Florida Entomologist

Instructions to Authors

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AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR must be a member of the Florida Entomological Society.  If you are uncertain about your membership status, contact the Business Manager ,Teresa DuChene, P. O. Box 1007, Lutz, FL 33548-1007,  Phone 813-903-9234, FAX 813-979-4908.

AN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT as an electronic version in Microsoft Word should be submitted as an e-mail attachment or on a CD to Dr. Waldemar Klassen, University of Florida, Tropical Research & Education Center, 18905 SW 2800 Street, Homestead, FL, USA 33031-3314, editor.flaentsoc@gmail.com .(A paper copy is not necessary).

TO AVOID UNNECESSARY DELAYS IN THE EDITING AND PROCESSING OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT: Please format your manuscript according to one of the following templates.




Please note the following in preparing the manuscript:

Double-space sentences. Use 8.5” x 11” format, 1-inch margins.

ORDER manuscript as: title page, abstract with key words, resumen, text, acknowledgments (or endnote), references cited, tables, figure-caption list. Number pages.

TITLE PAGE: Place name, address, e-mail address, and phone number of author designated to process revisions and review proofs in upper right corner and suggested running head (60 characters or spaces or less) in upper left corner. Order and Family of key organisms should be included in title, but omit authority for scientific names in title.

ABSTRACT: Submit an abstract in English and resumen in Spanish (preferred), or Portuguese. The Editor will obtain a translation if author cannot. Include the complete scientific name of all pertinent organisms.

KEY WORDS: 4-6 below the Abstract.

TEXT: Follow a general format of introduction (no head), MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION. Use metric measurements; express quantities as Arabic numerals except as the first word of a sentence or to avoid ambiguity. Manuscripts in systematics must have an introduction. Taxonomic keys should use the format of vol. 72(2)(1989). Descriptions of new taxa should contain information that will distinguish them from other related taxa including appropriate amendment of existing keys. Formal descriptions of taxa may be telegraphic; use of gender symbols is acceptable except for headings. Abbreviate collection dates with Roman numerals for months and Arabic numerals for days and years: 30-IV-1947.

CITATIONS IN TEXT: Use the name-date format: Jones (1986); (Jones 1986); Jones & Smith (1986); (Jones & Smith 1986); Jones (in press); (A.F. Jones, Dept. Zoology, Ohio State University, personal communication). Use “et al.” for 3 or more authors. Provide evidence of acceptance for works “in press”, otherwise cite as “unpublished” or “personal communication.” Provide written permission from personal communicants.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Place disclaimers, journal series numbers, funding sources, address changes other than correspondent, etc. here.

REFERENCES CITED: Important format change: Put initials of ALL authors after the last (family) name. Example: JONES, B. J., AND SMITH, C. A. 2008…. Include all source material cited in the manuscript. Provide all information that would allow retrieval of the material. Do not abbreviate place names in journal citations (Florida Entomol, Folia Mexicana), otherwise use the abbreviations found in the Council of Biological Editors Style Manual or Biological Abstracts List of Serials with Title Abbreviations. All author names are to be in uppercase.

TABLES AND FIGURES: Submit all figures and photographs as .jpg or .tiff files.  Please DO NOT embed figures in text or submit figures as .ppt files. All figures and tables must be referenced in the text with Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. Table footnotes are written below the table and indicated as superscript Arabic numerals. Table legend in uppercase. All captions for figures are listed together on a separate page. All illustrations must be complete and final. Make a composite figure if numerous line drawings or photographs are needed; do not combine photographs and drawings in the same figure.

SCIENTIFIC NOTES: Short contributions with a maximum text length of 1000 words. More than 2 figures and/or tables are discouraged. Submit a title page and text in logical scientific order without any headings except, “Summary” and “References Cited.” Summary should be 1 to 3 sentences in length, “abstract-like” and located at end of text.

CHARGES: $58 per printed page with a surcharge of $26 per figure or table. Reprints are available; order forms with the current price schedule are sent with proofs. IFWA (Immediate Free Web Access), regular article - $100.00, scientific notes -$50.00.

ELECTRONIC REPRINTS: Internet publication of all articles is included in the page charges. Persons with access to the Web can read or make e-reprints@ (equivalent to high quality photocopies) at any time and without charge.
INFOLINKS: For $45, a hyperlink will be inserted in the online table of contents that accesses the author’s article (for more information, see http://www.flaentsoc.org/infolink.htm).

LISTING NAMES FOR AUTHOR INDEX: The corresponding author of each manuscript is requested to provide a separate listing of the names of all co-authors with each family name first followed by all other names or initials in the desired order.


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