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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Information for Contributors

The Journal of the FMCA ( encourages the submission of unpublished manuscripts in the field of biology and control of mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, and other arthropods of public health importance.

Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word or Rich Text Format to the JFMCA Editor, Dr. Rui-De Xue, Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 120 EOC Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092, USA by e-mail attachment to Also, manuscripts may be submitted to the JFMCA via the online submission form at Each manuscript will be sent to 2 - 3 authorities for peer review. Reviewer comments and recommendations remain anonymous and are forwarded to the authors. The Editorial Board of the Journal serves as an adjudication panel for resolving conflicts between authors and the editors.

Manuscripts require double space throughout, including references, and indented paragraphs. A title page containing the corresponding author’s complete mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address should be included, as well as the name and affiliations of all co-authors. Each article must be accompanied with an abstract of no longer than 3% of the paper and a short title of no more than 40 letters to serve as a running head. Five important key words are required. The paper should be divided with headings as follows: abstract, key words, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, and references cited. References should conform to the style presented in this issue.

Tables should be used sparingly and self-explanatory. Each table should be double spaced on its own page and all acronyms should be explained in a footnote. Only high quality, computer-generated graphs will be accepted. Figure keys should be included on the figure itself. Electronic images should be high resolution with sharp focus and good contrast.

The journal accepts the submission of operational notes or scientific notes. The notes may contain 1 - 2 tables or illustrations, with acknowledgements included in the last paragraph of the text. There should be an abstract and key words. No section headings are needed.

Following peer review, authors are required to submit their revised manuscript in electronic format. Authors are expected to read proofs carefully, make corrections, answer queries, and return proofs promptly to the editors.

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