Scope and policy
The Revista Brasileira de Entomologia (RBE) is published by the Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia (SBE). The RBE publishes original papers in Entomology and also maintains sections for short communications, book reviews and for announcements of general interest. Occasionally, sections containing points of view or reviews may be published, by invitation of the Editorial Board.
There is no page charge when at least one of the authors is a member of SBE. When this condition is not met, there will be a publication fee of R$ 50,00 per page to Brazilian authors and US$ 25 per page to foreign authors, for manuscripts with up to three authors. For manuscripts with more than three authors, the publication fee will be, respectively, R$ 100,00 and US$ 50.
Authors will pay an additional fee of R$ 300,00 (US$ 150) per color plate in the print edition. Publication of color figures and photographs in the online edition (www.scielo.br/rbent) is free of charge (black and white in the print version).
Manuscripts should preferably be in English. Those in other languages (Portuguese, Spanish) may be accepted for publication once approved by the Editorial Board. 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 http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rbent/login. The text 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.
The manuscript 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 be with a maximum of 250 words, presented as one paragraph, including a translation of the title if the manuscript is in another language; KEYWORDS (in English, organized alphabetically and at most five keywords); followed by the "RESUMO" in Portuguese, including the title and "PALAVRAS-CHAVE" in Portuguese, in alphabetic order and similar to the 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 least once 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).
Illustrationsphotographs, drawings, graphs and mapsare 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 text file at the end. Illustrations in digital format must be sent separately as supplemental files, 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. The figures can be organized in plates, whose size should not exceed twice the size of a printed page (23 x 17.5 cm). 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. Photographs and halftone drawings should not be put together with line drawings in the same plate. Figure legends should be included in the text file. Color illustrations may be accepted for publication provided that the author(s) agree(s) in paying for the extra printing costs.
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):
Zanol, K. M. R. 1999. Revisão do gênero Bahita Oman, 1936 (Homoptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae). Biociências 7: 73-145.
Martins, U. R. & M. H. M. Galileo. 2004. Contribuição ao conhecimento dos Hemilophini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae), principalmente da Costa Rica. Revista Brasileira de Entomología 48: 467-472.
Alves-dos-Santos, I. 2004. Biologia da nidificação de Anthodioctes megachiloides Holmberg (Anthidiini, Megachilidae, Apoidea). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 21: 739-744.
Michener, C. D. 2000. The Bees of the World. Baltimore. The Johns Hopkins University Press. xiv+913 p.
3. Book Chapters
Ball, G. E. 1985. Reconstructed phylogeny and geographical history of genera of the tribe Galeritini (Coleoptera:Carabidae), p. 276-321. In: G. E. Ball (ed.). Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Zoogeography of Beetles and Ants. Dordrecht. Dr. W. Junk Publishers. xiii+514 p.
Geller-Grimm, F. 2008. Database Asilidae: Catalog of species. Available from: http://www.geller-grimm.de/catalog/species. htm (accessed 19 November 2008).
Meeting abstracts must not be cited. Reference to unpublished theses and dissertations should be avoided.
In the Short Communications, the text should not be divided in subsections. An Abstract and Keywords must be provided.
The RBE encourages authors to deposit voucher 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 authorís 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 suggest up to three names of potential reviewers. Please, include the complete name, mailing and electronic addresses. The choice of reviewers, however, remains with the Editors.
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