Information For Authors

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. 

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.

The review process is dependent on the availability of referees but the Journal aims to send an initial decision to the authors within 10 weeks of submission. Authors are welcome to suggest the names of possible referees in the Comments for Editor box available at the end of the submission process.

Authors will be required to pay an article processing fee of NZ$420 + GST if their manuscript is accepted during 2024. Where the first author is a student currently enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary education institution, the fee will be $350 + GST.

Please read the Author Guidelines before submitting a manuscript.

Use the NZPP style for in-text citations and the reference list. Download the EndNote Style here or download the NZPP Zotero Style here.