Molecular Plant Pathology

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Edited By: Ralph Dean

Impact Factor: 4.697

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 17/211 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1364-3703

Associated Title(s): Plant Pathology

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New Editor in Chief

We thank our outgoing Editor in Chief, Marty Dickman, for all his hard work and commitment over the last 5 years. Molecular Plant Pathology thrived under his leadership.

We welcome Ralph Dean from the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University USA, as our new Editor in Chief. Ralph’s research interests focus on the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae and the mechanisms involved in pathogenesis, host recognition and evasion of plant host defences. His work includes the study of effector proteins, post-translational modification, gene silencing and comparative fungal genome analyses.

As Editor in Chief, Ralph welcomes submissions from all areas of molecular plant pathology research that advance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease or disease management. This includes molecular analyses of pathogens, pathogen evolution, host responses to plant pathogens or the interaction of pathogens, the environment and host plants spanning the spectrum between saprotrophic and mutualistic interactions.

In addition to research papers, Molecular Plant Pathology publishes Technical Advances, Reviews and Microreviews, Pathogen Profiles and Opinion Pieces.

If you are interested in submitting a Review or Opinion Piece please contact Ralph to discuss the details.

More information on the Aims and Scope of Molecular Plant Pathology can be found under Author Guidelines.

Opinion Pieces

Molecular Plant Pathology is now publishing Opinion Piece articles. These new pieces are intended to serve as a forum for healthy discussion and debate on molecular plant science, both within the journal's scope, and on broader topics beyond the research described in Molecular Plant Pathology.

Read the Editorial by Marty Dickman (Editor in Chief) on the new article format, and see here a list of all Opinion Piece articles from the journal, all free to read.

Key Journal Features

  • No page charges
  • No colour charges
  • See your papers online within 2 days of receipt as Accepted Articles! Submit your paper to Molecular Plant Pathology today!
  • Average time from submission to first decision is 24 days!
  • In 2015, Molecular Plant Pathology will move to online only publication
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News and Announcements

Challenges in Bacterial Molecular Plant Pathology

Molecular Plant Pathology is pleased to announce the addition of a new series of review articles to the journal: Challenges in Bacterial Molecular Plant Pathology.

Written by leading scientists, these review articles will cover a broad range of topics spanning ecology and evolution, genetics, metabolomics and genomics, and novel approaches to disease control.

Through these articles, authors are encouraged to set out the current challenges facing them in their research and in turn provide new perspectives.

Read the background to this new series in Senior Editor, Robert Jackson’s Editorial:

Throwing down the gauntlet for molecular plant pathology in the 21st Century – what are the new challenges for bacterial research?

The following review articles are now available and FREE to read:

Frontiers for research on the ecology of plant-pathogenic bacteria: fundamentals for sustainability

Bacterial pathogenesis of plants: future challenges from a microbial perspective

Bacterial disease management: challenges, experience, innovation and future prospects

Evolution, genomics and epidemiology of Pseudomonas syringae

Profiling the extended phenotype of plant pathogens

Top 10 Reviews

Our Top 10 series of Reviews have combined into a virtual issue. All of them are free to download. Each Review has also been converted into free A0-size (ANSI size E) poster, ideal for the office or laboratory wall.

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