• Official journal of the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
  • Editor-in-Chief: Eric Wajnberg, INRAE, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
  • Presents original basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases
  • Offers interdisciplinary papers with a global perspective on use of biological control in integrated pest management systems
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

BioControl, the official journal of the International Organization for Biological Control, presents original papers on basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases. Coverage includes biology and ecology of organisms used for biological control, and aspects of use including biological control agents for integrated pest management. Papers presenting only laboratory trials on non-target effects of pesticides on natural enemies are not considered but papers dealing with the corresponding effects on community dynamics of natural enemies are welcome.

Organisms covered include parasitoids, invertebrate and vertebrate predators of pest animals and plants, mites, plant and insect pathogens, nematodes, and weeds, including human and veterinary pathogens.

The journal publishes interdisciplinary papers with a global perspective on the use of biological control in integrated pest management systems, and related developments in molecular biology and biotechnology that have direct relevance.

BioControl also publishes forum papers and invited reviews and Letters to the Editor.

5-Year Impact Factor: 2.102

  • Official journal of the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
  • Editor-in-Chief: Eric Wajnberg, I.N.R.A., Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
  • Presents original basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases
  • Offers interdisciplinary papers with a global perspective on use of biological control in integrated pest management systems
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Eric Wajnberg
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.191 (2018)
Impact factor
2.303 (2018)
Five year impact factor
26 days
Submission to first decision
207 days
Submission to acceptance
130,982 (2019)
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1573-8248
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1386-6141
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