Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture Call for Papers
by Elizabeth Messer-Diehl

You are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration for publication in the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. Manuscripts may include research projects, case studies, program and services descriptions, therapeutic practice descriptions, therapeutic horticulture philosophies, therapeutic design project descriptions, relevant book reviews, and other related topics.

Submissions should be made to one of the following sections:

1. Research

Manuscripts of research reports and case studies that contain research components such as a research question, objective, literature review, data collection and analysis, and results and conclusion.

2. Practice Forum

Manuscripts describing horticultural therapy programs, case reports, teaching techniques and tools, and other related items.

3. Therapeutic Landscape and Garden Design

Manuscripts on the design, history, and/or theory of gardens and other landscapes as they relate to the field of horticultural therapy.

4. Issues in the Profession

Manuscripts on such topics as education and training, professional or organizational issues, legislative issues, or other related areas.

5. Horticultural Therapy and the Community

Manuscripts on the interaction of horticultural therapy issues and the community at large.

6. Upon Reflection

Manuscripts on thoughts about the more philosophical, reflective, and/or spiritual aspects of therapeutic horticulture.

7. Book Reviews

General Information

Manuscript submissions to the JTH should be in the range of 1200-8000 words that can be sent as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word. Manuscripts must represent original material that has not been previously published or that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, authors are required to submit an abstract of the manuscript and a brief biography. If the author does not have mastery of the English language, the manuscript must be professionally translated before being submitted.
References should follow the author-date format. The authority for style is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. For more information on style and formatting, please contact the Editor-in-Chief (see below).

Manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter indicating that the work is intended for publication and to which section it is being submitted. Graphics and photographic images are acceptable and encouraged, if relevant. Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication in the JTH will be required to submit a rights assignment form.  Manuscripts accepted for publication will undergo an editing process and be forwarded to the author for final clearance before publication. 

The editorial board will consider quality, practicality, timeliness, and relevance to the area of therapeutic horticulture.

Send cover letter, manuscript, abstract, brief biography to:

Elizabeth R. Messer Diehl, RLA, HTM
(352) 514-5802

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Past Chairs

Steve Mitrione, ASLA (2012-2013)

Rick Spalenka (2011-2012)

Susan Erickson, ASLA (2008-2010)

Angela Pappas (2007-2008)

Marguerite Koepke, ASLA (2005-2006)

Naomi Sachs, ASLA (2002-2004)
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Mark Epstein, ASLA, Co-Chair (1999-2002)

Jack Carman, FASLA, Co-Chair (1999-2002)