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. Due to current editorial policies, it is given 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.

There are no page charges when at least one of the authors is a member of SBE. If no author is a member of SBE, there is a publication fee of R$ 50,00 per published page to Brazilian authors and US$ 25 per page published to foreign authors. For manuscripts with more than three authors. For manuscripts with more than three authors, the publication fee will be, respectively, R$ 100,00 and US$ 50. Opens access to online edition ( is free of charge.

Authors will pay an additional fee of R$ 100,00 (US$ 100) per color plate in the print edition. However, publication of color figures and photographs in the online edition is free of charge (black and white in the print version).

Manuscripts should preferably be in English. Also, manuscript length should not exceed 120 pages, including figures. In case of longer manuscripts, the authors should consult the Editorial Board previously to submission.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The manuscripts should be submitted online at the address The main document should be edited preferably 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. The ABSTRACT should have a maximum of 250 words, presented as one paragraph, (the title of the paper must also be included at the beginning of the Abstract); KEYWORDS, in English, organized alphabetically and at most five keywords; Words already included in the title and abstract 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.

In the text, the references should be written as follows: Canhedo (2004); (Canhedo 2003, 2004); (Canhedo 2004; Martins & Galileo 2004); Parra et al. (2004); Parra et al. (2004); Martins & Galileo (2003a); (martins & Galileo 2003a,b).

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. Preferred placement for tables and illustrations may be indicated in the text. 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.

The ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS should be placed at the end of the text, immediately preceding the REFERENCES. Authors are encouraged to be succinct. Use the following examples when preparing the REFERENCES section:

1. Journals (the title of the journal should be cited in full, using bold-face type):

Galeano-Olaya, P.E. & Canal, N.A. 2012. New species of Neosilla McAlpine (Diptera: Lonchaeidae) and new records from Colombia. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 52: 361-385.

Silveira, O.T., Silva, S.S., Pereira, J.L.G. & Tavares, I.S. 2012. Local-scale variation in diversity of social wasps in na Amazonian rain Forest in Caxiuanã, Pará, Brazil (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 56: 329-346.

2. Books.

Michener, C.D. 2007. The Bees of the World. Baltimore. The Johns Hopkins University Press, xiv+913 p.

3. Book Chapters

Camargo, J.M.F. & Pedro, S.R.M. 2007. Meliponini Lepeletier, 1836, p.272–578. In: Moure, J.S., Urban, D. & Melo, G.A.R (Orgs.). Catalogue of Bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) in the Neotropical Region. Curitiba, Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia, xiv+1058 p.

4. Internet sites:

Gilligan, T.M., Baixeiras, J., Brown, J.W. & Tuck, K.R. 2012. T@RTS: Online Word Catalogue of the Tortricidae (Ver. 2.0). Available at: (accessed 25 November 2012).

Antbase. 2012. Available at: (accessed 21 April 2012).

Citations of meeting abstracts and unpublished theses and dissertation should be avoided.
In the Short Communications, the text should not be divided in subsections. An Abstract and Keywords must be provided.

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.

Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author and should be returned, with the necessary corrections, at the indicated deadline.

The author(s) is (are) entirely responsible for the scientific content of the paper, as well as for proper application of grammatical rules. Ten (10) reprints will be provided, free of charge, for each published paper, regardless of the number of authors.

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 potential reviewers. Please, include the complete name, mailing and electronic addresses. The choice of reviewers, however, remains with the Editors.


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Revista Brasileira de Entomologia/Editor-in-Chief

Gabriel Augusto Rodrigues de Melo
Departamento de Zoologia - UFPR
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