Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology

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Edited By: David Stanley & Yonggyun Kim

Impact Factor: 1.357

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 35/94 (Entomology); 72/83 (Physiology); 243/289 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1520-6327

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Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology is an international journal that publishes articles in English that are of interest to insect biochemists and physiologists. Generally these articles will be in, or related to, one of the following subject areas: Endocrinology, Development, Neurobiology, Behavior, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymes, Proteins, Peptides, Nucleic Acids, Molecular Biology,Toxicology. ARCHIVES will publish only original articles. Articles that are confirmatory in nature or deal with analytical methods previously described will not be accepted.

Online Submissions and Peer Review

ARCHIVES now welcomes and encourages online submission and peer-review of manuscripts at Authors may access detailed instructions under the Instructions and Forms link. For questions and general correspondence, please contact the editor:

David Stanley
USDA/Agricultural Research Service
Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory
1503 S. Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

Fax: (573) 875-5364

Reviews of manuscripts are handled by members of the Editorial Board who may elect to send the manuscripts to other reviewers. All reviews are anonymous.

The author(s) should indicate at the time of submission the subject area (Endocrinology, Development, Neurobiology, Behavior,Pharmacology, Nutrition, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymes, Proteins,Peptides, Nucleic Acids, MolecularBiology, Toxicology) in which the manuscript should be reviewed.


Form. The manuscript should have a uniform style and be submitted exactly as the author wishes it to appear in print. It should consist of subsections in the following sequence: 1) Title Page, 2) Abstract, 3) Text, 4) Literature Cited, 5) Footnotes, 6) Tables, and 7) Figure Legends.

Each section should start on a new page. If possible the text should be subdivided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion.

Title page. The first page of the manuscript should include the following:
Complete title of paper
Author's name or names
Institution from which paper emanated with city, state, and Zip Code
Total number of figures
Name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of person to whom proofs are to be sent

Abstract. An abstract of no more than 250 words should be prepared. It will serve in lieu of a concluding summary and when published will precede the introductory section of the text. The abstract should be written in complete sentences, and should state succinctly the objectives, the experimental design of the paper, the principal observations and conclusions, and be intelligible without reference to the rest of the paper.

Keywords. All keywords should be included with the abstract as an addendum and should not, in total, exceed 85 letters and spaces.

Abbreviations. Standard abbreviations that can be used without definition are those listed in the journal of Biological Chemistry 256(1): 1-11 (1981). Authors should check this list of abbreviations first before creating their own. All non-standard abbreviations should be defined in alphabetical sequence in a footnote and cited immediately after the first such abbreviations.

Literature cited.

APA – American Psychological Association

References: List all sources in the reference list alphabetically by name. In-text citations should follow the author-date method. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

Use of et al. is determined by the number of authors and whether it is the first time a reference has been cited in the paper. Specifically, articles with one or two authors include all names in every in-text citation; articles with three, four, or five authors include all names in the first in-text citation but are abbreviated to the first author name plus et al. upon subsequent citations; and articles with six or more authors are abbreviated to the first author name plus et al. for all in-text citations.

References are styled according to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. A sample of the most common entries in reference lists appears below. Please note that for journal articles, issue numbers are not included unless each issue in the volume begins with page one.

Journal article:
Phelps, L. (1996). Discriminative validity of the WRAML with ADHD and LD children. Psychology in the Schools, 33, 5-12.
Chapter in Edited Book:

Borstrøm, I., & Elbro, C. (1997). Prevention of dyslexia in kindergarten: Effects of phoneme awareness training with children of dyslexic parents. In C. Hulme & M. Snowling (Eds.), Dyslexia: Biology, cognition and intervention (pp. 235–253). London, UK: Whurr.

References should refer only to material listed within the text.

Footnotes. Number footnotes to the text consecutively with corresponding reference numbers clearly indicated in the text. Additional references to identical footnotes are to be numbered with the next following consecutive number; for example:

2 Material used for this experiment secured through the courtesy of . . .
3 See footnote 1, page . . .

Tables. Since tabular matter is expensive to reproduce it should be simple and uncomplicated, with as few vertical and horizontal rules as possible. The text should indicate where the tables are to appear. Number tables with arabic numerals. Footnotes in tables should be identified consecutively with small letters, i.e., a, b, c, etc.

Legends. Figure legends are to be numbered consecutively, as follows: Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.

Symbols and Nomenclature. Standard symbols and nomenclature should follow the recommendations of the IUPAC and theIUPAC-IUB Committee on Biochemical Nomenclature.

Acknowledgments. Acknowledgments should be be placed at the end of the manuscript, before the references.

General Manuscript Instructions.

  • Number all pages of the manuscript consecutively.
  • Do not divide words at the end of a line, for if they are unfamiliar to the typesetter they may be incorrectly hyphenated.
  • Do not use abbreviations to begin sentences.
  • The word "Figure" written in the text is not abbreviated except when appearing in parentheses:
    Figure 2 (Figs. 4-6).
  • Spell non-technical terms according to the current Webster's International Dictionary.
  • Always spell out numbers when they stand as the first word in a sentence; no abbreviation should follow such numbers. Numbers indicating time, weight, and measurements are to be in arabic numerals when followed by abbreviations (e.g., 2 mm; 1 s; 3ml). In general, the numbers one to ten should be written in the text. All higher numbers should be given in arabic numerals.
  • Dates should be written as follows:
    October 11, 1992 11th of October
    October 11th 11th day of October
  • Sources for equipment and chemicals should include city and state or country.


Limit the number of figures to that which will adequately present the findings. In general, to achieve greatest fidelity and rendition of detail it is preferable that the printer work directly from original photoprints or drawings with as little reduction as possible. Illustrations should be prepared for reproduction as halftones or line drawings. All illustrations are to be submitted in complete and finished form, with adequate labeling.

Numbering. Figures, including charts and graphs,are to be numbered consecutively.



Ethics Guidelines. The Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology abides by Wiley's ethics guidelines and by the guidelines produced by the Committee on Publication Ethics.Please contact the editorial office with any questions on ethics or authorship.

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