Special Issue "The Citizen Science Approach for Expanding the Research on Insects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: animal behavior; social insects; ants; biodiversity; integrated pest management; citizen science
Interests: forest ecosystem; citizen science; long term ecosystem research; conservation of Natura 2000 sites; monitoring of endangered species; saproxylic community
Citizen science is the active engagement of citizens in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for scientific purposes. It has a multisectoral nature: while it can increase scientific knowledge, citizen science plays a role at a social, educational, and political level, contributing to raising public awareness and leading to the adoption of more sustainable behaviors.
In the field of insect biology, this methodological approach can provide promising results in many areas, for example, the conservation and monitoring of species, biodiversity assessments, physiology, ecology, behavior, pest management, parasitology, sustainable development.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect recent contributions of citizen science research applied to insects and other arthropods, including:
- Research papers based on biological data and/or analyses of the human dimension;
- Review papers;
- Methodological studies (new tools developed, apps, and services);
- Good practices, guidelines, and/or lessons learned from citizen science projects or initiatives.
We invite you to join this Special Issue, which is the first attempt to gather and share citizen science studies based on insects and other arthropods.
Dr. Cristina Castracani
Dr. Alessandro Campanaro
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 monthly 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 1600 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.
- citizen science
- sustainable development
- human dimension