ISSN 1678-4324 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Updated: 21/10/2016

 

General Information

The Journal  Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology – BABT-  aims to be internationally recognized for original publications of high quality and timeliness, and highly relevant articles for effective research carried out by the scientific community.

The journalpublishes:

  • Original research articles: It refers to unpublished research works. Each manuscript should clearly state its objective or hypothesis. They must follow the usual presentation form, containing title, Running title, Abstract (maximum 250 words), Key words (three to six), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and References. The maximum numbers of the pages are 12 (single space typed using Times New Roman font)
  • Short notes: They are a report on a single subject, which should be concise but definitive. This section is intended to be wide and to encompass methodology and experimental data on subjects of interest to the readers. title, authors and affiliations, abstract (maximum 50 words), three to six key-words; text not divided in topics; acknowledgements (optional), references. The maximum numbers of the pages are 6 (single space typed using Times New Roman font).
  • Review articles: This is directed to the presentation of the progress in biology and technology, containing a critical view, with the main objective of benefiting the group formed by post graduating students and non-specialists in the area. The file must contain title, authors and affiliations, abstract (up to 250 words), six key-words, text with subtitles, acknowledgements (optional) and references. The maximum numbers of the pages are 12.
  • Letter to Editor: It will be a presentation of some aspect in biology and technology, written down in a didactic way, with the objective of benefiting the group formed by graduating and post graduating students, non-specialists in the area. The maximum numbers of the pages are 3 (single space typed using Times New Roman font).

Special Issue policy

  • Special Issue articles shall be in the BABT´s scope as indicated in the Aim & Scope section,
  • Authors must accept BABT´s policy during the submission act,
  • A coordinator must be indicated and correspondence will be exchanged only with him,
  • up to 10 BABT limit of articles,
  • Articles must be reviewed previously by authors; it will be not submitted to pair’s revision,
  • Articles must be strictly in the BABT´s rules for submission. You can find instructions in the SciELO link: www.scielo.br/revistas/babt/iinstruc.htm
  • You must send the revision certificate for each manuscript by respectively reviewers,
  • We strongly suggest a good drafted manuscript in English, we will not revise English language and,  it will be returned to authors if will be the case,
  • We have by policy to list one good article to be revised and published in the current number of the journal, indicated by you with agreement by our Editorial board,
  • Please, send together articles one Editorial and other Acknowledgments section,
  • BABT has no fees either for publishing or access articles.

Aims and Scope

The journal's aim is to advance and disseminate knowledge in all the related areas:

  • Agriculture, Agribusiness and Biotechnology;
  • Human and Animal Health;
  • Biological and Applied Sciences;
  • Food/Feed Science and Technology;
  • Environmental Sciences;
  • Engineering, Technology and Techniques.

The manuscript must be prepared in English only. We suggest that the manuscript should be reviewed before it´s submission for the first time by an English native speaker and, preferably, scientific experience in the area. Also, assistance of independent editing services can be found at

http://journalexperts.com/

All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication."

THE JOURNAL DOES NOT PUBLISH:

- Articles with high similarity with other already published in the literature

- Items that are not contemplated by the journal's scope,

- Articles with outdated references. It is recommended that the author update any reference list at the time of submission.

- Articles with poor writing. As the official journal of the language is English, it is recommended that the authors provide for the review by someone who masters the language and preferably be presented a statement of the auditor regarding compliance in relation to the English language.

- Articles describing partial activities that are related to other research. When the authors wish to anticipate high relevance results without the work is completed, where the publication of opportunity (originality) is compromised by the time factor, we suggest using the mode "letter to the editor."

- Research articles specific to a local reality where the results cannot be extrapolated, generalized. In this case the Editor asks that authors seek to highlight the global application of that knowledge, even if the results are reported and apply to the specific site case.

- Review articles that overlap with others already published. Any review article must necessarily deepen some thesis that has no experimental proof but has potential for research. Or consisting of a compilation of relevant data to the field but are scattered in the literature.

Examples of what is not:

- Validation of a protocol already established by international institutions,

- Set of measures that demonstrate the control of a specific process, such as glucose measurements on a specific population of animals, geographical distribution of a certain animal species, a set of measures with the aim of calibration equipment, etc.

- Analysis / composition of something that is already prior knowledge,

- Changes in products that aim to specific applications, such as use of flavoring to make a more palatable product.

ERRATA (ERRATUM)

An erratum applies only to cases where the journal has effectively wrong without the knowledge of the author. The author has a number of instances where errors / mistakes can and should be corrected such as author name, keywords, title, errors in the main text, etc.

The journal submits the final test of the revised and ready article for publication to the author of correspondence with the period of 1 (one) week for review and correction of the article. If the deadline for response expires without a return of the authors, the magazine considers that the article is approved (since the author has not spoken about the need for any changes / fixes) and therefore ready for publication.

Submission and publishing is free of charge and do not result in commercial and profitable purpose.

The manuscript submission in Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology implies that:

- The manuscript hasn't been partial or entirely published. The manuscript should not be in selection process for publishing in another journal and/or another language;

- The authors agree to transfer copyright to the journal and they are responsible for all of the subject and their legal consequences text.

 
- The submission must have been approved for all the co-authors and whenever necessary, by the authorities of the institution where the work was developed;

- Any study involving human subjects should have Ethic Institutional Review Board Approval and the protocol number should be informed.

- When working with experimental animal the regulations should be observed and the work should be approved by the local ethical committee. The protocol number should be informed.

- Authors must ensure that the manuscript does not represent misconduct like fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or duplication of dates. In case of confirmed research misconduct, we will issue a retraction notice to correct the scientific record. Please refer to Singapore Statement at:   http://www.singaporestatement.org/statement.html

- The journal does not take responsibility and/or takes part in eventual lawsuits related to the published articles.

-The veracity of the information and of the bibliographic citations is of exclusive responsibility of the authors.

Submission of manuscripts will only be accepted when submitted electronically using the following link:
http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/babt-scielo

The BABT/its Editors strongly condemn plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Authors must make sure that the content is unpublished and original. Previously published ideas should be properly cited in accordance with the norms.
The submitted manuscripts are pre-evaluated in its conformity to the norms, consistence, grammatical quality and English language. The authors need to observe the content referring to scientific relevance and/or technological and originality. Manuscripts accepted in this stage will be forwarded for review by specialists and sent for judgment by at least two referees. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship, shall be taken very seriously by the Editors.

When submitting a manuscript, please check:

- If article complains with all BABT´s rules indicated in this guideline,

- If article encompass the right category (original article, review, short note or letter to editor). Sometimes a good article is rejected due to wrong category, like a good short note was categorized as original article.

- The names of the authors must appear only in the platform´s register and not in the manuscript, to double-blind trial.

- The authors should indicate five specialists in the same area of the manuscript who may eventually contribute to the evaluation process. The authors should not indicate coworkers specialists or from the author´s department/Institution for ethic issues.

Authorship 
Any changes regarding the inclusion, exclusion or reorganization of author’s names in the manuscript must be formally requested during the process of evaluation. The document might be forwarded by the SciELO system (ScholarOne platform), dated and assigned by all authors, still including the confirmation of inclusion or exclusion, containing:

- Article title,
- Reason for the change,
- Author’s names organized.

There is no fee for on line access, submission and evaluation articles.

In order to assist authors in relation to the Journal terms, in Figure 1 shows a timeline with the typical time between submission and publication of the article.

Fig 1: Typical time regarding the process of submission articles

 

Organization of the manuscript

The manuscript must be organized according to the following categories

Research paper: the file must contain Title, Running title, Abstract (maximum 250 words), Key words (three to six), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and References. The maximum numbers of the pages are 12 (single space typed using Times New Roman font).

Short note: the file must contain title, authors and affiliations, abstract (maximum 50 words), three to six key-words; text not divided in topics; acknowledgements (optional), references. The maximum numbers of the pages are 6 (single space typed using Times New Roman font).

Review: the file must contain title, authors and affiliations, abstract (up to 250 words), six key-words, text with subtitles, acknowledgements (optional) and references. The maximum numbers of the pages are 12 (single space typed using Roman Font).

Letter to Editor: the file must contain title, authors and affiliations, abstract (maximum 50 words), three to six key-words; text not divided in topics; acknowledgements (optional), references. The maximum numbers of the pages are 3 (single space typed using Times New Roman font).


The manuscript must be arranged in the following order:

Title 
Must be precise, clearly reflecting the content of the manuscript.

Running Title
Must be short, reflecting the content of the manuscript.

Abstract 
Must be prepared as concise as possible, describing the goal and the results of the study.

Key-words
Must present terms or subjects that represent the content of the manuscript, which will be used in the index of the article.

Introduction 
Must present the purpose of the study, clearly presenting the explanations and objectives of the article, offering information, which allows the reader to properly evaluate the presented results, specifying what new progress was obtained from research. The introduction must not contain data or conclusions from the referred manuscript.

Materials and Methods 
Must offer, in a clear and concise way, enough information allowing other researchers to reproduce the study. Standardized techniques don't need to be described in details.

Results and Discussion 
These sections can be presented separately or in a combined way.

Results
Must offer a concise description of the results obtained in the necessary experiments to sustain the conclusions of the research. The section can be divided in sub-sections, each of them with a subtitle. Do not repeat in the text all the data presented in tables or illustrations that may be used when necessary.

Discussion 
This section should be limited to the content of the new information, relating them to the pre-existing knowledge. Only the indispensable citations must be included.

Conclusions 
The main conclusions must be presented in a concise and clear way.

Acknowledgments 
This section is optional. Must be brief, used to thank/quote people, scholarships, projects and support received from organisms of promotion. The names of the financing organizations must be fully written.

References 
Only the citations included in the text must be presented, being referenced and organized in numerical order, superscript numeral in the main text, considering the last name of the first author. See Figure 2 (below) for guidance. Non-published results must not be included in the references list. Only article in ahead of print and with d.o.i or e-pub can be refereed. Observe that all references given in the list should be cited in the text and vice versa.

Fig 2: General aspect of manuscript with key-notes for author’s guidance.

 

Preparation of the manuscript

The manuscript must be prepared in one column with maximum 12 pages (single space typed using Times New Roman font) for original and review manuscripts, maximum 6 pages short notes and 3 pages for letter do editor (single space typed using Times New Roman font, including tables, graphics, figures, images and references) in WORD (.doc) format, paper size A-4 (210x297 cm), with margins (2.5 cm left, right 2.0 cm, top and bottom 3.0 cm).

- Save the file in .doc Format. 
- The journal is published online, so figures can be in color form.
- Abbreviations of terms and symbols should follow the recommendations of the units according to SI (International Systems of Units).
- Scientific names: The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature and International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants must be observed.

Title (Font 18 and Bold)

With initials capitalized up to 250 characters.

Running title (Font 12): 
With up to 40 characters.

Authors and institutional affiliation 
There must not be information that identifies authorship, institutional address or e-mail in the manuscript. This information will be registered at the moment of the submission of the manuscript and put in the article only after its acceptation.

Abstract (Font 12 and bold) 
Text - Font 10, italicized with up to 200 words (100 words for short notes). The Font style must be normal for scientific names, being highlighted in the text.

Key-words (Font 10 and bold) 
Font 10, separated by a comma. There must be at least 3 (three) and up to 6 (six) terms.

INTRODUCTION (Font 12, bold and caps lock) 
Text - Font 11, 1 column, simple space and no tabulation in the paragraphs.

MATERIAL AND METHODS (Font 12, bold and caps lock) 
Text - Font 11, one column, simple space and no tabulation in the paragraphs.
For Titles and Subtitles, use the following levels:
• First level - Other sections can be created: uppercase, font 12, bold.
• Second level: only the first letter of each word is uppercase, font 11, bold
• Third level: only the first letter of each word is uppercase, font 11, italicized.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION (Font 11, bold and caps lock)
Text - Font 11, 1 column, simple space and no tabulation in the paragraphs.

CONCLUSIONS (Font 12, bold and caps lock) 
Text - Font 11, 1 column, simple space and no tabulation in the paragraphs.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (Font 12, bold and caps lock) 
Text - Font 11, simple space and no tabulation in the paragraphs.

REFERENCES (Font 12) 
Reference list should be in Font 10, with special tabulation of 0.3 cm, being referenced and organized in numerical order. The full list of references, at the end of the article, must follow the Vancouver style see link below: (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html). 
- The titles of the journals must be abbreviated as Braz Arch Biol Technol.
- The format for the list of journal abbreviations can be found at:
• In the specific journal, or
• ISI Journal Title Abbreviations. http://www.efm.leeds.ac.uk/~mark/ISIabbr/ ; or
• Biological Journals and Abbreviations, or
• Index Medicus - abbreviations of journal titles, or
• Title Word Abbreviations: http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php 
- All references cited in the text should be in the references list and vice versa.

- List of references: 
The full list of references, at the end of the article, must follow the Vancouver style (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html) in numerical order.

- Important Note: 
There will be no restrictions on the reference article source language, despite the recommendation be in English, however the title should be translated and presented in English, between brackets.

- Journal Article 
Author(s) of the article. Title of the article. Title of the journal, abbreviated italicized. Date of publication; volume (number/supplement): initial-final page of the article.

Examples:
- One author up to six authors: Pandey A. Recent developments in solid-state fermentation. Process Biochem. 1992; 27: 109-117.
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002; 347(4): 284-287.

- More than six authors: (list the first six authors followed by "et al.") Arakaki AH, Vandenberghe LPS, Thomaz Soccol V, Masaki R, Rosa Filho EF, Gregório A, et al. Optimization of Biomass Production with Copper Bioaccumulation by Yeasts in Submerged Fermentation. Braz Arch Biol Technol. 2011; 54(5): 1027-1032.

- Web article 
Author(s) of the article. Title of the article. Title of the journal abbreviated italicized [journal in the internet]. Date of publication [date of accession]; volume (number): number of pages. Available from: address of the website.

Example: 
Nandan A, Gaurav A, Pandey A, Nampoothiri KM. Arginine specific aminopeptidase from Lactobacillus brevis. Braz Arch Biol Technol [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2011 Oct. 19]; 53 (6): 1443-1450. Available from: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_pdf&pid=S151689132010000600021&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=en

- In books 
Authors. Book title. Edition. City: Publisher; Year.
Example:
Tengerdy RP. Solid substrate fermentation for enzyme production. In: Pandey A, editor. Advances in Biotechnology. New Delhi: Educational Publishers & Distributors; 1998.

- Chapter in book 
Authors. Chapter Title. In: Editors. Book title. Edition. City: Publisher; Year. Pages of citation.
Example:
Tengerdy RP. Solid substrate fermentation for enzyme production. In: Pandey A, editor. Advances in Biotechnology. New Delhi: Educational Publishers & Distributors; 1998. p. 13-16.

- In conferences 
Author(s) of the work. Title of the presented work. In: responsible editor(s) for the event (if any). Title of the event: Proceedings of … title of the event; date of the event; place of the event. City of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Initial- final page of the work.
Example: 
SEMINÁRIO BRASILEIRO DE EDUCAÇÃO, 3., 1993, Brasília. Anais.Brasília: MEC, 1994. 300 p.

- Part of Website/ homepage
Author(s) of the homepage (if any). Title [homepage on the internet]. City: institution; date(s) of register [date of the last update with the expression "updated in"; date of access with the expression "accessed in"]. Title of the part of the homepage. Available from: website address.

UNITS AND ABBREVIATIONS 
The "SI" system must be used. In the case of other units, they must be added in parentheses. Only the standard abbreviations for the units must be used. Dots must not be included in the abbreviations.

TABLES 
Must be numbered consecutively in Arabic digits and inserted in proper place in the text. A brief and descriptive title must be included above each table and the explanations put below as a subtitle.

Formatting of Tables: 
- Title and content: Font Times New Roman 10.
- Footnotes: Font Times New Roman 9.
- Width 16.5 cm. 
- Vertical and Diagonal lines must not be used in tables. 
- The tables must be elaborated and edited in cells, using the resources of the text editor. Observation: Tables in figure format (jpg, tiff or png) are not accepted, or that contain lines drawn.

FIGURES 
Must be numbered consecutively in Arabic digits and cited in the text in numerical order.
- Figures should be submitted preferably in color. 
- Letters and numbers must have readable size after reduction or print, use the following fonts: Times New Roman, 18.
-Images must be adjusted to the width (16.5 cm) of the page, and must be smaller than the page to allow the inclusion of the subtitle.
- Figures must be presented in separated file and in .tiff format with a minimum of 300 dpi.
Illustrations must be cited in the text with the word "Figure", without being abbreviated when it is part of a sentence. When it appears in parentheses, it must be abbreviated "(Fig.)". 
- When figures present different parts, each one must be indicated by uppercase (Fig. 1 A, B, C, etc).
- Page charges: there will be no page charges.

COMPLETING PUBLISHING PROCESS
- Proofs: After the layout, the manuscript is converted to pdf (proof sheet) and forwarded to the authors for approval. The Proofs must return to the Editorial Production in a maximum of 1 week. Other changes after this stage, in the approved manuscript, won't be accepted.

Alana Marielle R G Kluczkovski, DSc
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
Rua Prof. Algacyr Munhoz Mader 3775-CIC
81350-010 Curitiba-PR, Brazil
Tel.: + 5541-3395-2018

Email: babt@tecpar.br

 

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Rua Prof. Algacyr Munhoz Mader 3775-CIC
81350-010 Curitiba-PR, Brazil
Tel.: +5541-3395-2018


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