Instruction for Authors

  1. The Journal of the Acarological Society of Japan publishes reports (Reviews, Original Papers, Short Communications, Biological Data, and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting) in all fields of acarology.
  2. Members or honorary members of the Acarological Society of Japan should be included as the authors. Non-members may be the first author or co-author. More than one article written by the same author(s) may be published in the same issue. If none of the authors are a member, the authors will be charged the cost of publication (¥5,000 Japanese Yen) for each article.
  3. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all authors. Each manuscript will be critically reviewed by two anonymous scientists. Members of the Editorial Board taking the reviewer’s advice into consideration decide on the acceptability of the manuscript. When revision of a manuscript is required, the revised manuscript must be returned to the Editorial Office within three months after notification. Otherwise, the manuscript will be processed as being withdrawn from submission.
  4. The manuscript should be submitted by e-mail to the Editorial Office given below. After the manuscript is accepted, authors will be asked to provide final version of the manuscript and original line drawings. All literature cited in the text must be listed.
  5. Reviews less than 20 printed pages and Original Papers less than 14 printed pages will be published free of charge. Short communications and Biological Data less than 4 printed pages will also be published free of charge. Specifications on the charges for extra pages are given below. Invited papers are exceptions.
  6. Authors will receive the first set of proofs for correction. Further proofs may be sent at the discretion of the editor. Authors should note that proof corrections must be marked clearly and kept to a minimum. In case of multiple authors, the proof will be sent to the corresponding author unless otherwise indicated.
  7. Any funds provided for the study should be cited as a footnote on the first page of the manuscript.
  8. All articles published in this Journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article. No material published in this journal may be reproduced without first obtaining written permission from the Editor.

All manuscripts should be submitted to:

Editorial Office
Acarological Society of Japan
Central Region Agricultural Research Center, NARO
2-1-18 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8666, Japan

Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

  1. The desirable style for organization of a manuscript is as follows:
    a) Review or Original Paper:
    Page 1: Abbreviated form of title (50 characters or less, including spaces), title, author(s) information (full name(s), institution(s), and address(es)), and footnotes. Words in the title should not be capitalized unless they are the first word or proper names.
    Page 2: ABSTRACT (not to exceed 250 words) and Key words (up to 6).
    Last page: Summary (500 characters or less) in Japanese including title, full name(s), institution(s), and either institution(s) or address(es) of the author(s). For non-Japanese author(s), this page can be omitted.
    b) Short Communication or Biological Data:
    The same style applies except for the following: headings in the text and abstract are not necessary. References should be omitted for Biological Data.
  2. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced throughout on one side of A4 size paper, with all margins at least 2 cm. Do not use hyphens or dashes at the end of lines. Do not justify the right margin. All lines should be numbered consecutively in the left margin.
     After the manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author will be requested to submit a final version of the manuscript for typesetting as computer files. The manuscript should be saved as a Word file (.docx).

  3. Use of scientific names throughout the text is preferable. When common names are used, they should conform to standard usage. Scientific names of genera, species, subspecies and varieties must be indicated in italics. The first time a scientific name appears in the text, the full name should be used. SI units should be used. SI units should be used. Tentative exceptions may be: y (year), °C, a, ha, t, Da, L (dm3), M (mol/dm3), hPa or Pa, Ci, R, °, ', ".
  4. Name(s), institution(s), and address(es) of the author(s)
    Family names should be capitalized. Names, institutions, and addresses of all authors should be included. When multiple authors are from separate institutions, indicate their respective addresses separately with superscript numbers.
    Corresponding author should be indicated with a superscript of *, and e-mail address, phone and fax numbers indicated as footnotes. Corresponding author should always be indicated.
    Authors with a different present address should be indicated with a footnote, marked as , , and § in this order.


    Takeshi KOJIMA1, Masayuki SAKUMA1*, Masao FUKUI1 and Yasumasa KUWAHARA2†
    1 Laboratory of Insect Physiology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, 606-8502, Kyoto, Japan
    2 Laboratory of Chemical Ecology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, 606-8502, Kyoto, Japan
    -- (footnote)
    * Corresponding author: e-mail:; phone: +81-xxx-xx-xxxx; fax: +81-xxx-xx-xxxx
    Present address: ….

  5. References in the text should be indicated by author and year, dual authorship by the use of the name of both authors, and multiple authorships by the name of the first author followed by “et al.”. References should be arranged alphabetically by name of the first author and year of publication. Journal names should be written out completely, not abbreviated.
    References should be indicated as follows;

    a) Reference to periodical literature:
    Hoy, M. A. (1975a) Effect of temperature on the indication of diapause in the mite Metaseiulus occidentalis. Journal of Insect Physiology, 21: 605-611.
    Hoy, M. A., Y. Kuwahara, T. Suzuki and K. Kurosa (1975b) Diapause in the mite Suidasia medanensis Oudemans, 1924 (Acariformes: Suidasidae): stages sensitive to photoperiodic induction. Journal of Insect Physiology, 21: 745-751.
    b) Reference to books:
    Lees, A. D. (1955) The Physiology of Diapause in Arthropods. Cambridge University Press, London.
    Houten, Y. M. (1990) Analysis of the photoperiodic induction of diapause in the mite Amblyseius potentillae. Ph. D. Thesis, Univ. of Amsterdam.
    c) Reference to book sections:
    Yamashita, O. and T. Yaginuma (1991) Silkworm Eggs at Low Temperatures. In: Insects at Low Temperature. (eds., Lee, R. F. and D. L. Denlinger), pp. 424-445, Chapman and Hall, New York.
    d) Reference to electric materials:
    Toyoshima, S., H. Kishimoto and H. Amano (2013) Phytoseiid Mite Portal. Available at (17 October 2014).
  6. All artworks should be prepared electronically. For the first submission and revision(s), figures and legends, as well as tables can be provided in the same file with the text. After acceptance, authors will be requested to submit artwork files separately.
    Legends should be double-spaced on a separate sheet. An indication of the desired position for each figure should be included in the right margin of the text of the final manuscript after acceptance.

  7. Tables should be typed on separate pages, numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers, and placed at the end of the manuscript. The recommended location for each table should be indicated in the right margin of the manuscript.
  8. The charge for extra pages is 5,000 Japanese yen per page. Extra costs of color reproduction will be charged to the author(s). The costs of reprints and delivery will also be charged to the author(s).
    Fifty free reprints per article (without a cover), will be provided on request for members only.