Open access journal
Every peer-reviewed research article appearing in this journal will be published open access. This means that the article is universally and freely accessible via the internet in perpetuity, in an easily readable format immediately after publication. To provide open access, this journal has an open access fee (also known as an article publishing charge APC) which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research funder or institution. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is USD $1500, excluding taxes.
Peer review under the responsibility of Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.
A CC user license manages the reuse of the article (see https://www.elsevier.com/openaccesslicenses).
All articles will be published under the following license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.
Note: If you need to comply with your funding body policy, you can apply for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.
This journal is published bimonthly.
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