Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Plant pathogens in the genus Phytophthora threaten the biodiversity and sustainability of forest ecosystems worldwide. The overall aim of the series is to share scientific information to aid in the understanding and management of the world’s forest Phytophthora species. While newly emerging, damaging species are the highest priority, information on other Phytophthoras is included in an attempt to gradually elucidate Phytophthoras’ diverse roles in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

The publications will also be accessible via the Forest Phytophthoras of the World website.
Current emphasis is on publications that provide a synopsis of information on previously described Phytophthora species that cause disease in forests or other natural systems.

Information for each species should include:

  • The pathogen: morphological descriptions, genetics, colony growth characteristics.

  • The disease: hosts, symptoms, and forest impacts

  • Management and educational materials

  • Photos

  • Maps displaying current known locations

    Section Policies

    Species Profiles

    Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


    Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

    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.