Plant Pathology

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Plant Pathology is an international journal owned and edited by the BSPP which covers all aspects of plant pathology and reaches subscribers in 80 countries. 

Journal information

Instructions for authors Best student paper prize
Editors and editorial board 50 years of Plant Pathology
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Latest Publications in Plant Pathology

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Plant Pathology publishes research papers and critical reviews on all aspects of plant pathology. Letters to the Editor are welcome when these comment on matters relevant to plant pathology. Reports of screening for pesticidal activity or cultivar resistance are not normally published. All material submitted for publication is reviewed by the editors who act on advice from referees.

Top quality original research papers and critical reviews from around the world cover: diseases of temperate and tropical plants caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, phytoplasmas and nematodes; physiological, biochemical, molecular, ecological, genetic and economic aspects of plant pathology; disease epidemiology and modelling; disease appraisal and crop loss assessment; and plant disease control and disease-related crop management. The journal is published bimonthly by Wiley-Blackwell.

Full contents of Plant Pathology are also available with some free articles available for download. You can subscribe to Wiley to read the abstracts or full articles, and to register to receive e-mail Table of Contents alerts as each new issue is published.

ISI Impact Factor

Plant Pathology ISI Impact Factor ® 2014 = 2.969


Senior Editor

Dr Matt Dickinson
School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough LE12 5RD, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)115 951 3236; Fax: +44 (0)115 951 6334. E-mail: plantpath@bspp.org.uk


Current Editorial Board

D Andrivon, Le Rheu, France
JKM Brown, Norwich, UK
P Castillo, Cordoba, Spain
S Chakraborty, St Lucia, Australia
DB Collinge, Copenhagen, Denmark
LR Cooke, Belfast, UK
RM Cooper, Bath, UK
GR Dixon, Sherborne, UK
S Eden-Green, Larkfield, UK
D Fernando, Winnipeg, Canada.
G Forbes, Lima, Peru
P Gladders, Cambridge, UK
TR Gordon, Davis, USA

GW Griffith, Aberystwyth, UK
NJ Grunwald, Corvallis, USA
M Höfte, Gent, Belgium
JF Kreuze, Lima, Peru.
A Kvarnheden, Uppsala, Sweden
A Lees, Invergowrie, UK
JW Mansfield, London, UK
S Moricca, Florence, Italy
AC Newton, Invergowrie, UK
P Nicholson, Norwich, UK
M Nicolaisen, Aarhus, Denmark
P Ojiambo, Raleigh, USA
I Pangga, Los BaƱos, Philippines

N Paveley, Malton, UK
T Peever, Pullman, USA
NW Schaad, Fort Detrick, USA
B Slippers, Pretoria, South Africa
CC Steel, Wagga Wagga, Australia
R Thwaites,York, UK
C Wilson, New Town, Australia
MJ Wingfield, Pretoria, SA
F van den Bosch, Harpenden, UK
FM Zerbini, Vicosa, Brazil


Previous Senior Editors of Plant Pathology

MAFF Editors

1952-1963 E C Large (plant pathologist)

1952-1969 A H Strickland (entomologist)

1963-1975 J J Baker (plant pathologist)

1969-1981 M Gratwick (entomologist)

1976-1981 D L Ebbels (plant pathologist)

BSPP Senior Editors

1982-1984 B E J Wheeler

1985-1989 P R Scott

1990-1994 M J Jeger

1995-2000 R Johnson

2001-2010 R Shattock

2011- present M Dickinson