Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

RSEA publishes papers on entomology (including hexapods, but also myriapods and arachnids) in any of their aspects (systematic, ecology, biogeography, cytogenetics, behavior, agricultural plagues, pathologies, etc.) and which entail an original contribution.

RSEA contains the following sections:


a) Forum. Synthesis of different topics, not longer than 15 pages. Only one of these manuscripts will be included in each RSEA issue and the authors are normally invited by the Editorial Committee, however the submission is open.


b) Articles. Unpublished research papers of variable length, normally above four typewritten pages.


c) Notes. RSEA scientific notes must be brief contributions not longer than six typewritten pages and three tables/figures. The content must be original and scientifically relevant. Preliminary data will not be accepted.


d) Remarks. Concerning seminars, conventions, distinctions to researchers, books or far-reaching scientific articles, and necrologies of authors that have stood out in the entomologic field. The length of these comments should not exceed two typewritten pages.


Languages. RSEA publishes papers in English (encouraged) and Spanish.  



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Scientific Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are received by Editor-in-Chief, then forwarded to Section Editors and assigned to (at least) two ad hoc anonymous reviewers of trajectory in the subject, who will return their evaluation within three weeks of assignment. Reviewers will be aware of the identity of the authors of the manuscript (single blind process).

The whole time from submission to acceptation is generally no more than five months.Accepted articles will be checked in style and grammar by both the style editors and the authors. Publication is expected to occur in the upcoming issue after acceptation.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


License and Copyright Agreement



Copyright on any article is retained by the author(s). Authors grant RSEA a license to publish the article and  commercial rights to produce hardcopy volumes of the journal for sale to libraries and individuals. Also, the authors grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors and citation details are identified. 

The article and any associated published material is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0)


Copyright Transfers


Any usage rights are regulated through the Creative Commons License. As RSEA is using the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), anyone (the author, institution/publisher, as well as the public) is free to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work as long as the original author is credited.