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We believe that peer review is the foundation for safeguarding the quality and integrity of scientific and scholarly research. This is a guideline for reviewers who voluntarily participate in peer review process of Plant Pathology Journal. All of the journal's contents including commissioned manuscripts are subject to peer-review.

1. Single Blind Peer Review
Plant Pathology Journal adopts single blind review which means that the reviewers can identify author information but authors cannot identify reviewers.
2. The Role of Reviewers
Peer-reviewer's role is to advise editors on individual manuscript to revise, accept, or reject. Judgments should be objective and comments should be lucidly described. Scientific soundness is the most important value of the journal; therefore, logic and statistical analysis should be considered meticulously. The use of reporting guideline is recommended for review. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest. Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles are managed confidentially. The editorial office is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject a manuscript based on the reviewers' recommendation.
3. How to Write Review Comments
After entering the e-submission system with ID and password, please download PDF files and supplementary files. It is not necessary to comment on the style and format, but just concentrate on the scientific soundness and logical interpretation of the results.
  • • Comment to authors: Summarize the whole content of manuscript in one sentence. Mention the strengths of the manuscript, but also any problems that make you believe it should not be published, or that would need to be corrected to make it publishable.
  • • Comment to editor: Both the strength and shortness of the manuscript are recommended to be added. The reviewer's recommendation on acceptance may be added here including special opinion to editor.
4. Ethical Guideline for Reviewers
- Any information acquired during the review process is confidential.
- Please inform the editor on any conflicts of interest as follows:
  • • Reviewer is a competitor.
  • • Reviewer may have an antipathy with the author(s).
  • • Reviewer may profit financially from the work.
In case of any of the above conflicts of interest, the reviewer should decline to review. If the reviewer still wishes to review, the conflicts of interest should be specifically disclosed. A history of previous collaboration with the authors or any intimate relationship with the authors does not prohibit the review.
- Reviewer should not use any material or data originated from the manuscript in review; however, it is possible to use open data of the manuscript after publication.

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Pathology Journal

Print ISSN: 1598-2254
Online ISSN: 2093-9280



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