results in one section (RESULTS AND DISCUSSION).
The discussion must be adequate to the findings and not speculative or
too descriptive. It must be supported by the appropriate and recent
references to published works.
Conclusions must be clear, concise, not trivial and present real
findings justified by the obtained results.
Acknowledge organizations supporting research or people who had real
impact on the work described or manuscript writing.
Indicate a funding source of the presented research or manuscript
Describe individual contribution of every author in research and
manuscript writing. It should indicate personal responsibility and
real input of every author. Example: A.S. designed experiments and
performed analytical measurements; G.P. performed statistical
analysis; A.S. and G.P. equally contributed to manuscript writing.
More examples can be referred at Nautilus posts (http://blogs.nature.com/nautilus/2007/11/post_12.html).
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Provide the statement “Authors declare no conflict of interest”.
However, if any financial, personal or other kind of relationship
exists between authors and funding or supporting organization, even if
it is a non-profit conflict, it must be clearly described.
Citations in the text: ‘…as demonstrated by Johnson (2017)’; ‘(Smith,
2015a, 2015b; Wright, 2016; Ort and Kang, 2017)’.
List references of international coverage in an alphabetical order,
then chronologically. All references must be cited in the manuscript
Use the Times New Roman 10 pt font; authors’ names should be typed
using a capitalized (small caps) font face (Home → Font
→ Small caps). More than one reference of author(s)
published in the same year must be identified by the letters a, b, c,
etc., placed directly after the year of publication. For articles with
many co-authors, restrict the number of listed authors to six and the
remaining abbreviate as ‘et al.’.
Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the
Web of Science ‒ Journal Title Abbreviations. Online resources
must be referred by providing full http addresses and dates when they
References to articles published in language other
than English should be avoided and they are accepted only
occasionally if there are no other relevant sources in English.
SMITH R., 2017. Differences
in lycopene content during storage of tomato fruits. J. Pol. Soc.
Hortic. Sci. 112, 779-790.
2015. Nitrate and nitrite methods of analysis in selected vegetables
and grain products. Glob. Plant Sci. 15(2), 30-35.
ALCÁNTAR-GONZÁLEZ G., GÓMEZ-MERINO F.C., 2007. Effect of foliar fertilization on plant growth and quality of Mexican
husk tomato (Physalis ixocarpa Brot.).
Acta Hortic. 729, 295-299.
2016. Plant Physiology. APS Press, St. Paul, USA.
REES T., DISCON W.L.,
2013. Fruits ripening. In: Recent Advances in the Biochemistry of
Fruits. J. Friend and M.J.C. Rhodes (Eds), Academic Press, New
York, USA, 65-87.
2005. In vitro micropropagation of Lilium longiflorum. Proc. 2nd British
Ornamental Plants Conf., 20-21 March, London, 3-16.
reference to a website
USDA NATIONAL NUTRIENT DATABASE FOR STANDARD REFERENCE,
2015. https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/. Accessed 13 March 2017.
Tables must be created using a word processor
and included at the end of the manuscript text. Each table must be
self explainable and readable thus it is important that its layout
is as simple as possible. Please consider the use of separate
simple tables instead of one big and complex table to avoid
readers’ confusion. Please avoid nested cells or summarizing lines
inside the table. Keep column and line headings short but clear.
Do not use vertical lines. Horizontal lines are used only to
border the table and underline the headings or main table parts.
Table text should be typed in Times New Roman 9
pt font (without bold) and single spaced lines in all table cells.
Text in the cells should be centered horizontally and vertically.
Only text in the first column should be left justified. Units
should be given in parentheses.
Latin names should be in italic. Names of
cultivars in tables should be not included between inverted
The table title should be written using Times
New Roman 10 pt font and proceeded above table body, for example:
Table 1. Title should provide enough details to be understanding
without referring to the main text (i.e. it should 'stand alone').
Table footnotes should be indicated by one or
more asterisks in superscript and placed directly below the table
body. Identical notes in follow-up tables should be like in
example form: *Explanations: see Table 1.
Each table must be mentioned at least once in
the text, and in proper numerical order. Examples of table
citation in the text: ...presented in Table 1, (Tab. 1), (Tabs 1
A single page table size including the title
and footnotes is max. 166 × 247 mm; tables should be arranged in a
portrait orientation. Tables fitting to a one text column must be
max. 79.5 mm in width. If tables are larger than print area they
may be divided into parts and/or orientation may be changed to
Figures (including images) should be labeled
and numbered separately with Arabic numerals according to the
sequence in which they are cited in the text, e.g.: ...see Figure
1, (Fig. 2), (Figs 2 and 3), (Fig. 4A, 4B). Please make your
figures as clear as possible, and add labeling where there are
multiple panels using capital letters (A, B, etc.).
Figures must be attached as separate file (MS
Word document), one figure per page, during submission process.
If quality of the figures is low, the Authors
will be requested at a production stage to send MS Excel
source files or high-resolution files (TIFF, JPEG, EPS and PDF).
Graphics should have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.
Colour figures can be submitted and they will
appear in colour in articles published online, Please note that
all figures will be printed on a paper in black and white or grey
scale unless the authors order print in colour (see ‘Printing
color figures’ section).
Figure size can be reduced during layout
process and thus all graphical symbols, lines and fonts must be
big enough to remain readable after rescaling. The figure size
must fit to printing area of max. 166 × 247 mm including the
figure caption and legend. Figures fitting to a one text column
must be max. 79.5 mm width.
In general, use a sans-serif font type
(preferred: Arial, Calibri) for all figures, without bold. The
figure title should be written using Times New Roman 10 pt font
and proceeded below the figure, for example: Figure 1. Title… Do
not use borderline around the figure.
Printing colour figures
Figures can be also printed
in colour, but only on the Author’s request stated during the
process of manuscript online submission.
Images must be supplied at least 300 dpi (print resolution), not
72 dpi (screen resolution). Authors can use one of the standard
graphical formats for saving images, but TIFF is recommended.
Colour figures should be saved with CMYK settings for print
publication (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) only.
Each page in colour costs 240 PLN (60 EUR).
Latin names should be typed in italics. Do not use italics for family
Cultivar names should be included between inverted commas ( ‘Apollo’,
‘Nerac’ F1 ), but do not use inverted commas together with the word
'cultivar' (cultivar Apollo).
Names of breeding materials, landraces and other materials not
registered as cultivars should be written without inverted commas.
System S.I. and standard abbreviations of units and symbols should be
used exclusively. Complex units should be typed as follows: kg m-2
(kilogram per square meter); μmol m-2 s-1 (micro
moles per meter squared per second); mg dm-3 (milligrams per cubic
Letters of p (probability level) and r (sample coefficient of linear correlation) should be lowercase and italic, and
R2 (coefficient of determination) should be uppercase and italic. Probability level should be described as follows:
p < 0.05; p < 0.01; p < 0.001. “Standard deviation of a sample”, “standard error of the mean of a sample”, and “statistically non-significant” should be denoted by SD, SE, and ns, respectively.
Suggested questions which help to improve the quality of the
Does the manuscript follow the aim and scope of
Does the manuscript present novelty?
Is the manuscript of scientific importance?
Is the manuscript clearly written and well organized?
Does the title correspond to the presented findings?
Is the abstract adequate and does it contain all of
the most important information on the aim, material,
methods, results and conclusions presented in the text?
Is the abstract clear and concise?
Are the keywords adequate and complete and do not
repeat words from the title?
Does the introduction clearly describe a scientific
background and the current state of knowledge?
Is the aim of the manuscript clearly stated?
Does material and methods describe precisely research
material and methods used that would allow repetition of the
Is the experimental design appropriate and controls
Are all methods appropriate and complete?
Are statistical methods appropriate and complete?
Are results presented correctly and concisely?
Are all necessary results presented?
Is the nomenclature correct? Do units follow SI
Is the description of the results congruent with
Are all tables and figures necessary?
Are all tables and figures readable and
Do the tables and/or figures present data not
repeated in the text and vice versa?
Are the findings discussed correctly with the
Is the discussion adequate, not too speculative nor
Is the discussion supported by the appropriate and
recent references to published works?
Are conclusions justified by the results obtained?
Are conclusions clear and concise?
Is all relevant literature cited?
Are all references of international coverage? (no
texts in Polish)
Is the list of references fully compatible with the
citations in the text and vice versa?