The Journal of Polish Society for Horticultural Sciences (PSHS)
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.
For full information see the journal’s home webpage at http://foliahort.ogr.ur.krakow.pl
Aims and Scope
Why subscribe and read
- Folia Horticulturae publishes original research and review articles covering a broad 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.
- Each article is peer reviewed by independent experts.
- Open access (free of charge) to full text articles since 2004 and abstracts since 1989.
- Verista Open Access full text articles are available since 2011.
- Archive issues (2004-2010) can be browsed at the journal’s home webpage http://ptno.ogr.ar.krakow.pl/Wydawn/FoliaHorticulturae/folia.htm
Folia Horticulturae publishes research articles and reviews concerning horticultural crops and their products i.e., fruits, vegetables, herbal and medicinal plants, ornamental plants, and landscape plants. 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.
Folia Horticulturae ensures
- electronic manuscript submission and processing,
- fast editorial processing,
- free English editing of the manuscript by a language editor,
- early bird online publishing,
- assignment of the unique DOI number,
- high editorial and printing quality,
- free colour figures published online,
- extra low cost of colour pages published in print,
- indexing in the most important agricultural databases like EBSCO and CABI Full Text Databases.
CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System's users 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.
Detailed description of the CrossCheck System can be found at:
The project "Internationalization and digitalization of the Folia Horticulturae journal" was supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education within the Index Plus program in 2012-2014 (No. 55/IxP/dem/2012).
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Submission of Manuscripts
Instructions for Authors
Only an electronic version of a manuscript is considered for processing. The manuscript must be provided in the format of MS Word 2007 or an earlier version only. Additionally, a copy of the manuscript saved in PDF format must be attached. The submission must be accompanied by the Versita Open Access License and cover letter (see Instructions for Authors).
Detailed instructions are described in the ‘Instructions for Authors’ file that can be downloaded.
The complete submissions should be submited by Editorial Manager system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/fhort/default.asp.
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. The Authors are fully responsible for the content and correctness of the presented information.
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 Versita Open Access License form in a PDF format can be downloaded. A scan of the signed form must be sent as an attachment to the submission or sent by regular mail or fax to the Editorial Office.
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 at least two independent reviewers who are experts in the scientific field presented in the manuscript. The reviewers must declare no conflict of interest with the Authors or research founding body and their names remain blind to Authors. The selection of the reviewers is exclusively based on Folia Horticulturae Editor’s decision.
Based on the review outcome, the Editors make a decision on the rejection or acceptance of the manuscript, or may require a revision to be done by the Authors. The revised manuscript may be sent to reviewers once again upon the Editor’s decision. 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.
Early Bird publication
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. The references to the paper is given based on the assigned DOI number.
Folia Horticulturae has implemented policies against dishonesty and unethical publishing practice. To protect against ghostwriting (an author is not included in the list of authors nor mentioned in acknowledgements) and guest authorship (the impact of an author is meaningless or none) the 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.
To protect against plagiarism, Folia Horticulturae implements a multi-step process involving an internal evaluation of each submission as well as an external evaluation by independent reviewers, who remain blind to the Authors. The evaluations aim in ensuring the originality of the texts and the presented data.Any conflict of interests between a reviewer and authors, as well as between a reviewer or authors and research founding body is documented and will be disclosed.
Any experimental research on animals or with the use of animals, clinical trials or any other research requiring legal consent must follow internationally recognized guidelines and approved by the appropriate body. Such information must be included in the Material and Methods section.
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 point font.
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 VAT.
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.
Abstracting & Indexing
Folia Horticulturae is covered by the following services:
- AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
- Baidu Scholar
- CABI (over 50 subsections)
- Clarivate Analytics - BIOSIS Previews
- CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
- DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
- EBSCO (relevant databases)
- EBSCO Discovery Service
- Elsevier - SCOPUS
- FSTA - Food Science & Technology Abstracts
- Google Scholar
- Index Copernicus
- KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
- Naviga (Softweco)
- Primo Central (ExLibris)
- ProQuest (relevant databases)
- SCImago (SJR)
- Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
- WanFang Data
- WorldCat (OCLC)
Edward Kunicki, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Deputy/ Managing Editor
Agnieszka Sękara, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Editorial Advisory Board
Eugeniusz Kołota, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Józef Bąkowski, Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna, Poland
Malgorzata Berova, Agricultural University, Bulgaria
Borut Bohanec, University of Lubljana, Slovenia
Mathilde Briard, Agrocampus Ouest, France
Reinhold Carle, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Stanisław Cebula, University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland
Paweł Duchowski, Lithuanian Institute of Horticulture, Lithuania
Sezai Ercisli, Ataturk University, Turkey
Elazar Fallik, Institute of Technology and Storage of Agricultural Products, Israel
Elena Horská, Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia
Sirichai Kanlayanarat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand
Andrzej Libik, University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland
António Monteiro, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugasl
Aung Htay Naing, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Joanna Nowak, Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna, Poland
David Pink, Harper Adams University College, The United Kingdom
Silviero Sansavini, University of Bologna, Italy
Hartwig Schulz, Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany
Margrethe Serek, Leibniz Universität, Germany
Philipp W. Simon, USDA-ARS and University of Wisconsin, USA
Jan Starck, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Kazimierz Tomala, Warsaw University of Life Sciences Poland
Edward Żurawicz, Research Institute of Horticulture, Poland
Plant physiology and nutrition section
Iwona Domagała-Świątkiewicz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Ornamental plant section
Małgorzata Malik, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Agnieszka Sękara, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Plant protection section
Elżbieta Wojciechowicz-Żytko, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Anna Evelyn Spysz, Poland
Barbara Jagosz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Andrzej Kalisz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Barbara Nowak, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Jacek Strojny, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Anna Kapczyńska, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
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