The Current Opinion journals were developed out of the recognition that it is increasingly difficult for specialists to keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in their subject. Elsevier’s Current Opinion journals comprise of 26 leading titles in life sciences and adjacent fields.

Current Opinion in Insect Science

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Issues per year: 6 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Insect Science

Current Opinion in Insect Science is a new systematic review journal that aims to provide specialists with a unique and educational platform to keep up–to–date with the expanding volume of information published in the field of Insect Science. As this is such a broad discipline, we have determined themed sections each of which is reviewed once a year.

The following 11 areas are covered by Current Opinion in Insect Science.

  • Ecology
  • Insect genomics
  • Global Change Biology
  • Molecular Physiology (Including Immunity)
  • Pests and Resistance
  • Parasites, Parasitoids and Biological Control
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Development and Regulation
  • Social Insects
  • Neuroscience
  • Vectors and Medical and Veterinary Entomology

There is also a section that changes every year to reflect hot topics in the field.

Section Editors, who are major authorities in their area, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasized. Section Editors commission articles from leading scientists on each topic that they have selected and the commissioned authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous year.

Best Cited over the last year.

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Honey bee colony losses and associated viruses

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 121-129
Alexander J. McMenamin | Elke Genersch

Bee nutrition and floral resource restoration

Volume 10, Issue , 11 June 2015, Pp 133-141
Anthony D. Vaudo | John F. Tooker | Christina M. Grozinger | Harland M. Patch

Genomics of the honey bee microbiome

Volume 10, Issue , 28 April 2015, Pp 22-28
Nancy A. Moran

Molecular basis of juvenile hormone signaling

Volume 11, Issue , 09 October 2015, Pp 39-46
Marek Jindra | Xavier Bellés | Tetsuro Shinoda

Clip-domain serine proteases as immune factors in insect hemolymph

Volume 11, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 47-55
Michael R. Kanost | Haobo Jiang

Back to the future: the sterile insect technique against mosquito disease vectors

Volume 10, Issue , 11 June 2015, Pp 156-162
Rosemary Susan Lees | Jeremie RL Gilles | Jorge Hendrichs | Marc JB Vreysen | Kostas Bourtzis

Xenobiotic detoxification pathways in honey bees

Volume 10, Issue , 16 May 2015, Pp 51-58
May R. Berenbaum | Reed M. Johnson

RNA interference-mediated antiviral defense in insects

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 111-120
Don B. Gammon | Craig C. Mello

Plant diversity effects on insect herbivores and their natural enemies: Current thinking, recent findings, and future directions

Volume 14, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 1-7
Xoaquín Moreira | Luis Abdala-Roberts | Sergio Rasmann | Bastien Castagneyrol | Kailen A. Mooney

Molecular mechanisms of insect adaptation to plant secondary compounds

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 8-14
Hanna M. Heidel-Fischer | Heiko Vogel

Antiviral defense mechanisms in honey bees

Volume 10, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 71-82
Laura M. Brutscher | Katie F. Daughenbaugh | Michelle L. Flenniken

Nutrition, immunity and viral infections in honey bees

Volume 10, Issue , 14 June 2015, Pp 170-176
Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman | Yanping Chen

The molecular ticks of the Drosophila circadian clock

Volume 7, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 51-57
Ozgur Tataroglu | Patrick Emery

Death of the bee hive: Understanding the failure of an insect society

Volume 10, Issue , 28 April 2015, Pp 45-50
Andrew B. Barron

Evolutionary and ecological patterns of thermal acclimation capacity in Drosophila: is it important for keeping up with climate change?

Volume 17, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 98-104
Jesper Givskov Sørensen | Torsten Nygaard Kristensen | Johannes Overgaard

How herbivores coopt plant defenses: Natural selection, specialization, and sequestration

Volume 14, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 17-24
Georg Petschenka | Anurag A. Agrawal

Insect effectors and gene-for-gene interactions with host plants

Volume 9, Issue , 08 June 2015, Pp 56-61
Jeff Stuart

Applying high-throughput phenotyping to plant-insect interactions: Picturing more resistant crops

Volume 9, Issue , 08 June 2015, Pp 69-76
Fiona L. Goggin | Argelia Lorence | Christopher N. Topp

Molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity in social insects

Volume 13, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 55-60
Miguel Corona | Romain Libbrecht | Diana E. Wheeler

How to be a fig wasp parasite on the fig-fig wasp mutualism

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 34-40
Renee M. Borges

New directions for improving crop resistance to insects by breeding for egg induced defence

Volume 9, Issue , 08 June 2015, Pp 51-55
Amanuel Tamiru | Zeyaur R. Khan | Toby J.A. Bruce

Neural mechanisms of insect navigation

Volume 15, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 27-39
Barbara Webb | Antoine Wystrach

Impacts of insect oral secretions on defoliation-induced plant defense

Volume 9, Issue , 18 April 2015, Pp 7-15
Eric A. Schmelz

Manipulation of hosts and vectors by plant viruses and impact of the environment

Volume 16, Issue , 01 August 2016, Pp 36-43
Stéphane Blanc | Yannis Michalakis