The European Journal of Plant Pathology is an international journal publishing original articles in English dealing with problems in all aspects of plant pathology: plant-pathogen interactions both in agriculture and in natural plant populations, population genetics, plant disease epidemiology, and disease management. They should contain a novel and well formulated hypothesis or research question, a sound experimental or theoretical approach, and results that confirm or reject the hypothesis or answer the question. Research papers should offer novel insight adding to the existing body of knowledge.

Types of papers not normally considered for publication include, method development without demonstrated use in an experimental study, routine screening of host genotypes unless there is reference to resistance mechanism or strategies for gene deployment, routine screening of pesticides unless there are clear insights into mode of action and efficacy and application technology, routine isolate characterisation without consideration of the wider context, population genetics or use in an experimental setting, in vitro only studies of pathogen antagonism, and new disease reports unless there are novel taxonomic findings such as species designations.

Authors should clearly state in the paper the significance of the presented work and its relevance to the science in the field of plant pathology.

Research papers should not exceed twenty pages of printed text, including tables, figures and references (one page of printed text = approximately 600 words).

  • Journal owned by the KNPV (The Royal Netherlands Society of Plant Pathology)
  • Associated with the European Foundation for Plant Pathology but with a global remit
  • Editor-in-Chief: Professor Frank van den Bosch, ADAS High Mowthorpe, Malton, UK
  • An Editorial Board with representation from 16 European and non-European countries
  • Presents all aspects of plant pathology research from molecular aspects of host-pathogen interaction to epidemiology and disease management, with particular emphasis on experimental approaches; and also following prior discussion with the Editor-in-Chief,  mini-reviews on topical issues
  • Offers "Special Issues" on coherent themes often arising from International Conferences
  • Covers all plant pathogenic organisms: viruses and virus like organisms (and their vectors); procaryotes; oomycetes, fungi, nematodes and parasitic plants
  • 94% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Frank van den Bosch
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
  • Joseph Helps
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.224 (2021)
Impact factor
2.262 (2021)
Five year impact factor
47 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
406,441 (2021)
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1573-8469
Print ISSN
0929-1873
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