Written by experts, for experts, HortTechnology brings you reliable, current, peer-reviewed technical information to help solve problems and deal with current challenges in production, education, and extension.

As of January 1, 2019, HortTechnology is available online as an Open Access publication.


HortTechnology serves as the primary outreach publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Its mission is to provide science-based information to professional horticulturists, practitioners, and educators; promote and encourage an interchange of ideas among scientists, educators, and professionals working in horticulture; and provide an opportunity for peer review of practical horticultural information.

Written by experts, for experts, HortTechnology brings you reliable, current, peer-reviewed technical information to help solve problems and deal with current challenges in production, education, and extension.

As of January 1, 2019, HortTechnology will be available online as an open-access, free publication. HortTechnology 2019 print subscriptions and single issues are available by request exclusively through the Sheridan print-on-demand program. Please email pubsvc.tsp@sheridan.com for pricing and ordering details.

HortTechnology is included in the following Abstracting and Indexing services:


BIOBASE: Plant Science

CABI: AgBiotech New & Information, CAB Abstracts, CAB Direct, Horticultural Abstracts, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant Breeding Abstracts, Reviews of Agricultural Entomology, Review of Plant Pathology

Chemical Abstracts Service: CA Plus

ISI: Current Contents (Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences), Science Citation Index Expanded, ISI Alerting Services

Editorial Board/Publications Staff

Editorial Board

Joan R. Davenport
Peter M. Hirst
Kimberly K. Moore

Editor in Chief:

Neal E. De Vos, Editor in Chief


Michael W. Neff

Managing Editor:

Sylvia DeMar

Consulting Editors:

Book Reviews - Allen V. Barker

Engineering and Structures - Arend-Jan Both

Extension Education Methods - Susan S. Barton

Floriculture/Foliage - Stephanie E. Burnett and Janet C. Cole

Human Issues in Horticulture - Tina Marie (Waliczek) Cade

Landscape Horticulture - Eugene K. Blythe

Marketing - Charles R. Hall

Nursery Crops - Kimberly K. Moore and Sarah A. White

Organic Horticulture - Mathieu Ngouajio

Plant Health - Carlos E. Bográn and Robert G. Linderman

Postharvest Handling - Mark A. Ritenour

Public Horticulture - Robert E. Lyons

Small Fruit - Joan R. Davenport

Statistics - Matthew H. Kramer and Margaret A. Nemeth

Teaching Methods - Richard L. Harkess

Tree Fruit - Louise Ferguson and Peter M. Hirst

Turfgrass - Charles H. Peacock

Urban Horticulture and Controlled Environments - Christopher J. Currey

Variety Testing and Evaluation -

Vegetable Crops - George E. Boyhan and Guangyao (Sam) Wang

Weed Management - J. Pablo Morales-Payan

Subjects appropriate for submission to HortTechnology include:

Technology and Product Reports

Focus on new and innovative technologies, methods, equipment, and products.

Research Reports

Research and development of interest to professionals in horticulture.

Production and Marketing Reports

Reviews of markets, market values, production economics, and product market strategies.

Comprehensive Crop Reports

In-depth reviews of individual crops with emphasis on commercial production.

Extension Education Methods /Teaching Methods

Reports on innovative methods for disseminating information in extension/teaching programs.

Variety Trials

Articles that detail the comparative performance of varieties/species based on traits of commercial interest.


Listings of new publications, videos, and software

Publishing Fees for Papers in HortTechnology

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
Non-member Rate: $2,500

“Short Paper” Pricing (1-2 Pages)

Member Rate: $500
Consulting Editors Rate: $400
Non-member Rate: $700

Prior Publication

Any information that is already in the public domain in a scientific context will be considered published and will not be published again by ASHS. Submission of a manuscript to ASHS implies no concurrent submission elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of the ASHS and HortScience should be substantially different from industry-oriented publications and locally published progress or extension reports.

For HortTechnology, if a question exists about previous publication, send copies of the previously published material to the Editor. If industry-oriented publications will appear before the scientific article, make sure the industry report describes the take-home lesson and does not place the supporting data and graphs in a scientific context, as is customary in scientific articles. ASHS expects, but does not require, “first right” for publication of research reports presented at ASHS annual conferences.

To download a pdf copy of the ASHS Style Manual and additional instructions for submitting papers to any ASHS journal, Click here

Publish Ahead of Print

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.

Submission Process:

To submit papers or peer review and publication in HortTechnology, click on the following address:  http://horttech.msubmit.net.

  • 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


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