Author Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in  African Journal of Tropical Entomology Research (AJTER) . Please read the full Author Guidelines ( or download the French version here and the English here) carefully before submitting your article. Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, except as a brief summary in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium, or presented in an unreviewed journal by peers. We strongly encourage you to download and follow the structure outlined in the templates for original articles (click to download). Using these templates will make it much easier to prepare your article in accordance with the journal's requirements. Once you have prepared your submission according to the guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted by email to the address listed below.

Original Articles: Original   articles are peer-reviewed research papers dealing with the study of behavior, biology, bio-systematics, conservation biology, ecology, evolution , forensic entomology, molecular biology, public health, urban entomology, physiology, entomophagy, use and control of insects, arachnids and myriapods.  Please click on this link for more details on how original articles should be formatted: Link

Original articles (taxonomic articles):   For taxonomic articles, authors must follow the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). Revised articles and small monographs will be accepted provided they do not occupy more than 25 print journal pages due to competition for space. The introduction of all taxonomic articles should provide a clear statement describing the background and purpose of the article – why the work was done and what it aims to accomplish. Further information on taxonomic item requirements can be found here: Link

Reviews:   Prospective authors may invite or submit reviews on any research topic, provided they are of general interest. Comments or insights into current areas of research, innovation or rapid development are especially welcome.

The structure of review articles is optional, but they should include an executive summary and an introduction , and preferably end with a conclusion and/or future directions . Page length is optional, but review articles are typically 5,000 to 20,000 words. Note that one or two review articles will be made freely available to the general public each year, on the recommendation of the editor.

Short communications:   Short communications are not limited in length. They must present a complete study whose scope is more limited than that of the complete articles. Short communications have the following differences: 

(1) abstracts are limited to 150 words; 

(2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section , experimental procedures can be incorporated into figure legends and table footnotes; 

(3) results and discussion should be combined into one section.

Editorials and overviews of symposia:   Editorials are opinion pieces or commentaries on particular topics of general interest prepared by the editor. Symposium overviews are similar to editorials and are prepared by the organizer(s) of a symposium, usually published as a special issue in the African Journal of Tropical Entomology Research .

AJTER publishes the following types of articles:

  • Original articles
  • Reviews
  • Short communications
    • Editorials
    • Overview of symposia

Original Articles: Original   articles are peer-reviewed research papers dealing with the study of behavior, biology, bio-systematics, conservation biology, ecology, evolution , forensic entomology, molecular biology, public health, urban entomology, physiology, entomophagy, use and control of insects, arachnids and myriapods.  Please click on this link for more details on how original articles should be formatted: Link

Original articles (taxonomic articles):   For taxonomic articles, authors must follow the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). Revised articles and small monographs will be accepted provided they do not occupy more than 25 print journal pages due to competition for space. The introduction of all taxonomic articles should provide a clear statement describing the background and purpose of the article – why the work was done and what it aims to accomplish. Further information on taxonomic item requirements can be found here: Link

Reviews:   Prospective authors may invite or submit reviews on any research topic, provided they are of general interest. Comments or insights into current areas of research, innovation or rapid development are especially welcome.

The structure of review articles is optional, but they should include an executive summary and an introduction , and preferably end with a conclusion and/or future directions . Page length is optional, but review articles are typically 5,000 to 20,000 words. Note that one or two review articles will be made freely available to the general public each year, on the recommendation of the editor.

Short communications:   Short communications are not limited in length. They must present a complete study whose scope is more limited than that of the complete articles. Short communications have the following differences: 

(1) abstracts are limited to 150 words; 

(2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section , experimental procedures can be incorporated into figure legends and table footnotes; 

(3) results and discussion should be combined into one section.

Editorials and overviews of symposia:   Editorials are opinion pieces or commentaries on particular topics of general interest prepared by the editor. Symposium overviews are similar to editorials and are prepared by the organizer(s) of a symposium, usually published as a special issue in the African Journal of Tropical Entomology Research .

Scientific names:   The full scientific name (genus and species) and, if applicable, the cultivar or strain, must be indicated for all animals when they are first mentioned; authorities are only needed for taxonomic items. The generic name may be abbreviated to an initial in subsequent references, except at the beginning of a sentence and where intermediate references to other genders would cause confusion.

All names must conform to the articles and recommendations of the 4th edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature .

 Nucleotide Sequence Data:  All DNA sequences should be deposited in GenBank and should not be repeated in the article unless highly relevant. The GenBank registration number must be provided for each sequence (for example, in the supplementary information).

Authors' declarations:  Articles are accepted for publication in the journal provided that their content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Authors:  All authors listed must have contributed to the work and agree with the final version of the manuscript.

Data sharing and data accessibility:  The journal encourages authors to share data and other artifacts that support the results of the article by archiving them in an appropriate public repository. Authors must include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they used, so that this statement can be published with their article.

Ethics

Authors must ensure that the work described is entirely original. If the authors use the work and/or words of others, they should be cited or quoted appropriately. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable.

– It is recognized that authors must sometimes manipulate the images to make them clearer, but any manipulation for the purpose of deception or fraud will be considered a scientific ethical abuse.

– AJTER is a participant of Similarity Check, a service offered by CrossRef and powered by iThenticate. iThenticate is a plagiarism screening service that checks the originality of written work.

– In case of plagiarism or manipulation, manuscripts will not be considered for publication or, if already published, the article will be removed from the electronic version of the journal.

– Authors must confirm that all research complies with ethical guidelines, including compliance with legal requirements (for human and animal studies) of the country studied.

Now is the time to start promoting your article.

Once you have prepared your submission according to the guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted by email to ajter.journal@gmail.com  .

We strongly encourage you to download and follow the structure described in the templates for original articles and taxonomic articles . Using these templates will make it much easier to prepare your article in accordance with the journal's requirements.

We look forward to your submission.

NAME AND ADDRESS OF EDITOR

Faculty Institute of Agronomic Sciences of Yangambi,   Laboratory of Applied and Functional Entomology (Lenaf).

No. 750, 9/6 Av. Abbé Munyororo,  Kisangani-1232, DR Congo

Email: ajter.journal@gmail.com 

Tel: (+243) 85 13 02 157 (DRC)

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