About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Biological Control (JBC) is published by the Society for Biological Control Advancement (SBA), head quartered at ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India since 1987. JBC is devoted exclusively to the science of biological control and publishes original research articles covering basic and applied aspects of biological control of pests (insect pests, mites, pathogens, vertebrates and weeds) of crop plants and animals of agricultural importance. The scope of journal is also widened to include botanicals that complement biological control in integrated pest management (IPM). Besides research articles, reviews on latest and specific topics related to biological control are also published. Interesting findings, new records etc. which cannot fit as full length articles will be published as short notes. The journal is published at quarterly interval and there are four issues in every volume. The journal has global reach and is truly international as it receives articles from abroad too.

All submitted articles are peer reviewed and Journal follows the double blind review system.

The editorial board of JBC comprises of a Chief Editor, supported by Associate Editors and an Editorial Advisory Board comprising eminent scientists and scholars of repute.

The journal is widely abstracted in Review of Agricultural Entomology (RAE), SCOPUS, Biocontrol News and Information, CABPest CD. The Journal is indexed in NAAS, UGC Mandate, Index Copernicus, Scopus, etc. The society receives matching grant from ICAR towards the cost of publication for the Journal of Biological Control.

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Open Access Policy

This journal 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.