Instructions for Authors
Manuscripts published in JPPR are free of charge. Only colour figures and photos are payed 61.5 € per one colour page

JPPR publishes original research papers, short communications, critical reviews, and book reviews covering all areas of modern plant protection. Subjects include phytopathological virology, bacteriology, mycology and applied nematology and entomology as well as topics on protecting crop plants and stocks of crop products against diseases, viruses, weeds, etc. Submitted manuscripts should provide new facts or confirmatory data.
All manuscripts should be written in high-quality English. Non-English native authors should seek appropriate help from English-writing professionals before submission.
The manuscript should be submitted only via the JPPR Editorial System ( The authors must also remember to upload a scan of a completed License to Publish (point 4 and a handwritten signature are of particular importance). A LP form is available at the Editorial System.
The day the manuscript reaches the editors for the first time is given upon publication as the date ‘received’ and the day the version, corrected by the authors is accepted by the reviewers, is given as the date ‘revised’. All papers are available free of charge at the Journal’s webpage (
However, colour figures and photos cost 61.5 € per one colour page.

All authors must suggest three potential reviewers for their paper upon submission (please include institutional email addresses ONLY for all reviewers).
The suggested referees should:

(i) not be close collaborators of the authors(s)
(ii) not be located in the same institution as the author(s) and
(iii) not all be from the home country.

Avoid suggesting colleagues you have published with previously as this creates a potential conflict of interest. Do not suggest any Editor of this journal.

General information for preparing a manuscript
All text should be written in a concise and integrated way, by focusing on major points, findings, breakthrough or discoveries, and their broad significance. All running text should be in Times New Roman 12, 1.5 spacing with all margins 2.5 cm on all sides.

In final proof of the manuscript the corrections should have been made as below:

Should be:

Or should have been made in pdf file.

It is not allowed to send corrections made in Word file.

Original article

The original research articles should contain the following sections:

  • Title – the title should be unambiguous, understandable to specialists in other fields, and must reflect the contents of the paper. No abbreviations may be used in the title.

    Name(s) of author(s) with affiliations footnoted added only to the system, not visible in the manuscript (Double Blind Reviews). The names of the authors should be given in the following order: first name, second name initial, surname. Affiliations should contain: name of institution, faculty, department, street, city with zip code, and country. For all Authors should also be providen their ORCID iD, identifier (

  • Abstract – information given in the title does not need to be repeated in the abstract. The abstract should be no longer than 300 words. It must contain the aim of the study, methods, results and conclusions. If used, abbreviations should be limited and must be explained when first used.

  • Keywords – a maximum of 6, should cover the most specific terms found in the paper. They should describe the subject and results and must differ from words used in the title.

  • Introduction – a brief review of relevant research (with references to the most important and recent publications) should lead to the clear formulation of the working hypothesis and aim of the study. It is recommended to indicate what is novel and important in the study.

  • Materials and Methods – in this section the description of experimental procedures should be sufficient to allow replication. Organisms must be identified by scientific name, including authors. The International System of Units (SI) and their abbreviations should be used. Methods of statistical processing, including the software used, should also be listed in this section.

  • Results – should be presented clearly and concisely without deducting and theori sing. Graphs should be preferred over tables to express quantitative data.

  • Discussion – should contain an interpretation of the results ( without unnecessary repetition) and explain the influence of experimental factors or methods. It should describe how the results and their interpretation relate to the scientific hypothesis and/or aim of the study. The discussion should take into account the current state of knowledge and up-to-date literature. It should highlight the significance and novelty of the paper. It may also point to the next steps that will lead to a better understanding of the matters in question.

  • Acknowledgements – of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

  • References
In the text, papers with more than two authors should be cited by the last name of the first author, followed by et al. (et al. in italics), a space, and the year of publication (example: Smith et al. 2012).
If the cited manuscript has two authors, the citation should include both last names, a space, and the publication year (example: Marconi and Johnston 2006). It is not acceptable written in Reference list et al., eg. Moudrok L. et al.; et al. can be given only in text.
In the Reference section, a maximum of ten authors of the cited paper may be given. All references cited in the text must be listed in the Reference section alphabetically by the last names of the author(s) and then chronologically. The year of publication follows the authors’ names. All titles of the cited articles should be given in English. Please limit the citation of papers published in languages other than English. If cited article has an English title and abstract English title must be provided and information concerning the original language in brackets (e.g. in Spanish).

The list of references should only include works from the last ten years that have had the greatest impact on the subject. Older references can be cited only if they are important for manuscript content. The list of References can not be longer than 30 positions.

The title of a journal must not be abbreviated. For example, the Journal of Plant Protection Research is not abbreviated to J. Plant Prot. or JPPR.
Only the first word and proper nouns of a journal article title begin with an upper case letter.
All relevant words of the journal title begin with an upper case letter.

Reference links
Increased discoverability of research and high quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as Scopus, CrossRef and Google Scholar, please ensure that data provided in the references are correct. Please note that incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination may prevent link creation. When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors.
Use of the DOI is highly encouraged
An example of a citation using DOI for an article:
A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article.

The following system for arranging references should be used:

Journal articles
Author(s) name initial(s). Year of publication. Title of article. Title of Journal [Do not use abbreviations in the journal titles], Volume(Issue number), [or] date/month of publication [in the absence of volume and issue], page number(s) [with en dash].

Jorjani M., Heydari A., Zamanizadeh H.R., Rezaee S., Naraghi L., Zamzami P. 2012. Controlling sugar beet mortality disease by application of new bioformulations. Journal of Plant Protection Research 52 (3): 303-307. DOI:

Journal article from electronic database
Author(s) name initial(s). Year of publication. Title of article. Title of Journal[Do not use abbreviations in the journal titles], Volume(Issue number), [or] date/month of publication [in the absence of volume and issue], page number(s) [if applicable, with en dash], [Available: name of database] [Accessed: date].

Zhao J. 2008. Prospect of concentrating solar power in China: the sustainable future. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 12 (9): 2505–2514. [Available: Science Direct] [Accessed: 14 February 2021].

Journal article from a website
Author(s) name initial(s). Year of publication. Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue number), [or] date/month of publication [in the absence of volume and issue]. [Available: web address] [Accessed: date].

Delbeke D., Segall, G. 2010. We can’t control the future, but we can plan for it, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine 52 (11). [Available: at] [Accessed: 14 February 2011].

Author(s) name(s) initial(s). Year of publication. Title of Book: Subtitle [if any]. ed. [if not 1st edition], Place of Publication: Publisher, number of pages.

Bancrof J.D., Stevens A. 1996. Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques. 4th ed. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, UK, 776 pp.

Book chapters
Author(s) name(s) initial(s). Year of publication. Title of chapter. page number(s). In: "Title of Book" (Editor(s) of the book containing the contribution, ed.(s). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Pradhan S.K. 2000. Integrated pest management. p. 463-469. In: "IPM System in Agriculture. Cash Crop" (R.K. Upadhyaya, K.G. Mukerji, O.P. Dubey, eds.). Aditya Books Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India.

Tables, Figures, Phothographs, Drawings

Tables and figures should be uploaded as separated files at the submission stage. Their place in the manuscript should be clearly indicated by authors. Colour figures are accepted at no charge for the electronic version. In the hardcopy version of the journal, colour figures cost (65,5 € per one colour page). When attaching files please indicate if you want colour only in the online version or in both the online and the hardcopy.

Photographs and RGB bitmaps should be provided in JPG or TIFF file format. They must have no less than 300 dpi resolution. The text column should be 8 cm wide and they must be at least 1000 pixels wide. Please send original (not resized) photograph(s), straight from a digital camera, without any text descriptions on the photo.

Bitmaps combined with text object descriptions should be provided in MS Word or MS Powerpoint format. Text objects using Arial font-face should be editable (changing font-face or font size).

Drawings should be provided in MS Word, MS Powerpoint, CorelDRAW or EPS file format and stored with original data file. Text objects using Arial font-face should be editable (changing font-face or font size).

Charts (MS Excel graphs) should be provided in MS Excel file format, and stored with original MS Excel data file without captions but with the number of the figure attached. Please do not use bitmap fills for bar charts. Use colour fills only if necessary.

Captions and legends should be added at the end of the text, referred to as "Fig." and numbered consecutively throughout the paper.

Rapid communications

Rapid communications should present brief observations which do not warrant the length of a full paper. However, they must present completed studies and follow the same scientific standards as original articles.
Rapid communications should contain the following sections:
  • Title
  • Abstract - less than 300 words
  • Key words - maximum 6
  • Text body
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

The length of such submissions is limited to 1500 words for the text, one table, and one figure.


Review articles are invited by the editors.Unsolicited reviews are also considered. The length is limited to 5000 words with no limitations on figures and tables and a maximum of 150 references.

Mini-Review articles should be dedicated to "hot" topics and limited to 3000 words and a maximum two figures, two tables and 20 references.