Focus and scope

The Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas (Colombian Journal of Horticultural Science) is  scientific journal of the Sociedad Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas (SCCH) (country member of International Society for Horticultural Science -ISHS) and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC), is published four-monthly for the national territory since 2007. It is a publication open to discussion and dissemination of technical and scientific studies in the area of agricultural sciences, with an emphasis on horticulture (fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, aromatic and medicinal plants, nurseries) and related disciplines proposed by national and international authors. The journal is geared toward horticultural science researchers, extension workers, and all professions related to the development of science and technology needed for the benefit of rural productivity and horticultural producers. Published three times a year.

Peer review process

Original and unedited papers must be submitted according to the rules laid out in the instructions to authors. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to accept or reject contributions to the journal. The manuscripts will be sent to two peer reviewers, who are experts in the specific area of knowledge, and they will decide whether the manuscript has the necessary scientific standards for publication. If there is a difference of opinion regarding the concepts for the approval for publication, the manuscript will be sent to a third reviewer, who will deliver the final decision. If the article is accepted for publication, the author must make the suggested corrections within the time indicated by the editor. The articles published in the journal will be sent on magnetic media to different databases and indexing systems for disclosure of its content; and will be accessible via the Internet. After publication, a pdf file of the paper will be sent, free-of-charge, to the corresponding author.

Open access policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that providing open access to research helps a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Declaration on ethics

The editors of the Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas are committed to the scientific community in ensuring the ethics and quality of published articles. The journal has as a reference, the code of conduct and good publishing practices for editors of scientific journals, defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); and furthermore, is dedicated to ensuring an adequate response to the needs of readers and authors, ensuring the quality of the publication, protecting and respecting the content of the articles and the integrity thereof. The Editorial Committee will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. The copyright of all articles and illustrations published in Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas becomes the property of the Revista. The editors authorize reproduction and citation of the published content, provided the name of the journal, name(s) of the author(s), year, title, volume, number and page of the article are explicitly given. Editorial permission is required to reproduce more than a brief summary of the text, or to reproduce figures etc., in further publication(s).


Sociedad Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas (Bogota) and Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (Tunja).