The Hellenic Plant Protection Journal (HPPJ) (ISSN 1791-3691) is the scientific publication of the Benaki Phytopathological Institute (BPI) replacing the Annals of the Benaki Phytopathological Institute (ISSN 1790-1480) which had been published since 1935. Starting from January 2008, the Hellenic Plant Protection Journal is published semiannually, in January and July each year.
HPPJ publishes scientific work on all aspects of plant health and plant protection referring to plant pathogens, pests, weeds, pesticides and relevant environmental and safety issues. In addition, the topics of the journal extend to aspects related to pests of public health in agricultural and urban areas.
Papers submitted for publication can be either in the form of a complete research article or in the form of a sufficiently documented short communication (including new records). Only original articles which have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere are considered for publication in the journal. Review articles in related topics, either submitted or invited by the Editorial Board, are also published, normally one article per issue. Upon publication all articles are copyrighted by the BPI.
Manuscripts should be prepared according to instructions available to authors and submitted in electronic form through Editorial Manager. All submitted manuscripts are considered and published after successful completion of a review procedure by two competent referees.
The content of the articles published in HPPJ reflects the view and the official position of the authors. The information and opinions contained herein have not been adopted or approved by the HPPJ Editorial Board. The HPPJ Editorial Board neither guarantees the accuracy of the information included in the published articles nor may be held responsible for the use to which information contained herein may be put.
For all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author(s), the journal editor(s), the peer reviewers, and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. HPPJ follows the ethics statements of De Gruyter journals, which are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at www.publicationethics.org.
Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.
Associate Editors Antonios N. Michaelakis, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece Konstantinos M. Kasiotis, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece Irene Vloutoglou, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece
Editorial Office Maria V. Kitsiou, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece Asteria Karadima, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece