Jurnal Perlindungan Tanaman Indonesia was originally published by the Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and publishes papers of basic and applied research, as well as review articles on any plant protection disciplines. The journal articles topics that are published including, but not specifically limited to, plant protection studies such as Acarology, Agronomy, Bacteriology, Climatology, Entomology, Environmental Chemistry, Integrated Pest Management, Mycology, Microbiology, Nematology, Pesticides Toxicology, Pests Vertebrate, Plant Pest and Disease Ecology, and Virology.
Jurnal Perlindungan Tanaman Indonesia is developed from Ilmu Pertanian (Agriculture Science), a journal that was published by the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada in 1969. However, the very rapid development of crop protection and the needs of academic society on the availability of specific information of plant protection urged the department of Plant Protection in the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada to develop a journal that specializes in plant protection. Jurnal Perlindungan Tanaman Indonesia successful inaugural issue was established in 1995 with the ISSN 1410-1637 (print) and ISSN 2548-4788 (online) since December 2016.
Since June 2010, Jurnal Perlindungan Tanaman Indonesia been in collaboration with two professional organizations, i.e. the Entomological Society of Indonesia (Perhimpunan Entomologi Indonesia, PEI) and the Association of Phytopathology Indonesia (Perhimpunan Fitopatologi Indonesia, PFI) to publish this journal.
Jurnal Perlindungan Tanaman Indonesia accredited for the first time on 1998 based on the decision of Ministry of Higher Education, Department of Education and Culture No. 111/DIKTI/Kep/1998. The second accreditation was accomplished on 2001 based on decision of Ministry of Higher Education No. 118/DIKTI/Kep/2001. The third accreditation was accomplished with “B” grade and it valid from 2004 until 2007 based on the Decision by the Ministry of Higher Education No. 39/DIKTI/Kep/2004.
At present, the journal has subscribers and contributors from a lot of national and international higher education and plant protection research institutions, both public and private. There are also several individual subscribers, all of which make the journal rich and diversified in its content, dealing with many different plant protection problems and challenges.