Journal of applied entomology
(edited by Stefan Vidal)
In 2006 the Journal of Applied Entomology has become an official publication of the DGaaE. The Journal of Applied Entomology publishes original articles on current research in applied entomology, including mites, spiders, and myriapods, in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and stored product pests.
Since the first issue of the Journal of Applied Entomology (formerly Zeitschrift für angewandte Entomologie) appeared in 1914, this periodical has undergone considerable changes during its successful history. Founded by K. Escherich, who served as editor-in-chief until volume 32, Wilhelm Zwölfer assumed the helm from volumes 33 to 60, followed by Wolfgang Schwenke who edited the journal from volume 30 to 118. As of volume 119, Reinhard Schopf took over responsibility for editing the journal and was joined by Stefan Vidal in 2004 as co-editor in this task.
As the field has evolved over time, the scope of research covering both fundamental and applied entomological issues has substantially changed during the last 20 to 30 years. New disciplines, such as molecular studies on insect resistance, development, and interactions between other organisms and insects emerged relatively recently. Therefore we have broadened the scope of the journal to include these new research directions. As ecological concepts and hypotheses are basic to these research areas, we particularly welcome submissions reflecting these ideas. In addition to original contributions, Journal of Applied Entomology publishes:
- Short communications intended to present novel and interesting findings that are not yet supported by a broad empirical data set. The papers should be highly original and should stimulate future directions of hypotheses building and research avenues.
- Advances in methodology presenting innovative research methodologies, thus helping to improve basic and applied research both in the laboratory and in the field.
- Mini reviews that cover specific issues in insect ecology and management which have been especially innovative in recent years and should link and synthesize different aspects of related research disciplines to address major steps in the understanding of ecological functions of insects in the environment.
- Perspectives discussing new ideas and research concepts with regard to insects and their ecological functions, and
- Book reviews presenting an overview of recent publications in basic and applied entomology.
The Impact Factor of the journal has been rising continually from 0.381 in 2003 to 0.608 in 2004 to 0.703 in 2005; the latest mark is 1.311 (ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 33/86 (Entomology). The immediacy index rose from 0.027 to 0.134, clear evidence that the Journal of Applied Entomology has embarked on the right path.