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Aims and scope
Folia Horticulturae is an international,
scientific journal published in English. It covers a broad
research spectrum of aspects
related to horticultural science that are of interest to a wide scientific community and have an impact on progress
in both basic and applied research carried out with the use of horticultural crops and their products.
The journal’s aim is to disseminate recent findings and serve as a forum for presenting views as well as for
discussing important problems and prospects of modern horticulture, particularly in relation to sustainable
production of high yield and quality of horticultural products, including their impact on human health.
The articles should concern any of the main groups of horticultural crops i.e., fruits, vegetables, herbal and
medicinal plants, ornamental plants, and landscape plants. They should present novel and scientifically sound
results or reviews relevant to a broad community. Interdisciplinary articles combining aspects of crop production,
plant protection, breeding, seed science, post-harvest technology and food technology are welcome. These applied
aspects can be supported by basic research in biochemistry, plant physiology, biotechnology and genetics.
Particular interest is given to articles dealing with plant production with the aim of products with a higher
quality and of high importance for human health. Comparisons of sustainable production techniques with the use of
conventional, organic and biotechnologically improved crops as well as global social and economic aspects of
horticulture may be presented.
Journal owner: the Polish Society for Horticultural
Abstracting and indexing services
Services indexing the journal:
CABI - CAB
Horticultural Science Abstracts
CNKI Scholar (China
National Knowledge Infrastructure)
EBSCO - Academic
EBSCO - Biomedical
EBSCO - Garden,
Landscape & Horticulture Index
EBSCO - TOC Premier
FSTA - Food Science
& Technology Abstracts
Thomson Reuters -
Accepted, indexation pending:
EBSCO - Biological
& Agricultural Index Plus (Wilson)
EBSCO - Food
EBSCO - MegaFILE
EBSCO - Science &
Elsevier - SCOPUS
INIST Institut de
l'Information Scientifique et Technique
MNiSW (the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education) list of journals part B (2015) -
Index Copernicus ICV 2014 - 102.92 points (standarized
value - 8.94)
Folia Horticulturae is also listed in the Master Journal List of Thomson Reuters.
Folia Horticulturae has
implemented policies against dishonesty and unethical
publishing practice and follows Committee on Publication
Ethics (COPE) recommendations (http://publicationethics.org).
In particular, this includes protection against ghostwriting
(an author is not included in the list of authors nor
mentioned in acknowledgements), guest authorship (the impact
of an author is meaningless or none) and plagiarism. By
submitting the manuscript Authors are obliged to declare
that the submitted material is original, written by the
stated authors, has not been published before and contains
neither unlawful statements nor infringes the rights of
third parties. The Authors are also responsible for
providing any necessary written permissions to quote any
materials that have been published before in other sources.
Individual contribution of every author must be described in
the manuscript section “Author contributions”.
Any conflict of interest
between authors, founding bodies or reviewers is documented
and will be disclosed (list here). Authors provide statement
of no conflict of interest or describes any issues that can
be considered as such in the manuscript section “Conflict of
interest”. Funding source must be disclosed in the
manuscript section “Funding”. By commencing reviews,
Reviewers are obliged to communicate any conflict of
interest with a body founding research or authors, if
anticipated from the manuscript text. In case of any doubts,
the relevant explanation must be provided and then the
Editor will make appropriate decision if the Reviewer is
eligible to perform the requested review.
Folia Horticulturae has
implemented the CrossCheck plagiarism screening system (http://www.crossref.org/
crosscheck/index.html) in order to ensure that the
content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is
a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts
screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high
standard and quality peer-review process that is performed
independently by external reviewers.
In case of suspicion of
dishonesty or unethical publishing practice revealed at any
stage of publication process or after article is
disseminated, Folia Horticulturae will commence action to
obtain satisfying explanations according to the COPE
guidelines. Identified misconduct or unresolved cases may
lead to manuscript rejection or article retraction, and
disclosure of the case (list here), including notification
of the Author’s employer.
Manuscript review process
Each submitted manuscript is pre-evaluated by the Editors.
If it is considered for publication in Folia Horticulturae,
the manuscript is assigned to one of the Associate Editors
or Editor-in-Chief who sent it to at least two independent
reviewers in a double-blind mode ensuring the names of
authors and reviewers are not known to each other. Reviewers
are selected among experts in the given scientific field and
the selection is exclusively based on Folia Horticulturae
Editor’s decision. The Editor may consider the choice of the
reviewers suggested by the Authors. At least one reviewer is
from country other than Author's affiliation country. The
Reviewers provide their written opinion that must be
convincing and justify final conclusion on the
acceptance/rejection of the manuscript or the need for
manuscript revision. Questions for Reviewers’ consideration
while providing an opinion on the manuscript is available at
the journal home page (download PDF). Simultaneously, the
manuscript is screened using the CrossCheck System for
potential elimination of plagiarism. Based on the review and
CrossCheck outcome, the Associate Editor alone or in
consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, Statistical Editor or
Editorial Board member makes decision on the manuscript
revision and communicate it to the corresponding author. The
Authors can revise their manuscript according to the
Reviewers’ and Editors’ comments and sent it again to the
Associate Editor with accompanying letter listing answers to
the comments. The revised manuscript may be sent to
Reviewers once again upon the Editor’s decision. The final
decision on manuscript acceptance/rejection is taken by the
Editor-in-Chief who can also request additional revision or
explanations from the Authors.
Manuscript can be accepted for publication when it follows
the aim and scope of Folia Horticulturae, presents
novelty and is of scientific importance. Two positive
reviews are required for publication of the manuscript in
Folia Horticulturae. In case of any doubt, inconclusive
or not fully justified review, the Editor may select
additional reviewer for consultation.
All submissions must be made
electronically via the Editorial Manager:
The Authors are fully responsible for the content and correctness of the presented information. By submitting the manuscript the Authors unequivocally
state that the text and data are original and that any part of the manuscript has been not published elsewhere nor submitted elsewhere to be
considered for publication, unless as an abstract or preliminary note. If the manuscript contains any materials published in other sources, the
appropriate agreement from the publisher must be provided. Folia Horticulturae acts and publishes upon agreements only with a corresponding
Author who is solely and fully responsible for representing all co-authors, if any, and may act on their behalf. The Authors 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 (download LtoP).
Publication in Folia Horticulturae is a multi-step process. The submission is checked for completeness and if so, registered. The corresponding Author
receives confirmation of a successful submission by e-mail. If the submission is not complete, i.e., does not contain all of the required files, the
cover letter is incomplete or the manuscript does not meet the requirements according to the ‘Instructions for Authors’, the manuscript is not
registered and the corresponding Author is notified and asked for a new complete submission. Once registered, the manuscript is pre-evaluated by the
Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors who decide whether the manuscript can be further considered for publication in
Folia Horticulturae. Positively
identified manuscripts are sent to independent reviewers and screened using the CrossCheck System as described in the section “Manuscript review
process” above. The Authors are notified by e-mail on each Editor’s decision. The accepted manuscript is directed to the production process where it
is edited to comply with the standards of Folia Horticulturae and independently corrected by a native English speaking Editor to ensure high English
standards. The corresponding Author receives the edited manuscript with traceable changes for acceptance and has the possibility to answer the Editor’s
comments, which must be done within seven days. After the Author’s acceptance, the galley proof is prepared and sent to the corresponding Author for
final acceptance due within three working days. After the Author’s final acceptance, further changes to the text are not possible. The accepted paper
is published online on the journal web page with a non-restricted access to the full text. Then the paper awaits print publication.
Online first policy
Folia Horticulturae policy is to publish the accepted papers online as quickly as possible. Therefore,
each accepted manuscript is published on the web page prior to print publication. Full references to the
paper (volume and pages) are provided once the paper is published in print.
Printed issue is the primary reference source.
The corresponding author receives a PDF version of the final paper free of
any additional charge.
Invited reviews are published free of charge. If you intend
to write a review, please contact the Editor first.
To support publication costs, each printed page of the
original research paper is charged 80 PLN or 20 EUR,
including VAT. A 25% reduction is applied proportionally to
the number of Authors who are active/honorary PSHS (PTNO)
members. The fee includes the proofreading and editing
process to ensure correct English.
One printed page equals approximately 4150 chars, 4900 chars
including spaces, 55 lines or two doubled spaced manuscript
pages assuming 2.5 cm margins and a Times New Roman, 11
Each page in colour costs 240 PLN (60 EUR), including VAT.
Publication in colour on-line is free of any additional charge.
Subscription and orders
Enquiries regarding subscriptions and orders for the current
and archival issues of Folia Horticulturae should be
directed to the Editorial Office. The current unit price for
Folia Horticulturae is 25 PLN (6 EUR) plus shipping
costs or 12.50 PLN (3 EUR)
plus shipping costs with a subscription. All prices include
Authors may order additional off-prints of their articles.
The cost for each 5 copies is 20 PLN (5 EUR), including VAT,
plus shipping costs. To order off-prints, please send a
signed order form to the Editorial Office by fax or its scan
by e-mail. The order must be sent to the Editorial Office
together with the Author’s final acceptance of the galley
proof or earlier.
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