As an output of our EuroXanth COST Action, the four Working Group Leaders, together with the Chair, will edit a Special Issue “Integrating Science on Xanthomonas and Xylella for Integrated Plant Disease Management”. This publication will appear in the MDPI journal Microorganisms (IF 4.2 in 2018).
We encourage researchers to submit their research papers, commentaries or reviews addressing various aspects of the investigation of plant-pathogenic Xanthomonadaceae. Some of the potential topics include:
- Taxonomy, diagnostics, and diversity;
- Epidemiology, ecology, evolution;
- Pathogen biology (incl. pathogenicity factors, host range, tissue specificity);
- Host defense, genetic resistance, molecular breeding, genome editing;
- Disease management and vector control (incl. remote sensing, biocontrol, antagonists, phage therapy, nanotechnology).
Contributions resulting from work performed by the EuroXanth COST Action may qualify to financial support from the COST Action via a Final Action Dissemination grant that was recently obtained from the COST Association. Details on eligibility are outlined in the COST Vademecum. More COST documents for download: https://www.cost.eu/funding/how-to-get-funding/documents-and-guidelines/. Notably, authors from at least three participating COST countries need to be associated with the publication.
Please consider this Special Issue for your next paper on Xanthomonas and/or Xylella!
The deadline for manuscript submission is January 31, 2021.
If you wish to obtain financial support (partial or full payment of the Open Access Article Processing Charge [APC], up to 1200 EUR max.) from the EuroXanth COST Action, please contact the ⇒ guest editors ⇐. Support will be granted as long as the financial contribution from the COST Association allows.
We strongly suggest corresponding authors, whether eligible or not for EuroXanth support, to contact us as soon as the manuscript idea (tentative title, authorship, abstract) is ready and certainly before submitting a manuscript. The guest editors will then decide whether this manuscript qualifies for an invited contribution, which will enable to grant a discount of 20-30% of the APC.
With kind regards,
Joana Costa, Joël F. Pothier, Jens Boch, Emilio Stefani, Ralf Koebnik