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“Medical Entomology and Zoology” publishes original articles, short communications, case reports, notes and review articles concerning entomology and zoology in medical and related fields. In general, the notes are published in the results of the field investigations and the new record of medically important arthropods. No manuscript previously published elsewhere will be accepted. At least the first author must be a member of the Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology in good standing, or a nonmember who has paid the amount of US$45, equivalent to one year’s annual dues.

All manuscripts submitted are reviewed by at least two referees. Acceptance or rejection of each manuscript will be decided by the Editorial Board. Accepted manuscripts are published approximately in the order they are accepted.

Proofs must be corrected and returned immediately to the Editorial Office. Corrections should be restricted to printing and editorial errors. Costs for other changes will be charged to the author. Fifty reprints/set are obtained on payment and the number required must be specified and ordered at proof stage, when price will be quoted.

Original articles, short communications, case reports and notes of not more than 16, 6, 6 and 6 printed pages, respectively, are published free of charge. Extra pages will be charged (¥3,000/page).

The manuscript should be written in English or Japanese. Manuscripts in Japanese need abstracts in English. The manuscript should be submitted electrically with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Alternatively, submission of two clear copies is also accepted. These manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Office, the Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology. (E-mail: jsmez_editors@jsmez.gr.jp)

Persons interested in membership may obtain application blanks from c/o Laboratory of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Center for International Cooperation, Dokkyo Medical University, 880 Kita-kobayashi, Mibu, Shimotsuga, Tochigi, 321‒0293 Japan (E-mail: infismez@jsmez.gr.jp). Annual dues are US$45 for overseas membership.

Instruction to Authors

(1) The manuscript should be in 11 point type, 1.5 spacing and 2.5 cm margins on all sides of A4 papers. All manuscripts of papers should include title, name(s) of author(s) and address(es) on the first page, abstract (not exceeding 200 words) and keywords (not exceeding 6 words) on the second page, and text (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, and references) on the subsequent pages.

(2) Scientific names of animals and plants should be italicized, and generic names, after the first appearance, should be abbreviated. Units of measurements should follow the metric system.

(3) Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets. All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) on separate sheets should be serially numbered as Figures, and preferably about 1.5 times the intended final size for good reproduction. The legends should be typed with double spacing on a separate sheet. The desired location where Tables and Figures are to be inserted should be indicated in the text.

(4) References should be arranged in alphabetical order and listed according to the examples below. More than one paper by the same author in the same year must be identified by placing letters a, b, etc., after the year of publication.

Rosen, L. 1986. The natural history of Japanese encephalitis virus. Annu. Rev. Microbiol., 40: 395‒414.

Shim, J. C., Kim, C. L., Lee, W. J. and Shin, E. H. 1990. Population densities of Culex tritaeniorhynchus for surveillance of Japanese encephalitis in Korea. Kor. J. Entomol., 20: 213‒222 (In Korean with English abstract).

Molineaux, L. and Gramiccia, G. 1980. The Garki Project, Research on the Epidemiology and Control of Malaria in the Sudan Savanna of West Africa. 311 pp., WHO, Geneva.

Claydon, N. and Grove, J. E. 1984. Fusarium as an insect pathogen. In: The Applied Mycology of Fusarium (ed. Moss, M. O. and Smith, J. E.), pp. 117‒128, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

(5) In the text, references should be cited by name and year. When a paper by two authors is cited, the names of the authors should be given with “and” (e.g., Claydon and Grove), and when a paper is by three or more authors, the name of the first author should be given before “et al.” (e.g., Shim et al.).