Physiological Entomology

Cover image for Vol. 39 Issue 2

Edited By: Robert Weaver and Henry Fadamiro

Impact Factor: 1.434

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 29/90 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-3032

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Molecular Biology, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Systematic Entomology



Author Guidelines


**No page charges**

Physiological Entomology has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

  • Quick and easy submission

  • Administration centralised and reduced

  • Significant decrease in peer review times

From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/phen. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. If you cannot submit online, please contact the Editors.

Professor Jim Hardie
j.hardie@imperial.ac.uk
Department of Life Sciences
Imperial College London
Silwood Park campus
Ascot
Berks
SL5 7PY
United Kingdom

Dr. Robert J. Weaver
robert.weaver@fera.gsi.gov.uk
Food and Environment Research Agency
Sand Hutton
York
YO41 1LZ
United Kingdom

Professor Henry Y. Fadamiro
fadamhy@auburn.edu
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn University
Auburn
Alabama, U.S.A.

Papers should be in clear concise English. They should not exceed 6000 words of text (10 printed pages) though longer papers may be accepted if they are of exceptional merit. Papers submitted must not have been published or accepted for publication by any other journal.

Contributors should use present tense in the Abstract, Introduction and Discussion, and passive voice throughout.

The name and full postal address and email address of the author to whom readers should address correspondence and offprint requests should be given on the first page; this will appear as a footnote in the journal and the publishers will send proofs to this author unless contrary instructions are written on the manuscript.

Recent issues or the journal website (http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/phen) should be examined for details of acceptable style and format. Particular attention must be taken to adhere exactly to the journal style in all respects. Manuscripts not complying with the conditions will be returned to the authors. The text, including tables and figure legends, must be organised in the journal format and submitted as a single Word file with line numbering. Tables must be on separate sheets, should be self-explanatory, and must not be ruled up. Figure legends must be grouped together on a separate page.  In the full-text online edition of the journal figure legends may be truncated in abbreviated links to the full screen version. Therefore the first 100 characters of any legend should inform the reader of key aspects of the figure. Figures must be submitted as separate EPS or TIFF (not embedded in text) or as PDF files. If submitting figures in PDF form, perform a visual check of the quality of the generated image. You should be able to zoom in to about 300% without the image becoming noticeably blurred or pixelated. For final publication we require your electronic artwork to be prepared according to the publisher's guidelines at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp. Authors should contact the Editors by e-mail if they experience any difficulties in uploading their files.

Figures should be submitted at least twice their final printed size with lettering large enough to allow appropriate reduction on the printed page. Figures should be numbered serially. Authors should avoid unnecessarily large lettering. When preparing electronic figures please remove default settings, such as background shading, gridlines, borders and headings. Maps must be clear, drawn with high quality continuous lines, with scales and compass orientation. Photographs of good contrast are acceptable for half-tone reproduction when they are a real contribution to the text.

When data are expressed as means, whether in figures or tables, some indication of their distribution about the mean should be given. The same data should not be given in both tables and figures.

References should conform to the 'name-and-date' system; titles of periodicals must be given in full in the list of references at the end of the paper.

The title of the paper should be informative but preferably not exceed twenty words. A short title (for page headlines) of not more than forty letters should also be supplied. Taxonomic affiliation and authority for the principle species involved in the paper should be given in the Abstract and at the first mention in the text, not in the title. The paper should include a self-contained abstract of less than 250 words, to follow on a separate page after the title, affiliation and contact details. Authors should provide a maximum of ten keywords.

Conflict of Interest
Physiological Entomology requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest.  Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author’s objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or indirectly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include but are not limited to patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker’s fees from a company.  The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in this journal.

It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and to collectively list in the manuscript (under the Acknowledgment section) and in the online submission system ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.

Physiological Entomology is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Ethical Guidelines
The journal expects authors to abide by the guidelines of those statutory bodies, or, discipline that are specific to the country of origin, or, execution of the research.

Preparation of electronic artwork
We would like to receive your artwork electronically in addition to hard copy. Please prepare your figures according to the publisher's Electronic Artwork Guidlines.

• Create EPS files for images containing lineart. EPS files should be saved with fonts embedded (and with a TIFF preview if possible). The following packages can be used to create EPS files: Adobe Illustrator 7.0 and above, Deneba Canvas 6.0 and above, CorelDRAW 7.0 and above, SigmaPlot 8.01 and above. Other programs may also be able to create EPS files - use the SAVE AS or EXPORT functions. EPS files can be produced from other applications (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel) BUT results can be unpredictable (e.g. fonts and shading not converted correctly, lines missing, dotted lines becoming solid).

• Create TIFF files images containing half-tones/photographs. For scanned images, the scanning resolution (at final image size, see above for a guide to sizes) should be as follows to ensure adequate reproduction: lineart, >800 d.p.i.; half-tones, >300 d.p.i. Figures containing both halftone and line images, >600 d.p.i. The following programs can be used to create TIFF files: Adobe Photoshop 4.0 and above, Adobe Illustrator 9.0 and GraphPad Prism 3. Other programs may also be able to create TIFF files - use the SAVE AS or EXPORT functions.

• Black and white images should be supplied as 'grayscale'; colour images should be supplied as CMYK.

• Multipart figures should be supplied in the final layout in one file, labelled as (A), (B) etc

• Supply figures at final size widths if possible: 19 picas (single column) or 40 picas (double column)

• Use sans serif, true-type fonts for labels if possible, preferably Arial or Helvetica, or Times (New) Roman if serif fonts required.

• Ensure all lines and lettering are clear.

Early View
Physiological Entomology is covered by Wiley's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at: http://www.doi.org/faq.html.

Colour Work Agreement forms
It is the policy of Physiological Entomology for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction of their colour artwork. Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication, Wiley requires you to complete and return a Colour Work Agreement form before your paper can be published. This form can be downloaded as a PDF* from the internet. If you are unable to access the internet, or are unable to download the form, please contact the Production Editor at: phen@wiley.com and they will be able to email or FAX a form to you. Once completed, please return the form to Customer Services at the address below:

Customer Services (OPI)
John Wiley & Sons Ltd, European Distribution Centre
New Era Estate
Oldlands Way
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 9NQ

Any article received by Wiley Blackwell without colour work will not be published until the form has been returned.
*To read PDF files, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have this program, this is available as a free download from the following web address: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Offprints
Free access to the final PDF offprint or your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers.

Copyright
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected, the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected, the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreement, please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal's compliant self-archiving policy, please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

Proofs
The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.

Author material archive policy
Please note that unless specifically requested, Wiley Blackwell will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted 2 months after publication.  If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the editorial office or production editor as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.

Author Services
Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley Blackwell's Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track articles--once they have been accepted--through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated emails at key stages of production so they do not need to contact the production editor to check on progress. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including faqs and tips on article preparation, submission, and more.

OnlineOpen
OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article open access. With OnlineOpen the author, their funding agency, or institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites. In addition to publication online via Wiley Online Library, authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository, or other free public server, immediately on publication. If you want your article to be open access please choose the approprite license agreement when you log in to Wiley's Author Services system. Click on 'Make my article OnlineOpen' and choose the appropriate license by clicking on 'Sign license agreement now' when you log in to Wiley's Author Services system.

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