Entomological Research

Cover image for Vol. 47 Issue 3

Edited By: Yeon Soo Han

Impact Factor: 0.573

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 70/91 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1748-5967

Author Guidelines


The journal is published in an online-only format since 2015.

Print subscription and single issue sales are available from Wiley’s Print-on-Demand Partner. To order online click on ‘Subscribe/Renew’ on the journal’s homepage on the Wiley Online Library.


1. Submission
2. Aims and Scope
3. Publication Charges
4. Preparing Your Submission
5. Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations
6. Author Licensing
7. Publication Process After Acceptance
8. Post Publication
9. Editorial Office Contact Details


Thank you for your interest in Entomological Research. Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.

Once you have prepared your submission in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/enr

Two files should be supplied: the covering letter and the manuscript. The covering letter should be uploaded as a file not for review in keeping with the double-blind review process. Figures should also be uploaded as separate files.

The submission system will prompt you to use an ORCiD (a unique author identifier) to help distinguish your work from that of other researchers. Click here to find out more.

Click here for more details on how to use ScholarOne.

For help with submissions, please contact:

Dr. Jo, Yong Hun (Research Professor)
Editorial Manager, Entomological Research Office
Room 410, Building Number 6
Division of Plant Biotechnology College of Agriculture & Life Science
Chonnam National University
77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-Gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea
Phone (mobile): +82-10-8916-6869, Phone (Lab): +82-62-530-0316
Fax : +82-62-530-2069
E-mail: yhun1228@jnu.ac.kr

We look forward to your submission.


Entomological Research is the successor of the Korean Journal of Entomology. Published by the Entomological Society of Korea (ESK) since 1970, it is the official English language journal of ESK, and publishes original research articles dealing with any aspect of entomology. Papers in any of the following fields will be considered:
- Systematics
- Ecology
- Physiology
- Biochemistry
- Pest Control
- Embryology
- Genetics
- Cell and molecular biology
- Medical entomology
- Apiculture and sericulture

The journal publishes research papers, short communications and technical notes, as well as invited reviews.

Authors wanting to submit manuscripts to the journal must be members of The Entomological Society of Korea. In the case of articles with several authors, at least one author must be a member of the Society.


To submit and publish a manuscript, ESK assesses charges by stages as following:

1. Submission: To submit a manuscript, one of the authors should be an ESK member.

2. Review: ESK doesn’t pose review charges.

3. Publication: ESK charges USD 300 of publication fees once a manuscript is finally accepted (6 pages or less and additional USD 50 per a page). The publication of a manuscript may be delayed until funds become available except publication charge waivers.

4. Waiver. Publication charges may be waived at the Editor-in-Chief’s own discern with eligible reasons for the manuscripts of Invited Review or those submitted from developing countries.


All articles submitted to the journal must comply with these instructions. Failure to do so will result in return of the manuscript and possible delay in publication. Submissions should be double-spaced. The top, bottom and side margins should be at least 30 mm. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page.

- The entire article (including tables) should be supplied as a single file; only figures should be supplied as separate files.

- Figures must be supplied as high resolution .tif or .eps files. For more information, refer to 'Figures' later in this document.

- Specify the first author’s surname, the journal title and the manuscript number.

- MS Word format is preferred.

Covering letter

Papers are accepted for publication in the journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the covering letter.

The covering letter must also contain an acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly, and that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.

Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest.

If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher), stating authorization to reproduce the material, must be attached to the covering letter.

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 at http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/. 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.

Style of the Manuscript

Spelling. The journal uses US spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Units. All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units.

Abbreviations. Abbreviations should be used sparingly – only where they ease the reader’s task by reducing repetition of long, technical terms. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.

Trade names. Chemical substances should be referred to by the generic name only. Trade names should not used.

Zoological nomenclature. All papers must conform to the latest edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Upon its first use in the title, abstract and text, the common name of a species should be followed by the scientific name (genus, species and authority) in parentheses. Genus names should not be abbreviated at the beginning of paragraphs.

Genetic nomenclature. Standard genetic nomenclature should be used.

Nucleotide sequence data can be submitted in electronic form to any of the three major collaborative databases: DDBJ, EMBL or GenBank. It is only necessary to submit to one database as data are exchanged between DDBJ, EMBL and GenBank on a daily basis. The suggested wording for referring to accession-number information is: “These sequence data have been submitted to the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank databases under accession number U12345.”
Addresses are as follows:
DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) http://www.ddbj.nig.ac.jp
EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Submissions http://www.ebi.ac.uk


The length of an article (including references, tables and appendices) should not exceed 20 printed pages. Short communications should not exceed 4 printed pages.


Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: (i) title page, (ii) abstract and key words, (iii) text, (iv) acknowledgments, (v) references, (vi) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes), (vii) figure legends and (viii) appendices. Figures and supporting information should be supplied in separate files, if relevant. Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical matter.

Title page

The title page should contain:
(i) a short informative title that contains the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations (see Wiley's best practice SEO tips);
(ii) a short running title of less than 40 characters;
(iii) the full names of the authors;
(iv) the author's institutional affiliations at which the work was carried out.

The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote.

Abstract and key words

All articles must have a brief abstract that states in 250 words or fewer the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.

Up to six key words (for the purposes of indexing) should be supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order.


Authors should use the following subheadings to divide the sections of their manuscript: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion.


The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors’ industrial links and affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.


The Harvard (author, date) system of referencing is used (examples are given below). In the text, give the author’s name followed by the year in parentheses: Smith (2000). If there are two authors use 'and': Smith and Jones (2001); but if cited within parentheses use '&': (Smith & Jones 2001). When reference is made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by et al. should be used: MacDonald et al. (2002). In the reference list, references should be listed in alphabetical order.

In the reference list, cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when seven or more, list the first six followed by et al. Do not use ibid. or op cit. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. A. Smith, unpubl. data, 2005). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Sugumaran M, Saul SJ, Ramesh N (1985) Endogenous protease inhibitors prevent undesired activation of prophenoloxidase in insect haemolymph. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 132: 1124–1129.

Chapman RF (1971) The Insects Structure and Function, 3rd edn. Elsevier, New York.

Chapter in a book
Driever M (1993) Maternal control of anterior development in the Drosphila embryo. In: Bate M, Aris AM (eds) The Development of Drosophila melanogaster, pp. 387–424. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York.

Hong KD, Kim LP (1997) The sources and migratory pathway of locusts in Korea. In: The 50th Annual Meeting of The Entomological Society of Korea, Seoul, Korea. Abstract A20.

References in articles

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.


Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type tables on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.

Figure legends

Type figure legends on a separate page. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement


All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Figures should be sized to fit within the column (80 mm), intermediate (110 mm) or the full text width (167 mm).

Do not embed figures in the Word document – they must be supplied in separate files. Figures must be supplied as high resolution (at least 300 d.p.i.) files, saved as .eps or .tif. Line figures should be supplied in .eps format as at least 600 d.p.i. For very simple line figures, .xls and .ppt files will be accepted. Combination figures (with an image and text) should be in .eps format as at least 600 d.p.i. They can be supplied as .tif files but if so should be at least 600 d.p.i. and line work should not appear jagged. Line figures should be supplied as sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams, drawn professionally or with a computer graphics package. Lettering must be included and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text.

Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration.

Wiley’s web page for digital graphics standards provides more information.


Appendices will be published after the references. For submission they should be supplied as separate files but referred to in the text.

Supporting Information

Supporting information is information that is not essential to the article but that provides greater depth and background. It is hosted online, and appears without editing or typesetting. It may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. Click here for Wiley’s FAQs on supporting information.

Wiley Author Resources

Wiley has a range of resources for authors preparing manuscripts for submission available here. In particular, authors may benefit from referring to Wiley’s best practice tips on Writing for Search Engine Optimization.

Editing, Translation and Formatting Support: Wiley Editing Services can greatly improve the chances of your manuscript being accepted. Offering expert help in English language editing, translation, manuscript formatting and figure preparation, Wiley Editing Services ensures that your manuscript is ready for submission.


Peer Review

The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and the Editor. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication. Authors should abide by the decision made, and if asked to submit a revised version of their manuscript, do so by the designated due date.

Manuscripts should be written in a clear, concise, direct style. Where contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of scientific content, the Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between author and reader. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

Ethical Considerations

Any experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and where relevant conform to national guidelines for animal usage in research.

In taxonomic papers, type specimens and type depositories must be clearly designated and indicated. Authors are required to deposit the name-bearing type material in internationally recognized institutions (not private collections).

When the research is carried out in areas for which research permits are required (e.g. nature reserves), or when it deals with organisms for which collection or import/export permits are required (e.g. protected species), the authors must clearly detail obtaining these permits in the Acknowledgments section.

Authorship Policy

All listed authors must have contributed significantly to the paper, and all authors must be in agreement with the content of the submitted manuscript and must approve of the final version.

Conflict of Interest

The journal 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 directly 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. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to disclose with the submission ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.

Publication Ethics

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Note this journal uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Read our Top 10 Publishing Ethics Tips for Authors here. Wiley’s Publication Ethics Guidelines can be found at https://authorservices.wiley.com/ethics-guidelines/index.html


If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author will receive an email prompting them to log in to Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be required to complete a copyright license agreement on behalf of all authors of the paper.

Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright agreement, or OnlineOpen under the terms of a Creative Commons License.

General information regarding licensing and copyright is available here. To review the Creative Commons License options offered under OnlineOpen, please click here. (Note that certain funders mandate that a particular type of CC license has to be used; to check this please click here.)

Self-Archiving definitions and policies. Note that the journal’s standard copyright agreement allows for self-archiving of different versions of the article under specific conditions. Please click here for more detailed information about self-archiving definitions and policies.

Open Access fees: If you choose to publish using OnlineOpen you will be charged a fee. A list of Article Publication Charges for Wiley journals is available here.

Funder Open Access: Please click here for more information on Wiley’s compliance with specific Funder Open Access Policies.


Accepted article received in production

When your accepted article is received by Wiley’s production production team, you (corresponding authors) will receive an email asking you to login or register with Author Services. You will be asked to sign a publication licence at this point.


Once your paper is typeset you will receive email notification of the URL from where to download a PDF typeset page proof, associated forms and full instructions on how to correct and return the file. Please note that you are responsible for all statements made in your work, including changes made during the editorial process and thus you must check your proofs carefully. Note that proofs should be returned 48 hours from receipt of first proof.

Early View

The journal offers rapid speed to publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View (Online Version of Record) articles are published on Wiley Online Library before inclusion in an issue. Note there may be a delay after corrections are received before your article appears online, as Editors also need to review proofs. Once your article is published on Early View no further changes to your article are possible. Your Early View article is fully citable and carries an online publication date and DOI for citations.


Access and sharing

When your article is published online:
• You receive an email alert (if requested).
• You can share your published article through social media.
• As the author, you retain free access (after accepting the Terms & Conditions of use, you can view your article).
• The corresponding author and co-authors can nominate up to ten colleagues to receive a publication alert and free online access to your article.

You can now order print copies of your article (instructions are sent at proofing stage).

Now is the time to start promoting your article. Find out how to do that here.

Measuring the impact of your work

Wiley also helps you measure the impact of your research through our specialist partnerships with Kudos and Altmetric.


Dr. Jo, Yong Hun (Research Professor)
Editorial Manager, Entomological Research Office
Room 410, Building Number 6
Division of Plant Biotechnology College of Agriculture & Life Science
Chonnam National University
77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-Gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea
Phone (mobile): +82-10-8916-6869, Phone (Lab): +82-62-530-0316
Fax : +82-62-530-2069
E-mail: yhun1228@jnu.ac.kr

Author Guidelines updated 23 February 2017