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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

The journal follows the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and authors must care 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?

 

Publication ethics

We endorse the ethics guidelines recommended by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). We are firmly against any form of falsification or fabrication of data and plagiarism (including self plagiarism without proper attribution) and will treat any breach of ethics standards seriously in accordance with the COPE guidelines.