Elsevier Announces Launch of New Journal: Current Opinion in Insect Science

July 14, 2014

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

First published articles now available for free online on ScienceDirect

How does oxygen control insect body size? What influence does genetics have on
insects’ social structure? Articles published in the first issue of Current Opinion in
Insect Science
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/current-opinion-in-insect-science/recent-articles ] -
launched today – aims to answer these and more questions.

Current Opinion in Insect Science is the latest title in Elsevier’s Current Opinion
[http://www.current-opinion.com/default.aspx ] journal series. It is a review journal that
aims to provide specialists with a unique platform to keep up-to-date with the expanding
volume of information published in the field of insect science. First articles published
are now available for free on ScienceDirect
[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/22145745 ].

Professor David Denlinger (Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA) and Dr. Jeff
Harvey (Netherlands Institute of Ecology) lead the editorial board.

“Initially I was reluctant to launch a new journal as there are so many out there
already,” said Denlinger. “I soon realized the unique niche defined by Elsevier’s Current
Opinion series however. This addition to the series offers an exciting way to keep the
growing community of insect scientists up to date on diverse hot topics affecting our

“Following the success of the Molecular Insect Science conference held in Amsterdam in
2011, we started to develop the idea of a new Current Opinion title that could encompass
the expanding amount of research in the insect science discipline,” said Dale Seaton,
Executive Publisher Biological Sciences at Elsevier. “With David and Jeff’s leadership we
have assembled a series of topical reviews from the world’s leading scientists that will
provide essential reading updates for the insect research community.”

The first issue of Current Opinion in Insect Science is available for free on
ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/22145745 ]

For more information about Current Opinion in Insect Science, or to submit an article,
go to: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cois

About the editors

David Denlinger is a Distinguished University Professor at the Ohio State University.
He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and has co-edited several books. He
was the co-editor of the Journal of Insect Physiology. Denlinger’s recent research has
focused on molecular and physiological mechanisms regulating insect diapause and cold

Jeff Harvey is a senior scientist at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology and former
Associate Editor of Nature. Harvey’s research focuses on life history strategies in
parasitoids and hyperparasitoids, plantherbivore-parasitoid interactions and community
ecology; science and advocacy.

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