Accessibility / Report Error
(Updated: 2022/01/31)

About the journal

Basic information


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.

Aims and Interess areas

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


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 (1195 - 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 and in parallel the journal was published on CD (2005-2014). 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 inception, the publication has been uninterrupted. Initially, the publication was made in two annual numbers (1995- 2014), going from the four-monthly period from 2015 to 2016 and quarterly from 2017. The articles could initially be published in Portuguese, Spanish or English, and 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 the seriousness shown by the work of a group prepared to solidify this magazine, whose specificity is unique in our country. 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.


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.

Other information

All articles must be submitted by the Submission System and will go through the peer review process including the articles that will compose the special issue.

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.

The abbreviated title of the journal is ORNAM. HORTIC., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic legends.



Indexed in

  • Agrícola
  • Agris
  • Agrobase
  • Binagri
  • CABI
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Copernicus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • Latindex
  • Peri
  • Periodica
  • Scopus


Intellectual property


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.

CC BY 4.0





The publication receives funding from
Sociedade Brasileira de Floricultura e Plantas Ornamentais - SBFPO



Editorial Board


  • Editor-in-Chief:
    Dra. Márkilla Zunete Beckmann-Cavalcante, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco - Colegiado de Engenharia Agronômica, Petrolina, PE, Brazil,


Associate Editors

  • Assistant Editor
    Dr. Armando Reis Tavares, Instituto de Botânica de São Paulo - Núcleo de Plantas Ornamentais, São Paulo, SP, Brazil,


Editorial Comission

  • Area Editor - Biotechnology
    Dra. Fernanda Carlota Nery, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei -Departamento de Engenharia de Biossistemas, São João del-Rei, MG, Brazil,
  • Area Editor - Botany
    Dra. Carmen Silvia Zickel, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco - Departamento de Biologia, Recife, PE, Brazil,
  • Area Editor – Economy and Commercialization
    Dr. José Edson Lara, Faculdades Pedro Leopoldo, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil,
  • Area Editor - Landscaping
    Dr. Alberto Henrique Ricordi, PBR HAWAII & Associates, Inc., Honolulu, Hawai, EUA,
    Dr. Marcelo Vieira Ferraz, Universidade Estadual Paulista - Engenharia Agronômica, Registro, SP, Brazil,
  • Area Editor – Plant Breeding New Crops
    Dra. Roberta Pierry Uzzo, Instituto Agronômico de Campinas - Quarentenário, Campinas, SP, Brazil,
    Dr. Alejandro Salvio Escandon, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria - Instituto de Genética, Buenos Aires, Argentina,
  • Area Editor – Plant Diseases and Pests
    Dra. Silvia Regina Galleti, Instituto Biológico, Laboratório de Microscopia Eletrônica, SP, Brazil,
  • Area Editor – Plant Physiology
    Dra. Ana Maria Mapeli, Universidade Federal do Oeste da Bahia - Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Barreiras, BA, Brazil,
  • Area Editor – Plant Propagation and Nutrition
    Dr. Paulo Fernandes Boldrin, Universidade de Rio Verde - Faculdade de Agronomia, Rio Verde, GO, Brazil,
    Dr. Petterson Baptista da Luz, Universidade Estadual do Mato Grosso -Departamento de Agronomia, Cáceres, MT, Brazil,
  • Area Editor – Plant Science
    Dr. Gilmar Schafer, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Departamento de Horticultura, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil,
    Dra. Márkilla Zunete Beckmann-Cavalcante, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco - Colegiado de Engenharia Agronômica, Petrolina, PE, Brazil,
  • Area Editor – Postharvest
    Dr. Bruno Trevenzoli Favero, University of Copenhagen- Faculty of Science, Copenhagen, Dinamarca,
    Dra. Gláucia Moraes Dias, Instituto Agronômico de Campinas - Centro de Ecofisiologia, Campinas, SP, Brazil,


Editorial Production


Instructions to authors

Scope and policy



This Journal aim to publish technical and scientific researches in floriculture, ornamental plants, landscaping and landscapes. Include in landscaping are urban green areas and urban afforestation.

Types of Articles:

In terms of content, works may be presented in the form of: Scientific article, Technical Article, Review Article and Articles describing varieties and/or cultivars. Also, for each number, it is published Editorial, being possible to publish Obituary and Book Review.

Editorial Policies

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE is coordinated by the Editor-in-Chief, who is directly assisted by the Associate and Assistant editors. Also, for each thematic area, there are “Area Editors”, that coordinate the proceeding of articles in their areas of knowledge. The entire process of proceeding and publication is online through a submission system and the evaluation is done by qualified professionals in double blind review system. The journal has guidelines to the authors, which are fundamental for the standardization and quality of publications.

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.


The journal articles are intended for professionals (teachers, researchers), technicians, students and others interested in the thematic areas of article publication. 



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Types of articles

In terms of content, works may be presented in the form of:

  • Scientific article
    An article reporting an original study, related to research results, submitted to the Editorial Committee. The format must follow the journal’s standards for Article Preparation.
    Technical Article
    An article containing technical information, usually not based on research. It may present instructions on the use of techniques for a certain purpose and case studies. The format is free, but should be similar to the structure used for scientific articles, containing a Title, Abstract in English and Portuguese, Keywords in English and Portuguese, and References.
  • Review article
    A text prepared on a topic of current interest, at the request of the Editorial Committee. The format is free, but should be similar to the structure used for scientific articles, containing a Title, Abstract in English and Portuguese, Keywords in English and Portuguese, and References.
  • Articles describing varieties and/or cultivars
    An announcement reporting the registration or release of new varieties and/or cultivars. It terms of format, it should include the following: Abstract and Keywords in English and Portuguese, Introduction (optional), Origin, Morphological description, Adaptability (climate tolerance, regional tolerance, pest tolerance), Growing conditions (soil, growth rate, sunshine/shade tolerance), Performance (productivity data and comparison with commercial cultivars), Propagation, Uses, Availability (if protected, registered and addresses of laboratories and/or nursery suppliers), and References.

Article preparation

a. Articles should begin with the title of the work. Full name and postal address of the authors’ place of work, should be inserted as metadata in the word processing program.

b. Structure

  • The structure of scientific articles is comprised of Title, Abstract, and Keywords in both English and Portuguese. Must contain: 1. Introduction; 2. Material and Methods; 3. Results and Discussion (may be separated); 4. Conclusion(s); Author Contribution, Acknowledgments; References.
  • Articles written in English must contain Title, Abstract, and Keywords in both English and Portuguese.


  • Title: must be concise and present the article general idea. We recommend not using scientific nomenclature in the title. Exceptions are made for species that do not have an established common name.
  • Authors: the authors’ names should be presented after the title, continuously and centered. They should be written in full, with only the initials capitalized. After each name, use a number to signal their address in a footnote. In the footnote, the authors must be identified by numbers, indicating: Institution//Department//City-State//Country. Following the name of a corresponding author, “Corresponding author” must be written, along with his/her e-mail address.
  • English Abstract: Must present, in a single paragraph, the following parts: introduction, objective, methodology, results, and conclusion. Articles published in English must also present the abstract in Portuguese.
  • Portuguese Abstract: Must be a faithful version of the Portuguese text.
  • Keywords: 4 to 5, must not repeat words from the title of the work. We suggest that the first keyword be the scientific name of the species studied.
  • Footnote: Do not indicate the origin of the work, if it is part of a thesis, dissertation, etc. The funding source should be presented in the Acknowledgments.
  • Introduction: Present the information that guided the work, always using current references. At the end, indicate the work’s objective.
  • Material and Methods: Avoid placing location (city, university, research institute, etc.) where the work was carried out. This information should only be displayed when it is fundamental to the discussion of results
  • Results and Discussion: May be presented together or separately.
  • Conclusion(s): May appear in text or bullets. In this case, use hyphens.
  • Author contribution: Cite the author using the initials and inform the contribution of each one.
  • Acknowledgments: Mention the source of the work’s funding, or particular acknowledgments, if applicable.
  • References: see Item g.

c. Figures e Tables

  • Figures and Tables should be used only to illustrate specific points or to record data, and should be numbered consecutively, but separately. The location of tables and figures in the text should be given in parentheses, for example (Table X).
  • Tables and figures will be prepared on separate pages. Graphs, drawings, maps, photographs, and photomicrographs are considered figures.
  • Photos should be saved as a “JPEG” with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and sent in separate files.
  • Graphics should be saved as a “JPEG and also sent in separate files.
  • Tables should have a concise and explanatory title. Use only horizontal lines to separate the header from the content and at the end of the table.
  • Figures should be prepared using Times New Roman, size 10, without bold; without a text box and grouped.
  • Please indicate, in the text, the position where the figures and tables should be inserted.
  • We recommended not providing tables of results of statistical analyses

d. Chemical and mathematical formulas and symbols

  • Chemical formulas must be written on a single line and must obey the nomenclature adopted by the Chemical Society (J. Chem. Soc. 1939, p. 1067).
  • Chemical Formulas and Symbols must be made on a processor that allows formatting for the Win’designer program (e.g.: MathType, Equation), without any loss of their original forms.

e. Trade names

Do not use product trade names, but rather their technical name and/or active ingredient.

f. Footnotes

Avoid footnotes as much as possible. If it is necessary the use, they must be numbered.

g. References

g.1 General Guidelines

  • References in the text must be presented as follows: Souza and Barbosa (2012) or (SOUZA and BARBOSA, 2012). When there are three (3) or more authors, the reference must be shortened (SOUZA et al., 2013) or Souza et al. (2013).
  • If there is more than one citation in the same text, the authors must be presented in ascending chronological order, e.g., Souza (2006), Pereira (2008), Araújo (2009) and Barbosa (2011); or: (SOUZA, 2006; PEREIRA, 2008; ARAÚJO, 2009; BARBOSA, 2008).
  • The list of References, at the end of the text, must be presented alphabetically by author. When there is more than one article from the same author(s) in the same year, indicate 2013a, 2013b etc. The order of items in each reference must be based on the standards of the Brazilian National Standards Organization NBR6023/2002. The accuracy of the references contained on the list and the correct citation in the text are the full responsibility of the article’s author(s).
  • When available, include the DOI.
  • No citations from theses and dissertations, abstracts, series, technical bulletins, circulars, or mimeographed documents will be accepted.
  • All authors of the scientific document (source) must be presented.
  • The journal name must be described in full; it must not be abbreviated.
  • We recommend using single spacing for the lines and double spacing for the references.
  • Do not use quotes by other authors (e.g., “quoted by…”). Always present the original reference.

g.2 How to prepare the References


AUTHOR.//Title: subtitle.// Edition. City of publication: Publisher, year of publication. Total page n. of volumes.

PAIVA, P.D.O.; ALMEIDA, E.F.A. Produção de Flores de Corte. Lavras:Editora UFLA, 2013. 678p. vol.1

Book chapter

CHAPTER AUTHOR.// Chapter title. In: AUTHOR OR EDITOR./ /Book title. City of publication: Publisher, year. First-last page.

OLIVEIRA, A.R.O.; HEYNEMANN, C.B.; NIEMEYER, M.L. A construção da paisagem do jardim ra Universitária – UFRPE, 2009. p.101-139.Botânico do Rio de Janeiro no século XIX. CARNEIRO, A.R.S.; BERTRUY, R.P. Jardins Históricos brasileiros e mexicanos. Recife: Edito

Same author

In:__________________. Ecology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1986. p. 210-240.


AUTHOR.//Article title.//Journal title, volume, number, First-last page, year. DOI, when available.

BARBOSA, J. G., KAMPF, A. N., MARTINEZ, H. E. P.; KOLLER, O. C.; BOHNEM, H. Chrysanthemum cultivation in expanded clay- I: Effect of the nitrogen-potassium ratio in the nutrient solution. Journal of Plant Nutrition, v.23, n.9, p.1327-1337, 2000.

LANDGRAF, P. R. C.; PAIVA, P. D. O. Produção de flores cortadas no estado de Minas Gerais. Ciência e Agrotecnologia, v.33, n.1 p.120-126, 2009. DOI:

Dissertation and theses

Do not use citations from dissertations or theses.

Works from conferences or other events

Do not use citations from papers and abstracts published in conference proceedings and other events.

Electronic documents

Works consulted online are referenced according to the specific standards for each type of document, adding information about the website address in brackets (<>), preceded by the expression “Available in:” and the date the document was accessed, proceeded by the expression “Accessed on:” 

Note: “We do not recommend referencing short-term electronic material online” (ABNT, NBR6023/2000, p. 4). Following international standards, the website address can only be divided, at the end of the line, after the forward slash (/).

RUSS, K. 2007. Iris. Home and garden center information. Disponível em:
 <> Acesso em: 23 de julho de 2009.

Journal article

AUTHOR. Article title. Journal title. Place, day, month, year. Issue number or title, first-last page.

SOUZA, H. M. de. A lofântera da Amazônia. O Estado de São Paulo. São Paulo, 5 nov 1987. Suplemento Agrícola, p.6.

Personal communication

This includes information obtained from conferences, lecture notes, etc. They must be indicated in a footnote, separated from the body of text by a continuous line of approximately 5 cm, starting on the left margin.

Example: DEMATTÊ* stated…

*DEMATTÊ, M.E.S.P. (Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, UNESP - Campus de Jaboticabal). Comunicação pessoal, 1992.

Independent entities

ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE NORMAS TÉCNICAS. Rio de Janeiro. Estatísticas nos municípios do ABC. 3ed. Brasília: M.E.P., 1963.

Collective entities

Direct government agencies (ministries, secretaries, and others) - must be entered by the geographical name that indicates that sphere of influence (country, state, or municipality).

BRASIL. Ministério da Agricultura e da Reforma Agrária.
SÃO PAULO (Estado). Secretaria do Meio Ambiente.
CAMPINAS. Câmara Municipal.


When any typographic data is missing, it is indicated in its place:

When data is missing, indicate:
Place not available = s.l.
Date not available = s.d.
Publisher not available = s.n.
Publisher and date not available = s.n., s.d.
Place and publisher not available = s.l:s.n.
Data not available (missing all data) = s.n.t.



Send of the manuscripts


Submission and procedure for article publication

  • Articles can only be submitted electronically.
  • If you are not registered, you need to click Register on the left sidebar of the home page.
  • Click on Article Submission, sign in, and complete the submission form. 
  • The corresponding author will receive a notice with the date of receipt of the original.
  • The article submitted for publication will be sent to “ad hoc” consultants for their opinions, without the authors identification (blind review")
  • After revisions made by the ad hoc Consultants and the Editorial Committee, the work will be returned to the author for corrections, until it is approved, also without the “ad hoc” identification.
  • The review flow is described in PEER REVIEW PROCESS.
  • If the corrections are not returned within the deadline, the editorial process for the article may be automatically canceled. Failure to comply with the consultants’ requests without justification also leads to the article’s automatic cancellation.
  • After approval of the corrections, the article is revised for Scientific Nomenclature, English, References, and Portuguese, and then sent to editing and publishing
Sociedade Brasileira de Floricultura e Plantas Ornamentais Av. Av. Peter Henry Rolfs, s/n, 36570-000 - Viçosa, Minas Gerais - Brasil, (32) 3379-4983, Tel: (32) 3379-4983 - Viçosa - MG - Brazil