Hortulus is a refereed journal devoted to the literature and cultures of the medieval world. The journal is published electronically once a year, and its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share their work.

Hortulus is entirely run by postgraduates and is genuinely international, which makes Hortulus a uniquely different journal than a large number of other medieval postgraduate journals run by a combination of faculty members and postgraduates of specific institutions. Additionally, as a born-digital journal, Hortulus is 100% eco-friendly and technologically relevant. It focuses on participating in the new and ever-changing digital environment that is rapidly becoming the crux of academic discourse and also allows Hortulus to remain extremely flexible in the resources it offers.