ISSN 1516-8913 printed version
ISSN 1678-4324 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

General Information

The journal Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology BABT publishes:
Original articles of research;
Short communications;
Review 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 its submission for the first time by an English speaker and, preferably, scientific experience in the area).

The submission of a manuscript to the 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 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

- Manuscripts submitted to BABT should not contain plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct;

- 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 authors are entirely responsible for their texts and must sign and submit the Authorship Responsibility and Copyright Transfer Statements in accordance with the attached model. The BABT strongly condemns 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, 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.

When submitting a manuscript, please check:

- The names of the authors must appear only in the register and not in the manuscript, to double-blind trial
- The authors should indicate five specialists of the same area of the manuscript who may eventually contribute to the evaluation process.

Authorship

Any changes regarding the inclusion, exclusion or reorganization of names of authors in the manuscript must be formally requested during the process of evaluation. The document might be forwarded by the Scielo system (ScholarOne plataform), dated and signed by all authors, still including the confirmation of inclusion or exclusion, containing:

- Article title;
- Reason for the change;
- Names of the authors organized.

Publication Ethics Statement

Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) is committed to maintain high standard through a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship, should be taken very seriously by the editors with zero tolerance. SCIRP follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and follows the COPE Flowcharts for Resolving Cases of Suspected Misconduct. The submitted manuscript should not have been previously published in any form and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

 

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 communications: 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).

Reviews: 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).

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 presented 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 alphabetic order, considering the last name of the first author. 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.

 

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 and maximum 6 pages (single space typed using Times New Roman font) for short notes (including tables, graphics, figures, images and references) in MS-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 in printed form only in gray scale. In online publication, 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 words.

Running title (Font 12):
with up to 40 words.

Authors and institutional affiliation
There must not be information that identifies authorship, institutional address or e-mail in the manuscript. These informations are 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 retreat in the paragraphs.

MATERIAL AND METHODS (Font 12, bold and caps lock)
Text - Font 11, one column, simple space and no retreat 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 retreat in the paragraphs.

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

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

REFERENCES (Font 12)
Reference list should be in Font 10, with special retreat of 0.3 cm, being referenced and organized in alphabetic order, considering the last name of the first author. 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 like: Braz Arch Biol Technol.

The abbreviation of the journal list of abbreviations to be consulted:

• 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.

- For citation in the text, use the author' s last name and the date:
One author: Bacila (1946) or (Bacila 1946).

Two authors:
(Maack and Bodziak 1946) or Maack and Bodziak (1946).

Three or more authors:
Last name of the first author followed by et al. Bacila et al.
(1946) or (Bacila et al. 1946).

Obs 1: more than one reference from the same author (s) in the same year, must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc, put after the year of publication. (Bacila et al. 1910a, 1910b)
Obs 2: When several authors are cited in the text, the citation should be presented in chronologically order (George et al. 2004; Ilahy et al. 2011; Pinela et al. 2012).

- 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) and should be placed first alphabetically, then numbered chronologically.

Important Note:
All the cited references should be from the journals in English language (no non-English language reference should be included).

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:
Soccol CR, Pandey A, Larroche C. Fermentation Processes Engineering in the Food Industry. 1. ed. New York: CRCPress, 2013, 510p .

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:
Vitola, FMD, Miyaoka M, Bellettini MB; Santos LF; Thomaz-Soccol V, Soccol, CR. Vermiculite as a support for the cryopreservation of Agaricus subrufescens mycelium. In: VII International Symposium on mushrooms in Brazil, 2013, Manaus. Anais VII International Symposium on mushrooms in Brazil. Brasília: Embrapa; 2013. v. 1. p. 386-386.

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 must be presented in gray scale, clear and with high contrast, in press form. Only online publication the figures can be in color form.
- 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 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.
-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 the stipulated date (72 hours). Other changes in the original manuscript won' t be accepted in this stage.

Prof. Dr. Carlos R. Soccol
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
Rua Prof. Algacyr Munhoz Mader 3775-CIC
81350-010 Curitiba-PR, Brazil
Tel.: +55-41-3316-3012/3316-3052
Email: babt@tecpar.br

 

 

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