Scope and Policy
The journal publishes original articles in all areas of Animal Science and Zootechny, including genetics and genetic improvement, nutrition and digestion, physiology and endocrinology, reproduction and lactation, growth, etiology and animal well-being, environment and installations, food evaluation and animal production.
The policy of the Editorial board comprises the publication of original articles that may significantly have an impact on Agronomy field of knowledge. Only original articles shall be published. Publication of articles depends on the approval of the Editorial Board, base on peer reviews.
Articles will be reviewed by three peers acknowledged for their scientific production and research, from higher institutions in Brazil and abroad. After the necessary corrections and possible suggestions, the paper shall be accepted if two peers give a favorable statement; the article will be rejected if two peer reviews are unfavorable.
Its aims are:
• To publish original articles in thematic areas relevant to Animal Production;
• To publish articles that significantly contribute towards the knowledge of Vegetal production, featuring a scientific stance and in-depth knowledge on themes and trends within Animal production;
• To reach its target public which mainly consists of undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers working in universities, research centers and firms both in Brazil and abroad.
• To provide a strict evaluation policy with articles sent for publication; each manuscript is evaluated by three revisers who are carefully selected from the scientific community, especially doctoral supervisors and CNPq’s productivity researchers; acceptance of article is the result of the revisers’ assessment and of the editors concerned;
• To respect the ethical principles of research which should be explicitly acknowledged in the Materials & Methods section (and approved by the ethics committee in animal research) and taking into account the biosecurity norms inherent to this type of research;
• To maintain a high ethical behavior with regard to the review and its collaborators;
• To maintain strict quality in scientific article to be published;
• To select revisers featuring ethical stance and professional respect to authors, impartial in their decisions and imparting constructive and professional criticism;
• To select revisers scientifically acknowledged by colleagues in their area of knowledge, with special preference to CNPq’s productivity scholars.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences is published under the Open Access model and is therefore free for anybody to read and download, and to copy and disseminate according to the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 policy.
APCS (ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES) AND SUBMISSION CHARGES
Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences is free of any kind of submission/publication fees, thus the authors are not charged to publish with us.
POLICIES AGAINST PLAGIARISM AND BAD CONDUCT IN RESEARCH
In the wake of our tradition in excellence, we would like to inform collaborators on editorial improvements that foreground the integrity of articles published by the Acta Scientiarum. Following guidelines by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) stimulating the identification of the practice of plagiarism, bad practices, frauds, possible violations in Ethics and indicting, we would like to recommend the following:
1. Authors are invited to visit the COPE websitehttp://publicationethics.org for information on authors and editors on Ethics in research;
2. Prior to submission of scientific articles, authors should follow the criteria below:
- articles that contain data acquisition or analysis and interpretation of data from other publications should refer to the latter explicitly and directly;
- articles with a critical review on the intellectual contents of other authors should duly quote the latter authors;
- all authors should attend to the authorship criteria of an unpublished article and no researcher involved in the investigation should be omitted from the list of authors;
- the definite approval of the article is the role of the respective editors and of the editorial board.
3. So that the above criteria could be complied with, the following procedures will be taken:
a) Editors will evaluate manuscripts by CrossCheck system immediately after submission. Contents of the scientific articles will be evaluated to identify any sort of plagiarism, double submissions, already published articles and possible frauds in research;
b) With these results in hand, the editors and the editorial board decide whether the manuscript is sent for the review of peers, who will also make their own evaluations;
c) After acceptance and prior to publication, the article may again be assessed.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The Acta Scientiarum. Animal Science publishes original articles in all areas of Agronomy.
Abstracts in Portuguese and English, up to 200 words, shall contain brief information on the aims of the research, experimental material, methods employed, results and conclusion. Key words, up to six, in Portuguese and English, shall be added at the end of the abstracts and should not include words found in the title.
• Figures and Tables should be preferentially 7.65 cm wide, not exceeding 16 cm.
• Digitalized Figures should have a 300 dpi resolution and recorded in jpg. Colored illustrations will not be accepted.
• The International Measurement System is mandatory.
• Equations should be in software compatible to text editor.
• Variables should be identified after the equation.
• Utilize regression analyze for quantitative factors.
• Eighty percent (80%) of the references should have been listed on the database ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus or SciELO during the last 10 years. Preference to international citations of articles is recommended. Citations from theses, dissertations, monographs, proceedings, abstracts, expanded summaries, newspapers, magazines, technical bulletins and electronic documents will not be accepted.
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS AND STYLESHEET
1. Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences ISSN 1806-2636 (print) e ISSN 1807-8672 (on-line) is published four times a year by the State University of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
2. The journal publishes original articles in all areas of Animal Science and Zootechny, including genetics and genetic improvement, nutrition and digestion, physiology and endocrinology, reproduction and lactation, growth, etiology and animal well-being, environment and installations, food evaluation and animal production.
3. Author(s) should state that the manuscript, reporting original work, was not sent, in part or in whole, for publication to another scientific journal. This statement may be found at down.
4. Data, concepts, opinions and the preciseness of works cited are the author’s/authors’ entire responsibility. Mention of products and commercial trademarks do not imply in any recommendation for use by the journal’s editorial board.
5. Research should be based on the most advanced and state-of-the-art techniques. When necessary, a declaration of the institution’s Ethic and Bio-security Board should be attached.
6. Articles should be written in English.
7. Articles will be reviewed by three peers acknowledged for their scientific production and research, from higher institutions in Brazil and abroad. After the necessary corrections and possible suggestions, the paper shall be accepted if two peers give a favorable statement; the article will be rejected if two peer reviews are unfavorable.
8. Articles are to be sent via Internet through the Portal ACTA homepage.
9. Conflict of interests may be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. Conflict of interests occurs when authors, revisors or editors have vested interests that may affect the writing or the evaluation of unpublished papers.
Authors are requested that on submitting a paper for possible publication they should acknowledge or disclose financial conflicts or others that may have affected their scientific work. Authors should identify all financial funding given during the execution of their work and other personal bonds with regard to the above. The revisor should inform the editors on any conflict of interests that may influence the manuscript's analysis and should declare him/herself ineligible for this particular task.
10. As from 2010 authors are accountable for the revision of the text in Portuguese or for its translation into a foreign language. Text revision and translation should be paid for by the authors to the authorized revisors who will forward a certificate to this end.
11. Formatation and other conventions are set below:
a) On submission the full name(s) of the author(s) (six at the most), her/his/their institutional address(es) and the e-mails of the author for correspondence should be inserted.
b) Articles should be subdivided into the following subtitles (in bold and unnumbered): Abstracts and Key Words in Portuguese and English; Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (Optional) and References.
c) The title, up to twenty words, in English, must be to the point. A Running Title, up to six words, is also mandatory.
d) Abstracts in Portuguese and English, up to 200 words, shall contain brief information on the aims of the research, experimental material, methods employed, results and conclusion. Key words, up to six, in Portuguese and English, shall be added at the end of the abstracts and should not include words found in the title.
e) Articles should not be longer than 15 pages, including figures, tables and bibliographical references, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman 12, numbered pages and lines, in MS-Word, or compatible.
f) Paper format should be A4 paper, with all page margins at 2.5 cm.
g) File containing the article to be transferred during submission should not exceed 2MB, and should have no identification label of the author, including in the option properties of Word.
h) Tables, Figures and Graphs shall be inserted within the text, immediately after being cited. Figures and Tables should be preferentially 7.65 cm wide, not exceeding 16 cm.
i) Digitalized figures should have a 300 dpi resolution and recorded in jpg. Colored illustrations will not be accepted.
j) The International Measurement System is mandatory.
k) Equations should be in software compatible to text editor.
l) Variables should be identified after the equation.
m) Review of articles will be published when authors are invited by the Editorial Board or by the Chief Editor of Eduem.
n) Eighty percent (80%) of the references should have been listed on the database ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus or SciELO during the last 10 years. Citations from theses, dissertations, monographs, proceedings, abstracts, expanded summaries, newspapers, magazines, technical bulletins and electronic documents will not be accepted.
o) This citations or Works Cited should be placed in alphabetical order, based on the Brazilian Association for Technical Rules (ABNT-NBR10520), following examples below. For in-text quotes, use surname and year: Lopes (2005) or (LOPES, 2005); for two authors, use “;” (KEVAN; IMPERATRIZ-FONSECA, 2006); tree authors or more, utilize the first and et al. (MENDOZA et al., 2009).
References should be listed in alphabetic order and justified, according to the examples below, based on the Brazilian Association for Technical Rules (ABNT-NBR6023). Titles of reviews should not be abbreviated but given in full, without by place of publication.
MENDOZA, F.; VALOUS, N. A.; ALLEN, P.; KENNY, T. A.; WARD, P.; SUN, D.W. Analysis and classification of commercial ham slice images using directional fractal dimension features. Meat Science, v. 81, n. 2, p. 313-320, 2009.
CARDOSO, V.; QUEIROZ, A. S.; FRIES, L. A. Estimativa de efeitos genotípicos sobre os desempenhos pré e pós-desmama de populações Hereford x Nelore. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, v. 37, n. 10, p. 1763-1773, 2008.
ÁVILA, C. L. S.; PINTO, J. C.; SUGAWARA, M. S.; SILVA, M. S.; SCHWAN, R. F. L. Qualidade da silagem de cana-de-açúcar inoculada com uma cepa de Lactobacillus buchneri. Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences, v. 30, n. 3, p. 255-261, 2008.
HUI, Y. H.; NIP, W. K.; ROGERS, R.W.; YOUNG , O. A. Meat science and applications. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2001.
KEVAN, P. G.; IMPERATRIZ-FONSECA, V. L. Pollinating bees: the conservation link between agriculture and nature. 2nd ed. Brasília, DF: Secretariat for Biodiversity and Forests, 2006.
SOUZA, J. P. de; PEREIRA, L. B. Fatores influenciadores na competitividade da cadeia de carne bovina no Estado do Paraná. In: PRADO, I. N. do; SOUZA, J. P. de (Org.). Cadeias produtivas: estudos sobre competitividade e coordenação. Maringá: Eduem, 2007. p. 53-79.
Send of the manuscripts
The articles should follow the Notes for Contributors / Guidelines and should be sent through the address http://www.uem.br/acta
The names of all authors (maximum six) should be mentioned, together with their institutional addresses and the e-mail address of the author for correspondence.
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