The International Journal of Tropical Insect Science is the official publication of the African Association of Insect Scientists and is the only journal devoted exclusively to the latest research in tropical and sub-tropical insect science. Each issue brings you original, peer-reviewed research findings on tropical insects and related arthropods, with special emphasis on their environmentally benign and sustainable management. The Journal's scope includes arthropod ecology and biodiversity, ethno-entomology, arthropod taxonomy, integrated pest and vector management, and environmental issues. The Journal publishes research papers, short communications and scientific notes. The Journal also includes reports of meetings and obituaries of prominent scientists, book reviews, and review and mini-review articles that are normally submitted at the invitation of the Editors.

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  • Saliou Niassy
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1.020 (2021)
Impact factor
1.157 (2021)
Five year impact factor
55 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
70,782 (2021)

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  • 24th Scientific Conference of the African Association of Insect Scientists

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