Journal of Environmental Horticulture expands scope and accessibility

Journal of Environmental Horticulture expands scope and accessibility

The Horticultural Research Institute is launching a new online platform for disseminating helpful information.

June 7, 2017
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Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio — Exploring new ways to disseminate horticultural research is a core mission for the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI). The Journal of Environmental Horticulture was born in 1983 to connect the horticultural industry to horticultural research and the researchers to the industry. HRI is pleased to announce changes to both the scope of and access to the Journal with the launch of a new online platform at

HRI recognizes that highly relevant content, directly from the source, can help guide industry businesses to adapt with new processes and protocols. The Journal is peer-reviewed, so you can count on the legitimacy of the content.

Until 2013, the Journal was available only to paid subscribers as a quarterly print publication. In 2013, the Journal began publishing articles online. Bringing research to life in a digital environment improved industry access to relevant horticultural research and gave researchers greater opportunity for collaboration.

In 2017, the Journal will take another step forward and increase access to and visibility of horticultural research. The publication will celebrate its 35th year of service by migrating from a subscription-based model to an open-access model and revamping the online user experience. Eliminating subscription fees means more industry professionals will have important research results at their fingertips. The new platform offers an easy-to-navigate design with fast and comprehensive search features on all content, dating back to 1983.

Furthermore, the scope of the Journal will be broadened to include all aspects of the green industry, to better reflect the industry represented by HRI and AmericanHort, including but not limited to floriculture, herb and vegetable production in controlled environments, container and field nursery production, and all aspects of the managed landscape.

More access to relevant content provides horticultural businesses a competitive advantage as they continue to innovate. Improvements to the Journal platform were made possible by HRI donors, including a special, dedicated contribution by Ball Horticultural Company.

To access the new Journal platform, visit

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Gray, HRI Administrator, at 614-884-1155 or