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Research Project: Sustainable Management Strategies for Stored-Product Insects

Location: Stored Product Insect and Engineering Research

Title: The Journal of Stored-Products Research: The living history of stored product protection

item DRIES-ZHANG, LEI - Elsevier Press
item Arthur, Franklin
item DAGLISH, GREG - Queensland Government
item ATHANASSIOU, CHRISTOS - University Of Thessaly

Submitted to: International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants(IOBC) Nearctic Regional Section (NRS) Newsletter
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/15/2017
Publication Date: 2/19/2018
Citation: Dries-Zhang, L., Arthur, F.H., Daglish, G.J., Athanassiou, C.G. 2018. The Journal of Stored-Products Research: The living history of stored product protection. In: Trematerra, P., Trdan, S., editors. Proceeings of International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC)/West Palaeartic Regional Section (WPRS) Bulletin, July 2-5, 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 130:387.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This year, the Journal of Stored Products Research (JSPR) completes 52 years of history with publications of research papers. With approx. one hundred articles annually, the JSPR is an important scientific forum for stored product researchers throughout the globe. The aims and scope of JSPR are focused “durable” stored commodities, such as raw grains, oilseed crops pulses, dried fruits, spices, and other specialty crops. The journal also covers research on stored product insects in mills, warehouses, processing plants, retail stores, and other urban and sub-urban environments. This work presents the basic outlines of the evolution and history of stored products research as reflected through the papers that are published in JSPR. The majority of the papers that have been published in JSPR are focused on grains and their associated pests. Nevertheless, JSPR should not be considered as a purely entomological journal, as there are numerous papers that are not focused on insects, e.g. product quality, post-harvest engineering, spoilage etc. Since its first appearance during the ‘60s, the topic of the papers shifted remarkably. Hence, in the early issues a noticeable percentage of the papers that were published in JSPR focused on insect control, mostly with conventional insecticides, primarily in bulk stored grains. Gradually, and especially during the last 15-20 years, more papers were published outside of the grain bin environment. In recent years there has also been an increase on the number of papers on fungi and mycotoxins, as well as on post-harvest engineering. In addition, there is considerable increase in published papers from international authors, including those from countries where English is not the native language. Incorporation of new authors into the publishing process represents a challenge and also a new opportunity for the journal.