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Scope and policy

The Revista Chilena de Entomología (RCHE) is a bilingual journal (Spanish and English) with a quarterly frequency. The RCHE is open to anyone, regardless of their membership status. The journal is published in electronic version. The works published in the RCHE are subject to evaluation by expert peers in each subject.

Thematic scope: The RCHE is the only publication in Chile that addresses purely entomological issues. Collaborations for the RCHE must correspond to original and unpublished research on insects, myriapods and arachnids; in any of their specialties, aspects, or relationships, with special reference to Chile or the Neotropical sensu lato Region.

Frequency: Quarterly, a volume with four issues, published on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Guidelines for authors

Authors who wish to publish their work on the RCHE are requested to follow the instructions below. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned for the author (s) to make the corresponding changes.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

The RCHE regularly receives and publishes two types of papers: A. Original Articles and B. Scientific Notes, whose definitions are the following:

A. Original Articles: Unpublished works based on research results in any field of Entomology in a broad sense. For taxonomic works, the results section can be replaced by description, redescription, and revision of the taxon; while the discussion section by notes or comments. Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages at and a half spacing, including figures, tables, and references. The structure will include the following points: 1) Title in Spanish and English, centered and beginning in upper / lower case, with scientific names in italics. Under the title, the name of the author (s) must be indicated in upper / lower case, affiliation (place of work, postal address, and e-mail. If there are several authors, the respective institutions are referred by correlative numbers indicated as superscript to the end of each name) and the corresponding author must be indicated with an asterisk, 2) Summary and key words in Spanish and English, 3) Introduction, 4) Materials and Methods, 5) Results and Discussion (the latter two can be joined), 6) Conclusion, 7) Acknowledgments and 8) Literature Cited.

B. Scientific notes: Contributions based on aspects of experimental work or research that present a novel methodological approach or correspond to an advance of a research in progress. Manuscripts should not exceed eight pages at one and a half spacing, including figures, tables, and references. These manuscripts should be short, direct and have few references. It will not have a specific structure; However, they must consist of: Short title in Spanish and English, centered and in upper / lower case, with the scientific names in italics, name of the author (s), affiliation (place of work, postal address, and e-mail). If there are several authors, the respective institutions are referred to by correlative numbers indicated as superscript at the end of each name), Abstract, Keywords, Abstract and Key words, single text with all the information, Acknowledgments and Cited Literature.

Papers must be written in Word .doc or .docx format, on letter-size sheet, spaced [1.5], with Palatino Linotype font size 10, without justification and without indentation, margin of 2.5 cm per side. The maximum length must be 8 letter-size pages (Scientific Notes) and 30 letter-size pages (Original Articles), including: graphics, tables, illustrations, and other sections that the author consider pertinent. The use of neologisms and abbreviations that are not internationally accepted should be avoided. In numerical notation, decimals must be separated by point (.) and thousands by commas (,). Italics must be used for Latin phrases; Underlined words are not accepted. Papers written in Spanish or English must include a summary in both languages, which should reflect the content of the work, specifying the results and conclusions obtained. It will not include bibliographic references. Regarding the Keywords, these will be included up to a maximum of five, separated by semicolons and which are not present in the title of the work; sort them alphabetically. In both cases, the title must reflect the content of the work, be clear and concise. The titles that include scientific names must bear the author thereof, with a year of description; The order and the family to which they belong will be indicated in parentheses, separated by a colon. The titles of the sections and subtitles will be written in upper / lower case. The titles of the sections will be placed in the center of the page and the subtitles, towards the left margin. The first time a species or subspecies is cited, it must be done with its full scientific name including the author and year. If you have any specific questions about how to submit a manuscript, it is recommended to consult examples of articles / notes recently published at Taxonomic works must adhere to the recommendations of the 4th edition of International Code of Zoological Nomenclature 2000; descriptions of new taxa should include figures suitable for this purpose. Mentions of authors in the text should only be made with a capital initial, example: Cepeda. The term Bibliography is reserved for those cases in which an exhaustive compilation is made on a certain topic (e.g., reviews). All works cited in the text must appear in the Cited Literature and vice versa. They will be sorted alphabetically by author's last name. The collaborative works will follow those of the sole author, in the alphabetical order corresponding to the second, third, etc. When there is more than one work by the same author or group of authors, they will be located chronologically. If they were also from the same year, the letters of the alphabet will be used to distinguish them. If more than one work by the same author or group of authors is cited, their name will be completely transcribed every time. Abbreviated citations of the name of the journal will not be accepted, only the full name of the journal. For the Literature Cited format, follow the APA format, as follows:

Journal article references:

Mondaca, J. and Ocampo, F. (2012) Revision of the Chilean genus Ptyophis Redtenbacher (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Macrodactylini). Revista Chilena de Entomología, 37: 47-60.

Book references:

Lanfranco, D. and Ruiz, C. (2010) Lanfranco, D. y Ruiz, C. (2010) Entomología Forestal en Chile. Ediciones Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile. 486 pp.

Contributions appeared in books published by third parties:

Jerez, V. (2005) Patrones de diversidad de Chrysomelidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) en la Cordillera de la Costa de Chile central y sur. Historia, biodiversidad y ecología de los bosques costeros de Chile. (ed. Smith-Ramírez, C., Armesto, J.J. & Valdovinos, C.), pp. 340-448. Editorial Universitaria, Chile.

Press works:

Neruda, P.A. (In press) Editorial. Insect Conservation and Diversity.
Velásquez, J.R., López, F.C. y Romero, R.M. (En prensa) Neurópteros endémicos del Desierto de Atacama, Chile. Gayana Zoología.

References to documents on the Internet:

Faúndez, E. and Carvajal, M. (2014) A new hostplant record for Coleopterodes liliputianum (Signoret, 1864) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae), with comments on its distribution in Chile. Accessed May 20, 2015. Available at:

Contributions appeared in conference or symposium proceedings:

Rejas, V.C. (1986) Estados inmaduros de los representantes de la familia Aeshnidae (Odonata) en el sur del Perú. En: Actas y Trabajos del XVII Congreso Latinoamericano de Entomología, 1986, Arequipa, Perú. pp. 10-12.

Note that the scientific names and the volume of the journal are highlighted, which are written in italics. In the case of titles that include generic or specific names, the Order and Family to which they belong must be in parentheses, separated by a colon. Bibliographic citations in the text are made by mentioning the author's last name followed by the year of publication and between parentheses. The author's last name and the year in parentheses are also accepted. Examples: (Kuschel 1951), Prado (1987), (Frías et al. 1987), Grez et al. (2000). Several works by the same author published in the same year must be distinguished with a lower case letter (example: Rojas 1981a, 1981b and 1981c); for citations of works by two authors, the last names of both must be mentioned (example: Rojas and Cavada 1979); Papers by more than two authors should be cited by the last name of the first author followed by et al.; several works cited within parentheses must be separated by semicolons. Examples (Frías 1986; Toro and Rojas 1968; Grez et al. 1986; Rojas and Cavada 1979). Scientific names will bear the last name of the descriptor in the Abstract and in the Resumen, and the first time it is mentioned in the text; only the year of their publication will be included (example: Plectris talinay Mondaca, 2010). The vernacular names of animals and plants will go between parentheses or quotation marks. All Latin words must be in italics. Internet citations must respect the same rules as for printed works, however, the year of publication, the month and the day must be specified, if the date of consultation also appears. Graphics, diagrams, maps, drawings, and photographs will bear the name of Figures (abbreviated as Fig. or Figs. In the text); The term Table will be used to designate any set of data presented in compact form.

A page heading (abbreviated title) of no more than 80 characters should be indicated at the end of the manuscript, including spaces and surname (s) of the author (s) (example: Guerrero et al.: Acción parasitaria de himenópteros sobre Plutella xylostella (L.)).

Figures must be of good quality and professionally made. The sets of drawings and photographs should be organized in sheets considering the full size of the page. The final figures (after the manuscript evaluation process) must be sent in digital files. In this case, the photographs and figures must be of excellent quality (minimum 300 dpi), preferably in “tiff” format or alternatively in “jpg” format and they must come as images in separate files. For composite figures, indicate the images with correlative lowercase letters and their respective explanation in the legend. Images or graphics in Word or Excel will not be accepted.

The figures will include a short, precise, and self-explanatory legend, and will be numbered consecutively. For its preparation, the proportions of the printed page of the journal must be taken into account. Figures that exceed the size of the sheet should be designed considering the reduction that the original will suffer. Graphic scales should be used, which will be presented by bars indicating the corresponding measure and unit. The legends and explanations of figures and tables must be presented at the end of the manuscript in Spanish and English. The number of tables and figures should be limited to the minimum necessary to understand the text. Images will not be accepted.

Legend example:

Figures 1-4. Aegorninus delfini (Germain). 1. Aedeagus, ventral and lateral views. 2. Sternitus 8 of the female. 3. Spermatheca. Scale: 1 mm

Symbols that represent units of measurement are not abbreviations and therefore should not be followed by a period (unless it is the final period of a sentence) (e.g. mm, cm, m, mg, g, kg, s, min, h). Do not leave a space between a figure and the % symbol (“20%”, not “20 %”), but between a figure and the “° C” symbol (“18 °C”, not “18°C "or" 18° C "). In the case of two authors, their surnames will be separated by "&" or "and" for works in English, and with "y" for works in Spanish.

Sending of manuscripts

To sending manuscripts registration as author / s and / or reviewer on the portal (follow registration instructions) is required. Only in exceptional cases manuscripts will be received on e-mail to: At the time of submission, the authors must attach a letter sent to the editor, indicating that all authors agree with the publication of the article / note in the RCHE. Likewise, the author (s) must declare that all the data presented in the manuscript are real and authentic, and that the article / note has not been previously published and that it is not considered for publication in any other journal. In addition, that the article does not infringe any copyright or intellectual property rights, and does not contain offensive, defamatory, or discriminatory statements. Once received, the editor will process the manuscript electronically (evaluation), and once it is accepted, the author must send the final version (including original figures scanned in high resolution). Low resolution figures inserted in a Word or pdf file will only be accepted for the review process. The author (s) can suggest at least two suitable referees for their work, including specialists from abroad, detailing their email addresses and institutions to which they belong. The Editorial Committee will appoint the referees of the manuscript, which could be different from those suggested by the authors.

Page charges

The RCHE is a free publication (access and publication) for members and not members of the Sociedad Chilena de Entomología. There are no charges for sending and publishing manuscripts.

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