Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Plant diseases are caused by: bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, phytoplasmas, nematodes, parasitic higher plants, protozoa, viruses, viroids and environmental toxins.
Weed disease control
Postharvest disease control
Animal pests control
Forest pests and diseases
Biological control
Integrated Pest Management
Relationships among pest or pathogen, host and environment.
Evaluated of Pesticides
New control strategies
Entomology and pest control
Genetic studies related to pest or disease control


 

Section Policies

Research Articles

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All contributions submitted to PPM journal that are selected for peer-review are sent to at least one, but usually two or more, independent reviewers, selected by the editors. From different types of peer-review, Double Blind Review was seclected to use; both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous. Author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias based on author’s country of origin or previous controversial work. Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than on the author’s reputation. 

 

Publication Frequency

One volume contains three issues (to release on April, August and December) is published per year.
Individual manuscripts will be published as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the current issue's table of contents. 

 

Open Access Policy

Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Readers have the right to download, copy, distribute, print or use them for any other non-commercial purposes with the proper citation of the original work under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) end user license.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the Open Archives system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication ethics

Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics on

International Standards for Editors

International Standards for Authors

International standards for editors and authors

 

Research on Humans and Animals Policy

All research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow the Misconduct policy and may reject the manuscript. The use of animals in research must be ethically and morally justified. We recommend follow the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition 2013, to promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals used for scientific purposes. For more details, follow the below link:

https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/print/book/export/html/51608

 

Policy of screening for plagiarism

 Plagiarism is an act of using thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, without crediting the original author. Whether intentional or unintentional, plagiarism is recognized as a serious academic offence. All manuscripts received are scanned for plagiarism. If potential plagiarism is detected, authors will be contacted for clarification. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it is necessary to indicate the source of the information within your paper using an internal citation. Failing to properly quote, cite or acknowledge someone else's words or ideas with an internal citation is plagiarism. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

This journal aims to publish original high-quality research work. Submission of a manuscript to this journal indicates that the study has not been published anywhere or not been submitted elsewhere for publication. If the author(s) are using any part of a published paper (in English or any other language), they should give a proper reference or in any case, if required they should get permission from the previous publisher or copyright holder (whichever is suitable). Plagiarized manuscripts would not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is found in any published paper after an internal investigation, a letter would be immediately sent to all the authors, their affiliated institutes and funding agency, if applied and subsequently the paper will be retracted.

Only papers with less than 15% similarity rate will be accepted by the Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management.  

 

Licensing policy

All article published in Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) unless otherwise stated. Under this license, author(s) retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy the content for non-commercial purpose as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers for non-commercial use.

 

Competing Interests

 In the interests of transparency and to help readers form their own judgments of potential bias, Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management' require authors to declare any competing financial and/or non-financial interests in relation to the work described. The corresponding author is responsible for submitting a competing interests' statement on behalf of all authors of the paper.

Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management invite peer-reviewers to exclude themselves in cases where there is a significant conflict of interest, financial or otherwise. However, just as financial interests need not invalidate the conclusions of an article, nor do they automatically disqualify an individual from evaluating it. We ask peer-reviewers to inform the editors of any related interests, including financial interests as defined above that might be perceived as relevant. Editors will consider these statements when weighing reviewers' recommendations.

 All Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management editorial staff are required to declare to their employer any interests — financial or otherwise — that might influence, or be perceived to influence, their editorial practices. Failure to do so is a disciplinary offence.

 

Indexed and Abstracted in

- EBSCO's research collections,

- Google Scholar,

- OCLC (WorldCat), 

- Directory of Research Journals Indexing,

- CiteFactor,

- Global Impact Factor

 

 

Disclaimer

The editors and publisher of Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management have made every possible effort to verify the accuracy of all information contained in the published works. Any opinions, discussions, views and recommendations expressed in the published works are solely those of the authors and are not of Archives of Agricultural Sciences Journal, its editors or its publisher. Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management, its editors and its publisher will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising therefrom. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of an issuance of any claims for damages. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation

 

Call for Reviewers/Editorial Members

Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management is an international double blind peer-review open access journal (pISSN:2356-8577, eISSN: 2356-6507) focus on:

  • Plant diseases caused by: bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, phytoplasmas, nematodes, parasitic higher plants, protozoa, viruses, viroids and environmental toxins
  • Weed disease control
  • Postharvest disease control
  • Animal pests control
  • Forest pests and diseases
  • Biological control
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Relationships among pest or pathogen, host and environment
  • Evaluated of Pesticides
  • New control strategies
  • Entomology and pest control
  • Genetic studies related to pest or disease control

 

Basic Requirements 

  • The applicant must hold PhD (doctoral) degree, or be Professor of accredited academic institution.
  • The applicant must have good experience in his/ her specific research field.
  • The research field of the applicant must conform to the scope of our journal.
  • Provide a current electronic resume or curriculum vitae and email to  contact@ppmj.net with title “Application for Reviewers/Editorial Members”

 

Editorial Requirements 

  • Agree to return manuscripts in a timely manner
  • Agree not to distribute the manuscript or to disclose information within the manuscript.
  • Agree to review the first revision of a manuscript for which he/she provided the initial review.
  • Agree to be released as a reviewer after two refusals to review, two failures to review, or three late reviews.
  • Agree to be rated as a reviewer this will reflect future selection to review.

 

The responsibility of reviewers

The responsibility of reviewers is to evaluate the quality, relevance, and merit of submitted papers. Comments should be as complete and detailed as possible and contain clear opinions about strengths, weaknesses, relevance, and importance to the field. Reviewers should consider themselves as mentors to the author(s) and comments should be specific and constructive and suggestions should be intended to enhance the manuscript. Reviewers will be asked to confirm the levels of evidence classified by the authors and reflected in the manuscript's contents. Reviewers who consistently exhibit excellent reviews and respond promptly to the editorial requests are considered for invitation to the Editorial Board.




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