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Molecular Plant-Nematode and Plant-Insect Interactions
Focus Issue

Call For Papers

Article Submission Deadline: May 21, 2012

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions invites original research manuscripts on the molecular biology and molecular genetics/genomics of parasitic interactions of nematodes and insects with plants for a special 2012 issue. This special issue will bring added attention to critically important research that has shown significant progress in recent years.

Three mini-reviews written by key scientists in the field will cover:

  1. nematode salivary proteins/effectors
  2. aphid salivary proteins/effectors
  3. nematode-induced feeding structures.

Senior Editor: Dr. Geert Smant, Professor of Nematology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Guest Editors for Insect Contributions: Saskia Hogenhout of the John Innes Centre in Norwich, United Kingdom and Melissa G. Mitchum of University of Missouri, USA.

Benefits to Authors

A focus issue offers the author multiple benefits.  A single-topic issue gives scientists an opportunity to publish in a “Focus” issue alongside the related work of peers to highlight the progress being made.  This issue will include review articles on the topic by leading scientists in this research area. 

The Nematodes/Insects Focus Issue will be widely promoted and is expected to be highly cited, giving authors maximum exposure.  Articles will be submitted to CrossRef, allowing citation tracking and connectivity as this research area moves forward in MPMI and other scientific journals. Articles will also be indexed by ISI Web of Science, PubMed and other important access portals. Submitted papers will be reviewed by an outstanding editorial board and edited by a caring, professional editorial staff dedicated to publishing at the highest standard of quality.

If you are working on research of this type, submit your papers to MPMI and note that you would like to be considered for the Special Nematodes/Insects Focus Issue. Please submit your paper online at: by May 21, 2012.

To read the author instructions for articles published in MPMI, click here.

For more information about the scope of this issue, please contact Geert Smant.