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Author Guidelines

The Philippine Entomologist follows the CBE Style Manual, 5th edition by the Council of Biology Editors, Inc., Bethesda, MD.

Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, (including footnotes, captions, references) on 21.6 x 28 cm (8 ó x 11-inch) bond paper and arranged in the following format: TITLE, AUTHOR(S), ABSTRACT, KEY WORDS, TEXT, REFERENCES CITED, TABLES, FIGURES. The text should be divided into the following sections: INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, REFERENCES CITED, TABLES AND FIGURES, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (optional). A separate RESULTS and DISCUSSION can be used when the article warrants it. A summary or conclusion section is not recommended. A paragraph may be added in the discussion section to emphasize the main points in the paper. Each page must also have consecutive line numbers on the left hand margin.

Place the main section headings in all capitals at the center of the page. Begin subsection headings at the left-hand margin and capitalize the first word only. If subsubheadings are needed, place them at the beginning of the paragraph, underline with a squiggly line to indicate the boldface type, capitalize the first word only, and end with a period. Begin the first sentence on the same line.

Title. The title must be brief but it should clearly identify the main topic of the article. Both common and scientific names of the insects must be included. Unless the manuscript is of taxonomic nature, the family and order should be omitted. The first footnote is the identification of the article; the second, the position and address of the author. If the article was presented in a scientific meeting or was based on a dissertation or thesis, a statement to this effect should also be included as a footnote.

Authors. Place the name(s) of the author(s) two lines below the title and footnoted with a superscript Arabic two (2). The use of the author(s)’ full name(s) is encouraged to prevent confusion in the literature. Be consistent about the given names or initials that are used in the by-lines. In footnote two, include the job title(s) of the author(s) at the institution(s) where the research was conducted and the address(es) or the institution(s). Current address(es) of the author(s) should follow. Honorary authors are not allowed. Honorary author is a person who has not contributed to the conduct of research, to the writing of manuscript or can not assume responsibility over its technical content.

Abstract. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. It should identify the main topic of the article and the basic reasons for doing the research. Indicate the methods used and give a brief summary of significant findings.

Key words. Make a list of 5 words suitable for indexing and information and retrieval systems. Select words that reflect the central topics of the article.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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You can contact the editorial team for inquiry.  All papers published in the Philippine Entomologist are listed in the Review of Agricultural Entomology, and indexed in Thomson Reuters Services such as the Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, and the Zoological Record. The Philippine Entomologist is also included in the Thomson Reuters Scientific Master Journal List.