Special Issue "Sustainable Insect Production for Food, Feed and Technical Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: sustainability, environmental impact, ecology, entomology, food, feed, insect production, protein technology, regulatory affairs
This Special Issue is intended to comprise a selection of papers from the fast-growing global insect industrial sector, aiming to provide sustainable food, feed, and technical products. The papers span the entire value chain from choice of resources as insect feeding substrate, and insect production, to product application. Sustainability and sustainable development cover environmental, social, and economic dimensions and require a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure a critical and holistic analysis and assessment, as will be reflected amongst the contributions. However, to provide a wider perspective of sustainability, albeit with an emphasis on insects, contributions in other areas such as animal welfare, governance, sustainability assessment, and policies, as well as sustainable management of land and biodiversity, will also be considered. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Dr. Lars-Henrik Heckmann
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- Insect production
- Feed and food production
- Environmental sustainability
- Economical sustainability
- Social sustainability
- Animal welfare
- Governance and sustainability
- Sustainability assessment and policies.