Journal of Medical Entomology


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Journal of Medical Entomology is published bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The journal publishes reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance.

The journal is divided into the following sections: Morphology, Systematics, Evolution; Sampling, Distribution, Dispersal; Development, Life History; Population and Community Ecology; Behavior, Chemical Ecology; Population Biology/Genetics; Molecular Biology/Genomics; Neurobiology, Physiology, Biochemistry; Vector Control, Pest Management, Resistance, Repellents; Arthropod/Host Interaction, Immunity; Vector/Pathogen/Host Interaction, Transmission; Vector-Borne Diseases, Surveillance, Prevention; Direct Injury, Myiasis, Forensics; Modeling/GIS, Risk Assessment, Economic Impact. In addition to full-length research articles, the journal publishes Reviews, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Letters to the Editor.

Short Communications should be prepared similarly to articles; however, the "Materials and Methods" and "Discussion" should be briefer. Total length should be 2,000 words or less.

Rapid Communications should address late-breaking news and extremely time-sensitive material. Submissions are limited to 2,000 words and are assessed higher editorial review charges to cover costs for rapid review and typesetting. Click here for additional information and criteria for submitting a Rapid Communication.

The journal has an Editor-in-Chief and Subject Editors who are volunteers from among the ESA membership. The Editor-in-Chief applies for the position and is appointed by the ESA Governing Board based on a recommendation from the journal's editorial board. Subject Editors are recommended by the Editor-in-Chief and approved by the journal's editorial board. The usual term for editors is five years with an option for renewal. Editors are responsible for the review and acceptance or rejection of manuscripts submitted for publication and can recommend changes in editorial style and policies.

See below for the journal's editors and editorial board.


William K. Reisen
Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

Subject Editors:

Theodore G. Andreadis
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT

Roberto Barrera
CDC, San Juan, PR

Lyric C. Bartholomay
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Brenda T. Beerntsen
University of Missouri-Columbia

Jason H. Byrd
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Jonathan F. Day
University of Florida, Vero Beach, FL

Maria A. Diuk-Wasser
Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT

Lane D. Foil
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Howard S. Ginsberg
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Kingston, RI

Jeremy S. Gray
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Ricardo E. Gürtler
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Richard N. Johnson
USDA-APHIS, Riverdale, MD

Phillip E. Kaufman
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Uriel Kitron
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Shirley Luckhart
University of California Davis

Timothy J. Lysyk
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Center, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Roger D. Moon
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Douglas E. Norris
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Scott A. Ritchie
Queensland Health, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Harry M. Savage
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO

Richard C. Wilkerson
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Suitland, MD

Guiyun Yan
University of California, Irvine, CA 

Note: All of the editors are serving in their personal capacity. The views expressed are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the organization they are affiliated with.

Editorial Board:

Please click here for the current Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Entomology.

Managing Editor:

Lisa Junker
Entomological Society of America
3 Park Place, Suite 307
Annapolis, MD 21401-3722
Phone: 301-731-4535, ext. 3020
Fax: 301-731-4538

USDA/APHIS, Riverdale, MD