Author Guideline

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International Journal of Biodiversity and Species Research [IJBSR] is dedicated to publishing high quality novel scientific data on insect biodiversity. It publishes research articles, scientific notes and reviews articles. The core scope of journal includes insect taxonomy & nomenclature, insect systematics & phylogeny, insect morphology, insect diversity, insect biogeography, insect conservation, beneficial insects, invasive insects and insect ecology.
Language of the journal is English (UK or USA), and all studies should be written in clear and concise English.
The page format is A4. The text including references, figure and table legends should be 1.5 spaced. Page margins should be 2.54 cm on all sides. The text should be in Times New Roman 12-point font, with 1.25 cm indent at the beginning of each paragraph. All pages should be numbered.
Manuscripts should include the following sections for Research Articles: Title, Author information, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References. For Review Articles, following sections should be organized: Title, Author information, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, subtitles, Discussion (or Conclusion), Acknowledgements, References.
Manuscripts one to three (1-3) printed pages are considered as scientific note; it should include Title, Author information, Abstract, Key words, data text, Acknowledgements, References. The information regarding "Introduction, Material and methods, Results, and Discussion" should be embedded in text of manuscript.
The title should be informative and briefly reflect the content of manuscript. Full names and affiliation of all authors including e-mail address are required. The abstract should summarize the manuscript content in not more than 250 words. Standard nomenclature should be used, and abbreviations should be avoided in abstracts. Up to 10 keywords should be presented. In addition, a "Running Title" should be provided.
Any taxonomic treatment should follow the latest version of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Names of genera and species must be in italics and abbreviations for new taxa names and nomenclatural acts in bold (e.g., gen. nov., sp. nov., syn. nov.,comb. nov.). The fully written author name and description year is required at the first mention of a species (e.g., Larinus paradoxusTer-Minassian & Egorov, 1981). Morphological descriptions and keys should be in telegraphic style. Male (♂) and female (♀) symbols should be used for examined material.

Full reference information should be provided for all literature cited in the text. In the main body of a research paper, in case of a paper by single author, it is described as Anderson (2008), in cases of two co-authors, as Burnham and Anderson (2002) and in cases of more than three co-authors, as Leirs et al. (1997). When more than two dissertations are quoted, they are cited in chronological order (such as Merrick and Loughlin, 1997; Brandon, 2000; Milette and Trites, 2003). When more than two dissertations that are published by the same author in the same year are quoted, it is listed as (Courchamp et al., 2000a; 2000b). References should be listed in alphabetical order by author surname. Below are the formats of common types of references. Please, see a recent issue of the Journal for other format.
1. The first letter of books or reports, book titles of magazines should be capitalized.
2. Journal articles Abbott, J.R. and W.S. Judo. 2011. Badiera subrhombifolia(Polygalaceae), a new species from Hispaniola. Brittonia 63(2):161-170.
3. Dissertations in special editions of academic journalsGroison, A.-L., M. Suquet, J. Cosson, J.-R. Le Coz, A. Jolivet and F. Garren. 2008. Biological characteristics of European hake (Merluccius merluccius) sperm. Cybium 32(2)suppl.:178.
4. Books Yoshida, T. 1998. Marine algae of Japan. Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co, Tokyo.
5. Chapter or article section of a bookErickson, L.E. and G. Gredrickson. 1990. Phylogeny and ontogeny of the thyroid gland. In: M.A. Greer (ed.), The Thyroid Gland (2nd ed.), Raven Press, New York. pp. 1-36.
6. Books or dissertation under printingBlaker, A.A. Handbook for Scientific Pho-tography, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (In press).
7. WebsiteWilliams, P.H. 1998. An annotated checklist of bumble bees with an analysis of patterns of description (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bomini). Bulletin of The Natural History Museum (Entomology) 67:79-152 [Available from: research-cuation/projects/bumbus/, accessed 14 August 2009].
Figure legends
Figure legends should be on a separate page following the References.

Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be referenced in the text in an appropriate location and arranged one per page. [e.g., ...China and Russia, and near the Japanese archipelago (Fig. 1, Table 1)]. Each table should be on a separate page with the table legend. Figures should be planned so that after reduction they will fit one column (8 cm) or two columns (17 cm) in width, and be no more than 23 cm in INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS length. Allow sufficient space so that the legend can be placed beneath the figure. The author’s name and short title of the paper should be included in the file name of each figure or group of figures.
Figures should be submitted as separate files in TIF, JPG or PPT formats etc.

International Journal of Biodiversity and Species Research is a peer-reviewed journal and the manuscripts are reviewed by three referees with abundant research experience in the relevant fields of the submitted manuscript, and the final editorial decision is made by the Editorial Committee, based on the referees’ evaluations. After reviewing, the manuscript is returned to the corresponding author for revision, the revised manuscript must be re-submitted within one month.
If it is not submitted within the designated period without any special reasons, such manuscript is deemed to be withdrawn from evaluation voluntarily.

Ethical Aspects
The author should not use ideas, research or records of others without quoting them. The corresponding author is responsible for all the contents of the manuscript. Authors must deposit data, strains or other materials in scientific collections (e.g., culture collections, herbaria, GenBank, etc.) to make it possible to repeat the experiments and perform future research.
Research published in the Journal of Species Research must have been conducted in accordance with institutional, national and international guidelines concerning the use of animals in research and/or the sampling of endangered species. For the policies on research and publication ethics that are not stated in these instructions, the Guidelines on Good Publication Practice should be applied (available from: /1999pdf13.pdf).

All authors must have materially participated in research and/or article preparation. Individuals listed as authors must: 1) agree to be listed: 2) have contributed to the research reported: 3) approve the submitted version of the manuscript. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.

Conflict of Interest Statement
The corresponding author must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the authors’ interpretation of the data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest are financial support from or connections to pharmaceutical companies, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated

Originality and Duplicate Publication
All submitted manuscripts should be original and should not be under consideration by other scientific journals for publication at the same time. No part of the accepted manuscript should be duplicated in any other scientific journal without the prior permission of the Editorial board.
If duplication publication related to the papers of this journal is detected, the author’s infraction will be announced in the journal, their institutes will be informed, and there will be penalties for the authors.
Submission of a manuscript implies that: 1) the work description has not been published; 2) it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; 3) its publication has been approved by all co-authors.