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HortTechnology is Moving to Open Access


The American Society for Horticultural Science has announced that, on January 1, 2019, HortTechnology will become an open access journal.

What exactly does this mean? How does this affect me as an author? As a subscriber? How does this benefit me as a researcher?


Benefits of Open Access

  • There is immediate access to the most up-to-date research
  • Reduced time from submission to publication (the wait for an entire issue to be released is eliminated)
  • Open Access makes it easier to comply with institutional and funding-related mandates associated with the publishing of your research
  • Potential increases in the scholarly impact and cited references of your articles
  • Authors will have one flat fee for publishing and do not have to be concerned with reducing the article size or supporting images, graphs and tables within their manuscripts to reduce cost
  • All communities have access to your research, bridging global and financial hurdles
  • There are no subscription fees for you, your university, your peers, or others working in related fields to be able to see your research
  • Articles can more easily be shared through other networks (for example, social media, Research Gate, etc.)


Timeline for Change in Process

The submission procedures and guidelines for submitting manuscripts will remain the same.

As of October 1, 2018, all manuscripts submitted to HortTechnology will be published online when the article receives final approval. The open access component will be effective January 1, 2019.


New Cost Structure

Effective October 1, 2018, publishing fees will change to a flat-fee structure.Included in this fee will be unlimited page count articles, free color, complimentary author alterations, and unlimited images/graphs/tables.


The fees below will apply to all manuscripts submitted on or after October 1, 2018.


Member Rate:$1,500

Consulting Editors Rate: $1,000

Nonmember Rate: $2,500


“Short Paper” Pricing (1-2 Pages)

Member Rate: $500

Consulting Editors Rate: $400

Nonmember Rate: $700

Subjects appropriate for publication in HortTechnology include:

• Engineering and Structures
• Extension Education Methods
• Floriculture/Foliage
• Food Science and Processing
• Integrated Production Systems
• Landscape Horticulture
• Marketing
• Nursery Crops
• Plant Health
• Postharvest Handling
• Public Horticulture
• Small Fruit
• Teaching Methods
• Turfgrass
• Urban Horticulture
• Variety Testing and Evaluation
• Vegetable Crops
• Weed Management


Submission Process:

  • To submit papers or peer review and publication in HortTechnology, click on the following address:
  • If you have previously submitted a paper to HortTechnology, you will be required to log in with your log in name and password. (Forgot your password? Use the "Unknown/Forgotton Password? link at the bottom of the log in page.)
  • First-time users of the online submission system must register for an account. Instructions on how to register for an account are accessed at the bottom of the log in page.

ASHS Publications Style Manual

HortTechnology Style Appendix

Author Instructions

Useful information for authors submitting papers to any of the three ASHS Journals:

  • HortScience
  • HortTechnology
  • Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science

Which journal should I submit my paper to?

The diagram below demonstrates the differences among the three ASHS journals, showing the mission and intended audience for the Journal (JASHS), HortScience, and HortTechnology.


For additional information, contact:

Authors: You may order reprints of your published article in HortTechnology.

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Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.836.4606