When submitting the article, the authors must send a cover letter to the editor,
summarizing the findings of his manuscript, showing that it is in the interest of the
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology to publish it, that it is original and has
been not submitted or published previously elsewhere. Moreover, the cover letter
should clearly address Biology or Technology area of Knowledge. And that there are
no conflicts of interest associated with the manuscript and meet all applicable
standards regarding the ethics of experimentation and research, and there are no
duplicate publications, fraud, plagiarism, or concerns about animal or human
The cover letter must follow the template form attached here.
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. In addition, 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.
1. For submission of manuscripts, the authors must inform their ORCID ID,
without this data, the manuscript will be returned. https://orcid.org/
2. The manuscript must be submitted in accordance with the available template
and within all BABT submission policies. If the manuscript does not meet the
submission criteria, it will be returned to the author for the necessary
The template details the sections that can be used in a manuscript. Sections that are
not mandatory are listed as such. The section titles given are for Articles. Review
papers have a more flexible structure. Please use the styles present on the template.
Manuscript must have a maximum of 15 pages including all article elements as
figures, tables, and references. Longer manuscripts will be immediately rejected.
For any questions, please contact the editorial office of the journal on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The template can be found attached here. Below is a guide to the styles contained in
Title (Font: Arial 20 and Bold)
Must be precise, clearly reflecting the content of the manuscript. (Put each word in
Author's full name 1 (Font: Arial 10 and Bold)
https://orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000 (Font: Arial 10)
Affiliation must be submitted in English, as example:
University, College, Department, City, State, Country;
(Font: Arial 10)
Running Title (Font: Arial 9)
Must be short, reflecting the content of the manuscript. (Maximum 40 characters).
Research highlights concisely summarize the core findings and provide readers with an
overview of the paper. They include three to five bullet points describing the main
achievements of the research (e.g., results or conclusions) and highlight what is unique
about the study.
Include 3 to 5 highlights.
Maximum 85 characters in each highlight including spaces.
Only the core results of the paper should be covered.
Write the research highlight in the present tense.
Be concise and specific.
Abstract (Font: Arial 11 and Bold)
A single paragraph of about 250 words maximum. For research articles, abstracts
should give a pertinent overview of the work. We strongly encourage authors to use the
following style of structured abstracts, but without headings: (1) Background: Place the
question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; (2)
Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or treatments applied; (3) Results:
Summarize the article's main findings; and (4) Conclusion: Indicate the main
conclusions or interpretations. The abstract should be an objective representation of
the article, it must not contain results that are not presented and substantiated in the
main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusion. (Text: Font Arial 11).
Keywords (Font: Arial 11 and Bold)
keyword 1; keyword 2; keyword 3. List three to ten pertinent keywords specific to the
article; yet reasonably common within the subject discipline. (Text: Font Arial 11).
Graphical Abstract (Optional)
A Graphical Abstract is a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main
findings of the article. This could either be the concluding figure from the article or a
figure that is specially designed for the purpose, which captures the content of the
article for readers at a single glance.
Introduction (Font: Arial 11, Bold and Caps Lock)
The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is
important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current
state of the research field should be reviewed carefully, and key publications cited.
Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally,
briefly mention the main aim of the work. References should be numbered in order of
appearance and indicated by a numeral or numerals in square brackets, e.g.,  or
[2,3], or [4–6]. See the end of the document for further details on references. (Text:
Font Arial 11).
Materials and Methods (Font: Arial 11, Bold and Caps Lock)
Material and Methods should be described with sufficient details to allow others to
replicate and build on published results. Please note that publication of your manuscript
implicates that you must make all materials, data, computer code, and protocols
associated with the publication available to readers. Please disclose at the submission
stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information in cover letter. New
methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods
can be briefly described and appropriately cited. This section may be divided by
subheadings as reported below. (Text: Font Arial 11).
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 Arial 10.
- Footnotes: Font Arial 10.
- 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.
Must be numbered consecutively in Arabic digits and cited in the text in numerical
- Figures should be submitted preferably in color.
-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
Illustrations must be cited in the text with the word "Figure", without being abbreviated
when it is part of a sentence.
- When figures present different parts, each one must be indicated by uppercase (Fig.
1 A, B, C, etc.).
Formulas and Equations
Formulas and equations must not be in image format.
Results (Font: Arial 11, Bold and Caps Lock)
This section may be also divided by subheadings. It should provide a concise and
accurate description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the
experimental conclusion that can be drawn. (Text: Font Arial 11).
Discussion (Font: Arial 11, Bold and Caps Lock)
Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of
previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications
should be discussed in the broadest context possible. Future research directions may
also be highlighted. (Text: Font Arial 11).
Conclusions (Font: Arial 11, Bold and Caps Lock)
This section is not mandatory but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is
unusually long or complex. (Text: Font Arial 11).
Patents (Font: Arial 11, Bold and Caps Lock)
This section is not mandatory but may be added if there are patents resulting from the
work reported in this manuscript. (Text: Font Arial 10)
Funding (Font: Arial 10 and Bold)
Please add: "This research received no external funding" or "This research was funded
by NAME OF FUNDER, grant number XXX". Check carefully that the details given are
accurate. (Text: Font Arial 10)
Acknowledgments (Font: Arial 10 and Bold)
In this section you can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the
author contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical
support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments). (Text: Font Arial
Conflicts of Interest (Font: Arial 10 and Bold)
Declare conflicts of interest or state, "The authors declare no conflict of interest."
Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be
perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported
research results. Any role of the funders in the design of the study; in the collection,
analyses or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to
publish the results must be declared in this section. If there is no role, please state,
"The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or
interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the
results". (Text: Font Arial 10).
References (Font Arial 11, Bold and Caps Lock)
References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including citations in
tables and legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. We
recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as
EndNote, Reference Manager or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated
references. In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and
placed before the punctuation; for example , [1–3] or [1,3].
Reference list should be in Font 10, with organized in numerical order. The full list of
references, at the end of the article, must follow the Vancouver style:
- References Guide:
- 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
1. Save the file in .doc or .docx format.
2. The file name should be the manuscript ID