Volunteer Opportunities with ESA Publications
ESA's peer-reviewed publications would not be possible without the support of our dedicated peer reviewers. Peer reviewers provide feedback to our editors and authors on a paper's writing quality as well as the data and experimental design reported. Each paper published by one of ESA's peer-reviewed journals has been reviewed by at least two peer reviewers.
ESA's editors strive to pair reviewers with papers in their areas of interest and expertise. If you have not served as a peer reviewer and would like to, sign up by creating an account in ESA's online manuscript submission system, ScholarOne, and indicating your preferences in terms of subject matter and organisms studied. Links to each journal's ScholarOne site are provided below:
- Annals of the ESA
- Environmental Entomology
- Insect Systematics and Diversity
- Journal of Economic Entomology
- Journal of Insect Science
- Journal of Integrated Pest Management
- Journal of Medical Entomology
Each ESA publication is led by an editor-in-chief, an internationally recognized scientist whose reputation brings prestige and visibility to the publication they oversee. Some ESA journals are led by co-editors-in-chief, who share responsibility for and leadership of their journal. The editors-in-chief conduct initial reviews of new manuscripts and withdraw or reject papers that are not appropriate for full peer review. They also recruit knowledgeable, committed entomologists to serve as subject editors for their publications.
Subject editors manage the peer review process and make final decisions on manuscripts. Because subject editors are responsible for the timeliness and fairness of the review process and their decision letters directly influence authors’ manuscripts, their work is extremely important to the reputation of ESA’s publications. Subject editors also attend and participate in the annual meetings of their editorial boards and provide feedback throughout the year to their editors-in-chief.
If you are interested in serving as a subject editor, please contact ESA at firstname.lastname@example.org and staff will be happy to assist you. ESA issues a call for applications when an editor-in-chief position is available.
The Publications Council sets strategic goals and metrics for the publications enterprise and provides financial and strategic oversight for individual publications and the enterprise as a whole. The Council includes the Vice President-Elect and Vice President of the Society, one representative elected from each ESA Section, and five at-large members appointed by the ESA president. The at-large appointments are made with broad representation in mind, particularly in terms of Section, geographic, and career-stage representation. Section representatives and at-large members of the Publications Council serve four-year terms; the Vice President of the Society serves as Publications Council chair.
Please click here for current Publications Council roster via ESA's committee directory (available to ESA members only).
Each ESA publication is overseen by an editorial board, whose members are elected from among the subject editors of the journal (with the exception of Thomas Say books, which does not have subject editors and has an editorial board made up of representatives from each ESA Section). Editorial boards focus on the operational excellence of the journal they serve, supporting the editor-in-chief in accomplishing the journal’s goals and identifying and considering opportunities to improve publication quality, editorial efficiency, and author experience. Editorial board members serve three-year terms; the editorial board is chaired by the journal’s editor(s)-in-chief.
For current rosters and terms of office for the editorial boards, please select from the following list:
Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Arthropod Management Tests
Insect Systematics and Diversity
Journal of Economic Entomology
Journal of Insect Science
Roster via ESA's Committee Directory (available to ESA members only)
Journal of Integrated Pest Management
Journal of Medical Entomology
Thomas Say Publications