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Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.) is an international journal for papers related to fundamental research that advances understanding of the nature of plant diseases and rapid reporting of research on new diseases, epidemics and methods for disease control. It covers basic and applied research focusing on practical aspects of disease diagnosis and treatment.

Topics covered by the journal include:

  • New disease, new disease outbreaks, new hosts and pertinent new observations of plant diseases and pathogens worldwide
  • Applications for biotechnology and molecular biology relevant to crop hosts and pathogens
  • Biological control, biopesticides and integrated crop management (ICM)
  • Synthetic and naturally occurring compounds for the control crop diseases
  • New disease screening methods
  • Biochemical mode of action studies of compounds for the control of crop diseases
  • Resistance of crop pathogens to compounds
  • Metabolism, degradation, field performance, environmental studies and safety in use of new and existing products
  • Ecological implications of disease control agents alone and with other methods of disease control
  • Selection of crop varieties resistant to phytopathogens

Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.) is an international journal of the Korean Society of Plant Pathology and published on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. Research in Plant Disease was renamed from formerly Plant Disease and Agriculture from Vol. 7, 2001, which was launched in 1995. This journal is delivered to 100 domestic and foreign institutional members. All articles are fully peer reviewed and immediately free to access and download from the journal homepage. This journal publishes Mini-Reviews, Research Articles, and Research Notes. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must represent reports of original research and must be written in Korean or English. All manuscript should be submitted to the journal homepage ( Please conform to these instructions when submitting manuscripts. Research in Plant Disease is indexed by KCI, ScienceCentral, and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). And this journal is also indexed in Google Scholar.
This is an open access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant funded by the Korean Government.


Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.)e (formerly Plant Disease and Agriculture) is published for the Korean Society of Plant Pathology (KSPP) by MEDrang Inc.
Subscription Rates: Volume 22 2016 4 issues Institutional:
online access free; print free. Individual:
online open access free.

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