Pest Management Science

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Editor-in-Chief: Stephen O. Duke

Impact Factor: 2.694

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/92 (Entomology); 11/81 (Agronomy)

Online ISSN: 1526-4998

Associated Title(s): Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Chemistry & Industry, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Polymer International


Pest Management Science is the international journal of research and development in crop protection and pest control. Since its launch in 1970, the journal has become the premier forum for papers on the discovery, application, and impact on the environment of products and strategies designed for pest management.

Published for SCI by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) is a unique international forum where science meets business on independent, impartial ground. Anyone can join and current Members include consumers, business people, environmentalists, industrialists, farmers, and researchers. The Society offers a chance to share information between sectors as diverse as food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, materials, chemicals, environmental science and safety. As well as organising educational events, SCI awards a number of prestigious honours and scholarships each year, publishes peer-reviewed journals, and provides Members with news from their sectors in the respected twice-monthly magazine, Chemistry & Industry .

Originally established in London in 1881 and in New York in 1894, SCI is a registered charity with Members in over 70 countries.

Aims and Scope

Topics covered by the journal include:

  • Applications of biotechnology and molecular biology relevant to pest management

  • Biological control, biopesticides and integrated pest management (IPM)

  • Resistance of pests to pest management products and strategies

  • Synthesis, discovery, screening, structure/activity and biochemical mode of action of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and other pesticides

  • Properties and use of new pest management products and strategies

  • Formulation and application methods for pest management products

  • Metabolism, degradation, field performance, environmental studies and safety in use of new and existing pest management products

  • Naturally occurring materials for pest management

  • Genetic and ecological implications of pest management products and methods

  • Protection of commodities from pests

  • Toxicology, risk assessment and regulation of pest management products and methods

  • Economic impact of pest management products and methods

Research papers on products of uncertain chemical composition (e.g. crude extracts, formulations with incomplete chemical descriptions) or unknown or unclear active ingredients are not accepted for review.

The journal may publish papers from scientific meetings of the SCI Agrisciences Group and from other selected international conferences.


Agronomists • Agricultural Scientists • Biologists • Organic Chemists • Environmental Scientists • Toxicologists • Entomologists • Plant Pathologists • Weed Scientists • Ecologists • Agricultural Economists


biocontrol, biological control, biopesticide, biorational pesticide, biotechnology, pest control, crop, environmental impact, fungicide, growth regulator, herbicide, insecticide, integrated pest management (IPM), molecular biology, molluscicide, natural products, pathogens, pesticide, pest management, protection, repellents, resistance, rodenticides, seeds, semiochemicals, structure activity relationship (SAR), toxicology, transgenic, weed

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