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International Journal of Insect Science


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Call for Papers

The Editor in Chief, Dr. Paul-André Calatayud, Research Institute for Development, France, welcomes new manuscripts for peer review on the following insect science-related topics:

  • Behavior
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Morphology
  • Plant-insect interactions including pollination
  • Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Systematics
  • Relationships with the environment, including invasion biology

The International Journal of Insect Science is indexed in PubMed Central.


Open Special Collections

We are also accepting submissions for the following Special Collections. If any of these are the right fit for your research, we would be happy to receive your paper for peer review. Please enter the Promo Code listed next to each collection below during Step 2 of the submission process to indicate your interest in publishing in this Special Collection.

  • Africanized honeybees; Promo Code to submit: IJIS-11
  • Cotton Entomology; Promo Code to submit: IJIS-12
  • Insect gustation; Promo Code to submit: IJIS-4
  • Impact of Climate Change in Plant-Insect Interactions; Promo Code to submit: IJIS-1
  • Impact of Pollution in Plant-Insect Interactions; Promo Code to submit: IJIS-2

All papers accepted into these Special Collections will benefit from a reduced Article Processing Charge (APC) of $750 (£500 GBP), discounted from the full rate for a limited time.


Become a Guest Editor for a Special Collection 

We are interested in publishing Special Collections on various topics. Peruse the topics, or suggest your own, by submitting a Guest Editor proposal here.

Further information on the role can be found in the Lead Guest Editor Guide


Benefits of Publishing

The journal offers significant benefits to authors including:

  • International, PubMed-listed, open access journal
  • All articles made immediately freely available on PubMed Central
  • Indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Fast, rigorous peer review
  • Open access format, driving high visibility and global exposure
  • Prompt online publication
  • Article metrics service to allow each author to monitor re-use of published articles

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to double-blind peer review by a minimum of two to three suitably qualified reviewers. All editorial decisions are the responsibility of Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor-in–Chief, or an Associate Editor. Each stage of the editorial and production process is monitored to prevent delays to the authors, who are regularly informed of changes in their paper’s status. Editorial contributors, journal staff, and external contractors who contribute to editorial and production processes are qualified, experienced professionals chosen for their ability to efficiently contribute towards high-quality published papers. Article processing charges are communicated to authors prior to and during manuscript submission. There are no additional fees based on use of color, figure or word-count.


Further Information



  • Efficient Processing: 4 Weeks Average to First Editorial Decision
  • Fair & Independent Expert Peer Review
  • High Visibility & Extensive Database Coverage
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