Tropical Plant Pathology (TPP, abbrev. Trop Plant Pathol), is the International Journal of the Brazilian Phytopathological Society. TPP is published since 1976, initially as Fitopatologia Brasileira (Brazilian Phytopathology). TPP publishes research on fundamental and applied aspects of plant diseases of interest to international audience and of concern to agricultural, forest and ornamental crops from tropical and subtropical environments.

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A quick analysis of our citation impact metrics for all peer-reviewed research journals covered in Scopus showed TPP advancing four positions among eleven plant pathology journals.

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During early August we took the opportunity that several Editors were attending the International Congress of Plant Pathology to meet and discuss issues related to editorial duties. We were in a group of eight Section Editors and the Editor in Chief.

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Meet our new and experienced Editor for the Mycology section, Dr. Priscila Chaverri, associate professor of mycology who holds a joint appointment with the University of Maryland and University of Costa Rica.

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Access to articles

Our entire collection of articles published since 1976 is available at three different repositories for downloading as PDF or online reading.


Read and download our current collection at SpringerLink

Full access to our previous SciELO collection
Fito Bras (2001-07)
TPP (2008-14)

Historical Fitopatol. Bras. collection
Forthcoming!

Editorial Board

An Editor-in-Chief, two Senior Editors and 26 Section Editors representing 11 countries

Emerson M. Del Ponte

Editor-in-Chief
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Jorge Badel

Senior Editor
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

F Murilo Zerbini

Senior Editor
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil


Section Editors

Our team of section editors is composed of 26 Editors covering most fields of studies in Plant Pathology and representing 11 countries (last name alphabetical list)


Raul Allende-Molar

Universidad de Veracruz, Mexico - Mycology, post-harvest and biocontrol

Rodrigo Almeida

University of California, Berkeley, USA - Insect-transmitted pathogens and bacteriology

Marc Bardin

French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France - Biocontrol and fungal pathogens

Marcelo Carmona

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina - Disease managment field crops and chemical control

Priscila Chaverri

University of Maryland (USA) / University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica) - Mycology/Systematics and evolution

Nik Cunniffe

University of Cambridge, UK - Quantitative epidemiology and mathematical modeling

Leandro Dallagnol

Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil - Physiology of the host pathogen interaction

Sydney Everhart

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA - Population biology


Diana Fernandez

French Nat. Res. Inst. for Sust. Dev., France - Molecular interactions, nematology, rice/coffee diseases

Juliana Freitas-Astúa

Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura (Cassava & Fruits), Brazil - Plant virology

Leandro Gonçalves

Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil - Breeding for host resistance

Michael Goodin

University of Kentucky, USA -
Plant virology

Zhang Hao

Chinese Acad. of Agric. Sci., China- Fungicide resistance, fungal genomics, population biology and molecuar diagnosis

Denita Hadziabdic Guerry

University of Tennessee, USA - Forest pathology, population biology, host-pathogen-vector Interactions

Monica Höfte

Ghent University, Belgium - Biological control and induced resistance for plant defense, host-microorganism interaction

Flávio Medeiros

Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil - Biological control and plant-microbe interaction

Robert Miller

Universidade de Brasília, Brazil - Plant-pathogen interaction, Functional genomics and Molecular detection

Juan Navas-Cortés

Instituto de Agric. Sostenible, Spain - Integrated disease management, quantitative epidemiology and soil-borne diseases

Trazilbo de Paula Jr

Empresa de Pesq. Agropec. de Minas Gerais, Brazil - Integrated disease management and soil-borne diseases

Sarah Pethybridge

Cornell University, USA - Disease management, Epidemiology, Nematology


Danilo Pinho

Universidade de Brasília, Brazil - Mycology/Phylogeny

Simon Shamoun

Canadian Forest Service, Canada - Forest Pathology, molecular detection and management of forest invasive pathogens

Jason Smith

University of Florida, USA - Forest pathology

Alessandra Souza

Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, Brazil - Bacteriology and Genomics of the host-pathogen interaction

Adam Sparks

University of Southern Queensland, Australia - Quantitative epidemiology and modeling and rice diseases

Lisa Vaillancourt

University of Kentucky, USA - Fungal genetics and biology, molecular biology and physiology of host-pathogen interactions