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Author Guidelines

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Revista de Ciências Agroveterinárias (Journal of Agroveterinary Sciences) publishes Research Article (full paper), Research Note (short communication), and Review Article (review), included into four major sections: Science of Plants and Derived Products, Science of Animals and Derived Products, Science of Soil and Environment, and Multisections and Related Areas).

1.1. The section Science of Plants and Derived Products includes the publication of scientific articles derived from research or literature review on plants and derived products as well as on abiotic and biotic factors influencing directly on their development and production. Journal priority areas are Agronomy and Forestry.

1.2. The section Science of Animals and Derived Products includes the publication of scientific articles derived from research or literature review on animals and derived products as well as on abiotic and biotic factors influencing directly on their development and production. Journal priority areas are Veterinary and Animal Production.

1.3. The section Science of Soil and Environment includes the publication of scientific articles derived from research or literature review on soils, soil processes and properties, soil conservation, and environmental resources. Journal priority areas are Agricultural and Forestry Soils and Natural Resources.

1.4. The section Multisections and Related Areas includes the publication of scientific articles derived from research or literature review (i) in that studies are performed involving subjects from different sections of the journal or (ii) whose subjective is not directly related to plants and animals (or plants and animals are not the target organisms involved in the research or review), however on abiotic and biotic factors relating with these organisms (for example, studies on biology of insects, fungi, and nematodes, on machinery regulation, on technology of spraying pesticides, on evaluation of methods and methodologies and so on). Journal priority areas are Agronomy, Veterinary, Forestry, Animal Production, and Environmental Engineering.

2. Manuscripts may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, or English. Both title and abstract should be supplied in two languages (English/Spanish and Portuguese) as well as the title of figures and tables (see number 13).

3. Submissions must be on-line, using MS-Word, paper A4, page margins 2.5 cm, font Times New Roman 12, and the text must be 1.5 spaced and justified. Pages and lines must be numbered sequentially (not including front page).

4. The Front Page is mandatory for all manuscripts and must contain: (i) Type of Article (according to number 1); (ii) Title of the Manuscript (two languages, see number 2, in bold, and the first letter uppercased); and (iii) Description of the Importance for Manuscript Publication (brief summary). Front page must have just one page.

5. Research Articles and Review Articles have no page limits (journal recommends up to 25 pages, not including front page). Research Notes must contain up to 10 pages (not including front page). Graphical elements (tables and figures) are counted in the page limits.

OBS.: Download a research article template (ENGLISH or PORTUGUESE).

6. Overall:

6.1. MANUSCRIPTS derived from a research BASED ONLY ON ONE EXPERIMENT, and that show a PUNCTUAL CONCLUSION, must be written as RESEARCH NOTE, not as Research Article.

6.2. IN THE SUBMISSION PROCESS, full name, e-mail, and institution (full name) of all authors must be included.

6.3. Submissions NOT CONFORMING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS will be archived.

 

MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE

7. Research Articles must be divided into the following manuscript sections: Front Page (see number 4); Abstract, with up to 300 words (in two languages, see number 2); Keywords, up to 6 (in two languages, see number 2); Introduction; Material and Methods; Results; Discussion (it can be in a single section Results and Discussion); Conclusion; Acknowledgements (optional element); and References (see number 16). The title of manuscript sections must be written in uppercase letters and in bold. For non-native Portuguese writers, the journal may supply the foreign versions.

7.1. For manuscripts in Portuguese, authors must use the following manuscript section titles: Folha de Rosto, Resumo, Palavras-chave, Introdução, Material e Métodos, Resultados, Discussão, Conclusão, Agradecimentos e Referências.

7.2. For manuscripts in Spanish, authors must use the following manuscript section titles: Hoja de Presentación, Resumen, Palabras-clave, Introducción, Material y Métodos, Resultados, Discusión, Conclusión, Agradecimientos y Referencias.

8. Research Notes must be divided into the following manuscript sections: Front Page (see number 4); Abstract, with up to 200 words (in two languages, see number 2); Keywords, up to 6 (in two languages, see number 2); Main Body of the Text (with no divisions, however the text must be in the sequence: introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion – graphical elements may be used); Acknowledgements (optional element); and References (see number 16). The title of  manuscript sections must be written in uppercase letters and in bold. For non-native Portuguese writers, the journal may supply the foreign versions.

8.1. For manuscripts in Portuguese, authors must use the following manuscript section titles: Folha de Rosto, Resumo, Palavras-chave, Agradecimentos e Referências.

8.2. For manuscripts in Spanish, authors must use the following manuscript section titles: Hoja de Presentación, Resumen, Palabras-clave, Agradecimientos y Referencias.

9. Review Articles must be divided into the following manuscript sections: Front Page (see number 4); Abstract, with up to 300 words (in two languages, see number 2); Keywords, up to 6 (in two languages, see number 2); Introduction; Development; Conclusion; Acknowledgements (optional element); and References (see number 16). The title of manuscript sections must be written in uppercase letters and in bold. For non-native Portuguese writers, the journal may supply the foreign versions.

9.1. For manuscripts in Portuguese, authors must use the following manuscript section titles: Folha de Rosto, Resumo, Palavras-chave, Introdução, Desenvolvimento, Conclusão, Agradecimentos e Referências.

9.2. For manuscripts in Spanish, authors must use the following manuscript section titles: Hoja de Presentación, Resumen, Palabras-clave, Introducción, Desarrollo, Conclusión, Agradecimientos y Referencias.

 

GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS

10. Graphical elements (graphics, photographs, and drawings are referred as Figures, and Tables) must be supplied just after being cited in the text and numbered sequentially (e.g. Figure 1. Title...; or Table 1. Title...). Figures must be inserted in the body of the text from JPG archives (300 dpi or higher), and also be supplied as supplementary documents (PDF file) during the submission process.

11. Colored figures are acceptable.

12. Tables and figures must be in portrait orientation, not exceeding the page limits.

13. Title of figures and tables of manuscripts in Portuguese and Spanish must also be supplied in English. Manuscripts in English do not need the Portuguese version of the title of figures and tables.

 

GENERAL RECOMMENDATION

14. Name of authors must not be supplied in the manuscript, but just in the on-line submission process.

15. Citations in the Text

a) (MOULTON 1978), (DUBEY & PORTERFIELD 1990), or (MARSH et al. 1998) for three or more authors. We prefer this form.

b) According to TENDER (2000), SANTOS & BARROS (1999), or MARSH et al. (1998) for three or more authors. This form should be used just in special situations, opting generally for the type above.

16. References

a) CARVALHO LB, or CARVALHO LB & BIANCO MS, or CARVALHO LB et al. for three or more authors.

b) The full title of journals is required. Local and issue should not be cited (see below).

c) Reference models:

Scientific Articles

CARMO M et al. 2017. Portuguese cropland in the 1950s: The transition from organic to chemical fertilization. Scientific Reports 7: 8111.

CHEN Y et al. 2017. Changes in bacterial community of soil induced by long-term straw returning. Scientia Agricola 74: 349-356.

Books and chapters (should be avoided)

DENTON GW. 1990. Iodophors: disinfection, sterilization and preservation. 4.ed. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.

CONCANNON PW & DIGREGORIO GB. 1986. Canine vaginal citology. In: BURKE TJ. (Ed.). Small animal reproduction and infertility: a clinical approach to diagnosis and treatment. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger. pp.96-111.

Annals of events (should be avoided)

GROLLI PR et al. 1993. Propagação “in vitro” de Limonium latifolium Kuntze 15/O. Kuntze. In: 1 Encontro Brasileiro de Biotecnologia Vegetal. Resumos... Brasília: EMBRAPA. pp.79.

Thesis, Dissertations (should be avoided)

RADUNZ NETO J. 1981. Desenvolvimento de técnicas de reprodução e manejo de larvas e alevinos de jundiá (Ramalia quelen). Dissertação (Mestrado em Zootecnia). Santa Maria: UFSM. 77p.

Bulletins and other similar publications (should be avoided)

BECK AAH. 1983. Eficácia dos anti-helmínticos nos nematódeos dos ruminantes. Florianópolis: EMPASC. 10p. (Boletim Técnico 60).

Electronic documents (should be avoided)

RIBEIRO PSG. 1998. Adoção à brasileira: uma análise sócio-jurídica. São Paulo: Datavenia. Available at: http://www.datavenia.inf.br/frameartrig.html. Access on: Sept. 10, 1999.

GARDNER AL. 1986. Técnicas de pesquisa em pastagem e aplicabilidade de resultados em sistemas de produção. Rio de Janeiro: UFRRJ. (CD-Rom).

**For no included examples, please, contact the editor-in-chief.

17. Measure Units must be in accordance to the International System [percentage must be close to the number (10%), while other measures must be separated (10 cm, 30 oC, 2 m s-1, and so on)].

18. The name, e-mail, and institution/company of TWO POTENTIAL REVIEWERS (from different institution/company of the authors) must be informed during the submission process (in the field Comments for the Editor).

 

COST FOR PUBLICATION

There are no submission and publication fees.

 

**Doubts and questions by e-mail (rca.cav@udesc.br).

 

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.

  1. Manuscript is an original and unpublished article.
  2. Manuscript is not under evaluation by any journal.
  3. Name, institution/company, and e-mail of authors are informed in the submission process.
  4. Corresponding author declares, if appropriated, co-authors are aware and in agreement with the manuscript submission.
  5. Manuscript is written in accordance to all journal’s requirements (Instructions, Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement, and Blindly Peer-Review Process).
 

Copyright Notice

Authors publishing in this journal are in agreement with the following terms:

a) Authors maintain the copyrights and concede to the journal the copyright for the first publication, according to Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

b) Autores have the authority to assume additional contracts with the content of the manuscript.

c) Authors may supply and distribute the manuscript published by this journal.

 

Privacy Statement

Names and addresses informed in this journal will be used exclusively for the services of this publication.