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Instructions to Authors

Acta Entomologica Sinica (Monthly, about 110 pp. for each issue), launched in Sept. 1950, is a peer-reviewed Chinese and English bilingual journal, co-sponsored by the Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Entomological Society of China. It publishes original papers as well as review articles and short communications that cover all aspects of entomological sciences. It is indexed and abstracted in Abstracts of Entomology, Abstract Journal, Chemical Abstracts, CAB Database, ISPI Pest Directory Database, Entomological Abstracts and Zoological Records. Over fifty years, some of the most well-known achievements in entomological sciences in China, such as the physiological and ecological mechanisms related to the occurrence and integrated control of the Oriental migratory locust Locusta migratoria manilensis , the migrations of the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens Stal, and the artificial diet and rearing of Trichogrammma spp., were first reported through this journal and got well cited. The most influential scholars in various fields of entomological research in China and three prestigious overseas entomologists make up the present editorial board.

Aims and Scope
The aims of the Acta Entomologica Sinica are to report the most recent achievements and advances in entomological sciences, and to promote academic exchanges among entomological researchers in China and abroad. The journal publishes original research papers, review articles and short communications concerning various aspects of entomology and various groups of insects and mites, and accepts submissions in Chinese or English. Currently, original research papers are organized in four regular subsections, i.e., Physiology and Biochemistry, Toxicology and Resistance, Ecology and Pest Management, and Evolution and Systematics, and irregular subsections as necessary, such as Pathology and Medical Insects, for each issue. In Systematics subsection, papers only concerning new records or new taxa will normally not be accepted. GenBank Accession Number should be provided when a gene sequence is newly reported.

Page Format
The Journal is printed in a two-column format (column width of 80 mm) with a text area of 170 × 240 mm.

Title page
The title page of manuscript should contain title, author name, addresses of university or institution of affiliation, a running title (40 characters or less), and the name and address of the author for correspondence including telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. Authors with different affiliations should be identified by the use of the same number of superscript on name before affiliation.

Abstract
Each paper must commence with an accurate, informative abstract in one paragraph, which is complete in itself and intelligible without reference to text or figures. It should include four elements: aims, key methods, main results and main conclusions. A list of 5-8 key words should accompany the abstract.

Text
Papers should be typed, in single column format on one side only, with double line spacing and ample margins (at least 1.5 cm) on each side and with no underlining or bold in text except for scientific names. Draft quality print from a word-processor is not acceptable. Standard abbreviations (e.g. fig. and figs.) and metric units must be used.

Electronic file
Upon acceptance, authors are requested to submit an electronic file of the final version of their paper through e-mail or a diskette along with the final manuscript to the editorial office. Microsoft word format is preferred for text. For figures or photos, electronic files in common graph formats (e.g. tif, gif or jpg) are acceptable.

Tables
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. Captions should be typed on a separate sheet. The use of vertical rules should be avoided.

Illustrations
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 to about 1.5 times the intended final size. The lettering and lines should be of sufficient thickness and quality to stand reduction. Computer generated figures and graphs should not contain grey tints or complicated hatching.

Photographs
Black and white or color 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.

Voucher Specimens References
The deposition of voucher specimens should be indicated where appropriate.

References
References must be based on the name and year system, give abbreviated journal titles and conform to the following styles:
[Journal Article]
Yu XP, Zheng XS, Xu HX, Lu ZX, Chen JM, Tao LY, 2002. A study on the dispersal of lycosid spider, Pirata subpiraticus between rice and Zizania fields. Acta Entomol. Sin. , 45(5): 636 - 640.
[Book]
Sonenshine DE , 1991. Biology of Ticks. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press, New York. 349 - 356.
[Article in Book]
Wilson MD, Post RJ, 1994. Integration of morphometric, cytogenetic and molecular techniques: a case study of Simulium damnosum . In: Hawksworth DL ed. The Identification and Characterization of Pest Organisms. CAB International, Wallingford. 215 - 224.
[Abstract in Proceedings]
Nevill EM, Kappmeier K, Venter GJ, 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 . 81.
Authors bear total responsibility of the accuracy of references. Abbreviation of journal names should be given according to Entomological Abstracts. Citations in the text should be styled as, e.g. Shelby and Webb (1999); (Wilson and Post, 1994); Yu et al. (2002). Unpublished materials should not be listed as references, but may be indicated as parenthetically as “unpublished data” or “personal communication” following the name(s) in the text.

Proofs
Authors may receive a set of page proofs for checking. No new material may be inserted in the text at the time of proof reading unless approved by the Editors. All joint communications must indicate the name and full postal address of the author to whom proofs should be sent. Telephone, fax and /or e-mail numbers should be included as a footnote on the title page.

Voucher copy
A voucher copy of the Journal is provided free to the first author or corresponding author of each paper.

Copyright
Authors must supply with the manuscript a signed letter indicating their agreement of a copyright transfer to the Editorial Board. Papers are accepted on the understanding that the work has been submitted exclusively to the Journal 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 Editorial Board if they wish to have any material returned.

Submission of Manuscripts
Please visit the journal website http://www.insect.org.cn/EN/volumn/current.shtml to make online submission. Submission through e-mail is also acceptable.

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Editorial Board

Acta Entomologica Sinica

Institute of Zoology

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beichen Xilu 1-5, Chaoyang

Beijing 100101

Tel.: 86-10-64807173

Fax: 86-10-64807099

E-mail: kcxb@ioz.ac.cn

Web site: http://www.insect.org.cn

 
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