INSTRUCTION TO AUTHORS
Submit your findings to IJE
Indian Journal of Entomology, is a leading journal in entomological science published quarterly by The Entomological Society of India. The Society invites and accepts contributions from the members. After requisite peer reviewing, it publishes original articles and reviews on various aspects of entomology – both basic and applied, covering taxonomy, toxicology, ecology, biodiversity, pest management and pesticides, biopesticides and botanicals, biotechnological approaches in entomology, inclusive of latest trends in frontier technologies like application of remote sensing, and crop-pest modeling.
GENERAL Article should be original, indicate period (years) of experimentation, based on data of minimum 2 years for full article, must not be the work of more than 5 years old. Those with only one year data in a field trial/ other experiments with limited data in the form of notes, will be converted accordingly by the Journal to place these in other than the routine full articles -from volume 81 a procedure is being evolved for replacing these). The review articles, research articles, and brief communications/ notes should not be >30, 20 and 7 typed pages including tables and figures, respectively. British spellings should be followed. Check adhering to the journal format - ABSTRACT, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, separate “Conclusions” NOT allowed.
Articles should be computer-typed (Times New Roman, font 12), double spaced throughout on A-4 size, portrait, all around 1” margins, in MS Word. Avoid unnecessary italics (only scientific names in italics, all others normal), unnecessary bold (only title, author names, subheadings like MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, REFERENCES, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS in bold). Hardcopies of articles to be send in triplicate along with a virus-free CD/floppy (MS-word) (The Indian Journal of Entomology is making arrangements to replace this hard copy system with ONLINE submission of files directly in the website, watch the website of Entomological Society of India for updates in this regard).
When revising articles after peer review, all queries marked in the annotated MS by editor/reviewer(s) must be replied and returned back promptly within 60 days, if not adhered to this timeline, it will be considered as NEW SUBMISSION.
Each authormust be member of the Society (annual subscription fee Rs. 1000/- per member; for new members admission fee of Rs. 100 and membership form duly filled in are required). For each article a processing fee of Rs. 1000/- to be paid. Watch the website of Entomological Society of India for updates on the membership forms and payments online. These charges may be paid by demand drafts/ multicity cheques drawn in favour of “Entomological Society of India.” All submissions to be made online at indianjournals.com, and for follow up like membership/ processing fee see website entosocindia.org. Details, including bank details for payment are available herein. In case of online payment, it is essential to send transaction details once payment is done, only then receipt will be sent.
TITLE should be short, specific and informative. It should include the name(s) of author(s), affiliation (institution/ university, and these without abbreviations to be given in full), and mailing address (PIN CODE is must), with Email of corresponding author (other email, fax and phone numbers NOT allowed). Preferably a running short title not >40 characters can be given. By-line should contain the place (organization) where the research was conducted. Author names to be without any titles like Mr. Ms. Dr.. etc, and professional affiliations like Professor (official positions NOT to be included). If essential, these can be given as footnotes separately. Must use only *for indications, no other diacritic marks/ symbols allowed; no foot notes, all to be brought along with address. Authors have to refer the recent issue of the Journal for any specific queries. Title and authors’ names to be in uppercase capitals, with corresponding author clearly indicated.
ABSTRACT written in complete and simple sentences, should not be >150 words. It must be true summary of what is given in the results as important findings, introductory is not to be part of this. Key words (maximum seven) must be given; and these should appear just beneath the abstract. From 2019 (Volume 81) abstract is must for all papers (including those which were previously/ likely to be published as short notes or it’s replacement)
INTRODUCTION must be brief and limited to the problem or the aim and scope of the experiment. Without any heading title. No irrelevant/ unwanted things, only one or two sentences on general introduction. Straight come to the importance and focus of the article in as less space as possible. Only relevant current references to be cited herein. Must end with a sentence stating the present study- why done, and what is covered.
MATERIALS AND METHODS must include experimental design and the technique(s) used along with appropriate statistical methods used along with the year of experimentation (field and laboratory). More than 5 years old data not accepted. Must provide where work was conducted (with GPS data), experimental details like treatments, doses, replications, and in field experiments- the plot size, crops' variety, season, spacing etc., design, statistical analysis, its software version to be included. Check for details like 0C (proper use), RH in laboratory experiments, also whether standard methodology is given (BUT not explained too elaborately - citing standard reference will be enough; formula like the one for working out % to be avoided). Routine/ standard methodologies to be brief. No need of figures for these. Trade names alone are NOT entertained in chemicals/ insecticides. Subheadings/ tables NOT allowed herein.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION should be combined, to avoid repetition. Results should be supported by brief but adequate tables or graphic or pictorial presentations, wherever necessary. Self-explanatory tables should be typed on separate sheets; tables should fit in the normal page lay-out. All recent relevant literature should be discussed critically. All figures including drawings, graphs and diagrams should be formatted preferably by MS Word. If drawn in Excel, the data file may also be submitted along with graphs. Scanned images of photographs must be on quality glossy paper (if send in hard copy), and softcopy should be in separate file (minimum 300 dpi resolution), in jpeg or tiff format. Line drawings and photographs should have legends. Figures to be reduced to smallest optimum size, arranged in as less space as possible. Use of word PLATE not allowed. Repetition in graphic and tabular matter ought to be avoided. It is advisable to place all tables and figures after the references at the end. While submitting images in soft copy required minimum resolution to be adhered to.
REFERENCES, the Journal follows almost the universal style, with journal names given in full as given below:
Research article- Khandelwal P, Choudhury D, Ajanta B, Reddy M K, Gupta G P, Banerjee N. 2004. Insecticidal pilin subunit from the insect pathogen Xenorhabdus nematophila. Journal of Bacteriology 186(19): 6465-6476.
Proceedings/Seminar/Conference papers- Rembold H, Forster H, Czoppelt C H. 1987. Structure and biological activity of azadirachtins A and B. Proceedings. Third neem conference, Nairobi, 1986. pp.149-160.
Book and chapters- Painter R H. 1951. Insect resistance in crop plants. McMillan Company, New York. 520 pp.
Prakash V. 1996. Status distribution and breeding biology of lesser spotted eagle Aquila pomanna hastate in Keoladeo National Park. pp. 357-375. Meyburg B U, R D Chancellor (eds.). Eagle Studies. World Working Group on Birds of Prey (WWGBP), London. 670 pp.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS follow current style as followed in the Journal, check for uniformity, and brevity
Article submissions are mandatorily to be online at www. indianjournals.com (it is the article peer review platform). Acceptance of submission/ priority for publication is subject to fulfilling the requirements of processing fee and membership requirements of the Society. Before submitting articles or initiating/ renewing membership first peruse the details from the website www.entosocindia.org. Article and communications related to these may be addressed to:
The Chief Editor, Entomological Society of India, Division of Entomology
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For Online/NEFT payments the details are as follows:
For domestic transactions: State Bank of India For overseas transactions: SWIFT SBININBB550, State Bank of India
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The Society is initiating ONLINE payment system directly in the website, watch the website of Entomological Society of India for updates in this regard.
NEFT / SWIFT transactions are to be followed up with communication of the transaction/ other details in Email firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
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