BSPP News Summer 2001 - Online Edition

The Newsletter of the British Society for Plant Pathology
Number 39, Summer 2001 

MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY  - Letter from the Editor

Dear Colleagues

I write to thank you for your support during this first year of publication of Molecular Plant Pathology.

Over the last decade there has been a revolution in molecular plant pathology. This revolution has injected tremendous excitement into the field and has attracted many new investigators from very different disciplines who have expanded the field, enriched it intellectually, and sharply increased its dynamism and importance. Advances in scientific technology have also enable us to ask new questions about molecular systems.

Molecular Plant Pathology aims to provide a focus for this revolution. It accepts only the most innovative, original and rigorous research in the field for publication. A glance at the full contents list opposite will show that we have succeeded in our aim.

Molecular Plant Pathology welcomes submissions from all areas of molecular plant pathology including

research on diseases caused by fungi, oomycetes, viruses, nematodes, bacteria, insects, parasitic plants and other organisms. The journal is especially interested in manuscripts emphasizing molecular analyses of pathogens, determinants affecting host response to plant pathogens or the interaction of both. In addition to the principal content of full length and short research papers, a special regular feature is Pathogen Profiles, providing readers with an up to-date overview of the latest research on a particular pathogen. The journal is dedicated to minimizing the time between submission, review and publication.

The panel of Senior Editors includes a team of leading international experts in molecular plant pathology. I would like to thank them, the Editorial Board and all of our reviewers during 2000 for all their work on what has been an exceptional start to the life of this new journal. I would also like to thank all those who have entrusted us with their manuscripts, and encourage you all to consider Molecular Plant Pathology when submitting your work.

Gary Foster
Editor in Chief