Authors Guide


Pakistan Entomologist is published biannually by the Pakistan Entomological Society with head office at Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

  1. The research articles submitted for publication should be original research in pure and applied work on insects and arthropods, provided these have not been published or being considered simultaneously for publication elsewhere. For publication, membership of the Society is compulsory for one of the authors.
  2. Follow a general "FORMAT of the articles" , i.e., TITLE, AUTHOR(S) NAME(S) with ADDRESS(ES) , ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION (including review of literature) , MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION AND REFERENCES.
  3. The TITLE of the paper should be brief and relevant, encompassing the essentials of the article, followed by the name(s) of the author(s) along with present address (es).
  4. ABSTRACT should describe briefly the work done and the conclusion, not exceeding 300 words.
  5. INTRODUCTION should be concise and to the point explaining effectively the purpose of the study.
  6. REVIEW OF LITERATURE should be treated along with introduction and must provide well "in target" information relating to specific objectives of the study. Use the name, date format, i.e., Hashmi (2009); Ahmed et al. (2009); Hashmi and Ahmed (2009); (Arif et al., 2013; Alam, 2014; Alsam and Salman, 2016); (Poonam et al., 2009; Faheem, 2011) etc. in chronological order. Unpublished references (theses, reports, articles on internet and newspapers) should preferably not be included.
  7. MATERIALS AND METHODS should describe clearly the materials used, methods, the experimental design followed and procedure employed for data analysis.
  8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION should be combined under one section. The data must be presented in Tables or graphs, however, the Tables should be as few as possible. Repetition of the same results in different forms should be avoided. Discussion must be developed logically in a proper sequence and relating to previous findings.
  9. REFERENCESList all source material cited in the manuscript in ALPHABETICAL order by authors. Journals should be abbreviated according to the latest edition of "World List of Periodicals". The format of references cited is given in appendix below.
  10. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS if any, should precede the references cited.
  11. FIGURES AND TABLES should be referenced with Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. The unbold text captions for figures/tables/photographs should be written in sentence form. The data text for figures/tables/photographs should also be in unbold text form while the caption should be written above the tables and below the figures/photographs. Open table format should be followed and source file for figures should be provided at the time of manuscript submission.
  12. ILLUSTRATIONS should be ORIGINAL and FINAL in every aspect and after reduction should not exceed 16.25x20cm.
  13. PHOTOGRAPHS should be glossy Black & White or colored of sharp contrast. For colored photographs, cost of color printing will be born by the author.
  14. Manuscript should be submitted online on journal’s website ( through online submission system as well as to Editor-in-Chief, Pakistan Entomologist, through email address (
  15. CHARGES: Printing charges for a manuscript up to 5 pages will be Rs. 5000/-. Bank Draft of printing charges, in the name of the "Pakistan Entomologist" should be sent along with the Manuscript. In case of cross cheque an additional amount of Rs. 200/- as Bank Charges should be added.
  16. It is mandatory for the corresponding author to provide the contribution details of author and co-authors. The author contribution proforma can be downloaded from the journal website (

MANUSCRIPT not written in prescribed format and or not accompanied by the printing charges or otherwise found unfit for publication will be discarded and Pakistan Entomological Society will not be responsible for its return to the author. Note: Please down and follow the latest issue of Pakistan Entomologist while preparing your manuscript to avoid any technical and format mistakes.


Qayyoom, M.A., 1994. Variational features as a factor of phylogenies in Coccoidea. Pakistan Entomologist, 16(1): 85-93.
Qayyoom, M.A. and S. Mehar, 1994. Variational features as a factor of phylogenies in Coccoidea. Pakistan Entomologist, 16(1): 85-93.
Qayyoom, M.A., S. Mehar and A. Parvez, 1994. Phylogeny of Coccoidea . Pakistan Entomologist, 16(1): 85-93.


Pfadt, R.E., 1985. Fundamentals of Applied Entomology. 4th edn. Macmillan Pub. Co. New York, USA. 742 pp. Gullan, P.J. and P.S. Cranston, 2000. The Insects: An Outline of Entomology. 2nd edn. Blackwell Science, Oxford. 470 pp.
Daly, H.V., J.T. Doyen and A.H. Purcell, 1998. Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity. 2th edn. Oxford University Press, New York, USA. 688 pp. Siddiqi Jr., A., 1977. Cotton Ginners' Handbook. Agricultural Handbook No. 503. Washington D.C. USDA. 101 pp.
Pages of book may be written as total or page numbers where particular statement is given.

Part of a Book

Ali, S., 2009. Best use of light traps. In: Methods of Insect Control. Siddiqi, A. (ed.) or (eds. If more than one editors). pp. 101-110. Pak Book Corp. Lahore, Pakistan.

Bulletin or Report

Bulletins, reports, and other small, self-contained documents often do not have named authors. For the purpose of citing the document in your manuscript, use the name of the publishing organization as the author, abbreviated if necessary. Do not use "Anonymous." NARC. 2009.
Development of Integrated Pest Management of Termites. Natl. Agri. Res. Council, Islamabad, Pakistan. pp. 101-110 (or 110 pp.)

Conference Proceedings

For a paper published as part of proceedings, use this format:
Siddiqi, A., A. Siddiqi and S. Ahmed, 2009. Integrated Pest Management of Termites. Proceed. 5th Congress of Entomological Sciences, Ahmed, S. (ed.) or (eds. If more than one editors). pp. 101-110. 23-24 September. Dept. Agri. Ento., Univ. Agri. Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Dissertation or Thesis

Siddiqi, A., 2009. Some studies on biology of grain moth. M.Sc./Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Pakistan. 101pp.


SAS. 1990. SAS User's Guide: Statistics. Ver. 6a. SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, N.C.

Online Source

For online sources , list the author's name or an abbreviated form of the publisher's name, the title of the specific section from which you have drawn information, the name of the site, and the name of the publisher or sponsoring organization . Include the URL address and the date on which you accessed the information.
GOP (Gov. Pak.). 2009. Wheat Production in Punjab. 2008-2009. Available at: Accessed on 23 April 2010.


Identify patents by the inventor's name, the year of issue, the full title, the patent number I Notification No. and declaring agency.