New Zealand Plant Protection publishes 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. Papers should report on completed work or substantial interim results and the research should be current and highly relevant to plant protection today.  Manuscripts can be submitted at any time but only those submitted before 15 April will be eligible for inclusion in the volume produced the same year. 

It is a requirement that a summary or a selected aspect of every paper published in the journal is presented orally by one of the co-authors at the Society's annual conference.

At least one of the contributing authors must be a current member of the New Zealand Plant Protection Society.  Go to to join the Society. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

New Zealand Plant Protection also publishes extended abstracts of posters that will be presented at the 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, and see the most recent issue of New Zealand Plant Protection for more information on scope and content.