Instructions for authors
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
The manuscript should be submitted only via the JPPR Editorial System (http://www.editorialsystem.com/jppr).
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). ALP 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 (www.plantprotection.pl).
However, colour figures and photos cost 61.5 € per one colour page.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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 necessary
translate the title into English and provide 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 full name of periodicals should be given.
If possible, the DOI number should be added at the end of each reference.
The following system for arranging references should be used:
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.
Turner E., Jacobson D.J., Taylor J.W. 2011. Genetic architecture of a
reinforced, postmating, reproductive isolation barrier between Neurospora
species indicates evolution via natural selection. PLoS Genetics 7 (8):
e1002204. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1002204
Bancrof J.D., Stevens A. 1996. Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques.
4th ed. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, UK, 776 pp.
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.
Cartwright J. 2007. Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb.
Available on: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1002204
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 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:
Abstract - less than 300 words
Key words - maximum 6
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.