Aims and Scope

Protected Horticulture and Plant Factory is published by the Korean Society for Bio-Environment Control.

Abbreviated title is 'Protected Hort. Plant Fac.'. The purpose of the journal is to publish high quality periodicals presenting recent advance and the state-of-the-art in protected horticulture and plant factory. The journal covers a broad spectrum of topics including greenhouse design, microclimate and climate control, covering materials, water management, crop modeling, growing media and hydroponics, crop production and management, product quality, plant protection, lighting technology, energy, computational fluid dynamics, automation and sensors, plant factory technology, and others.

Journal of Biological Production Facilities & Environmental Control (J. Bio. Fac. Env.) was launched in 1992. The journal title has been changed as current name in 2013 and Journal of Bio-Environment Control (J. Bio-Env. Con.) in 1999.

The Journal is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October each year. Supplemental issues are published occasionally. All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed by three reviewers. The manuscript may be written in Korean or English. The abstract and references have to be written in English. Manuscripts should be submitted online ( The articles published in this journal are indexed and/or abstracted in KCI.

The subscription price of this journal is KRW 50,000 annually. Back issues are available. For information on subscription information and any other inquiries,
please contact the Manuscript Editor, Su Yeon Kim, The Korean Society for Bio-Environment Control, #315, Protected Horticulture Research Institute, 1425, Jinham-ro, (290, Bongseong-ri), Haman-myeon, Haman-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, 52054, Korea.(Tel +82-55-584-1990, Fax +82-55-584-1997, Email:

Full text is freely available from This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST).