HRI Journal Expands Scope and Accessibility
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) has announced changes to both the scope of and access to the Journal of Environmental Horticulture with the launch of a new online platform at www.hrijournal.org.
The peer-reviewed was born in 1983 to connect the horticultural industry to horticultural research and the researchers to the industry.
In 2017, the Journal will take a 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.
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.
Eliminating subscription fees means more industry professionals will have access to important research. The new platform offers an easy-to-navigate design with fast and comprehensive search features on all content, dating back to 1983.
The Journal also 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.
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 www.hrijournal.org.