ISSN 1519-6984 printed version
ISSN 1678-4375 online version



Basic information

The first issue of the Brazilian Journal of Biology was published in April 1941 under the name Revista Brasileira de Biologia, after the establishment of Sociedade de Biologia do Brasil and it was financed by the philanthropist Guilherme Guinle. Only in 1971 the journal came to be published by Academia Brasileira de Ciências. As from 1998, it has been published by Instituto Internacional de Ecologia, and in 2000 had its name modified to Brazilian Journal of Biology.

Its purpose is to publish articles with the results of original research in any branch of Biological Sciences. The Editorial board coordinates the assessment of the articles submitted. It is a quarterly publication.

The abbreviation of its title is Braz. J. Biol. , and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.



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The journal is indexed by:

Thomson Reuters/ISI Web of Knowledge: Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch) - Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition - Master Journal List, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Records; Aqualine Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Entomological Abstracts; Helmintological Abstracts; Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology; Review of Agricultural; Sumários de Revistas Brasileiras; Selective Indexation at the ASFA database; All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information - Abstracts Journal Index Medicus; ProQuest Environmental Science Collection; Scopus Content Selection (Elsevier); MEDLINE/PubMed; LILACS; SCIELO e no Qualis da Capes.


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The journal is financially supported by:

  • Programa de Apoio a Publicações Científicas do Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia (MCT), Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), e Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP)




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