Entomological Society of India (ESI) was founded in 1938 as a registered
society under the Societies Registration Act 1957 as extended to the Union
territory of Delhi under Registration No. S. 2434 of 1963-64 dt. 12.3.1964. It
is registered with NITI Aayog under unique ID of VO/NGO-DL.2016/0104219. It is
one of the largest professional societies in India serving entomologists and
researchers in related disciplines.
Journal of Entomology, originated in 1939, is a leading journal in
entomological science published quarterly by The Entomological Society of
India. The ownership of the Journal is with the Entomological Society of India,
and it is solely handled by the Chief Editor. Its ISSN reference number is ISSN
0367-8288 for print and ISSN 0974-8172 for online. 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 modelling. The Journal covers
mites, ticks, spiders and other arthropods and at thises verteb rate pests as
components of Entomology. Review articles, if up to date and current are
welcome. Review Editors of the Journal are soliciting reviews exempted from
article processing charges and these can follow the journal format as given
• Research Article: Report original observations and experiments, the
results of the experiment, and a discussion of the significance of the results.
There is no word limit for research articles.
• Research Communication: Research communications (not
exceeding 2000 words) contain important new findings that are novel and of broad interest. They should include a brief
abstract and an introductory paragraph. Text should NOT be broken up under subheads
like Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion etc., otherwise same as that
of Research articles.
The review editors solicit reviews from those who have major contributions in
the field of insect science. Although reviews are usually invited,
non-solicited reviews will also be considered and authors wishing to present
such reviews should contact the Chief Editor/ Review Editors in advance (word
count can be 3000 to 7000).
and Opinion are also published occasionally as contributions from
industry or experts.
the research articles/ communications should be original, indicate period
(years) of experimentation, based on data of minimum two years, must not be the
work of more than 5 years old. Those with one year data in a field trial/ other
experiments with limited data (in the form of a research communication) will
also be considered by the Journal subject to discretion of the Editorial Board.
The reviews, research articles, and
research communications should not be
>30, 20 and 7 typed pages including tables and figures, respectively. This
page limit is only indicative, and subject to discretion of the Editorial
Board. 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, FINANCIAL SUPPORT, AUTHOR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT, CONFLICTS
OF INTEREST / COMPETING INTERESTS in bold). Hardcopies of articles, CD/ floppy
are not accepted. Submissions are not accepted solely over email. The hard
copy/ CD submissions are now replaced with ONLINE submission of files in the
online platform (www.indianentomology.org) of the Society. Immediate charges to
the online plateform and submissions are forthcoming and authors are required
to peruse these from website before submission. Softcopies of the articles
submitted in the online platform may be additionally submitted along with
article submission reference number in email of the Society
(email@example.com). Figures which may require a specific resolution in
>250 dpi, are to be sent over the above referred email of the Society.
After submissions, authors are
necessarily required to look into their email/ society or our OJMS website for
communications from the Society, with peer review/ reviewer comments/ online
reviews. Online first previews are published as PDFs with eRef. No. and doi
number. Authors must peruse such updates and respond promptly. The Journal/
Society will not be responsible if authors fail in this. When revising articles
after peer review, all queries marked in the annotated MS by editor/
reviewer(s) must be replied, along with a compliance statement, and returned
back promptly within 60 days. If not adhered to this timeline, it will be
considered as NEW SUBMISSION. The priority date for publication is the date on
which the revised MS is received and date of fulfilling the article processing
charges/ membership. Authors are directed to expedite these in the interest of
quick publication of their articles.
The Society has a platform of
“PREVIEW” for the papers for Online First
pdfs with eRef. No. and doi, and on open access. Authors are to keep
abreast of the announcements in this regard in the ESI website:
entosocindia.org or OJMS website at indianentomology.org. Authors must use this
for all purposes as proof of publication and send the corrections/ comments if
any, within a fortnight of this online publication. Also, the Journal is making
efforts for improvements in these processes which might require authors’
response; the authors have to continuously peruse the websites for further
details. From 2019 all articles published are subjected to JATS (Journal Article
Tag Suite)- an XML format used to describe scientific literature published
online. The benefit of XML is that files are machine-readable and searchable.
This means that these files can be accessed, read and indexed by the search
engines (including Google Scholar, Bing, Google, etc.), which will improve the
citation of the Journal.
Each author must 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/- is to be paid. Overseas articles
are encouraged, given priority and a lumpsum processing charge of US $ 100/
paper is charged usually; there are waivers for these, which can be enquired
over email after making online submissions. Immediate charges are forthcoming
and authors are required to peruse these from website. Watch the website for
updates on the membership forms and payments online. These charges may be also
paid in exceptional cases by demand drafts/ multicity cheques drawn in favour
of “Entomological Society of India.” payable at New Delhi. For payments online
with credit/debit/NEFT etc. an online link with ICICI EASYPAY is available on
the website under membership Tab. The Journal is migrating to a new System of
APC (Article Processing Charges) and w.e.f. 1.04.2022 authors are required to
peruse these from the websites.
Processing Charges (APC)
following article processing charges (APC) for publication in IJE are effective
1st January/ April 2022. The Journal is transforming into an open access
peer-reviewed one from 1st January 2022, and APC will be charged from authors.
The APC is estimated on the number of pages of publication, and is based on the
standards of income in developing countries. The APC includes an annual
membership fee of the Entomological Society of India for first/ corresponding
authors (who are presently not members) as preferred by the authors. The
Journal is also committing publication of the article (after due peer review
etc) within a period of six months of submission/ three months of acceptance
with the payment of APC.
The following charges are applicable for the accepted articles in IJE effective 1st January/ April 2022*:
|Full length articles: Research Article, Research Communications and Reviews (< 36 printed pages).
|INR 7,000/USD 120
| INR 5,000/USD 100
|Monographs (Articles of 36 printed pages or more, up to 64 pages). Special issues or larger issues will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.
|INR 15,000/USD 300
| INR 10,000/USD 250
an annual membership fee of the Entomological Society of India (ESI) for first/
corresponding author; the rates given in US $ is for the overseas submissions.
The APC are calculated considering various situations, including ability to pay for publication for those who are unaided or underfunded; also taking into account the production expenses (to break even), and as incurred now. Waiver of APC in full or partially in some cases like those of authors/ students from developing countries/ overseas is under consideration. Please write to the Chief Editor upon acceptance of the article with details. Visit the website of the ESI for details. Invited submissions are exempted from this totally.
have the options to follow the above new system/ continue with existing
guidelines until 30th April, 2022.
submissions are to be made online through online submission system i.e., www.indianentomology.org, which also serves as the online peer review system.
Authors to note that www. indianentomology.org and its role stops with online
submission. Immediate changes are forthcoming and authors are required to
peruse these from website as regards Article Process changes. Authors are
directed to use website ESI website: entosocindia.org or OJMS website at
indianentomology.org for all purposes. Submissions in the old system at
indianjournal.com will not be entertained w.e.f. 1.4.2022 For follow up like
membership/ processing fee/ other details the authors are required to refer the
website of the Society i.e., www.entoscindia.org. Details, including bank
details for payment are available herein. In case of online payment, it is
essential to send transaction details along with Membership form (for new
members) once payment is done, only then receipt will be sent. These
transaction details, membership form etc., can be sent in the email of the
Society i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org. The postal address for the sending of DD/
Cheque is Entomological Society of India, Division of Entomology, IARI, New
Delhi 110012. Authors to note that a convenient payment gateway with ICICI is
now available on the website and authors are urged to use this facility.
Immediate charges are forthcoming and authors are required to peruse these from
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). Authors are to include their 16-digit ORCID id in the line after
email: If authors doesn’t have ORCID, register at https://orcid.org/ and get
the ID, it is free of cost. 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 superscripts of numerals for indications, no other diacritic marks/
symbols allowed; no foot notes to be used for this purpose, all to be brought
along with address. Authors have to refer the recent issue of the Journal for
following these carefully and may contact over email for any specific queries.
Title and authors’ names are to be in uppercase capitals, with corresponding
author clearly indicated. Authors are directed to peruse the Online First from
the website or current issue of Journal for adhering to the format fully.
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 (ten
to fifteen) must be given; include only words which are not present in the
title and these should appear just beneath the abstract.
must be brief and limited to the problem or the aim and scope of the
experiment. It has to be without any title heading. No irrelevant/ unwanted
things, only one or two sentences on general introduction to be given and
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 five 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 and its software version to
be included. Check for details like oC (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. Authors are directed to pay attention
to the Disclaimer Statement given in the journal.Subheadings/ Tables NOT
allowed herein. The scientific names/ identification of species included in the
articles must be authentic. In their own interest authors are instructed to
get/ ensure proper identification of species names included in the articles.
Ensuring due credit to the experts who assisted in this process is advised. The
deposition of voucher specimens in renowned repositories is mandatory and is
advised before such submissions are made to the Journal. Articles with new
species/ genus/ other taxa descriptions must include Zoo Bank registration
details with registration number and date. Authors are directed to not use the
common names of insects/ others, except for the first mention is abstract and
body of the text, and alongwith full scientific names with author. All
subsequent usage should be only scientific names
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 in 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. Hardcopies are to be
avoided. Line drawings and photographs should have legends. Figures to be
reduced to smallest optimum size, arranged in as less space as possible and
continuosly numbered. Use of word PLATE not allowed. Repetition in graphic and
tabular matter ought to be avoided. Verbatim reproduction of all data included
in Tables in the results is not allowed; only highlights and significant
results are to be included in the Results and Discussion. It is advisable to
place all tables and figures after the references at the end. While submitting
images in soft copy required minimum resolution of 250 dpi must be adhered to.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS to follow current
style as practiced in the Journal, check for uniformity, and brevity.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT. Authors must
acknowledge financial support received in clear terms here under separate
heading. This has to be avoided under acknowledgements.
AUTHOR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT.
Authors must provide a short description of the contributions made by each
listed author (please use initials). This will be published in a separate
section in front of the Acknowledgments. For example: AM and DB conceived and
designed research. AM and BB conducted experiments. GR contributed new reagents
and/or analytical tools. AM, BB and GR analyzed data. AM wrote the manuscript.
All authors read and approved the manuscript.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST / COMPETING
INTERESTS. Authors must declare if any conflict of interest exist as a
separate document along with the article. If it does not exist this must be clearly
REFERENCES. 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.
Internet resources- Author. Year.
Title of website, database or other resources, Publisher name and location (if
indicated), number of pages (if known). Available from: http://xxx.xxx.xxx/
(Date of access). The authors are required to verify that the included
references are cited in the text, and those that are cited are listed
alphabetically in the REFERENCES Section.
References from the recent five years period should be atleast 25% of
all references. Authors must take enough care to follow spacing, full-stop,
colon, semi colon, comma etc., as per journal format. The format and style for
listing to be strictly adhered to, for which current issue/ online first
published papers from website can be referred. Any submission found lacking in
these basics will be summarily rejected.
to follow the above instructions in full, except that it will have no headings
like Materials and Methods and Results and Discussion but these to be provided
in separated paragraphs. In all other aspects the format is same as the
for Materials and Methods/ Results and Discussion (no such headings will be
there) these are same as above. Authors to peruse the Reviews published in the
current issue/ online published once
from website for strict adherence. Reviews must subscribe to the prerequiste of
plagiarism check and a check report to be appended alongwith submission.
Invited Reviews also follow these guidelines.
Submissions must adhere to the
above instructions. Authors are required
to peruse the publication ethics/ essential requirements given under the
“Ethics and malpractice statement” of the Journal. This statement covers
details about the publisher, nature of manuscripts published, editorial board,
executive committee, duties and responsibilities of Chief Editor/ Editorial
Board/ Reviewers and Authors, Peer Review process, Publication ethics,
Copyright access, Archiving, Principles of transparency, Best practices,
Ownership and such aspects of Journal publishing. This statement is published
in every issue and also available in the website of the Society. Submissions
are acknowledged/ processed with the understanding that authors subscribe to
the ethics/ requirements by default. Articles not adhering to the above are
liable to be rejected. Authors can contact the Chief Editor for any queries/
grievance etc., at the Email- email@example.com
submitting articles or initiating/ renewing membership first peruse the details
from the website www.entosocindia.org or the OJMS website:
indianentomology.org. Article submissions are mandatorily to be online at the
OJMS website: indianentomology.org (it is the online peer review
platform). Acceptance of submission/
priority for publication is subject to fulfilling the requirements of article
processing charges and membership requirements of the Society. It is essential
for authors to peruse the website/ their email continuously, after submission
to get to know the progress/ attend to details that will arise in the
publication of their articles. Communications related to these may be addressed
to: The Chief Editor, Entomological Society of India, Division of Entomology,
IARI, Pusa, New Delhi-110 012 and at Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
SBININBB550, State Bank of India, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-
110005, India. A/C name: Entomological Society of India Current Account No.
11084230887 at State Bank of India, NSC Bheej Bhavan, Pusa campus, New
Delhi110012 (IFSC Code SBIN0005389, if required).
Online/ NEFT payments the details are as follows: State Bank of India, NSC Bheej
Bhavan, Pusa campus, New Delhi-110012, A/C name: Entomological society of
India, Current Account No. 11084230887. IFSC code: SBIN 0005389. For one
stop/click payment nodes, now a link is available with ICICI payment gateway (PAY
NOW) See under Tab-Membership in the website of the Society. Authors are
encouraged to use this for convenience. This payment link is available under
Membership/ Fellow Heading. NEFT/ SWIFT transactions are to be followed up with
communication of the transaction/ other details in Email email@example.com