ISSN: 1598-3579
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Instructions for Authors


Enacted: 30 September, 2000

Revised: 30 June, 2013


International Journal of Industrial Entomology (Int J Indust Entomol, IJIE; ISSN 1598-3579) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Korean Society of Sericultural Science. IJIE is devoted to the advancement of industrial interest and knowledge concerning sericulture, apiculture, entomopathogenic microorganisms, insect cell culture, insect biotechnology, products derived from insects, insect resources, and related fields. Some, or all, of the articles in the journal are indexed in the Korea Citation Index (KCI), DOI/CrossRef, and Google Scholar.



Research and Publication Ethics


For policies on research and publication ethics not stated in these instructions, the guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics ( should be applied.



Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet all three of these conditions.


Conflicts of Interest

The corresponding author must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the authors' interpretation of the data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest are financial support from or connections to companies, political pressure from interest groups, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated.


Statement of Human and Animal Rights

Clinical research studies must state that the work was done in accordance with the Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects outlined in the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 (revised in 2000). Clinical studies that do not meet the Helsinki Declaration will not be considered for publica­tion. Human subjects must not be identifiable. Animal research studies must state that the work was performed ac­cording to a national or institutional Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the ethical treatment of all experimental animals must be observed.


Originality and Duplicate Publication

All submitted manuscripts should be original and should not be under consideration for publication by any other scientific journal at the same time. No part of the accepted manuscript should be duplicated in any other scientific journal without the permission of the Editorial Board. If duplicate publication related to the papers of this journal is detected, the authors will be announced in the journal and their institutes will be informed, and there will also be penalties for the authors.


Copyright & Permission

Accepted papers become the permanent property of the Korean Society of Sericultural Science and may not be reproduced for any purpose, in whole and in part, without the written consent of both the Korean Society of Sericultural Science and the author(s) of the article. IJIE follows the open access journal policy. All contents are freely available in the web. Digital files can be read, downloaded, and printed freely. It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations, tables, etc. from other publications.



Submission of Manuscripts


Authors are required to submit papers through electronic submissionl only.( Paper submission (through paper mail) is no longer acceptable except for the cases with a valid reason (e.g., internet server problem). Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version should contact the editorial office prior to submission. Manuscripts should be submitted to Dr. Seung-Won Park (Tel:+82-53-850-3176, Fax:+82-53-850-3459, E-mail:, Managing Editor of IJIE. All correspondence related to subscriptions should be addressed to the head office of the Korean Society of Sericultural Science. The corresponding authors must provide a correct and usable e-mail address.



Manuscript Preparation


Types of Manuscripts

IJIE publishes contributions, written in English, in the form of full papers, short communications, notes, and reviews. Reviews are usually invited by the Editor. Those who submit reviews should consult with the Editor-in-Chief in advance. Reviews should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages of text. Full papers are original research articles that should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages with a precise description and interpretation of experiments. Short communications and notes are research reports of new findings that are not sufficient to form the basis of a full paper. These papers should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages of text. The title and reference pages of these papers are not included in the text pages.


Form of Manuscript

Manuscripts should be on A4 or US letter-sized paper with 2.5 cm margins on each side and double-spaced lines. The abstract, tables, figure legends, and footnotes should be typed on separate sheets, but these should be included within the same text file if possible. The use of footnotes to the text is not recommended. Text sheets must be numbered successively on all pages from the title page to the end of the text (up to just before the references) at the center of the bottom.


Organization of the Manuscript

The suggested organization of the paper is as follows: 1) Title page, 2) Unstructured abstract and keywords, 3) Main text (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion), 4) Acknowledgments, 5) References, 6) Tables, and 7) Figure legends. In some cases, the presentation will be more effective if you combine some of these sections, e.g., Results and Discussion, particularly for short papers. Reviews should have a title page, Abstract, and References in the same style as full papers. The main body of reviews may be prepared with appropriate sectioning at the discretion of the author(s).


1) Title page

The first page of the manuscript should contain the article title, each author's full name, the affiliations of the authors, phone/fax numbers and the e-mail address of the corresponding author, and a running title. If the authors have middle names, the initial letter should be written with a period (e.g., John B. Smith). Authors with different affiliations should be identified by the use of a superscript linking the name to an affiliation. At the bottom of the title page, a short running title of no more than 65 characters should be provided.


2) Abstract and keywords

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. All manuscript should have 3 to 7 keywords or short phrases following the abstract. Multiple concepts should not be grouped as one keyword, and keywords should not be so general that they are not descriptive of the unique content of the paper.


3) Main text

Introduction: The Introduction should provide sufficient background information and the rationale for the present study, but should not include an extensive review of the literature.

Materials and Methods: The Materials and Methods should provide sufficiently detailed information to allow the experiments to be repeated by others. The Materials and Methods may be organized into subheadings.

Results: The Results should describe the results of the experiments and may be organized into subheadings. The results should be presented as concisely as possible.

Discussion: The Discussion should be concise and provide an interpretation of the results in relation to previously published work and to the experimental system. Any notable limitations of the study and applications or suggestions for policy or future research can also be included. The Discussion may be organized into subheadings.


4) Acknowledgments

Persons who have contributed intellectually to the paper but whose contributions do not justify authorship may be named in the Acknowledgments. All sources of funding applicable to the study should be stated here explicitly.


5) References

References in the text should be in the form of (Kim, 1999, 2000), (Kim and Lee, 1999), (Kim et al., 1999), (Kim et al., 1999; Park et al., 1997), and (Lee, 1999a, b). Every reference cited in the text must also be present in the reference list (and vice versa).

 The references should be in alphabetical order by first author. They should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. If the number of authors exceeds more than 7 persons than only show first 6 persons. The styles shown below should be followed:


Journal article

Ready PD (2013) Biology of phlebotomine sand flies as vectors of disease agents. Annu Rev Entomol 58, 227-250.


Wang AR, Kim I (2012) COII sequence-based study for population genetic variation of a ground beetle, Scarites aterrimus (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Int J Ind Entomol 24, 41-47.


Cheesman MJ, Traylor MJ, Hilton ME, Richards KE, Taylor MC, Daborn PJ et al. (2013) Soluble and membrane-bound Drosophila melanogaster CYP6G1 expressed in Escherichia coli: purification, activity, and binding properties toward multiple pesticides. Insect Biochem Mol Biol 43, 455-465.


Manuscripts accepted for publication, but not yet published should be listed in the References with the estimated date (year) and the words "In press" instead of the volume and page.


Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations (LTWA), published by the International Organization for Standardization ( Do not abbreviate one-word journal titles.


Whole book and book chapter

Cardee RT, Resh VH (2012) A world of insects. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.


Asgari S (2012) Venoms from endoparasitoids; in Parasitoid viruses: symbionts and pathogens. Beckage NE, Drezen JM (eds.), pp. 217-230, Elsevier, Amsterdam.



Kim YH (2011) Evolutionary and physiological aspects of two acetylcholinesterases from several insect species. Ph.D. Thesis, Seoul National University, Seoul.


Kim MS (2012) Cloning of mcf gene from insect pathogenic bacterium P. temperata M1021 and construction of insect pathogenicity E. coli recombinant. M.S. Thesis. Kyungpook National University, Daegu.


Web site

Wright R, Mulder P, Reed H (2012) Honey bees, bumble bees, carpenter bees, and sweat bees [Internet]. Available from: [accessed on 8 April 2013].


6) Tables and figures

The Tables should be typewritten separately from the text and each table should include a title. The number of footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Superscript Arabic numerals 1), 2), 3)… should be used to identify the footnotes.

 Good quality photocopies are acceptable. Figures should ordinarily be original drawings. Letters or numbers should be included in the figures contained in a submitted manuscript along with captions for the figures. The figure legends should provide enough information so that the figure is understandable without frequent references to the text.

 Number the tables and figures according to the order of citation in the text as follows: (Table 1), (Fig. 1), (Fig. 1 and Table 1), (Tables 1 and 2), (Fig. 1A), (Fig. 1A and 1B), (Figs. 1 and 2), and (Tables 1-3). You must obtain permission to use any diagrams, illustrations, or tables from other publications. Also, if this material has been redrawn or revised, please indicate this with a parenthetical note in the figure caption or in a footnote to the table.


7) Nomenclature, chemical and mathematical usage, units, abbreviations, and symbols

Nomenclature, and chemical and mathematical usage should follow guidelines such as Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th edition), International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (, etc.

If the authors describe the length, height, weight, and volume, they should use standard metric units. Temperature should be given in degrees Celsius. All other units should follow the International System of Units (SI), except as detailed below. All units must be preceded by one space except percentage (%) and temperature (°C).

Abbreviations and symbols should be used sparingly and only if terms are repeated frequently. All but the obvious standard symbols and abbreviations should be defined when they first appear in text. Using nonstandard abbreviations in titles and headings should be avoided. Standard SI abbreviations are recommended. Other common abbreviations are as follows (the same abbreviations are used for plural forms): h (hour), min (minute), s (second), d (day), wk (week), mo (month), y (year), L (liter), mL (milliliter), μL (microliter), g (gram), kg (kilogram), mg (milligram), μg (microgram), ng (nanogram), pg (picogram), g (gravity; not g), nm (nanometer), μm (micrometer), mV (milivolt), mA (miliampere), mW (miliwatt), n (sample size), SD (standard deviation of the mean), and SE (standard error of the mean).



Peer Review

Manuscripts will be critically read by two or three reviewers who are selected for their competence in the subject of matter of the paper. When revisions are required, the revised manuscript version should be submitted within a maximum of two months from the date of receipt, but an earlier response will help speed publication. The authors are asked to submit the revised version only through e-mail (



Reprint and Page Charges

Reprints of an article will be provided to the corresponding author upon receipt of the postal fee. A PDF version of the article will be available from free of charge.



Contact IJIE

Head Office of the Korean Society of Sericultural Science

Department of Biotechnology, Catholic University of Daegu, 13-13 Hayang-ro, Gyeongsan-Si, Gyeongbuk, 38430 Korea

Tel:+82-53-850-3176, Fax:+82-53-850-3459, E-mail:

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