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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.
  • The manuscript must be written in ENGLISH or PORTUGUESE.
  • The submission must not have been previously published, nor has been sent to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file must be prepared in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The abstract must be under 250 words.
  • The main text must be less than 4000 words long.
  • Where available, DOI’s for the references must be provided.
  • Pictures, graphics and illustrations even inserted in the text must be sent in separate files, in the original format in which they were created.
  • Research grants from funding agencies (the research funder and the grant number) or any financial support were declared in the Funding Information section.
  • An authors' contributions statement must be included in a section at the end of the article (before the References) for works written by more than 2 (two) authors, including the individual contribution of each author.
  • Authors must include a statement that there is no conflict of interest; otherwise, these must be specified in the “Comments to the Editor”.
  • Follow ICZN’s guidelines for writing scientific names (link to PDF ).
  • All authors’ ORCID ID should be included (if possible).
  • The Cover Letter (including up to five possible reviewers, with affiliation and email) in PDF format.


Letter may be a substantial re-analysis of an article previously published in Entomological Communications or in another journal or a brief report of research findings adequate for the journal's scope and of particular interest to the community.


Bioassay is a short article that contains strict experimental design to answer a hypothesis. It can not be just preliminary data or contain purely incremental data from a published manuscript and its result must be meaningful and interesting to the scientific community.

Protocol & Techniques

Protocol  & Techniques is devoted for manuscripts related to new research methodologies as well as descriptions of procedures used to support research such as rearing techniques, diets, Hoyer's solution, optimization of sample preparation for microscope slides, etc...

Nomenclatural Act

Nomenclatural Act is a section for manuscripts that proposes any nomenclatural act governed by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). This section accepts manuscripts that address the following nomenclatural acts (synonymy, homonymy, new names, status revalidation, etc), eventually, descriptions of new species and genera may be accepted.

Scientific Note

Scientific Note are devoted to report new pest species records, introduction of alien and invasive species, new host of a herbivore or a parasitoid.

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