Two years before the event
Eighteen months before the event
  • First announcement circulated
  • Symposium website launched
  • Symposium bank account set up  
Twelve months before the event
  • Second announcement circulated, with call for abstracts
  • Online registration and abstract submission procedure activated on website
  • Preliminary scientific programme agreed upon
  • Keynote speakers selected and invited
Six months before the event
  • Third announcement circulated
  • Deadline for receipt of abstracts
  • Travel and hotel information available on website
  • Editorial board appointed  
Three months before the event
  • All abstracts reviewed and final programme established
  • Fourth announcement circulated, with final programme
  • Deadline for early registration  
One month before the event
  • Programme and abstracts booklet printed
Three months after the event
  • Final deadline for receiving full papers
  • Full papers sent to reviewers  
Six months after the event
  • Final deadline for returning reviewed papers
  • All papers sent back to authors for revisions  
Nine months after the event
  • Final deadline for returning revised papers  
Twelve months after the event
  • Final check of revised papers completed
  • Submission of complete set of papers to ISHS for printing of Acta Horticulturae