Policy and Procedure
Area of Horticultural Research
The Journal of Applied Horticulture
(JAH) is an official publication of the Society for the
Advancement of Horticulture, founded in 1999. JAH is a biannual
publication, publishes papers of original work (or results),
rapid communications and reviews on all aspects Horticultural Science
in English which can contribute to fundamental and applied research on
horticultural plants and their related products. The essential contents
of manuscripts must not have been published in other refereed
publications. Submission of a manuscript to the Journal implies no
concurrent submission elsewhere.
The Society for Advancement of Horticulture has been making
efforts for the last few years to popularize the Journal and attract
leading scientists and professionals to share their work and opinions
with the community. The progress in this area has been very heartening.
The Journal now boasts of an impressive list of contributors from
around the world (more than 20 countries including USA, South Africa,
Spain, Japan, West Indies, Israel, India, Finland, Taiwan, Thailand,
Tunisia, Malaysia, Egypt, Turkey, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan), who
have written on various research areas of horticulture.
Diverse Area of
An analysis of the profile of contributors and the areas covered show
that papers have been published on improvement and genetic resources
(23.03%), production technology (30.90%), postharvest studies and
processing (21.81%), diseases and pests (10.90%), biotechnology and
tissue culture (11.51%) and economics (1.81%) of horticultural crops.
Papers contributed in JAH are on wide variety of crops (78 species),
which includes ornamental crops (10.90%), medicinal and aromatic
(3.63%), fruits (65.45%) and vegetables (20.00%).
The Journal has
evoked overwhelming response from the fraternity. The number of
subscribers continues to climb on a daily basis. The subscribers
include leading universities and research organizations from around the
globe as well as eminent personalities from the field of horticulture.
Policy and Procedure
All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Submitted manuscripts
that do not conform to the JAH will be returned to authors for
correction. A manuscript number is assigned to each manuscript, which
will be sent to the corresponding author. Always refer to the
manuscript number in all correspondence thereafter.
submitted for publication are reviewed by two peer reviewers. Reviewed
manuscripts are sent back to the corresponding author along with
comments from reviewers. Some revision is usually necessary after the
reviews, and final acceptance generally depends on extent of revision.
In submitting revised manuscripts, authors are requested to submit
explanations on how the revisions were made and the reason why they do
not agree with the reviewers for those points on which they have no
revision. The corresponding authors will be notified for acceptance.
Procedure after Acceptance: Accepted manuscripts must be submitted on
computer diskettes or via e-mail as an attachment file(s) to . Preparation of manuscripts with Microsoft Word/
PageMaker is preferable. Pre-printing proof (PDF) is mailed to
the corresponding author. Authors must read proof carefully, correct if
necessary, and return to the JAH as soon as possible.
JAH promotes the rapid publication of research papers.
During last one year the total time take for peer-reviewing,
copyediting, and publishing has reduced drastically. For quick
evaluation, authors can submit their manuscripts through email also. Our
objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript at
the earliest. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published
in the next available issue.
Research papers published in JAH are abstracted in leading abstracting
journals. Papers on various aspects pertaining to horticultural crops
have been abstracted in following abstracts:
Genetic Resources Abstracts
News and Information
of Agricultural Entomology
Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
of Plant Pathology
and Drainage Abstracts
of Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts
Author charges that completely cover the costs of peer-reviewing,
copyediting, and publishing manuscripts. Accepted manuscripts
will be published with the understanding that the author will pay a
charge of US$ 6 per printed page. For authors, in India, this
charge is Rs. 150.00 per page. Twenty reprints of a paper are provided
to the authors ex-gratis.
Compared to other
scientific research journals (mostly charging $30 to $300 per page as
print charges) JAH charge by nominal as Author Charges. Additional
sets of reprints may be ordered at the time of proof correction.