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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Editorial policy

The journal publishes original articles of pure and applied research that have to do with Entomology. It is dedicated to the study of vectors of human and veterinary diseases, pests of cultivated plants of economic interest, paying special attention to geographic and climatological aspects that have to do with Entomology. Articles on history of Entomology including bibliographies of distinguished entomologists are also welcome. An aim is to distribute scientific information from and to researchers, professors, undergraduate and postgraduate students and all people interested in the field of Entomology. The Editorial board is composed of 33 effective professional members from different research and training institutes proficient in different areas of Entomology. Ad hoc reviewers are invited to analyze papers and give competent opinion every year. The articles are usually sent to two reviewers specialized in corresponding particular field. In case of discrepancy of opinions among the two, a third reviewer is invited to give his opinion. Assessing referees are free to have their names known by authors. The journal has quarterly periodicity but, in special cases, it may edit additional supplements. Fascicles are edited with 170 pages as a mean containing not less than 10 scientific articles.

 

Instructions for preparing manuscripts

The journal accepts articles written in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. The article should contain Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion (the last two chapters may come written together or separated) Acknowledgements (if convenient) and References. The titles of the above chapters should come written in small letters, bold and centralized. The manuscript should be typewritten using Microsoft Word Program, printed using Arial font size11, page A4, double-spaced, and one copy in 3 1/2HD floppy disk. The text of the paper, original plus two copies should come accompanied by respective annexes (Tables, figures, photographs, drawings with respective labels, etc.). The text should come normal, without restrictions in what diagraming or formatting concerns: manual tabulation without backspaces, nor automatic numeration of neither sections nor page brakes. The abstract (Resume) should be written in the original language, not exceeding 250 words, explaining the objectives, the techniques used, the main results and a conclusion in a single paragraph. In the next line include not more than 5 Key words that should be different than the ones contained in the title. When the paper is written in English, it should contain, after the title and authors, the Resume and in the following paragraph, the Abstract. If the article is written in Portuguese, Spanish or French, it should contain an Abstract in the beginning and, in the following paragraph the Resumo, Resume or Résumé, as the case may be. Within the contents of the paper, the specific names should be written in italic. Specific names, when cited in the text for the first time, should come accompanied by the name of the author and year of publication in small letters. Latin expressions in italic.

The material examined should be indicated in the text with information on the locality of collection in terms of latitude, longitude and altitude (whenever available); the map of the area studied may be convenient. The institution where the studied material is deposited should be written complete followed by the abbreviation (if available) and information of the respective registrars. Bibliographic references (do not quote congress abstracts, unpublished thesis and similar) should be quoted in the text by the last name of the author, in small letters, followed by the year of publication with brackets. In case of two authors, use the symbol &. For more than two authors, indicate the last name of the first author followed by the expression et al. The quotation of a series of papers should obey an ascendant chronological order and the publications should come separated by semicolon. In case of papers published in the same year, use alphabetic order. When the same author publishes several articles in the same year, they may be sequenced by the indication of small letters after the year. The References, last chapter, should be organized following an alphabetic and chronological order, according to the Brazilian Association for Technical Rules ABNT. However, after the name of the author(s), should come the year of publication, separated from the first by a comma. Every time an author is repeated in the References, it should be always cited. They should start keeping a displacement of 0.5 cm from the left Marge. Abbreviation of the names of journals should follow the instructions of International Abstract of Biological Sciences, indicating the volume, the first and last page of the article. Figures (maps, graphs, photographs, drawings, etc.) should come numerated with Arabic algorithms in sequence from left to right from up to down, and should be dimensioned according to the page of the journal in portrait (12.5 x 17.5 cm) or in landscape (17.5 x 12.5 cm). The illustrations should come with the appropriate indication of their positioning, with arrows, on the back face of the figure, showing the direction. Original forms of the photographs, images and drawings are necessary so that good quality for impression could be guaranteed. Scanned photographs should come with 300 dpi resolution and being reproducible in tiff format. Color illustrations should be previously negotiated with the Editor and the cost rune to the charge of the authors. Tables should come numerated with sequential roman algorisms and should be prepared keeping the dimensions indicated for the figures. Figures and Tables should be self-explanatory. The legends should come in bold, printed in separated paper and should contain what is strictly necessary for comprehension. The letters with explanations of the details of figures and tables should come below the legend in Arial font size 9. The quotations of the figures and tables in the text should be written between brackets {Ex.:(Fig.1; Tab. ({I)}. Research note should include Abstract and Key words, Acknowledgements (when justified) and References. Not to divide the text into Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion.

 

Remittance of manuscripts

Scientific articles should be addressed to the Editor of the Journal, Dr. José Jurberg - Dr. José Jurberg - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz- Departamento de Entomologia - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz - Cx. Postal 926 - Av. Brasil 4365 - 21045-900 Manguinhos - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil, in registered mail, containing an introducing letter of the work assigned by all authors, where they compromise themselves not to send the same paper, simultaneously, to other journals. Original typewritten manuscript plus two copies are required, including a copy in 3 1\2 HD floppy disk.

 

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