New Disease Reports

Volume: 42 (Jul 2020 to Dec 2020)

Senior Editor: Gerard Clover

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Welcome to the New Disease Reports legacy website. New Disease Reports is a peer-reviewed, international, open-access electronic journal. It was previously published at this website by the British Society for Plant Pathology. From the beginning of 2021 it is now edited by the British Society for Plant Pathology and published by John Wiley & Sons.

The new website, where details of the submission process can be accessed can be found here:

The journal's objective is to provide a medium for rapid online publication of new and significant plant disease outbreaks caused by:

New Disease Reports aims to provide a repository for such records to support the work of field advisers, diagnosticians, researchers and plant health policy makers. For more details of the scope of New Disease Reports, see: Scope.

The journal's Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement can be found here: Ethics & Malpractice

New Disease Reports started in 2000. Reports submitted prior to 2010 were also formally published (in print and online, without images) in the BSPP's journal Plant Pathology. From January 2021 the journal will be published by John Wiley & Sons.

The BSPP is a member of CrossRef and issues DOIs for all reports submitted since 01 Jan 2010.

Powdery mildew symptoms (chlorotic spots, white surface mycelium and leaf distortion) on leaves of Corylus avellana caused by Erysiphe corylacearum. From: Voglmayr H, Zankl T, Krisai-Greilhuber I, Kirisits T (2020) First report of Erysiphe corylacearum on Corylus avellana and C. colurna in Austria


BSPP members can now receive monthly e-mail alerts of the latest reports. To subscribe, login to the members area at the main BSPP website and update your details: click here


New Disease Reports welcomes submissions on all types of plant pathogens from anywhere in the world. If you wish to submit a report please ensure that you meet the requirements of both the scope and instructions for submission.