Call for Papers: Research Advances in Spotted-Wing Drosophila Management

The Journal of Economic Entomology invites you to submit a proposal for an article on management of spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. Articles will be published in a special collection on research advances in management of the pest.

Proposals are due June 7, 2021, and should be sent to Proposals should include a planned title, author list, abstract, and cover letter describing the significance of the proposed paper.

Drosophila suzukii invaded the continental United States in 2008. Since then, D. suzukii has become a key pest of small fruit crops, including raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries in the United States and worldwide.

This collection will serve as a key reference point for entomologists across many institutions (e.g., academia, government, and industry) on important advances in D. suzukii pest management. The articles in this collection will also provide scientists information on potential research gaps that will help guide future research directions on this important pest. The goal is to preserve and catalog articles on various aspects of D. suzukii pest management, i.e., monitoring, cultural control, chemical control, behavioral control, and biological control, that will be shared among entomologists.

Key dates:

  • June 7, 2021: Manuscript proposals due to
  • October 4, 2021: Deadline for full papers to be submitted
  • Early 2022: Special collection publishes

Feature editors:

  • Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Rutgers University, JEE editorial board member & subject editor
  • Jana Lee, USDA-ARS, JEE subject editor
  • Frank Zalom, University of California-Davis, JEE editor-in-chief