Journal of Integrated Pest Management


Online Edition

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Editors and Staff


Purpose and Scope of Journal
Journal of Integrated Pest Management is an open-access, peer-reviewed, extension journal covering the field of integrated pest management. The Editors-in-Chief are Dr. Marlin E. Rice of Pioneer Hi-Bred International (formerly with Iowa State University) and Dr. Kevin L. Steffey of Dow Agrosciences (formerly with the University of Illinois).

The journal is multi-disciplinary in scope, publishing articles in all pest management disciplines, including entomology, nematology, plant pathology, weed science, and other subject areas. The editors request submissions of original, extension-type articles about any aspect of pest management in the broadest sense, including, but not limited to, management of pests that affect row crops, forage and grasslands, horticultural crops, forests, urban landscapes, structures, schools, households, livestock and pets, and human health. Articles should be written for one of the four following categories:

1) Profiles: These are biology and ecology profiles for insects pests such as, for example, soybean aphids, emerald ash borers, bed bugs, and others. Profiles will include an insect’s scientific name, description of stages, biology, life history, host plants, potential for economic damage, sampling or scouting procedures, and management and control options. To see an example of a Profiles article, click here.

2) Issues: These articles will focus on emerging integrated pest management issues such as "Transgenic Bt Cotton and Insect Management" or "Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Commercial Buildings." Articles will include information on the issue’s relevance, why the issue developed, balanced perspectives on the issue, and possible solutions. To see an example of an Issues article, click here.

3) Recommendations: These articles will contain consensus-based, pest management recommendations on topics such as "Management of Cattle Ticks in the Southwestern U.S." or "Management of the Asian Longhorned Beetle in New England Urban Environments." Recommendations will be based upon the principles of integrated pest management and supported by published research and validation data when available. To see an example of a Recommendations article, click here.

4) Case studies: These articles document and explain the implementation and results of a specific IPM program. To see an example of a Case Studies article, click here.

Intended Readership
The intended readership for the journal is any professional who is engaged in any aspect of integrated pest management, including, but not limited to, crop producers, individuals working in crop protection, retailers, manufacturers and suppliers of pest management products, educators, and pest control operators.

Call for Papers
Journal of Integrated Pest Management is accepting manuscripts for review. Refer to the JIPM instructions for authors for information on submitting a manuscript. Publication fees are listed below. All submissions must be made online using the JIPM ScholarOne website at

Click here for an invitation to publish in JIPM.

Access Policies
Journal of Integrated Pest Management is an open access, online-only journal, freely available to anyone. The journal is published continously throughout the year, with articles posted online as soon as they have been copy edited and proofed by the author.

Publication Fees
To provide open access, Journal of Integrated Pest Management uses a business model in which our expenses—including those of peer review, journal production, and online hosting and archiving—are recovered by charging an article publication fee. This fee is $500 for ESA members and $700 for nonmembers.

Please click here for the journal's editors and editorial board.

ESA Staff Contact:

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