ISSN 1175-9003 (print), ISSN 1179-352X (online)

2018 CiteScore: 0.68

Editor: Dr Ruth Falshaw,

New Zealand Plant Protection is the journal of the New Zealand Plant Protection Society. It publishes original research papers on all aspects of biology, ecology and control of weeds, vertebrate and invertebrate pests, and pathogens and beneficial micro-organisms in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and natural ecosystems. 

The journal is indexed in Scopus, CABI and Biosis, which is part of Web of Science.

A summary or a selected aspect of every paper published in the journal is presented orally at the annual NZPPS Conference. At least one co-author of each paper or poster must be a current member of the Society. New Zealand Plant Protection also publishes extended abstracts of posters that will be presented at the Society’s annual conference. Details on the preparation of posters and poster abstracts are available under the Author Guidelines. The deadline for the submission of poster abstracts is 15 May each year. 

Please read the Author Guidelines before submitting a paper or poster abstract.

Page charges: there is no charge for the publication of four printed pages (approximately 2000 words, including equivalent space for tables and figures). Corresponding authors will be charged NZ$100 plus GST for every additional printed page. A further charge (set each year) will be incurred for pages printed in colour. 

Additional files containing supplemental information (such as data that would otherwise be referred to as 'data not shown') can be uploaded with the online version of each published paper at no extra charge. Additional files will need to be cited at the appropriate place in the paper.

Alterations to the online version of each paper are possible following publication but errors due to author oversight will cost $100 plus GST per paper to correct. Please contact the editor if you have any queries.


New Zealand Plant Protection has been published under various names since 1948:

  • 1948 - 1951: Proceedings of the New Zealand National Weeds Conference (volumes 1-4)
  • 1952 - 1963: Proceedings of the New Zealand Weed Control Conference (volumes 5-16)
  • 1964 - 1991: Proceedings of the New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Conference (volumes 17-44)
  • 1992 - 1999: Proceedings of the New Zealand Plant Protection Conference from 1992 to 1999 (volumes 45-52)
  • 2000 - current: New Zealand Plant Protection since 2000 (volumes 53 on).


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