European Journal of Entomology
Aims and scope
EJE publishes original articles, points of view and reviews on all aspects of entomology. There are no restrictions on geographic region or taxon (Myriapoda, Chelicerata and terrestrial Crustacea included). Comprehensive studies and comparative/experimental approach will be preferred and the following types of manuscripts will be usually declined:
1. Taxonomic papers containing isolated descriptions of new species unless they significantly contribute to our understanding of morphology or relationships of the higher taxon in question.
2. Other purely descriptive papers [(ultra)structural and functional details, life histories, geographical distribution, etc.] unless they concern data or taxa of particular phylogenetic interest.
3. Papers evaluating the effect of chemicals, irradiation, or dealing with data of agro-economic impact without general entomological relevance.
Authors must respect the articles of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (Fourth Edition, 1999) and its relevant recommendations, particularly Recommendation 16C concerning the deposition of name-bearing types in appropriate institutions.
The European Journal of Entomology was founded in 1904 as a periodical of the Czech Entomological Society (under the title Acta Societatis Entomologicae Bohemiae). Since then it has made a long and varied way, including several title changes, from its beginnings as a local publication, with articles mainly in Czech, to its status today as a fairly well-established international entomological forum covered in the most important abstracting and indexing services (ISI Web of Knowledge, BIOSIS, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, etc.).
This would be quite inconceivable without the help of our many collaborators. We are much indebted to all those who have been helpful in so many ways, especially in reviewing papers. Our thanks are due to the members of the Editorial Board, past and present, but also to numerous scientists with no particular connection to our journal, who nevertheless responded readily to our request to review a paper.
We would also like to make an open invitation to all potential contributors. We do our best to process submissions promptly, and to evaluate them strictly but fairly. There are no restrictions regarding the subject, author, geographic region, and so on, of any submission. All which fall within the broadest bounds of the field entomology (including Myriapoda, Chelicerata, and terrestrial Crustacea) are appropriate. Nevertheless, we prefer comprehensive analytic papers in which the insect is the main object of interest, not merely a testing tool. EJE wants to be an "author friendly" journal as far as our funds allow. We offer free reprints, no page charges for articles up to 20 printed pages, and for a very reasonable sum of money the authors may make their article freely available on our web pages.
The heteropteran Pyrrhocoris apterus, our cover insect, was introduced as a model species by European entomologists. It has now become a link between quite diverse entomological disciplines, and has played a part in some events of worldwide significance (beginning with the discovery of the juvenile hormone analogs). We believe that as such it is a faithful symbol of the European Journal of Entomology.
Editor-in-Chief P. Svacha
Executive Editors D. Boukal, J. Gomez-Zurita, I. Hodek, D. Kodrik, M. Konvicka, V. Kostal, F. Marec, J.P. Michaud, M. Papacek, J. Sobotnik, P. Stys, N. Wahlberg
Editorial Board X. Belles (Spain), O. Bethoux (Germany), R.G. Beutel (Germany), J. Büning (Germany), P. Ceryngier (Poland), S.J. Coulson (Norway), D.L. Denlinger (USA), A.F.G. Dixon (UK), H. van Emden (UK), W. Engels (Germany), E.W. Evans (USA), N.L. Evenhuis (USA), M.D.E. Fellowes (UK), J. Harvey (The Netherlands), A. Honek (Czech Republic), V. Jarosik (Czech Republic), L. Jedlicka (Slovak Republic), J. Jelínek (Czech Republic), P. de Jong (The Netherlands), B. Kalinova (Czech Republic), R.L. Kitching (Australia), K.-D. Klass (Germany), J. Kukalova-Peck (Canada), R.A.B. Leschen (New Zealand), M. Mackauer (Canada), K. Maekawa (Japan), K. Mikkola (Finland), W. Nentwig (Switzerland), V. Novotny (Czech Republic), G. Pass (Austria), D. Pluot-Sigwalt (France), S.Ya. Reznik (Russia), D.S. Saunders (UK), C.W. Schaefer (USA), F. Sehnal (Czech Republic), S.A. Slipinski (Australia), M.J. Tauber (USA), S. Toft (Denmark), G. Wright (USA), J. Zdarek (Czech Republic).
European Journal of Entomology, c/o Institute of Entomology, Branisovska 31, CZ-37005 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Phone: ( 420) 387775214. Fax: ( 420) 385310354. E-mail: email@example.com. Web page: http://www.eje.cz