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Aims and Scope

Journal of Tea Science Research is committed to publishing and disseminating all the latest and outstanding research articles, letters and reviews in all areas of tea research.


All papers chosen for publications should be creative reviews, innovative research work, short communications, and case reports on all aspects of tea research. the studies on tea cultivation, breeding, plant protection, tea processing, technical and economic, tea food and health products, medical care of tea, as well as the cloning and analysis of tea genes or genomics; the analytical and functional of tea molecular genetics. The primary criterion for publication is new insights that are not only of broad interest to scientists, and teachers/students/researchers engaged in tea research, but are also appropriate for R & D personnel as well as readers interested in tea research.



The authors permanently reserve the copyright for their publications and have granted the rights to any third party in advance for using, reproducing or disseminating the work under the terms of copyright and license of the HortHerb Publisher constitutions and adopted law and regulations.


Manuscripts Submission

Online submission

Manuscripts must be submitted to Journal of Tea Science Research electronically by HortHerb Publisher’s online submission system. In cases that online submission system is not available, you can submit your manuscript to the submission email of Journal of Tea Science Research: If both of the above ways do not work out, you can directly send your manuscripts to The editors will handle your submission within five working days.


Preferred file formats of manuscripts are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). Figures, tables, movies, and raw data can be submitted as supplementally files.


A cover letter must be submitted along with the manuscript during the submission, which should contain a brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advance provided by the findings, and the importance of the findings to a broad readership, as well as how and why their major findings relate to the scope of the journal. Closely related papers submitted elsewhere or in press should be noted in the cover letter and uploaded as additional supplementally files in the online submission system. The cover letter is confidential to the editor and will not be seen by reviewers.


Corresponding Author

The full name, the contact information, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided. We take the corresponding author as the responsible author, which means that the corresponding author accepts the following responsibility:


The corresponding authors warrant, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, that:

The article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal and does not infringe any existing copyright;

All the authors have agreed with the authorship of the manuscript and its submission to Journal of Tea Research ;

All the authors have read and approved the content of the paper;

The article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous;

All statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true, and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.

Official approval of all the original authors must be provided before any changes in authorship.

Any reasonable demands for the necessary materials to justify the research results should be satisfied.


Please inform the Editorial Office of Journal of Tea Science Research if the contact information of the corresponding author changes after submission.


Article processing

Scientists all over the world are invited to be as peer reviewers for this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by Manuscript Proceeding System in the HortHerb Publisher prior to CrossRef's plagiarism check. (see HortHerb Publisher peer review policy for further information)


Journal of Tea Science Research offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. Normally the publication period is two or four weeks depend on the speed of peer review. Using the recommended manuscript preparation formats will largely speed up the paper procedures and shorten the periods. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully structured web version and PDF download version will be uploaded within four weeks after acceptance.


Journal of Tea Science Research is affiliated with other horticultural journals published by HortHerb Publisher, including International Journal of Horticulture and Medicinal Plant Research. If referees judge that a manuscript is sound but not of special interest and therefore not appropriate for Journal of Tea Research, the referee reports can be shared with other journals published by HortHerb Publisher. Transferring a manuscript from one journal to another will not incur delays. Conversely, if a manuscript submitted to a sister journal in the HortHerb Publisher series is judged to be of exceptional interest by the referees and editors. We may offer publication in Journal of Tea Research.


Article-processing charges

All journals under HortHerb Publisher do not require article processing charges (APCs) and offer free publication and free access. However, Open access publications are not without costs. As a publisher, HortHerb Publisher needs to pay platform operation fees to publishing platform operators. These fees are used for server rentals, journal publishing systems, publishing databases, access space, software upgrades, and the daily operation and maintenance of the journal publishing system. In order to promote the prosperity and development of open access journals, we encourage research institutions, researchers, and authors publishing in HortHerb Publisher journals to make voluntary donations. We appreciate your support for the open access publishing model.