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Author Guidelines

The JESBC is an open-access journal. Articles are published online as they are accepted; bound copies are printed every December. Manuscripts dealing with all facets of the study of arthropods will be considered for publication. Submissions may be from regions beyond British Columbia and the surrounding jurisdictions provided that content is applicable or of interest to a regional audience. Review and forum articles are encouraged. Authors need not be members of the Society. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed, a process that takes about six weeks.

Submissions

The JESBC accepts only electronic submissions via our electronic submission system. Manuscripts should be 12-point font, double-spaced with generous margins and with numbered lines and pages. Tables should be on separate, numbered pages. Figures and captions should be placed together at the end of the manuscript. Each figure should be on a separate page. Figure lines should be sufficiently thick and lettering sufficiently large so that they will be clear when reduced to fit on a journal page (12.7 x 20.5 cm). If a paper is accepted following review, we may ask for original figure files during layout editing.

Style and format

Consult the current volume for style and format. Style generally conforms to the Entomological Society of America Style Guide. Pay particular attention to the formats of References Cited. If there is no precedent, consult Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th Ed., published by the Council of Biology Editors.

We provide a citation style language (CSL) file for Mendeley and Zotero users here. Endnote, and other citation management software users may be able to import this style file.

Scientific Notes are an acceptable format for short reports. They must be two journal pages maximum, which is about four manuscript pages. Scientific Notes do not use traditional section headings, and the term "Scientific Note" precedes the title. A short abstract may be included if desired but must fit within the page limit. Notes are peer reviewed in the same manner as are regular submissions.

The JESBC accepts review articles and forum pieces. Both are also rigorously peer reviewed.

Page charges

The Society has no support apart from subscriptions. There is one $350 flat fee for publication. Please note that a $50/page surcharge for coloured illustrations applies. If you have coloured illustrations, please contact us about the cost. Note that coloured illustrations may be used online for no cost if the authors are willing to have them converted to greyscale for paper publication.

Page charge waiver

Authors whose entomological activities are not supported by universities or official institutions, who are unable to pay page charges from their personal funds, may apply for assistance when submitting a manuscript.

In addition, authors whose manuscripts have been invited for publication in the journal may have page charges waived.

Electronic reprints

The Society provides authors with an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file of an exact copy of the paper as it appears in the journal. This file will also be posted on the JESBC website to provide free electronic access to our journal for all interested parties.

Privacy

The editors will make every effort to protect the identity of anonymous reviewers, although reviewers may reveal their identities to authors if they so choose. All submitted manuscripts are considered confidential until they are accepted for publication in the journal.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available and appropriate, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced throughout; uses at least a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the text.
  5. You have used line numbers throughout your submitted manuscript to assist reviewers with their work. You have included page numbers on all pages.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with the Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 350.00 (CAD)
The Society has no support apart from subscriptions. There is one flat fee for publication. Please note that a surcharge for coloured illustrations applies. If you have coloured illustrations, please contact us about the cost. Note that coloured illustrations may be used online for no cost if the authors are willing to have them converted to greyscale for paper publication.

Authors whose entomological activities are not supported by universities or official institutions, who are unable to pay page charges from their personal funds, may apply for assistance when submitting a manuscript.