The Journal of Horticultural Sciences (ISSN 0973-354X) is published biannually since June 2006 by the Society for Promotion of Horticulture (SPH) hosted at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR-IIHR), Bengaluru 560089. The journal in the year 2016 was flipped as Open Access journal and all the articles published including the back issues were made available publicly on the SPH website's journal page, Journal of Horticultural Sciences under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). See the old website at for Journal and the SPH Society. And the new website of SPH Society.

The scope and focus of the journal is on all branches of horticulture and other cognate disciplines and publishes review articles, research papers and short communications of both basic and applied aspects of original research. Its overall goal is to apprise the scientists and all the stakeholders who are interested in horticulture about recent scientific advancement and extension findings.


Open Access Policy Statement

The full text of all the articles published in the Journal of Horticultural Sciences are be available for free and be Open Access without delay and embargo period from the journals website The contents (articles) are allowed to reuse under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. The authors hold the copyright without restrictions and license their submissions to the JHS/SPH to make available to the public upon publication under CC-BY-NC-SA. The policy is submitted to SHERPA/RoMEO and is pending approval.


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