Indian Phytopathological Society 

New Delhi

Publications

The Society publishes its official organ “Indian Phytopathology” a leading plant pathology research journal, which deals with the disciplines of Mycology, Fungal Pathology, Bacteriology, Virology, Phytopathology and Nematology. The journal is a focus and strength of the society. First number appeared during 1948 with 96 printed pages and such issues were kept up uninterrupted every six months till 1961.

On account of increase in membership and greater impetus to research all over the country and the number of papers received it was decided to increase the frequency of publication to 4 issues (quarterly) from vol. 15 during 1962. Each year about 400 pages are printed to form a volume. About 285 libraries and institutions are subscribing the journal. Out of this number about 150 are in foreign countries.

The journal is published quarterly i.e. in March, June, September and December. Till 2015, the society has published 68 volumes. This is one of the scientific journals of India, which is up to date and published in time. Besides, quality research papers, presidential address, award lectures, short communications, first reports, book reviews, phytopathological news etc. are also published in the journal.

The journal also publishes the abstracts of the papers presented in zonal and annual meetings. The society has developed a strict system for the review of manuscripts and referees are from all over India, specialized in different areas of plant pathology. 

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