Journal History

2010 The inaugural issue is released, and Insects is published as a quarterly journal.
2011 Insects is covered by EBSCO.
2012 Insects is covered by CAB Abstracts.
2013 Insects is accepted for Coverage in Scopus.
2015 Insects is in PubMed and PubMed Central.
2017 Insects receives a CiteScore (2016) of 1.81, ranks 28/131 in "Insect Science".
Insects starts the Travel Awards project.
Insects published its 500th paper.

Insects was included in the Science Citation Index Expanded.
The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) became an Affiliated Society Member of Insects.
Insects received its first impact factor of 1.848, ranks Q1 (21/96) in the Entomology category.
Insects commenced the Young Investigator Award project.

2019 Insects changed from quarterly to monthly issue release.
The Impact Factor increased to 2.139, ranks Q1 (18/98) in the Entomology category.
Insects published its 1000th paper.
Launched a new position—Topic Editor.
2020 The Impact Factor increased to 2.220, ranks Q1 (18/101) in the Entomology category.
Insects announced the first edition of the Best Paper Awards.
Insects established the following sections:
  • Insect Pest and Vector Management
  • Insect Behavior and Pathology
  • Insect Ecology, Diversity and Conservation
  • Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development
  • Insect Molecular Biology and Genomics
  • Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution
  • Insect and Human Societies
  • Other Arthropods and General Topics


2010- Present and Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Brian T. Forschler
Associate Editor Prof. Dr. Nickolas G. Kavallieratos
Associate Editor Prof. Dr. Denis J. Wright
2020- Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Guy Bloch for section “Insect and Human Societies”
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Klaus H. Hoffmann for section “Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development”
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Monique M. Van Oers for section “Insect Behavior and Pathology”
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Gábor L. Lövei for section “Insect Ecology, Diversity and Conservation”
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Lukasz L. Stelinski for section “Insect Pest and Vector Management”
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