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Guidelines to the Contributors

Journal of Entomological Research is the official publication of the Malhotra Publishing House. It features the original research in all branches of Entomology and other cognate sciences of sufficient relevance and primary interest to the entomologists. The publication is generally open to all but it also accepts papers from other subjects related to Entomology.

Manuscript submission

  • The manuscript is to be submitted through e-mail (vinay.malhotra@gmail.com) strictly in the format of the journal. Files should be in docx or doc format with 12 font size of Times New Roman.
  • On receipt of a manuscript, an acknowledgement with a reference number of the paper is sent to the corresponding author. This number should always be quoted while making further correspondence about the manuscript.
  • All correspondence regarding the manuscript should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Entomological Research, C/o Malhotra Publishing House, B-6, DSIDC Complex, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi 110 015.
  • Submission of manuscript implies that the work submitted has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication anywhere else.
  • Further, the manuscript must be approved by all the co-authors and competent authorities where the research work has been carried out. Should there be any claims of compensation, the publisher will not be held legally responsible.

Manuscript guidelines

Review/Strategy paper: The review article is normally requested through invitation but regular submission can also be considered based on merit. It should be comprehensive, up-to-date, and contain critical review on a recent topic of importance. The maximum limit is of 6000 words including tables and figures. It should cite the latest literature and identify some gaps for the future.

Research paper: Each full-length research paper must not exceed 3500 words including tables, illustrations and references. Manuscripts should be typed in double space, Times New Roman 12 font size and thoroughly revised before submission.

Title: The title should be short, specific, and informative and only the first letter of the title should be typed in capital letters. Latin names should be typed in italics.

Authors: Names of the author(s) to be typed in first letters capital. The name should be devoid of degrees, designation, etc. Changes of authorship or in order of the authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript. The manuscript should be approved by co-authors.

Address: Address of the institution(s) where the work was carried out should be given. The corresponding author should be indicated by an asterisk (*), and his/her e-mail should be given as a footnote.

Abstract: A concise summary (maximum of 250 words) of the entire work done along with the justification of study, results and main highlights of the findings and a concluding statement should be given.

Key words: A maximum of five keywords should be given indicating the contents of the paper.

Headings: Each full-length research paper should have the following main headings, which are to be typed only the first letter capitals on left of the page: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements (optional) and References.

Introduction: It should be brief and highlight the importance of the topic under study. A brief review of the literature citing the latest research in the field should be given. The introduction shall be able to justify the need for research work done.

Materials and Methods: It should describe the experimental materials, year of experimentation, experimental design and the statistical methods used. Further, the software used for statistical analysis should be quoted. Also describe the methods employed for the collection of data in short along with the statistical details. For well-known methods, citation of relevant reference(s) will suffice. For inserting equations, formulae, etc. equation editor function should be used.

Results and Discussion:

  • This segment should focus on the fulfilment of stated objectives as given in the introduction. It should contain the findings presented in the form of tables, figures and photographs.
  • Same data should not be presented in the table and figure form.
  • Mention only pooled data in Tables, if recorded for more than one year, except in rare cases where authors are willing to show some specific trend for the given seasons/ years with full justification.
  • Metric system units should only be used to express the data. Also, follow proper style for SI units should be used. Similarly, proper symbols for degree (°), plus-minus sign (±), per cent (%), more than (>), less than (<), alpha (a), beta (ß), gamma (?) etc. should be used.

Tables: Tables should be typed on separate sheets, each with a short heading. Tables should be typed with the first letter (T) capital. Table function should be used for making a table and should be numbered in Arabic numerals followed by a period. All measurements should be in metric (SI) units. All tables should be cited in the text in consecutive numerical order. Source of already published materials included in the table, if any, should be given. Footnotes to Tables should be indicated by superscript, lowercase letter (or an asterisk (*) for significance value or other statistical data) and included in the bottom of the Table.

Figures/Line drawings: Only good quality figures essential for the manuscript shall be given in JPEG or TIFF format. The illustrations should not repeat the data presented in tables and vice-versa. Text figures should be used in preference to plates. All the figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals and cited in the text in consecutive numerical order. All figures must have descriptive captions and patterns and/or colour to be used for clarity.

Photographs: The photographs should be of high quality in JPEG or TIFF format. All photographs should carry descriptive caption and number in Arabic numerals. Charges for printing colour photographs will be additional.

Authors’ contribution

  • The contribution of each author is to be mentioned in the following heads.
  • The name of the authors to be given in abbreviated form within the parenthesis against each head.
  • Conceptualization of research ( );
  • Designing of the experiments ( );
  • Contribution of experimental materials ( );
  • Execution of field/lab experiments and data collection ( );
  • Analysis of data and interpretation ( );
  • Preparation of the manuscript ( ).

Declaration: The authors should declare that they do not have any conflict of interest.

Acknowledgements: Should mention only assistance received in real terms, and financial grant provided by an agency.

References: Reference to literature should be arranged alphabetically according to the author’s names, should be placed at the end of the article. Each reference should contain the names of the author with initials, the year of the publication, title of the article, the abbreviated title of the publication according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals, volume and page(s). In the text, the reference should be indicated by the author’s name, followed by the year in brackets. A maximum of 16 key references are permissible for citation in a full length manuscript.

Research Paper: Bhattacharyya, B., Bhuyan, U. and Pujari, D. 2014. Management of red ant, Dorylus orientalis Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in potato. J. ent. Res., 38: 265-67.

Thesis: Annamalai, M. 2010. Bioefficacy of some entomopathogenic fungi against thrips, Thrips tabaci Lindeman on onion crop. M.Sc. (Ag.) Thesis, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. pp. 29-30.

Book Chapter: Gupta, S.K. 1991. The mites of agricultural importance in India with remarks on their economic status. In: Modern Acarology, Dusbabek, F. and Bukva, V. (Eds.). Academia, Prague, pp. 509-522.

Proceedings of Symposium: Majidishad, B., Janbaksh, B. and Bagheri-Zenooz, E. 1989. The species of genus paederus in the southern region of the Caspian Sea. In: Proceedings of the 9th Plant Protection Congress of Iran, Mashhad 1989; Abstracts, pp. 9-14.

Book: Jeppson, L.R., Keifer, H.H. and Baker, E.W. 1975. Mites injurious to economic plants. University California Press, pp. 614.


Article forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief for publication is understood to be offered to Journal of Entomological Research exclusively. It is also understood that the authors have obtained a prior approval of their Department, Faculty or Institute in the case where such approval is necessary.

  • Publishing charges: Corresponding author have to bear the publishing charges for the paper. Charges will be informed at the time of paper accepted & proof sent to author.
  • The Editorial Board takes no responsibility for the fact or the opinion expressed in the Journal, which rests entirely with the author(s) thereof.
  • Acceptance of a manuscript for publication in the Journal of Entomological Research shall automatically mean the transfer of Copyright to the Malhotra Publishing House. At the time of acceptance of a manuscript, all the authors should be the individual subscribers of the journal.
  • The authors must ensure about the clarity and brevity of expression in the manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Submission of plagiarism report of less than 10% using Turnitin software is must for further processing of articles for publication in Journal of Entomological Research.
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