Instructions for Authors

The Coleopterist publishes material about the Coleoptera and Strepsiptera recorded from, or likely to occur in the British Isles. General articles, news items and letters on subjects of relevance to British and Irish coleopterists are also welcome. Suitable subject areas include systematics, nomenclature, identification, first country or county records, recording schemes, conservation, ecology, biology, behaviour, sampling and collecting techniques, rearing, specimen preparation, curation, field meeting news and reviews. Material accepted for publication must not be submitted in a similar form to any other journal.

Material should be submitted via e-mail, preferably as an attachment in Microsoft Word format. Footnotes should be avoided. Authority names should be given in full but without date. Plant names should follow Stace, 2010, New Flora of the British Isles Third Edition; authorities are not required for these. For formatting of references, refer to a recent article in The Coleopterist. Please note that journal names should be given in full. Main papers are refereed automatically.

Authors of papers of one or more pages in length will be provided with a PDF reprint.