About Horticulturae


Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on all areas and aspects of temperate to tropical horticulture. It publishes original empirical and theoretical research articles, short communications, reviews, and opinion articles. We intend to encourage scientists to publish and communicate their results concerning all branches of horticulture in a timely manner and in an open venue, after being evaluated by the journal editors and randomly selected independent expert reviewers, so that all articles will never be judged in relation to how much they confirm or criticize the opinions of other researchers.


The scope of the journal is to provide new information or points of view concerning the production and quality of horticultural crop species including fruit, vegetable, herbal, spice, ornamental and landscape plants. We encourage the submission of manuscripts that, in compliance with the above, have as a horticulture-related theme one or more of the following topics:

  • Organic production
  • Genetics, genomics, breeding, and biotechnology
  • Physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology
  • Plant interactions with pests and pathogens
  • Artificial intelligence and lab-on-a-chip for disease detection
  • Effects of abiotic stresses
  • Plant growth regulators and biostimulants
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Nutritional and phytochemical composition
  • Post-harvest physiology and technology
  • Propagation and seed production
  • Urban horticulture
  • Small holder production systems
  • Precision horticulture
  • Crop modelling
  • Greenhouses and plant factories with artificial light
  • Sustainable cultivation
  • Biodiversity
  • Waste management
  • Economics and marketing
  • Perception of horticulture, outreach, and education

Submissions to Horticulturae must specifically concern horticultural science; in this context, excellent manuscripts may be rejected if they involve cereal, forestry, industrial and oleaginous crops, or if they include physiological, molecular, phyto-pathological and food technology studies without a clear link, significance, or application to horticulture.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

MDPI 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:

© 2024 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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