Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE - OH (Revista Brasileira de Horticultura Ornamental) is an official publication of the Brazilian Society for Floriculture and Ornamental Plants (Sociedade Brasileira de Floricultura e Plantas Ornamentais) - SBFPO (http://www.sbfpo.com.br).

 Short title of the journal: ORNAM. HORTIC.

This Journal aim to publish technical and scientific researches in floriculture, ornamental plants, landscaping and landscapes from members of this Society and others.

The manuscripts can be submitted in portuguese, but publication must be in English language (U.S.). All the manuscripts submitted to Ornamental Horticulture (Revista Brasileira de Horticultura Ornamental) - OH must not have been submitted or published at the same time, partial or totally, to other journal.

It is allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to parts or the full texts to use them for any other lawful purpose. The reproduction of articles published in this journal is authorized, under the condition that the source is acknowledged.

Scielo (Ornamental Horticulture foi aceita nesta base e esta em fase de finalização dos requisitos adicionais).


Section Policies

Scientific Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Technical Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles describing varieties and/or cultivars

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Call for papers: "Substrates, fertilization, efficient use of water and soilless cultivation for ornamental pot plant"

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Call for papers: New crops, new uses

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Call for papers: "Innovation in Horticulture"

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Call for papers: "Tropical plants and gardens"

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Call for papers: "Ornamental Plant Propagation"

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Call for papers: Turfgrass

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Call for papers “Posthavest – biology, physiology and technology"

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

TP-Scientific Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

TP-Artigo Técnico

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The received manuscript is first analyzed by the Editor-in-chief, and checked by its scope (areas of publication) and if is according to the Guidelines.

After that, it is designated to the Area Editor that, after being checked, it is indicated to at least 2 (two) ad docs selected from among those registered in the submission system of the journal. Using a form, the ad docs verify the text, write suggestions that are forwarded to the authors through the Area Editor or Editor-in-chief. Also, they may suggest the approval or rejection of the manuscript. If approved, the analysis process can be repeated several times until the text is approved. For each stage a maximum period of 30 (thirty) days is established so that the final publication time is as short as possible.

The journal uses the “double blind review” process to evaluate the papers. All the manuscripts have stealthy and impartial character, and the authors as well as the ad hoc Committee do not get personal information by itself.

The text only can be published after the approval of the Ad Docs, Area Editor, Editor-in-chief and the authors. After approval, the text is directed to Editing, and it is reviewed by the Layout Editor and Associate Editor, verifying the conformity to the journal’s guidelines.

After been editing, the text returns to the authors for final approval and only after the formal statement of the corresponding author, the paper is published.



Publication Frequency

Ornamental Horticulture - OH is published in four annual issues, being one of which published as a special issue.
The special issue has a theme defined each year, as a way to stimulate and broaden the dissemination of research developed based on this theme defined by the Editorial Board.
For the Special Issue, all articles must be submitted using the Submission system and will undergo the peer review process, similarly to articles ordinarily submitted to OH.



The Ornamental Horticulture (Revista Brasileira de Horticultura Ornamental) is index in:

  SCImago Journal & Country Rank


Qualis-Capes Classification

The Ornamental Horticulture (Revista Brasileira de Horticultura Ornamental) is an B3 Journal by the Qualis-Capes (Brazil) on Agrarian Sciences area.



The "Brazilian Journal of Ornamental Horticulture" was created by the Brazilian Society of Ornamental Horticulture in 1995 with the purpose of disseminating the scientific and technical works developed by the members, as well as other researchers, establishing a strong connection between research and productive sector. The first editor-in-chief was Dr. Taís Tostes Graziano (1995-2003); in the sequence was led by Dr. Antônio Fernando Tombolato (2004-2010), who in 2005, in an innovative action adopted the online submission and processing of the works. Also, in parallel the journal started to be published on CD (2005-2014). Before 2005, it was in press form and after 2014, the publication is only online. In 2011, Dr. Gláucia Moraes Dias took over the Editor-in-chief, and in 2014 the Journal changed its name to "ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE" in order to increase its insertion and make a scientific publication of worldwide scope. Since its first issue, the publication has been uninterrupted. Initially, the publication was made in two annual issues (1995- 2014), going to four-monthly issues from 2015 to 2016 and quarterly since 2017. The articles could in the beginnings be published in Portuguese, Spanish or English, but since 2017, only articles in English are published. The changes over the years reflect not only a need to adapt to the technical and scientific requirements of publications of this kind, but also in the seriousness shown by the work of a group prepared to solidify this journal, whose specificity is unique in our country and latin America Therefore, we hope Ornamental Horticulture (OH) will continue to contribute to the development of Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping, transforming itself whenever necessary, while maintaining the same scientific seriousness that has characterized it since its inception.




For association to SBFPO send your information (name, address, e-mail, phone number, professional area) to tesouraria.sbfpo@gmail.com.


Publication ethics and malpractice statement


(Based on existing Scopus requirements and Committee on Publication Ethics)

The editorial staff of the Journal Ornamental Horticulture follows ethics norms accepted by international scientific community and makes every endeavor to prevent any infringements of the norms. The editorial board follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org) and all of this is therefore expected of all parties involved: Editors, Reviewers and Authors.



All submitted papers are subject to blind peer-review process by reviewers (Ad doc) that are experts in the area/theme of the particular paper. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.

The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection. The authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, but there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.

- Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.

- Articles may be rejected without review if they are obviously not suitable for publication.

- The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

When a conflict of interests arising, all the participants of reviewing process should inform the editorial staff.

The accepted papers are allocated in open access on the journal site and the copyrights are reserved.

An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. The reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

The editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the text is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Peer review assists the publisher in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the experts from the scientific staff and the author may assist the author in improving the paper.

Manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents and are reviewed by anonymous staff (double-blind peer review).

A reviewer should also call to the publisher's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


Authors of contributions and studies research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely review works, if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been obligatory and appropriately cited or quoted.

Submitting the same manuscript to more than one publication concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Sources of financial support for the reported results can be thankful at “Acknowledges”.

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