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An International Journal of Systematic Entomology
2022 Impact Factor: 1,2
5 Year Impact Factor: 1,3

Insect Systematics & Evolution (ISE) publishes original papers on all aspects of systematic entomology and the evolutionary history of both extant and extinct insects and related groups. Priority is given to taxonomic revisions and phylogenetic studies employing morphological and molecular data. ISE also welcomes reviews and syntheses that can appeal to a wide community of systematic entomologists. Single species descriptions, regional checklists, and phylogenetic studies based on few taxa or single molecular markers will generally not be accepted.

Benefits to authors
ISE is a subscription-based journal, and thus it is free of charge to publish in this journal. There is no color figure charge for either the print or the PDF version. A PDF file of the article will be supplied free of charge by the publisher to each author. ISE also registers new taxonomic nomenclatural acts to Zoobank (Official Registry of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature). ISE is archived through Portico, which preserves the contents and layout of the work.
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Journal Impact FactorTM
The Journal of Insects as Food and Feed has a Journal Impact FactorTM of 5,1, and a 5 year Impact Factor of 5,1. Source: Journal Citation ReportsTM from Clarivate 2023.

The Journal of Insects as Food and Feed received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.7 (CiteScoreTM 2022. Calculated by Scopus 2023).

Aims and scope
The Journal of Insects as Food and Feed covers edible insects from harvesting in the wild through to industrial scale production. It publishes contributions to understanding the ecology and biology of edible insects and the factors that determine their abundance, the importance of food insects in people’s livelihoods, the value of ethno-entomological knowledge, and the role of technology transfer to assist people to utilise traditional knowledge to improve the value of insect foods in their lives. The journal aims to cover the whole chain of insect collecting or rearing to marketing edible insect products, including the development of sustainable technology, such as automation processes at affordable costs, detection, identification and mitigating of microbial contaminants, development of protocols for quality control, processing methodologies and how they affect digestibility and nutritional composition of insects, and the potential of insects to transform low value organic wastes into high protein products. At the end of the edible insect food or feed chain, marketing issues, consumer acceptance, regulation and legislation pose new research challenges. Food safety and legislation are intimately related. Consumer attitude is strongly dependent on the perceived safety. Microbial safety, toxicity due to chemical contaminants, and allergies are important issues in safety of insects as food and feed. Innovative contributions that address the multitude of aspects relevant for the utilisation of insects in increasing food and feed quality, safety and security are welcomed.

Editorial statement
Insects are the most diverse group of animals known, and although there are nearly 2,000 species known to be utilised as food by people, there is a high likelihood that many more species could be utilised. Historically, insects have been eaten by people from many different cultures as part of their normal diet. This tradition has actively continued in several continents where collecting food insects is an important part of people’s livelihoods. Depending upon the geographical location of these different cultures, insects are collected from forests, freshwater ecosystems, deserts, and even agricultural fields. In most cultures, collecting insects as food was governed by traditional methods that encouraged sustainability in the supply of insects. Increasing population pressures, along with associated habitat degradation, has seen adoption of non-sustainable harvesting practices. One of the dangers faced by people globally is the loss of food diversity, and the use of a diverse range of food insects would be a step to alleviate this problem. Many edible insect species are only seasonally available, and there have been some species that have been semi-domesticated to be farmed, either in the wild or in cages. The number of edible insect species that fall into this category is very small, and the potential to farm more species is high and requires further investigation.

One of the advantages of using insects as food and feed is the reduced environmental impacts associated with their production compared to the more conventional stock animals. Insects can be food for both humans and also for some animals used as food, such as fish, poultry and pigs. Edible insects hold considerable potential to replace major feed ingredients that are currently used but have a larger ecological footprint. Environmental impact studies for the production of insect protein are needed to estimate global warming potential, energy use and land use as are overall life cycle assessments. Production of insects for these purposes goes beyond collecting them in the field, and involves farming that can range from small scale enterprises at the individual household or village level through to industrial-scale rearing. One of the challenges is to be able to produce large volumes of insects at a scale that will help reduce the ecological footprint of food production.

The Journal of Insects as Food and Feed is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Plan S Transformative Journals
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Aims and scope
The Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association (JEMCA; formerly European Mosquito Bulletin, 1998-2012), has been established since 1998 and is intended to provide a forum for information on vector and pest arthropods of public and animal health importance. Beside mosquitoes these comprise also blackflies, phlebotomine sand flies, Culicoides biting midges, other biting flies, and ticks. Articles to be considered for publication may address these vectors and pest species for Europe and its associate territories, but also for any other region. They may deal with, but are not restricted to, aspects of control methods and tools, identification and taxonomy, distribution, ecology and field studies, reports on surveillance and monitoring, as well as applied research on biology and pathogen transmission.

JEMCA is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal published by Wageningen Academic Publishers from 2021 onwards and overseen by the European Mosquito Control Association. JEMCA follows the COPE (Committee Of Publishing Ethics) Core Practices.
Open Access
Concise Review Articles on Insects, Spiders and their Relatives Living on Land
Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews contains concise review articles on living and extinct insects, arachnids, and their relatives that use land during (a part of) their life history.
Instead of requesting a historic, exhaustive overview of all aspects of a particular subject matter, Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews aims to provide space for critical thinking and thought-provoking questions. The journal welcomes integrative reports on findings within a certain habitat or organism, but beyond the taxonomic description. Substantial contributions in systematics, such as faunistic updates, revisionary works, etc., are welcomed. However, isolated species descriptions, and new records papers are specifically excluded. Reports on species-species or species-environment interactions as well as biodiversity, conservation biology and the effect on habitats of ecological changes are especially welcome.
This title is included in the HINARI, AGORA and OARE programmes.
Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews was published between 2008 and 2014. Ceased per 2015.
A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Entomology since 1857
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie is a peer reviewed journal for systematic and evolutionary entomology. The journal welcomes submissions on taxonomy of insects, other hexapods, arachnids or myriapods, especially when placed in a broader evolutionary context. There is no geographical restriction.
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