Journal Information

Horticulture Research is an online-only, open access international journal devoted to publish original research results and reviews on, but not limited to, genetics, genomics and breeding, biotechnology, biochemistry, physiology, cellular and molecular biology, evolution, and environmental biology of horticultural plants. The journal is published by Springer Nature in partnership with Nanjing Agricultural University. The journal also publishes News and Views on current events and hot topics in global horticultural fields. The journal aims to become a highly respected and trusted resource of cutting-edge information in the field of horticulture. The journal will also provide a much-needed platform to promote worldwide academic exchange.

Now, this journal is indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), PubMed Central, Scopus and DOAJ.

Aims and Scope

Find out further information on the journal aims and scope here.

Editor in Chief

The Editor-in-Chief of Horticulture Research is Dr. Zong-Ming (Max) Cheng, Joint Professor at Nanjing Agricultural University and University of Tennessee.

Editorial Board

Visit the ‘editorial board’ page for the full list of Horticulture Research editorial board members.

Why publish with us 

  • Our journal is ranked in the top quartile of Horticulture, Genetics & Heredity, and Plant Sciences journals (2019 Journal Citation Reports®).
  • As a fully open access journal with more than 711,000 annual downloads, we reach a broad international audience.
  • We welcome high quality research and reviews on various aspects of horticultural plants.
  • We deliver high levels of author satisfaction, with 91% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.

Article and Journal Metrics

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2020 journal metrics for Horticulture Research are as follows:

2 Year Impact Factor: 6.793*
5 Year Impact Factor: 6.589*
Immediacy Index: 1.231*
Eigenfactor Score: 0.00461*
Article Influence Score: 1.418*
Journal Citation Indicator: 1.97*
SJR: 1.947
SNIP: 2.073

Total webpage views, 2020: 602,167
Total successful full-text article requests, 2020: 711,790

Turnaround times
Number of days from submission to acceptance: 129 days 
Number of days from acceptances at publisher to published online: 34 days

*2020 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)



The editorial policies of this publication are determined jointly by its Editorial Board and Springer Nature in accordance with the legal and regulatory requirements of China.