Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods

The proceedings will be published as an open access e-book by CABI. We are very fortunate that Peter Mason, Dave Gillespie and Charles Vincent have kindly agreed to compile the proceedings again.

Presenters have already been contacted to confirm their oral/poster presentations for the symposium. They have been requested to submit an 800-character ‘short’ abstract, which will be used for the programme booklet. We are now requesting the submission of an extended abstract to be published in the proceedings. This should be no more than 3 pages and should be formatted in the same style as the Example Proceedings Article. Please also consider and follow the Guide for Authors. You will find the links to the relevant documents for the submission process below, including the Copyright Permission Request Form to be used if you include figures or tables from previously published articles (see Guide to Copyright section in the Guide for Authors), which should be submitted together with the extended abstract:



When your article has been edited you will receive from the editors a Memorandum of Agreement giving CABI permission to publish the extended abstract in the Proceedings.

Here are important timelines and the assignments:

May 19, 2017 – notification to authors of proceedings publication deadlines, extended abstract format and copyright permission request (required to allow the use of figures or photos which have been used in other publications – even in author’s own publications)

May 23 to June 15, 2017 – submission of extended abstracts, including references, figures and tables, (limited to 3 pages and formatted according to the Example Proceedings Article and Guide for Authors above), as well as copyright permission request form, directly to the editors (Peter.Mason@AGR.GC.CA)

June 30, 2017 – edited extended abstracts returned to authors with copyright contract statement (different to the Copyright Permission Request Form above as this relates directly to the extended abstract itself) for the submitted publication

July 7, 2017 – revised edited abstracts and signed copyright contract statement returned to editors July 15, 2017 – notification of editors to authors of final acceptance of edited abstracts

July 15, 2017 – final edited abstracts submitted to layout design process

August 1, 2017 – formatted proceedings to publisher

September 1, 2017 – delivery of the published end-product - an open access e-book of the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi, Malaysia, 11 to 15 September 2017