About the Journal


African Entomology replaced the Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa in 1993. The journal became open access in January 2022 when it flipped from a subscription model to an open access model. Papers submitted since 25 August 2021 are being processed through the online submission system made available through the Khulisa Journals platform.  A continious publication approach is followed. 

Focus and Scope

African Entomology is an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original research, reviews, collections of articles on a common topic, discussions on topics of broad interest, and short communications on all aspects of entomology (including insects, arachnids, myriapods and nematodes), emphasising the advancement of entomology on the African continent. A broad range of topics in entomology are covered including, but not limited to: behaviour, biology, commercial uses, conservation, ecology, evolution, forensics, human and animal health, insect health, medical, molecular biology, systematics, pest management, physiology, and taxonomy. Submissions of work from other parts of the world will be considered if it is of strong relevance to entomology in Africa.


African Entomology is published continiously throughout the year. Accepted papers will be published immediately after copy-editing, layout-editing and proofing, and when all article processing fees have been paid in full.


The journal is published in English.



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Metrics & Impact

Publisher & Funder

Entomological Society of Southern Africa