Aims and scope

The Journal of Insect Conservation is an international journal devoted to the publication of articles concerned with the conservation of insects and related invertebrates. The Journal of Insect Conservation publishes papers on all aspects of conservation and biodiversity related to the insects and closely related groups such as Arachnids and Myriapods, including ecological work which has conservation implications. Research papers may address the subject at the community, population or species level, may cover aspects of behaviour, taxonomy or genetics, be theoretical or practical, and be local or global in nature. Review articles are welcome as well as points of view which are likely to stimulate debate. From time to time the journal will publish Special Issues on specific subject areas which are the focus of current research. Proposals for such issues are welcome.

A particular aim of the journal is to bridge the gap between scientific research and practical conservation. To this end the journal will publish Practical Conservation papers which address the problems of practical conservation management and/or suggest practical conservation strategies. Contributions from all sectors of the conservation community are encouraged. We particularly encourage contributions of any of the above from countries where insect conservation is least developed or on taxa which have received little attention.

The journal is produced in association with Butterfly Conservation Europe, a wildlife charity dedicated to the conservation of lepidoptera and their habitats which was closely involved in developing the concept of the journal. Further information on the Society and its work can be obtained from Butterfly Conservation Europe: (e-mail: