Instructions for authors

Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 
Instructions for authors

Caucasian Entomological Bulletin




“Caucasian Entomological Bulletin” (print ISSN 1814-3326, online ISSN 2713-1785) is published by the Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Rostov-on-Don, Russia), in Russian and English languages, two issues per year. The journal accepts manuscripts on diverse aspects of entomology, especially on morphology, systematics, phylogeny, and evolution. 

All manuscripts are peer reviewed. 

Manuscripts must be submitted as a Word (doc, docx) or RTF file containing text and tables. The common font Times New Roman (12 pt) must be used for the main text. 

Authors must adhere to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th edition 1999). 

All names of the zoological genera and species, when mentioned for the first time in the text of the paper must be provided with full author(s) name(s) and the year of publication. Use italics only for the zoological generic and specific Latin names. 

Use bold for such abbreviations as sp. n., syn. n., comb. n., stat. n., stat. resurr., etc., for marking new nomenclatural acts. 


Please conform to the recommended structure of the manuscript

1. Title. 

2. Name(s) of all authors. 

3. Author’s contact details (usually name and postal address of the institution(s) in which author(s) work, and e-mail addresses) as follows: 


Platypalpus negrobovi a new species of the family Hybotidae (Diptera: Empidoidea) 

from the North-West Caucasus


P. Grootaert1, S.Yu. Kustov2, I.V. Shamshev1, 3


1Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat, 29, Brussels B-1000 Belgium. E-mail: 

2Kuban State University, Biological Faculty (Zoology department), Stavropolskaya str., 149, Krasnodar 350040 Russia. E-mail: 

3All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbel’skiy Roadway, 3, St Petersburg, Pushkin 196608 Russia. E-mail: 


4. Key words (maximum 10). 

5. Abstract. 

6. Main text that includes: 

‒ Introduction; 

‒ Material and methods; 

‒ Results and discussion; 

‒ Acknowledgements. 

7. References. References in the text should be cited as: Smith [2001]; [Smith, 2001]; [Smith, 2001, 2002a, b]; [Smith, 2001; Ivanov, 2002]; Smith and Ivanov [2001: 231]. All literature cited in the text must be listed in the references in the following format (note: journal titles must be written in full, not abbreviated). 



Nabozhenko M.V. 2010. Contribution to the knowledge of the subgenus Helopondrus Reitter, 1922 of the genus Nalassus Mulsant, 1854 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Iran. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin. 6(1): 51–55. DOI: 10.23885/1814-3326-2010-6-1-51-55 



Kryzhanovsky O.L. 1965. Composition and origin of the terrestrial fauna of Middle Asia (mainly on the material of beetles). Moscow – Leningrad: Nauka. 419 p. (in Russian). 

Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 2. Hydrophiloidea – Histeroidea – Staphylinoidea.. 2004. Stenstrup: Apollo Books. 942 p. 


Book chapter: 

Löbl I., Merkl O., Ando K., Bouchard P., Egorov L.V., Iwan D., Lillig M., Masumoto K., Nabozhenko M., Novák V., Petterson R., Schawaller W., Soldati F. 2008. Tenebrionidae. In: Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Vol. 5. Tenebrionoidea. Stenstrup: Apollo Books: 105–352. 



Otto S. 2018. Caucasian Spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus. Version 08.2018. Available at: (accessed 15 February 2019). 

GenBank. 2016. Available at: https:// (last updated 28 March 2019). 


Tables. Please use the table function in your word processor to build tables. Please do not use Tab key or space bar to type tables. 

Illustrations must be grouped in TIFF (use LZW compression) or JPEG file. The maximal size of your plates must be 160 × 200 mm. Colour plates – 500 dpi (RGB-Color 24-bit), black&white (1-bit) and grey plates (Grayscale 8-bit) – 600 dpi. Colour printing may be exceptionally allowed by the Editor-in-Chief, when colour is imperative to highlight the information in a figure. 


Please send your manuscripts to the e-mail: