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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

- General

The articles are published in English only. Manuscripts submitted for publication may not be offered to any other journal for prior or simultaneous publication. To partially support the publication costs the authors are invited to purchase the PDF open access* (up to 8 printed pages 120 Euro / more than 8 printed pages 160 Euro + VAT if applicable). The papers will be available on the web site if the authors buy the PDF open access*. Otherwise, for a period of two years, only the abstracts can be downloaded. After this period all articles will be available for free.

- Manuscript
Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word for Windows by e-mail or on CD-R. The sequence should be: title, author(s) (names in full, family names/surnames/last names in capital), author(s) affiliation, abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results (or results and discussion), discussion (or discussion and conclusions), conclusions, acknowledgements, references, author(s)’ address(es) (corresponding author’s e-mail included), table and figure legends, table(s), figure(s).

- Scientific names
Scientific names and authorities must be provided at first mention of each organism in the abstract and again in the text. Names of authorities should not be abbreviated, except with L. for Linnaeus and F. for Fabricius (authority name without diacritical marks).
Correct examples: Musca domestica L.; Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner); Phaonia fuscata Fallen; Sitochroa palealis (Denis et Schiffermuller).
Incorrect examples: Musca domestica Linnaeus, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner), Ostrinia nubilalis Hbn., Phaonia fuscata Fallén; Sitochroa palealis (Den. & Schiff.).

- Taxonomy or systematics manuscripts
The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature should be followed for formatting publications on taxonomy and systematics, except for the comma between authority and year in scientific names, according to the Fauna Europaea (www.faunaeur.org). Avoiding comma clearly identify the difference between the reference cited (i.e. Ishii, 1923) and the names of the authorities (i.e. Clausenia purpurea Ishii 1923).
Correct examples: Musca domestica L. 1758; Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner 1796); Phaonia fuscata Fallen 1825; Sitochroa palealis (Denis et Schiffermuller 1775); Tabanus spodopteroides Olsufjev, Moucha et Chvala 1969.
Incorrect examples: Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758; Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner, 1796); Ostrinia nubilalis Hbn., 1796; Phaonia fuscata Fallén, 1825; Sitochroa palealis (Den. & Schiff., 1775); Tabanus spodopteroides Olsufjev, Moucha & Chvála, 1969; Tabanus spodopteroides Olsufjev et al., 1969.

- Tables
Numbered tables should be provided at the end of the document.

- Figures
Figures should be provided on separate pages and numbered. The lettering of figures should be in Arial font, large enough to allow reduction. Figures can be reproduced width 80 or 166 mm. Drawings and morphological illustrations must include a scale bar. Colour photographs and plates will be published by special arrangements with the editor only. Otherwise will be printed in black and white and the colour version will be available in the open access reprint at the web site.

- References cited
In the text, refer to author(s) surnames(s) and year of publication. When there are more than two authors, give the first author surname followed by et al.. References cited together should be arranged chronologically. In the reference list, the references must be cited in alphabetical and chronological order for one author or more than two authors; in alphabetical order by surname of the second author in case of two authors.
Journal titles should be given in full. We give here some examples:

CAMPADELLI G., 1997.- Cenni sulla biologia di Vibrissina turrita Meigen (Dipt. Tachinidae) sull'ospite Arge ochropus Gmel. (Hym. Argidae).- Bollettino dell’Istituto di Entomologia "Guido Grandi" della Università degli Studi di Bologna, 51: 161-170.
CAMPADELLI G., CRUDELE G., 1994.- Alcune osservazioni sulla biologia di Pyrochroa coccinea L. (Col. Pyrochroidae).- Informatore Fitopatologico, 44 (9): 35-37.
CAMPADELLI G., CIANFICCONI F., MORETTI G. P., 1990.- Nuovi reperti di Tricotteri nell'appennino Tosco-Romagnolo.- Rivista di Idrobiologia, 29 (2): 547-561.
CHAPMAN R. F., 1998.- The Insect: Structure and Function.- Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
CRONIN J. T., HAYES J. L., TURCHIN P., 2000.- Evaluation of traps used to monitor southern pine beetle aerial populations and sex ratios.- Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 2 (1): 69-76.
KNERER G., 1993.- Life history diversity in sawflies, pp. 33-59. In: Sawfly life history adaptations to woody plants (WAGNER M., RAFFA K. F., Eds).- Academic Press Inc., San Diego, California, USA.
SWAIN T., 1977.- The effect of plant secondary products on insect plant co-evolution, pp. 249-256. In: Proceedings of XV International Congress of Entomology, (PACKER J., WHITE D., Eds) Washington D. C., 19-27 August 1976. Entomological Society of America, College Park, MD, USA.

- Peer reviews
Manuscripts will be reviewed by appropriate referees. Acceptance or rejection, however, is the decision of the Editor. Authors are responsible for the content of their article.

- Proofs and reprints
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for correction. Reprints online (PDF open access*) may be ordered filling the form supplied with the proofs. No printed reprints are available. Bulletin of Insectology will not provide  for free the
PDF file for personal use.

*(PDF open access is a reprint file freely downloadable permanently posted on this web site)

Address for submission and editorial correspondence should be addressed to:
Prof. Stefano Maini
Bulletin of Insectology
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Alma Mater Studiorum - Bologna University
viale G. Fanin 42
I 40127 Bologna (Italy)
Tel: +39 051 2096701
Fax: +39 051 2096281
e-mail: bullinsect@unibo.it or bullinsect@gmail.com