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

Peripheral olfactory signaling in insects

Volume 6, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 86-92
Eunho Suh | Jonathan D. Bohbot | Laurence J. Zwiebel

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

The mosquito microbiota influences vector competence for human pathogens

Volume 3, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 6-13
Nathan J. Dennison | Natapong Jupatanakul | George Dimopoulos

Molecular basis of juvenile hormone signaling

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

Xenobiotic detoxification pathways in honey bees

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

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

Clip-domain serine proteases as immune factors in insect hemolymph

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

Pigment-dispersing factor signaling and circadian rhythms in insect locomotor activity

Volume 1, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 73-80
Orie T. Shafer | Zepeng Yao

Mosquito hemocyte-mediated immune responses

Volume 3, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 14-21
Julián F. Hillyer | Michael R. Strand

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

How resident microbes modulate ecologically-important traits of insects

Volume 4, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 1-7
Kerry M. Oliver | Adam J. Martinez

RNA interference-mediated antiviral defense in insects

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

Antiviral defense mechanisms in honey bees

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

Molecular mechanisms of insect adaptation to plant secondary compounds

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

Integrating behavioral, population and large-scale approaches for understanding stream insect communities

Volume 2, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 7-13
Jani Heino | Barbara L. Peckarsky

Organisational immunity in social insects

Volume 5, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 1-15
Nathalie Stroeymeyt | Barbara Casillas-Pérez | Sylvia Cremer

The molecular ticks of the Drosophila circadian clock

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

The enigmatic reception of DEET - The gold standard of insect repellents

Volume 6, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 93-98
Walter S. Leal

Nutrition, immunity and viral infections in honey bees

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

The challenge of RNAi-mediated control of hemipterans

Volume 6, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 15-21
Olivier Christiaens | Guy Smagghe

Insects as drivers of ecosystem processes

Volume 2, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 26-32
Louie H. Yang | Claudio Gratton

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

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