Scientia Horticulturae

Scientia Horticulturae is an international journal publishing research related to horticultural crops. Articles in the journal deal with open or protected production of vegetables, fruits, edible fungi and ornamentals under temperate, subtropical and tropical conditions. Papers in related areas (biochemistry, micropropagation, soil science, plant breeding, plant physiology, phytopathology, etc.) are considered, if they contain information of direct significance to horticulture. Papers on the technical aspects of horticulture (engineering, crop processing, storage, transport etc.) are accepted for publication only if they relate directly to the living product. In the case of plantation crops, those yielding a product that may be used fresh (e.g. tropical vegetables, citrus, bananas, and other fruits) will be considered, while those papers describing the processing of the product (e.g. rubber, tobacco, and quinine) will not. The scope of the journal includes all horticultural crops but does not include speciality crops such as, medicinal crops or forestry crops, such as bamboo. Basic molecular studies without any direct application in horticulture will not be considered for this journal.

Types of paper:
1. Original full papers (regular papers)
2. Review articles (should cover a part of the subject of active current interest)
3. Short Communications
- 3.1 Report of preliminary results of important research (pilot investigation: e.g. no duplications or with other restrictions)
- 3.2 Newly developed methodology or modification of existing methodology, possibly description of first test.
- 3.3 Results of the application of an earlier published research methodology on other crops or under different conditions (fact finding or recipes) that are nevertheless of interest to an international readership. Should include new scientific insight.
4. Book Reviews (included in the journal on a range of relevant books which are not more than 2 years old).

Original papers should report the results of original research and should be of international and not only regional interest. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere, except in a preliminary form. Reviews should cover a part of the subject active current interest. They may be submitted or invited.

Short Communications should be as completely documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures employed, as a regular paper. They should not occupy more than 4 printed pages (about 8 manuscript pages, including figures, etc.).

For consultation or suggestions please contact the Editors-in-Chief.

Editors-in-Chief J.P. Bower , G. Colla , W.W. Guo , S. Kondo , P. Martinez Gómez , B. Pennisi , D. Schwarz

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 0304-4238