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Basic information

The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins is a biannual electronic publication of the Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals - CEVAP - of the Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP.

It is an interdisciplinary publication in English on 3.5" HD/DD diskettes, CD-ROM, and online devoted to research on different aspects of toxins, venomous animals and their products and derivatives.

Launched in 1995 in Botucatu, the place where Vital Brazil was first exposed to the serious problem of venomous snake bites, The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins is one of the first Brazilian publications on diskettes. It has become a forum for the discussion of a subject that is usually dispersed in different journals dealing with a variety of unrelated matters.

The articles published in the journal cover from the systematics and morphology of venomous animals to the biochemistry, pharmacology and immunology of venoms, the epidemiology of envenomation by different animals, insects, algae, bacteria, fungi, and plant products besides dealing with the molecular biology of venoms, as well as the physiology of their actions, treatment of their effects, preparation and evaluation of vaccines, etc.

The important field of bacterial, animal, and plant toxins is growing fast, but scientists from one field are frequently not aware of what is happening in other areas. The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins has opened the possibility of bringing together all this information.

In the first issues there was a preponderance of Brazilian authors, but now increasing numbers of articles are authored by specialists from several other countries, a demonstration of the international acceptance of the journal.

One of the Journal's relevant features is the publication of abstracts of theses in the area of venoms and envenomations. This information is very hard to obtain since theses are not necessarily published and lay unread in University libraries; their results, however, may be of value for specialists.

In the same vein, the journal publishes abstracts of papers presented in scientific meetings in Brazil, another important source of information that is usually scattered in annals of meetings dealing with the already referred variety of unrelated subjects.

The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins has  made a choice of 10 libraries in which the print-on-paper originals, as well as the electronic originals will be kept. The Libraries of São Paulo State University in Botucatu, Bireme in São Paulo, Excerpta Medica (EMBASE) in the Netherlands, and Chemical Abstracts in the United States are some of these elected sites.

The abbreviated title of the journal is J. Venom. Anim. Toxins, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, bibliographical references and legends.


Indexing sources

The journal is indexed in:

  • Chemical Abstracts Service

  • Excerpta Medica - EMBASE

  • Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory

  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

  • CAB International

  • Literatura Latino-Americana em Ciências da Saúde (Lilacs)

  • VENOMS - the Atheris database on venomous animals

  • NISC Colorado - Wildlife Review Abstracts


  • Zoological Records



Copyrights on all materials published in this journal belong to CEVAP. Permission must be requested for the use of all or a part of the Journal in other publications.



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