Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Plant Protection is a multidisciplinary international platform publishes original research and critical reviews in all aspects of modern plant protection. Papers written to a high standard according to the basic formal rules of scientific publishing cover; cover fundamental and applied aspects of plant pathology and entomology in agriculture and natural resources are accepted for publication.


The Plant Protection is aimed to publish original research, critical reviews, plant health reports, product news, information on disease and pest reports, diagnostics, management and related interface to provide a rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing, and to disseminate the articles for research, teaching and reference purposes.


Section Policies

Research Articles

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Case Studies

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Review Articles

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Short Communications

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Brief Note

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Peer Review Process

The Journal of Plant Protection is using online article submission, review and tracking system for quality and quick review processing. Plant Protection provides double blind peer review process of 04-06 weeks followed by the publication of research article.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Editorial Review Board Invitation

The editorial team of Plant Protection invites applications for editorial review board members. Working with members of the editorial advisory board, members of the editorial review board will review submissions to the journal and ensure that the journal responds timely to submissions.
The editorial review board will consist of members willing to commit to reviewing articles three to four times each year for accuracy, clarity, and research rigour; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of submissions; providing detailed comments on reviewed submissions providing recommendations for accepting or rejecting manuscripts for publication.
Being a member of the editorial review board means being professionally associated with the Plant Protection. The names of members will be included in each issue, listed on the journal’s web page.
The composition of the editorial review board will include a wide variety of scholars consisting of early career through senior academics. Review board members possess graduate degrees and adequate expertise to provide authoritative assessments.


Editorial Policy

Plant Protection is multidisciplinary international platform aimed to publish the most exciting and modern researches in the subjects of Plant Pathology and Entomology.

The copyright of all the articles published in Plant Protection shall lie with the journal. The articles cannot be copied, transmitted, stored, and reproduced without permission. The responsibility to the contents and its authenticity rests solely with the authors and they will solely be responsible for the originality of published work.

All the articles submitted for publication in Plant Protection are peer-reviewed by International reviewers. The decision of the reviewers will be final. Editors will not involve in any dispute between the author and reviewers.

The publication frequency of the journal is three. However, being an Online Journal, it allows for publication of articles of urgency and critical importance to the researchers. Such articles of 'Current Interest' and relevant editorials may be published more frequently as 'Supplements', on the basis of the needs felt by the editorial board or on the requests/ suggestions of the readers of Plant Protection.

Plant Protection shall not take any responsibility for the contents of articles published in the journal and all such responsibility shall lie with the author/s. The opinions expressed in the articles are solely of the author/s and Plant Protection may not agree with such opinions in part or in full.


Publication Ethics


It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.


Publication decisions

The responsibility of determining which articles will be published in Plant Protection rests with its editor. The editor may consider the guidelines of the journal's editorial board and must adhere to any legal obligations related to copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may also consult with other editors or reviewers during the decision-making process.


Fair play

Editor will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.



Information pertaining to a submitted manuscript in Plant Protection will be kept confidential by the editor and editorial staff, and will only be disclosed to the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in an editorial board or editor’s own research without the written consent of the author.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The process of peer review aids the editor in making informed editorial decisions. Additionally, it provides a means for editorial correspondence with the author, which can potentially assist in improving the quality of the paper.



If a chosen referee feels inadequate to review the research presented in a manuscript, or is aware that a timely review is not feasible, they should inform the editor and withdraw themselves from the review process.


All manuscripts received for review must be regarded as confidential documents and should not be shared or discussed with anyone, except as authorized by the editor.


Standards of Objectivity

During the review process, referees must maintain objectivity and avoid personal criticism of the author. Referees are expected to provide their opinions clearly, along with supporting arguments.


Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers are expected to highlight any pertinent published works that have not been referenced by the authors. If a reviewer notes that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported, they must provide the appropriate citation. Additionally, if a reviewer becomes aware of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under review and another published paper, they should bring this to the attention of the editor.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Information or ideas obtained through the peer review process are privileged and must be kept confidential by the reviewers. Reviewers are prohibited from using this information for personal gain. Furthermore, reviewers must recuse themselves from considering any manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Corresponding Author’s Responsibilities
The submitting author is responsible for all communication with Plant Protection and managing communication between co-authors. Prior to submission, the submitting author must ensure that all authors are listed in the proper order, included in the author list, and aware that the manuscript is being submitted.
After acceptance, the corresponding author will receive the proof and will work with Plant Protection on behalf of all co-authors. If errors in the published article result from mistakes that were present on an unchecked proof, Plant Protection may not correct them after publication. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all content in the proof, including correct spelling of co-authors' names and up-to-date addresses and affiliations.


Confidential Process

Plant Protection considers all communication with authors and referees, as well as the submitted manuscript, to be confidential. The authors are also required to maintain the confidentiality of all communication with the journal. This includes correspondence with the journal, referee reports, and any other confidential material, which must not be shared publicly or posted on any website without prior permission from the editorial office, regardless of whether or not the submission is eventually published.

Reporting Standards
Research papers should provide an accurate and objective description of the work conducted and analyze its significance appropriately. The presentation of data in the article should be truthful and appropriate. Sufficient details and references should be included in the document to allow others to replicate the study. It is unethical and unprofessional to make false or incorrect claims, and such practices are not acceptable.


Data Access and Retention
Authors should submit raw data related to their manuscript for editorial evaluation and should be prepared to make such data publicly available, to the extent possible, in compliance with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases.

Originality and Plagiarism
It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their work is completely original, and that any material or language borrowed from others is appropriately acknowledged or cited.


Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
It is considered unethical and unacceptable for authors to submit the same findings more than once in either Plant Protection or any other journal. Similarly, submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously is also prohibited.

Acknowledgment of Sources
When submitting to Plant Protection, authors must ensure that they appropriately acknowledge the work of others. This includes citing the relevant publications that have influenced the nature of their own research.

Authorship of the Paper
Only individuals who have made significant contributions to a study's conception, design, execution, or interpretation should be credited as authors. Such individuals should be identified as co-authors, while those who have made other contributions to the research should be acknowledged or identified as contributors.
Before submitting a manuscript for publication, the corresponding author should confirm that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the work.


Human or animal subjects

The author is required to clearly disclose any significant hazards related to the utilization of substances, procedures, or equipment described in the paper.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Every author is obliged to disclose any significant conflicts of interest, whether financial or otherwise, that could potentially affect the outcome or interpretation of their work. Additionally, all sources of funding for the project must be explicitly stated.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works
In the event that an author detects a critical mistake or inexactitude in their previously published work, it is their obligation to promptly inform the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with them to retract or amend the manuscript as necessary.

Referee suggestions
While authors submitting to Plant Protection are welcome to propose independent reviewers, it is at the discretion of the editorial office to accept or reject these suggestions. Additionally, authors may indicate a preference for a small number of individuals or laboratories to not be considered for review, usually no more than two. Such exclusion requests are evaluated by the editorial office with understanding and are generally respected. However, the ultimate decision on referee selection rests with the Editorial Board Member.


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Correction and Retraction Policies
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More information on journal policies publication ethics can be found here: About the Journal.

Information on COPE Retraction Guidelines can be found here: Retraction Guidelines.