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Editor Information

Insecta Mundi is a journal primarily devoted to insect systematics, but articles can be published on any non-marine arthropod. Manuscripts considered for publication include, but are not limited to, descriptions of new taxa, revisions, taxonomic or nomenclatural notes, bibliographies, checklists, catalogs, reviews, and life histories. For papers describing new taxa, Insecta Mundi provides authors rapid publication so the names may be included in other publications.

From 1985 to 2006, Insecta Mundi was produced with yearly volume numbers and printed on paper quarterly. As of 2007, Insecta Mundi (paper ISSN 0749-6737, CD-ROM ISSN 1942-1362, online ISSN 1942-1354) was published on paper irregularly throughout the year. As manuscripts are completed and published, they are individually, sequentially numbered. There are no longer year-based volume or issue numbers. Further details about our policies and procedures can be found in 2007 Insecta Mundi 0001 . Recent changes in the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, starting in 2012, allowed Insecta Mundi's open accessible electronic publication to be the form validating each articles publication date. Now, both the paper and CD/DVD media are produced and distributed only once a year. In 2014, manuscript submissions to Insecta Mundi has grown to a volume that we suffered a staffing crisis and had to reorganize our manuscript processing. The primarily difference is that we increased the number of volunteer Editors and changed manuscript submission requirements. Our current staff is listed below.

Potential authors must have their manuscript reviewed by two peer reviewers prior to submission. Any submission is required to provide these reviews as well as completed Reviewer Reports and a Submission Contract form. These are available on the Author Instructions page. One author of each submitted manuscript must be a current member of the Center for Systematic Entomology (CSE). Membership is presently $US 40.00.

Insecta Mundi is not in the printing business. Thus, we offer no reprints for sale. Our intent is to publish articles for CSE members and see these articles are distributed, archived, and readily available. Authors are provided with a PDF file of their article which can be printed easily by them or at a local print shop. Insecta Mundi has no page charges, nor web posting fee, and there is no extra charge for use of color. The only monetary requirement is membership dues for one author.

Insecta Mundi is widely distributed, and referenced or abstracted by several sources including the Zoological Record, CAB Abstracts, etc.

Printed copies of each issue are deposited in several international libraries, as listed on the inside cover of each article. These are printed and mailed once a year.

Electronic copies in PDF format are made available on the day of publication by sending members an email notice with links to recent publications. Newly published papers are posted on this website on the day of publication.

Online free open-accessible copies are available in PDF format at the Florida Virtual Campus, Goethe University Library (Frankfurt, Germany), and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Digital Commons soon after publication. Insecta Mundi is electronically archived by Portico.

Copyright for any article published in Insecta Mundi is held by the author(s) of the article. Insecta Mundi follows terms of the Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial License (cc by-nc). By submitting and publishing articles in Insecta Mundi, authors grant the CSE and Insecta Mundi's host institutions permission to make articles available through all forms of media, including (but not limited to) posting on the internet, distributing reprints of hard copies, and dissemination of digital copies via e-mail and CD-ROM. Authors also grant the CSE and Insecta Mundi's host institutions permission to archive articles both electronically and in hard-printed versions.

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Contact Information

Chief Editor: David Plotkin, email: insectamundi(at)gmail.com
Assistant Editor: Paul E. Skelley, email: insectamundi(at)gmail.com
Head Layout Editor: Robert Forsyth, email: rforsyth(at)telus.net
Center for Systematic Entomology
P.O. Box 141874
Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA

Editorial Staff

Editorial Board: Davide Dal Pos, Oliver Keller, M.J. Paulsen, David Plotkin, Paul E. Skelley

Chief Editor: David Plotkin

Founding Editors: Ross H. Arnett, Jr., J. Howard Frank, Virendra Gupta, John B. Heppner, Lionel A. Stange, Michael C. Thomas, Robert E. Woodruff

Review Editors: Aline Barcellos, David Bowles, Adam Brunke, Joe Eger, Mike Ferro, Patrick Gorring, Bill Grogan, Larry Hribar, Oliver Keller, David Plotkin, Andy Rasmussen, Kyle Schnepp, Paul E. Skelley, Andrei Sourakov, Ryan St Laurent, Gary Steck, Elijah Talamas, Kevin Williams, Jiri Zidek

Spanish Editors: Angélico Asenjo, Julieta Brambila, Elena Ortiz-Acevedo, Felipe Soto-Adames

Layout Editors: Robert Forsyth

Webmaster: Eugenio H. Nearns

Post Production: Paul E. Skelley  

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