ISI Impact Factor

Impact factor: 2.493
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2018:
16/89 (Agronomy)
64/228 (Plant Sciences)

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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.

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:

For details of the full current editorial board, click here

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

Latest Publications in Plant Pathology

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