About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Original research papers on applied aspects of plant protection (insect pests, mites, nematodes, diseases, rodents, weeds and plant protection equipment) are considered for publication. Papers on routine laboratory/ field studies are discouraged. Research articles based on Integrated Pest Management trials conducted for a minimum of two seasons shall be given due weightage. Field data especially on assessment of crop losses, control trials and host plant resistance should be for a minimum of two seasons.

Peer Review Process

  • Editor/Associate Editor completes the preliminary screening/editing, which includes checking format (Title, affiliations, present address, abstract, scientific nomenclature, text and reference presentation).
  • The referees will be selected based on expertise in one or more areas and should be able to think clearly and logically, and also write a good critique.
  • Each paper submitted for publication is sent to one independent referee for peer review. In few cases it will be sent to two independent referees.
  • Referees are expected to respond to the editor's request for advice within a stipulated period (15 days), which is clearly stated by the editor. If the review process is not completed within the stipulated time, reminder will be sent to the referee twice at weekly interval.
  • Evaluation sheet is also provided to the referee for seeking advice on all aspects of the article. The referee is advised to give willingness for reviewing immediately. If it is not feasible to review the manuscript within the stipulated period, the reviewer should express his/her inability to take up the task to the editor. The editor can send the article to another referee without further delay.
  • On receipt of comments from the referee, Associate Editor/ Chief Editor takes suitable action and paper is sent to author for modification along with the comments of referee/ Associate Editor/ Chief Editor.
  • If the reports of referees disagree with regard to the suitability of the paper for publication, Chief Editor will take final decision independently or in consultation with Associate Editor/Editorial board on the rejection of the paper and advice of a second referee is also sought, if required.

Publication Frequency

Four issues of the journal are published every year in March, June, September and December respectively.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The journal is sponsored by Plant Protection Association of India (Registered office is at NBPGR, Regional Station, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30). The society receives financial assistance from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for printing the journal. 

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Journal History

The Plant Protection Association of India (PPAI) publishes  scientific journal called the Indian Journal of Plant Protection (IJPP). Four issues of the journal are published every year in March, June, September and December. So far 46 volumes have been published.