Insects is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on entomology published monthly online by MDPI. 
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, PubAg, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Entomology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Insect Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2024).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 2.7 (2023); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.9 (2023)
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Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Dietetics, Foods, Insects
Edible Insects as Feed and Food: Opportunities and Challenges Topic Editors: Rifat Ullah Khan, Shabana Naz
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Animals, Arthropoda, Insects, Pathogens, Vaccines, Veterinary Sciences
Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens Topic Editors: Alina Rodriguez-Mallon, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz
Deadline: 31 December 2024
Topic in Diversity, Ecologies, Insects, Plants, Taxonomy
Biodiversity in the Azores: A Whole Biota Assessment Topic Editors: Rosalina Gabriel, João Pedro Barreiros, Paulo A. V. Borges
Deadline: 15 April 2025
Special Issue in Insects
Plant Manipulation by Insects: Galls, Green Islands, and More Guest Editors: Edward F. Connor, Yoshihito Suzuki, David Giron
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Insects
Recent Advances in Migrant Insect Pests Guest Editor: Xingfu Jiang
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Special Issue in Insects
Toxicology and Molecular Physiology of Social Insects Guest Editor: Zhixiang Zhang
Deadline: 1 September 2024
Special Issue in Insects
Ecology and Evolution of Myrmecophilous Associations Guest Editors: Luca Pietro Casacci, Francesca Barbero, Magdalena Witek
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Topical Collection in Insects
Biology and Control of the Invasive Wood-Boring Beetles Collection Editors: Eiriki Sunamura, Francesco Nugnes, Etsuko Shoda-Kagaya
Topical Collection in Insects
Improving IPM of Specialty Crop Pests and Global Food Security Collection Editors: Muhammad Haseeb, Ashfaq Ahmad Sial, Jawwad A. Qureshi, Youichi Kobori
Topical Collection in Insects
Surveillance Tools and Monitoring Strategies for Native and Exotic Forest Insects Collection Editors: Davide Rassati, Jon Sweeney, Joseph Francese
Topical Collection in Insects
The Borderless "Bug" Characterization of Invasive Insect Species: The First Step for Their Control Collection Editors: Umberto Bernardo, Marco Gebiola
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