The Plant Pathology Journal (ISO Abbreviation: Plant Pathol. J.) is an international journal devoted to the publication of fundamental and applied investigations on all aspects of plant pathology and their traditional allies. It is published on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1, and is the official publication of the Korean Society of Plant Pathology. The Plant Pathology Journal (Plant Pathol. J) was renamed from formerly The Korean Journal of Plant Pathology since Vol. 15, 1999. Manuscripts should be submitted through the online Manuscript Central website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ppj). Manuscripts submitted to the journal must represent reports of original research and must be written in English. No responsibility is assumed by the Society for statements and opinions expressed by the contributors to the journal. Instructions to Authors is printed in the first issue of each volume of this journal. Please conform to these instructions when submitting manuscripts. Full text is freely available from http://www.ppjonline.org. The annual subscription fee is US $100 for all overseas subscriptions.