Changes to the NZPPS journal and conference for 2020


From 2020, New Zealand Plant Protection will publish only peer-reviewed papers not abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the NZPPS annual conference. Go to to submit conference abstracts.

Complete manuscripts can be submitted to the Journal at any time. 

More information:

At the August 2019 AGM, NZPPS members voted to make substantial changes to the way in which the annual conference and journal are operated. Presenters at the conference are not required to publish their work in the Journal and authors of papers published in the Journal are not required to present their work at the Society’s annual conference.

What you need to do:

1. If you want to publish a peer-reviewed research paper in New Zealand Plant Protection then download the manuscript template here, write your paper and submit it to the Journal as soon as it is ready as submissions can be made at any time.

Note that at least one author must be a member of the NZPPS and poster abstracts will no longer be published in the Journal. There are no longer any page charges. Instead, in 2020, authors will be required to pay an article-processing fee of NZ$420 + GST if their manuscript is accepted. Where the first author is a student currently enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary education institution, the fee will be NZ$350 +GST. Each paper will be published online at  with page numbers and a unique doi once it is ready but there will be no printed copies. See the submission criteria for more details.


  2. If you want to present a talk or a poster at the 2021 NZPPS conference in Napier then please write a 300-word abstract and submit it at by 15 March 2021.

Conference abstracts for talks and posters will be reviewed by the Executive Committee and successful candidates will be informed by 8 May.  Conference abstracts will be collated into an Abstract booklet. Printed copies will be available at the conference and an online version will be published on the Society's website after the conference.  Authors of papers accepted by New Zealand Plant Protection by 8 May will be automatically eligible for a presentation at the August conference if they wish.