All conference abstracts and full papers have to be submitted via ROSA - Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae managed by the International Society for Horticultural Sciences. 


We want to underline the fact that in order to submit an abstract, participants need to have a valid ISHS membership number. Please read the "General information" below on how to apply for ISHS membership. If you already have a valid membership; please proceed directly to the submission.


General Information

 · A valid ISHS membership is required in order to submit the abstract. If you (or your co-authors) are not an ISHS member yet, please proceed to http://www.actahort.org/members/newmember first to activate your user account prior to submitting an abstract. You will then be entitled to register to the symposium at the 'ISHS member' rate.

· At least one author of each accepted abstract must be registered.

· Your abstract will be published in the Abstract Book as submitted. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting as changes or additions will not be possible after submission.

· Abstracts are limited to 300 words in a single paragraph. The abstract should contain a concise but comprehensive statement of the problem and results. The Scientific Committee will pay a special attention to the scientific quality of research and to the presentation of original data.

· Abstracts should be written in English and must specify: the thematic topic to which they are applying as well as the authors preference regarding presentation (oral or poster).

· A submitted abstract that does not follow ISHS guidelines, or does not have near-perfect English will be returned to the author for corrections and if not improved and re-submitted by the deadline, the abstract could be rejected. Please refer to the ISHS Authors Guide, online at: http://www.ishs.org/authors

· Authors must submit accepted communication as full papers by clicking here. Instructions for the paper guidelines are available in http://www.ishs.org/authors

· After a review process by the Scientific Committee, the selected papers will be published in a special edition of Acta Horticulturae.


Presentation Type

Abstracts may be submitted and demanded to be presented as oral or poster presentations. Please note, if an overwhelming number of oral presentation submissions are received or based upon the type of the research work and content of the abstract, the Review Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations for some of these abstracts.



Start of abstract submission: 1 November 2018


Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2019   14 February 2019


Deadline for full paper submission: 30 June 2019


For ISHS Individual members, the abstract submission charge is fully waived.

For information on ISHS membership, please visit the ISHS membership-page


Please find ISHS online submission and review tool guidelines for authors here. Please, read it carefully before submiting an abstract.


When writing the full text for Acta Horticulturae, please consider the author guidelines.

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