Apidologie is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the biology of insects belonging to the superfamily Apoidea (Michener, 1944), the term "biology" being used in the broader sense.

The main topics include: behavior, ecology, pollination, genetics, physiology, toxicology and pathology. Systematic research can also be submitted to the extent that it concerns the Apoidea. Also accepted are research papers on the rearing, exploitation and practical use of Apoidea and their products, as far as they make a clear contribution to the understanding of bee biology. Papers which are only of descriptive kind and of local interest are not accepted.

Preference will be given to studies that are hypothesis driven. Papers which are only of descriptive kind and of local interest are not accepted.

Apidologie is an official publication of the French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and Deutscher Imkerbund E.V. (D.I.B.)

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Managing Editor
  • Marianne Peiffer
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.828 (2019)
Impact factor
2.444 (2019)
Five year impact factor
96 days
Submission to first decision
225 days
Submission to acceptance
209,106 (2019)

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  • Partners

    Apidologie is the official journal of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and of the Deutscher Imkerbund e.V. (DIB)

  • COVID 19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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    Green Open Access

    The final Publisher Version of articles published in Apidologie will be made freely available under a .pdf format in an open archive after a period of embargo of 12 months. The whole archive of Apidologie is now available in the repository for scientific publication HAL.

    HAL (before 1970)

    Highlighted Special Issue 2016

    A new perspective on honey bee health

    Issue Editors: Marina D. Meixner, Yves le Conte

    For the past two decades, as major colony losses were repeatedly reported worldwide, honey bee health has been an issue of growing concern for beekeepers, scientists, and the general public.

    We are proud of our collaboration with the authors to compile this issue and gratefully thank all authors for their contributions. We hope the articles in this special issue will prove useful for the scientific and beekeeping community and will contribute to improving honey bee colony health worldwide.

    Read the special issue

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