Special Issue "Edible Insects—Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2017)
Collectively, climate change, the increasing global population, and scarcity of agricultural land present serious challenges to both food and feed security. As a consequence, there is growing interest in insects as alternate sources of protein. Insects already form part of the traditional diet in many developing countries throughout Africa, South America and Asia, but elsewhere, the consumption of insects is less prevalent and often only occurs as a novelty. This Special Issue will include original research articles and reviews concerning insects as food and feed: From harvesting or farming insects, and the nutritional composition and/or sensory appeal of insects or insect-based foods, to the prevalence of allergies associated with entomophagy, and the economic and environmental benefits of insect utilization.
Assoc. Prof. Kerry Wilkinson
Dr. Heather Bray
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- edible insects
- food security