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 dese
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