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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.

Article-processing charges: The publication costs for Phytopathology Research are covered by Chinese Society for Plant Pathology so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

  1. Authors: M. Tofazzal Islam, Dipali Rani Gupta, Akbar Hossain, Krishna K. Roy, Xinyao He, Muhammad R. Kabir, Pawan K. Singh, Md. Arifur Rahman Khan, Mahfuzur Rahman and Guo-Liang Wang

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.


Open for Submissions
Mycoviruses and Biological Control of Crop Diseases
This collection aims to update the area of mycoviruses and their biological control of crop diseases with the latest research activities, including identification and characterization of novel mycoviruses infecting fungi that are associated with plants; the diversity, ecology, and evolution of mycoviruses; the interplay among mycoviruses, fungi, and plants; application of mycoviruses to biological control fungal diseases, and so on. Click to see the details and submit your manuscripts before 31 December 2024.

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

Call for Reading

Enjoy reading the 10 highly cited articles that Phytopathology Research published in 2022-2023.
Reverse transcription-recombinase-aided amplification and CRISPR/Cas12a-based visual detection of maize chlorotic mottle virus

Ubiquitination in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae: from development and pathogenicity to stress responses

Fighting wheat rusts in China: a look back and into the future

The histone deacetylase HOS2 controls pathogenicity through regulation of melanin biosynthesis and appressorium formation in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

Combatting Fusarium head blight: advances in molecular interactions between Fusarium graminearum and wheat

Global distribution and management of peach diseases

Advances in understanding the soil-borne viruses of wheat: from the laboratory bench to strategies for disease control in the field

Deciphering the genome of Simplicillium aogashimaense to understand its mechanisms against the wheat powdery mildew fungus Blumeria graminis f. sp. Tritici

Biosynthesized silver nanoparticles inhibit Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci by directly destroying bacteria and inducing plant resistance in Nicotiana benthamiana

Biological and molecular characterizations of fluxapyroxad-resistant isolates of Botrytis cinerea

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2023 Citation Impact
    3.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.842 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.682 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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

    2023 Usage 
    184 Altmetric mentions