|GUIDE FOR AUTHORS|
Articles should be new scientific contributions not previously published.
Papers are accepted in English.
Papers which do not conform to the aims of the journal will be returned
to the Authors. Articles considered suitable will be examined by the
Editorial Board and by two anonymous Referées.
Once accepted the paper will be considered final and no changes may
be made by the Author. However, the contributions are the responsability
Papers accepted become the copyright of the journal © - CREA - DC,
Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria
(Council for Agricultural Research and Economics)
- Centro di ricerca Difesa e Certificazione (Research Centre
for Plant Protection and Certification).
Authors are asked to pay close attention to the instructions below
concerning preparation of the manuscript: manuscripts that do not
conform to these instructions will be returned.
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published
before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its
publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible
authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out.
The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published
elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and
online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting
their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from
Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the
editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times.
The title page should include:
– The name(s) of the author(s) (name and surname in block capitals)
– A concise and informative title (in block capitals, with species in italic capitals)
– The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
– The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corre- sponding author.
Any relevant notes on financial contributions, the part playes by the differnt
Authors, should be indicated in a footnote on the first page.
Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined
abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
– Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
– Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times New Roman) for text.
– Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
– Do not use field functions.
– Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
– Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
– Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of
a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference
citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference.
They should also not contain any figures or tables. Footnotes to the text are
numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript
lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).
Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section
before the reference list.The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units).
Genus and species names should be in italics.
Please use the standard mathematical notation for formulae, symbols etc.:
– Italic for single letters that denote mathematical constants, variables, and unknown quantities
– Roman/upright for numerals, operators, and punctuation, and commonly defined functions or
abbreviations, e.g., cos, det, e or exp, lim, log, max, min, sin, tan, d (for derivative)
– Bold for vectors, tensors, and matrices.
Cite references in the text as follows: (Ramarkers, 1983) or Ramarkers (1983);
(Riom and Gerbinot, 1977) or Deubert & Rhode (1971); (Robertson et al., 1989).
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and
that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications
and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use
footnotes or endnotes as a substitute
for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last
names of the first author of each work.
Bibliographical references in the following examples:
Dallai R., 1975 – Fine structure of the spermatheca of Apis mellifera. – J. Insect Physiol., 21: 89-109.
Santini G., Ramsay P.M., Tucci L., Ottonetti L., Frizzi F., 2011 – Spatial patterns of the ant Crematogaster scutellaris in a model ecosystem. - Ecological Entomology, 36: 625-634.
Wallwork J.A., 1967 – Acari. In: Soil Biology, Burgers A. & Raw F. Ed., Academic Press, London, New York, pp.365-395.
Hill D.S., 1987 – Agricultural insect pests of the tropics and their control. Cambridge University press, XII+ 746 pp.
– Plate and illustrations: the format of the journal (16.5x24.5 cm) should be borne in mind, and illustrations should be of such a size as to allow a 65% reduction. Plates and illustrations,
together with their relevant captions, should be indicate in Roman numerals (e.g. Fig. I, Plate I, etc.); illustrations in the text composed of more than one drawing of photograph should always be numbered from 1 (e.g. Fig. I, 1, 2, 3, etc., Plate II, 1, 2, 3, …); while
tables should use Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1, etc.).
– Captions are to be written on a separate page with precise references to the illustration.
– Figures, photos etc. should be submitted as 300 dpi TIFF, EPS, or PDF files. Line art should be 1200 dpi bitmap format. The IPEG (JPG) format may also submitted, but must be of a high resolution and size that allow for good print reproduction when reduced and
converted to TIFF format.
The Author must be willing to revise and return the proofs within 15 days.
Special requests of photocopying or reproducing should be addressed