A Magyar Kaktuszgyűjtők Országos Egyesülete 1971. évi megalakulása óta - néhány év megszakítással - adja ki szakmai folyóiratát, a Kaktusz-Világ-ot. A kiadvány B/5 formátumú, évi hat alkalommal jelenik meg, alkalmanként 44 oldalon. Az újság ma már teljesen színes. Ugyancsak a lap része az egyesület rendszeres információs kiadványa, a Közlemények is. Szerzőink között a legkiválóbb hazai és külföldi szakemberek is megtalálhatók. Rendszeresen közlünk fajleírásokat kaktuszokról és pozsgásnövényekről, növénynemzetségek teljes körű ismertetését, gondozással, szaporítással, növényvédelemmel kapcsolatos ismereteket, élőhelyi megfigyeléseket, történeti tárgyú írásokat, gyűjtők és gyűjtemények bemutatását, szakirodalom ismertetését.
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  • Dr. Ádám Solti
    Department of Plant Physiology and Molecular Plant Biology
    Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary


  • Demeter Janakidisz, Botanical Garden, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • Krisztián Kollár, language editor
  • Dr. Lajos Nemes, former director, Botanical Garden, Debrecen University, Hungary
  • László Papp, director, Botanical Garden, Debrecen University, Hungary
  • Zoltán Rigerszki, vice president, Hungarian Cactus Society

Guide for authors

Kaktusz-Világ (Cactus-World) is a peer-reviewed periodical magazine of the Hungarian Cactus Society (Magyar Kaktuszgyűjtők Országos Egyesülete, MKOE), founded in 1971 and published on 264 pages (divided into six issues) per year.
ISSN 0209-9152

Aims and scope

Kaktusz-Világ welcomes (original research, opinion, short communication or review) papers from any field of taxonomy, ecology, large-scale systematics, physiology, horticulture and botanical history of cacti and other succulent xerophytes. Kaktusz-Világ may also re-publish original papers in Hungarian.

Types of paper

As Kaktusz-Világ is a Hungarian-language magazine, articles are published in Hungarian but we also accept manuscripts in English, German, French and Spanish. Foreign language articles will be translated to Hungarian. Articles (original, second publish and review) should not exceed 4000 words (without the Abstract and References). All papers are welcomes that are illustrated by high-quality colour photo materials (quality restrictions see below). The fundamental character of Kaktusz-Világ remains that of a magazine for biology of xerophyte plants.


All articles are undergone to a minor peer-review process prior to publish in Kaktusz-Világ. Kaktusz-Világ has no publication fee. To be able to send a free hardcopy of the issue containing the accepted paper, the Editorial board ask for the postal address of the contact author.


Submission to this journal proceeds via e-mail. Please submit papers to sadambio@elte.hu in form of .doc or .docx files. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF files by the Editorial board for the review process, the source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail removing the need for a paper trail.

Article structure


Abstract as a single paragraph (maximum: 200 words). The abstract must indicate the object of the work, the material (with full taxonomic name) and the essential results. Any abbreviations must be defined therein. Enzymes are identified with official nomenclature (EC). No references are to be cited.


At its first mention in the Main text, and also in the Abstract, taxa, chemicals or enzymes (Echinocactus grusonii HILDM., 1891, L malate:NAD oxidoreductase, EC. must be identified by the official nomenclature. In a taxonomic paper, the authorship of the synonyms should also be given. Subsequently a simplified form may be used, e.g. E. grusonii, malate dehydrogenase (or even MDH if defined under Abbreviations). Words differ from the language (eg. Latin) of the manuscript should be typed in italics. All taxonomic names should be typed in italics except the name of cultivars (e.g. cv. Exotic Dancer) as well as the abbreviation of infraspecific taxonomic categories (ssp., var., fa., lus., convar., provar., etc.). People mentioned in the manuscript should be typed in SMALL CAPITALS. To heighten words in the MS, underline or bold type may be used. References should cite in the main text as Kiss, 2011, Kiss and Nagy, 2011, and Nagyet al., 2011, Kovács, personal communication).

Reference style

All references should explain at the end of the MS in a separate 'References' section according to the following formats:
Kiss, S., Nagy, T., Kovács, K. 2003. About the physiology of cacti. Journal About Cacti, 01: 100-120.
Szabó, T.H. 2007, The distribution of cacti (Cactaceae), In: Takács, N.O (ed.), Cacti, Noname Press, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 000-000.
Britton, N.L., Rose, J.N. 1923. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family. Vol. 4. The Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, USA.
Manuscript should use SI units or at least give the SI-equivalence at the first mention. Frequently used non-SI units as L, t, q, ha, dkg, °C, etc. are allowed to use.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.


Colour photographs can be submitted as separate JPG files with a resolution at least 300 dpi. Bitmapped line drawings should only submit as 300 dpi TIF files
Please do not:

  • Supply files that are optimised for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low;
  • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions together with the Main text, at the end of the References, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum.

The Editorial Board