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Manuscript Online Review System
RPD has been established a web-based system that provides a manuscript peer review and submission environment with simple accessibility. Manuscript submitted to the journal will be evaluated to be the following four categories: Accept, Major Revision, Minor Revision, and Reject.
General Processes
The journal peer review system has single-blind review process to reach the final decision of manuscript evaluation. General processes for manuscript review are described as follows.
The Journal Management Head Office will receive automatically an e-mail notice of manuscript submission when authors submit successfully their manuscript on the journal online system ( The manuscript will be reviewed by a chief-editor for evaluation manuscript structure format. The manuscript may be immediately rejected if typescripts are not inadequately or incorrectly prepared. Thus, the authors should carefully read and follow the guidelines found at the journal website. All submissions under prescripts review process should be regarded as the initial submission.
Once the manuscripts are correctly prepared and accepted at the evaluation process of format structure, editor and at least 3 reviewers will be invited for reviewing the manuscript. The authors will receive a notification of receipt of their paper after editor assignment. It would generally take at least 2 weeks for reviewers to finish the first round of manuscript review. The author will receive a final decision letter of their manuscript within at least 2 months, including the period from submission, revision to final judgement by referees. The editor’s decision based on reviewer’s comments will be critical to acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. The authors will be required to revise their manuscript if major or minor revision is needed. The authors should follow the initial submission process to load their revised manuscript on the online review system. The authors should revise their manuscript within 1 month after revision required; otherwise the manuscript may be rejected without any notice.
Special Note to Author
Research in Plant Disease has established the law by which the authors are not allowed to express any complains to the journal Editorial Board on the final judgement of their manuscript. Automatic application of the law to all authors will proceed when they submit their manuscripts to the journal.

Research in
Plant Disease

Online ISSN: 2233-9191

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