ISSN 0102-0935 versão impressa
ISSN 1678-4162 online version



Editorial Policy

The periodical Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science), ISSN 0102-0935 (printed) and 1678-4162 (on-line), is edited by FEPMVZ Publisher, CNPJ: 16.629.388/0001-24, and is destined for the publication of scientific articles on the areas of veterinary medicine, zootechnics, technology and inspection of products of animal origin, aquaculture and similar areas.

The articles sent for publication are submitted for the approval of the Editorial Body, with the aid of area specialists (editors). The articles which need reviews or corrections to the text will be returned to the authors. Those accepted for publication become the property of Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (ABMVZ) referred to as Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. The authors are responsible for the concepts and information therein. Originality, newness and exclusive destination to ABMVZ are indispensable.


Reproduction of published articles

The reproduction of a published article is allowed when correctly referenced. The
commercial use of the results is not allowed.

The submission and processing of articles is done exclusively on-line, at the electronic
address <>.

Copies are not supplied. The articles are available at the following addresses or


Guidelines for article proceduring

  • All article processing is done exclusively through the on-line publication System at ABMVZ on the address
  • Only the author responsible for the article may fill out the submission statement,
    and it is necessary to register in the System.
  • All communication among the several parties in the evaluation and publication process (authors, reviewers and editors) will be done exclusively in electronic for through the System, and the responsible author is automatically informed via email regarding any status change in the article.
  • The submission is completed only when the article is uploaded in Word and pdf
    formats in the appropriate field.
  • Photos, drawings and figures must be inserted in the text and also sent separately in a high resolution jpeg file (minimum 300dpi), zipped and inserted in the appropriate field.
  • Tables and graphics are not part of the zipped file, and must be inserted in the text body.
  • It is the sole responsibility of who submits the article to certify that each author is aware and in agreement with the inclusion of their name in the submitted article.
  • ABMVZ will communicate electronically with each author regarding their participation in the article. If at least one author does not agree with their participation as an author the article will be considered waivered by one author and it's processing will be terminated.


Ethical Committee Certificate

    It is obligatory to attach a copy of the Certificate of approval of the project that originated the paper, issued by the Ethical Committee on Animal Experimentation of your Institution. We inform you that the copy of the document should be the first page of the manuscript in the Word format (please, do not include it in the pdf format), besides mentioning in the Material and Methods section the number of the Certificate.


Types of articles accepted for publication

Scientific article

A complete report of an experimental work. It is based on the premise that the results are posterior to the research plan.

Sections of the text: Title (Portuguese and English), Authors and Filiation, Resumo, Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion), Conclusions, Acknowledgments (when applicable) and References.

The number of pages must not exceed 15, including tables and figures.
The number of References may not exceed 30.

Case report

Mainly contemplates medical areas where the result is previous to the interest in its diffusion of the occurrence of the results is not planned.

Sections of the text: Title (Portuguese and English), Authors and Filiation, Resumo, Abstract, Introduction, Approach, Discussion and Conclusions (when pertinent), Acknowledgments (when applicable) and References.

The number of pages must not exceed 10, including tables and figures.

The number of References may not exceed 12.


The brief report of partial results in an experimental work, worthy of publication, although insufficient or inconsistent to constitute a scientific article.

The text, with titles in Portuguese and English, Authors and Filiation, must be compact, with no distinction of sections in the text specified for the "Scientific article", although it must follow that order. When the Communication is written in Portuguese it must contain an "Abstract" and when written in English it must contain a "Resumo".

The number of pages must not exceed 8, including tables and figures. The number of References must not exceed 12.


Preparation of text for publication

The articles must be written in Portuguese or in English, impersonally. For English spelling we recommend Webster's Third New International Dictionary. For Portuguese spelling we adopt Vocabulário Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa, by Academia Brasileira de Letras.


Text formatting

  • The text must NOT contain sub items in any section of the article and must be
    presented in Microsoft Word, A4 format, with a 3cm margin (superior, inferior,
    right and left), Times New Roman font size 12 and 1.5 spacing between lines in all pages and sections of the article (from title to references), with numbered lines.
  • Do not use footnotes. References to companies and products, for example, must mandatorily come in brackets in the text body in the following order: product name, substance, company and country.


Sections of an article

Title:In Portuguese and in English. Must contemplate the essence of the article and
not go above 150 digits.

Authors and Filiation: The names of the authors are placed below the title, with the identification of the institution to which they belong. The corresponding author and email must be noted with an asterisk.


  1. The text of the article in Word must contain the name and filiation of the authors.
  2. The text of the article in pdf must NOT contain the name and filiation of the authors.

Resumo and Abstract: Must be the same one presented in the registration containing up to 2000 digits including spaces, in a single paragraph. Do not repeat the title or add literature revision. Include the main numerical results, referencing them without explanation, when applicable. Each sentence must contain information. Attention to the conclusions.

Keywords: A maximum of five.

Introduction: Concise explanation where the problem, itīs pertinence, relevance and work objectives are briefly established. Must have few references, sufficient to define it.

Material and Methods: Mention the experimental design, material involved, description of methods used or correctly reference methods already published. In the work which involves animals and/or genetically modified organisms there must mandatorily be the approval protocol number from the Bioethics Committee and/or Biosecurity when applicable (please see details on this item above).

Results: Present the results found in a clear and objective manner.

Table:A group of alphanumeric data ordered in lines and columns. Use horizontal lines in separating headers and at the end of the table. The title of the table starts with the word Table, followed by the order number in Arabic algorism and period (ex.: Table 1.). in the text the table must be referred to as Tab followed by a period and order number (ex.: Tab. 1), even when referring to several tables (ex.: Tab. 1, 2 and 3). It may be presented with simple spacing and font size below 12 (the smallest accepted size is 8). The legend of the Table must contain only the indispensable for its understanding. The tables must be inserted in the text body, preferably after the first mention.

Figure: Consist of any illustration which represents lines and dots: drawing, photography, graphic, flow chart, scheme, etc. the legend initially displays the word Figure, followed by the order number in Arabic algorism and period (ex.: Figure 1.) and is referred to in the text as Fig followed by a period and order number (ex.: Fig.1), even if referring to more than one figure (ex.: Fig. 1, 2 and 3). Besides being inserted in the text body, photos and drawings must also be sent in high quality jpg format, in a zipped file, attached in the appropriate field in the submission screen for article registration. The figures must be inserted in the text body, preferably after the first mention.


All tables and/or figures which have already been published must contain, below the legend, information on the source (author, use authorization, date) and the corresponding reference must be in the References.

Discussion: Discuss only the results obtained in the work. (Obs. The Results and Discussion sections may be presented as one if the author chooses, with no prejudice to either part and with no sub-items).

Conclusions: The conclusions must be supported by the results of the executed
research and be presented in an objective manner, without literature review,
discussion, repetition of results and speculations.

Acknowledgements: Not mandatory. Must be concisely expressed.

References: The references must be related in alphabetical order, giving preference to articles published in national and international magazines, indexed. Books and thesis, however, must be referenced as little as possible, only when indispensable. The general norms from ABNT are adopted, adapted for ABMVZ according to examples:

How to reference:

1. Mentions in the text

The source indication in parenthesis comes after the mention to avoid interruption in text sequence, according to examples below:

  • single authorship: (Silva, 1971) or Silva (1971); (Annual report..., 1987/88) or Annual report... (1987/88)
  • two authors: (Lopes and Moreno, 1974) or Lopes and Moreno (1974)
  • more than two authors: (Ferguson et al., 1979) or Ferguson et al. (1979)
  • more than one article mentioned: Dunne (1967); Silva (1971); Ferguson et al. (1979) or (Dunne, 1967; Silva, 1971; Ferguson et al., 1979), always in ascending chronological and alphabetical order of authors for articles from the same year.

Mention of the mention: All effort must be made to consult the original document. In exceptional situations information mentioned by other authors may be reproduced. In the text, mention the last name of the author of the non-consulted document with the year of publication, followed of the expression mentioned by and the last name of the author and year of the consulted document. In the references only the consulted font must be included.

Personal communication: Are not part of the References. In the mention the last name of the author is placed, along with the date of the communication, and name of the Institution to which the author is conected.

2. Periodicals (up to 4 authors, mention all. More than 4 authors, mention 3 authors et al.):

ANUÁRIO ESTATÍSTICO DO BRASIL. v.48, p.351, 1987-88.

FERGUSON, J.A.; REEVES, W.C.; HARDY, J.L. Studies on immunity to alphaviruses in foals. Am. J. Vet. Res., v.40, p.5-10, 1979.

HOLENWEGER, J.A.; TAGLE, R.; WASERMAN, A. et al. Anestesia general del canino. Not. Med. Vet., n.1, p.13-20, 1984.

3. Detached publication (up to 4 authors, mention all. More than 4 authors, mention 3 authors et al.):

DUNNE, H.W. (Ed). Enfermedades del cerdo. México: UTEHA, 1967. 981p.

LOPES, C.A.M.; MORENO, G. Aspectos bacteriológicos de ostras, mariscos e mexilhões. In: CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE MEDICINA VETERINÁRIA, 14., 1974, São Paulo. Anais... São Paulo: [s.n.] 1974. p.97. (Resumo).

MORRIL, C.C. Infecciones por clostridios. In: DUNNE, H.W. (Ed). Enfermedades del cerdo. México: UTEHA, 1967. p.400-415.

NUTRIENT requirements of swine. 6.ed. Washington: National Academy of Sciences, 1968. 69p.

SOUZA, C.F.A. Produtividade, qualidade e rendimentos de carcaça e de carne em bovinos de corte. 1999. 44f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Medicina Veterinária) – Escola de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte.

4. Electronic documents (up to 4 authors, mention all. More than 4 authors, mention 3 authors et al.):

QUALITY food from animals for a global market. Washington: Association of American Veterinary Medical College, 1995. Disponível em: <>. Acessado em: 27 abr. 2000.

JONHNSON, T. Indigenous people are now more cambative, organized. Miami Herald, 1994. Disponível em: <>. Acessado em: 5 dez. 1994.


  • Articles that are not rigorously compliant with the norms above will not be accepted for evaluation.
  • The system automatically recognizes as "Author's waiver" articles in diligence and/or "Awaiting author clearance", which were not answered in the deadline given by the System.


Submission and publication fees

  • Submission and Publication fee. The publication fee is of US$ 100.00 (one hundred dollars) per page and US$ 50,00 (fifty dollars) per manuscript and will be billed to the corresponding author at the final proof of the article. The publication fee must be paid through a bank slip issued by the electronic article submission system. When requesting the bank slip the author will inform the data for the invoice issuance.


Appeals and diligences

  • If the author sends a diligence reply to ABMVZ, or appeal document, it must be the first page(s) in the article text only in Word version.
  • If the article is not accepted, if the author believes it is pertinent to appeal, such appeal must be done via email, at


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