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Scope and policy

The Anais da SEB was created in 1972, by the Entomological Society of Brazil, with the purpose of publishing results of original research on the several specialties of entomology, like bionomics, systematics, morphology, physiology, behavior, ecology, biological control, crop protection and on acarology. Extensive reviews or articles concerning current issues in entomology presented in a thought-provoking form are published in the Forum Section, by invitation. Communications to the scientific community, like: new techniques, occurrence of new species our new interactions will be preferably published as Scientific Note.

Papers must be original, not submitted to other journal or previously published and represent significant contribution to entomological knowledge. Manuscripts can be written in English, Portuguese or Spanish; acceptance of other languages is at the discretion of the Editorial Board. The decision for publication is based on the recommendations of the Editorial Board and ad hoc reviewers.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

General Rules:

1. In the first front page write the full name and address of the author to whom correspondence is to be sent, in the upper right hand corner. Write the title of the paper in lower case letters (only the first letter of each word should be in upper case letters); scientific names should be in lower case italic letters. Use only the name of the classifying author of the insect and do not use the year. Include the order and family of the arthropods. Under the title, place the name(s) of the author(s) in small capital letters placing only the author's first name and last name in full. Under the authors' names, write the institution and full address of each author with numerical keys. In the second front page, write only the title of the paper.

2. If the paper is written in English, begin page 2 with the Resumo. First write the title of the work in Portuguese in lower case letters, with the initial letters in upper case. Write the word RESUMO underneath the title in upper case letters justified against the left margin followed by a hyphen, and continue with the text of the Resumo in a single paragraph. Leave a space and then write PALAVRAS-CHAVE in upper case letters. Use a maximum of five key words, different from those used in the paper title, separated by comas.

3. Begin page 3 with the word ABSTRACT in upper case letters justified against the left margin followed by a hyphen, and continue the text, in English, in a single paragraph. Do not repeat the paper title. At the end of the Abstract, leave a space and write KEY WORDS following the instructions given for the Resumo.

4. If the paper is written in Portuguese or Spanish, begin page 2 with the Abstract including the tittle in English and begin page 3 with the Resumo or Resumen, with no title. The complementary instructions in items 2 and 3 also apply.

5. From page 4 onwards, begin the Introduction without writing the word introduction. Follow with Material and Methods and Results and Discussion (these last two items may be written together or separately). The titles should be written in bold lower case letters, centralised, with the first letters of the words in upper case. Do not include the Conclusions item separately. The conclusions should be mentioned in the Results and Discussion. Next write the Acknowledgments, if there is any. Begin a new page to write the Literature Cited.

Note: Write the scientific names in full when they are mentioned for the first time in the Resumo, Abstract and Introduction. Use the abbreviated generic name in the rest of the paper.

6. References. Write the authors of the bibliographic references throughout the work in lower case letters followed by the year and then a comma (e.g. Martins 1986, Soares 1987, Garcia 1990, Rhode 1990) in chronological order and, in case of papers of the same year, use alphabetical order. In case of two authors use the & symbol [e.g. Robinson & Smith (1982)]. For more than two authors write et al. in italics [e.g. Almeida et al. (1981)]. In the item Literature Cited, quote the literature in alphabetical order using the author(s)'name(s) in bold lower case letters. The year of the reference should also be in bold. Quote on the number of the volume. Do not write the fascicle number. Use a comma to separate the names of the authors and do not use semicolon. Quote the first author by his last name and then place the initials of his name. For the second and further authors first write the initials of the name and then the last name in full. Use the & symbol before quoting the last author. Abbreviate the titles of the bibliographic sources, always beginning with upper case letters. The abbreviations follow the used by the American Society of Entomology.

Avoid quoting theses and do not quote summaries. See the following examples for quoting articles, books and book chapters.

Acioli, A. 1971. Nova praga de feijoeiro no Estado do Ceará Chalcodermus spp. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Biológico 37: 17.
Waquil, J.M., P.A. Viana, A.I. Lordello, I. Cruz & A.C. de Oliveira. 1982. Controle da lagarta do cartucho em milho com inseticidas químicos e biológicos. Pesq. Agropec. Bras. 17: 163-166.
Chapman, R.F. 1982. The insects structure and function. 3rd ed., Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 919p.
Dale, D. 1988. Plant-mediated effects of soil mineral stresses on insects, p. 35-110. In E.A. Heinrichs (ed.), Plant stress-insect interactions. New York, Wiley, 492p.

7. After the list of bibliographic references begin a new page with the tables. Place one table per page. Each table should be numbered with Arabic numbers, followed by a period. E.g.

Tabela 1. Parasitismo (%) de Eutrichopodopsis nitens em adultos de percevejo verde Nezara viridula coletados no distrito da Warta, Londrina, PR.

The foot notes should have a numerical key. Do not use letters or asterisks.

8. After the tables, begin a new page with the list of captions for the figures. Write the word Figure, with the first letter in upper case, followed by the figure number and a period. E.g.

Figura 3. Percentagem de lagartas de Anticarsia gemmatalis parasitadas por Euplectrus chapadae observadas em coletas semanais no campo em Ponta Grossa, PR.

Note. Abbreviate the references to the figures in the text. E. g.: Fig.1. Do not abbreviate the references to the tables. E. g.: Table 1. In the Tables and Figures use the Times New Roman font. When referring to mean values in the Tables and Figures, include the standard error of the mean and the n (number of observations), using one decimal point for the mean and two for the standard error. Abbreviate the scientific names in the captions. After the figure captions include the original figures (laser printed or on opaque white paper - maximum width 20 cm), one per page. Write in pencil in the upper right hand corner the number of the figure and the last name of the first author. Do the same on the copies of the figures which accompany the second and third copies of the paper. Avoid using photographs.

9. Scientific Communications. Include Abstract and Resumo, followed by the KEY WORDS or PALAVRAS-CHAVE. Do not divide the text in Introduction, Material and Methods, etc.


Manuscripts should be written on 21x29.7 cm pages, with a 2.5 cm wide left margin and 1.5 cm wide right margin, in double spacing. They can be sent printed on paper (three copies).

Send the papers in floppy disk only after the final revision, when requested. Use Word 6.0 or 7.0 for the text and preferably Excel for the graphics. Authors must be members of the SEB. A fee of U$10.00 will be charged per printed page. The authors will receive 50 reprints free.


The sending of manuscripts

Send manuscripts to:

Anais da SEB / Editor in Chief
Sueli Souza Martinez
Caixa postal 481 - CEP 86001-970
Londrina - PR - Brazil
Fone: +55 43 3376 2262
Fax: +55 43 3342 3987


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