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Journal of Apicultural Science

The Journal of Research Institute of Horticulture and Apicultural Research Association

2 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.722
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.944

CiteScore 2016: 0.84

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.414
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.616


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    The Journal of Apicultural Science is a scientific, English-language journal that publishes both original research articles and review papers covering all aspects of the life of bees (superfamily Apoidea) and broadly defined apiculture. The main subject areas include:

    • bee biology
    • bee genetics
    • bee breeding
    • pathology and toxicology
    • pollination and bee botany
    • bee products
    • management, technologies, and economy
    • solitary bees and bumblebees

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    The Journal of Apicultural Science has been published by the Research Institute of Horticulture and Apicultural Research Association twice a year in paper and online versions since 2001. The Journal is a continuation of the former scientific periodical "Pszczelnicze Zeszyty Naukowe," issued from 1957 to 2000. Archive issues of Pszczelnicze Zeszyty Naukowe and issues of the Journal of Apicultural Science published since 2001 to 2011 are available at the original Journal's website (www.jas.org.pl). The paper version is available at www.jas.org.pl (subscriptions). After acceptance, articles are given DOI numbers, assigned to successive volumes and issues, and published online by Versita (www.degruyter.com/view/j/jas), which has used the open access model since 2012. There are no page charges for publication.

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    manuscripts should be submitted via the Manuscript Editorial System at http://esjas.inhort.pl/jas/login/ by the corresponding author, who acts for all authors. To submit your manuscript, you need to register with the Editorial System of the Journal of Apicultural Science with your data including your email and selected password. Your account will be used for future reference. Please follow the instructions displayed on the screen after accessing the website.

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    Editorial Information

    Teresa Szczęsna

    Vice Editor-in-Chief
    Grzegorz Borsuk

    Section Editors
    Bee Biology:
    Adam Tofilski, Bożena Chuda-Mickiewicz
    Bee Genetics: Andrzej Oleksa, Aneta Strachecka
    Bee Breeding: Małgorzata Bieńkowska, Krzysztof Olszewski
    Pathology and Toxicology: Grażyna Topolska, Paweł Chorbiński
    Pollination and Bee Botany: Zbigniew Kołtowski, Marzena Masierowska
    Bee Products: Teresa Szczęsna, Sławomir Bakier
    Management, Technologies, and Economy: Jerzy Wilde, Krystyna Czekońska
    Solitary Bees and Bumblebees: Dariusz Teper, Tadeusz Pawlikowski

    Advisory Board
    Kaspar Bienefeld (Germany)
    Mieczysław Biliński (Poland)
    Paweł Chorbiński (Poland)
    Sarah Alexandra Corbet (England)
    Cecilia Costa (Italy)
    Maria da Graça Campos (Portugal)
    Dan Eisikowitch (Israel)
    Halit Vasfi Gençer (Turkey)
    Krzysztof Grzywnowicz (Poland)
    Ernesto Guzman (Canada)
    Fani Hatjina (Greece)
    Per Kryger (Denmark)
    Zbigniew Lipiński (Poland)
    Algirdas Skirkevičus (Lithuania)
    Andreas Thrasyvoulou (Greece)
    Werner von der Ohe (Germany)
    Zdzisław Wilkaniec (Poland)
    Michał Woyciechowski (Poland)
    Jerzy Woyke (Poland)
    Anna Wróblewska (Poland)
    Krystyna Żółtowska (Poland)

    Statistical Editor: Robert Maciorowski

    Language Editor: Jeffrey Taylor

    Technical Editors: Beata Panasiuk, Sławomir Machaj

    Research Institute of Horticulture,
    Apiculture Division,
    Kazimierska 2 Str.
    24-100 Puławy, POLAND.
    Phone: 48 81 886 42 08
    Fax: 48 81 886 42 09

    Beata Panasiuk,
    e-mail: jas@inhort.pl

    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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