INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

 

EFFLATOUNIA publishes original papers in the different fields of entomology. All papers are reviewed by scientists qualified to judge the validity of the research. Acceptance of papers is based solely on their scientific merit. Accepted manuscripts are published approximately in the order they are received.  Acceptance or rejection, however, is the decision of the referees, after consultation of the Editorial Committee.

Manuscript: Authors are requested to submit a copy of the manuscript and figures to email: tahabasal@gmail.com . Papers should be in English and be original contributions to the field of entomology. A Microsoft word file should be submitted.  The corresponding author should be identified (including an E-mail address).

Title: Use a brief and informative title that includes order and family names in parentheses.

Abstract: Abstract should be an informative digest of the significant contents and the main conclusions of the research.  It should not exceed 200 words.

Text: It is recommended that the manuscript contains the following items: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and References. Acknowledgements, and references to grants, if any, come directly at the end of the Discussion, separated from the latter with a clear distance. The Latin names should be given for all species referred to in the investigations.

References: Citations in the text should be by last name of the author and date [e.g. (Wigglesworth, 1972) – (Chapman and Bernays, 1980) – (Dorrah et al., 2001)] and refer to a reference listed alphabetically by author in References.  The full title of the paper in references must be given, together with first and last pages. Titles of books should be written in italics.  References should be given in the following form:

Dorrah, M.A., and Ayaad, T.H. (2004). Localization, purification, and n-terminal amino acid sequence of prophenoloxidase of Parasarcophaga surcoufi prepupae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).  Efflatounia, 4:1-8.

Bassal, T.T.M. (1986). Some aspects of carbohydrate biochemistry in ticks. In: Morphology, Physiology, and behavioral Biology of  Ticks (Sauer, J.R., and Hair, J.R., Eds): 280-298. Ellis Horwood Limited, Chichester.

Rechcigl, J.E., and Rechcigl, N.A. (2000). Biological and Biotechnological Control of Insect Pests. Lewis Publishers, London.

Units and quantities: SI units should be used. Numbers preceding units should be written in arabic numerals; when at beginning of a sentence they should be spelt out.

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively, given a suitable caption, and should be self-explanatory. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. in graphs).

Illustrations: Symbols should be large enough to be seen on reduction and explained in the provided legend. Photographs should be well contrasted.

Costs of publication: Efflatounia is not financially supported from any authority. Publication is free of charge.