Annual Review of Entomology

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Annual Review of Entomology
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Edited byNicole M. Gerardo
Publication details
History1956–present, 65 years old
19.686[1] (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Annu. Rev. Entomol.
ISSN0066-4170 (print)
1545-4487 (web)

The Annual Review of Entomology is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes review articles about entomology, the study of insects. First published in 1956 from a collaboration between the Entomological Society of America and Annual Reviews, its longest-serving editors are Thomas E. Mittler (1967–1997) and May Berenbaum (1998–2018). As of 2021, it has a 2020 impact factor of 19.686.


In 1953, a committee within the Entomological Society of America examined the volume of literature published each year in the field and recommended that a journal be established that published review articles. The Entomological Society approached the nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews, which also agreed that there was a need for a review series in entomology. The Annual Review of Entomology published its first volume in 1956,[2] making it the tenth title published by Annual Reviews.[3] At first, the ESA remained involved with the operation of the journal and confirmed the editorial committee.[4] The ESA also agreed that it would cover deficits of up to $2,500 annually in the first four years of publication in order to give the journal time to acquire subscriptions.[3] Edward Arthur Steinhaus, who was the chair of the ESA committee that determined a need for the journal, became its first editor.[5] Its editorial committee didn't include women until 1985. Female authorship was only 5–10% of its articles in the 1970s and 1980s, though rose to 19% during the 1990s.[6]

It defines its scope as covering the breadth of entomology, the study of insects, including aspects of biochemistry and insect physiology, insect morphology, developmental biology, behavior and neuroscience, insect ecology, economic entomology, biological control, forest entomology, acarines (mites and ticks) and other arthropods, medical and veterinary entomology, pathology, vectors of plant disease, genetics, genomics, systematics, the evolution of insects, and biogeography.[7] As of 2021, Journal Citation Reports gives the journal a 2020 impact factor of 19.686, ranking it first of 102 journals in the category "Entomology".[1] It is abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Science Citation Index Expanded, Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts, and BIOSIS, among others[8]

Editorial processes[edit]

The Annual Review of Entomology is helmed by the editor or by co-editors. The editor is assisted by the editorial committee, which includes associate editors, regular members, and occasionally guest editors. Guest members participate at the invitation of the editor, and serve terms of one year. All other members of the editorial committee are appointed by the Annual Reviews board of directors and serve five-year terms. The editorial committee determines which topics should be included in each volume and solicits reviews from qualified authors.[9] Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted. Peer review of accepted manuscripts is undertaken by the editorial committee.[10]

List of editors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Journal Impact Factors". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 1. 1956. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.1.090606.100001.
  3. ^ a b "The Annual Review of Entomology". Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America (2): 1–2. 1955. doi:10.1093/besa/1.2.1.
  4. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 3. 1958. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.3.090606.100001.
  5. ^ a b "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 8. 1963. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.8.090606.100001.
  6. ^ Myers, Judy (1996). "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 41 (1): annurev.en.41.091206.100001. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.41.091206.100001. ISSN 0066-4170.
  7. ^ "Annual Review of Entomology". Annual Reviews. 16 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Annual Review ENTOMOLOGY". MIAR. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Editorial Principles and Policies". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Information for Unsolicited Authors and Reviewers". Annual Reviews. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 5. 1960. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.5.090606.100001.
  12. ^ a b "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 12. 1967. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.12.090706.100001.
  13. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 17. 1972. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.17.090706.100001.
  14. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 22. 1977. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.22.090806.100001.
  15. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 23. 1978. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.23.090806.100001.
  16. ^ "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 36 (1): annurev.en.36.091206.100001. 1991. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.36.091206.100001. ISSN 0066-4170.
  17. ^ a b Irwin, Michael E. (1997). "Preface by Michael E. Irwin". Annual Review of Entomology. 42 (1): annurev.en.42.010197.100001. doi:10.1146/annurev.en.42.010197.100001. ISSN 0066-4170.
  18. ^ Berenbaum, May R. (2018-01-07). "Preface: Valedictory from a Gadfly Grammarian". Annual Review of Entomology. 63 (1): v–ix. doi:10.1146/annurev-en-63-121917-100001. ISSN 0066-4170. PMID 29324041.
  19. ^ Harrison, Jon (2021). "Preface". Annual Review of Entomology. 66: v–vi. doi:10.1146/annurev-en-66-111120-100001. PMID 33417817.