Author Guidelines

1 General Requirements

1.1 Language

The Journal considers articles in English, Sanskrit, Hindi, all Indian regional languages (e.g. Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada etc.), and in the world’s major languages.

1.2 Length of Paper

The journal does not impose strict limits on word count or page number. However, we strongly recommend that you write the article concisely.

2 Word Processing Formats

The manuscript file should be provided in Microsoft Word format only.

3 Organization of Manuscript

The manuscript should follow the following order: 

  1. Title 
  2. List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses 
  3. Keywords 
  4. Abstract 
  5. Introduction 
  6. Literature review 
  7. Methodology 
  8. Results/Findings 
  9. Conclusion 
  10. Statements and Declarations 
  11. References

3.1 Title

The title should be a concise and informative description of the work that accurately reflects the main scope and content of the paper. It should be no more than 12 words in length. Abbreviations and formulas should be avoided where possible.

3.2 Author Information

  1. The name(s) of the author(s) 
  2. The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country 
  3. A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author 
  4. If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)

If the address information is provided with the affiliation(s) it will also be published.

For authors that are (temporarily) unaffiliated we will only capture their city and country of residence, not their e-mail address unless specifically requested.

3.3 Abstract

The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, design/methodology/approach, the main results and major conclusions. It should not exceed 350 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

3.4 Keywords

The author should provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

3.5 Introduction

This section should be concise and define the background and significance of the research by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. When preparing the introduction, please bear in mind that some readers will not be experts in your field of research.

3.6 Literature Review

This section is dedicated to the significant literature resources that contributed to the research. The author should survey scholarly articles, books and other sources relevant to the area of research, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work.

3.7 Methodology

This section should contain detailed information about the procedures and steps followed in the study. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

3.8 Results/Findings

This section is a comparative or descriptive analysis of the study based on the results/findings, previous literature, etc. The results should be offered in a logical sequence, given the most important findings first and addressing the stated objectives of the study. The author should deal only with new or important aspects of the results obtained. The relevance of the findings in the context of existing literature or contemporary practice should be addressed as well.

3.9 Conclusion

The author should clearly explain the important conclusions of the research highlighting their significance and relevance.

3.9 Statements and Declarations

  1. Funding: Please add: “This research received no external funding” or “This research was funded by name of funder, grant number XXX” and “The APC was funded by XXX”. 
  2. Conflicts of Interest: Declare conflicts of interest or state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.” 
  3. Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. can be mentioned. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

3.10 References

References must be relevant and up-to-date. References used in the paper should follow the APA style and be carefully checked for accuracy and consistency. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and vice versa. 

3.10.1 Citation

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • They include major agricultural and urban pests, disease vectors, invasive species, detritivores, predators, and pollinators play diverse roles in natural and disturbed ecosystems and are greatly impacted by human presence (Rittschof and Sheehan 2021).
  • Hence, temperature is one of the main environmental factors that affect their rate of development and feeding (Fischbein 1998; Corley 2002;  Durak et al. 2020).

Authors are encouraged to follow official APA version 7 guidelines on the number of authors included in reference list entries (i.e., include all authors up to 20; for larger groups, give the first 19 names followed by an ellipsis and the final author’s name). However, if authors shorten the author group by using et al., this will be retained.

3.10.2 Reference List

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.

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

Journal names and book titles should be italicized.

If available, please always include DOIs as full DOI links in your reference list (e.g. “”). Some examples:

  • Journal article: Muley Y. M., & Shinde A. (2021). Annual abundance and population structure of two dung beetle species in a human-modified landscape. Forest Ecology and Management, 2(3), 09-15. 
  • Book: Anderson, J., & Jadhav, K. (2019). The Science of Entomology. Advent Publishing. 
  • Book chapter: Prajapati, J. P. (2022). Forensic Entomology. In R. K. Mishra, J. P. Kiyoski & K. Panda (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge. 
  • Online document: Fagan, J. (2019, March 25). Nursing clinical brain. OER Commons. Retrieved January 7, 2020, from

4 Types of Contributions

Authors should consider their chosen article type carefully; the journal accepts the following types of contributions:

  1. Research Article: An extensive piece of work, which presents original research supported by a substantial amount of data. 
  2. Review Article: A survey of the literature on a particular topic, which summarises past research, outlines recent advances and evaluates the body of knowledge. Reviews are incredibly useful for researchers –providing an introduction to a topic and stimulating ideas on new areas to explore.

5 Permissions

The author is responsible for obtaining all permissions required prior to submission of the manuscript. Permission and owner details should be mentioned for all third-party content included in the submission or used in the research.

If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, the license this is available under and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, it is the author’s responsibility to check the license and obtain the necessary permissions. Statements confirming that permission was granted should be included in the Materials and Methods section.

6 Ethics and Consent

Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Where applicable, the studies must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee and the authors should include a statement within the article text detailing this approval, including the name of the ethics committee and reference number of the approval. The identity of the research subject should be anonymised whenever possible. For research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their legal guardians).

7 Changes to Authorship after Submission

If one or more authors are added after the submission that was previously not listed as authors (or also if removal is requested), then we will have to follow the COPE process (see links below), meaning that a letter signed by all original authors is required, stating the reason for the change, and stating that all authors agree on the addition (or removal) and the new authorship order. 

Please upload this letter signed by all authors as a supplementary file (for editorial eyes only).

COPE flowcharts: 

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