Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of the Entomological Society of BC is an open-access journal. 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.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Forum

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Articles

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Scientific Notes

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Natural History & Observations

Natural history observations are short – typically about two pages maximum – pieces outlining entomological observations such as (but not exclusively) insect outbreaks, population collapses, observations in unexpected locations, novel behaviors, etc.

The purpose of these papers will be to record potentially important phenomena – that may otherwise be overlooked – for the use of future researchers. Papers of this sort were common in many of the earlier years of the journal, and we feel that they still have a place, particularly as we move further into the Anthropocene.

Natural History and Observations pieces will be subject to peer review. While not necessarily required, pieces that supply photographic, video, audio, two-witness, voucher specimens, and/or other rigorous evidence of the observation will be more likely to be accepted.

Photographs will be included in the journal. Video, audio, or other such files should be deposited in a DOI-based repository (such as figshare, Dryad, or an institutional repository) with the DOI noted in the written piece. Voucher specimens should be deposited in recognized musuems with a notation to that effect in the text.

The JESBC encourages entomologists and other naturalists working in British Columbia and the surrounding jurisdictions to consider submitting their observations as part of the long term record of our regional entomological natural history.

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Reviews

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Obituary

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Symposium Abstracts

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Annual Meeting Abstracts

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Occasional Papers

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Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will be delegated by the editor-in-chief to an editorial board member who will request the expertise of at least two anonymous reviewers. Following the advice in the assessments from the reviewers, a decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be made by the handling editor in conjunction with the editor-in-chief. In the event of a disagreement between reviewers, the article will be sent out for a third anonymous, independent review. The ultimate decision of the editors will be final.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia is published once per year in December and articles are also published online as they are accepted and processed.

 

Open Access Policy

The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

About the JESBC

The Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia is an open access journal that has been published continuously for over one-hundred years. We publish peer reviewed scientific research, review articles, and forum pieces on entomological topics of regional interest.

For more information about the Entomological Society of British Columbia, including our historical archive and the society's newsletter, Boreus, please click here.

 

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