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Author Guidelines

  Instructions for Authors

Manuscript submission

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Permissions

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times.

Title page

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s) (name and surname in block capitals)
  • A concise and informative title (in block capitals, with species in italic capitals)
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author. Any relevant notes on financial contributions, the part playes by the differnt Authors, should be indicated in a footnote on the first page.

Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

Headings

Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.

Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Footnotes

Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.

Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.

Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Scientific style

Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units).

Genus and species names should be in italics.

Please use the standard mathematical notation for formulae, symbols etc.:

  • Italic for single letters that denote mathematical constants, variables, and unknown quantities
  • Roman/upright for numerals, operators, and punctuation, and commonly defined functions or abbreviations, e.g., cos, det, e or exp, lim, log, max, min, sin, tan, d (for derivative)
  • Bold for vectors, tensors, and matrices.

References

Citation

Cite references in the text as follows: (Ramarkers, 1983) or Ramarkers (1983); (Riom and Gerbinot, 1977) or Deubert & Rhode (1971); (Robertson et al., 1989)

Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

Bibliographical references in the following examples:


Dallai R., 1975 – Fine structure of the spermatheca of Apis mellifera. – J. Insect Physiol., 21: 89-109.

Santini G., Ramsay P.M., Tucci L., Ottonetti L., Frizzi F., 2011 – Spatial patterns of the ant Crematogaster scutellaris in a model ecosystem. - Ecological Entomology, 36: 625-634.

Wallwork J.A., 1967 – Acari. In: Soil Biology, Burgers A. & Raw F. Ed., Academic Press, London, New York, pp.365-395.

Hill D.S., 1987 – Agricultural insect pests of the tropics and their control. Cambridge University press, XII+ 746 pp.

Nordlund D.A., Jones R.L., Lewis W.J. (Eds.), 1981 – Semiochemical: their role in Pest control. Wiley, N.Y., 850 pp.


Authors are advise to refer to the World List of Scientific Periodical for the abbreviations of journals.

 

- Plate and illustrations: the format of the journal (16.5x24.5 cm) should be borne in mind, and illustrations should be of such a size as to allow a 65% reduction. Plates and illustrations, together with their relevant captions, should be indicate in Roman numerals (e.g. Fig. I, Plate I, etc.); illustrations in the text composed of more than one drawing of photograph should always be numbered from 1 (e.g. Fig. I, 1, 2, 3, etc., Plate II, 1, 2, 3, …); while tables should use Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1, etc.).

 

- Captions are to be written on a separate page with precise references to the illustration.

 

- Figures, photos etc. should be submitted as 300 dpi TIFF, EPS, or PDF files. Line art should be 1200 dpi bitmap format. The IPEG (JPG) format may also submitted, but must be of a high resolution and size that allow for good print reproduction when reduced and converted to TIFF format.


- Abstract in Italian language will be perform by the editor

 

 

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 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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