Instruction to Authors

Frequency of Publication : Quarterly – 4 parts in one volume.

Publication time : Within 3 months after final acceptance.

Categories of published material : Full paper, Interesting Case Reports, Field Reports, Taxonomic description and distributions, Description of new taxa, Short Communications, Checklists.

Instruction for submission : The article to be organized as :—1. Title; 2. Author/Authors along with address clearly mentioning the corresponding author and Affiliation, e-mail address; 3. Abstract; 4. Key words; 5. Introduction; 6. Material and Methods; 7. Systematic accounts; 8. Results; 9. Discussion; 9. Acknowledgements, 10. References; 11. Tables and Figures with appropriate title and legends on separate sheets.

For short communication, the combination of some of the above sections is recommended.

The file size should not exceed 20MB

Format of Manuscript : Submission of a manuscript implies that the report is original, unpublished and is not being considered/disqualified for publication elsewhere.

Manuscript in English should be computer-typed, double-spaced with 1.5-inch right-hand margins on one side in A4 size (210 × 297 mm). Font size 10-12 points, Times New Roman. Text should be justified. Footnotes should be avoided. All units of measurement are in metric. All manuscript sheets must be numbered successively. No portion of the article should be underlined. The Latin names of genera and species should be in Italic. Submit Online in Online Journal Management System (OJMS) by registering in, in MS Word, photo/map/chart/drawings in jpg/psd (photoshop).

Abstract : An abstract is to be provided in all the articles other than short communication.

Key words : combination of 4-5 words used in the title and abstract of the article to make it searchable and ensure that it may get more citation.

Introduction section should clearly describe the objectives of the study and provide enough background information to make it clear why the study was undertaken. Lengthy literature review is discouraged. Some earlier references of work may be cited.

Material and Methods should provide the reader with all the information necessary to repeat the work. For modification of published methodology, only modification needs to be described with reference to the original source.

Under material examined the following format should be followed strictly for e.g. :

Material Examined : Holotype or Paratype : Female : India, Kerala, Calicut University campus, Altitude ALS, 3-xii-1994, coll. T. C. Narendran and Party (Reg. No. ........)

Results to be presented by referring to tables and figures (if any) and without discussion.

Discussion should include a concise statement of the findings, a discussion of the variety of the observations, a discussion of the findings in the light of other published works dealing with the same or allied subjects.

Acknowledgements : To thank and acknowledge the persons help and assisted in the course of study of the project.

References should be cited as follows :

Title of periodicals should be abbreviated as in the latest edition of World list of Scientific Periodicals, London.

Entries under “Reference” should not include any reference which is not cited in the text.

Examples :

Journal : Das, A., Pathania, P.C. and Shah, S.K. 2019. Reporting of Discophora sondaica (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae) from Sundarbans, West Bengal, India along with an updated species list from the region. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(2): 120–127.

Pathania, P.C., Das, A., Brown, J.W. and Chandra, K. 2020. Catalogue of Tortricidae Latreille, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Tortricoidea) of India. Zootaxa, 4757(1): 1–95.

Singh, N. 2019. Moths of Bihar and Jharkhand, Records of the Zoological Survey of India, Occasional Paper No., 400: 1–180 (Published by the Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata).

State Fauna/Conservation Areas : Das, A., Mazumder, A., Pathania, P.C. and Singh, N. 2020. Insecta: Lepidoptera: Heterocera (Moths). In: Fauna of Haryana, State Fauna Series, 24: 307–330 (Published by the Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata).

Singh, N., Pathania, P.C., Das, A., Mazumder, A. and Sood, R. 2019. Insecta: Lepidoptera: Heterocera (Moths). In: Fauna of Punjab, State Fauna Series, 23: 307–355 (Published by the Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata).

Book : Chandra, K., Majumder, A. and Maheswaran, G. 2020. Birds of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve. Published by Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1–248.

Tables - Each table should be typed on a separate sheet and must have an explanatory title. All numbers is in Arabic numerals.

Figures - All figures should be appropriately lettered and labeled with letters and numbers in Arabic numerals the maximum dimension of figures is 131×193 mm. All figures should be submitted in original, no xeros copy would be entertained.

Photographs - All photographs to be submitted in original. For Maps - fresh maps shall be encouraged. The maps and photographs taken from other sources, if any, the sources must be given along with the manuscript and permission to be obtained for production of the same. In case of Digitized/Scanned photo it should be in jpg/photoshop.

Referee comments : Once the manuscript is received back from the referee, it will be communicated to the author with the comments on its suitability and required to be resubmitted the revised manuscript incorporating all the suggestions/comments within one-month time. Failing which, it will be assumed that the author is not interested for its publication and the case will be closed without any further intimation.

Proof reading : Soft copy (pdf) will be delivered to the corresponding author and the corrected proof by track method in pdf should be returned through OJMS within 10 days from the receipt of the proofs (pdf).