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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  • The contribution is original and unpublished.

  • The English text was edited by a professional tested [in scientific manuscripts] and the voucher was attached.

  • The "Guidelines for Authors" were completely followed.

  • The figures and tables are inserted after the reference list in the same file.

  • The experimental protocol approved by the Ethics Committee was attached.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors

 

The Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science (BJVRAS) is published quarterly, exclusively online, and in English. The BJVRAS is linked to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo (SP, Brazil), being supported by the Veterinary Medicine Foundation (FUMVET). The BJVRAS is intended to publish scientific studies on veterinary medicine and related sciences.

 

Editorial Policy

 

The manuscripts sent for publication are subject to approval by the editorial board, who is assisted by experts in the field (peer review). The list with names of collaborators (reviewers) of the BJVRAS is published annually when the volume is closed. The manuscripts whose texts need revision or corrections that cannot be made by our editors will be returned to the authors. The studies accepted for publication become a property of the BJVRAS. The authors are responsible for the concepts and information contained in their articles. The studies involving animal use must have the experimental protocol approved by the Ethics Committee. Irrespective of the type of study, it should be original and sent only to the BJVRAS. The manuscripts for publication should be submitted at the USP journals portal, at the following URL: http://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras.

 

Copyrights

 

Once the manuscript is approved, the authors should grant an exclusive license for the BJVRAS to publish the article in the electronic form. The copyright law requires that the authors provide permission for the BJVRAS to use materials (including figures, tables, and images) posted by others journals or publishers. Permissions should be entered into the system as supplementary files.

 

Publication Fee

 

After the manuscript is accepted, a R$800.00 fee will be charged. All procedures necessary to publish the article will begin after the fee is paid.

 

Conditions for Submission

 

As part of the submission process, the authors should ensure that their submission complies with all items listed below. Submissions that are not in agreement with the rules will be returned to authors.

 

  • The contribution is original and unpublished.
  • The English text was edited by a professional tested [in scientific manuscripts] and the voucher was attached.
  • The "Guidelines for Authors" were completely followed.
  • The figures and tables are inserted after the reference list in the same file.
  • The experimental protocol approved by the Ethics Committee was attached.
  • The signed copyright transfer letter is attached.

 

Manuscript Presentation

 

The full article must

1.    Be written in English.

2.    Be limited to a maximum of fifteen typed pages, not counting the final pages where tables and illustrations are included.
3.    Contain only official nomenclatures and consecrated abbreviations, not using abbreviations in the title of the article.
4.    Be structured within the following items:

a)    Title in English and Portuguese;

b)    Authors and institutional affiliation;

c)     Abstract/Keywords and Resumo/Palavras-chave (limited to five);

d)    Introduction;

e)    Materials and Methods;

f)      Results;

g)    Discussion (the "Results" and "Discussion" topics may be combined, if appropriate);

h)    Conclusion;

i)      Acknowledgements;

j)      References.

 

The Preliminary Note and Case Report must

1.    Be written in English.
2.    Be limited to the maximum of five typed pages.
3.    Use only official nomenclatures and consecrated abbreviations, not using abbreviations in the title of the article.
4.    Not be divided into separate sections (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, etc.), but include two abstracts (English and Portuguese), Keywords /Palavras-chave, and references.

 

Review articles

Will be published by acknowledgeable specialists at the invitation of the editorial board. They must not be divided into separate sections (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, etc.), but must include two abstracts (English and Portuguese), Keywords/Palavras-chave, and references.

 

* When the article is originated from a dissertation or thesis, the authors must mention it in a footnote.

 

Characteristics

 

Digitation: A4 format, 1.5-line spacing, 2-cm margins, and Times New Roman (12) fonts.

 

Cover page: is a mandatory element that should contain the article title (in English and Portuguese), author’s full names (no abbreviations), home institutions (in Portuguese), and e-mail address of all authors. The corresponding author should indicate the full institutional address.

 

Language: the manuscripts must be written in English. The authors must provide a professional tested in scientific manuscripts, who revise the text and issue a certificate of revision, and pay for his/her service.

 

Tables: must be numbered with Arabic numerals and headed by a title, followed by time and place. The limit number of tables per manuscript is five. This number may be exceeded in exceptional cases, depending on the editorial board opinion. For table citation in the text, write its name in full as follows: use initial uppercase letter if the word is between brackets [e.g., "(Table 1)"] and lowercase letter if the word is part of the text [e.g., "table 1"]. Tables should be inserted in the manuscript file just after the reference list.

 

Figures (photographs, graphs, pictures, drawings, or schemes): should be consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals and cited in the text. Illustrations should be identified (title and source) when done by the authors themselves. Graphs should always show the numbers corresponding to the points. For illustration citation in the text, write its name in full as follows: use initial uppercase letter if the word is between parentheses [e.g., "(Figure 1)"] and lowercase letter if the word is part of the text [e.g., "figure 1"]. Figures should also be inserted in the manuscript file just after the references list.

 

Acknowledgements are made at the discretion of authors. In this item, citing the project funding agency is recommended, if any.

 

References are arranged alphabetically and listed at the end of the manuscript. All authors’ names must be written in uppercase letters (the et al. expression must not be used). The journal titles must be written in full and bold letters (without abbreviation). If the articles cited in the manuscript have title and abstract available in more than one language, the English version must be used in the references. Citation of abstracts of findings presented at meetings are not be accepted in the references. In order to cite document types not found in the following examples, authors are advised to consult the issues already published.

 

Journal articles

KOTZEKIDOV, P.; BLOUKAS, J. G. Effect of protective cultures and packaging film permeability on shelflife of sliced vacuum-pocked cooked ham. Meat Science, v. 42, n. 3, p. 333-345, 1996. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0309-1740(95)00038-0.

 

Articles from electronic journals

MENDONÇA JR., C. X.; MARTINS, A. P.; MORI, A. V.; SILVA, A. B.; MORI, C. S. Effect of fish oil added to the diet on performance, blood plasma lipids and egg yolk cholesterol of laying hens. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, v. 37, n. 1, 2000. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962000000100014.

 

Book

HALLIWELL, R. E. W.; GORMAN, N. T. Veterinary clinical immunology. London: W. B. Saunders, 1989. 548 p.

 

Different authors for book and chapter

FENNER, W. R. Avaliação neurológica dos pacientes. In: ETTINGER, S. J. Tratado de medicina interna veterinária. 3. ed. São Paulo: Manole, 1992. p. 577-606.

 

Same author for book and chapter

THORTON, H. Deleterious changes in meat. In: THORTON, H. Aspects of meat inspection. London: Thindall & Cassel, 1973. p. 63-72.

 

Thesis

BIRGEL, E. H. Estudo do quadro eritrocitário de caprinos (Capra hircus, L.) normais criados no Estado de São Paulo: influências de fatores raciais, sexuais, etários e alimentares. 1973. 92 f. Tese (Livre Docência) - Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, 1973.

 

Meeting (Presentation)

OLIVEIRA, C. A. Hormonoterapia em cadelas e gatas. In: CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE REPRODUÇÃO ANIMAL, 9., 1991, Belo Horizonte. Anais... Belo Horizonte: Colégio Brasileiro de Reprodução Animal, 1991. p. 100-111.

 

Citations in the text should be preferably presented in the (AUTHOR, date) format, e.g., "(SANTOS, 2001)." If the citation is part of the text, initial caps letters should be used, e.g., "Santos (2001)." Two or more citations should be placed in ascending chronological order and separated by semicolons.

 

One author – the author's last name and date

Valberg (1996) or (VIEIRA, 1991)

 

Two authors – the authors’ last names and date

Strunk e White (1979) or (STRUNK; WHITE, 1979)

 

Three or more authors – first author's last name followed by the non-italicized “et al.” expression

Carvalho et al. (2003) or (CARVALHO et al., 2003)

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