Annals of the Entomological Society of America



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Annals of the Entomological Society of America is published in January, March, May, July, September, and November.  Annals especially invites submission of manuscripts that integrate different areas of insect biology, and address issues that are likely to be of broad relevance to entomologists. Articles also report on basic aspects of the biology of arthropods, divided into categories by subject matter: systematics; ecology and population biology; arthropod biology; arthropods in relation to plant diseases; conservation biology and biodiversity; physiology, biochemistry, and toxicology; morphology, histology, and fine structure; genetics; and behavior.

Call for Papers in Integrative and Comparative Insect Biology
Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts that contribute to the development of trans-disciplinary theory that would be of interest to entomologists from different areas of specialization. Annals  also solicits collections of articles from groups of scientists who are able to present up-to-date review and current research in a field of common interest (for an example, please see the Special Feature in Vol. 104 number 6, 2011, pp. 1029–1148). Ideas for group submissions may be submitted directly to the Editor-in-Chief, Lawrence Hurd: All manuscripts are subject to peer review.  

In addition to research papers, Annals publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, and editor-solicited Review Articles. The same publication guidelines apply to all types of articles. For more detailed instructions concerning the preparation and submission of manuscripts, consult the ESA Style Guide. The Editor-in-Chief welcomes suggestions for review article topics and authors.

The journal has an Editor-in-Chief and Subject Editors who are volunteers from among the ESA membership. The Editor-in-Chief applies for the position and is appointed by the ESA Governing Board based on a recommendation from the journal's editorial board. Subject Editors are recommended by the Editor-in-Chief and approved by the journal's editorial board. The usual term for editors is five years with an option for renewal. Editors are responsible for the review and acceptance or rejection of manuscripts submitted for publication and can recommend changes in editorial style and policies.

See below for the journal's editors and editorial board.


Lawrence E. Hurd
Department of Biology
Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: (540) 458-8484

Subject Editors:

Michael B. Blackburn
USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

Carlos A. Blanco
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Hector Carcamo
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Michael S. Caterino
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA

Christopher Dietrich
Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL

Ashley P.G. Dowling
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Lee A. Dyer
University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV

Ann M. Fraser
Kalamazoo College

Charles S. Henry
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

David J. Horn
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Joshua R. King
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Gadi V.P. Reddy
Montana State University, Conrad, MT

Mark A. Sarvary
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Todd E. Shelly
USDA APHIS, Waimanalo, HI

Vonnie D. C. Shields
Towson, University, Towson, MD

Allan T. Showler
USDA-ARS Subtropical Agricultural Research Center, Weslaco, TX

Karen R. Sime
State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY

Allen L. Szalanski
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

David B. Taylor
USDA, ARS, Agroecosystem Management Research Unit, Lincoln, NE

Donald B. Thomas
USDA-ARS Subtropical Agricultural Research Center, Weslaco, TX

S. Nelson Thompson
University of California, Riverside, CA

Kelley J. Tilmon
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Editorial Board:

Please click here for the current Editorial Board of Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Managing Editor:

Lisa Junker
Entomological Society of America
3 Park Place, Suite 307
Annapolis, MD 21401-3722
Phone: 301-731-4535, ext. 3020
Fax: 301-731-4538