BioControl is a peer-reviewed
Peer review
Peer review is a process of self-regulation by a profession or a process of evaluation involving qualified individuals within the relevant field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards, improve performance and provide credibility...

 scientific journal
Scientific journal
In academic publishing, a scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further the progress of science, usually by reporting new research. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past...

 published by Springer Science+Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media
- Selected publications :* Encyclopaedia of Mathematics* Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete * Graduate Texts in Mathematics * Grothendieck's Séminaire de géométrie algébrique...

 covering all aspects of basic and applied research in biological control
Biological pest control
Biological control of pests in agriculture is a method of controlling pests that relies on predation, parasitism, herbivory, or other natural mechanisms...

 of invertebrate
An invertebrate is an animal without a backbone. The group includes 97% of all animal species – all animals except those in the chordate subphylum Vertebrata .Invertebrates form a paraphyletic group...

, vertebrate
Vertebrates are animals that are members of the subphylum Vertebrata . Vertebrates are the largest group of chordates, with currently about 58,000 species described. Vertebrates include the jawless fishes, bony fishes, sharks and rays, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds...

, and weed
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 pests, and plant diseases. The journal was established in 1956 as Entomophaga and published by Lavoisier, before moving to Springer and obtaining its current name in 1998. BioControl is published bimonthly. From 1998 to 2006, Heikki Hokkannen was the editor-in-chief. The current editor-in-chief is Eric Wajnberg (INRA
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
The Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique is a French public research institute dedicated to scientific studies surrounding the problems of agriculture...

, France).

Abstracting and indexing

BioControl is currently abstracted and indexed in Academic OneFile
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AGRICOLA is a database created and maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture. The database serves as the catalog and index for the collections of the United States National Agricultural Library, but it also provides public access to information on agriculture and allied...

, Biological Abstracts
Biological Abstracts
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, BIOSIS Previews
BIOSIS Previews
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, CAB International
CAB International
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, Chemical Abstracts Service
Chemical Abstracts Service
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, Current Contents
Current Contents
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/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Elsevier BIOBASE - Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, EMBiology
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 Global Health
CAB Direct (database)
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, Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index
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, Scopus
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, Summon by Serial Solutions
Serials Solutions
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, and The Zoological Record
The Zoological Record
The Zoological Record is a print and electronic index of zoological literature that also serves as the unofficial register of scientific names in zoology....

. According to the Journal Citation Reports
Journal Citation Reports
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, the journal has a 2009 impact factor
Impact factor
The impact factor, often abbreviated IF, is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in science and social science journals. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed...

of 1.406.
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