About Journal


Journal of Horticultural Science and Research is an open access, peer reviewed journal that publishes original research in understanding knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for food and non-food uses. It involving plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. The journal encourages manuscripts covering but not limited to any advancement in the existing procedure or a new innovation focused to produce more productivity.

The journal selectively publishes a few manuscripts after closely evaluating under independent reviewers and experienced editors decision in order to maintain quality and scientific validity. The journal is ardent to publish a wide range of manuscript types such as original, reviews, rapid communications, opinions, perspectives, commentaries and letters.

All the published content is made available to access freely without any restrictions under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.


Editorial Board



Prof. Arthur J Ragauskas

Professor/Governor's Chair
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Tennessee, USA
Tel: 865-974-2042


Prof. CB Rajashekar

Professor
Department of Horticulture
Kansas State University
United States of America
Tel: 785-532-1427


Dr. Margherita Beruto

Director
Regional Institute For Floriculture
Sanremo (IM)
Italy
Tel: +39 0184 535149


Prof. Jianyong Li

Professor
Department of Biochemistry,
Virginia Tech
United States of America
Tel: 540-231-1182


Prof. Stanislaw Waldemar Gawronski

Professor of Plant Science,
Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture
Warsaw University of Life Sciences,
Warsaw, Poland
Tel: 48-22-593-20-82


Dr. Ligita Balezentiene

Professor
Institute of Ecology and Environment
Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Lithuania
Tel: +370 37 788 128


Manuscripts to this journal can be submitted via Online (or)
E-mail: editorialoffice@schscipages.com




General Terms


The general terms of the journal includes usage and accessibility to any of the downloaded or available content is free to use. Authors retain copyright, thus any content extracted and used from the journal will require the proper citation.

Copyrights and Permitted Usage


Authors who are publishing us will hold the copyrights of the published paper. Thus we recommend to use only with proper citations when used. This ensures that the content utilized will be solely for advancement of science and not for commercial usage.

Confidentiality and Pre publication Ethics


The Publisher will not support the publication if the authors do not follow publication ethics such as, authorship, plagiarism, duplicate content, image integrity, consents, improper revision, competing financial interests, other competing interests, improper disclosures, breaking confidentiality and pre-publication publicity.

Terms of Open Access


The published work in scholarly pages follows open access mode of publication. We encourage use and reuse of the published content when properly cited.

Bioethics and Biosecurity


The editors handling the manuscripts may even take decisions based upon any issues that may raise concerns with reference to bioethics and biosecurity. Any Opinions/Perspective Articles that are opposing or bringing up any issue against animals, any public ethics or any security concerned aspects, the editor may bring to the publisher notice and we may help arrange a network to provide individual feedbacks before the publication. For such instances, the manuscript may be kept on hold until final review decisions.

Modifications of the Content


The publisher holds the right to change any content of the website, terms and conditions at any time. Any such changes will be intimated upon the site and for the ones who may miss to access the journals, will be notified provided you been an author, editor, reviewer or a reader. The publisher will make the website available for 24 hours and 7 days a week active, but if any technical failures occur, the service inconvenience to be regretted and the readers must believe that the team is looking at it with utmost priority. The publisher also holds the right to modify at any point of time.

Peer Review Policy


The publisher follow single blinded peer review process for all the received manuscripts. The Editorials and Letters are not considered for peer review processing since it mostly discuss either upon the advancements or any opportunities to the readers in the field.

Anonymity: Since the publisher follow single blinded peer review process, the reviewer/editor details are not provided to the author to avoid any future conflicts.

Criteria for Publications


  1. The manuscript should conform the ethical standards of scientific Publishing.
  2. Technical papers should be able to bring insights about the scientific advance.
  3. The manuscripts must hold originality and novelity.
  4. The study must be utmost important to the community.
  5. Must ideally provide significant outcomes to the researchers of the related disciplines.
  6. Should provide strong evidence for the results discussed and concluded.

The Peer Review Process


All the submissions submitted will be initially checked by the editorial staff and then they may resend if any content is missing. Once the manuscript contains all the necessary list mentioned in the body of the manuscript, it will be sent for peer review.

Initially the editorial board member handles the manuscript and may assign or the editorial staff may assign the reviewers for the received manuscript. Based upon the review comments from the group of reviewers, editor decides one among the four (Accept, Reject, Accept with minor revision or Accept with major revision) recommendations.

Reviewers also recommend similar suggestions regarding the acceptability of the manuscript, but the reviewers must understand the final decision stay along with the editors.

If the manuscript receives contrast reviews, then automatically that manuscript undergoes, another round of peer review and the majority of the recommendations may be considered.

Authors are welcomed to suggest reviewers while submission. Authors can write the reviewer details in the cover letter while submitting the manuscript.

The publisher considers each review critically, the manuscript may be kept on hold or rejected if the author fails to reproduce the justification to the review comments.

Peer review system is considered to check and bring out the best of the research conducted. Thus any reviews if the editorial office/editors feel is not doing justice, the publisher may reconsider another round of review. We believe in bringing up the standards and any negligence in peer review system is strictly prohibited.

Post Publication Process


The galley proof will be sent to corresponding author of paper, so we request to check the proof before final publication process. Please contact the editorial office for any corrections in published paper.

Article Processing Charge


The articles published will be available in archives and freely accessible after publication under open access criteria without any restrictions/barriers. As an open access publication, the authors are requested to pay article processing charge (APC). As per the annual board meeting held on April 01, 2018, the article processing charge for the published article is USD655. Article processing charge covers the review processing fee, quality check, copy editing, conversion into various access compatible formats, publication, handling charges and permanent archiving fee.

Content Availability


The published articles are permanently archived and made available online. Any problem in accessing the archive of journal, please contact the editorial office and editorial staff will immediately fix it at the earliest possible.