2021 update
Please note that Ethnoentomology does not currently accept submissions.
Manuscript types

Peer reviewed

Original research. Papers reporting the results of the author's own research.

Review. An authoritative overview of existing knowledge in a specific subject area.

Forum. Methodological discussions and re-evaluations of existing research.

Non-peer reviewed

Book reviews.

Chronicle. Timely information about relevant conferences and events, reports regarding the research of individuals and institutions.


Translations. Translations of documents of an outstanding historical value published in a minority language. At least 70 years have to pass since the date of the author's death.


Manuscript structure and format

All submitted manuscripts must be the original works of the authors. All manuscripts usually consist of an apt and succinct title, author names, affiliations, email contact, 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. There are no limits on manuscript length. All photographs, figures and tables must be embedded in the text. Authors are encouraged to use recent issues for guidance.

Please 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), pp. 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. 57.

3 Brown, E. C. (ed.) Insect poetics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006, 464 pp.

for chapters:

4 Wyman, L. C., Bailey, F. L. References to insects in myths. In: Navaho Indian Ethnoentomology. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1964, pp. 127-132.

5 Chobot, K. Kudlanka [Mantis]. In: Dějiny hmyzu v obrazech, dějiny obrazu hmyzu [An illustrated history of insects, illustrations in insect history]. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2010, pp. 193-199. (in Czech)

for conference proceedings:

6 Coutsis, J. G. The insects depicted on the wall paintings of Thera: an attempt at identification. In: Sherratt, S., Nomikos, P. M. (eds.) The Wall Paintings of Thera: Proceedings of the First International Symposium. 30th August – 4th September 1997. Thera: Thera Foundation, 1997, pp. 580-584.


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. The peer reviewers must not belong to the same institution as the author and must have not have co-authored any paper in the past two years.

Our peer review process step by step

1. The author submits the manuscript.

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

3. The peer-review process is double blind; the reviewer does not know the name of the author and vice versa. All peer reviewers are asked to evaluate the originality and usefulness of the study and suggest space for improvement. Peer reviewers are kindly invited to return their reviews within 30 days to the editor.

4. After receiving feedback from the peer reviewer, the editor will decide whether or not the work will be published. The author revises the manuscript in line with the peer-reviewer's and editor's comments. If the peer-reviewer wishes to see the edited manuscript, they will be sent a copy for re-evaluation.

5. If accepted, the PDF of the work will be published on the Ethnoentomology website. The corresponding author will also receive a PDF that can be posted on their own department webpage and internet profiles. At the end of the year, the author will also be mailed a free hard copy of the journal.

Open access policy

Ethnoentomology is a fully open access journal which means that all content is available immediately upon publication free of charge and without embargo periods. There are no article processing charges and no submission charges. Authors retain publishing rights of their work without restriction. One intent is to publish articles in the languages of the culture and country of origin if possible.

Rights and permission

All content  published in Ethnoentomology is 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 made.


Specialised. The only journal focusing exclusively on ethnoentomology and cultural entomology.

Open access. Papers are freely available to all users worldwide, increasing their visibility and impact.

Completely free. No publication fees.

Article rights. Authors retain copyright to their work.

Free offprints. Authors receive a free print copy of the journal at the end of the calendar year.


To meet our objective of becoming a truly international forum for the study of cultural entomology, the editorial board of Ethnoentomology translates all English abstracts ​into Interslavic, an artificial language constructed to ease the dissemination of knowledge between speakers of all Slavic languages.


Ethnoentomology adheres to the Code of conduct for journal publishers published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Our Ethical statement defines the rights and responsibilities of journal editors, authors and peer reviewers.