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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, natural products, improved application techniques, integrated pest management programmes, environmental impact, regulation, organic farming, the impact of target resistance and genetically-modified crops.


Articles should be readable, interesting and up-to-date 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 and other illustrations 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. A very brief description should follow the author(s)’ details explaining what are the important issues of the article, why they are important and how they are addressed within the article. Typical phrases include ‘…. summarise the environmental fate and ecotoxicity characteristics of glyphosate arising from regulatory studies used for registration purposes in the EU and other parts of the world including the USA’, ‘….reviews the history and background of the introduction of crops engineered to be tolerant to herbicides, briefly addresses the impact of these crops on herbicide usage and the future perspectives for this weed management technology’ and ‘…. explains the rapid development of UAVs in China’. All articles must offer Key Words. An Abstract of the article should appear at the beginning and can range from one sentence to a paragraph in length; the aim is to raise the visibility of the article.

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. All references must be cited at each mention and identified with the author(s) name and the publication date in parenthesis (Smith & Jones, 2012; Brown et al. 2010; Green 2009a). They must then be listed at the end of the article in alphabetical order. Web references must include the date of access.

All authors are invited to supply their images, although this is author choice and is not mandatory. All authors must supply a short biography for inclusion at the end of the article.


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. Manuscripts should be in accordance with the style and usage shown in recent copies of Outlooks on Pest Management. Examination of the sample issue on the web at should give you a good idea as to style. Wherever possible, manuscripts should be supplied as an email attachment in Word format. Tables, figures and photographs should NOT be incorporated into the text, but should be supplied separately at the end of the manuscript. Figures in the text should be referred to in full – Figure(s) not Fig. The text of articles should be supplied as a Word file by email attachment to

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) width. In most cases, single column is used and text on figures should be readable at that size. Avoid shading (tints) that simulate grey – use colour (preferred) or line shading if appropriate. Figure legends should be self-explanatory and typed together on a separate sheet.


Images can be submitted electronically or as email attachments, provided that they are in TIFF or JPEG format (resolution at least 300 dpi).

Photographs and figures must be supplied as separate electronic files (in tif or jpg format) that are not embedded in the Word document. All photographs/graphics must be sent at a minimum resolution of 300dpi.


Articles should be directed to:

Dr. Leonard G. Copping
8 Gold Street
Saffron Walden
Essex CB10 1EJ
United Kingdom


Further information about Outlooks on Pest Management can be found at

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

June 2020

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