Scope and Policy
Editorial PoliciesGeneral policies
Submitted manuscripts must be original and should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other publication or have been previously published in any form or medium. Furthermore, if the article has already undergone any previous evaluation, the corresponding decision letter must be attached during submission, and this fact should be mentioned in the submitted Cover Letter. All authors are entirely responsible for all data, concepts and information contained in the article.
Article processing charges
APC payment of accepted articles must be processed thought the following link: http://cbra.org.br/pages/pagamento/payment-select.jspWaiver and discounts
Authors from low-income countries and without access to grant to cover Article Processing Charges may request a waiver or discount after their manuscript is accepted for publication. Waiver and discounts must be requested through the journal contact page, and should include the accepted manuscript information and author reasons for requesting the waiver or discount.
Open access, copyright and self-archiving policies
All manuscripts must be written in Standard American English. We recommend Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary (http://www.m-w.com/) for spelling check and the EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English (http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/author-guidelines). Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by a reviewer familiar with scientific language and vocabulary, or by a specialized company, and present a certificate of English editing. Manuscripts not written in acceptable Standard English will be returned to the author before being sent to the scientific reviewers.
Peer Review Process
Animal Reproduction does not impose a limit on the number of words and references for Original and Review articles, but editors and reviewers might make recommendations regarding text clarity and quality and excess or lack or relevance of references.
Author contributions and responsibility
Changes in Authorship after Submission
Conflict of Interest
Funding disclosure statement
Authors, Editor and Reviewers are expected to follow the highest level of ethics throughout research, data acquisition and processing, and manuscript writing, evaluation and publishing.
During the evaluation stages authors, reviewers and editors should report to the Editor-in-Chief whenever they observe a potential conflict of interest that may influence manuscript design or evaluation. Animal Reproduction considers potential conflicts of interest any event of a personal, commercial, political or academic nature, whether or not involving financial compensation.
Animal Reproduction Editors will take active measures regarding any ethical or misconduct concerns either during evaluation or after publication. Whenever necessary, issues will be investigated according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) flowcharts available at https://publicationethics.org/.
As of 2019, Animal Reproduction will actively scan submitted manuscripts using the Similarity check (
Authors must include a statement detailing compliance with guidelines and/or ethical approval in the material and methods section of the manuscript. Editors might request authors to send a copy of the official letter of approval from the ethics committee. Authors are encouraged to conform to the Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines for reporting animal studies, available at https://www.nc3rs.org.uk/arrive-guidelines. Clinical trials are not the focus of the Journal; however, preclinical trials and use of animals in the experiments will be critically evaluated to avoid animal suffering and verifying that animal rights are being respected. In researches involving pets or whenever required, authors should collect and archive a signed informed consent form from the pet owner.
Furthermore, review manuscripts should describe the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and synthesizing the data.Data sharing policies
Animal Reproduction is developing its data sharing policies with the TOP (Transparency and Openness Promotion) Guidelines in mind.
As of July 2019, Animal Reproduction is encouraging authors to deposit their research data into the relevant data repository and include a citation and link to the dataset in the submitted articles. If this is not possible, authors should make a statement in the Cover Letter explaining why research data cannot be shared.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Manuscript preparation guidelinesUnits of measurements
Units of measurements must be used according to the International System of Units.
Abbreviations and Symbols
Conflict of interest statement
Conflict of interest statement:Funding disclosure statement
Use author initials followed by a short description, as described in our policies, and make sure to include the funding agency’s name and grant identification number(s), in that order.
Funding statement:Author contributions
Each author’s contribution must be included using Author initials and the standard CRediT taxonomy available at https://www.casrai.org/credit.html.
Data sharing statement
The authors' statement regarding deposit and availability of raw data should indicate whether the data is available and how it can be obtained. If data cannot be made available, authors should state the reason for that. Copyright Agreement Form
As stated in our policies, the copyright remains with the authors. However, the corresponding author is required to upload the “Animal Reproduction Authorship Responsibility, Copyright and Publishing License Agreement” available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/14leb99gz-gbFqmYxh1sQsRSYnQL7qtjcxX1uEGgrzOM/edit signed on behalf of all authors.
This file must be uploaded in the submission system under the “Copyright Agreement Form” designation. Main Document
The main document file for the manuscript must be formatted using Microsoft Word© 2010 or more recent. Pages must be set to A4 (21.0 x 29.7) size, with 3 cm margins, using Times New Roman font size 12 without unnecessary formatting, double spaced, with numbered lines and pages. Sections and subsection titles should use the built-in Heading Styles.
The main document must be structured as described in the following sections:
1. Title page
Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Embryo Transfer Association (AETE); Murcia, Spain, September 12th and 14th, 2019.*Document type:
The type of document presented: Conference paper, Conference Abstract, Conference Workshop Abstract.
Indicate the same article type as selected in the submission system: Basic Research Article, Biotechnology Article, Applied Research Article, or Review Article.
No more than 50 letters, including spaces.
The title should be succinct but include the study design and major findings.
Title words should be in bold, with only the first letter of the first word in uppercase.
The full names of all authors are to be listed below the title. Follow each name with superscript Arabic numerals to indicate their affiliations, and include the ORCID URL of all authors in parenthesis. An asterisk (*) must be used to indicate the corresponding author.
Rex Rex A. Hess1,2 (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2345-6789), Kay Carnes2 (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2345-6789), Luiz Renato França3* (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-2345-6789)⇒ Authors who do not have an ORCID must register at https://orcid.org.
Author affiliations should be listed below the authors’ names using the same superscript Arabic numerals used in the byline. The affiliation list must include only institutions where each author actually carried out work related to the article.
Names of Institutions should be written in their original language or English when not in Roman alphabet.
12. Figures and figure legends
The references section must follow the Vancouver style. A small sample of the most commonly used bibliographic references is included ahead. An extensive list with many more examples and details is available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html.
All references must be cited and the correctness of all information is the author's responsibility.
References must be listed first in alphabetical order, then by year using lower case letters to differentiate references of the same authors and year.
Use “in press” only when formal acceptance has been granted.
Reference style sample list
For BOOKS, DISSERTATIONS AND CONFERENCES:
For ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS:
Journal article on the Internet:
Monograph on the Internet:
Part of a homepage/Web site:
Open database on the Internet:
Closed database on the Internet:
Part of a database on the Internet:
For NON PUBLISHED WORK:
For VERBAL INFORMATION:
Send of the manuscripts
All manuscripts must be submitted using the online submission system available at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/animalreproduction
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