Information For Authors

Scope of the Journal

The aim of the Journal of Plant Pathology (JPP), an international journal of the Italian Society for Plant Pathology (SIPaV), is to publish results of research on fundamental and applied aspects of plant pathology. Contributions in the field of mycology, bacteriology, phytoplasmatology, phytoplasma diseases, virology, physiological plant pathology, plant-parasite interactions, post-harvest diseases, non-infectious diseases, and plant protection are welcome. Articles on screening for pesticide and for resistance to pathogens are generally not accepted. Surveys for diseases or pathogens should be submitted as "Short communications".

Editorial Policy

JPP is open to publication of papers by members and non-members of the Italian Society for Plant Pathology. Manuscript submitted for publication will be considered on the assumption that the same or similar work has not been or will not be published elsewhere. Accepted papers become copyright of the Journal. There is no page charge (except for colour plates).

Submission of papers

JPP encourages authors to submit manuscript on-line to: http://www.sipav.org/jpp. Our system allows for easy author registration procedures and submission of papers and will speed up the review and acceptance time. No printed or CD versions of papers will be required anymore. Submission of hard-copy manuscripts will not be handled, as well as papers sent by e-mail to the Editorial Office. All papers must be written in English. We strongly suggest to ensure that the language is corrected before submission. Papers should be submitted as single PDF files not exceeding 1 MB, with double line spacing and continuous line numbering. Figures and tables must be placed at the end of the file, not within the text. The authors must carefully read the Conditions of Use and the Istructions for Authors before submitting their paper. The Instructions for Authors are available at www.sipav.org/jpp, together with the Instructions for on-line submission of manuscripts.

Processing of papers

All papers will be peer reviewed by two or more referees. In the online submission, authors can select the Senior Editor who will be in charge of handling their manuscript in the Category field. A reference number will be assigned to the paper. After preliminary examination by the Senior Editor to ascertain if the paper is in line within the scope of the Journal, submitted papers will be assigned to Associated Editors for further processing. Papers will be accepted by Senior Editors acting upon the advice of Associated Editors. After processing and acceptance, papers are taken in charge by the Editorial Office to check their conformity to the JPP standards. Proofs are sent by e-mail as PDF files. Corrections of proofs will be restricted to publisher's errors only. Substantial alterations will be charged to the authors.