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Instructions to Authors:

Please see the general instructions for publications other than Outlooks on Pest Management.

Authors should also see our Terms & Conditions of Acceptance for Publication


Outlooks on Pest Management is a bi-monthly news-and-features journal of current developments in all aspects of crop protection, and animal and public health worldwide. It offers a unique blend of news and feature articles, and in-depth company/organisation profiles, conference reports, book reviews and forthcoming events. Chemical pesticides used in crop protection, animal and human health, forestry, food storage, wood preservation and amenity use are all catered for, as well as biopesticides, improved application techniques, integrated pest management programmes, environmental impact and genetically-modified crops.


Articles should consist of readable, interesting and up-to-date articles on topics related to pesticides and pest management, aimed at a wide audience of pest management professionals. They should be understandable without any assumed specialist knowledge; in other words what is required is a "magazine article" rather than a "research paper". Articles can range from 500-4000 words. Photographs, diagrams, tables, etc. are encouraged to increase visual appeal.

Each article should show a clear objective in the introduction, followed by several sections of information arranged in a logical flow of argument, and end with a conclusion, summing things up and pointing the way forward. Length should not normally exceed 4000 words, plus tables, illustrations, photographs and references. The references should be limited to a maximum of 10 per 1000 words.


Contributions will normally be refereed by two members of the Outlooks on Pest Management Editorial or International Advisory Boards and so publication is not guaranteed.


Contributions should be written in English and keyed in double-line spacing on one side of the paper. Manuscripts should be in accordance with the style and usage shown in recent copies of Pesticide Outlook/Outlooks on Pest Management. Wherever possible, manuscripts should be supplied on floppy disk or as an email attachment in Word format. Tables, figures, etc., should NOT be incorporated into the text, but should be supplied separately at the end of the manuscript.

The publisher reserves the right to carry out such editing as is deemed necessary to transform articles into the style required for the journal.


Tables must be clearly set out and be as concise as possible. They should be numbered in order of mention in the text.

Line Drawings, Graphs and Histograms

These should be supplied as drawings about twice the required size for publication. Illustrations will normally be reproduced at single column (92 mm) or double column (188 mm). In most cases single column is used and text on figures should be readable at that size. Avoid shading (tints) that simulate grey -- use line shading if appropriate. Figure legends should be self-explanatory and typed together on a separate sheet.


Images should be sent electronically in TIFF or JPEG format (resolution at least 300dpi). For any other format please contact the Publisher.


The corresponding author of individual papers/articles will receive a copy of the relevant issue of the journal upon publication of their paper/article. In addition, free of charge reprints of their paper/article will be emailed to the corresponding author in Portable Document Format (PDF). Hard copy reprints may be ordered if desired, chargeable at current printing costs.


Articles should be directed to:

Dr. Leonard G. Copping
34 Saxon Way
Saffron Walden
Essex CB11 4EG
United Kingdom


Please also see our Terms & Conditions of Acceptance for Publication.

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