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Call for abstracts

The scientific program will consist of invited lectures, oral presentations and posters. The Symposium will cover all aspects of strawberry science and management. All the participants interested in presenting either an oral paper or a poster are invited to submit an abstract on the subjects below:

1. Situation of the Sector

2. Genetics and Breeding

3. Wild Germplasm Conservation and Utilization

4. Biotechnology

5. Physiology

6. Production Techniques

7. Plant Nurseries

8. Everbearing production

9. Crop Protection

10. Soil Disinfestation

11. Organic Production

12. Soilless and Cubic Culture

13. Post harvesting

14. Processing

15. Nutrition

16. Industry

17. Quality

18. Others

All abstracts and manuscripts must be submitted through the following ROSA (Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae submission and review)

ISHS online submission procedures:


Acta Horticulturae guidelines: https://www.ishs.org/authors

● Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.

● Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.

● Abstracts must not contain tables, pictures or graphs.

● All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.

● Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.

● An abstract submission charge is due upon submission of an abstract and applies to the presenting author only. For ISHS Individual members, the abstract submission charge is fully waived. Those who do not hold a user account with ISHS yet: create an ISHS user account first at International Society for Horticultural Science. After payment and activation of your user account, you can start your abstract submission.

● Abstracts must always be submitted by the presenting author, using their own personal ISHS user account. Submitting an abstract on behalf of or using the ISHS user account of another author is strictly not permitted.

● Abstracts must be submitted by August 1st, 2024, for consideration by the Scientific Committee. Authors will be notified of provisional acceptance of abstracts by Sep. 1st, 2024.and will also be notified if the abstract has been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

● All oral presenters, including invited and keynote speakers, must submit a manuscript for Acta Horticulturae according to the Acta Horticulturae guidelines (https://www.ishs.org/authors) by March 1ST, 2025. Oral presenters who fail to submit a manuscript for publication in Acta Horticulturae may be refused the floor to present their oral presentation. Authors of posters are strongly encouraged to prepare and submit a manuscript for Acta Horticulturae.

● Presenting authors of abstracts accepted for presentation (both oral/poster) must register for the symposium by Oct 1ST, 2024. Failing to register for the symposium will result in your abstract being withdrawn from the symposium program and your manuscript being withdrawn from the Acta Horticulturae symposium proceedings.

● Failing to present (oral/poster) at the symposium will result in your manuscript being withdrawn from the Acta Horticulturae symposium proceedings. If you have any questions or concerns about the abstract submission, please contact the Symposium Secretariat.

ISHS Young Minds Award

Two Young Mind Awards for junior scientists will be given:

1. 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

2. One award for the best poster presented by a junior scientist who is first author of the work

A special committee, set up by the symposium convener and an ISHS representative, will be responsible for selecting the awardees. Junior scientists to be eligible for this award must be the lead and presenting author of the submission and should be enrolled in a university or college. He/she can be undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate (limited to 6 months after finishing the program of study), and with an age limit of 35. (https://www.ishs.org/young-minds-award)


Abstract submission Aug 1st, 2024
Notification of acceptance Sep. 1st, 2024
Full paper submission March 1st, 2025


The official language of the Symposium is English. However, simultaneous interpretation between English and Chinese will be available at the Opening and Closing ceremonies. All the other sessions are in English.

Organizer: International Society for Horticulture Science, Jiangsu Provincial People's Government, Chinese Society for Horticulture Science

Co-sponsored: Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Yancheng Municipal People’s Government, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Chinese Society for Horticulture Science Strawberry Branch

Co-organizer: Yancheng Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Yandu District People's Government, Jiangsu Strawberry Association

© 2023 the 10th lnternational Strawberry Symposium (Yancheng · China)