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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or PDF document file format.
  • We fight plagiarism: please understand that your article will be checked with available tools for discovering plagiarism.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Please indicate at least 2-3 valuable reviewers for your paper (name, e-mail address and complete affiliation/institution).

Author Guidelines

To submit a new paper to our journal:

  1. Register as an Author; we encourage you to register also as a Reader and a Reviewer at the same time;
  2. Download and follow the Guidelines for Authors;
  3. Read our Editorial Policies and our Competing Interest policies.

To submit a revised version:

  1. Log in;
  2. Click on your role as Author;
  3. Click on IN REVIEW: REVISIONS REQUIRED or RESUBMIT FOR REVIEW on the page displayed (under the heading ‘Status’, near the manuscript title);
  4. Under the heading EDITOR DECISION, upload your revised paper as AUTHOR VERSION using Browse and Upload buttons;
  5. Use the NOTIFY EDITOR e-mail button to inform the Editors that the revised version has been submitted.

Guidelines for Authors

Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are strongly recommended to have their manuscript checked by a language editing service, or by an English mother-tongue colleague prior to submission.
Manuscripts should be saved and submitted as a single WORD file containing the full text, references, tables and figures. In case of acceptance, original text and figures must be provided for publication.

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Original Articles: should normally be divided into an abstract, introduction, design and methods, results, discussion and references. The abstract should contain a maximum of 400 words. A maximum of 20 authors is permitted, and additional authors should be listed in an ad hoc appendix.
Review Articles: no particular format is required for these articles. However, they should have an informative, unstructured abstract of about 250 words. Reviews may also include meta-analyses, guidelines and consensus papers by scientific societies or working groups. These studies must be conducted following proper, widely accepted ad hoc procedures.
Short Communications: are articles with a simple layout and containing limited data (no more than two figures or tables) and a small number of citations (not more than 25). They should be limited to 2,000 words of text (figure captions, table headings and reference lists are additional to this limit).
Letters to the editor: should be from 250 to 1,000 words in length. Authors of letters to the editor should provide a short title for their letter.

Registration of new names or other nomenclatural acts in ZooBank (compulsory)

To comply with the 2012 Amendment to the International Code on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN), by which new rules have been fixed to ensure valid publication of new names and other nomenclatural act in online-only journals, the Authors must provide on their manuscript the LSID registration number provided by ZooBank.
As soon as your paper is accepted for publication in JEAR, please do the following:

1. Go to http://zoobank.org/ If you are not yet registered with ZooBank, please do that now, simply providing username and password;
2. Now proceed to register the publication in its current status (accepted but not yet published) through the web mask for “New Registration”;
3. Please send to JEAR the LSID provided by ZooBank as unique identifier of your work and the registration date. The journal needs it to complete your paper with a sentence, now compulsorily required by ICZN, stating that your work has been registered with ZooBank;
4. After the online publication, please be so kind and update the record of your paper in ZooBank, by adding the publication date.

If you have any problem with registration in ZooBank, please contact us.

Manuscript Format

Each manuscript should be typewritten and double spaced throughout, and be divided into: Title of the paper; Initials of the name and full surname of author(s); Journal Section (choose between: Entomology, Stored Product Pests, Insect Ecology, or Acarology); Key words (not more than seven); Abstract; Text; Acknowledgments; References; Full name and address of the institution(s) where the work was done; complete address (phone and fax numbers, E-mail address) of the author(s); Tables; Figure legends.
must be analytically informative. The Text should normally be subdivided into: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion.
In the Introduction, which should be concise, the purpose of the research must be clearly explained.
Materials and Methods
should report all information useful for repetition of the experiments. Generic and specific names should be typed in italics. Units of measurements should be those recommended by the International Committee for the Standardization of Units of Measurements, please check this site (http://www.bipm.org/en/si/si_brochure) for Uniform Requirements.
Results should include the presentation of all experimental data. The description of the original observations must be concise, avoiding the use of both tables and graphs to illustrate the same results. An adequate statistical analysis of quantitative data should be provided. General considerations and conclusions should be reported in the Discussion only.
Acknowledgements will be placed at the end of the text.

Scientific names: common names of organisms should always be accompanied, when first cited, by their complete scientific name in italics (genus, species, attribution and, if appropriate, cultivar).
All papers must conform to the Internat. Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ed. IV, 1999). When first mentioned a plant or animal should include the full scientific name and the author of the zoological name unabbreviated, except for Linnaeus (L.) and Fabricius (F.).


References must be based on the name and year system, and conform to the following styles:

1. Articles in serials or monographs: ENGLISH L.L., SNETSINGER R., 1957 - The biology and control of Eotetranychus multidigituli (Ewing) a spider mite of honey locust. - J. Econ. Entomol. 50: 784-788.

2. Monographs: EMDEN VAN F., HENNIG W., 1970 - Diptera. In: TUXEN S.L., Taxonomists's glossary of genitalia in Insects. II ed. - Munksgaard, Copenhagen: 130-141.

3. Books: KOSZTARAB M., KOZÁR F., 1988 - Scale Insects of Central Europe. - Akademiai Kiado, Budapest: 456 pp.

Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the ISI Journal Abbreviation Index, available at: http://library.caltech.edu/reference/abbreviations/

Please list papers by more than two authors, but with the same first author, by year sequence and alphabetically within each year.

Citation of authors in the text should appear in the form: (Polaszek, 1996). Authors should be cited in chronological order as: (Blackman et al., 1994; Roberts & Kumar, 1995).

Tables and Figures

The legends of Tables and Figures should be informative and concise without duplicating information presented within the body of the text. Remarks such as see comments in the text must be avoided. For Geographical names see the Times World Atlases (http://www.timesatlas.com/Pages/default.aspx).


Symbols and abbreviations used in figures can be defined in the figure caption or note or within the figure itself. Please avoid the use of bold face or greater size for the characters. Please remember that in order to promote good management of the space available images must take up the least space possible without compromising clarity.

Figures and graphs must be submitted as .tif or .jpg files, with the following digital resolution:

1. Color (saved as CMYK): minimum 300 dpi;

2. Black and white/grays: minimum 600 dpi;

Lettering of figures must be clearly labelled. Several figures should be grouped into a plate. Micrographs contained in the same figure should be marked with letters. There is no additional cost for publishing colour figures.

Peer review policy

All manuscripts submitted to our journal are critically assessed by external and/or in-house experts in accordance with the principles of peer review (http://www.icmje.org/#peer), which is fundamental to the scientific publication process and the dissemination of sound science. Each paper is first assigned by the Editors to an appropriate Associate Editor who has knowledge of the field discussed in the manuscript. The first step of manuscript selection takes place entirely in-house and has two major objectives: i) to establish the article’s appropriateness for our journals’ readership; ii) to define the manuscript’s priority ranking relative to other manuscripts under consideration, since the number of papers that the journal receives is much greater than it can publish. If a manuscript does not receive a sufficiently high priority score to warrant publication, the editors will proceed to a quick rejection. The remaining articles are reviewed by at least two different external referees (second step or classical peer review).

Authorship: All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship according to the CSE' criteria (http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm? pageid=3355) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and to (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and on (c) final approval of the version to be published. These three conditions must all be met. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Any part of an article critical to its main conclusions must be the responsibility of at least one author. Authors should provide a brief description of their individual contributions.

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