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. We welcome contributions concerned primarily with British moths and British butterflies. Contributions on Coleoptera and Diptera will be considered, but we encourage the offering of these to Coleopterist and Dipterist’s Digest respectively. We will also consider contributions on other groups where no specialist journal exists.
. We also welcome contributions on European moths and butterflies if these are likely to be of interest to British readers. Subjects might include species likely to colonise Britain (especially where these contributions include identification keys or photographs), or accounts of entomological trips to places that are of possible interest to other readers.
We recognise that many important contributions to entomological knowledge have been made by amateurs. Anyone can publish in the Entomologist's Record regardless of background, nationality, race or any other factor. Contributions are judged on the merit of their content alone. The name and title of the author are of no relevance. You do not have to be a subscriber to write a contribution. Nor do you have to own a computer (though if you are reading this page you probably do!).
There are three categories of contribution - you need to select one of them. First read the words below to decide which category to select, then make the selection by clicking the appropriate line at the bottom of this page. Drawings and photographs (including colour) are welcomed if these effectively illustrate the written article.
If you are not sure if you are writing a paper or a note, write it as a note. The Editor may convert it into a paper if he feels it appropriate.
Papers will usually be at least 1500 words in length (normally more) and will occupy at least two or three pages in the journal. Acceptance is not automatic. They will be reviewed by an appropriate expert (who has the right to remain anonymous) and he or she is very likely to suggest modifications. These will be communicated back to the author who must then either make the modifications or be prepared to justify not doing so.
Papers should cover their subject matter to a far greater depth than Notes and will normally present original material or a broad-based review of existing knowledge. Thus, to give one example, a new vice-county record of a moth will warrant a Note, but a review of the spread of the species in Britain in recent years, incorporating a distribution map, is better presented as a Paper.
Authors of papers are expected to follow the house style and conventions as closely as possible. The Editor reserves the right to convert papers into Notes and vice versa.
These are the meat of the journal! Most contributions will fall into this category. They will normally be less than 1500 words in length (and can be very short indeed as long as the information they impart is interesting).
We welcome Notes. There is no limit to how many you can contribute.
Authors of Notes should try as far as possible to follow the House style and conventions, but the Editor will attend to these if errors are made.
The Editor reserves the right to convert Notes into papers and vice versa.
Subscribers to the journal may advertise entomological events, publications or related matters free of charge, provided that the advert and the item(s) advertised are legal and provided that they are, in the exclusive opinion of the Editor, of interest to a majority of readers.