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The project "Open access to scientific publications of the Folia Horticulturae journal" was supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2018-2019 (No. 837/P-DUN/2018).


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).

We publish with De Gruyter/Sciendo

See Sciendo website for volumes published since 2008 or expand CONTENTS menu at the left side panel.

Archive volumes of Folia Horticulturae are still available on this page using CONTENTS menu.

Journal metrics

  • Web of Science, Impact Factor (IF) 2021: 1.934

  • Scopus, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2021: 0.450

  • Scopus, CiteScore 2021: 3.600

  • Scopus, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2021: 1.048

Aims and scope

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.


Journal owner: the Polish Society for Horticultural Sciences (PSHS). Since 2020 Folia Horticulturae is published only online.

  • PL ISSN (in print): 0867-1761 - publisher: PSHS - up to 2019

  • PL ISSN (online): 2083-5965 - publisher: De Gruyter/Sciendo

Abstracting and indexing services

Services indexing the journal:

  • Clarivate Analytics - BIOSIS Previews

  • Clarivate Analytics - Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition

  • Clarivate Analytics - Science Citation Index Expanded

  • Elsevier / SCOPUS

  • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)


  • AGRO

  • Arianta

  • Baidu Scholar

  • CABI (over 50 subsections)

  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)

  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer

  • Dimensions

  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

  • EBSCO (relevant databases)

  • EBSCO Discovery Service

  • FSTA - Food Science & Technology Abstracts

  • Google Scholar

  • Index Copernicus

  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

  • J-Gate

  • JournalGuide

  • JournalTOCs

  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)

  • Microsoft Academic

  • MyScienceWork

  • Naver Academic

  • Naviga (Softweco)

  • POL-index

  • Primo Central (ExLibris)

  • ProQuest (relevant databases)

  • Publons

  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)

  • ReadCube

  • ResearchGate

  • SCImago (SJR)

  • Semantic Scholar

  • Sherpa/RoMEO

  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)

  • TDNet

  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb

  • WanFang Data

  • WorldCat (OCLC) (ExLibris)

Ranking score

  • MEiN (the Polish Ministry of Education and Science) list of journals (2021) - 40 points

  • Index Copernicus ICV 2019 - 152.32 points

Ethical guidelines

Folia Horticulturae has implemented policies against dishonesty and unethical publishing practice and follows Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) recommendations ( In particular, this includes protection against ghostwriting (an author is not included in the list of authors nor mentioned in acknowledgements), guest authorship (the impact of an author is meaningless or none) and plagiarism. By submitting the manuscript 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. Individual contribution of every author must be described in the manuscript section “Author contributions”.

Any conflict of interest between authors, founding bodies or reviewers is documented and will be disclosed (list here). Authors provide statement of no conflict of interest or describes any issues that can be considered as such in the manuscript section “Conflict of interest”. Funding source must be disclosed in the manuscript section “Funding”. By commencing reviews, Reviewers are obliged to communicate any conflict of interest with a body founding research or authors, if anticipated from the manuscript text. In case of any doubts, the relevant explanation must be provided and then the Editor will make appropriate decision if the Reviewer is eligible to perform the requested review.

Folia Horticulturae has implemented the CrossCheck plagiarism screening system ( crosscheck/index.html) in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process that is performed independently by external reviewers.

In case of suspicion of dishonesty or unethical publishing practice revealed at any stage of publication process or after article is disseminated, Folia Horticulturae will commence action to obtain satisfying explanations according to the COPE guidelines. Identified misconduct or unresolved cases may lead to manuscript rejection or article retraction, and disclosure of the case (list here), including notification of the Author’s employer.

Manuscript review process

Each submitted manuscript is pre-evaluated by the Editors. If it is considered for publication in Folia Horticulturae, the manuscript is assigned to one of the Associate Editors or Editor-in-Chief who sent it to at least two independent reviewers in a double-blind mode ensuring the names of authors and reviewers are not known to each other. Reviewers are selected among experts in the given scientific field and the selection is exclusively based on Folia Horticulturae Editor’s decision. The Editor may consider the choice of the reviewers suggested by the Authors. At least one reviewer is from country other than Author's affiliation country. The Reviewers provide their written opinion that must be convincing and justify final conclusion on the acceptance/rejection of the manuscript or the need for manuscript revision. Questions for Reviewers’ consideration while providing an opinion on the manuscript is available at the journal home page (download PDF). Simultaneously, the manuscript is screened using the CrossCheck System for potential elimination of plagiarism. Based on the review and CrossCheck outcome, the Associate Editor alone or in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, Statistical Editor or Editorial Board member makes decision on the manuscript revision and communicate it to the corresponding author. The Authors can revise their manuscript according to the Reviewers’ and Editors’ comments and sent it again to the Associate Editor with accompanying letter listing answers to the comments. The revised manuscript may be sent to Reviewers once again upon the Editor’s decision. The final decision on manuscript acceptance/rejection is taken by the Editor-in-Chief who can also request additional revision or explanations from the Authors.

Manuscript can be accepted for publication when it follows the aim and scope of Folia Horticulturae, presents novelty and is of scientific importance. Two positive reviews are required for publication of the manuscript in Folia Horticulturae. In case of any doubt, inconclusive or not fully justified review, the Editor may select additional reviewer for consultation.


All submissions must be made electronically via the Editorial Manager®:


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).

Publication process

Publication in Folia Horticulturae is a multi-step process.

Registration: 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.

Evaluation: 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.

Production: 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 full issue. Full references to the paper (volume and pages) are provided once the issue is completed and online.


Invited reviews are published free of charge. If you intend to write a review, please contact the Editor first.

Submissions from January 1, 2020

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 2020:

650 EUR per article.

The members of the Polish Society for Horticultural Science are entitled to 10% discount of publication fee.

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.

Subscription and orders

Enquiries regarding subscriptions of Folia Horticulturae should be directed to the Editorial Office. The unit price for archive issues (up to 2019) of 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 (applies to articles printed on paper until 2019). 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.

Download order form here: PDF, DOC.

Contact information

Folia Horticulturae

Editorial Office

29 Listopada 54

31-425 Krakow


Tel.: +48 12 662-52-49



TIN 945-15-81-736

PNBR 001262759

NCR 0000046299


Bank account

Pekao S.A. IBAN PL89124047221978001071564651, SWIFT PKOPPLPW