Seventh International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science

Supporting publications

Journal of Insect Physiology
Journal of Insect Physiology

All aspects of insect physiology are published in this journal which will also accept papers on the physiology of other arthropods, if the referees consider the work to be of general interest. The coverage includes endocrinology (in relation to moulting, reproduction and metabolism), pheromones, neurobiology (cellular, integrative and developmental), physiological pharmacology, nutrition (food selection, digestion and absorption), homeostasis, excretion, reproduction and behaviour. Papers covering functional genomics and molecular approaches to physiological problems will also be included. Communications on structure and applied entomology can be published if the subject matter has an explicit bearing on the physiology of arthropods. Review articles are also welcomed.

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyInsect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

This international journal publishes original contributions and mini-reviews in the fields of insect biochemistry and insect molecular biology. Main interests areas are neurochemistry, hormone and pheromone biochemistry, enzymes and metabolism, hormone action and gene regulation, gene characterization
and structure, pharmacology, immunology and cell and tissue culture. Papers on the biochemistry and molecular biology of other groups of arthropods are published if of general interest to the readership. Technique papers will be considered for publication if they significantly advance the field of insect
biochemistry and molecular biology in the opinion of the Editors and Editorial Board.

Pesticide Biochemistry and PhysiologyPesticide Biochemistry and Physiology

Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology publishes original scientific articles pertaining to the mode of action of plant protection agents such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and similar compounds, including nonlethal pest control agents, biosynthesis of pheromones, hormones, and plant resistance agents. Manuscripts may include a biochemical, physiological, or molecular study for an understanding of comparative toxicology or selective toxicity of both target and nontarget organisms.


Research Areas Emphasized Include the Biochemistry and Physiology of:

  • Comparative toxicity
  • Mode of action
  • Pathophysiology
  • Plant growth regulators
  • Resistance
  • Other effects of pesticides on both parasites and hosts

Arthropod Structure & DevelopmentArthropod Structure & Development

Arthropod Structure & Development is a Journal of Arthropod Structural Biology, Development, and Functional Morphology. The journal will consider manuscripts that deal with micro- and neuroanatomy, development, biomechanics, organogenesis of the Arthropoda, and related subjects, covering also information on enigmatic groups such as the Tardigrada and Onychophora. The aim of the journal is to publish papers in the areas of functional and comparative anatomy and development, with an emphasis on the role of cellular organization in organ function. The journal will also publish papers on organogenisis, embryonic and postembryonic development, and organ or tissue regeneration and repair. Manuscripts dealing with comparative and evolutionary aspects of microanatomy and development are encouraged. Specifically, the following research areas will be covered:

  • Integument and effector organs (exoskeleton, muscles and glands).
  • Sensory structures, peripheral, autonomic and central nervous systems, and neuroendocrine systems.
  • Circulatory, respiratory, visceral, and excretory organs.
  • Reproductive systems, organogenesis and repair.
  • Pattern formation and development.
  • Comparative microanatomy and morphology of arthropods from the phylogenetic view.

A thorough but efficient peer-review system with the assistance of section and advisory editors of world-wide reputation will ensure that published papers will conform to high scientific standards. Review articles and article series on relevant topics will be invited at regular intervals and will be subject to peer-review. Particular emphasis will be given to high quality line and half-tone illustrations. Exceptional colour plates will be printed free of charge. Supplementary 3-D and motion figures and other electronic addenda can be submitted with the manuscript and published on the journal's website after acceptance.