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What’s New with Advances in Insect Physiology?

By: , Posted on: February 28, 2014

Advances in Insect PhysiologyFirst published in 1963, Advances in Insect Physiology is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect biochemists and its volumes contain important, comprehensive and in-depth reviews on all aspects of insect physiology.

In 2015 Professor Russell Jurenka will be taking the reigns as Serial Editor when, after a decade, Dr Stephen Simpson and Professor Jerome Casas retire to pass on the editorship to a leader. Both Editors have worked tremendously hard and during their editorship have doubled the number of volumes published and on behalf of Elsevier I would like to thank them for all their hard work.

Professor JurenkaProfessor Jurenka joins us from Iowa State University where he is Professor of Professor of Entomology. During the 20 years he has been at Iowa State University he has focused his research on physiological and biochemical mode of action of peptide hormones as well as lipid metabolism especially the characterization of enzymes involved in sex pheromone biosynthetic pathways and the biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids and prostaglandins in various insects and. During his career Professor Jurenka has published many excellent journal and book articles and serves on the Editorial Board of the Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, Journal of Insect Science and Psyche: A Journal of Entomology and will bring a wealth of experience and new ideas to the Advances in Insect Physiology.

Advances in Insect Physiology publishes two volumes per year and has an impressive Impact Factor of 5, placing it 2nd in the highly competitive category of Entomology. You can check out recent volumes of Advances in Insect Physiology on ScienceDirect.

Curious to take a look inside Advances in Insect Physiology? Here’s an excerpt from one of the most downloaded articles – Insect Colours and Visual Appearance in the Eyes of Their Predators – from volume 38.

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