The Journal of General Plant Pathology presents papers dealing with plant diseases or their control, including pathogen characterization, identification of pathogens, disease physiology and biochemistry, molecular biology, morphology and ultrastructure, genetics, disease transmission, ecology and epidemiology, chemical and biological control, disease assessment, and other topics relevant to plant pathological disorders. This is the journal of the Phytopathological Society of Japan.

  • Presents papers addressing plant disease and control
  • Publishes Full-length articles, Short communications, Disease notes, Techniques, Letters to the editor, and Reviews.
  • An official journal of the Phytopathological Society of Japan

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Yuki Ichinose
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.887 (2018)
Impact factor
1.164 (2018)
Five year impact factor
21 days
Submission to first decision
165 days
Submission to acceptance
69,894 (2019)
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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • JGPP 100th Anniversary Special Reviews

    A series of invited reviews were published in each issue of the Journal of General Plant Pathology during 2013-2014 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Phytopathological Society of Japan.

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1610-739X
Print ISSN
1345-2630
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