As a rule, the registration fee for attending an ISHS symposium includes a copy of the Acta Horticulturae proceedings (in the past, this used to be a hardcopy of the Acta Horticulturae volume - to implement the 'go green - go paperless' initiative aimed at reducing the ecological impact of ISHS the e-Acta online service for unlimited online access has replaced the hardcopy print version for registered symposium delegates).
As soon as an Acta Horticulturae volume is published, ISHS Secretariat is taking care of mailing a complimentary copy to each individual symposium participant who is entitled to receive a free copy.
Check with the symposium convener for occasional exceptions to the rule - while the rule is that each registered symposium participant is entitled to the Acta Horticulturae symposium proceedings some exceptionally heavily discounted registrations may not include the right to receive a copy of the proceedings.
The ISHS Secretariat obtains the distribution list for complimentary Acta Horticulturae copies from the symposium convener. The mailing list consequently features contact details provided when registering for the symposium. It is essential that you provide valid contact details (including a unique email address) when registering and that your email application is capable of receiving email from ISHS. Take the effort to whitelist ishs.org and actahort.org to make sure your spam filter is not filtering out ISHS related emails by mistake.
Each participant is responsible for providing symposium convener with accurate and complete address details and to notify symposium convener of changes if any. ISHS cannot be held responsible for non-delivery in case of wrong or incomplete addresses or e-mail address changes or other issues in receiving email messages.
Unless the symposium convener opted to participate in the e-Acta online access initiative the ISHS does not provide authors or symposium delegates with electronic copies of the published Acta Horticulturae paper.
Authors are encouraged to take ISHS membership which comes, along with a long list of other benefits, with free article downloads; for those who do not have an active ISHS membership but still want to download articles, each Acta Horticulturae article is readily available for download on a pay-per-view basis instead.
Authors considering to share a paper; make sure to check out this FAQ item first