Physiological Entomology

Cover image for Vol. 42 Issue 1

Edited By: Henry Fadamiro, Shin G. Goto and Toby Bruce

Impact Factor: 1.53

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 29/94 (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

Physiological Entomology uses ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. All submissions to the journal must be submitted online at 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 have any problems submitting, please contact the editorial office.

Papers should be in clear concise English. As a general rule, they should not exceed 7500 words, although longer papers may be considered if they are of exceptional merit. Review articles may also be longer. Papers submitted must not have been published or accepted for publication by any other journal.

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 requested otherwise.

The text, including tables and figure legends, must be organised in the journal format and submitted as a single Word file with line numbering. Each table should be on a separate page, should be self-explanatory, and should not be ruled up. Table/figure legends should be grouped 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 Authors should contact the editorial office 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. 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.

The journal referencing style is Harvard. In the text sources are cited by the name of the authors followed by the date of publication, e.g. Adams & Boston (1993), (Adams & Boston, 1993). The references should be listed at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order by author name.

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. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission.

It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and to collectively list in the cover letter (if applicable) to the Editor-in-Chief, in the manuscript (in the footnotes, Conflict of Interest or Acknowledgments section), and in the online submission system ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.

In addition a statement is required that confirms that there are no disputes over the ownership of the data presented in the paper and all contributions have been attributed appropriately, via coauthorship or acknowledgement, as appropriate to the situation.

All submissions to this journal are required to comply with the above statements. At the Editor's discretion, clarification and further undertaking may be required from all submitting authors. Notwithstanding which, the interpretation of compliance with all of the above statements shall be reserved to the Editors of this Journal and the Editorial Officer of the Society, whose decision on all matters relating to and arising from the above statements shall be final.

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:

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 Blackwell 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: and they will be able to email or FAX a form to you.

Please post or courier all pages of your completed form to Customer Services. Note that electronic or faxed copies cannot be accepted in compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements.

Once completed, please return the original form to Customer Services at the address below:

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Any article received by Wiley Blackwell with colour work will not be published until the form has been returned. For queries, please contact the production editor of the journal.
*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: Please note this links to an external website. The journal accepts no responsibility for the content of external sites.

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.

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

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 and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal's compliant self-archiving policy, please visit:

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: 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 for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including faqs and tips on article preparation, submission, and more.

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.