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Author Instructions



Papers dealing with any aspect of entomology will be considered for publication in The Great Lakes Entomologist. Appropriate subjects are those of interest to professional and amateur entomologists in the North Central States and Canada, as well as general papers and revisions directed to a larger audience while retaining an interest to readers in our geographic area. All manuscripts are refereed by at least two reviewers.

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Submission Requirements

Manuscripts must be typed in English with line numbers, double-spaced, with 1” margins and uploaded. Please use italics rather than underline. Use subheadings sparingly and set them into paragraphs in boldface.

Footnotes (except for authors’ addresses, which must be on the title page, and treated as a footnote), legends, and captions of illustrations should be on separate pages.

Titles should be concise, identifying the order and family discussed. The author of insect species must be given fully at least once in the abstract and text, but not in the title. If a common name is used for a species or group, it should be in accordance with the common names published by the Entomological Society of America, or the Entomology Society of Canada.

The format for references must follow that described in the style guidelines used by the Entomological Society of America, except that journal titles are not abbreviated.

Please make sure that all references cited in the text appear in the Literature Cited section, and that all references in the Literature Cited appear in the body of the paper.

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Figures & Tables

Photographs should be high resolution digital files (300 dpi). Drawings, charts, graphs, and maps must be scaled to permit proper reduction without loss of detail.

Figures must meet the following criteria: (1) gray-scale images must be submitted with a resolution of at least 300 dpi ; (2) line art or graphs must be sent as 600 dpi.

Scanned images should be saved in the native application. Never embed the images in a word-processing document.

Captions for figures should be numbered consecutively and typed in order at the end of the manuscript. Captions should not be attached to illustrations.

Tables should be kept as uncluttered as possible, and should fit normally across a page when typeset.

Tables cannot be submitted as Excel files or graphics, but only as text. Contributors should follow the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual, 7th ed., and examine recent issues of The Great Lakes Entomologist for proper format of manuscripts.

The organizational format for a manuscript is as seen in the recent issues of the journal: TITLE, Author(s), Abstract, Introduction, Methods & Materials, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, Literature Cited, Tables, and a List of Figures.

Do not use extra spaces between paragraphs or references in the Lit. Cited.

The columns of text in tables should be aligned with TABS, not spaces.

Some symbols may not translate properly from one computer system to another. Do not use extbols.

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Page Charges & Cover Artwork

Page Charges

Papers published in The Great Lakes Entomologist are subject to a page charge of $20 per published page for non-members and $5.00 per published page for members.

There are no extra fees for color images.

Authors will receive a page proof, together with a page charge form. Extensive changes to the proof by the author will be billed at a rate of $1.00 per line.

Cover Artwork

Cover art or photographs are desired for upcoming issues. They are published free of charge. We only require that they be suitably prepared as described for images above, and that the subject be identified as accurately as possible.

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Rights for Authors and The Great Lakes Entomologist

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of The Great Lakes Entomologist, requires credit to The Great Lakes Entomologist as original publisher (e.g., The Great Lakes Entomologist © 2024).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from ValpoScholar provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Posting on ResearchGate, Academia.edu, or a similar website;
  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Entomology professor at the University of the Great Lakes can have her article appear in the University of the Great Lakes's Department of Entomology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the ValpoScholar website and/or software agree not to misuse the ValpoScholar service or software in any way.

The failure of ValpoScholar to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between ValpoScholar and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Contact Information

Editor's Contact Information

Any questions about manuscript preparation or the submission process should for The Great Lakes Entomologist should be sent to the Editor, Dr. Alicia Bray, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050, email: brayalic@gmail.com.

Other Business

Other correspondence should be directed to the Secretary
Michigan Entomological Society
2104 Needham Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

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