EPPO Bulletin

Cover image for Vol. 44 Issue 3

Edited By: Mr Martin Ward

Online ISSN: 1365-2338



Author Guidelines


Instructions for Authors

Scope. The EPPO Bulletin publishes papers on all aspects of plant protection, but in particular on the regulatory aspects which are of special concern to National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs). Plant protection in this context covers plant health and effective and sustainable control of plant pests (in particular pests recommended for regulation). The EPPO Bulletin is especially interested in articles which provide practical guidance to NPPOs. If you are considering whether to submit an article to the EPPO Bulletin it is possible to submit a title or abstract and ask us whether the subject is within the scope of the Bulletin.

Articles for publication should be in either English or French (these Instructions for Authors are available in French). Authors are asked to be concise at all times and to submit articles no longer than 6000 words (including references). Short reports, for example on a first finding of an important pest in a new country, are also very welcome. These reports may often be short (one or two pages, including photos or maps as appropriate) and the sections may be adapted (for example a one page report may only have an abstract and a main text and a couple of lines of conclusion).

Review. Most articles are reviewed in-house by the Editorial team, which consists of the Scientific Officers at EPPO, the Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief. In some cases outside experts may be invited to assist in the review process.

General. Articles should be submitted by e-mail to mm@eppo.int, in any widely used word-processing system. Since all text will be further manipulated, it is preferable to use a minimum of text and page formatting. The following sequence should be followed: title, author details, abstract, text, usually comprising an introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions, acknowledgements, references.

The papers are expected to be written in a style appropriate for a Scientific journal and use relatively formal English/French. In particular the authors are asked to avoid the use of ‘we’ and instead to specify who exactly is meant (in recent papers that we have reviewed ‘we’ referred to ‘the authors’, ‘all scientists’, ‘communications experts’, ‘members of the EPPO region’, ‘nematologists’ etc.).

Names, units and quantities. Names of organisms should be given as the scientific binomial. This is optional for commonplace crop plants. Authorities are not required, except where identity is critical. Use SI units and abbreviations.

Title and abstract. The title should be concise but informative. It should be followed by the names and addresses of the authors, including the e-mail address of the contact author. The author may suggest a running head (a short title less than 40 characters which will run along the top of alternate pages of the published paper). The abstract should be brief (not more than 3% of the text or, in any case, 200 words). The abstract and title will be translated into French or English (as appropriate) and also into Russian by the EPPO Secretariat unless authors are able to provide their own translations.

Tables and figures. Tables and figures should, with their legends, be self-explanatory. They should be numbered consecutively, using Arabic numerals, in order of mention in the text. Tables should be presented in the text document where the author would like the table to be included in the article, or their desired location should be indicated. Each table should have a legend above it. Tables should be created with the tabling function of the word-processing system, not with tabs.

Each figure should be presented where the author would like the figure to be included in the text, or their desired location should be indicated. This can be on the same page as text or on a new page in the text document. Figures in general should also be saved in the highest possible definition (minimum resolution of 300 dpi preferably EPS, PSD, PNG or TIF) and sent as separate files.. Lettering should be legible at 165 mm page width. Legends should be included on a separate line below the figures (in normal tetx as part of the main text file. Figures can appear in colour in the online edition free of charge but can only be printed in colour at the author’s expense, and the author should in this case return a Colour Work Agreement form.

References. References in the bibliography should be set out as follows (the names of periodicals being given unabbreviated). Article titles may be translated into French or English within square brackets, and the language of origin stated. If the abstract is available in French or English this may be stated. Foreign-language titles of books and pamphlets can be left in the original language. The last date of access to websites should be stated (e.g. 01 Jan 2014).

Bounous G (2002) Il castagno. Coltura, ambiente ed utilizzazioni in Italia e nel mondo. Edagricole, Bologna (IT).

Fernández OA & Brevedan RE (1972) [Regeneration of Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. from fragments of its roots.] Darwiniana 17, 433-442 (in Spanish).

Gargouri S, Hajlaoui MR, Guermech A & Marrakchi M (2001) Identification des espèces fongiques associées à la pourriture du pied du blé et leur répartition selon les étages bioclimatiques. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 31, 499-503.

Nhami A (1982) Application de l’ELISA pour la détection de la Tristeza. Mémoire de DEA. Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FR).

EPPO (2005) EPPO Standards PM 7/46 Diagnostics. Mycosphaerella dearnessii. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 35, 299-302.

EPPO (2014) A1 List of pests recommended for regulation as quarantine pests, http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/listA1.htm (last accessed 01/Feb/2014)

Sun X, Stall RE, Cubero J, Gottwald TR, Graham JH & Dixon WD (2000) Detection of a unique isolate of citrus canker bacterium from Key lime in Wellington and Lake Worth, Florida. Proceedings of the International Citrus Canker Research Workshop. Fort Pierce (US). http://doacs.state.fl.uk/canker [accessed on 22 August 2006].

Wyss U (2000) Xiphinema index, maintenance and feeding in monoxenic cultures. In Maintenance of Human, Animal and Plant Pathogen Vectors (eds Maramorosch K & Mahmood F), pp. 251-281. Science Research Association, Chicago (US).

Copyright Transfer Agreement. If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign.  The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:
CTA Terms and Conditions: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

OnlineOpen. If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

Offprints. A PDF offprint of the online published article will be provided free of charge to the corresponding author, and may be distributed subject to the Publisher's terms and conditions.

Archiving. Unless specifically requested, Blackwell Publishing will discard all hardcopy or electronic material two months after publication.

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