Guidelines for Authors

The journal “Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo” (in short NEVA), Frankfurt am Main, is a journal for publication of scientific papers on entomology. It covers research articles, rearing and expedition reports and other scientific matters, both from amateurs and professionals. Besides the research contents, NEVA concentrates on high-quality colour printing to illustrate the subjects.

Exclusiveness, Copyright

Manuscripts submitted for publication in NEVA may not be published or submitted for publication in similar form and content elsewhere. The copyright of text and illustrations in the printed version will be transferred to Entomologischer Verein Apollo e.V., if not negotiated differently (and in writing) before print. The copyright of the figures remains with the creator.

Editor's address

Dr. Wolfgang A. Nässig
Entomologie II, Senckenberg
Senckenberganlage 25
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: editor[at]apollo-frankfurt[dot]de

Language, contents

Manuscripts can be written in German or English; abstracts may also be in other languages. Contributions may deal with all aspects of entomology and rearing and entomological travel reports. All manuscripts submitted will be reviewed by the editorial board. An additional review process through external — usually anonymous — specialists will usually also be employed. The editorial board decides about acceptance with or without revision.

Size, format and submittance

  1. Scientific contributions usually have 2 or more printed pages (ca. 4 manuscript pages). Entomological notes and other small contributions usually have between ½ and 2 printed pages.

  2. Manuscripts are to be submitted as electronic file.

  3. Files may be submitted on CD /DVD-ROM, USB flash drive, memory card or by email attachment in equivalent format. Text files may be in all formats which can be opened or converted by MS WinWord; graphics and picture files may be in all formats which can be opened by Adobe Photoshop (PSD, JPG, TIF, BMP etc.).

  4. The only allowed additional typographic format is Italics (for scientific species and genus names). All other formats like, e.g., bold or CAPITALS or s p a c i n g must not be used.

  5. The gender symbols ♂ or ♀ are either written in words or may be coded as follows:

    • ♂: male, as UNICODE 2642, or “{” or “#m”

    • ♀: female, as UNICODE 2640, or “}” or “#w”


  1. All illustrations should be submitted in digital form; provided that the quality is adequate for print and compatible to the software used at our end (see above).

  2. All legends are to be placed at the end of the text file, not combined with the pictures.

  3. All illustration files must be delivered as separate picture files, not embedded into the text file. Mounted MS-PowerPoint or PDF files cannot be accepted.

  4. We use a printing format of 18 cm x 26 cm (width x height) for a full page; single column width is 8.75 cm. Minimum resolution for colour or greyscale pictures is 305 dpi (120 pixel/cm) and for line drawings 1200 dpi scaled to the final printing size. Plates in landcape format will be reduced to maximum 18 cm width and printed upright. Please submit only single picture files (no mounted plates) in sufficient resolution and quality for these requirements.

  5. Analog pictures like color prints or slides can be digitised by our print shop. The author must pay these costs.

Descriptions of new taxa

For all taxonomic work the actual rules of the ICZN in force must be obeyed. Holotypes are to be deposited in a public museum collection.


All literature cited in the text is to be listed in a references section at the end of the publication in front of the legends. The form of the citations has to follow this scheme (especially the punctuation):

Firstauthor, I. I., & Secondauthor, I. I. (year): Full title of the publication. — Full name of journal, publisher locality, volume: firstpage–lastpage.

All publications listed in the references section must also be cited within the text in the form (Firstauthor & Secondauthor year).


Authors receive a free PDF copy of their contribution. This PDF version may be used by the authors only for private exchange with colleagues and for sending it on request. Free online-access to this file (e.g., on a homepage) is not allowed without explicite written permission by the editor. Commercial selling is prohibited. Printed separates are possible on demand, the costs therefore must be requested by the author before printing.


The present guidelines are obligatorily valid for all authors since August 2014 and must be the basis for all manuscript submissions. This text is updated without notice as often as required. Therefore, please check this page every time before you submit a manuscript.

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