About the Journal of Insect Science

The Journal of Insect Science publishes papers in all aspects of the biology of insects and other arthropods from the molecular to the ecological. The Journal is published on the World Wide Web by the Entomological Society of America.

The Journal of Insect Science is freely available to individuals and institutions. It provides an alternative to excessively priced commercial publications in insect biology. It is the vehicle of choice for the publication of high-quality, rigorously refereed reports on the biology of insects and other arthropods.

The Journal of Insect Science has an international scope with a broad constituency of scientists interested in the biology of insects and their agricultural and medical impact. The Journal has Associate Editors that guide manuscripts through review and an Editors and an Advisory Board. The Journal of Insect Science uses the Creative Commons Attribution License for copyright.

The on-line format makes inclusion of color figures, videos and sound possible at no cost to the author. Large data sets, statistical analyses and computerized sequence analyses can be attached to papers. Demonstration of online capabilities.

The Journal of Insect Science will offer links to the homepages of individual scholars in the field ("Scholar’s Homepages")Published papers are included in PubMed Central and BioOne, which will guarantee wide visibility for your paper and provide reference links to full text articles. JIS is indexed by ISI, Index Medicus, Current Contents, CSA, CAB, CAS, Biosis, and Academic Info, and Agricola. It will appear in Medline. A description of these indexing services is found at "Scientific Resources that include JIS". Journal of Insect Science is a "Leading Edge" Partner of SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), which is an association of 180 academic libraries dedicated to encouraging alternatives to commercial publishing of academic work.

We welcome your comments or suggestions. Please e-mail us at JIS@insectscience.org.