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Note from the Editor

  • Gilles Émond

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  • Gilles Émond

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With the publication of the first Issue of Volume 85, presentation and content of Phytoprotection are modified. In fact, the format of the Journal changes to 216 X 279 mm format (8 1/2 X 11 in.) and a photo, that will differ every Issue, appears on the cover. In addition to the original scientific papers (printing charges), short communications (printing charges) and review papers (no charges) dealing with all aspects of plant protection, many new columns will appear:

Research breakthroughs: This new section of Phytoprotection presents a brief summary of significant research articles in plant protection, published recently in the scientific literature. Published in the form of “Research News”, this new section of the Journal aims at presenting some of the most significant developments in the broad research field of plant protection. Each News, about 15 lines in length, summarizes the main findings of the paper, after briefly putting in context the topic addressed. The News are published in both English and French and no charges will be applied.

Forum:Phytoprotection now publishes a Discussion forum allowing the readers to address or describe, in a short letter, the significance of a recent scientific article, an emerging concept in plant protection, a new product or approach for pest or pathogen control, a new political framework on pesticide use, or any other topic of interest related to the field of plant protection. Each letter is reviewed by at least one member of the Editorial Board. The Editor reserves the right to publish or decline the letters, or to suggest changes aimed at improving or attenuate their content. When appropriate, any person directly concerned by the letter will be allowed to reply. No charges are applied

Scientific Profile: This bilingual column will present in a maximum of 4 pages published in the next volumes of Phytoprotection, the portrait of a scientist and his or her research team who have contributed by their activities to the increase of the knowledge in a domain covered by the Journal. This column will also periodically present the goals, the objectives and the remarkable achievements in phytoprotection by an organization active in research, development and technological transfert. No charges will be applied.

Minireviews: Minireviews published in Phytoprotection summarize recent developments on a specific discipline or application in plant protection. These articles, 3 to 5 pages in length, may address either basic aspects in plant protection, or topics of more technical or applied nature. Authors wishing to submit a minireview must contact the Editor to obtain detailed instructions for the preparation of their manuscript. As for review papers, no charges will be applied for minireviews. Minireviews will be reviewed by two referees.

Emerging Technologies:Phytoprotection now publishes short technical reports describing novel approaches for pest or pathogen detection, monitoring, or sampling. These short articles, 1 to 3 pages-long in their published form, may present either classical approaches for detection and monitoring, or novel approaches such as those based on recombinant DNA technologies. Technical reports are reviewed by at least two external reviewers, as for regular papers. Printing charges are applied.

Notes in Plant Protection: These notes cover mainly the introduction or the outbreak of new plant pests: insects, diseases, weeds, etc. The notes, 1 to 3 pages in lenght, are reviewed by at least one reviewer. Printing charges are applied.