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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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.

 

Archiving

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

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
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 editor of the Plant Protection will be responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal will be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

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.

Confidentiality
The editor and editorial staff of Plant Protection will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than 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
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

AUTHOR’S LIABILITIES
Corresponding Author’s Responsibilities
The corresponding (submitting) author is solely responsible for communicating with the Plant Protection and for managing communication between co-authors. Before submission, the corresponding author ensures that all authors are included in the author list, its order has been agreed by all authors, and that all authors are aware that the paper was submitted.
After acceptance, the proof is sent to the corresponding author, who deals with Plant Protection on the behalf of all co-authors; Plant Protection will not necessarily correct errors after publication if they result from errors that were present on a proof that was not shown to co-authors before publication. The corresponding author is responsible for the accuracy of all content in the proof, in particular, that names of co-authors are present and correctly spelled, and that addresses and affiliations are current.

Confidential Process
Plant Protection treats the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat communication with the journal as confidential: correspondence with the journal, referee reports and other confidential material must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the editorial office, regardless of whether or not the submission is eventually published.

Reporting Standards
Research papers should accurately describe the work done and objectively analyze its importance. The article should appropriately portray the data. A document should include enough details and references to allow others to replicate it. False or incorrect claims are unethical, unprofessional and are not acceptable. 

Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide raw data associated with a manuscript for editorial assessment and should be willing to make such data publicly available (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if possible.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should guarantee that their work is entirely original and that any work or words of others are properly credited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
Authors should not submit similar findings twice in Plant Protection or other journal. Submitting the same paper to many journals at the same time is unethical and is not acceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources
Authors submitting to Plant Protection should always give proper credit to others' work. The reference publications that influenced the claimed work's nature should be cited properly. 

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who contributed significantly to the study's idea, design, implementation, or interpretation. Those who contributed significantly should be mentioned as co-authors. Others who contributed to the research effort should be thanked or identified as contributors.

The corresponding author should verify that all co-authors have viewed and approved the final version of the work before submitting it for publication.

 

Human or animal subjects

The author must explicitly disclose any exceptional dangers associated with the use of substances, processes, or equipment in the paper.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors must declare any financial or other substantial conflicts of interest that might skew the results or interpretation of their work. All funding sources for the project should be mentioned.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a serious error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author's responsibility to contact the journal editor or publisher as soon as possible and to work with the editor to retract or make proper corrections in the manuscript.

Referee suggestions
Authors submitting to Plant Protection are encouraged to recommend potential independent reviewers; however, these suggestions may not be adopted by the editorial office. Authors may also request that a few (typically no more than two) persons or laboratories not be contacted for review. The editorial office evaluates such exclusion requests compassionately and typically honours them, but the decision of the Editorial Board Member on the selection of referees is final.

 

CrossMark Policy Statement

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Correction and Retraction Policies
EScience Press is committed to uphold the integrity of the literature and publishes Errata, Expressions of Concerns or Retraction Notices dependent on the situation and in accordance with the COPE Retraction Guidelines. In all cases, these notices are linked to the original article.

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.