About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Scientia Agricola is a journal of the University of São Paulo, Campus "Luiz de Queiroz", Piracicaba, a city located in the Southeast Region of Brazil in the state of São Paulo. Scientia Agricola publishes original articles which contribute to the scientific development of Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The Journal covers a broad spectrum, including Crop and Animal Production, Agricultural Engineering, Agroindustrial Technology, Forestry, and Applications of Basic Science in Agriculture, Environmental, Soil and Biological Sciences.

Three categories of manuscript can be submitted: original research articles, reviews and technical advances. Submissions of technical advances must have an impact on the broader scientific community and not be restricted to just a few laboratories.

Original research articles, reviews or technical advances are grouped by subject matter into the following categories: Agricultural Engineering; Agricultural Microbiology; Agrometeorology; Animal Science and Pasture; Biometry, Modeling and Statistics; Crop Science; Ecology; Entomology; Food Science and Technology; Forestry Science; Genetics and Plant Breeding; Plant Pathology; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry; Soils and Plant Nutrition; Zoology.

It is indexed in Current Contents®/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®), CAB Abstracts, SciELO, AGRIS, AGROBASE, Chemical Abstracts, INIS and Tropag & Rural.

Original manuscripts evaluated by the Editorial Board may be submitted to peer review or rejected without further review.

Publication Frequency


Indexed in

Articles published in Scientia Agricola are indexed or  abstracted by:

  • Agris
  • Agrobase
  • CAB - Abstracts
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • INIS
  • Tropag & Rural
  • Current Contents®/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)


All authors agree with the submission of the article to Scientia Agricola and grant an exclusive license to publish the submitted article in printed and electronic form including photographs eventually submitted and selected as cover image. The authors hereby warrant that this article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form neither in printed nor in electronic form.

The reproduction of articles published in Scientia Agricola is allowed only with citation of the source. Use of published material for commercial purposes is prohibited.

Copies of printed articles can be obtained from the Library Division of ESALQ, at the address below.


Scientia Agricola receives accreditation and financial support of the:


  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)

Sources of Support


Journal History

Scientia Agricola is edited since 1992, replacing the Anais da ESALQ (Annals of ESALQ) and incorporating the journal Energia Nuclear e Agricultura (Nuclear Energy and Agriculture).