(ver. 2021)

I. The volume of papers

The volume of papers to be printed without additional cost is 40,000 characters, including tables and diagrams. Longer articles are subject to a charge (see item VI).

Short contributions, reviews and reports (except for reviews from PTEnt. meetings and PTEnt. board meetings) as well as communications and annalistic reports should not be longer than 10,000 characters.

The publisher reserves the right to instruct the authors to shorten the text and remove defects, particularly any discrepancies between the text and these guidelines.

II. Language

The publisher accepts papers in Polish (with an abstract and summary in English) and in English (with a summary in Polish). If the text is submitted in English, the authors must provide a translation, the publisher only proofreads the text.

III. Layout

A submitted article should be laid out as follows:
1. The title in Polish and the English one underneath (for articles written in English the opposite order).
2. The authors' full names and surnames, full postal, ORCID and e-mail addresses.
3. An abstract in English with a brief presentation of the paper's content (for articles).
4. Key words in English with concise, entry-like references to the paper subject (for articles and short contributions).
5. An abstract in English below the main body of the text (or in Polish for papers written in English) with a concise presentation of the content and results of a study (except for short communications, annalistic entries, reviews, discussion etc.).
6. References (see item V).

In papers presenting study material the following order should be adhered to: UTM, site name, day, month (Roman numerals), year, number of specimens, sex, additional information, e.g.:
- XU03 Piotrkówko ad Szamotuły, 2 IX 2019, 2, zadrzewienia śródpolne, w pułapki ziemne, leg. M. BUNALSKI.
- XU04 Obrzycko: 12 IV 2020 (2 exx.), 24 V 2020 (12 exx.), 1 VI 2020 (3 exx.) - pastwisko nadrzeczne, w pułapki przynętowe, leg. M. BUNALSKI.

If there are more observations of one site, the name of site in further records should be replaced with the word "idem":

- XU04 Obrzycko: 12 IV 2020 (2 exx.), 24 V 2020 (12 exx.), 1 VI 2020 (3 exx.) - pastwisko nadrzeczne, w pułapki przynętowe, leg. M. BUNALSKI; idem, 12 IV 2020, 1 ex, murawa z klasy Koelerio glaucae-Corynephoretea canescentis, w czerpak, leg. P. BEDNARSKI.

When quoting the name of the author and year of publication should be given in brackets, and further papers by the author should be marked with lower case characters:
- for one author: (KADŁUBOWSKI 1967a)
- for two authors: (KINEL and NOSKIEWICZ 1936)
- for three authors: (BURAKOWSKI et al. 1986).

If the same paper is referred to several times, the following should be used:
- for the same paragraph: (KADŁUBOWSKI idem)
- for different paragraphs: (KADŁUBOWSKI op. cit.)

Historiographic papers which present entomologists should be accompanied with a photo, a possibly full list of their publications in entomology and related areas, and the body of the text should describe the entomological heritage left by the scientist in question, e.g. a collection of specimens, books etc. given their location.

In articles and communications the taxonomical names of species and genera quoted for the first time in paper should be accompanied by names of respective authors, according to the principles of international codes of biological nomenclature.

IV. Formats

The submitted texts should be set in Times New Roman font 12 points, with 1.5 line spacing; justified (aligned to both margins) and saved in one of the accepted formats DOC or DOCX.

It is recommended to use emphasis fonts, particularly:
- italics for Latin names of genera and species
- CAPITALS for the names used in the text
- boldface for article title and chapter headings.

Tables should be made as text, with lines divided with an enter stroke, columns with a tab stroke and lines marked, or else they can be submitted in the Excel format. Large-sized tables, i.e. exceeding 18 cm in print, should be avoided. Each table should be saved as a separate file.

Figures (photos, drawings and charts) should be saved as tiff or jpeg files.
The recommended picture definition for this type of files:
- colour or grey scale and halftone - minimum 300 dpi,
- black-and-white bitmaps - min. 1,000 dpi,
- a combination of the two - min. 500 dpi.

The author may indicate a way to block the figures. Those which have been reproduced can be published only if copyright is complied with.

Drawings, photos and charts are to be marked as Fig. and numbered with subsequent Arabic numerals (e.g. Fig. 3), and their details with capital letters (e.g. Fig. 3A). Tables should be marked with Roman numerals (e.g. Table IV). Keys to figures and tables should be saved in a separate file, in Polish and English .

V. References

The references should include only the items quoted in the paper. They should be listed in an alphabetical order by authors' surnames and include:
- the authors' surnames and initials,
- year of publication,
- full title of the paper,
- full name of the publishing house,
- place of publication (for books),
- number of series/ volume (in bold) and the journal (in brackets),
- first and last page numbers.

In short communications references should be quoted as in other papers, however, the number of references should be limited.
Non-Latin alphabets should be transliterated according to international standards.

Examples of quotations
Scientific articles
MARCINKOWSKI H. 1984: Rzadkie gatunki motyli większych (Macrolepidoptera) z Gór Sowich. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 54 (3): 229-230.

Serial publications
BURAKOWSKI B., MROCZKOWSKI M., STEFAŃSKA J. 1985: Chrząszcze Coleoptera. Buprestoidea, Elateroidea i Cantharoidea. Katalog Fauny Polski, 23, 10: 1-401.

Books, collective works and chapters
GOTELLI N J. 2008: Primer of ecology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland. 291 pp.
JURA C. (ed.) 1988: Biologia rozwoju owadów. PWN, Warszawa. 250 pp.
STARKEL L. 1988: Rzeźba (pp. 19-28) [in:] J. WARSZYŃSKA (ed.): Województwo tarnowskie. Monography. PAN Oddz. W Krakowie. 185 pp.

PULAWSKI W 2012: Catalog of Sphecidae sensu lato (=Apoidea excluding Apidae).
http://research.calacademy.org/ent/catalog_sphecidae (access: 13/01/2013).

VI. Charges for publication

Members of Polskie Towarzystwo Entomologiczne who are not in arrears with their fees are not charged with publication of an article up to 40,000 characters (see item I). However, they must present proof of fees payments.

If the allowed volume is exceeded, the charge is PLN 150 for every further 40,000 characters and is calculated in proportion to the exceeded volume.

In other cases the payment is PLN 250 for every 40,000 characters of an article (along with tables and figures) and is calculated in proportion to the exceeded volume.

Payable articles may be accepted for publication provided the author has covered the cost of publication. The author shall be informed about the cost after typesetting is completed and the payment is the condition of publication.

Properly prepared articles can be submitted via email to the address
of editorial assistant: marek.bunalski@up.poznan.pl
or by mail to the address: Redakcja Wiadomości Entomologicznych,
ul. Dąbrowskiego 159, 60-594 Poznań POLAND

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Poznań, 2020
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