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Focus and Scope

Aims of this journal are to share and disseminate novel scientific information on the discovery and description of insect diversity.

The core scope of journal includes:

  >>  insect taxonomy & nomenclature

  >>  insect systematics & phylogeny

  >>  insect morphology 

  >>  insect biogeography

  >>  insect conservation

  >>  beneficial insects

  >>  invasive insects

  >>  insect ecology

  >>  insect diversity

Faunistic papers might be considered for publication if they have significant new data with emphasizing insect conservation and related rare, relict, endangered species.

Peer Review Process

JIB uses a single blind review system, with the reviewers remaining anonymous, while the identities of the authors are known to the reviewers. Two reviewers from the scientific community in insect science and one editor from the journal are typically involved in reviewing a manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief is the primary contact and receives all submitted manuscripts, checks the suitability for the journal, and the requirements of editorial policy. After this the enrolled one of the associate editor or editorial board member responsible for the area evaluates the manuscript, organizes the review process and decides whether a manuscript is accepted or rejected. New taxa names in accepted papers will be necessary to be registered by authors in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) accordingly to article 8.5.3. of ICZN before being published.

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PLAGIARISM POLICY

The journal (JIB) does not accept and allow plagiarism and self-plagiarism. If we found evidence that a manuscript has been plagiarized, it will be immediately rejected, and subsequent manuscripts submitted by the same author/s will not considered for publication in JIB. If the plagiarism detected after a manuscript was published, the article will be removed from the website and archived, immediately. The journal uses an anti-plagiarize software as a tool to detect the text similarity for submitted manuscripts with published literature.

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PUBLICATION ETHICAL POLICY

Author ethics. The authors must ensure that the submission is an original one that has not been published before and is also not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Duplicated submission is not permitted and will result in the rejection of the manuscript. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the manuscript contains no unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of any third parties. If the authors need to reproduce figures, tables, or other copyright materials that were previously published, they must obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder(s) and provide proper attribution as required by the copyright holder(s). For manuscripts by multiple authors, each listed author must have contributed significantly to the manuscript and all authors must agree to the final submitted version.

Reviewer ethics. The peer-review process is essential for safeguarding the quality and scientific integrity of academic publications. It must be fair and free from any personal attacks or conflict of interest. Potential reviewers may be suggested by authors who may also indicate reviewers who have conflict of interests. Invited reviewers who have a conflict of interest with any authors should inform the editor and decline to review the manuscript. It is our policy to make reviewers anonymous, although we respect reviewers if they prefer to remove anonymity. Reviewers must keep unpublished information in the manuscripts in strict confidence before publication.

Editor ethics. The Editor serves as an arbiter in the discourse between reviewers and authors. He/she must remain neutral in any debate between authors and reviewers. The editor should enforce ethical standards of behaviour in the review and response process. The acceptance of manuscripts should be based on merits alone. Editors must keep unpublished information in the manuscripts in strict confidence before publication. When an editor is an author or a co-author of submission, he/she must ask another editor to manage the peer review of his/her manuscript. Editors should also avoid editing submissions from other authors who have conflicts of interest.

Special code of ethics. For manuscripts dealing with zoological nomenclature, we recommend that the authors, reviewers and editors follow the Code of Ethics in Appendix A of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (https://code.iczn.org).

Dealing with unethical behaviour. The journal follows the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and authors must care about this in presenting their scientific results.

Referee Guidelines

We would like to thank you for your acceptance to review submitted manuscripts to the Journal of Insect Biodiversity (JIB). The journal is dedicated to publishing high quality novel scientific data on insect biodiversity. The core scope of the journal includes insect taxonomy, & nomenclature, insect systematics & phylogeny, insect morphology, insect diversity, insect biogeography, insect conservation, beneficial insects, invasive insects and insect ecologyFaunistic papers might be considered for publication if they have significant new data with emphasizing insect conservation and related rare, relict, endangered species. 

The JIB uses a single blind review system, with the reviewers remaining anonymous, while the identities of the authors are known to the reviewers. The peer review system is an essential process to ensure quality in scientific publishing, and we highly appreciate the fact that you accepted this responsibility. We prepared a list of some questions to address in your referee report and assessment of the overall quality of manuscript for recommendation to editor. We would like to so desire to receive your review with “track records” on text of word file.

 

The list of some questions to address in referee report:

1- Does the manuscript contain sufficient original and new scientific data?

2- Is the title appropriate and concise?

3- Does the Abstract represent the paper's content and does it contain all new taxonomic acts?

4- Does the manuscript follow the “Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion” structure and cover sufficient information?

5- Does the manuscript correctly apply ICZN rules?

6- Does a manuscript describing new taxa cover include: differential diagnosis, type material and depositor, measurement, description, etymology?

7- Do the figures, illustrations, and tables have enough scientific quality?

8- Are the references cited appropriately and are they sufficient?

9- Does the manuscript require improvement of language?

10- Does the manuscript need modification, or should it be shortened or expanded?