Springer to publish journals of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society

December 15, 2010

Starting in 2011, Springer will publish two journals of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society, Australasian Plant Pathology and Australasian Plant Disease Notes. The journals were previously published by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Publishing.

Australasian Plant Pathology publishes new and significant research in all fields of plant pathology. Distribution and readership of the bi-monthly journal is worldwide, but emphasis is placed on strengthening its role as the major publishing outlet in the Australasian region. The editor-in-chief is Dr. Philip O'Brien of Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

Australasian Plant Disease Notes (APDN) is an international journal reporting original research from all countries. APDN publishes short notes on all aspects of plant pathology, including new records of plant diseases or pathogens, taxonomy, disease management and diagnostics. Published exclusively in electronic format, articles will be uploaded rapidly on to Online First™ on www.springerlink.com. Dr. Dagmar Hanold of the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia, is editor-in-chief.

Dr. Caroline Mohammed, President of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society, said, "The publication of our journals by Springer is an exciting development for our society. It will certainly help us achieve its goals: to be prominent internationally as a body of plant pathologists representing Australasia and to disseminate high-quality scientific information about plant pathology."

Zuzana Bernhart, Senior Publishing Editor Plant Sciences at Springer, said, "We are proud to see Springer's society agreements extending to Australasia and are delighted with this new partnership. We look forward to working together to ensure that the society and its journals continue to receive the international attention and readership they deserve. Quality content and a diverse range of issues that readers have come to expect from the journals will be maintained and developed even further."
-end-
The Australasian Plant Pathology Society (www.australasianplantpathologysociety.org.au), founded in 1969, is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of plant pathology and its practice in Australasia. Australasia is interpreted in the broadest sense to include not only Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, but also the Indian, Pacific and Asian regions. Although the Society's activities are mainly focused on the Australasian region, many of the activities of its members are of international importance and significance.

Springer (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.

Australasian Plant Pathology - ISSN: 0815-3191 (print), ISSN: 1448-6032 (electronic version)
Australasian Plant Disease Notes - ISSN: 1833-928X (electronic version)

Springer

Related Plant Pathology Articles from Brightsurf:

Aging alone does not explain kidney pathology
Histopathology in non-neoplastic kidney tissue from 1,347 nephrectomy specimens showed very limited histopathologic changes in subset of older individuals.

MarrowQuant: A new digital-pathology tool
EPFL scientists have developed a digital pathology tool for quantifying bone marrow compartments in standard histological sections.

Plant pathogens reorder physical structures of effectors to escape plant recognition
Phytophthora infestans is an oomycete, or water mold, that causes the devastating potato disease known as late blight or potato blight and was responsible for the famous Irish Famine of the 1840s.

Plant living with only one leaf reveals fundamental genetics of plant growth
Clinging to the walls of tropical caves is a type of plant with a single leaf that continues to grow larger for as long as the plant survives.

Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington's and other diseases
Bristol scientists have discovered a novel pathology that occurs in several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease.

Statistical analyses of plant metabolites allow solid testing of plant defense theories
High-throughput analyses of small substances in Nicotiana attenuata reveal that plants re-organize their metabolism to produce highly-specific defense metabolites after insect attack.

Late blight research pairs spectroscopy with classic plant pathology diagnostics
Gold and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently published research showing how they used contact spectroscopy to non-destructively sense how plant pathogens differentially damage, impair, and alter plant traits during the course of infection.

Plant detectives develop new way to trace global spread of major plant disease
A team led by Oregon State University scientists has developed a way to potentially thwart the spread of a disease-causing bacterium that harms more than hundred plant species worldwide, an advance that could save the nursery industry billions of dollars a year.

Framework helps clinicians identify serious spinal pathology
Rehabilitation clinicians and other health care professionals now have a framework for assessing and managing people who may have serious spinal pathologies.

How a protein connecting calcium and plant hormone regulates plant growth
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a unique mechanism involving calcium, the plant hormone auxin and a calcium-binding protein is responsible for regulating plant growth.

Read More: Plant Pathology News and Plant Pathology Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.