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.
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.
Why submit Folia Horticulturae is evaluated by the world leading services, including Web of Science, Journal Citation Report (Clarivate Analytics) - IF 2017: 0.244 and Scopus (Elsevier B.V.) - SJR 2017: 0.129. 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,
indexing in the most important databaseses (see below).
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przyznało wsparcie finansowe w ramach programu Index Plus 2012-2014 na projekt pt: "Umiędzynarodowienie i digitalizacja czasopisma "Folia Horticulturae" (nr 55/IxP/dem/2012). 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).
Contact information Folia Horticulturae Editorial Office
Folia Horticulturae is covered by the following services:
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Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
Primo Central (ExLibris)
ProQuest (relevant databases)
Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
Web of Science - BIOSIS Previews
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Editor-in-Chief Agnieszka Sękara, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Managing Editors Anna Kapczyńska, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland Andrzej Kalisz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Editorial Advisory Board Janina Gajc-Wolska, University of Life Sciences - SGGW, 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 Gianluca Caruso, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy 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 Dariusz Grzebelus, University of Agriculture, Kraków, Poland Elena Horská, Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia Marina Iovene, Institute of Biosciences and Boresources, National Research Council of Italy Sirichai Kanlayanarat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand Edward Kunicki, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland Andrzej Libik, University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland António Monteiro, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal Aung Htay Naing, Kyungpook National University, South Korea Joanna Nowak, Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna, Poland David Pink, Harper Adams University College, The United Kingdom Robert Pokluda, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic 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 Mohammad Valipour, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran Jan Starck, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland Kazimierz Tomala, Warsaw University of Life Sciences Poland Edward Żurawicz, Research Institute of Horticulture, Poland
Editors Ornamental plant section Małgorzata Malik, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Plant genetics and biotechnology section Ewa Grzebelus, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Plant nutrition section Iwona Domagała-Świątkiewicz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Plant physiology section Renata Wojciechowska, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Plant protection section Maciej Kazula, University of Minnesota, USA
Vegetable and medicinal plants section Ivana Mezeyová, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Language Editor Mieczysław Paszt, Poland
Technical Editors Małgorzata Czernicka, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland Aneta Grabowska, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland Barbara Jagosz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland Iwona Kamińska, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland Barbara Nowak, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland Elżbieta Wojciechowicz-Żytko, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Statistical Editor Jacek Strojny, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
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).
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.
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.
Ahead of Print 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.
Folia Horticulturae publishes fully open access articles, freely available online to read, download and share. To cover the range of publishing services Folia Horticulturae charges a publication fee.
The following article processing charge is valid for any manuscript submitted from 1 January 2018: 300 EUR per article. The cost of each colour page in printed version is 60 EUR.
The article processing charge will be payable after the manuscript is accepted for publication but before on-line publication. The invoice will be sent electronically to the corresponding author after the Editor-in-Chief approval of the article and the designation a number of issue. Payment should be done by bank transfer, immediately, to speed up the publication process.
Each print 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 6 EUR plus shipping costs or 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 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.