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Heidelberg / Dordrecht, 15 December 2010

Springer to publish journals of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society

Journals target scientists in Australasia and the Pacific, Indian and Asian regions

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Starting in 2011, Springer will publish two journals of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society, Australasian Plant Pathology and Australasian Plant Disease Notes. The journals were previously published by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Publishing.
Australasian Plant Pathology publishes new and significant research in all fields of plant pathology. Distribution and readership of the bi-monthly journal is worldwide, but emphasis is placed on strengthening its role as the major publishing outlet in the Australasian region. The editor-in-chief is Dr. Philip O’Brien of Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.
Australasian Plant Disease Notes (APDN) is an international journal reporting original research from all countries. APDN publishes short notes on all aspects of plant pathology, including new records of plant diseases or pathogens, taxonomy, disease management and diagnostics. Published exclusively in electronic format, articles will be uploaded rapidly on to Online First™ on SpringerLink. Dr. Dagmar Hanold of the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia, is editor-in-chief.
Dr. Caroline Mohammed, President of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society, said, “The publication of our journals by Springer is an exciting development for our society. It will certainly help us achieve its goals: to be prominent internationally as a body of plant pathologists representing Australasia and to disseminate high-quality scientific information about plant pathology.”
Zuzana Bernhart, Senior Publishing Editor Plant Sciences at Springer, said, “We are proud to see Springer’s society agreements extending to Australasia and are delighted with this new partnership. We look forward to working together to ensure that the society and its journals continue to receive the international attention and readership they deserve. Quality content and a diverse range of issues that readers have come to expect from the journals will be maintained and developed even further.”
The Australasian Plant Pathology Society founded in 1969, is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of plant pathology and its practice in Australasia. Australasia is interpreted in the broadest sense to include not only Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, but also the Indian, Pacific and Asian regions. Although the Society’s activities are mainly focused on the Australasian region, many of the activities of its members are of international importance and significance.
Springer is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.
Australasian Plant Pathology - ISSN: 0815-3191 (print), ISSN: 1448-6032 (electronic version)
Australasian Plant Disease Notes - ISSN: 1833-928X (electronic version)

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