Editorial Policies

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.

 

Section Policies

Research Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Scientific Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial Note

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

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.

 

Publication Frequency

Publication Frequency

One volume is published per year. Each paper will be numbered as a separate issue. After completion it will be uploaded immediately to the journal page in pdf format and disseminated with an open access policy.

 

Open Access Policy

Open Access

Journal of Insect Biodiversity (JIB) is an open access journal and all content is freely available without charge to user. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text of articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the authors. However, reproduction or commercial use of articles is not allowed.

All electronically published new taxonomic and nomenclatural acts will comply with the 2012 Amendment of the Articles 8, 9, 10, 21 and 78 ICZN.

This journal uses Open Journal Systems which is an open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.

Article Processing Fee

There is no article processing costs charged to authors for JIB (article Processing Fee: $0).

 

Archiving

CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit
LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit

 

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?

 

 


           

This work is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Journal content is preserved in CLOCKSS and LOCKSS archives. The JIB is a member of CrossRef and ZooBank.