Manuscript Submission

Manuscript Submission

All abstract submissions accepted as oral presentations are required to submit a manuscript for a special issue of Acta Horticulturae by 1 July 2017. Authors who submitted an abstract for poster presentation are encouraged to submit a manuscript. Very detailed instructions for writing the paper are available at Please read and meticulously follow the paper guidelines.

Download the author's guide (pdf format)
Download a sample article formatted for Acta Horticulturae (pdf format)

Please pay special attention to the following format requirements:
 The maximum length of an invited paper is 16 pages and of a submitted oral or poster paper is 8 pages, including figures, tables, and references.
 Use Cambria font exclusively. Titles are printed in 18 point (in boldface) but the rest of the manuscript, including tables, should be 11 point. (Exceptions are the authors' affiliation and address, references, and footnotes, which should be 9 point font.) When italic typeface is required use italic type; do not underline.
 The printable area on your sheet of paper is strictly fixed (15.3 × 23.5 cm = 6.02 × 9.25 inches) irrespective of paper size. For A4 size paper, this printable area is obtained by entering the following margin settings: top: 2.7 cm (1.06"); bottom: 3.5 cm (1.38"); left: 2.8 cm (1.10"); right: 2.9 cm (1.14").
 The final text should have line spacing exactly 12 point.
 Text should be "justified" to fill the entire printable area.
 First lines of all paragraphs should have a 1-cm indentation. Do not include blank lines between paragraphs within a section.
 Please closely follow the formatting for literature citations.
 Figures and graphs must be in black and white only; use of color is not possible. These should be embedded in the text at appropriate locations, not at the end of the manuscript.

Soon after submission, each manuscript will be checked for proper formatting (page size, margins, fonts, use of headings and ranks, etc.), length, and proper use of English. A manuscript that does not conform with the ISHS guidelines and/or is not written in good English will be returned to the lead author and corrections must be promptly made before it will be reviewed. Failure to respond and re-submit the manuscript with appropriate changes by the date indicated to the author will result in withdrawal of the manuscript.

Each manuscript that conforms with the ISHS guidelines will be reviewed by two members of the Scientific Committee. Those reviews will be sent to lead authors once review process complete. Corrections must be made after careful consideration of the reviews, and a revised manuscript must be submitted again (Date to be decided).

How to Submit a Manuscript

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Begins
July 1, 2016

Oral Abstract Submission Deadline
October 1, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
March 15, 2017
April 1, 2017

Registration Open
December 31, 2016

Early Registration Deadline
April 1, 2017

Online Registration Deadline
July 15, 2017
August 1, 2017

Deadline to Submit Acta Hort. Manuscript
July 1, 2017
August 1, 2017