The Journal publishes high quality and original research papers, review articles, scientific notes and short communications concerning insects, mites, ticks or other arthropods of economic importance in agriculture, forestry, stored products, medicine and natural resource management. The scope of papers addresses the biological, non-chemical and integrated pest control
Manuscripts should be uploaded by email directly to the journal-Springer website: https://ejbpc.springeropen.com/, following the submitting instructions. The publication fees are covered by the agreement with Springer-Nature International Publisher. Reviewing is done by 2 reviewers and lasts 3-4 weeks. Authors receive the reviewers’ comments are asked to make corrections and resend the corrected copy via the above address.
Manuscripts should be typed (Word Perfect), with a double line spacing with ample margins on all sides. Italic should be used for taxonomic nomenclature. Text should appear in the following order: Title, Authors’ names, Addresses of authors, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figure Legends, and Figures. Main section headings should be capitalized and bold. Do not underline the title or section headings. Subsections (also bold) may be included and only the first letter of the subsection should be capitalized. Avoid excessive fragmentation of the manuscript. Use numerals before standard units of measurements, e.g. 3 g, 9 days, 36 HR; otherwise, use words for numbers one to nine and numerals for larger numbers. Nonstandard abbreviations should be avoided, and where used, they should be explained at their first mention.
Should be brief and reflect the main theme of the paper.
Authors’ names should appear below the title and below which addresses should be typed including the correspondent author e-mail.
Each paper must commence with an accurate, informative abstract in one paragraph. Abstracts should be limited to < 300 words, and should contain salient features of the study, briefly indicating method of the study, results, and the main conclusion. The abstract should be typed with single line spacing. It should include key words, arranged alphabetically by only the first letter of the first key word capitalized. Key words should be separated by commas.
Provide a survey of literature and clearly justify the need for the study.
Materials and Methods:
Should be informative enough to enable readers to interpret the results obtained. Particular attention should be paid to the design, analysis and statistics.
Results and Discussion:
Results should be concise. Avoid, reproducing information already in the tables. Discussion should indicate clearly the significance and implications of the results obtained. Inferences and opinions should be distinguished from facts, and should not duplicate results except to introduce or clarify points. References should be made to published literature.
Financial contributors, pre-paper reviews, etc. should be acknowledged.
Only articles or books published or are “in press” may be cited. Copies of the publishers’ letters of acceptance should accompany all such citations. The reference list should be arranged in ascending alphabetical order. Authors should be referred to in the text by name and year. Example:
El-Heneidy, A. H. and M. M. El-Hussieni 2001. Seasonal abundance of…………… ………………… Egypt. J. Biol. Pest Control, 10(1): 12-17.
Within the text, references should be given as El-Heneidy and El-Husseini, 2001, or similar results have been obtained in Egypt (El-Heneidy and El-Husseini, 2001); and if many citations, cite as El-Heneidy (1999); El-Husseini (2000).
For book list as:
Campbell, C. L. and L.V. Madden. 1995. An Introduction of Plant……………… John Wiley, New York. 532 pp. or:
Skylakis, G. 1991. Changes in the population……… In: Population of Insect………..
Pathogens, Their Dynamics and Genetics. Wlofe, M.S. and C.E. Caten, (Eds), pp. 225-241. Blackwell Scientific Pubs. Oxford.
Tables and Figures:
Tables and figures should be self-explanatory, without reference to the text or other tables and figures. Captions should be brief but should adequately describe the content. The word table should be in uppercase letters, and should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Figure captions should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. In the text, spell out the word table, but abbreviate figure to Fig. Capitalize the first letter of the table column and row headings. Footnotes are designated with superscript lowercase letters. Graphs should be boxed and ordinates and abscission marked with index lines. Illustrations should be of a size that allows a reduction of up to 50%.
Authors will receive two sets of page proofs. One set is for correcting and should be returned as promptly as possible to the address given; the other set is to be retained.
The final paper is printed in a two-column format (column width of 80 mm) with a text area of 160 x 230 mm (this is a responsibility of the editing team not the authors).
Accepted papers will be published (On line) on the Springer-Nature Website: www.springernature.com.