ISSN 2317-1537 printed version
ISSN 2317-1545 on-line version



Basic Information

The Brazilian seed program has started in the 60s with the increasing production of wheat seeds. However, soon after its beginning some barriers were detected on its development; and to overcome those barriers, the government has prepared a project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), called AGIPLAN (Governmental Action for Implantation of the National Plan of Seeds). The plan has had a strong subproject on personnel capacitation at different academic levels, including Master and Doctoral degrees. The project lasted until 1976, and has granted graduation scholarships to over 100 professionals at both Master and Doctoral degree levels, who soon began producing technical-scientific results; however, without a specific Journal to publicize their work. Thus, starting from 1979, the Brazilian Journal of Seeds (RBS - from its acronym in Portuguese - Revista Brasileira de Sementes) was founded by the Brazilian Association of Seed Technology (ABRATES – Associação Brasileira de Tecnologia de Sementes) to meet this strong and important demand.

The Journal of Seed Science (JSS) is a continuation of RBS and begins to be published with this new name and with new rules from 2013. The main objectives of this change are to increase the quality of the Brazilian scientific publications in this research field and increase their availability in the international scientific community; and as consequence allow the increase of its impact factor.

The periodicity of the JSS will be quarterly; however, special editions may be published. The Editorial Board is composed of two Editors and Associate Editors, as well as by a body of Scientific Assessors, composed of scientists engaged in the field of Science and Seed Technology.

The abbreviated title of the journal is J. Seed Sci., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


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  • CENAGRI / Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento.;
  • SCIELO (Scientific Eletronic Library on line)
  •  SCOPUS;
  • AGROBASE – AGRIS Coordenadoria Geral e Infoemação Documental Agrícola CENAGI/MAPA;
  • EBSCO Information Services


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A publicação recebe financiamento de:

  • FAPEMIG – Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais;
  • CNPq – Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico.
  • CAPES - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.

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