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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

«Ukrainian Entomological journal» published original paper in all fields of entomology and acarology, especially fauna, ecology, phylogeny, systematic, morphology, ethology, physiology, nature conservation and practical value of insects. Works being submitted should contain new data, never published before. Manuscripts are reviewed by specialists of the relevant profile (appointed by the editorial board) and are accepted for publication in accordance with the subject matter of the journal. The Editorial board keeps the right to make abridgements to and insert editorial corrections in texts of manuscripts, or send back those manuscripts which do not comply with requirements of present Rules. Journal also printed eventual items like “Information and Chronicle”, “Book Reviews”, “Short Communications” etc. Publish languages are Ukrainian, Russian and English. The papers are provides with extended summary in English and short abstracts in Ukrainian and Russian.

Requirements for the manuscript

Manuscripts are accepted typed in the text editor Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0. Please use MS Word (*.doc).The text of article in Times New Roman, 12 pt, interval 1.0. Paragraph – 10 mm. Page margins: upper and lower – 2 cm, left – 3, right – 1.5 cm. If there are several tables or figures in the article, they need to be numbered. If the article is written in Cyrillic, the names of the tables and figures should be accompanied by their translation into English.

Problem definition, aim of investigation, methods, results and the main conclusions must be clear formulated in the paper.

The first citation of the species name of the animal should also be accompanied by its complete scientific: latin name with the author's name and year of the description, compared to the most known catalogues. Genus and species names should be typed in italics, the name of the author and the year of the description – in Times New Roman. Names of orders, families, subfamilies and tribes are printed in Times New Roman too. When describing new taxa, authors should apply the 4 th edition of International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (2000).

Tables should be self-explanatory. Tables are placed in the text just after its first reference. They should be mentioned and numbered consecutively (e.g. Table 1, 2, 3…). Please provide an informative title at the top of the table. Each column should carry a brief heading. Tables will be reproduced in the journal as presented in the final submission. Please do not insert huge tables, which cannot be fit within the page margins. Details of statistics and description should be disposed beneath the table body as a footnote. Use asterisks for significance values and other statistical data.

All figures should be referred in the text and numbered consecutively. Caption must appear beneath the figure and should make the figure sufficiently understandable apart from the text. Lettering and symbols should be explained in the caption and only exceptionally in the figure. Figures should be of good quality. Figures and graphs should be inserted into a text by means of their editing, and presented in form of separate graphic files or database files of standard formats. Figures should be scanned at resolution of no less than 600 points per inch. Only black and white lines or shading (hatching) must be used in figures, schemes, and diagrams.

Structure of manuscript

When working on an article layout, one should stick to the following arrangement: UDC index (on the left), the title (should not exceed 10 words), authors’ initials and surnames by italics (for example V.P. Fedorenko), abstract in English and summary in Russian and Ukrainian, body of an article, list of literature. Abstract in English should have 1500–2200 characters. The abstract should be informative and full of substance. Please do not use any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. The abstract should be understandable without reading the paper. The summary in Russian and Ukrainian should have 500–1000 characters and key words (4-8 items).

The size of an article (including illustrations, tables and a list of literature) should not exceed 30 printed pages. The author(s)’ detailed address, telephone number, e-mail, last, middle and first name(s) are enclosed with an article additionally.

Only generally accepted abbreviations should be used. Use internationally accepted signs and symbols (SI units).

A full research paper should have following components:


Name(s) of the author(s)

The address(es) of the author(s); e-mail address


Key words (indexing terms), normally 4–8 items


Material and Methods






Reference in the text

The list of references should only include published or accepted works that are cited in the text. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. All links in the text of the article should be in English.

One author – (Kolobova, 1959);

Two authors – (Smith and Jones, 1983);

Three and more authors (Ross et al., 1985);

Links to the pages – (Ivanov, 1970: p. 45); on the table – (Ivanov, 1970: table 10, fig. 1); for several works of one author – (Ivanov, 1970, 1981, 1990); for several works of one author, printed during one year – (Nazarenko, 2011a, 2011b, 2011c); for several works with different authors in chronological order – (Nazarenko, 1999; Ivanov, 2002; Perlov, 2011).

At the end of the bibliographic reference (after the page numbers), author must enter a number DOI (Digital Object Identifier) (if avaible).

For reference please use the standard of Harvard Referencing Style.

The names of periodicals are given in full.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each publication.

The works written in Cyrillic should be presented as follows: translated authors 'names, year, English translation of the title of the article, transliterated or common name of the publication, pages. Followed by brackets: indicating the original language - authors' names and original title of the article. For example:

Dlusskii, G.M., 1981. Ants of deserts. M: Nauka (in Russian: Длусский Г.М. Муравьи пустынь).

Pylypchuk, V.P., Dannikov, O.V. and Yamchyns'ka, A.S., 2009. Introduction of innovative products and development of FMCG market. Economichnyi visnyk NTUU "KPI", 6: 294‒301 (in Ukrainian: Пилипчук, В.П., Данніков, О.В. та Ямчинська, А.С. Впровадження інноваційних продуктів та розвиток ринку FMCG).

Darlington, P.J., 1950. Paussid beetles. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 76: 47‒142.

Kaszab, Z., 1982. Die Tenebrioniden Neukaledonien und der Loyaute Inseln (Coleoptera). Folia Entomology Hungary, 43 (2): 1–294.

Smirnova, A.N., 1970. Spatial distribution of aquatic organisms in the Seversky Donets in respect of the receipt of wastewater. Hydrobiological journal, 6 (4): 28–36 (in Russian: Смирнова, А.Н. Распределение гидробионтов в Северском Донце в связи с поступлением сточных вод).


Examples of design of reference


One author: Zlotin, A.Z., 1989. Technical entomology. Kyiv: Naukova Dumka (in Russian: Злотин А.З. Техническая энтомология).

Two and more authors: Cherney, L.S. and Fedorenko, V.P., 2006. Key for darkling beetles of fauna of Ukraine (imago, larvae, pupae). Kyiv: Koloobig (in Russian: Черней, Л.С. и Федоренко, В.П. Определитель жуков-чернотелок фауны Украины (имаго, личинки, куколки).

Books by editors: Savchenko, A.H. ed., 2011. Natsionalna ekonomika. Kyiv: KNEU (in Russian: Савченко, А.Г. ред. Національна економіка).

Chapter books edited: Smith, J., 1975. A source of information. In: W. Jones, ed. 2000. One hundred and one ways to find information about health. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Books without author: Collins German-English Dictionary, 1993. Stuttgart: Klett.

Fauna of region: Ivanov, S.S., 2010. Fauna of Ukraine, V. 20, Bettles, Is. 4, Byrrhidae. Kyiv: Progress (in Russian: Иванов С.С. Фауна Украины. Т. 20. Жуки. Вып. 4. Приутайки).


One author: Martynova, K.V. and Fateryga, A.V., 2015. Chrysidid wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) – parasites of eumenine wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae: Eumeninae) in Crimea. Entomological Review, 95: 472–485. doi: 10.1134/S0013873815040090

Two and more authors: Ivanov, I.I. and Sidorov, P.P., 2002. Weevil bettles (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) of Kalmykia. Zoological Journal, 9 (3): 12–24 (in Russian: Иванов, И.И. и Сидоров, П.П. Долгоносики (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) Калмыкии).

Rosa, P., Wei, N-s. and Xu, Z-f., 2014. An annotated checklist of the chrysidid wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) from China. ZooKeys, 455: 1–128. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.455.6557

Abstracts of conferences, congresses, symposiums:

Brown, J., 2005. Evaluating surveys of transparent governance. In: UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), Sixth Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance. Seoul, Republic of Korea, 24-27 May 2005. New York: United Nations.

Nazarenko, V.Yu., 2009. Weevil beetles (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) of Rivne Nature Reserve and surrounding territories. In: Conservation and restoration of biodiversity at Nature Protected areas. Sarny, Ukraine, 11–13 June 2009. Rivne (in Ukrainian: Назаренко, В.Ю. Довгоносикоподібні жуки (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) Рівненського природного заповідника та прилеглих територій).

Abstracts of Ph. D. Dissertation:

Khalashchuk, S.V., 2006. Features in formation of entomocomplexes at modern agrobiocoenosises of Central Forest and Steppe zone of Ukraine. Ref. to Ph.D. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology (in Ukrainian: Карлащук, С.В. Особливості формування ентомокомплексів в сучасних агро біоценозах Центрального Лісостепу України).


Leonard, Y., Super Sports Limited. 2008. Tin can manufacture and method of sealing. Canada. Pat. 12.789.675.

Electronic resources from the Internet:

With author: Defoe, D., 1999. The fortunes and the misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders. [online] Champaign, Illinois: Project Gutenberg. Available at: <http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/370> [Accessed 18 November 2005].

Bern, E., 2010. Games that people play in (psychology of human relations). [online] Available at: <http://www.lib.ru/ PHINO/BERN/> [Accessed 13 May 20 (in Russian: психология человеческих взаимоотношений)).

Without authors: Land ownership issues. [online] Available at: <http://www.don.ua/kiev> [Accessed 5 July 2008] (in Russian: Земельные отношения).


  1. Forms of reviewing articles: internal (reviewing manuscripts of articles by members of the editorial board); external (reviewing manuscripts of articles by leading specialists in the relevant snterests).
  2. The responsible secretary determines the compliance of the article of the journal profile with the requirements for registration and sends it to a reviewer to a specialist, doctor or candidate of sciences, which is most closely related to the topic of scientific specialization.
  3. The responsible secretary reports to the authors about receipt of the article within 7 days.
  4. The terms of review in each individual case are determined by the responsible secretary, taking into account the creation of conditions for the maximum prompt publication of the article.
  5. The following questions should be covered in the review:

– whether the content of the article is stated in the title of the topic;

– as far as the article corresponds to the modern achievements of scientific and theoretical thought;

– is the article accessible to readers, on which it is calculated, in terms of language, style, location of material, visually of tables, diagrams, drawings, etc.;

– is the publication of the article expedient in the light of the previously issued literature on this issue?

– what exactly are the positive aspects, as well as the shortcomings of the article, which corrections and additions should be made by the author;

– conclusion on the possibility of publishing this manuscript and magazine: "recommended", "recommended to correct the deficiencies noted by the reviewer" or "not recommended".

  1. Reviews are certified in the order established by the institution where the reviewer works.
  2. In case of rejection of the article from publication the editorial office sends the author a motivated refusal.
  3. The presence of a positive review – is not always a sufficient condition for the publication of the article.
  4. Responsible secretary informs the authors about admit the article to the publication (by decision the editorial board).

10. The original reviews are stored in the editorial board of the magazine during the year.


  1. Articles are accepted according to the established schedule twice a year.
  2. Received articles are considered by the editorial board within a month.
  3. The editorial board has the right to submit the article for additional review.
  4. The editorial board has the right to make scientific and literary editing of the received materials, if necessary, to reduce them in agreement with the author, or, if the subject matter of the article is of interest to the journal, to send an article to the author for revision.
  5. The editorial board reserves the right to reject an article that does not meet the requirements or topic of the journal.
  6. In the event of a rejection of the submitted article, the editorial board gives the author a reasoned conclusion.
  7. The authors receive 10 days notice that the article has arrived. A month after the registration, the editorial board informs authors about the results of the review and the plan for publishing the article.

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