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Journal of Apicultural Science

The Journal of Research Institute of Horticulture and Apicultural Research Association

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 Sciendo (content.sciendo.com/view/journals/jas), which has used the open access model since 2012. There are no page charges for publication.

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Journal of Apicultural Science is covered by the following services:

  • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
  • AGRO
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  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • FSTA - Food Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Biological Abstracts
  • Web of Science - BIOSIS Previews
  • Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Web of Science - Zoological Record
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Volume 64 (2020): Issue 1 (Jun 2020)

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Manuscript Editorial System at 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.

Open Access License

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY 4.0 license.

Zbigniew Kołtowski

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: Sławomir Bakier, Ewa Waś
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

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