Special Issue on Advances in Insect Taxonomy and Evolution

Submission Deadline: Mar. 10, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Mkwawa University College of Education, University of Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Tanzania
    Guest Editors play a significant role in a special issue. They maintain the quality of published research and enhance the special issue’s impact. If you would like to be a Guest Editor or recommend a colleague as a Guest Editor of this special issue, please Click here to fulfill the Guest Editor application.
    • Claudio J Bidau
      Laboratorio de Genética Evolutiva, Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Posadas, Posadas, Argentina
    • Mouhssen Lahlou
      Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Rabat, Morocco
    • Rewaida Abdel-Hakim Abdel-Gaber
      Zoology Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
    • Eyyüp Mennan Yildirim
      Adnan Menderes University, Adnan, Turkey
    • Manoel Fernando Demétrio
      Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Dourados, Brazil
    • Anitha Byabato Philbert
      Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Introduction

    Insects are the most diverse group of organisms, meaning that the numbers of species of insects are more than any other group. They approximate 80 percent of the world's species. The number of insect species is believed to be between six and ten million and there are about 1.2 million species to be recorded by science. The number of species that scientists think are left to be discovered is around 8.7 million. These great numbers of insect species and individuals were created by a number of factors including their long geological history, the capability of flight, their small size that allows survival in many various habitats, their ability to store sperm for delayed fertilization, and their general adaptive abilities to the environment. Insects have remarkable fertility and reproductive abilities, which have usually led to the vast numbers of individuals in nature. For example, the East African termite queens have been recorded to lay an egg every two seconds, amounting to 43,000 eggs each day. The big number of descendants of one pair of this insect would occupy different niches with different environments with different challenges subject to adaptation or evolution. The existing knowledge gap on insects means an endless task of entomologists to sort and classify these unique animals for updating their taxonomic status. A special issue of the American Journal of Entomology will therefore help to publish articles with a special focus on advances in emerging information on taxonomy and evolution of insects for their updated classification.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Insect adaptation
    2. Insect biogeography
    3. Insect diversity
    4. Insect evolution
    5. Insect phylogeny
    6. Insect taxonomy
    7. Insect molecular differentiation

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajentomology.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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