Advances in Insect Physiology publishes eclectic volumes containing important, comprehensive and in-depth reviews on all aspects of insect physiology. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect biochemists. First published in 1963, the serial is now edited by Steve Simpson (Oxford University, UK). In 2002, the Institute for Scientific Information released figures showing that Advances in Insect Physiology has an Impact Factor of 3, placing it 2nd in the highly competitive category of Entomology. Volume 31 contains four timely reviews, including an important contribution on insect neurobiology.