ISSN 0104-7760 printed version
ISSN 2317-6342 online version



Scope and Policy

CERNE is a journal of the Federal University of Lavras which mission is to publish original articles representing relevant contribution to the knowledge of Forestry Science (Forest ecology, Forest Management, Silviculture, Technology of Forest Products).

Manuscripts submitted may be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish, must be original, in accordance with the magazine publication rules and not yet published or submitted for publication in any other periodic or dissemination vehicles. Its content (data, ideas, opinions and concepts) is the sole responsibility of the author(s). When necessary, it should be certified that the research was approved by the Ethics and Biosafety sector of the institution to which the author responsible for the submission of the manuscript belongs.

By submitting the article, the authors agree that its copyright is automatically transferred to Cerne. The authors may use the article after its publication without the permission of Cerne, provided that the credits are given to the Journal.

In the process of publication, the submitted manuscript is evaluated preliminarily by the executive editor that checks whether it meets the scope of the magazine and follows the guidelines of the journal. In this pre-analysis, the manuscript may not be accepted for publication or be preliminarily accepted and forwarded to the analysis of the scientific editor. The scientific editor reviews the merit of the work, and if it is considered with potential to be published, it is sent to the evaluation of at least two reviewers (referees). Based on the reviewers’ advice, the scientific editor recommends or the manuscript acceptance to the editorial board. Finally, the editorial board decides whether or not the article should be published.


Form and  preparation of  manuscripts

The manuscript submitted for publication should be typed in the word processor Microsoft Word for Windows, obeying the following specifications:

Spacing of the text: double spacing;

Margins: lateral, lower and upper margins three cm.

Indent of the first line: 12.5 mm

Paper: A4 format

Font: Times New Roman, size 12

Number of pages: up to 16 pages, numbered consecutively, including the illustrations

Tables: Tables should be part of the body of the paper and they must be presented in Word or Excel. The title should be above and be presented in the language in which the article was written and in English. The vertical lines separating the columns should not appear.

Graphs/Figures/Photographs: must be presented in black and white or in color (if extremely necessary), clear and with contrast, inserted in the text after citation and also in a separate file saved in extension “tif” or “jpg”, with resolution of 300 dpi. The title should be below and presented in the language in which the article was written and in English.

Symbols and chemical formula: must be presented using a word processor that permits a format InDesign.

Structure and organization

The article should be presented in the following sequence:

Title: in English language, containing no more than 15 words in capital letters and bold.

For articles written in English the title should also be presented in Portuguese.

Authors: full names, with call for baseboard note with the following information: author’s profession and academic titles and name of the institution to which the authors belong, followed by the address, ZIP CODE, city, state and e-mail address.

Abstract: should be informative and condensed and should explain the objectives, material and methods, results and conclusion of the work in a maximum of 250 words all written in one paragraph.

For articles written in English the abstract should also be presented in Portuguese.

Key words: minimum of three and maximum of five. They should not repeat words that are already in the title. These may include phrases as well as individual words and should be separate by commas.

For articles written in English the key-words should also be presented in Portuguese.

1. Introduction: should present a concise vision of the current level of knowledge that has been achieved within the subject area that the paper will discuss. It should neither give an extensive review nor should it include details about the results and discussion. It should clearly indicate the objectives of the research that was carried out. This section can not contain sub-titles.

2. Material and Methods: this section can contain subdivisions, with subtitles in bold print.

3. Results and Discussion: this section can have subsection which begins with concise, descriptive titles in bold print.

4. Conclusions (optional)

5. Acknowledgements (if applicable)

6. References: they should follow citation norms both in the text and in the appropriated section.

The items Abstract and key-words should be located in the beginning of the left margin of the text and the other items must be centralized. The sub-items should be preceded of two Arabic numerals, initiated with capital letters and positioned in the left margin of the text.


Send of the manuscripts

The manuscript submitted for publication should be sent electronically to the e-mail


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Departamento de Ciências Florestais
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Minas Gerais - Brasil
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