ISSN 0085-5626 print version
ISSN 1806-9665 online version



Scope and policy

The Revista Brasileira de Entomologia (RBE) edited on behalf of the Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia (SBE), publishes original peer-reviewed papers in Entomology, focusing on systematics, diversity, and evolution of insects. The RBE also maintains sections for short communications, book reviews, and announcements of general interest. Points of view or reviews may be published by invitation of the Editorial Board. Current editorial policies give priority to papers with innovative approach and represents a more solid contribution to knowledge of focused groups, including a more detailed discussion of thematic field, under a comparative approach.

Publication fees for manuscripts received after January 1, 2017 will be charged according the nationality of corresponding authors and based on their affiliation to Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia (SBE). For Brazilian authors, there is publication fee of R$ 100 per published page, when the corresponding authors is a member of the SBE. Foreign authors pay a fee of US$ 70 per published page if the corresponding author is a member of the SBE. If the corresponding author is not a member of the SBE, the fee is R$ 200 per published page for Brazilian authors and if foreign, then US$ 140 per page. The online edition ( or is open access.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be in English, preferably proofread by a native English speaker. Manuscript length should not exceed 80 pages, including figures. In the case of longer manuscripts, authors should consult the Editorial Board previous to submission.

Manuscripts should be edited in Microsoft Word®, on A4 size paper, double spaced, and using Times New Roman font size12; the right margin should not justified and the pages should be numbered consecutively. The font Times New Roman should also be used for labeling figures and graphs. Only graphs and tables should be incorporated to the text file, at the end.

The main document should have a title page containing the title and name(s) of author(s) followed by number(s) for remission to the footnote. The footnote should contain the complete address(es) of the author(s), including e-mail, and other pertinent information, if necessary. Words entirely in upper case should not be employed, except as indicated below. Author affiliations should be presented in decreasing hierarchical order (e.g. Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA) and should be written as established in its own language (e.g. Université Paris-Sorbonne; Harvard University, Universidade de São Paulo). The ABSTRACT should have a maximum of 250 words, presented as one paragraph; KEYWORDS must be organized alphabetically and at most five keywords. Words already included in the title should not be used as keywords.

Scientific names should be followed by author and date of publication at the first mention of these taxa in the manuscript. Genus- and species-group names must be written using italics. Any other markings or signs as to emphasize or call attention should not be used. The Editorial Board will decide on how to proceed for particular cases in manuscripts of subject areas other than Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography.

Text: All citations in the text should refer to: 1. Single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication; 2. Two authors: both authors’ names and the year of publication; 3. Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. Examples: “as demonstrated (Allan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1999). Kramer et al. (2010) have recently shown ....”. The ACKNOWLEDGMENTS should be placed at the end of the text, immediately preceding the REFERENCES. Authors are encouraged to be succinct.

Illustrations: photographs, drawings, graphs and maps are called figures and should be numbered consecutively (using Arabic numerals) and, preferably, in the same sequence in which they are referred to in the text. Scale-bars should be positioned either vertically or horizontally. Tables (numbered with Roman numerals) should be presented in separate pages at the end of the manuscript. If necessary, graphs may also be included in the main document at the end. Illustrations files must be uploaded separately from the main document, with at least 300 dpi for color images and 600 dpi for bitmap and black and white images, in tiff or low compression jpeg format. Figure numbers should be in Times New Roman font size 11 and positioned at the lower right corner. Labeling applied to figures (numbers, letters and words) should also be in Times New Roman and in an appropriate size in order that, after reduction, they remain clearly visible without becoming more prominent than the illustrations themselves. The Editorial Board can make small modifications or ask the author(s) for a new plate. Figure legends should be included in the main document.

Data references: This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. This identifier will not appear in your published article. [dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T., 2015. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.

Use the following examples when preparing the REFERENCES section. They should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication. Examples:

1. Reference to a journal publication: Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton,R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59.

2. Reference to a book: Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.

3. Reference to a chapter in an edited book: Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E- Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

4. Internet sites. Gilligan, T.M., Baixeras, J., Brown J.W., Tuck, K.R., 2012. T@RTS: Online World Catalogue of the Tortricidae (Ver. 2.0). Available at: http://www.tortricid. net/catalogue.asp. (accessed 25 Nov 2014).
Citations of meeting abstracts and unpublished theses and dissertations should be avoided.

Short Communications:  Short notes must report elaborated work that incorporates the same aspects required for full articles (biology, ecology, behavior, systematics, pest management, etc.). Manuscripts of anecdotal nature will not be accepted. Papers that merely report new geographic occurrences, records of species or host associations to new localities in geographical regions that they are already known will not be considered. Short Communications should be prepared as a single text and references, including also an Abstract and Keywords. Do not include subtitles (Introduction, Material and Methods, and Results and Discussion). Figures and tables will be limited to a maximum of 3 objects per manuscript. Important: RBE will consider the limited number of two Short Communications per issue.

Voucher policy: RBE encourages authors to deposit voucher and type specimens in public museums or permanent University collections. It is advisable that authors, at time of submission, clearly state in the manuscript where their material is expected to be deposited. Labeling and proper indication of voucher specimens are the author's responsibility.

Author’s responsibility:  Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author and should be returned, with the necessary corrections, at the indicated deadline. Authors are entirely responsible for the scientific content of the paper, as well as for proper use of grammar. Authors are encouraged to look at the latest issues of the RBE to check current format and layout. When submitting the manuscript, the author may suggest potential reviewers. Please, include the complete name, mailing and electronic addresses of suggested reviewers. The choice of reviewers, however, remains with the Editors.


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