Author guidelines

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to the Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey.

Preparation of Manuscript

All manuscripts should be written in the Turkish or English languages ​​to be published only in the Journal of the Heteroptera and should be prepared with Microsoft Word.

Manuscripts should be written on A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) paper with margins of at least 2 cm in width.

All pages should be numbered consecutively. Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: Title, abstract, brief introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, tables and figure legends.

Parts of the Manuscript should be:

Arrange manuscripts in this order: title; name(s), address(es) and e-mail address(es) of the corresponding author(s) who will receive and approve the page proofs (research articles only); keywords; text; acknowledgments; references; tables and figure legends.

Title: The title of the manuscript should be informative and clear, not exceed 15-20 words. Just under the title full name(s) of author(s); (surname(s) in capital letters; full address(es); e-mail address(es); if available, ORCID numbers for all authors, Corresponding Author contact information should be give (each on a separate line).

Abstract: The abstract should not exceed 250-300 words (maximum), should be one paragraph.

Keywords: For subject indexing, up to 6 topical keywords in English are required (for Turkish articles).

Text: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion and Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Figure and table legends.

Use italics for Scientific names of genera, species, and subspecific taxa.

Do not use italics for abbreviations such as “spp.”, “sp.”,  “ssp.”, ”var.”, ”gen.nov.”, “sp.n.”, “ssp.nov.”, “stat.n.”, “comb.n.”, “s.l.”, “s. str.”, “et al.”, and names of taxa of rank higher than genus.

For faunistic research follow this order: Taxon name, Material examined, Habitat, Host plant(s), Distribution.


Miridae Hahn, 1831

Deraeocoris rutilus (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1838)

Habitat: The specimens belonging to D. rutilus (H.,-S., 1838) were found on Carduus pycnocephalus subsp. albidus (Bieb) Kazmi.

Materials examined: 1 male, 24.6.1996 (Loc. 1), 1 female, 24.6.1996 (Loc.6).

Distribution in Turkey: The Aegean, the Marmara, and the Anatolia regions (18,10,8,13,29).

Distribution in the world: Israel, Sardinia, Syria, Cyprus, Poland, the Balkans, Russia, and Turkey (18,25).


References should be prepared according to “The Guidelines to Authors”.

The complete reference list should appear alphabetically by name at the end of the paper. A sample of the most common entries in reference lists appears below. Please note that a DOI should be provided for all references where available.

References must be cited in the text as (Dursun, 2013), Fent & Dursun (2005) or Fent et al. (1997), or in a parenthesis (Dursun, 2013; Fent & Dursun, 2005; or Fent et al. ,1997).

Journal article

Abbreviate names of periodicals basically according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals, 4th Edition, Butterworths, London, 1964–1965. (If you are not certain about the correct abbreviation, give the journal’s name in full).

Fent, M., Kment, P., Elipek-Çamur, B., Kırgız, T., 2011, Annotated catalogue of Enicocephalomorpha, Dipsocoromorpha, Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha and Leptopodomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Turkey with new records, Zootaxa, 2856:1-84.


Alexi Popov, A., Grozeva, S., Simov,N.,  Tasheva, E., 2013, Advances in Hemipterology, PenSoft Publishers Ltd,  377 pp., Sofia, Bulgaria.

Article/Chapter in Book

Kerzhner, I. M., Jaczewski, T. L.,1964, Order Hemiptera (Heteroptera) 851–1118pp. In: Keys to the insects of the European USSR 1. (Ed. G. Y. Bei-Bienko). Nauka, Moskva & Leningrad  [in Russian; English translation, Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Jerusalem, 1967]. 1214 pp.

No Author Given

(USDA) U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2001. Title. USDA, Beltsville, MD. (IRRI) International Rice Research Institute. 2001. Title. IRRI, City, State or Country.

Šeat, J., Kaur, H., Gallé, R., Torma, A. 2018, The role of road verges as secoundary linear habitats for Forest steppe Heteroptera, 8th European Hemiptera Congress, 24-29 Jun 2018, Zawiercie, Poland. Book of Abstracts, 61 p.


James, H., 2001, Thesis or dissertation title. M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Özsaraç, Ö., 2004, Çiçekdağı (Kırşehir) Heteropterleri, Basılmamış Doktora Tezi, Gazi Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Ankara, 225 s.

Online Citations/ Websites

Rabitsch, W., 2005, Spezialpraktikum aquatische und semiaquatische Heteroptera; (Web page: http: accessed: May 2010).

Using the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Number

Nestel D., Papadopoulos N. T. & Miranda Chueca M. A. (2008). Current advances in the study of the ecology of fruit flies from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Journal of Applied Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0418.2008.01378.x

Please note on the illustrations, figure, table, and photographs legends:

Illustrations should be arranged into blocks or plates by the author(s). Figures should be provided electronically in either JPG or TIFF format. JPG images should be the highest resolution possible. TIFF images should be at 300 dpi resolution.

Morphological illustrations (if not schematic)  and photographs/ electron microscope micrographs should include scale bars. Photographs and electron microscope micrographs must be in JPEG file format (300 dpi).

Images pasted into Word become low-resolution and cannot be used in print.

Photographs should be high-contrast, black and white or color. Lettering should be typed and legible. All papers should be accompanied by information on the credited photographer or copyright holder. If the photographer or copyright holder is not an author on the paper, then permission must be granted by the copyright holder.

Tables should be numbered consecutively and include headings and explanations. References in the text to illustrations (schematic, photographs) and tables into parenthesis: e.g.(Fig.1) (Figs.1–4) (Table 1.) (Table 1., Figs.1-4).

Taxonomic papers in JHT  must follow the requirements below:

Follow all requirements of the current International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th edition 1999), and be followed the recommendations of the Code.

  • A holotype should always be designated for each newly described species-level taxon and at least holotypes should be deposited in public collections that provide long-term care and access for study (note that such deposition is mandatory for neotypes). For this reason, two particular recommendations (73A and 16C) should be observed in JHT.
  • In the Abstract must be listed new combinations, new status, new taxa, new synonyms, etc. in. The list of synonymized names must indicate their disposition. For newly should be described taxa included for all newly synonymized or combined names. Use “sp. n.”, “gen. n.” etc.. Important note: Descriptions based on single specimens are discouraged.
  • The standard order of sections for description a species is: “Diagnosis”, “Description”, “Material”, “Type locality”, “Etymology”, “Distribution”, “Biology”, and other comments if appropriate. Author(s) of species name must be provided when the scientific name of any animal species is first mentioned. (The year of publication is not compulsory. ıf you give it, then provide a full reference of this in the reference list.)
  • Morphological illustrations should be provided with scale bars.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to know the group, both material and literature, well enough (preferably on a worldwide basis) to be able to ensure that all relevant taxa were taken into account and that any new taxa proposed have not already been described from elsewhere.

Accepted manuscripts are published online and in two issues at the end of May and December.

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