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Special Issue "Insect Viruses and Pest Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Increasing public concern about the environmental consequences of the massive use of chemical pesticides and the development of resistances to these products by insects have increased scientists’ interest in finding alternatives for controlling insect pests. Insects are major pests, not only to agricultural crops but also to domestic animals and humans. Viruses offer alternatives for safe and environmentally friendly insect pest control, using various strategies. Baculoviruses have been used as biological control agents with success against various insect pests. Viruses belonging to other families have been proposed for use and are under evaluation for safety, specificity, and efficacy on the control of their insect hosts. Viruses has published a Special Issue on this topic (2014). Since then, our knowledge on viruses infecting insects, and their potential to control pests, has greatly improved, and new questions have emerged. This Issue presents the state-of-the-art on the actual use of viruses in pest control and the new approaches under development.
Prof. Miguel López-Ferber
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. Viruses 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 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.