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Published since 1925, Journal of Pest Science is a leading journal dedicated to all facets of pest science, inclusive of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, urban pests, and stored products research.

  • Focuses on the biology, ethology, and ecology of pests and their antagonists, and the use of beneficial organisms in pest control.
  • Devotes special attention to emerging and innovative pest control strategies and their effects on non-target organisms.
  • Publishes papers on the management of agro- and forest ecosystems relevant to pest control.
  • Encourages rapid communications on pressing topics in pest control.
  • Aims to provide rapid publication and speedy responses to authors with a strong peer-review process ensuring quality and impartiality.

  • Antonio Biondi,
  • Nicolas Desneux
Impact factor
4.8 (2022)
5 year impact factor
5.0 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
19 days
474,752 (2023)

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  • Call for Papers: Collection “Recent Advances in Botanical Biocides”

    The special issue delves into recent advancements in sustainable pest control using botanicals, offering comprehensive coverage of research, innovations, and discoveries in the field with a focus on regulatory approval, health, safety, and the potential for eco-friendly alternatives to chemical pesticides.

    Submission open: 24 October 2023

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