Phytoparasitica is an international journal that publishes original research contributions on the biological, chemical and molecular aspects of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Virology, Nematology, and Weed Sciences, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and other biocides. Emphasis is laid on new approaches in the control of pests and diseases. The Journal also publishes Guest Editorials, invited reviews and research notes.

  • International journal of plant protection sciences
  • Editors-in-Chief: S. Freeman, Agricultural Research Organization & J.C. Franco, Instituto Superior de Agronomia
  • Presents basic and applied research in the fields of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science
  • Offers papers on biology of pests and approaches for their management
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Stanley Freeman,
  • Jose Carlos Franco
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1.809 (2021)
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1.825 (2021)
Five year impact factor
10 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
80,299 (2021)

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  • Special Issue Call-For-Papers: Algae and cyanobacteria: prospects and challenges for plant disease management

    The purpose of this Special Issue on “"Algae and cyanobacteria: prospects and challenges for plant disease management” is to present the latest scientific findings dealing with various aspects of potential application of macro-and micro-algae and cyanobacteria and their bioactive compounds against pre and post-harvest diseases, and their impact on plant and fruit physiology and biochemistry that may be related to plant resistance against biotic stresses.
    Submission deadline: July 30, 2022

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