International Journal of Innovative Horticulture


The Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI), established in the year 2010, has been devoted for the furtherance of horticulture development and has various categories of members including associations, corporate and individual memberships. The Confederation has been partner in organization of national and international conferences including National Symposium on Molecular Approaches for Management of Fungal Diseases of Crop; Global Conference on Meeting the Challenges in Banana and Plantain for emerging biotic and abiotic stresses; International Conference on Coconut Biodiversity for Prosperity; National Conference on Production of Quality Seeds and Planting Material – Health Management in Horticultural Crops; International Conference on Mango and now Global conference on “Horticulture for food, nutrition and livelihood options”, at OUAT, Bhubaneswar from 28-31, May, 2012. The confederation also recognizes services of individuals through various awards such as Dr. R.S. Paroda award for excellence in horticulture.

On the request of members across the country, the CHAI executive council decided to launch a new journal named as International Journal of Innovative Horticulture. The first issue of the journal shall be released at the occasion of General Council meeting to be held at OUAT, Bhubaneswar on 31st May, 2012. The journal shall be published both in hard form and also as open access e-journal. This journal will have peer review from India and abroad. It shall cover different aspects such as Plant genetic resources, Crop Improvement, Biotechnology, Production system management, Protection technologies, Post harvest technology, Secondary agriculture, Marketing and supply chain etc. related to horticulture groups viz. fruits, vegetables, flowers, plantation, spices, tuber crops, mushroom and medicinal and aromatic crops.
The journal will publish full length research papers at an interval of six months initially which will be converted into quarterly publication in the years to come. Besides full length papers, the journal shall cover information on newly released varieties or achievement of high order as short communication and highlights of dissertation for wider coverage.

Author Instructions

The International Journal of Innovative Horticulture (IJIH) is a biannual publication of Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI). The Journal contains papers on results of original research on horticultural plants and their products or directly related research areas. Its prime function is communication of mission-oriented, fundamental research to other researchers, to professional horticulturists, practitioners, and educators; to promote and encourage the interchange of ideas among scientists, educators, and professionals working in horticulture.

Manuscript Submission

Any information that is already in the public domain in a scientific context will be considered published and will not be published again by the International Journal of Innovative Horticulture.

All papers must be submitted online through email to


CHAI retains copyright for all Society publications. Permission to reprint, republish, or reproduce individual contributions or parts of contributions must be obtained from CHAI in writing. Also, CHAI requires that credit be given by indicating the volume number, pagination, and date of publication.

Review policy and procedure

Before submission, manuscripts must be reviewed by two colleagues and revised appropriately, with the names of the reviewers included on the manuscript submission form. Manuscripts must be in IJIH style to be considered for publication. Submitted manuscripts that do not conform to standards will be returned to authors for correction. Manuscripts submitted for publication are reviewed by Editors who solicits at least two additional peer reviews. The purpose of the reviews is to assure readers that competent, independent professionals have found the published papers acceptable. Some revision is usually necessary after the reviews, and final acceptance generally depends on satisfactory revision. A manuscript will be considered withdrawn if the author will not respond within 2 months to a request for revision.

Procedure after acceptance

After acceptance of the manuscript, authors will receive an email message from the Editor-in-Chief instructing them to send an email with the final version of the manuscript including figures (as attachment). Send text in Microsoft Word and if you have nonstandard word processing software, submit a Rich Text Format. Preferred formats for graphics are EPS, WMF, TIFF, JPG with high resolution (preferably 200 dpi). Page proofs are sent in PDF format via email to the corresponding author.

Manuscript Preparation

Your paper must be in the correct format for submission. Please double- space all text. Authors must provide the names and email addresses of five potential reviewers for your paper. They are also asked to give the names of two colleagues who provided an internal review. A manuscript number will assign to each new or resubmitted manuscript; refer tothis number in all subsequent correspondence. Upon receipt of a manuscript, the author will be sent an acknowledgment email message indicating the date of receipt and the manuscript number.

The journal accepts publication under following category:

  • Full-length research reports
  • Reviews
  • Variety releases
  • Features, colloquia, and workshops
  • Reports
  • Viewpoints
  • Technology and product reports
  • Book reviews

Examples of Reference style from different publications

Journal article

Vessey, J.K., E.K. York, L.T. Henry and C.D. Raper, Jr. 1988.Uniformity of environmental conditions and plant growth in a hydroponic culture system for use in a growth room with aerial CO2 control.Biotronics. 17:79-94.


Gomez, K.A. and A.A. Gomez. 1984. Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research. 2nd Ed. Wiley, New York.

Chapter in book

Cull, B.W. 1987. A whole plant approach to productivity research for mango, In: Mangoes—A review. R.T. Prinsley and G. Tucker (Eds.). p. 19–28. The Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Symposium/meeting proceedings

Wample, R.L., and T.K. Wolf. 1996. Practical considerations that impact vine cold hardiness. In :Proceedings for the Fourth International Symposium on Cool Climate Enology and Viticulture. T. Henick-Kling et al. (eds.), pp. 23-38. New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva. Tapia, M.I. 1995. In vitro plant regeneration of grapevine (Vitis sp.) hybrid cultivars and genetic transformation through microprojectile bombardment of in vitro-derived axillary buds.Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.


Garner, I. December 2002. Process for unbalanced wine. U.S. patent 123,456,789.


Walker, M.A., H. Ferris, and L. Zheng. 2006. Rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance. Abstr. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 57:383A. Reference for Conference/Symposium.