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Instructions for Authors 
 
Manuscripts published in JPPR are free of charge.
Only colour figures and photos are payed – 61 € per one colour page
 
Articles for publication written in good English
(checked for spelling and grammar) 
should be submitted at Editorial Manager JPPR profile website, by former login at JPPR homepage www.plantprotection.pl

PREFERRED REVIEWERS

Before the manuscript can be forwarded to the review process we would like to ask you to supply the names and e-mail addresses of three preferred reviewers.

At least part of them should operate in a different country than the authors.
That option is required.

JOURNAL POLICIES 

The Journal of Plant Protection Research (recommended abbreviation: J. Plant Prot. Res.) accepts only papers covering the fundamental and applied studies of pests, pathogens and weeds noxious to agricultural crops. JPPR is published quarterly. Papers are submitted with an understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not being considered for publication elsewhere (exception: abstracts published in connection with conferences).

It is assumed that all people listed as authors of submitted papers meet both basic authorship criteria: (1) they contributed substantially to study planning, data collection or interpretation of results; and (2) wrote or critically revised the paper. 

It is also assumed that all people listed as authors are aware of it and have agreed to be listed. On the other hand, it is assumed that no person who meets the authorship criteria has been omitted. Moreover, all people who are not listed as authors but contributed substantially to the study reported in submitted paper or assisted in its writing (e.g. language professionals) should be mentioned in the acknowledgements, with their agreement. Finally, all sources of funding for the study reported in the submitted papers should be revealed.

Acting against the above rules, especially every discovered case of scientific misconduct (ghostwriting, guest authorship, etc.), will be treated seriously by Editors. They will inform scientific bodies and/or employers of dishonest authors about it.

All submitted papers are initially evaluated by Editors according to the following criteria: compatibility of paper topic with journal policy, paper originality, importance and timeliness. The papers with insufficient priority are rejected. The other papers are sent to at least two expert referees for peer review. The existence of a paper under review is not revealed to anyone other than peer referees and editorial staff. Final decision is made by Editors after receiving all referee opinions. The authors are informed about paper acceptance or rejection within two-three months.


DOUBLE-BLIND PEER REVIEW

This Journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed form the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. 

To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. To help with this preparation please ensure the following when submitting to Journal of Plant Protection Research

  • Submit the Title Page containing the Authors detailed and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files 

Information to help prepare the Title Page

This should include the title, authors' names and affiliations, complete address for all authors and the e-mail address for corresponding author.


GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PREPARING MANUSCRIPT
 

- Attaching text should be written in RTF or MS Word file format. 
- The manuscript should not exceed 10 pages 
  (including tables, figures and references). 
- The manuscript should follow this sequence:  
  Title (with the running title attached at the end of the manuscript), 
  Full Name(s) (First, Middle, Last Name), Postal and e-mail address of the author(s), 
  Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References. 


LICENSE TO PUBLISH
In order to transfer copyright please download, fill in and sign the form and then send it via post or after scanning via email to JPPR office. License to publish form can be downloaded from here: http://www.plantprotection.pl/pdf/license_to_publish_jppr.pdf.
 
In order to transfer copyright please download, fill in and sign the form and then send it via post or after scanning via email to JPPR office. License to publish form can be downloaded from here: http://www.plantprotection.pl/pdf/license_to_publish_jppr.pdf.
 

ABSTRACT
The abstract should be informative, concise, and in a form that is fully intelligible in conjunction with the title. It should not include citation of references or reference to figures and tables in the text.


TEXT
- Text should be written in English (A4 page size with “Times New Roman” font,
  12 pt, 1.5 spacing with all margins 2.5 cm on all sides).
- Text should be LTR (left to right) oriented.


TABLES
 
Tables should be self-explanatory with 10 pt minimum text. Tables and drawings should be placed outside (As a separate attachment?) of the text as they shall be correctly arranged by the publisher.


PHOTOGRAPHS  (RGB bitmaps only, one color page costs 61.50 € brutto)
- Photographs and RGB bitmaps should be provided in JPEG or TIFF file format.
- They must have no less than 300 dpi resolution, so if they should occupy 
  text column width (8 cm) they must have at least 1000 pixels width. 
- Please send original (not resized) photograph(s), straight from
  a digital camera, without any text descriptions on the photo.

BITMAPS WITH TEXT  (Electroforesis separation)
(bitmaps with editable text object description).
- Bitmaps combined with text objects 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).
  (see example here)

DRAWINGS (Philogenetic trees)
(vector and editable text object description).

- 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).
  (see example here)

CHARTS (MS Excel graphs)
- Charts should be provided in MS Excel file format and stored with original 
  MS Excel data file without captions but with number of figure attached.
Please don't use bitmap fills for bar charts. Use color fills only if necessary.

CAPTIONS AND LEGENDS to all figures 
(photographs, drawings and graphs)

Captions and legends should be placed outside of the text in a separate RTF file, 
referred to as “Fig.” and numbered consecutively throughout the paper. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
In Acknowledgements should be included information about financial support for research presented in the paper.   

REFERENCES
We strongly recommend that authors cite papers written by other authors published in previous issues of Journal of Plant Protection Research.   

References should be listed alphabetically. 

The exact style of presenting references will be found in recent issues of the journal. All journal titles should be written in abbreviation according to international journals abbreviation. 

In text references should be cited by author (surname) and date (in round bracket), e.g. John and Burton (2001). If there are more than two, e.g. (Declan et al. 1765). For several publications by the same author in the same year, use: a, b, c, ect., after the year of publication, e.g. John (1986a, b, c). 

Listing of references in the text should be chronological separated by semicolon, e.g. (Smith 1987; John 1999; Moriss et al. 2000).

First line of references should started with margin, 
other lines with indentation (1.27 cm).

Please, do not numbered with the references. 

Journals

1. Standard journal article

Author surname with abbreviation of name/s. Date. Title of article (not italic). Abbreviation of journal name. Number of volume, in round bracket number of issue: number of pages on which the article is (between numbers please use dash) or coma and page number if the article is on one page (see journal supplement), e.g.:

Webster M.A., Dixon G.R. 1991. Boron, pH and inoculum concentration influencing colonization by Plasmodiophora brassicae. Mycological Research 95 (1): 74–79.

2. No author given

Anonymous 1943. The slide germination method of evaluating protectant fungicides. Phythopathology 33 (2): 627–632.

3. Journal supplement

Grylls N.E., Waterford C.J. 1976. Transmission of the casual agent of chloris striate mosaic disease by insect injection and membrane feeding. Austrarian Plant Pathology Society Newsletter 5 (suppl. 1), p. 89.

4. Online journal

Author surname with abbreviation of name/s. Date. Title of article (not italic). Abbreviation of journal name. Available on: website, e.g.:

Gibbs M.J., Ziegler A., Robinson D.J., Waterhouse P.M., Cooper J.I. 1996. Carrot mottle mimic virus (CMoMV): a second umbravirus associated with carrot motley dwarf disease recognized by nucleic acid hybridization. Molecular Plant Pathology Available on: http://www.bspp.org.uk/mppol. [Accessed: January 15, 2015]

Books and other monographs

1. Personal author(s)

Author surname with abbreviation of name/s. Date. Title of a book (not italic, all words started with big letter). Publisher name, place of publication, number of pages (with abbreviation pp.), e.g.:

Burgess L.W., Summerell B.A., Bullock S., Gott K.P., Backhouse D. 1994. Laboratory Manual for Fusarium Research. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 133 pp.

2. Editor, compiler, chairman as author

Editor/s surname with abbreviation of name/s. In round bracket abbreviation (ed.) or (eds.) – if there are more than one editor. Date. Title of a book (not italic, all words started with big letter). Publisher name, place of publication, number of pages (with abbreviation pp.), e.g.:

Wilkinson C.F. (ed.). 1976. Insecticide Biochemistry and Physiology. Plenum, New York, USA, 768 pp.

3. Chapter in a book

Author/s surname with abbreviation of name/s. Date. Title of chapter (not italic, only first word started with big letter). pages on which the chapter is (between numbers please use dash). In: Title of a book (not italic, all words started with big letter) in quotes. In round bracket abbreviation of editor/s name and surname. Publisher name, place of publication, full number of book pages (with abbreviation pp.), e.g.:

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, 710 pp.

4. Published proceedings paper

Author/s surname with abbreviation of name/s. Date. Title of conference (not italic, only first word started with big letter). Pages on which the article is (between numbers please use dash). In: Title of a book of proceedings (in quotes) or just: Proc. and data of conference. Place of conference, date, full number of proceedings pages (with abbreviation pp.), e.g.:

Viggiani G.  1980. Progress towards the integrated control of citrus pests in Italy. p. 293–296. In: “Integrated Control in Agriculture and Forestry”. Proc. Int. Symposium IOBC/WPRS, Vienna, Austria, 8–12 October 1979, 648 pp.

5. Agency publication

Agency name. Date. Title of (not italic, all words started with big letter). Place of publishing, number of pages (with abbreviation pp.), e.g.:

United States Department of Agriculture. 1960. Market Disease of Grapes and Other Small Fruits. Washington, USA. USDA publication No. 189 (Agriculture Handbook Series), 343 pp.

6. Dissertation or thesis

Author surname with abbreviation of name/s. Date. Title dissertation (not italic, only first word started with big letter). Institution name, place, full number of pages (with abbreviation pp.), e.g.:

Abd El-Wahed R. 1996. Studies of the effect of certain herbicides for dodder (Cuscuta spp.) control in certain leguminous crops. Ph.D. thesis, Faculty of Agriculture, Cario University, Egypt, 79 pp.

7. Book online

Title online. Place of publishing, publisher. Access to Internet: website, e.g.:

Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science [online]. New York. Marcel Dekker, Inc. Access on Internet: http://www.dekker.com/servlet/product/productid/E-ESCS 
 
Reminder: If a manuscript does not fir to the style, form and regulations of this journal it will not be accepted to the evaluation stage.

NAMES OF ORGANISMS AND UNITS
Names of organisms (written in italics) should be given as the most recent scientific binominal with authority when mentioned the first time and with the abbreviated generic name whenever being used again. Use ISO/SI units and official abbreviations.

REVIEW PROCEDURE
Reviewer get on e-mail invitation for review an article, with title and abstract of the article, and have 7 days for accept or decline the invitation.

If reviewer did not respond during 7 days Managing Editor can un-invite him and invite another reviewer.

For review the reviewer has 21 days. If after that time reviewer did not resend the review, Managing Editor send him a remind letter.

After acceptance of invitation reviewer download full manuscript, and perform the descriptive review, clearly writing their own decision about the manuscript.

Reviewer must select one of four possibilities:

- Accept
- Minor Revision
- Major Revision
- Reject.

Descriptive review should include answers to the following issues:

- Does the subject addressed in the article is worthy of investigation,
- Does the presented information was new,
- Does the conclusion were supported by the data,
- Does the materials and methods were used adequate (for the problem under investigation) and sufficiently well documented, such that work could be repeated.

Because the Journal practice Double Blind review, the reviewer can not sign a review.

In the event of reviewer answer (minor or major revision) Managing Editor send reviews with decision letter to author. Author must have answer to review point by point and resend revised manuscript to Editorial Office. In the revised paper the all changes should be marked in red colour.

Managing Editor, on that stage, has following options: accept, send to review once again, reject.

At the end Managing Editor after consultation with Editor-in Chief take a final decision.

Reviewing procedure in force in the Journal of Plant Protection Research is consistent with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on reviewing publications in research journals.

 

 
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