Turk J Zool
E-ISSN: 1303-6114
ISSN: 1300-0179

Editor in Chief:

Prof. Dr. Mustafa YAMAN

Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University

Associate Editor in Chief

Prof. Dr. Mustafa DURAN

Pamukkale University

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Impact Factor (2020) 0.673
5-Year Impact Factor 0.784


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17 December 2020

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Turkish Journal of Zoology

Biological Control of Insect Pests

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Selcuk Hazır, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Aydin-Turkey (Email: shazir@adu.edu.tr )
  • Dr. David Shapiro-Ilan, SE Fruit and Tree Nut Research Unit, Byron, GA-USA (Email: David.Shapiro@usda.gov)


Agricultural and horticultural crops are attacked by a wide variety of insect pests resulting in severe economic losses. Insect pests cause crop damage through direct injury to plants as well as through the transmission of fungal, bacterial or viral diseases.

Humans have traditionally performed insect control in agriculture and forestry by using chemical insecticides. However, other methods exist such as cultural control, trapping and biological control. 

Although chemical insecticides can be highly effective, nearly all of them have the potential to significantly alter ecosystems, many are toxic to humans and/or other non-target organisms, and some become concentrated as they spread along the food chain.


Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plants diseases using other organisms. Biological control includes the use of predators, parasitoids, pathogens, and competitors or other natural mechanisms, and typically also involves an active human management role. Biocontrol can be an important component of integrated pest management (IPM) programs.

This special issue of Turkish Journal of Zoology will focus on the “Biological Control of Insect Pests”. For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Articles will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is June 2021, whereas the target date for the special issue to be available online is August 2021.

The Turkish Journal of Zoology is an international Open Access journal with  5-Year Impact Factor: 0.814. The Turkish Journal of Zoology is indexed or abstracted by a wide variety of sources such as Biological Abstracts (Online), BIOSIS Previews, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science, Zoological Record Online, etc.

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