• Abstracts and papers have to be submitted through ROSA - Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae submission and review.

  • For more information about how to submit your abstract, see http://www.ishs.org/sites/default/files/page-documents/onlinesubmissionauthorsguide.pdf

  • The official language is English so only abstracts written in English will be accepted for review.

  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and be based on original work. Should give full information on the objective, materials and methods and major results obtained.

  • Abstracts must NOT contain tables, pictures or diagrams.

  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.

  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling (English) and grammar.

  • Submission is strictly limited to a maximum of one oral and one poster presentation per person.

  • The deadline for abstract submission is 30 April 2019. Abstracts submitted until this date will be considered for evaluation. Authors will be notified of provisional acceptance of abstracts in April 2019 and about the form of presentation (oral or poster presentation).

  • To be accepted, abstract authors must be registered to CBIC2019 and must have paid until 30 April 2019.


General Information

  • A valid ISHS user account is required in order to submit the abstract. If you don't have an ISHS user account yet, please proceed to http://www.actahort.org/members/newmember first to activate your user account prior to submitting an abstract. At least one author of each accepted abstract must be registered for the congress CBIC2019.

  • Your abstract will be published in the Abstract Book as submitted. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting as changes or additions will not be possible after submission.

  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words in a single paragraph. The abstract should contain a concise but comprehensive statement of the problem and results. The Scientific Committee will pay a special attention to the scientific quality of research and to the presentation of original data.

  • Abstracts should be written in English and must specify: the thematic topic to which they are applying as well as the authors’ preference regarding presentation (oral or poster).

  • A submitted abstract that does not follow ISHS guidelines, or does not have near-perfect English will be returned to the author for corrections and if not improved and re-submitted by the deadline, the abstract could be rejected. Please refer to the ISHS Authors Guide, online at: http://www.ishs.org/authors

  • Authors must submit accepted communication as full papers by clicking here. Instructions for the paper guidelines are available in http://www.ishs.org/authors

  • After a review process by the Scientific Committee, the selected papers will be published in a special edition of Acta Horticulturae.

  • ISHS Young Minds Award During each ISHS Symposium, two Young Mind Awards for junior scientists will be given: one award for the best oral presentation given by a junior scientist who is in the same time the presenter and first author of the submitted manuscript and one award for the best poster presented by a junior scientist who is first author of the work. For more information please go to the ISHS website.


Presentation Type


Abstracts may be submitted and demanded to be presented as oral or poster presentations. Please note that the Review Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations for some of these abstracts, if an overwhelming number of oral presentation submissions have been received or based upon the type of the research work and content of the abstract.


For any questions regarding the abstract submission, please contact the scientific committee by email: scientifique@cbic2019.com.


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