Scope and editorial policy
Authors who wish to publish their papers in the Argentine Entomologic Society Magazine (RSEA) are requested to follow the instructions in this guide. The papers that fail to comply with these guidelines will be returned for the authors to make the due changes. Fulfillment of the instructions will contribute to reduce expenses, improve quality and accelerate the publication of the papers.
Contributions. RSEA publishes unpublished papers on entomology (hexapods, myriapods and arachnids) in any of their aspects (systematic, ecology, biogeography, cytogenetics, behavior, agricultural plagues, etc) and which entail an original contribution.
Publication ethics and malpractice statement
2. Author's responsibilities:
3. Peer review / responsibility for the reviewers:
4. Editorial responsibilities:
These publishing ethics are safeguarded by the editorial board of the RSEA.
RSEA contains the following sections:
d) Remarks. Concerning seminars, conventions, distinctions to researchers, books or far-reaching scientific articles, and necrologies of authors that have stood out in the entomologic field. The length of these comments should not exceed two typewritten pages.
Languages. RSEA publishes papers in Spanish and English.
Authors. RSEA members and SEA non-members are allowed to publish manuscripts. The publishing cost will be differential in the case that all, some or none of the authors is a member whose fees are in good standing.
For papers longer than 25 pages (100 pages in MSWord including tables and figures) the director must be consulted about availability of space.Once the paper is in press the authors will be informed about the amount and procedure of payment which must be informed to the Accounting Department.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
In any specific doubt about the preparation of a manuscript it is advised to refer to the newest articles published in RSEA.
Scientific notes: a) title; b) name of author(s); c) address; d) title in English; e) abstract in English; f) key words in English; g) abstract in Spanish; h) key words in Spanish; i) text with all the information; j) acknowledgements; k) cited bibliography.
Use of capital and low case letters. The paper’s title must be written in capital/low case, as well as the full manuscript. The use of words in capital letters should be restricted to the titles of the sections and subtitles, but if names of taxons of suprageneric, generic or specific level were stated, these should be written in capital/low case.
Examples: MATERIAL AND METHODS; Genre Gladicauda Early; Acrididae Family
The titles to the sections must appear at the centre of the page, and the subtitles on the left margin.
Italics and bold. Italics should be used for scientific names of generic and specific level, and terms in Latin or in a language different from the text. When a word from the text is to be highlighted, it should appear in bold.
Placing figures and tables in the text, together with their references. If the author wishes to insert figures and tables in the text, their location must be indicated conspicuously throughout the text on the left margin and in red. The text must include references to the figures and tables as: “see Fig. 4” where the percentages show that the species is the most abundant” “see Table I…”, “Species A was the most abundant in all seasons (Figs. 3-7”, “Table III”. All tables and figures must be mentioned at least once in the text.
Formulae, symbols and numbers. All formulae must be legible and symbols must not lead to confusion (differentiate the letter O form the number 0, the letter I from the number 1, etc). Exponents and subscripts must be clearly indicated. As for figures, whole numbers and decimals must be separated by a comma. The same number of decimals should be employed, for example: 6,0-8,9 (instead of 6-8,9) or 7,89-8,00 (instead of 7,89-8). If the text is in English, the whole number will be separated from the decimal by a period (6.0-8.9).
Bibliographic citations within the text. Bibliographic citations within the text must include the author’s last name (the first name’s initials must also be mentioned if there were more than one author with the same last name), and the year between brackets. When there are two authors, their last names must be separated by “&”, and in the case of more than two authors, the first one will be cited followed by “et al.” in italics. When several authors and manuscripts are listed, citations must appear in chronological order.
GUIDELINES FOR THE ELABORATION OF ARTICLES AND SCIENTIFIC NOTES.
Title. It must clearly show the content of the paper, and be brief and concise. It must be written in capital/low case. Titles which include generic or specific names should not mention their authors; their order and the family to which they belong should appear separated by a colon and between brackets.
Author(s). The last name must be indicated in capital letters, followed by the first name and initial of the middle name after a comma. In the case of a compound last name, it should be indicated in capital letters (i.e. COSTA LIMA, C.) Should there be more than one author, for the second, third, etc, the order of first and last name must be inverted.
Address. The authors’ work place, address and the e-mail of at least the correspondence author when there is more than one author must be indicated. Superscript numbers will be used to indicate different working places.
Abstract in English. The abstract in English must properly show the paper’s content. The results and conclusions must be brief and clear, and the use of passive voice must be restricted. It must not exceed 200 words or include bibliographic references.
Abstract in Spanish. It must be written in Spanish and show the paper’s content. Results and conclusions must be clearly and briefly mentioned. It must not exceed 200 words or include bibliographic references.
Key words in Spanish. A maximum of five key words that do not appear in the paper’s title must be included, separated by points.
Both the English and Spanish abstracts and key words should include the same information.
Material and Methods. The origin of the material studied in the paper must be indicated (collections and institutions) as well as the methods, laboratory techniques and experimental designs. In physiology, ecology, agronomy, etc. papers it is vital to mention the institution and/or the collection where the reference copies (“voucher specimens”) have been deposited.
As for the studied material, we recommend to avoid unnecessary repetition and we suggest to cite it as follows:
Discussion. This must only describe significant comparisons with other studies, and justify the importance of the results reached. This section’s development is optional for taxonomical studies.
Conclusions. Conclusions must be based on the obtained results.
Acknowledgements. They must be included when it is timely to thank people or institutions that made contributions to the paper.
Literature cited. All papers cited in the text must appear in the bibliography and vice versa. They should be listed in alphabetical order according to the authors’ last name. Papers in contribution must follow those of single authors, in alphabetical order according to second, third, etc. author. In case there is more than one paper by the same author or group of authors, they must be listed in chronological order. If they were also of the same year, the letters of the alphabet must be used to differentiate them. If more than one paper by the same author or group of authors were cited, his/their name/s must be fully transcribed in all occasions (It must not be replaced by a line).
In the case of an online publication the web address must be added at the end of the citation: (available in….)
Contributions appearing in books edited by a third party
Example: GAULD, I. D. 1986. Taxonomy, its limitations and its role in understanding parasitoid biology. En: Waage, J. & D. Greathead (eds.), Insect parasitoids, Academic Press, Londres, pp. 1-21.
Contributions appearing in records from seminars and symposiums.
Papers in press
Example: AUTINO, A. G., G. L. CLAPS & R. M. BARQUEZ. En prensa. Insectos ectoparásitos de murciélagos de las Yungas de la Argentina. Acta zool. mex. (nueva serie) 78.
Web pages or electronic documents
Items a-g as in the case of periodical publications. When the author is not known, the person, institution or organization responsible for the document should be mentioned and in their absence the access site for the document.
h – Web publication date.
Example: CARBONELL, C., M.M. CIGLIANO & C.E. LANGE. 2006. Especies de acridomorfos (Orthoptera) de Argentina y Uruguay. The Orthopterists Society, Argentina/USA. [CD].
Tables. The term “table” is only accepted to classify data presented in a compact format. Tables must be numbered with Roman numbers in a consecutive way and must bear a title at the top indicating the data it contains. If possible, avoid large tables; if this were necessary, it should be modified, subdivided or reduced in a suitable way. Tables must be attached to texts, in pages consecutively numbered with the rest of the paper.
The word “Table” should appear in boldface followed by the corresponding Roman number, but not the rest of the title (example: Tabla VII. Efecto de la temperatura sobre la toxicidad de cinco piretroides en Rhodnius prolixus.).
Figures. All figures (drawings, maps, photographs, graphics, etc.) must be numbered consecutively and independently with Arab numbers either they are in the same page or not irrespectively from being in the same page. They must be cited in the text, not using the words “chart”, “picture”, “graph”, etc. The figure captions must briefly describe the type of information presented and must be attached to the text in a separate page at the end.
ELABORATION OF FIGURES AND TABLES
Reductions. Drawings with lines and text must be designed taking into account their reduction to the box width (14.0 cm) or to only one column (6.6 cm). Illustrations or tables of a whole page should be adjusted to the box size (14.0 x 19.5 cm) Special attention must be paid to the width of lines to make sure they will not disappear in the reduction, as well as size of letters, numbers and symbols, so that they remain readable after they were given their final size (at least 3.0 mm)
Scales. When required, figures will have bars indicating the corresponding measure and unit on the bar itself or in the corresponding epigraph.
After the evaluation the paper will be:
PRINTING, GALLEY PROOFS AND REPRINTS
Publication order. The order of publication of the papers will be strictly chronological, according to the time of acceptance. The reception and acceptance dates will appear in the first page of the published paper.
The original manuscript must be sent to the Director by e-mail, both the text as well as the illustrations. When sending the paper, authors must suggest at least two referees for their paper, including specialists from abroad, stating their e-mail addresses and the institutions they belong to. The Editorial Committee will designate the referees for the manuscript who could be others than the suggested by the authors.
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