Aims and Scope

The Journal of Phytopathology and Disease Management (PPDJ) is a peer-reviewed scientific publication committed to advancing the understanding, prevention, and management of plant diseases and related phytopathological issues. PPDJ aspires to be a premier platform for disseminating cutting-edge research, innovative solutions, and practical insights into the field of phytopathology, while meeting the stringent criteria for inclusion in renowned academic databases such as Scopus and Web of Science.


  1. Advancing Knowledge: PPDJ aims to publish high-quality research that advances our understanding of plant diseases, their causative agents, host-pathogen interactions, and the underlying molecular and ecological mechanisms.

  2. Disease Prevention and Management: PPDJ is dedicated to facilitating the dissemination of strategies and methodologies for the prevention, early detection, and effective management of plant diseases to ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.

  3. Multidisciplinary Approach: The journal encourages multidisciplinary research encompassing areas such as plant pathology, microbiology, genetics, epidemiology, agronomy, biotechnology, and integrated pest management to provide holistic solutions to phytopathological challenges.

  4. Global Perspective: PPDJ welcomes contributions from diverse geographical regions, recognizing the global significance of plant diseases and the need for region-specific solutions and insights.

  5. Practical Applications: The journal seeks research that translates into practical applications, with a focus on innovative and sustainable disease management strategies, including biological control, biotechnology, and precision agriculture.

  6. Impact on Food Security: PPDJ emphasizes research that addresses the impact of plant diseases on crop yield and quality, with a particular emphasis on mitigating these effects to ensure global food security.


PPDJ invites the submission of original research articles, reviews, and brief communications covering a wide range of topics related to phytopathology and disease management, including but not limited to:

  1. Pathogen Biology: Investigations into the biology, genetics, and virulence factors of plant pathogens, including fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes.

  2. Host-Pathogen Interactions: Studies on the molecular and physiological interactions between plants and pathogens, including mechanisms of resistance and susceptibility.

  3. Epidemiology and Disease Ecology: Research exploring the spread, dynamics, and ecological aspects of plant diseases in natural and agricultural ecosystems.

  4. Diagnostics and Detection: Development and validation of diagnostic tools, techniques, and molecular markers for rapid and accurate disease detection.

  5. Management Strategies: Evaluation of diverse disease management strategies, including chemical, biological, cultural, and integrated approaches, with an emphasis on sustainability.

  6. Biotechnology and Plant Breeding: Advances in biotechnology, genomics, and breeding for disease-resistant crop varieties and innovative solutions.

  7. Emerging Diseases: Investigations into newly emerging plant diseases and their potential impact on agriculture and ecosystems.

  8. Case Studies and Field Applications: Reports on successful disease management practices, case studies, and their applicability in real-world agricultural scenarios.

PPDJ is committed to maintaining the highest standards of scientific rigor and ethical conduct. All submissions undergo rigorous peer review to ensure the quality and validity of the published work. Our ultimate goal is to provide a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers working towards sustainable and resilient plant disease management.