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General instructions

 Manuscripts are accepted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. The text should be sent through the SciElo system by accessing the address (EngenhariaAgricolaSiteScieloInglesJan2016.docx). The Editorial board checks the text for plagiarism, scope and format. Each article is submitted to at least three reviewers. Once accepted, the articles submitted in Portuguese and Spanish should be translated into English by companies indicated by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts submitted in English will be revised by them.

In addition to the manuscript, the corresponding author should send a message to, informing the nature of the article (scientific, technical or revision) and attaching the deposit receipt for the payment of the processing fee and assuming responsibility for other authors, if any, as co-responsible for the scientific content of the article, according to Article 5 of Law No. 9610, which treats of the Copyright Law.

The article sent to this journal should not have being submitted for publication to another agency, nor have been previously published, except in abstract form at scientific meeting. The correspondent author should sing a declaration form and send it to Engenharia Agricola.

2  Fees
2.1. Submission and publication
The submission fee is R$ 90.00 (ninety Reais), if the firs author is associated to SBEA and up to date with annuity, otherwise the fee is R$ 310.00 (three hundred ten Reais).
The publication fee is R$ 110.00 (one hundred ten Reais).
The receipts should be sent to
Once assigned to the evaluation, the amount paid will not be refunded in case of cancellation and / or refusal of the article.
2.2. Translation and review
The translation of the articles submitted in Portuguese and Spanish and the review of the articles submitted in English will be paid by the author directly to the companies indicated by the editorial committee.

3.  Guidelines for manuscript preparation
3.1. Configuration
- Suppress author names and affiliation;
- Color figures are allowed (photos, graphs, diagrams, etc) limited to 2.0 Mb;
- Measurement unites should follow the International Unit System;
- Processor: MSWord 7.0 or later
- Paper size: A4 (21 x 29.7 cm)
- Maximum number of pages: 20
- Line Spacing: 2
- Font for the text: Times New Roman 12
- Font for the header / footnote: Times New Roman 9
- Margins: 2 cm on all sides of the paper
- Number lines on the pages: file / page setup / layout / number of lines / numbering lines /continuous
- Paragraph: 1.0 cm
- Maximum file size: 2.0 Mb
- Identification of the authors: upon advised on the acceptance of the article, the corresponding author shall submit to SciElo system a document containing: final manuscript title, followed by the full names of authors in the same order of publication. Authors should be the same as those registered in the system at the time of submission. They cannot be changed, except with express written consent of each of the original authors. Each name must be followed by a superscripted numbers in sequence.  Below the names, separated by a space, a list of the numerical order in respect of each author should be included. In this list, the numbers come first in superscript and in front of each number, in normal text, it must contain the respective author, title, institution, department, etc. and a definite e-mail address.
3.2 Category
The manuscripts can be of the following nature: 1. Scientific article, 2. Technical article, and 3. Review article.
3.2.1 Scientific Article
Scientific articles refer to reports of original research, with well-defined hypothesis, giving prestige to innovation issues. The text should include the items, always highlighted in capital letters and bold unnumbered paragraph and, leaving two spaces (ENTER twice) after the previous item and a space (ENTER once) to begin the text, in the following order: Title, name of the authors, abstract, keywords, Material and methods, Results, Conclusion, Acknowledgments and References.
TITLE: Centralized, should be clear and concise, allowing prompt identification of the content of the study, trying to avoid words like: analysis, study and evaluation. An index number overwritten as called footnotes could be followed by the title for possible explanation in the case of article presented in congress, extracted from dissertation or thesis, or to indicate the funding agency of the research.
AUTHORS: The number of authors should be the minimum possible, considering only people who have had effective participation at the study, able to respond for it in whole or in essential parts. With rare exceptions, the authors could not be more than five and, in any case, the Editorial Board may request justifications to explain the presence of the authors at the research. It is not allowed to change the author (s) in the article after the beginning of the proceedings.
In the On-Line System, in the summary of the biography, identify the author (s) as follows: for the first author: professional qualification, occupation, place of work and address, as follows: Agricultural Eng. Prof. PhD, Department of Agricultural Engineering, UNESP / Jaboticabal - SP Phone: (0xx16) 3209.2637, For the other authors: professional qualification, occupation and place of work, as follows: Agricultural Eng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Rural Engineering, UNESP / Botucatu - SP. This information will only be inserted after the approval of the article.
ABSTRACT: The text should start on the same line of the item, be clear, succinct and mandatorily explain the intended objectives, trying to justify its importance (not including references), the main procedures adopted, the most significant results and conclusions, containing a maximum of 14 lines. Below should appear the KEYWORDS (six at most, trying not repeating the title) written in lowercase. A full version of the Abstract in English must be presented as follow: TITLE, ABSTRACT and KEYWORDS.
INTRODUCTION: Ramblings should be avoided, using recent literature (past 5 years and preferably from periodic) and appropriate to formulate the problems addressed and the justification of the importance of the subject, making very clear the objective of the study, using at most 50 lines.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Depending on the nature of the study, a characterization of the experimental area must be inserted, making clear the conditions under which the research was accomplished. When the standard methods are used only the reference will be enough, otherwise is required description of the procedures used, adjustments promoted, etc. Measurement units and symbols should follow the International System.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Illustrations, graphics and photographs must be submitted with sufficient detail and size for the final composition, preferably in the same position of the text, could be colored and must also present the title in English. Graphics: may have colored parts, and the x and y axes with 1/2 pt, described with the same type and size of letters in the text (Times New Roman 12) and the legend in the lower position of it. They must be numbered in consecutive Arabic numerals. Tables: avoid extensive tables and superfluous data, privileging average data; adapt their sizes to the usable space of the paper and place, wherever possible, only continuous horizontal lines, their captions should be concise and self-explanatory and should also display the title in English. Photographs: can be colored. In the discussion, compare the results with the data obtained in the Bibliography.
CONCLUSIONS: These should be based exclusively on the results of the study. Avoid repetition of results in subsequent listing, confronting what was obtained with the goals initially set. The conclusions should be written to facilitate interpretation of the article, without consulting other items of it.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Enter it, if any, after conclusions, succinctly.
REFERENCES: Should be mentioned only the essential, which is generally not observed in the case of articles originating from thesis. Include only those mentioned in the text and tables, graphs or illustrations, appearing in alphabetical order and in capital letters. Avoid quoting abstracts, unpublished articles and personal communication. At least 70% of the references should be in the last 5 years and 70% of periodic articles. The references in the text must also appear in capital letters, followed by the date:

SOUZA & SILVA (2005), or (SOUZA & SILVA, 2005), existing other references of the same author in the same year (other publications), it will be identified with lowercase letters (a, b, c) after the year of publication: SOUZA & SILVA (2005 a). When there are three or more authors, in the text will be quoted only the first author followed by et al., but in the final bibliography list other names should also appear. In quotation from quotation, identifies the directly consulted article, the author and / or the article mentioned in it as indicated: SILVA (2000) cited by PESSOA (2006). Quote at least two articles of the Agricultural Engineering Journal and include bibliographic citations in the discussion and in the methodology. Any questions, please refer to NBR-6023 (August 2002) of ABNT. Following are some examples placed:
Journals / Periodicals
ALVES, S. P., RODRIGUES, E.H.V. Tree shading and orientation of poultry facilities. Agricultural Engineering, v.24, n.2, p.241-5, May / Aug. 2004.
Journals / Periodic by electronic means
Pandorfi, H., Silva, IJO, Guiselini, C.; PITY, SMS Use of fuzzy logic in the characterization of the productive environment for pregnant breeding. Agricultural Engineeringv. 27, n. 1, 2007. Available at --- Accessed on: September 24, 2007.
PRADO, R. M.; NATALE, W.; FURLANI, C.E.A. Mechanized management activities for crop establishment. Jaboticabal: Brazilian Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2002. 99 p. (Agricultural Engineering Series)
Book chapters or similar articles
CARVALHO, J. A. Basic Hydraulics. In: MIRANDA, J. H.; PIRES, R.C.M. Irrigation. Jaboticabal: Brazilian Association of Agricultural Engineering, 2003. v.2, p.1-106. (Agricultural Engineering Series).
Annals of congresses, symposia, scientific and technical meetings
MARINI, V.K.; ROMANO, L.N.; Dallmeyer, A.U. The analysis of the agricultural operation as basis for defining functional requirements in the development of agricultural machinery. In Brazilian Congress of Agricultural Engineering: 35. 2006, João Pessoa. Annals ... João Pessoa: Brazilian Association of Agricultural Engineering, 2006. 1 CD-ROM.
Monographs, dissertations, theses
CORTEZ, JW. Soybean sowing density and depth of deposition of the fertilizer in tillage. 2007. 87 f. Dissertation (Master in Crop Production) - São Paulo State University, University of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Jaboticabal, 2007.
Cartographical document (map, aerial photography, satellite image, digital satellite image)
BRAZIL and part of South America: political, school, road, tourism and regional map. São Paulo: Michalany, 1981. 1 map, color. 79 cm x 95 cm. Scale 1:600.000.
GCI - GEOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE (São Paulo, SP). Lins Tupã Project: aerial photo. São Paulo, 1986. Fx 28, n.15. Scale 1:35.000.
LANDSAT TM5. São José dos Campos: National Institute for Space Research, 1987-1988. Satellite image. Channels 3, 4 and colorful composition 3, 4 and 5. Scale 1:100,000.
UNITED STATES. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. GOES-08: SE. 13 July 1999, 17:45Z. IR04. Itajai: UNIVALI. Satellite Image: 1999071318. GIF: 557 Kb.
Public agencies, institutions, associations
ABNT. BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL STANDARDS. NBR 10520: Information and Documentation: citations in documents: presentation. Rio de Janeiro, 2002.
EMBRAPA. BRAZILIAN COMPANY OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH. Brazilian system of soil classification. Brasilia, 1999. 412 p.
BRAZIL. National Petroleum Agency. Biodiesel: new prospects for sustainability. Rio de Janeiro, 2002. 27 p.
EQUATIONS: All equations that are part of the text should be aligned with the paragraph and numbered as follows:
y = ax + b                            (1)
in which
y - speed m s-1;
a - angular coefficient;
x - speed, rpm, and
b - linear coefficient.

3.2.2. Technical Article
 Should portray advances in theories, methodologies and techniques, without a hypothesis presentation. When dealing with the case study, the conclusions should present proposals. It should be written in technical language, easy to understand, on matters of interest to the Agricultural Engineering by author(s) showing experience on the subject dealt, allowing guidance to the different users of Agricultural Engineering. It only justifies submitting articles that bring contribution on the subject and not just personal cases or restricted interest. With freer style than in scientific articles, technical articles should, in most cases, include the following items: Title, Author(s), Abstract, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, description of the subject, Conclusions and References. It is noteworthy that the authors and the footnote of their identification will be included only after the approval of the article. For the writing of these items should be followed the same guidelines for scientific articles, with the following particular conditions:

Header: TECHNICAL ARTICLE should appear in the header of the first page, in capital letters, underlined, in bold, centered and spaced 1.1 cm from the top edge.

Introduction: should contain brief background, explaining the importance, the current status of the subject, relying on literature review, and make clear the aim of the article.

Subject description: with different titles that can be divided into sub-items, the matter should be discussed, pointing up the theoretical basis, bringing experiences and recommendations, discussing and criticizing situations, based on the fullest bibliography and technical standards on the subject.

Conclusions: When appropriate, should be written in a clear and concise manner, consistent with the goal established. Should not be a simple resubmission of other paragraphs of the article.

3.2.3. Review Article: is the presentation of a study by gathering, analyzing and discussing an issue of importance to the Agricultural Engineering, and based on extensive literature search, allowing compilation of existing knowledge. Although with more stylistic freedom than in scientific articles, review articles should contain the following items: Title, Author(s), Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Review, Conclusions and References. For the writing of these items should be followed the same guidelines for composition of scientific articles, with the following particular conditions:

Header: REVIEW ARTICLE should appear on the front page headline in capital letters, underlined, in bold, centered and spaced 1.1 cm from the top edge.

Introduction: should contain brief background, placing the importance, the current status of the subject and purpose of the review.

Review: follow the standards of the journal citation. If necessary, it can be divided by subjects in sub items. The essay should be critical and not just mere exposure of the issues; it must present a logical sequence in order of subjects and / or chronological. Whenever possible, should contain an analysis of comparative studies on the subject dealt.

Conclusions: should be presented clearly and concisely, consistent with the goals established. It should not be a simple restatement of paragraphs of the review.


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