Call for papers


Abstract(s) for consideration as an oral or poster presentation (200 – 350 words) should be submitted to web site not later than April 20, 2017. Any presenting authors may submit two abstracts only, although he/she may be co-author of others.

Based on the accepted abstracts, the Scientific Committee will select among the contributions oral and poster presentations. This decision will be communicated to the first author by April 27, 2017.

Direct e-mail communication for any special inquiries may be addressed to

Abstracts must be submited through the ISHS system ROSA:

Abstract submission fee is paid additionally and separately to registration fee in case the author doesn’t have a membership. Payment is done by the submitting author directly to the ISHS.

Oral Presentation

Invited lectures will be of 25+5 minutes. Accepted oral presentation, will be of 10+5 minutes. For each oral presentation 5 minutes for discussion will give the audience the opportunity to ask questions and make comments. The participants making use of projection equipment should set up the presentation at least 30 minutes before the relative session. There will be a prize for the best student oral presentation selected by the ISHS Scientific Committee.

Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation will be of 3 minutes. However, there will be a poster discussion in each session. There will be a prize for the best student posters selected by the ISHS Scientific Committee.

Oral and poster scientific communications will be published in Acta Horticulturae. Manuscripts will be subjected to a review process managed by members of the Editorial Board.


After abstracts acceptance, authors are requested to prepare max 8 pages manuscript following the ISHS guidelines. Manuscripts that won’t respect the ISHS manuscript guidelines won’t be considered for review. All manuscripts should be written in good English and submitted via the ISHS website. Instructions for preparation and submission of papers can be found at:

ISHS Authors Guide (
ISHS Authors Guide (Downloadable pdf version) (
Sample Article (Downloadable pdf version) (

Deadline for full paper submission is on June 5, 2017.