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Polish Journal of Entomology

Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne; The Journal of Polish Entomological Society
Journal Details
access type Open Access
First Published
08 Apr 2011
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, Zoology, other

The Polish Journal of Entomology was founded in 1922 as a periodical of the Polish Entomological Society under the title Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne (subtitle Bulletin Entomologique de Pologne). The journal publishes original research papers and reviews from any entomological discipline.

Information about financing of the Polish Journal of Entomology

Digitalization of volume 65 financed within the agreement No. 597/P-DUN/2016 from the resources of the Minister of Science and Higher Education devoted to popularization of science.

Why subscribe and read

The journal contains descriptions of new taxa, systematic revisions, diagnoses, keys for identifications of insects, contributions to their ecology and geographical distribution.

Why submit

The journal is mailed to over a hundred institutions and libraries in Poland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Japan, United States of America, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Republic of South Africa.
We do our best to process submissions promptly, and to evaluate them strictly. All original research articles are carefully reviewed by at least two referees expert in the field of submitted paper. There are no restrictions regarding the subject, author, and geographic region. Articles have own DOI and access to full electronic version is free.

Rejection Rate

  • 46%

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Tomasz Pyrcz, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Associate Editor
Rafał Garlacz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Anna Zubek, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Jadwiga Lorenc-Brudecka, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Statistical Editor
Joanna Pakulnicka, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland

Technical Editor
Jacek Chobotow, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Subject Editors
Edyta Buczyńska, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland (ecology, insect conservation);
Rafał Gosik, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland (biodiversity, biogeography);
Bożena Łagowska, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland (taxonomy, systematics, applied entomology);
Ewa Pietrykowska- Tudruj, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland (morphology, life history, behaviour);
Anna Zubek, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (molecular taxonomy and phylogeny)

Editorial Advisory Board
Dany Azar (Beirut, Lebanon),
Sergei Belokobylskiy (St. Petersburg, Russia),
Jarosław Buszko (Toruń, Poland),
Michael S. Engel (Lawrence, USA),
William l. Grogan (Gainesville, USA),
Patrick Grootaert (Brussels, Belgium),
Jan Klimaszewski (Sainte-Foy, Canada),
Zdenek Laštůvka (Brno, Czech Republic),
Jerzy A. Lis (Opole, Poland),
Jacek Szwedo (Warsaw, Poland),
Marek Wanat (Wrocław, Poland),
Tadeusz Zatwarnicki (Opole, Poland)

dr hab. Tomasz W. Pyrcz, prof. UJ
Department of Zoology and Biomedical Sciences
Nature Education Centre
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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Instructions for Authors

Journal aim and scope

Polish Journal of Entomology is a peer-reviewed, open-access, international journal for publication of original contributions to all aspects of entomology. Preferable fields of research include taxonomy, systematics, morphology, life history, behaviour, ecology and applied entomology. Relevant works on other terrestrial arthropods, Myriapoda and Arachnida, will be considered for publication. Large taxonomic works such as monographs and revisions will be appreciated, as well as papers of over-local importance, concerning insect conservation, zoogeography, and biodiversity in particular. Papers in applied entomology will be considered only if they concentrate primarily on insects.

By submitting a manuscript, the Corresponding Author confirm that the work has not been published before, it is not submitted for publication in another journal and that all coauthors approved the final version of the manuscript. Authors should declare no conflict of interests.

Publication costs

The authors will pay a single fee in the amount of 70 EUR, which covers a total cost of the publications.

Manuscript structure and preparation

1. Language

All papers must be in English (United Kingdom). Authors are strongly advised to have their manuscripts read by a native English speaker. Text with numerous language errors will be rejected.

2. Nomenclatur

Nomenclatorial actions must follow the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Scientific names must be written in full and followed by the author’s name and date, whenever they fist appear in the Main text. For newly described taxa pleas use: n. sp., n. ssp., n. syn., etc. (in bold).

3. Manuscript structure

a. Title

The title should be concise and informative. All scientific names included in the title should be written in full and followed by the name of the species author.

b. Running title

A short title, for editorial purposes, not longer than 65 characters.

c. Authors

Please provide full names of all co-authors (no initials) and provide each author’s ORCID number, and affiliation.

d. Corresponding author

Please provide an email address of the Corresponding Author for the publication. This person will be responsible for handling the correspondence between the Journal and all co-authors.

e. Abstract

All manuscripts should be provided with a one-paragraph long abstract of up to 200 words. Abbreviations and references should not be used in the abstract and all scientific names shall be written in full and include the species author.

f. Key words

Authors should provide 3-6 key words which do not appear in the title of the article.

g. Main text

All manuscripts should be submitted in Word (doc, docx). The authors are also requested to submit a pdf file with a complete manuscript. When preparing a manuscript, please use following settings:

  • page size A4, vertical, standard margins
  • plain font, preferably Calibri, 12 pkt, double spaced
  • special characters (ñ, ö, é, ą, ś, etc.) should be used exactly as they appear in original names, especially with regard to geographical names (e.g. Łódź, not: Lodz, Baños, not: Banos, Überwald, not Uberwald)
  • for highlighting purposes (section headings, etc.) please use bold and/or larger font size
  • avoid writing in all-capital letters and do not apply any other kind of formatting (paragraph spacing, columns, etc.)
  • do not use space bar for indents and spacing
  • all abbreviations must be defined in the "methods" section
  • dates should be given in Arabic numbers only, in following format: (e.g. 27.06.2020)
  • do not use any symbols or formatting (hard space, coma) for large numbers; please use a dot "." as a decimal separator
  • units must be given in square brackets "[ ]" in tables, graphs, etc.
  • scientific names must be written in full when mentioned for the first time or if they appear at the beginning of a paragraph or sentence
  • references in the text should appear in parenthesis, as shown in the examples below. Please do not use all-capital letters, or small capitals for citations. Use "&" to separate two authors and "et al." (in italics) for three or more authors

- one author: (Smith 2019),

- two authors: (Smith & Brown 1998),

- three or more authors: (Smith et al. 1909)

- multiple citations: (Brown 1998, Smith et al. 2000, Jason & Brown 1909)

- citing in the text: According to Smith & Brown (1996) there is a correlation....

h. Acknowledgements

When acknowledging people, please use full names and a short affiliation. The names of funding organizations and other institutions should be written in full.

i. References

The list of references must be provided as a section of a manuscript, and should only include publications cited n the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a reference list. The list should be alphabetized, and various publications of the same author(s) should be arranged chronologically. Journal titles must be written in full. DOI of publications should be provided if possible.

  • Research article:

Smith A. 1999. Title of the paper. Title of the journal in full, volume number (issue number if possible): page range. e.g. Smith AM. 2019. Butterflies of Warsaw. Polish Journal of Entomology, 88 (4): 365-370.

  • Book chapter:

Smith C & Smith BR. 2000. Title of the Chapter. In: Smith A, Smith B & Smith C. (Eds). Title of Book. Publisher name, Publisher location, pp. x–y [page range]. e.g. Smith D & Smith B. 2000. Butterflies of Australia. In: Brown J. (Ed.). Butterflies of the World. United Press, New York, pp. 365-369.

  • Book:

Smith AV, Smith B & Smith CM. 2001. Title of Book. Publisher name and location, xyz pp. [number of pages]. e.g. Smith AV, Smith B & Smith CM. 2001. Butterflies of the World. PWN, Kraków, 987 pp.

j. Figure captions

All figure captions should be provided in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file. Use Arabic numbers and small letters for numbering the figures (e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2a, Fig. 2b)

4. Figures

Each figure, including photographs, drawings/artwork, tables, graphs etc., should be submitted as a separate file and named accordingly (Figure_1, Figure_2,...). Tables should be sent in Word, other figures should be sent as TIFF or good quality JPEG.

All figures should be of high quality and resolution. The Authors are requested to size the figures to fit the column width: either 170 mm or 80 mm. Incorrectly sized or poor quality figures will not be accepted for publication.

In case of one figure being composed of multiple elements (Fig. 1a, Fig. 1b, etc.), please combine them into one multi-element figure and prepare one caption.

5. Descriptions of new taxa

Each description of a new taxon should include:

  • diagnosis
  • detailed description
  • photographs or high quality drawings
  • list of type material and comparative material
  • epithet etymology
  • following the ICZN, the authors are highly recommended to deposit original type specimens of each described taxon in a national or international public museum or collection

6. Identification key

When preparing an identification key, the authors should use a template file (download here) provided by the journal.

Submission process

All manuscripts must e sent to:

To submit an article, the authors must provide:

a) the manuscript in Word (doc, docx) and pdf format

b) figures in separate files

c) a cover letter containing author’s suggestion of two independent reviewers (with institutional email address for each of them)

d) copyright transfer form (download here)

If the size of any file is larger than 5 MB, please sent all the files via WeTransfer or Google Disc, preferably compressed in a ZIP file

Upon acceptance:

When the manuscript is accepted for publications, the authors will be obligated to fill in, sign and provide a scan of the following documents:

  • open access license (download here)
  • author’s contribution statement including ghostwriting barrier declaration (download here)
Journal Details
access type Open Access
First Published
08 Apr 2011
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, Zoology, other

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