Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

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Edited By: S.B.J. Menken

Impact Factor: 1.669

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 25/87 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1570-7458

Author Guidelines

Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts submitted to Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, or any part of the work described therein, must be original and must not be simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. Work previously published in abstract form should be referred to in the introduction. The Editors cannot accept responsibility for damage to or loss of papers submitted to them.

Manuscripts for Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eea. Submission online enables the quickest possible review and allows online manuscript tracking. Manuscript submission online should be in Word document (.doc or .docx) which will be automatically converted to PDF for reviewing. Figures can be embedded in the native word processor file or may be uploaded separately in one of the following formats: GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg), TIFF (.tif), EPS (.eps). Figures uploaded separately in these file formats will be automatically converted to small jpegs/PDFS for reviewing.

Full upload instructions and support are available from the ScholarOne Manuscript Submission Site via the Get Help Now button (now button at top right corner of each page). When prompted online, please submit your covering letter or comments to the Editor-in-Chief including one or two sentences describing the contents of the paper and its relevance to the focus of the journal.

Pre-submission English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found here. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Author material archive policy
Please note that unless specifically requested, Wiley-Blackwell will dispose of all electronic material submitted two 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.

Presentation of manuscripts
Authors using our EndNote Word formatting template to help them to present their article correctly can use the 'Submit an EndNote manuscript' option to speed submission when in our Manuscript Central submission site. Click here to download and unzip the template. Manuscripts, including the references, should be double-spaced, line  & page numbered, and written  in grammatically correct English. The title page should state the title of the paper, the names and addresses of the authors, a short title for running headlines, the full address of the corresponding author and up to 12 key words, which should not duplicate words in the title. An Abstract of not more than 300 words should include the reason why the work was carried out, the key techniques, the results and the major conclusions. The abstract should contain the full scientific name, followed by that of the family and tribe of the subject insect(s), along with the full name(s) of food plants, chemicals, etc. The Latin names of insects as well as plants should be followed by the name of the describer. Original articles should include, in the following order, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Figure legends (starting on a separate sheet), Tables. The text should preferably be in MS Word (PC or Mac format) and the illustrations must be submitted according to the Wiley-Blackwell digital illustration standards (see below). The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity.

The SI system of units should be used for all scientific and laboratory data; temperature should be expressed in degrees Centigrade. A table of commonly used SI units and their symbols is available to view by clicking here.

Data that is integral to the paper must be made available in such a way as to enable readers to replicate, verify and build upon the conclusions published in the paper. Any restriction on the availability of this data must be disclosed at the time of submission.
Data may be included as part of the main article where practical. We recommend that data for which public repositories are widely used, and are accessible to all, should be deposited in such a repository prior to publication. The appropriate linking details and identifier(s) should then be included in the publication and where possible the repository, to facilitate linking between the journal article and the data. If such a repository does not exist, data should be included as supporting information to the published paper or authors should agree to make their data available upon reasonable request.

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 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.

Corresponding authors will be asked to confirm whether or not a conflict of interest exists as part of the submission process.

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Technical Notes
A short manuscript (up to four pages in print) that describes a new technique or rearing method, or substantial improvements of existing methods, or that presents data on the bio-activity of a novel substance may be submitted as a Technical Note. These short manuscripts should not have an abstract, and can be organized either along the lines of a regular manuscript or without subdivisions. Authors may also consider combining the results and discussion sections. Technical Notes should not present incomplete or preliminary data sets.

References in the text. References should be in the Harvard style, i.e. citations appear in the form (Smith, 1990; Smith & Jones, 1991, Smith et al., 1992), (Smith et al., 1990) or if only the year is given in brackets, there should be no comma after the author name, e.g., The results of recent work by Smith et al. (1992).... References to papers having three or more authors should give the name of the first author only, followed by et al.

Reference list. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the article and should conform to the formats of the following examples. Journal titles should be given in full.

Journal article:
Dicke M & van Loon JJA (2000) Multitrophic effects of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in an evolutionary context. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 97: 237-249.

Gullan PJ & Cranston PS (1999) The Insects. An outline of entomology. 2nd edn. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK.

Book chapter:
Shapiro M (1986) In vivo production of baculoviruses. The Biology of Baculoviruses, Vol. 2: Practical Application for Insect Control (ed. by RR Grandos & BA Federici) CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 31-62.

Where a DOI is included in a reference, it should be cited as follows:
Mazmanian SK, Ton-That H & Schneewind O (2001) Sortase-catalysed anchoring of surface proteins to the cell wall of Staphylococcus aureus. Molecular Microbiology 40: 1049-1057. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2958.2001.02411.x

or alternatively if it has not yet been allocated to an issue:
Mazmanian SK, Ton-That H & Schneewind O (2001) Sortase-catalysed anchoring of surface proteins to the cell wall of Staphylococcus aureus. Molecular Microbiology. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2958.2001.02411.x

References should be checked carefully to make sure that all references given in the text (and no others) appear in the list of references and that the spelling of authors names and the dates are correct.

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.
EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp

Illustrations must be in a finished form ready for reproduction. All lettering in the figures, where possible, should be in 'Arial' font. Subdivided figures should be lettered A, B, etc. in the top left hand corner. The maximum figure size is 175 x 224 mm. Magnifications should be indicated by scale bars. Labelling should be clear and sized appropriately for the intended final size that the figure is intended to appear in the journal. Figures should be referred to in the text as (Figure 10). Authors may be asked to reduce the number of figures if some are considered to be inessential.

Electronic artwork. We would like to receive your artwork in electronic form. Save line art (vector graphics), uncompressed if possible, in Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) format and bitmap files (halftones or photographic images) in Tagged Image Format Files (.tif). The Editor will ask for these final versions of figures after the manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/prep_illust.asp

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 agreements 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.

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's 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 the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:


Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Colour Illustrations
It is the policy of Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction of their colour artwork, with the exception of colour figures in Mini Review articles. In the event that an author is not able to cover the costs of reproducing colour figures in colour in the printed version of the journal, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata offers authors the opportunity to reproduce colour figures in colour for free in the online version of the article (but they will still appear in black and white in the print version). If an author wishes to take advantage of this free colour-on-the-web service, they should liaise with the Editorial Office to ensure that the appropriate documentation is completed for the Publisher.

Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication, Wiley-Blackwell require 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 download the form, please contact the Production Editor at the address below and they will be able to email a form to you.

Once completed, please return the form to 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 with colour work will not be published until the form has been returned.

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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.

Early View
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata is covered by the 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 on the Web: http://www.doi.org/faq.html

Note to NIH Grantees
Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley-Blackwell will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance.  This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication.  For further information, see www.wiley.com/go/nihmandate.

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List of abbreviations

ANCOVA                                analysis of covariance (not small caps)
ANOVA                                   analysis of variance (not small caps)
°C                                           Celsius/centigrade
ca. (roman)                           circa/approx.
c.p.m.                                     counts per minute
centrifugal force: use g rather than r.p.m. (except for blenders and stirrers)
cv                                            cultivar
day                                          not abbreviated
d.f.                                           degrees of freedom
Department                          (not Dept)
Dr                                            doctor (not dr)
e.g.,                                        always followed by a comma
et al.                                       (roman)
Experiment                           (not Expt)
F-value                                   not italic
g                                              centrifugal force; Use instead of r.p.m.
g                                              gram
h                                              hour
i.e.,                                          always followed by a comma
in vitro                                    (roman)
in vivo                                     (roman)
l                                               litre
L16:D8                                   photoperiod indication 
                                                (not 16L:8D)
Mu symbol                             roman
min                                         minute
n                                              number, not in italics
The Netherlands
ns                                           non-significant
P-value                                   Always roman (not italic)
r.h.                                          relative humidity
r.p.m.                                      revolutions per minute – do not use! Supply value in g force
room temperature               (do not abbreviate to RT)
s                                              second
SD                                          standard error
SEM                                        standard error of the mean        
U-test                                     U not italic
UK                                          (not Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, nor GB)
vs.                                           versus
vice versa                              (roman, no hyphen)
vol/vol                                     volume by volume
week                                      not abbreviated
year                                        not abbreviated