Arthropod Management Tests Moves to Continuous Publication in January 2016

ESA’s journal Arthropod Management Tests (AMT) is moving to a system of continuous publication. Starting on Jan. 1, 2016, AMT papers will be published as they are accepted rather than once per year. This will significantly reduce the amount of time AMT authors wait for publication.

The change to continuous publication also means that papers will be accepted for review at any time throughout the year; authors no longer have to submit papers by Dec. 31 for the next year's volume of AMT. This is just the latest in a series of changes intended to make AMT more valuable to authors and readers alike.

In January 2015, AMT became a fully open-access journal and moved from the ESA website to the Highwire platform, with the support of ESA’s publishers at Oxford University Press. This change has significantly increased the visibility of AMT, with downloads of AMT papers increasing 15-fold in 2015 as compared to 2014 usage.