About journal

On the Earth, there is no institution more complicated than botanical gardens. These are centers of mobilization, conservation and study of plants, combining functions of a museum of natural history, human culture and gardening, a city park, a club for young naturalists, a selection center and a nursery. Research interests of our employees are focused on plant introduction, covering virtually all of the existing science from geology to astronomy, from social to biological technology. Some are apt to like conserve biodiversity, while others prefer evolution. Someone looks for a rational explanation of any phenomena, and there is someone who  talks with plants.

We are passionate about different interesting things, we want to talk about them, and be aware of what colleagues are doing. How to do this best? Feeling of need for effective information stream requires a widely distributed journal containing articles with   summaries in English. Finally, the Internet has convinced us that printed word in electronic form is irreplaceable.

Civilization of "sheet rock books," clay tablets, box with wet sand, papyrus, birch bark, parchment and paper ends. IT revolution has fundamentally changed the means and forms of recording media and its possibilities. Science will change the presentation of research results. Numerous textbooks will be replaced by a single virtual course composed by highly qualified team of scientists and educators. We have an opportunity to save the forest due to the fall in paper consumption.

Journal's Aims & Scope

The mission of 'Hortus Botanicus' is to develop relationships between botanical gardens - unique centers of conservation and study of plant genetic resources of the Earth.

 'Hortus Botanicus' publishes materials on the scientific, educational and social activities of botanical gardens in the world. We accept articles on preservation, mobilization and introduction of plants, gardening and landscaping, as well as publications in other scientific disciplines made in the botanical gardens. 'Hortus Botanicus' publishes: extensive lists of plants, analytical reviews of  activities of botanical gardens, information about collections, brief reports on conferences, research projects and ideas, essays on the history of botany, botanical adventure and activity of botanical gardens. We are interested in all work of the Botanic Gardens.

 'Hortus Botanicus' is an open access journal

The content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

  • Publication in the journal is free of charge.
  • Author(s) to hold the copyright and publishing rights without restrictions.
  • Editorial decides to publish an article on the basis of peer review.
  • The period from the time of receiving a submitted article to the time of its publication is from 3 weeks to 3 months.


Journal's instructions for authors

Journal's sections

  • The hypotheses, discoveries and technologies
  • Botanical Gardens: Past and Present
  • The structure of plant diversity
  • The conservation, mobilization and study of plant genetic resources
  • Harmony of Garden
  • Information Technology for Botanic Gardens
  • Conference and Travel
  • New books and websites
  • Literary Gardening
  • Events of the Year
  • Editoral note


Since 2016 the magazine is replenished Supplements. The Supplements include:

  • priority publications devoted to new discoveries and technologies, the description of new taxa;
  • results of research and reflection employees botanical gardens, do not coincide with the main theme of the magazine;
  • conference proceedings;
  • monograph;
  • lists of seeds;
  • catalogue of plants;

All Supplements are reviewed and indexed separately from the total volume with a unique doi, immediately upon acceptance for publication. 

The Supplements has its own cover with the details of the magazine, with its own internal content.