Insect Science

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Edited By: Le Kang

Impact Factor: 2.551

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 9/94 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1744-7917


Announcement: Most Cited Paper Award of 2016

We are pleased to present the Most Cited Paper Award for papers published in Insect Science. Based on cumulative citations over the past three years, 7 articles published in 2014 win the Most Cited Paper Award of 2016.

Wan, P.J., Lu, D., Guo, W.C., Ahmat, T., Yang, L., Mu, L.L. and Li, G.Q. (2014) Molecular cloning and characterization of a putative proline dehydrogenase gene in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, 21(2), 147–158.

Vorburger, C. The evolutionary ecology of symbiont-conferred resistance to parasitoids in aphids, 21(3), 251–264.

Lu, Z.X., Zhu, P.Y., Gurr, G.M., Zheng, X.S., Read, D.M.Y., Heong, K.L., Yang, Y.J. and Xu, H.X. (2014) Mechanisms for flowering plants to benefit arthropod natural enemies of insect pests: Prospects for enhanced use in agriculture. 21(1), 1–12.

Chen, H., Xu, X.L., Li, Y.P. and Wu, J.X.(2014) Characterization of heat shock protein 90, 70 and their transcriptional expression patterns on high temperature in adult of Grapholita molesta (Busck). 21(4), 439–448.

Li, Y.H., Romeis, J., Wu, K.M. and Peng, Y.F. (2014) Tier-1 assays for assessing the toxicity of insecticidal proteins produced by genetically engineered plants to non-target arthropods, 21(2), 125–134.

Cao, H.H., Wang, S.H. and Liu, T.-X. (2014) Jasmonate- and salicylate-induced defenses in wheat affect host preference and probing behavior but not performance of the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae, 21(1), 47–55.

Wang, Z., Su, X.M., Wen, J., Jiang, L.Y. and Qiao, G.X. (2014) Widespread infection and diverse infection patterns of Wolbachia in Chinese aphids, 21(3), 313–325.

The corresponding authors of the awarded articles will receive an Award Certificate. In addition, bonus award for the winning paper comes with RMB 3000 (or USD 440). We congratulate to the winners! It is our hope that the design of this most cited paper award will stimulate the best minds to release their best work. This award will ensure fairness and equal opportunity for all authors published in Insect Science.

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Acknowledgments to reviewers 2015
The editors and publishers acknowledge with appreciation the assistance of all the reviewers who have given their valuable support and expertise in reviewing submissions for Insect Science in 2015. Click here for the names of all of our reviewers in 2015.

Special Issue: The Response of Insects to Global Change
Guest edited by: Prof. Feng Ge, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Insect Science, Special Issue August 18, 4Understanding the effects of climate change is key to conserving human valued resources. Insects are the largest class of animals on earth and will respond to effects of global change directly and via effects on their hosts. Acting together, these direct and indirect effects will affect the development, survival, reproduction and movement of insects. Moreover, climate change may affect the temporal and spatial dynamics of outbreak species and invasive species, changing the frequency of outbreaks and their spatial patterns, size and geographical range... Read more

Previous Special Issue: Bemisia tabaci

The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) remains a serious threat to crops worldwide. The damaging B-biotype is of specific economic concern because it is an effective vector of over 111 viruses from several families, particularly geminiviruses. Bemisia tabaci is regularly intercepted on plants coming into the UK ... read more

New: Insect Science is now indexed in Medline

The 2011 Impact Factor of Insect Science is 1.103

The 2010 Impact Factor of Insect Science is 1.129

Prof Le Kang, Editor-in-Chief, would like to thank all the editorial board members, authors and reviewers for your great contribution to the journal!

Special Issue: Insects and Biofuels

Guest edited by Dr. Jian-Zhong Sun, Mississippi State University and Dr. Michael E. Scharf, University of Florida , this special issue aims to promote research and collaborations on how insects digest lignocellulosic material, identify the types of mechanisms involved in these processes, describe what is known about the role of symbiotic microbes in this process, and connect this knowledge to potential applications to biofuels production, as well as other relevant scientific areas.

All of content of this issue is free accessible, click here to read more.

Insect Science are using online submission system in 2010

Effectively from January 1 2010, all manuscripts to Insect Science shall be submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts(  The Editor and Editorial Board of the journal believe such movement will help manage the peer review process better and shorten the turnaround time before a decision.  We hope the authors and reviewers will enjoy the benefit brought by this system.  Please contact Dr Carrie YunXian Zhao(, Managing Editor, for any question or advice.

Congratulations to S.M. Greenberg, A.T. Showler and T.X. Liu

Insect Science is very pleased to inform you that the article “Effects of neem-based insecticides on beet armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)”by S. M.Greenberg, A.T. Showler & T.-X. Liu, which was published in Insect Science (2005) 12, 17-23, was rewarded an outstanding dissertation in the 4th Chinese Association of Science and Technology(CAST) periodical evaluation.

Click here and submit your manuscript today, for your opportunity to be recognised by CAST!

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