Insects is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of 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 - Q2 (Insect Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 14.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 3.141 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.286 (2021)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Biomolecules, Insects, Molecules, Plants
Frontiers in Chemical Ecology Topic Editors: Daniel Carrillo, Nurhayat Tabanca
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topic in Animals, Insects, Microbiology Research, Parasitologia, Pathogens, Zoonotic Diseases
Host–Parasite Interactions Topic Editors: Maurizio Francesco Brivio, David Carmena
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Topic in Cells, Genes, Insects, IJMS, Molecules
Pheromone Production and Perception: From Genetics to Behaviors Topic Editors: Jean-François Picimbon, François Verheggen, J.Joe Hull, Alejandro Rooney, Takeshi Sakurai, Takeshi Fujii, Klaus H. Hoffmann
Deadline: 30 June 2023
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 2023
Special Issue in Insects
Advances in Diptera Biology Guest Editors: Aaron M. Tarone, Joshua B. Benoit
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Special Issue in Insects
Post-Harvest Insect Chemical and Behavioral Ecology Guest Editors: William Morrison, Thomas W. Phillips, Erin Scully
Deadline: 20 February 2023
Special Issue in Insects
Insect–Pathogen Interactions in Mass-Reared Insects Guest Editors: Monique M. van Oers, Annete Bruun Jensen, Christina Nielsen-LeRoux
Deadline: 28 February 2023
Special Issue in Insects
Forensic Entomology: Beyond the Bounds of Possibility Guest Editors: Ian R. Dadour, Paola A. Magni
Deadline: 15 March 2023
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
Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing World Collection Editors: Andre Barreto Bruno Wilke, Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Topical Collection in Insects
The Borderless "Bug" Characterization of Invasive Insect Species: The First Step for Their Control Collection Editors: Umberto Bernardo, Marco Gebiola
Topical Collection in Insects
Impact of Environmental Factors and Management Practices on Bee Health Collection Editors: Ivana Tlak Gajger, Franco Mutinelli
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