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Enacted: January 1, 2001
Revised: March 31, 2016

Editorial Policy

 Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.) is an international journal devoted to the publication of fundamental and applied investigations on all aspects of plant pathology and their traditional allies. It is published quarterly by the Korean submitted to the journal must represent reports of original research and must be written in English or Korean. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that no substantial portion of the study has been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere and that its submission for publication has been approved by all of the authors or by the institution where the work was carried out. The prerequisites for publication will be originality, clarity, and significance as relevant to a better understanding of plant pathology.
  Full-length original Research Articles, Research Notes, Appendix, and Mini-Reviews will be published. Reviews are solicited by Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board Members to provide an incisive examination of the latest advances in a topic relevant to plant pathology. However, suggestions and proposals for Reviews would be greatly appreciated. Research Notes are intended for presentation of brief observations that do not warrant full-length papers. Research Notes should contain firm data and should not be considered preliminary observations. Appendix is presented a list of plant diseases in Korea newly reported in previous year by the committee of plant disease name consultation in Korean Society of Plant Pathology. Symposia supported by the Korean Society of Plant Pathology may be published, as determined by the Editor-in-Chief; such manuscripts are subjected to the review process, and charges applicable to other articles.
  Manuscripts are accepted on the condition that recombinant plasmids, microbe strains, and plant variants developed in the course of the research will be available for distribution to all qualified members of the scientific community, either directly from the investigator(s) or by deposit in national or international collections.


An author is one who made a substantial contribution to the overall design and execution of the experiments; therefore, Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.) considers all authors responsible for the entire paper. Individuals who provided assistance, e.g., supplied strains or reagents or critiqued the paper, need not be listed as authors, but may be recognized in the Acknowledgement section.

Preparation of the Manuscript

Manuscripts should be double-spaced (a minimum of 6 mm between lines) throughout the text including figure legends, table foot notes, and references on one side of A4 white paper. Manuscript pages must have margins of at least 2.54 cm on all four sides and should have line numbers. Pages should be numbered consecutively; the title page is being page 1. Tables and figure legends should be placed after the references section. It is important that manuscripts should be written in clear and grammatically correct English or Korean. In English manuscript, authors who are unsure of proper English usage are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by a native English speaker. Each figure should be in a finished form suitable for publication. Number figures consecutively with Arabic numerals, and indicate the top and the authors on the back of each figure. Exact widths for same size reproductions are 88 mm for one column and 183 mm for two columns; maximum height is 250 mm, including caption. Figure legends should provide enough information so that the figure is understandable without frequent reference to the text. However, detailed experimental methods must be described in Materials and Methods section. Each table should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Type each table double-spaced on a separate page. The headings should be sufficiently clear so that the meaning of the data is understandable without reference to the text. Explanatory foot-notes are acceptable, but should not include detailed descriptions of the experiment. SI units should be used, e.g.: mg, g, km, m, cm, mm, ppm, cpm, Ci (Curie), l (litre), ml, s (second), min (minute), h (hour), mol, etc. The definitive SI website (in English and French) is that of the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures at

Submission of Manuscripts

Authors must submit a manuscript to Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.) website at All text, including tables, should be submitted as word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2007 or higher version for English manuscript or using Hangul 2007 or higher version for Korean manuscript, and figures should be uploaded as TIFF, EPS, or JPG format. Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter from the corresponding author who outlines the significance of the findings of the paper. Authors may recommend individuals to review a manuscript, and they may ask that certain individuals not review manuscript. Reason requesting exclusions should be given in the cover letter.

Organization and Format

The most desirable plan for the organization of a full paper is as follows; Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement, and References. Results and Discussion sections could be combined.

Title Page

should contain the title of manuscript, authors' names and complete affiliations and the complete address for corresponding author including telephone number, fax number and an e-mail address. Title should be written in bold font of Times New Roman or Arial style with 12 font size and double-spaced. It should be short but clarity must be observed. Each manuscript should present the results of an independent and cohesive study; thus, numbered series titles are not permitted. Running title should be provided (not to exceed to 60 characters including spaces).


must be a summary for the whole paper from the introduction to the discussion. Limit the abstract to 200 words or fewer. After the abstract a list of up to 5 keywords, which are not used in title, that will be useful for indexing or searching should be included. Key words should be typed in alphabetical order by spacing with 'comma' between each. The first letter of each key word must be capital.


should supply the rationale of the investigation and its relation to other works in the same field, but should not include an extensive review of the literature. The introduction page should not normally exceed two doublespaced manuscript pages.

Materials and Methods

should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be repeated. Refer to published procedures by citing both original description and pertinent published modifications. Do not include extensive details unless they present a substantially new modification. For commonly used materials and methods, a simple reference is sufficient. If several alternative methodologies are commonly employed, it is useful to identify the method briefly as well as to cite the reference. Describe new methods completely and give sources of useful chemicals, equipment, or microbial strains.


may be organized into subheadings. In the Results section, describe only the results of the experiments. Present the results as concisely as possible in one of the following: text, table(s), or figure(s). Avoid presenting essentially similar data in both table and figure form. Also avoid extensive use of graphs to present data that might be more concisely presented in the text or tables. Limit photographs to those that are absolutely necessary to show the experimental findings. Number figures and tables in the order in which they are cited in the text, and be sure to cite all figures and tables. Extensive interpretation should be reserved for the Discussion section.


should provide an interpretation of the results in relation to previously published works and to the experimental system at hand. It should not contain extensive repetition of the Results section or reiteration of the introduction. The Discussion may be organized into subheadings. Results and Discussion may be combined.


should be brief and should precede the references. The source of any financial support received for the work being published must be indicated in the Acknowledgement section.


must be listed in alphabetical order in a separate sheet immediately after Acknowledgement. When the references are cited in the text, the author's name should be given first followed by the year of literature published (ex.: Gucinski et al., 1995; Kim, 2011; Kramer and Boyer, 1995) (Note: should be listed by alphabetical and then year order). Only articles that have been published or are in press should be included in the references. Unpublished results or personal communications should be cited as such in the text. Please use the following style in an alphabetical order of the authors' first name.

  • Andro, T., Chambost, J.-P., Kotoujansky, A., Cattaneo, J., Bertheau, Y., Barras, F., Van Gijsegem, F. and Coleno, A. 1984. Mutants of Erwinia chrysanthemi defective in secretion of pectinase and cellulose. J. Bacteriol. 160: 1199-1203.
  • Antonarakis, S. E. 2001. BAC king up the promises. Nature Genet. 27: 230-232.
  • Boukema, I. W. 1984. Resistance to TMV in Capsicum chacoense Hunz. is governed by an allele of the L-locus. Capsicum Newsletter 3: 47-48.
  • Brunt, A. A., Crabtree, K., Dallwitz, M. J., Gibbs, A. J., Watson, L. and Zurcher, E. J. (eds.) (1996 onwards). Plant Viruses Online: Descriptions and Lists from the VIDE Database. Version: 20th August 1996. URL
  • Cho, J. D., Lee, S. J., Chung, B. N., Kim, J. S. and Kim, T. S. 2006. Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) reported newly on melon in Korea. Plant Pathol J. 22: 426. (Abstract)
  • Choi, G. S., Kim, J. H., Lee, D. H., Kim, J. S. and Ryu, K. H. 2005. Occurrence and distribution of viruses infecting pepper in Korea. Plant Pathol J. 2: 258-261.
  • Culver, J. N. 2002. Tobacco mosaic virus assembly and disassembly: determinants in pathogenicity and resistance. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 40: 287-308.
  • Debuchy, R. and Turgeon, B. G. 2006. Mating-type structure, evolution, and function in Euascomycetes. In: The Mycota I. Growth, Differentiation and Sexuality, ed. by U. Kues and R. Fischer, pp. 293-320. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.
  • Kelley, R. D. and Jones, A. L. 1981. Evaluation of two triazole fungicides for postinfection control of apple scab. U.S. Patent 123456.
  • Ko, S. J., Lee, Y. H., Lee, T. S., Yang, K. Y., Park, J. W. and Choi, H. S. 2004. Influence of CGMMV infection times on growth and quality of watermelon and cucumber. Res. Plant Dis. 10: 48-52. (In Korean)
  • Pitt, J. I. 2000. A Laboratory Guide to Common Penicillium Species. 3rd ed. Food Science Australia, North Ryde, Australia. 197 pp.
  • Rast, A. T. B. 1979. Pepper strains of TMV in the Netherlands. Meded. Fac. Landbou. Rijksuniv. Gent. 44: 617-622.
  • SAS Institute Inc. 1989. SAS/STAT user' guide, version 6.4th ed. SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA.
  • Vanderplank, J. E. 1984. Disease Resistance in Plants. 2nd ed. Academic Press, Orlando, FL, USA. 194 pp.
  • Yun, S. H. 1998. Molecular genetics and manipulation of pathogenicity and mating determinants in Mycosphaerella zeaemaydis and Cochliobolus heterostrophus. Ph.D. thesis. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. 127 pp.

[Electric publication]
Electric version of publications may be considered as the references only if they have Digital Object Identifier (doi) name.

Supplementary Data

Supplementary files may be submitted to offer the authors more possibilities to publish their articles. Supplementary data will not published in the articles after accepted, but they will be used only for evaluating the manuscript. The authors should submit the supplementary data to the Editor when they submit their manuscript.

  • Symbols and Scales. Symbols and Scales used in the manuscript should be formatted as given below.
Symbol Formatting Symbol Formatting
% 50% Wavelength 50 nm
Volume 5 ml, 5 l Length 50 mm, 50 cm, 50 m
Weight/volume 5 g/l, 5 mg/l Temperature, pressure 50oC, 50 psi, 50 Pa
Concentration 50 mM, 5 M, 5 N, 5 μg/ml Weight 0.5 mg, 5 g, 5 Kg
Weight/weight 5 g/kg, 5 mg/g Surface area 5 ×5 ×5 cm
Time 50 h, 50 min, 50 sec Size < 50, > 50
Enzyme activity 50 U Error 50±0.01
Protein size 50 kDa Particle size 50 mesh
pH pH 5.0 Cell number 1×105 cells/ml
Range 50-70 Abbreviation 5.0 mm i.d.
Shaking speed 50 rpm Comparison 5:5

Table and Figures.

All tables and figures should be numbered using Arabic numerals. The table and figure titles should be boldface, while the tile text should be lightface. Each figure and table should be put separately on a single page. For more information about the format of tables and figures, author may refer to a recent version of the Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

Research Notes.

Submit Research Notes in the same way as regular articles. They receive the same review, and they are not published more rapidly than regular articles. They are not considered as preliminary communications. Research Notes must have an abstract of no more than 150 words. Do not use section headings in the body of the paper; methods, results, and discussion should be included in the single section.
The number of figures and tables should be also kept to a minimum. The sections of Acknowledgement and References are identical to those of regular articles.


are brief summaries of developments in fastmoving areas of plant pathology. Reviews may be either solicited or suggested by authors responding a recognized need. Irrespective of origin, Reviews are subjected to editorial review. There is no prescribed layout for Reviews, but the tables, and manner of citations should conform to the guidelines for regular research articles.


Appendix is a list of plant diseases in Korea newly reported in previous year by the committee of plant disease name consultation in the Korean Society of Plant Pathology. Appendix do not required peer review, but may be reviewed and approved by the editors and the committee in Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

Culture Deposition

Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.) encourages authors to deposit important strains in publicly accessible culture collections and to refer to the collections and strain numbers in the text.

Nucleotide Sequences

It is expected that newly assigned GenBank/EMBL/DDJB accession numbers for nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence data will be included in the original manuscript or be inserted when the manuscript is modified.

Proof Reading

The corresponding author will receive an e-mail from the journal publisher for the manuscript proofs once their manuscripts are accepted for publication Excessive changes by the author should be reconsidered by the Editors, which will delay the publication. The Editors reserve the right to make minor changes to the manuscript text, but without changing data and their scientific observations. The corresponding author must return the proofs to journal publisher within 48 hours of receipt.


CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. To find out more about CrossCheck, visit All manuscripts submitted to Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.) may be screened, using the iThenticate tool, for textual similarity to other previously published works.

Paper Charges

Page charges are $100 per page for members of the Korean Society of Plant Pathology and $120 per page for nonmembers. A color charge is not added.

Manuscript Submission and Contact Info on Inquiry

  • Research in Plant Disease (Res. Plant Dis.)
    (formerly Plant Disease and Agriculture)
  • The Korean Society of Plant Pathology
  • Rm, 904 (New Bldg.) The Korean Science & Technology Center,
    22, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06130, Korea
    Phone) +82-2-557-9360, Fax) +82-2-557-9361
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