Skip to main content
Log in


Journal of the International Organization for Biological Control

Publishing model:


BioControl is the official journal of the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC), publishing original research in all areas of biological pest and disease control.

  • Offers interdisciplinary papers with a global perspective on the use of biological control in integrated pest management systems.
  • Exclusively publishes original basic and applied research in biological control of invertebrates, vertebrates, and weed pests, and plant diseases.
  • Also includes forum papers, invited reviews, and Letters to the Editor.
  • Led by Editor-in-Chief Eric Wajnberg, INRAE, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France.
  • High author satisfaction with 100% of surveyed authors indicating they would likely publish in the journal again.

This is a transformative journal, you may have access to funding.

  • Eric Wajnberg
Journal Impact Factor
2.2 (2023)
5-year Journal Impact Factor
2.9 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
5 days
214,349 (2023)

Latest articles

Journal updates

  • Reviewer Acknowledgements

    A scientific journal’s greatest responsibility is to ensure that all contributions accepted for publication are rigorously but fairly reviewed.
    We gratefully acknowledge the valued support of the scientists who have reviewed papers throughout the year.

    We work with Publons to give our expert peer reviewers official and seamless recognition for their contribution to research.
    Learn how you can add your peer reviews to your Publons profile here (
    Our peer review system is also integrated with ORCID, allowing our reviewers to share their discoveries and receive recognition for their reviewer efforts.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Journal information

Electronic ISSN
Print ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  2. Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  3. BFI List
  5. Baidu
  6. Biological Abstracts
  7. CAB Abstracts
  9. CNKI
  10. CNPIEC
  11. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  12. Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  13. Dimensions
  14. EBSCO
  15. EMBiology
  16. Engineering Village – GEOBASE
  17. Google Scholar
  18. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  19. Meta
  20. Naver
  21. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  22. Portico
  23. ProQuest
  24. SCImago
  25. SCOPUS
  26. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  27. TD Net Discovery Service
  28. UGC-CARE List (India)
  29. Wanfang
  30. Zoological Record
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Editorial policies

© International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)