Acta Horticulturae FAQ

Navigating the Acta Horticulturae site
Downloading Full Text Articles
How much do I pay to download a full text article?
Cookies
How can I delete cookies
I forgot my password / I did not receive a password
Where can I check the number of credits I have left
Can I buy additional credits to read more articles
What is the Full Text email service
Is it safe to use my credit card online
Status
What happens when I download an article for the second time?
Mailing lists
Login Logout Status
More help

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Navigating the Acta Horticulturae site

Browsing or searching the ISHS Acta Horticulturae online library is free to both ISHS members and non-members. Acta Horticulturae titles are listed by number as well as by ISHS Section-Commission or Workgoup.
The main page also shows a list of the newest titles. In addition to this a powerful search function can be used to retrieve any article in the library.
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Downloading Full Text Articles

Downloading full text articles requires you to buy credits first, however, individual ISHS members automatically get 10 credits per year with their membership. Non-members can buy credits or apply for membership online.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding Full Text Articles


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How much do I pay to download a full text article?

We have a simple pricing structure with discounts for ISHS members.
Note however that ISHS membership is NOT required, neither to download Acta Horticulturae articles nor to order Acta Horticulturae (book or CD-ROM format).
For full details on ISHS membership we refer to https://www.ishs.org/members/ but as far as Acta Horticulturae is concerned, ISHS members get a discount on Acta Horticulturae orders (book or CD-ROM format) as well as when purchasing (extra) full text Acta Horticulturae article downloads.

All Acta Horticulturae article abstracts are available online at no cost.

To read any one of the full text Acta Horticulturae articles, a so-called article download 'credit' is required.

Currently the cost of one 'credit' to download an Acta Horticulturae full text article is 8 euro for ISHS members and 10 euro for non-members.

Quantities of 1-10-25-50 or 100 Acta Horticulturae article downloads are available.

ISHS Individual Membership includes 10 complimentary full text Acta Horticulturae article downloads (not transferable to next membership period).
ISHS Student Membership includes 3 complimentary full text Acta Horticulturae article downloads (not transferable to next membership period).
ISHS Organisation Membership includes 25 complimentary full text Acta Horticulturae article downloads (not transferable to next membership period).

Acta Horticulturae (print or CD-ROM format): Price and availability (book and/or CD-ROM format) for each individual Acta Horticulturae volume is available from https://www.actahort.org/.

Individual ISHS members get a 20% discount off the list price.

To calculate shipping and handling charges see our Acta Horticulturae order form available by clicking the "buy this book" button on top of the respective Acta Horticulturae book pages.

ISHS membership: See https://www.ishs.org/members/ for more details.


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Cookies

www.actahort.org uses cookies. You must have cookies enabled on your browser to login. Please refer to your browser's help for more information about enabling cookies or use the following as a guideline. If you use "Internet Explorer" we suggest you go to the Tools > Internet Options > Privacy menu where you can manually override the cookie restriction settings for our domain actahort.org. Put the slider to medium, or if you use medium high or high click on Edit and type actahort.org in the Address of Web site input field.

If cookies are enabled and login is still not possible, then you also might have to delete all cookies first and restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

ISHS does not use cookies to infringe on your privacy or compromise your security in any way. The information held in the cookie is just a random number that identifies you as a specific user from page to page and helps us protecting unauthorized users from accessing the site. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

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How can I delete cookies

To delete cookie files from your computer, follow the appropriate steps for your browser version.

After deleting cookies please first close all your browser sessions before trying to login again.
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I forgot my password / I did not receive a password

As a matter of fact you don't need to remember your ISHS password to login at either www.ishs.org or www.actahort.org.
If you don't have a password or you don't remember your ISHS password: Keep in mind that this system of course does only work if your email address is included in the ISHS membership database !
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Where can I check the number of credits I have left

Click the Login-Logout-Status button in the left menu bar to get access to your account status, activity log, your personal information etc.
Then click on the Account status button.
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Can I buy additional credits to read more articles

Login and go to the Login-Logout-Status screen where you will find a button to buy more credits or renew ISHS membership.
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What is the Full Text email service

If you do not want to read the Full Text article online, you might prefer receiving the file in your mailbox. Just click the Full Text email service button of the article of your choice and the Full Text PDF file will be emailed to you in due course.
Articles of older books are scanned and can be large in size. If you have a slow Internet connection it can take a long time to download the PDF version of an article. If you do not want to wait you can E-mail the article to your E-mail address.
The size of the E-mail is 50% larger than the original article because the E-mail attachment with the article need to be encoded. Some mail providers have a limit on the E-mail size of one mail, check this with your ISP before you E-mail a large attachment.
The same article can only be mailed once a day. The mails leave our server at midnight European time.
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Is it safe to use my credit card online

ISHS is making all the efforts to make your online payment as safe as possible. Secure payment is guaranteed by the payment providers Verisign or Ogone. ISHS does not store any credit card information. The transaction with the credit card data between your browser and Verisign or Ogone is encrypted.
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Status

In the status window you see the amount of credits you have and the number of articles you did read in the past. There is also a list of articles you did order in the last two weeks.
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What happens when I download an article for the second time?

In a period of two weeks after your first download of an article you can download the same article again without using more credits.
When you view within a two weeks time frame the same article twice on the web and you E-mailed the article once to your mailbox, then this will be counted only as one article viewed.
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Mailing lists

For each workgroup a mailing list (discussion list) is defined.
Mailing lists are a method of group communication; by sending an E-mail to one E-mail address, the mail is exploded to all the members of the mailing list.
To join or leave one or more ISHS mailing lists you must login as ISHS member first and follow the button Workgroups and mailing lists. where one can indicate to be a member of the Workgroup. In addition one can become member of the mailing list by checking the mailing list box next to the workgroup of your interest.
It is not possible to join or leave a mailing list by the traditional subscribe and unsubscribe commands, membership of the lists can only be updated using the Workgroups and mailing lists form on this website.
By limiting the lists to ISHS members only, we hope that the lists will not have too much irrelevant E-mails, a major problem with unmoderated mailing lists. May we also ask to think twice before sending something to a mailing lists: is the message appropriate for most people on the list?
Commercial messages on the mailing lists are not allowed.
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Login Logout Status

Clicking the Login-Logout-Status button in the menu bar to the left will open a page where -after login- you can update your personal information, renew your membership, buy more credits, indicate your personal interests and keywords or apply for Section Commission and Workgroup membership, take part in ISHS mailing lists etc...
Here follows a short description of the options available.
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More help

If there are questions not answered in this help, please do not hesitate to contact the ISHS Secretariat (a link is available in the left menu of the main Acta Horticulturae pages).