New Emphasis on Integrative and Comparative Insect Biology

Lanham, MD; November 28, 2012 – Annals of the Entomological Society of America recently announced a new emphasis on integrative and comparative insect biology, and is calling for authors' contributions.

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. We also solicit 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. Accepted papers for Special Features are eligible for waiver of page charges and free open access online.

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