Guide for Authors

Authors Guide

Journal of Plant Pest Research is an open access journal published by University of Guilan. It publishes papers on all aspects of pest science in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and stored products research.  Journal of Plant Pest Research is a quarterly journal, which is published only in Farsi (Persian) with English abstract. The journal covers advances in control of pests and vectors of microbial diseases, the biology and ecology of pests and their antagonists, and the use of beneficial organisms in pest control. Besides arthropod pests, weeds, microbial pathogens, snails and vertebrate pests, and faunistic studies are covered. All papers being reviewed by at least two independent referees. This journal does not receive article processing charges (APCs) or submission charges (ASCs).

Dear authors, when sending your manuscript, please pay attention to the following point:

The official language of the magazine is Persian. Therefore, articles are only acceptable in Persian (with English abstract).


Original Research papers: Most papers published in Journal of Plant Pest Research are original research papers. These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient details.

Short Communications:  A short communication is a concise but complete description of a limited investigation, which will not be included in a later paper. Therefore, this type of paper is appropriate for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus.

The double-blind refereeing, where anonymity is preserved both for the authors and the referees, has been adopted by Journal of Plant Pest Research. Submission of the manuscripts and all correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place through journal website.


Submissions must be submitted in the format suggested by the journal.

Manuscript Preparation Guide (In farsi) (Download here)

Assignment of copyright

Conflict of Interest form

Having an ORCID iD (ORCID) and providing it at the time of submitting of manuscript is compulsory for all authors. To get the ORCID iD, Please use the following link (


Manuscript preparation

The manuscript should be in a A4 ,1.5-spaced, in 12-point font, with 25 mm margins in Microsoft Word software. Farsi font should be B Zar (12) and English font Times New Roman (11).

The title page is the first page should be B Zar (16) which must contain the title, author names, affiliations, and email addresses (B Zar (12)).

All scientific words should be mentioned in Farsi with their original words by Footnote on the same page.

For measurements, the International System of Units  (SI) must be followed.

Figures and tables should be cited in the text with both Farsi and English legends (at the end of the text).

All scientific names in the text and references should be Italic. Taxonomic papers must adhere to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) standard.

Each manuscript must be submitted with a full and running title. Both titles will be published in papers on top of the pages. A full title must be inserted in the submitted file, and a running title has to be inserted during submission.

Structure of papers

Each paper includes: Title, Abstract and keywords in Farsi and English, introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Dissuasion, Acknowledgments, References.

The title of the manuscript should be precise, descriptive, comprehensive, and concise and should not exceed 25 words.

The Abstract includes a concise story of the manuscript emphasizing the method and results, which should not exceed 250 words.         

Keywords should be mentioned immediately after the abstract and below it between 3-5 words.

The Introduction should include introducing and justifying the subject and reviewing previous literature reviews that indicate the purpose of the research.

Materials and Methods section includes a complete description of the materials used and methods described. For the adopted methods, it is enough to cite the reference(s) only.

Results and discussion can be presented together or with separate titles. The manuscript data could be presented as figures or tables, and need to be prepared just in English. The table should have no vertical lines, and each one must be presented on a separate page. All figures, including photographs and drawings, must be cited in the main text and presented on a separate page. Figures resolution for color images should be 300 dpi.

The discussion should include an analysis of the results, which have been originated, interpreted, and evaluated based on the other works through which synthesize at least one new scientific finding.

Acknowledgments, In this section, all people who have somehow contributed to the study but were not part of the authors could be appreciated in maximum 4 lines; Including those who provided technical, written and financial assistance.

References should be prepared according to the reference styles and arranged based on the letters of the first author's family alphabet. DOI or DOR should be refer at the end of each reference.

Original paper

Hajizadeh, J. (2007). Phytoseiid mites fauna of Guilan Province, part II: Subfamilies Amblyseiinae Muma and Phytoseiinae Berlese (Acari:Phytoseiidae). Agricultural Research, 7(1), 7- 25. (in Farsi)

 Sahragard, A., & Rafatifard, M. (2010). Biology and effect of temperature on larval development time of Chironomus riparius Meigen Diptera: Chironomidae) under laboratory conditions. Munis Entomology and Zoology, 5, 1023-1033.

Hosseini, R., Schmidt, O., & Keller, M. A. (2008). Factors affecting detectability of prey DNA in the gut contents of invertebrate predators: a polymerase chain reaction‐based method. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata, 126(3), 194-202. 


Electronic Journals

Zibaee, A., Sendi, J. J., Alinia, F., & Etebari, K. (2008). A study on biochemical differences among five different groups of rice striped stem borer Chilo suppressalis Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Invertebrate Survival Journal, 5(1), 20-29.


 Triplehorn, C. A., & Johnson, N. F. (2005). Borror and Delong's introduction to the study of insects (7th ed.). Thomson Book/ Cole.

Book Chapter

Lindquist, L., Krantz, G. W., & Walter, D. E. (2009). Order Mesostigmata. In Krantz, G. W. and Walter D. E. (Eds.). A manual of Acarology (3rd ed.) Texas Tech University Press, Texas, USA. pp. 124-232.

Internet report or document

Food and Agriculture Organization. (2008). Statistics: FAOSTAT agriculture. Retrieved June 10, 2010. from


Hosseini, R. (2007).  DNA-based approach to study predator-prey trophic interactions within Brassica crops: a search for predators of diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella). PhD. Thesis. The Univerisity of Adelaide.


Nazari, A. R., Hajizadeh J., & Sahragard, A. (2005). The influence of temperature on the development of Exochomus nigromaculatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Proceedings of 5th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology. 17-21 October, Korea. pp. 18.


Short communications are usually limited to reference lists, figures, and tables. They have abstracts but other parts of the full research papers, including the introduction, material and methods, results, and discussion (IMMRD), should be excluded. This type of publication is intended to report preliminary data like case studies or taxon report.