Manuscript preparation

Original articles are full length papers describing original research. The paper should not exceed 15 pages of double-spaced typed text (including abstract, tables, figures and references). One double-spaced typed page contains approximately 300-350 words. Reviews are normally by invitation from the Editor-in-Chief.

However, authors are encouraged to submit a tentative title and a table of contents of a proposed review for consideration. These reviews should not exceed 20 pages of double-spaced typed text (including abstract, tables, figures and references). Scientific notes and short communications to the Editor usually on matters of general concern to plant protection, are welcome but should not exceed 4 typed pages. The decision to publish submitted scientific notes and short communications with the Editor-in-Chief.

Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise, and grammatically correct English. Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else. Authors should submit their manuscripts online. To the Email:

The title should reflect the most important aspects of the article, in a preferably concise form of not more than 150 characters and spaces. By-line the authors’ names should be followed by affiliations and addresses.

are required for all the manuscripts. They should be typed in one paragraph and limited to max. 150- 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Most important words of paper. Should be from 4 to 6 words.

Main text should contain

  1. Introduction
  2. Material and Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion
  6. References

Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 14 Point Times Roman) for text.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. Authors should adhere to the rules governing scientific nomenclature to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. All biotica (crops, plants, insects, birds, mammals, etc.) should be identified by their scientific names including authors (and Order: Family) when the English term is first used in the main text, with the exception of common domestic plants and animals. Scientific names should be as follows: In the Title only give the Latin name but No authority or (Order: Family); in the Abstract all Latin names should be accompanied with the correct authority and with (Order: Family); in addition, at the first mention in the body of the text - and only then - these data should be given; authority, the order, family, should also go in the Key Words list.

Footnotes on the title page are not given reference symbols. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).

Line-drawing should be clear and of high quality. Cite all figures in numerical order in the manuscript.

The title should be self-explanatory and include enough information so that each table is intelligible without reference to the text or other tables. The title should summarize the information presented in the table without repeating the subheadings. Subheadings should be brief, nonstandard ones can be explained in footnotes. Cite tables in numerical order in the manuscript. Information presented in a table should agree with that in the text.

The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Abd-Rabou, 1996).
  • This result was later contradicted (Simmons and Abd-Rabou, 2009).
  • This effect has been widely studied (Abd-Rabou ,1998; Simmons et al., 2002; Evans and Abd-Rabou, 2005and Abd-Rabou et al., 2005).

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

Abd-Rabou, S. (1998): The efficacy of indigenous parasitoids in the biological control of Siphoninus phillyreae (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on pomegranate in Egypt. Pan-Pacific Entomolgists, 74 (3): 169-173.
Evans and Abd-Rabou (2005): Two new species and additional records of Egyptian Aphelinidae. Zootaxa,833:1-7.
Simmons, A. and Abd-Rabou, S. (2006): Whitefly populations in vegetables crops with different fertilizers. 52nd Annual meeting of the South Carolina Entomological Society, Mc Cormick, Sc., October 19-20.
Abd-Rabou, S. and Simmons, A. M. (2012): Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) whitefly as a pest in Egypt. Advances In Agricultral Research In Egypt, 10 (1): 1-82.