About Horticulturae


Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on all areas of temperate to tropical horticulture and related disciplines. It publishes original empirical and theoretical research articles, from the basic to the applied, as well as short notes, reviews, and opinion articles. Full experimental and/or methodological details must be provided for research articles. Our goal is to encourage scientists to publish and communicate their results in a timely manner in an open venue, with no subscription or membership barriers for access, encompassing research on the entire horticultural supply chain.


Major topic areas covering fruit, vegetable, floricultural, nursery and landscape, herbal, and spice crops include, but are not limited to:

  • Conventional, sustainable and organic production—planting to harvest
  • Precision horticulture and technological innovation
  • Protected cultivation
  • Smallholder production systems
  • Urban horticulture
  • Propagation and seed production
  • Genetics, genomics, breeding, and biotechnology
  • Physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology
  • Interactions with pests and pathogens
  • Effects of abiotic stresses and climate change
  • Modeling plant growth and productivity
  • Pre- and postharvest quality
  • Nutritional and phytochemical composition
  • Product processing, storage, transport, and wastage
  • Economics and marketing
  • Outreach, extension, and education

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Horticulturae is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Horticulturae will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2022 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is .

Editorial Office

Ms. Canna Ren
Managing Editor

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