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About the Editor

peng1Dr. You-Liang Peng received his Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology from Kyoto University in 1989, then spent three years at Mitsui Plant Biotechnology Research Institute as a postdoctoral fellow. In 1992, he was appointed associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the China Agricultural University and was promoted to full professor in 1993. He is an outstanding and internationally known plant pathologist, collaborator, and educator. He has made seminal contributions to understanding the molecular basis of pathogenesis and variation in Magnaporthe oryzae, which led to significant advances in controlling rice blast disease. His exemplary leadership has resulted in fruitful collaborations among plant pathologists in Asia and the USA, and his excellent teaching and supervision have trained many next-generation plant pathologists. For these many accomplishments he was elected a CSPP Fellow in 2015 and honored as an APS Fellow in 2018.

Thematic Series

Plant Pathology Research in China: A Centennial View

Plant Pathology Research in China: A Centennial View
Edited by: Prof. Jun Liu and Prof. Xiaorong Tao

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The initial call for papers can be found here.

Good News: Phytopathology Research received the IF 2022 as 3.4!

We are pleased to announce that Phytopathology Research received the new Impact Factor (IF 2022) as 3.4, which placed the journal as #69/238 (Q2) in the category of Plant Sciences!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the authors, reviewers, readers and editorial board members for their continuous support to the journal, and making this exciting development possible!

Call for Reading

We have selected 10 highly cited articles published in 2021-2022 as below. We hope the journal readers will enjoy reading those articles and recommending them to their colleagues!

  1. Mao, C., Shan, S., Huang, Y. et al. The hypervariable N-terminal of soybean mosaic virus P1 protein influences its pathogenicity and host defense responses. Phytopathol Res 4, 10 (2022).
  2. Liu, S., Wang, Q., Liu, N. et al. The histone deacetylase HOS2 controls pathogenicity through regulation of melanin biosynthesis and appressorium formation in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Phytopathol Res 4, 21 (202. 
  3. Duan, X., Ma, W., Jiao, Z. et al. Reverse transcription-recombinase-aided amplification and CRISPR/Cas12a-based visual detection of maize chlorotic mottle virus. Phytopathol Res 4, 23 (2022).
  4. Li, F., Qiao, R., Yang, X. et al. Occurrence, distribution, and management of tomato yellow leaf curl virus in China. Phytopathol Res 4, 28 (2022).
  5. Luo, CX., Schnabel, G., Hu, M. et al. Global distribution and management of peach diseases. Phytopathol Res 4, 30 (2022).
  6. Gu, X., Zeng, Q., Wang, Y. et al. Comprehensive genomic analysis of Bacillus subtilis 9407 reveals its biocontrol potential against bacterial fruit blotch. Phytopathol Res 3, 4 (2021).
  7. Ye, C., Liu, Y., Zhang, J. et al. α-Terpineol fumigation alleviates negative plant-soil feedbacks of Panax notoginseng via suppressing Ascomycota and enriching antagonistic bacteria. Phytopathol Res 3, 13 (2021).
  8. Xu, M., Wang, Q., Wang, G. et al. Combatting Fusarium head blight: advances in molecular interactions between Fusarium graminearum and wheat. Phytopathol Res 4, 37 (2022). 
  9. Wang, Y., Yang, N., Zheng, Y. et al. Ubiquitination in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae: from development and pathogenicity to stress responses. Phytopathol Res 4, 1 (2022). 
  10. Li, Z., Huang, Q., Lin, B. et al. CRISPR/Cas9-targeted mutagenesis of a representative member of a novel PR10/Bet v1-like protein subfamily significantly reduces rice plant height and defense against Meloidogyne graminicola. Phytopathol Res 4, 38 (2022).

Aims and scope

Phytopathology Research is an open access journal dedicated to advancing our understanding of plant diseases and developing effective environment-friendly measures for disease control.

The journal publishes fundamental and applied research on broad aspects of plant diseases. These include but are not limited to genetics and molecular biology of plant disease resistance or susceptibility, molecular analysis of relevant traits in agriculturally important phytopathogens, the ecology of pathogens and plant-associated beneficial micro-organisms, disease etiology, epidemiology and disease management, and technical innovations that advance the phytopathology research. Articles are selected based on novelty, importance, scientific validity, and interest to the readers.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.2 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.282 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.841 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    7 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    123 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    177 Altmetric mentions