Focus and Scope

The Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario (JESO) is a fully refereed publication comprising full length articles, scientific notes, and reviews on entomological topics. Articles from any region are welcome, but the journal maintains a special interest on the insects of Ontario. JESO publishes one issue per year. Manuscript submissions are accepted at any time and are posted online as soon as possible after acceptance. Articles accepted for publication may be either in English or French with an English abstract. Manuscripts shall not be offered for prior or simultaneous publication elsewhere, and the Editor should be informed if manuscripts have been refused elsewhere. Authors may submit works that have been posted on pre-print servers (e.g., http://biorxiv.org/) but the Editor should be notified at the time of submission. Authors should write as concisely as possible, omit material not essential to the main theme of the paper and keep footnotes to a minimum.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts published are reviewed by at least two reviewers.

The Editor, or an Associate Editor, selects the reviewers and does not disclose their names to the authors. In consultation with Associate Editors, the Editor decides to accept, reject, or return manuscripts for revision after evaluating the reviewers’ comments. Authors are invited to suggest reviewers. Expected time from reception to first decision is 6 weeks.

Publication Frequency

JESO publishes one issue per year. Manuscript submissions are accepted at any time and are posted online as soon as possible after acceptance.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication and Reprint Charges.

There are no publication charges to publish in JESO. Authors will be provided with a pdf reprint of the article.

Sponsors

The Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario is hosted by the University of Guelph and the University of Guelph Library.

Journal History

Volume 1 of this journal was published in 1871 under the title First Annual Report on the Noxious Insects of the Province of Ontario” with the subtitle “Prepared for the Agricultural and Arts, and Fruit Growers’ Associations of Ontario, on behalf of the Entomological Society of Canada” .

Subsequent volumes were published under the title Annual Report of the Entomological Society of Ontario, until 1955 when the name was changed to Annual Report of the ESO. In 1959 the journal was renamed to “Proceedings of the ESO (PESO) Since volume 133 (2002) the journal has been published under the title Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario (JESO).

JESO's continuous publishing record dating back to 1871 makes it the second oldest entomological journal in North America after The Canadian Entomologist.

Adapted from: Timms L. 2009. Growing pains: how the birth of the Entomological Society of Canada affected the identity of the Entomological Society of Ontario. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 140: 46–53.