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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The text has not been published anywhere and is not the subject of proceedings in another journal.
  • Contains information about the sources of financing.
  • The entire article is saved in the Microsoft Word format in one file.
  • Line spacing 1.5; letter height 12 points; distinctions in the text - italic and bold. The size of drawings and tables does not exceed 12.5 × 19.5 cm.
  • The literature has been prepared in accordance with the principles set out in the authors' guidelines (use of DOI and URL is mandatory).
  • Two versions of the article are attached:
    1. with personal and contact data for the publishing house,
    2. without personal and contact data for the reviewer.
  • The scanned author's statement is attached. I am aware that the editorial process will not be started without the author’s statement.

Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Hortorum Cultus publishes original scientific papers in English. All papers are reviewed by specialists from outside the Authors’ institutions keeping the principle of mutual anonymity, the so-called double-blind review process.

Submission of the paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The author of the paper published is obliged to submit a declaration that the paper has not been published in another journal.

Submitting your paper

We need 2 versions of the paper: version for the publisher with data of authors and scientific units and version for reviewers without these data. The author should also attach the author's statement. The author sends the text of the paper in the electronic version.

ATTENTION! Please remove names of authors in figure captions and metadatas of Word file in version for reviewers.

The paper is checked for originality with the iThenticate anti-plagiarism program.

After the author receives a review, he sends a corrected copy of the paper and a response to the reviewer’s and editor’s comments.

The editorial office reserves a right to make cuts, corrections, and changes or substantive supplementations agreed with the author.

Technical support:

Publication fee

From September 1, 2019, the publication fee is 200 EUR + 23% VAT (reverse charge).  The payment should be made by bank transfer. Bank fee is not included in the price.
In the case of a text with greater volume than 12 pages (in accordance with the format presented in the information for authors, including abstract, tables, drawings, etc.) an additional fee of 15 EUR each additional commenced page will be added. Submission of a paper to the editor indicates that the authors accept the above charges.

Payments should be made after we receive information that the article has been accepted for publication.

Technical requirements for the elaboration of papers

  1. Size of the paper including tables, figures and photographs should not exceed 12 pages of A-4 format (standard margins 2.5 cm).
  2. Style of documents – the text of the paper should be typed with Times New Roman font 12 points, 1.5 l of space between the lines, setting parts of the text in special typeface is allowed, e.g. italics or bold, but without underlining letters, words and sentences.
  3. Tables and figures – size cannot exceed 16.5 cm × 19.5 cm, table format – .doc or .rtf. Numbers of tables and figures – Arabic numerals. The manuscript should be saved in one file. Tables should be included at the end of the manuscript file. In addition, drawing and photographs should be sent as a separate files (.jpg, .tif) – illustration best to be sent also in authentic source files, e.g. if a drawing has been created in Corel Draw, Excel, Photoshop, you are kindly asked to attach it in the files of these programs.

The following paper setting is binding

  1. Title of the article.
  2. Names of author (with first names spelled out, middle names as initial, and last name CAPITALIZED), identifier ORCID.
  3. Affiliations of all authors (department or faculty, university, address, country).
  4. Corresponding address – postal and e-mail.
  5. Paper abstract (from 600 to 1000 characters).
  6. Key words – 6 words useful when indexing and searching, from the general to specific ones.
  7. The main text of the research paper should include: introduction with the aim and research hypothesis, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusions (or summary) and references.
    Units – the international SI system is binding, e.g. g·dm–3 or g dm–3.
  8. References.
  9. Source of research funding.

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  • DOI number (digital object identifier) for all references is required (if exist).
  • Original papers should not contain more than 30 references.
  • Review articles should not contain more than 60 references.
  • Literature references in text: when referring to the publications of other authors in the text of the paper, a surname and a year should be provided in brackets [Kowalski and Lewandowski 2000, Lewandowski 2001, Zalewski et al. 2001] or …according to Kowalski [2000]... All literature data mentioned in the text must be given in the list of references (and vice versa).
  • The list of references should contain the original title of the article and his English translation given in square brackets.
  • The list of references should be presented in the alphabetical order in the following way: author’s (authors’) surname, initials of first names; year of publishing if there is more than one paper of the same author published in a given year, after the year it is necessary to mark particular items a, b, c, etc.; title of the paper; bibliographical abbreviation of the publishing house and place of publishing, numbers of pages (books) or No of volume, book and numbers of pages (articles), e.g.:
    Beyl, C.A. (2011). PGRs and their use in micropropagation. In: Plant tissue culture, development, and biotechnology, Trigiano, R.N., Gray, D.J. (eds). CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton–London–New York, 33–56.
    Commission Regulation (2015). EU Regulation No 1258/2011 of 2 December 2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels for nitrates in foodstuffs. Available: [date of access: 21.10.2016].
    Parke, M. (1993). A garden for cutting: gardening for flower arrangements. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York.
    Patkowska, E., Konopiński, M. (2008a). Pathogenicity of selected soil-borne microorganisms for scorzonera seedlings (Scorzonera hispanica L.). Folia Hort., 20(1), 31–42.
    Patkowska, E., Konopiński, M. (2008b). Pathogenicity of selected soil-borne fungi for seedlings of root chicory (Cichorium intybus L. var. sativum Bisch.). Veg. Crops Res. Bull., 69, 81–92.
    Weilharter, A., Mitter, B., Shin, M.V., Chain, P.S.G., Nowak, J., Sessitsch, A. (2011). Complete genome sequence of the plant growth-promoting endophyte Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN. J. Bact., 193(13), 3383–3384. DOI: 10.1128/JB.05055-11.

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