Notes for Authors

The aims of the Bulletin of Entomological Research are to further our global knowledge of entomology through the generalisation of research findings rather than providing more entomological 'exceptions'. The Bulletin publishes high quality and original research papers, 'critiques', review articles and short communications concerning insects, mites, ticks or other arthropods of economic importance in agriculture, forestry, stored products, biological control, medicine, animal health and natural resource management. The scope of papers addresses the biology, ecology, behaviour, physiology and systematics of individuals and populations. This includes the interactions between species (plants, hosts for parasites, natural enemies and whole communities), novel methodological developments, including molecular biology, in an applied context. The Bulletin does not publish the results of spray trials.

Page Format.

The Bulletin is printed in a two-column format (column width of 80 mm) with a text area of 170 x 225 mm.


Papers should be typed single column, with double line spacing on one side of the paper only, with ample margins on all sides. Italic should be used for taxonomic nomenclature and bold for headings. Draft quality print from a word-processor is not acceptable. Standard abbreviations (e.g. fig. and figs) and metric units must be used. Use British rather than American spellings. Use 'z' rather than 's' spellings in words with 'ize'.


Upon acceptance, authors are requested to submit a computer disk containing the final version of their paper along with the final manuscript to the editorial office. Please do the following: (1) Label disk clearly with author's name, title of journal and short title of the article; (2) Specify which word processing software (including which version) was used (e.g. WordPerfect 6.0); (3) Specify Mac, PC, Unix or other platform; (4) Keep a backup disk for reference and safety. .


Each paper must commence with an accurate, informative abstract in one paragraph, that is complete in itself and intelligible without reference to text or figures. It should not exceed 250 words. A short title should be provided as a running head.


Tables should be reduced to the simplest form and present only essential data. They should be submitted on separate sheets at the end of the article and must fit into single column, full width or landscape (if absolutely necessary) format. A caption for each table must be provided. The use of vertical rules should be avoided.


Copies of artwork only should be submitted. The original illustrations should accompany the paper after acceptance and revision. Captions should be typed on a separate sheet.

Line drawings

These should be sharp and clear, black ink on white paper. Computer generated figures and graphs should not contain grey tints or complicated hatching. Figures should be supplied at preferred size to fit single column, double column or landscape (if absolutely necessary) with clear lettering. No bold should be used.

Half-tone photographs

Black and white half-tone photographs are acceptable where they are a real contribution to the text. They should be prints of good quality at the intended final size with any required lettering or numbering inserted by the author.

For a more detailed artwork preparation guide, please contact CABI Publishing.

Voucher specimens.

The deposition of voucher specimens should be considered where appropriate.


References must be based on the name and year system, give full journal titles and conform to the following styles:

Follett, P.A. & Roderick, G.K. (1996) Genetic estimates of dispersal ability in the leucaena psyllid predator Curinus coeruleus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): implications for biological control. Bulletin of Entomological Research 86, 355-361.

Nevill, E.M., Kappmeier, K. & Venter, G.J. (1993) Tsetse fly research in Zululand. in Proceedings of the ninth Entomological Congress organized by the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, 28 June-1 July 1993 Pretoria, Entomological Society of South Africa, p. 81.

Wilson, M.D. & Post, R.J. (1994) Integration of morphometric, cytogenetic and molecular techniques: A case study of Simulium damnosum. pp. 215-224 in Hawksworth, D.L. (Ed.) The identification and characterization of pest organisms. Wallingford, CAB International. Citation of authors in the text should appear in the form: Polaszek (1996) or (Polaszek, 1996). Authors should be cited in chronological order as: (Blackman et al., 1994; Roberts & Kumar, 1995).

Please list papers by more than two authors, but with the same first author, by year sequence and alphabetically within each year. Citation of authors in the text should appear in the form: Polaszek (1996) or (Polaszek, 1996). Authors should be cited in chronological order as: (Blackman et al., 1994; Roberts & Kumar, 1995).


Authors will receive two sets of page proofs. One set is for correcting and should be returned as promptly as possible to the address given, the other set is to be retained.


50 copies of each paper and a voucher copy of the Bulletin are provided free to the author (or major author) of each paper. Additional copies may be obtained on payment and the number required must be specified and ordered at proof stage, when prices will be quoted. Orders must be received before the issue has gone to press.


Authors will be supplied with a copyright form which must be completed and returned to the Publisher. Papers are accepted on the understanding that the work has been submitted exclusively to the Bulletin and has not been previously published elsewhere unless otherwise stated.

Disposal of material.

Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for six months before disposal. Authors must contact the Editor if they wish to have any material returned.


Four copies of the manuscript and artwork should be submitted to:

Editor-in-Chief, Bulletin of Entomological Research, CAB International, Canterbury Christ Church University College, The Mount, Stodmarsh Road, Canterbury, Kent CT3 4AQ, UK. Tel/Fax : +44 (0) 1227 479628; Email: