Biological Control

Biological Control - ISSN 1049-9644
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.157 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.075 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 2.012 (2015) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2015
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.205 (2015) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2014 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© Journal Citation Reports 2015, Published by Thomson Reuters
Volumes: Volumes 104-115
Issues: 12 issues
ISSN: 10499644

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Description

Biological control is an environmentally sound and effective means of reducing or mitigating pests and pest effects through the use of natural enemies. The aim of Biological Control is to promote this science and technology through publication of original research articles and reviews of research and theory. The journal devotes a section to reports on biotechnologies dealing with the elucidation and use of genes or gene products for the enhancement of biological control agents.

The journal encompasses biological control of viral, microbial, nematode, insect, mite, weed, and vertebrate pests in agriculture, aquatic, forest, natural resource, stored product, and urban environments. Biological control of arthropod pests of human and domestic animals is also included. Ecological, molecular, and biotechnological approaches to the understanding of biological control are welcome.

This multidisciplinary journal covers:

Entomology:

Parasitoids, predators, and pathogens and their use through importation, augmentation, and/or habitat management strategies

Plant Pathology:

Antagonism, competition, cross-protection, hyperparasitism, hypovirulence, and soil suppressiveness through naturally occurring and introduced agents

Nematology:

Predators, parasitoids, and pathogens in biological control through augmentation and/or habitat management strategies and suppressive soils through naturally occurring and introduced agents

Weed Science:

Vertebrates, invertebrates, and pathogens and their use through classical, augmentative, or bioherbicidal tactics

The following sections are included:

Molecular Technology:

Advances in the understanding of biological control agents and their mechanisms

Forum:

Theoretical and special topics Letters to the Editors-serving as an avenue for debate.