Journal Information

Aims and scopes

Italus Hortus (ISSN 1127-3496) is a free Open Access, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Italian Society for Horticultural Science (Società di Ortoflorofrutticoltura Italiana; SOI). It is indexed by Scopus. All accepted articles are published free of charge and have a DOI. The journal DOI is 10.26353/j.itahort. The journal is published four-monthly (April, August and December).

Italus Hortus publishes the most recent research results dealing with all aspects of horticulture. These include a broad range of topics, such as breeding of horticultural plant species, physiology and biochemistry of horticultural crops, propagation and nursery technologies, orchard and vineyard management, multi-functionality of horticultural systems, production techniques, quality of horticultural products, post-harvest management of fruit and vegetables. Topics can include minimally processed fresh produce but do not cover fully processed foods such as fruit juices, purees, pasteurised, or fermented foods. Papers in related topics (plant pathology, crop protection, engineering, crop processing, etc.) are considered only if they contain information of direct significance to horticulture. The manuscripts can be freely submitted or invited and they will undergo a single-blind peer review process. Manuscripts that do not comply with the instructions for authors cannot begin the review process.

Publication Policy

Italus Hortus considers only original manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration by another journal.

In case of review articles, it is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have been published elsewhere.

No article processing nor publication charge is applied.

Italus Hortus publishes the following types of papers:

  • Original research papers
  • Reviews
  • Brief research reports

Original research papers should include the results of original research. These data should not be previously published or submitted successively elsewhere.

Review articles should critically analyze the literature about subjects of active current relevance to the horticultural sciences.

Brief research reports should present original research and/or preliminary findings formatted in a concise way. As the full paper, it should include references to the literature and the experimental methodologies employed, and should be composed by not more than 4000 words.

All published articles remain in our archives in perpetuity for worldwide exposure and visibility.

In Italus Hortus, each volume corresponds to a calendar year and includes three issues published four-monthly (April, August and December)