Insectes Sociaux 


Members of the Australian Chapter of the IUSSI can receive the journal Insectes Sociaux for a reduced price.

Insectes Sociaux (IS), first published in 1952,  is the journal of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI). It covers the various aspects of the biology and evolution of social insects and other presocial arthropods; these include ecology, ethology, morphology, population genetics, reproduction, communication, sociobiology, caste differentiation and social parasitism. The journal publishes original research papers and reviews, as well as short communications. An international editorial board of 21 eminent specialists attests to the high quality of Insectes Sociaux, a forum for all scientists and readers interested in the study of social insects. 


Springer will directly handle all subscriptions to Insectes Sociaux and will check chapter membership with the secretary. Members who wish to subscribe to Insectes Sociaux should click here. Click on the the link on the bottom right "order this journal".

Insectes Sociaux, the journal of IUSSI, is looking for high-quality reviews. Writing reviews is an excellent way to consolidate ideas, to explore new thoughts, and to review current and relevant literature on a topic of your choice.


There's no limit to topic: it should be clearly delimited, directly related to social arthropods, carry implications of wider scientific interest, and be timely.

Review manuscripts are subject to the standard peer review process, so acceptance is not guaranteed, and manuscripts that mainly summarize published or unpublished data by the review's author(s) will not be considered. The maximum length of review articles is 10 printed pages (very roughly 65,000 characters including spaces). Authors also have the option to upload Supplementary online materials.

As a small token of our appreciation, the corresponding author will receive 200 Euros per accepted review article.

If you or someone in your lab is interested, the authors should send a short summary (1-2 paragraphs) that explains the intended topic, why the review would be timely, a brief indication of the structure, including a list of addressed topics, to Margaret Couvillon (