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Objective and editorial policy

Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira is aimed to publish the results of original research in order to contribute to the support of animal health, which most depends on the knowledge about veterinary prophylaxis and control.

Published monthly, PVB publishes original works and review articles in the field of veterinary pathology in its general sense, mainly relating to deseases of economic significance and of interest to public health.

Papers are to be submitted by the system of submission <>.

They should contain original research results not yet published or considered for publication in other journals.

In spite that Short Communications are not accepted, there is no minimum limit for the number of pages, however the article should contain the necessary details about experiments or methodology used in the study.

Papers are the responsibility of the authors, however the right is reserved for the Editor to suggest or request modifications following peer review.


Presentation of manuscripts

Papers should always be submitted according to the normal presentation of the journal (<>) and the included model (PDF) as follows:

1. Headings. Papers should be organized into Title, Authors names, ABSTRACT, INDEX TERMS, RESUMO e TERMOS DE INDEXAÇÃO (Summary and Index Terms in Portuguese, not absolute necessary for articles in English submitted from foreign countries), INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS (or combination of the last two), Acknowledgements, and REFERENCES. The list of figure legends, the actual Tables and Figures should be submitted after the References.

a) Title this should be concise and indicate the content of the paper;

b) Authors should abbreviate their names and use them systematically for their scientific identification and citation. First name should always be extensive to help access to Curriculum Lattes of CNPq. For example, Paulo Fernando de Vargas Peixoto, uses Paulo V. Peixoto or Peixoto P.V.; Franklin Riet-Correa Amaral, uses Franklin Riet-Correa or Riet-Correa F.; Silvana Maria Medeiros de Sousa Silva could use Silvana M.M.S. Silva or Silvana M.M. Sousa-Silva, or shorter Silvana M. Medeiros-Silva;

The complete professional addresses of the authors should be placed in a footnote on the first page, with the corresponding author's e-mail;

c) ABSTRACT should contain the same information presented in the Portuguese Summary, but it can be more extensive. Both should be written concisely using the past tense to include what was done and what were the most important results and conclusions. Layout and type size should follow the normal format shown in the journal (<>). In English papers, the title in Portuguese should be given in bold face and among brackets after the word RESUMO, when this should be the case.

d) INTRODUCTION should be brief, with specific bibliographical citations, and should explain and justify the objective of the study;

e) MATERIALS AND METHODS should contain sufficient detail to allow the repetition and verification of experimental work. Animal experiments should have approval by the local Ethics Commission;

f) RESULTS should contain the concise presentation of the data obtained. Tables should avoid superfluous data, presenting, whenever possible, the averages of repetitions. Complex data is often best expressed with graphs and figures rather than in extensive Tables. Please avoid repetition of data in tables and graphs (Figures);

g) DISCUSSION should draw attention to the important results and relate them to the literature. Avoid speculation and references to unpublished data;

f) CONCLUSIONS should only be based on the results presented in the paper;

g) Acknowledgements should be brief and should not appear in the text or in foot notes;

h) REFERENCES should only include literature mentioned in the paper and should be ordered alphabetically by the first author's last name. This name should be followed by those of the other authors (all in lower case), the year, the title of each publication and the name and detail of volume, issue and pages of the journal or book. These should be in abbreviated form (or extensive if there is some doubt) following international norms as detailed in the "Style Manual for Biological Journals" (American Institute of Biological Sciences), "Bibliographic Guide for Editors and Authors" (American Chemical Society, Washington, DC), and examples in recent issues of the journal (

2. Text

a) Layout and format should be Times New Roman and follow the example of the journal's latest issues ( The text should be written in one column followed by all the Tables, legends of figures and the actual figures below it. Figures (including graphs) should be furnished as Archives separately from the text; they should be introduced into the text through "to Insert" of Word, because copied and inserted images lose the information of the program where they were generated, what results always in bad quality;

b) Style of the papers should be clear and concise. This is helped by using short precise sentences with ample use of correct punctuation and paragraphs. Language should be impersonal and, as far as possible, in the past tense. References to footnotes should be superscript Arabic numbers after the relevant text. Numbers will be thrown to the foot of the page. Tables and Figures should be referred too by number. Abstract and Resumo should be written in only a single paragraph and not contain citations;

c) Acronyms and abbreviations for the names of institutions should be put between parentheses and preceded by the extensive name the first time they are used;

d) Literature citations should be made by the system "author and year". Two authors' papers should be mentioned by the names of both, and papers of three or more authors by the name of the first followed by "et al." and the year; if two articles cannot be distinguished by those elements, differentiation will be made through the insertion of small letters (a,b,c) immediately after the years. Articles not consulted by the author(s) in the complete original form should be differentiated by mentioning at the end of the respective reference: "(Abstract)" or "(Apud So-and-so and the year)"; the reference of the article which served as source, should be included in the list only once. Citation of personal communications and not yet published articles in the text is done only giving Name and Year, and in the list of References additionally is given the author's Institution in brakes. In the citation of papers within brakes, commas are not used between the author's name and the year, nor semicolon after the year; the separation between the papers is made by commas, as for example: (Christian & Tryphonas 1971, Priester & Haves 1974, Lemos et al. 2004, Krametter-Froetcher et al. 2007);

e) the list of References with names of the authors written in high and low box, and scientific names in italic, should be in accordance with the pattern adopted in the last issue of the journal, inclusively the order of their elements.

3. Figures (photos, graphs, drawings or maps) should be preferably submitted in their original form by electronic means; when photographs were obtained with a digital camera (with extension "jpg"), the archives should be sent without treatment or alterations. Photos on paper should be submitted in their original form, even when scanned by the author; they should be identified on the verse by pencil, with the respective number and the author's name, and where should exist doubt about, the bottom of the Figure should be indicated with the word "foot". The graphics should be produced in 2D, with columns in white, grey and black, without background and without lines. The key of the adopted convention should be included in the area of the Figure; titles on the high of the illustration should be avoided. When not sent by e-mail, Figures should be presented in CD-Rom or glossy paper. In the on-line version of the journal, Figures can be published in color. 

4. Legends of the Figures should contain enough information for these to be comprehensible, and will be presented at the end of the submitted paper.

5. Tables should be explanatory for themselves and put at the end of the text. Each one should have its complete title and should be characterized by two long lines, one above and the other below the heading of the columns; among those two lines there can be other shorter ones, for the grouping of columns. There are no vertical lines. The call signs should be alphabetical, beginning preferably with "a" in each Table; the notes should be thrown directly below the respective Table, from which they should be separated by a short line, on the left.

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