Relevant Research Findings at Your Fingertips

A publication devoted to distribution of important, relevant, and current horticultural research specifically to horticultural professionals? Yes, please.

Exploring new ways to disseminate horticultural research is a core mission for the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI).

The Journal of Environmental Horticulture is HRI’s bellwether publication. First published in 1983, its “raison d’être” is to connect the industry to the research and the researchers to the industry. Highly relevant content, directly from the source, can help guide industry businesses to adapt with new processes and protocols. And it’s peer-reviewed, so you can count on the legitimacy of the content.

Until 2013, the Journal was available only to paid subscribers as a quarterly print publication. In 2013, the Journal began publishing articles online. Bringing research to life in a digital environment improved industry access to relevant horticultural research and gave researchers greater opportunity for collaboration.

Now, the Journal takes another step forward and increases access to and visibility of horticultural research. We're celebrating our 35th year of service by migrating from a subscription-based model to an open-access model and revamping the online user experience. Eliminating subscription fees means more industry professionals, researchers, extension agents, and students will have important research results at their fingertips. The new platform offers an easy-to-navigate design with fast and comprehensive search features on all content, dating back to 1983.  

Furthermore, the scope of the Journal has expanded to include all aspects of the green industry, to better reflect the industry represented by HRI and AmericanHort, including but not limited to floriculture, herb and vegetable production in controlled environments, cut flower production, container and field nursery production, and all aspects of the managed landscape.  Additional sections offer notices of new cultivar releases and symposium papers.

More access to relevant content provides horticultural businesses a competitive advantage as they continue to innovate.

To access the new Journal platform, visit www.hrijournal.org. New issues are published quarterly: March, June, September, and December.

New Site for Reading, Searching, and Accessing Content

Bringing research to life in a digital environment improves access to relevant horticultural research and gives researchers greater opportunity for collaboration. The new site houses all current and archival content--all the way back to 1983 (and it's all searchable!). Print articles, save your searches, get notifications when new content publishes, and quickly export citations.

Open Source = Increased Knowledge

The Journal is now open-source. Eliminating subscription fees means more researchers, extension personnel, and industry professionals will have important research results at their fingertips.

Expanded Topic Areas

The scope of the Journal will be broadened to include all aspects of the green industry, to better reflect the industry represented by HRI and AmericanHort, including but not limited to floriculture, herb and vegetable production in controlled environments, cut flower production, container and field nursery production, and all aspects of maintenance and management of plants in the landscape. Manuscripts are welcome from scientists worldwide working in these areas. Click here for full instructions.

More Article Types

The Journal encourages the publication of review articles and symposium papers, including ones presented at Horticultural Research Institute, AmericanHort, or at similar meetings, that bring together past and current literature related to environmental horticulture. The Journal encourages the publication of notices for new cultivar releases to the nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, or landscape industries.



General Information

ISSN: 0738-2898

Editor: Dr. Jeffrey Derr
Administrator: Jennifer Gray
Research Director: Dr. Jill Calabro

The Journal does not solicit advertising.

New Web-Based Article SubmissionPeer-Review, and Publishing Site

A brand new submission and review site was developed specifically for the Journal. This platform, built on PeerTrack, will allow authors to upload manuscripts, allow reviewers to be assigned, have reviewers upload their manuscript reviews, and allow for article tracking all online. To get started, authors simply establish a user id and password. Visit www.hrijournal.org and select "For Authors" to get started.

Streamlined Author Fees:

Complicated author fee structures have been eliminated. Authors no longer need to curtail the number of images, tables, and paragraphs necessary to present their findings.