Publication Policy

African Entomology continues the Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa. Full-length papers and
short communications on original research or reviews of any aspect of entomology in or relevant to Africa and its surrounding islands will be considered for publication.

Language Policy

Manuscripts should be submitted in concise and clear English using U.K. spelling. Authors for whom English
is a second language should have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the

Review Policy

Papers must fall within the scope of African Entomology. Papers will be reviewed by at least two independent
referees. Authors are encouraged to propose reviewers and to provide contact details. Papers may be accepted
with minor or major revision, or returned for resubmission. Resubmitted papers will be treated as new submissions. All submissions must be original, and cases of plagiarism may be made public.

Publication Frequency

A single volume consisting of two issues (March and September) is published annually.

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Page charges are levied on all papers. The scale of charges for members and non-members of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa is shown below in South African Rand (ZAR). The charges shown are per printed page or part thereof. 

  Members Non-Members
For first 7 pages R 150.00 R 260.00
For 8th and subsequent pages R 300.00 R 375.00
For colour illustrations R 3,500.00 R 3,500.00

Page charges for authors outside South Africa will be calculated according to the relevant current exchange
rate; the first author must be a paid-up member of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa to qualify for
the member discount.


Reprints in PDF format on CD ROM (including the Acrobat Reader) can be purchased (R150.00); copies of
papers, in PDF format, will be e-mailed to corresponding authors immediately after publication at no cost. Orders can be placed at proof stage.

Open Access Policy

African Entomology is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal, supporting the Budapest Open Access Initiative principles: “By ‘open access’ to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, is to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

Digital Preservation Policy

This journal utilises the Portico system to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


An Attribution 4.0 International Creative Commons License (CC BY 4.0) applies to all articles published in African Entomology