The scope of Ethnoentomology includes but is not restricted to the history of entomology, history of apiculture, sericulture, pest management, entomophagy, taxonomy, historical insect biogeography, influences of insects in art, religion, music, folklore, medicine, literature, philosophy and countless other areas. Contributions on other arthropods are also encouraged. Emphasis is put on original peer reviewed papers (research articles, reviews, short notes, forum articles, invited contributions) as well as on relevant personalia, book reviews and information on recent research activities of various departments and individuals. The language ​of publication is English. The journal´s open access policy means that the authors publish free of any charge and their work is available to anybody on the internet. All contributions are peer-reviewed by external experts. All papers are treated as individual issues and are published irregularly throughout the year. If you are unsure about your manuscript, feel free to contact the editor with any questions.

Journal information

Abbreviation:                      Ethnoentomol.

Country of publication:      Czech Republic

Indexed in:                          Czech Natural Bibliography 

                                            After several first issues are published, we will start negotiating with more databases

ISSN:                                   Under negotiation 

Language of publication:  English

Medium:                             Online 

Open access policy:          No publication costs and free online access to all issues with no embargo periods

Periodicity:                         Irregular, yearly volumes

Manuscript structure and format

All submitted manuscripts must be original works of the authors. All manuscripts usually consist of an apt and succinct title, author names, affiliations, abstract, keywords, introduction, subsections, acknowledgements and references. References must be listed as superscripts and all cited sources must be mentioned in the references section. Authors are asked to submit their contributions in Microsoft Word and use Times New Roman size 12, subsections should be clearly indicated in bold. Manuscripts with an insufficient standard of English will be returned to the authors without further review. All photographs, figures and tables must be embedded in the text. Authors are encouraged to use recent issues for guidance.

Use the following reference style for journal articles:

1 JIN, X. B. Chinese cricket culture: an introduction to cultural entomology in China. Cultural Entomology Digest 3(1), p. 9-16, 1994.

for books:

2 KUCIEL, J., URBAN T. G. Mendel, his plant hybridisation discoveries and their significance. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2012, p. 1-128.

for chapters:

3 PTÁČEK, V. Včelín J. G. Mendela - první výzkumné včelařské pracoviště [Mendel´ s apiary - the first apicultural research station]. In: OKRESNÍ VÝBOR ČESKÉHO SVAZU VČELAŘŮ BRNO-MĚSTO Jubilejní včelařský sborník [An Anniversary beekeeping omnibus]. Brno: Okresní výbor Českého svazu včelařů Brno-město, 2014, p. 10-13.


All manuscripts should be submitted by email to in MS Word. The corresponding author is asked to recommend two potential reviewers and give their email addresses. Please note that these recommendations are not obligatory for the editorial board.

Our peer review process step by step

1. The author submits the manuscript.

2. Within 10 days, the editorial board confirms that the manuscript was received and forwarded to an anonymous reviewer.

3. The peer-review process is double blind so that the reviewer does not know the name of the author and vice versa. All peer reviewers are asked to fill in a form or to otherwise evaluate the originality and usefulness of the study. The name of all past reviewers will be listed on the Ethnoentomology webpage. Within 30 days, the anonymous peer reviewer returns his form to the editor.

4. After receiving feedback from the peer reviewer, the editor will decide whether or not the work will be published. If accepted, the PDF of the work will be posted on the Ethnoentomology website.

5. The corresponding author will also receive a PDF that they can freely posted on their own webpages and internet profiles.

Rights and ​Permissions

All articles published in Ethnoentomology are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) policy whereby others are allowed to distribute, remix and tweak the work given that they cite the original source and clearly indicate any changes they made.

Abstracts in Interslavic

​The aim of Ethnoentomology is to become a truly international forum for the study of the cultural imprints of insects. To achieve this, we made the journal open access, online and English written. To further help us comply with our mission, all English abstract are also translated into Interslavic by our editorial board. Interslavic (Neoslavonic) is an artificial language constructed to ease the dissemination of knowledge between speakers of all Slavic languages. As of now, there are about 293 million people that speak Slavic languages such as Russian, Slovenian, Polish or Czech. Interslavic can be generally understood without any prior learning by anyone that knows at least one Slavic language. Furthermore, it is extremely simple, easy to master and for many readers, with poorer understanding of English, Interslavic is a fine alternative. To learn more about Interslavic, visit We believe that this will make Ethnoentomology ​truly international in appeal and in the future, we would like to expand further and translate our abstracts into more international languages.