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Scope and policy
Planta Daninha is a scientific journal published by the Brazilian Weed
Science Society (SBCPD).
It will be accepted the articles written in Portuguese, English or Spanish,
reviewed and approved by the Editing Commission and that neither have
been published nor submitted to publication in another vehicle. The exceptions,
about this last limitation, are the ones that have been presented in congresses,
as an abstract. The author who sends the article must be responsible for
the other ones, if there are.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Authors should type in the "Comments to the Editor" a cover letter presenting the work and explaining the main contribution to the Weed Science. The letter should indicate that the work was not submitted for publication elsewhere.
Articles and reviews should not exceed 25 pages (A4 paper with margins of 3 cm, font Times New Roman size 12, pages and lines numbered sequentially), including tables and figures. The Research Notes should not exceed 12 pages, including tables and figures.
The text should be typed into the Word (Microsoft) program and 1.5 spacing. The main divisions of the text (Introduction, Methods, and Results and Discussion) should be in uppercase and bold, and centered on the page. Scientific notes do not have divisions.
The title of the manuscript must reflect the content of the work and should
not have subtitles, abbreviations, formulas and symbols. The scientific
name must be indicated in the title only if the species is unknown.
The key words in English and Portuguese should not repeat title words
and should include the scientific name of species. Words must be separated
by a comma and begin with small letters, including the first term. The
authors should present from 3 to 6 terms, considering that a term may
be composed of two or more words.
Material and Methods should present a description of the experimental
conditions and methods used so that there is enough information to repeat
the work. Formulas, expressions, or mathematical equations should be initiated
to the left of the page. Include references to statistical analysis and
report about the transformation of the data. Indication of statistical
significance should be as follows: p <0.01 or p> 0.05 ("p"
in lower case).
There will be no extra chapter for Conclusions, but the authors may finish the chapter "Results and Discussion" with a summarized conclusion.
Only the strictly necessary references for the understanding of the article should be cited, we recommend around 25 references to articles and scientific notes. The list of references should begin on a new page.
The author citations in the text should be in small caps, followed by year of publication. For two authors, use "and". Having more than two authors, cite the last name first, followed by et al. More than one article of the same authors, in the same year, must be indicated with small letters: Silva et al. (2008a, b). Personal communications, or unpublished reports should be cited in footnotes. They should not appear in References. The citation of papers published in scientific events should be avoided.
References are normalized according to the models bellow and should be in alphabetical order and chronological order of the year; having two or more authors, separate them by semicolons; the titles of journals should be spelled out and include only the works cited in the text, tables and / or figures, as follows:
b)Books and book chapters
c)Dissertations and Theses
When absolutely necessary to the understanding of the work, tables and figures should be shown in the text. The table or figure and its respective caption should be self-explanatory. The titles of tables and figures should be clear and complete and include the name (common or scientific) of the species and the dependent variables. Figures should appear at the end of the text. We considered figures: graphs, drawings, maps and photographs used to illustrate the text. Authors should avoid colors in the figures, except for photographs. For composite figures, each graph should be marked with the inscription "(a, b, c...)" in lowercase.
Tables and figures should be placed after the listing of references. The numbers in the tables should be aligned with the comma in the column. Figures and tables must be accompanied by its caption, with the units following the International System of Units and positioned at the top of the columns in the tables. The magnitudes, in case of compound units, should be separated by space and an indication of the denominators must be rated in superscript. Examples: (µmol m-2 s-1), [mg (g MS)-1].
- Not to mention the lab, department, center or university where the research
Cost for publication
The cost of publication for authors who are Associate Members of SBCPD is R$ 150,00 per article up to (06) six printed pages. It will be charged R$ 80,00 for each extra page. One of the authors must prove that he/she is an Associate Members of SBCPD and that he/she is up to date with membership fees. For authors who are not Associate Members of SBCPD, the cost of publication is R$ 100,00 per page for articles containing up to (06) six pages. Each extra page will cost R$ 150.00. It is recommended that papers are published in English, however it can be submitted in well-written Portuguese technical language, and after being reviewed, accepted and corrected, the editorial committee will provide an English version, since the corresponding author agrees to pay for the costs, which will be included in the total cost of publication. The author in charge shall make a payment in the following bank account: Francisco Affonso Ferreira – SBCPD (Banco do Brasil – AG 0428-6 C/C 9660-1) and send a copy of the payment receipt (fax: 31 3899 2611 or e-mail: email@example.com), mentioning the manuscript identification number. The costs will be charged when the paper is on Proofreading, from number 2 of volume 30, 2012.
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