About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of the Entomological Society of BC is an open-access journal. Manuscripts dealing with all facets of the study of arthropods will be considered for publication. Submissions may be from regions beyond British Columbia and the surrounding jurisdictions provided that content is applicable or of interest to a regional audience. Review and forum articles are encouraged.

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will be delegated by the editor-in-chief to an editorial board member who will request the expertise of at least two anonymous reviewers. Following the advice in the assessments from the reviewers, a decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be made by the handling editor in conjunction with the editor-in-chief. In the event of a disagreement between reviewers, the article will be sent out for a third anonymous, independent review. The ultimate decision of the editors will be final.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia is published once per year in December and articles are also published online as they are accepted and processed.

Open Access Policy

The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

About the JESBC

The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia is an open access journal that has been published continuously for over one-hundred years. We publish peer reviewed scientific research, review articles, and forum pieces on entomological topics of regional interest.

For more information about the Entomological Society of British Columbia, including our historical archive and the society's newsletter, Boreus, please click here.

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Journal History

The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia (JESBC) has been published continously since 1906. The journal has become one of Canada's foremost regional entomological journals. In 2011 the JESBC officially became an open access journal. More information about our journal and access to our historical collection can be found here.