ISSN 0100-2945 printed version
ISSN 1806-9967 online version



Form and preparation of manuscripts

1.The Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura (RBF) publishes technical articles and scientific communications in the area of fruit crops, referring to results of original searches and unpublished papers in Portuguese, Spanish or English, and 1 or 2 reviews per edition, of invited authors.

2.All the authors must sign the work’s letters direction mentioning the following: “THE AUTHORS DECLARE THAT THEIR REFERRED WORK HAS NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED, OR DIRECTED FOR PUBLICATION IN OTHER JOURNAL AND THEY AGREE WITH THE SUBMISSION AND TRANSFERING THE RIGHTS OF PUBLICATION OF THE REFERRED ARTICLE FOR THE RBF JOURNAL”. Works submitted as article will not be judged or published as Scientific Communication and vice-versa.

3. Papers may have a maximum of 6 (six) authors and must be submitted in full with the name of the author (s) without abbreviations and footnotes to our file; size A4 (210 x 297 mm), numbering lines and pages, 2 cm margins, one-and-a-half space, Times New Roman font, in size 13. The text should be written in sequence, separating only the items as Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments and References, Tables and Figures on separate sheets, at the end of the article after References.

a) In the initial submission, make the payment of R$ 150.00 and, with the approval of the work, the rest of the fee, being:

• R $ 200,00 per DIAGRAMMED PAGE for non-members.

  • Example: The publication fee for an APPROVED 12-page article in Word, which after being diagrammed will total approximately 8 pages, will be R$ 800,00 / member and R$ 1,600.00 / non-member. The payment of this fee must be made with the ACCEPTANCE OF THE WORK.

d) The payment must be made by DEPOSIT at Banco do Brasil, agency No. 0269-0 and account No. 8356-9 (send a copy of the receipt by e-mail, or send as a supplementary document), CNPJ: 51.8713960 / 0001- 68.
Note: For work that is denied or closed, the initial payment will not be refunded.

e) Submission on line: *ScIELO ScholarOne:
f) Once published, the papers may be transcribed, partially or totally, by citation of the journal exclusively in this format: Name of the authors, title of the article, full name of the journal (Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura), Jaboticabal number, pagination and year. The opinions and concepts expressed in articles are the sole responsibility of the author (s).

g) E-mail for questions and contact:;
Phones: (16) 3209-7188 / 7609

4) Articles must be organized in: Title, Full Names of Authors (without abbreviations and separated by commas, and in the case of two authors, separated by &), and in the first page footnote should include the professional qualification of each author, position followed by the Institution belonging to it, E-MAIL OF ALL AUTHORS (essential) and mentions of financial support; Abstract (including Indexing Terms), Title, Abstract (including Index Terms), Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (optional), References, Tables and Figures (see standards for tables and figures). The work must be submitted to the correction of Portuguese and English, by qualified professionals, before being referred to RBF.

5) Scientific Communications should have a simpler structure with 8 pages, plain text, without highlighting the items (Introduction, Material, Results and Conclusions), except References.

6) The captions of the figures and tables should be self-explanatory and concise. Legends. symbols, equations, tables, etc. should be of a size that allows perfect legibility, even in a 50% reduction in the final print of the journal; the key of conventions adopted should be included in the area of Figure; the placement of title in the Figure should be avoided, if this may be part of the legend; photographs should be of good quality.

7) In Tables, vertical lines should be avoided and horizontal should be used, only for the separation of the header and the end of lines, avoiding the use of double lines.




  • The citations of authors in the text should be elaborated in the following format:

• When authors are out of parentheses, it should be cited with lowercase letters;
• In the case of two authors, it must be separated by "and";
• When enclosed in parentheses, the citations of the authors' names must all be in capital letters separated by semicolons; when more than two authors, cite the first followed by "et al." (do not use "italics").

  • The references at the end of the text should be presented in alphabetical order in the following formats:
AUTHOR (S). Title of the article.  The periodical's title, local, volume, number, pagination beginning-end, date.

AUTHOR (S).Title of the article .The periodical's title, city, volume, number, pagination, year.
Available in :  <web page >. Access in : day, month (abbreviated).  year.

AUTHOR (S). Article title. Title of Periodical, place of publication, v., n. P., year. CD-ROM

AUTHOR (S). Title: sub-title. Edition. Local of publication: company, year. pages (total or partial).

Book Chapter
AUTHOR (S). Title of the chapter. In: Book's AUTHOR. Title: subtitle. Edition (abbreviated). Location: Publisher, year. pages of the chapter.

AUTHOR(S).Title. Edition (abbreviated). Local: Company, year, pages (total or partial).
Available in <web page>. Access in: day, month (abbreviated). year.

AUTHOR(S). Title. Edition (abbreviated). Local: Company, year. Page CD-ROM

AUTHOR. Title of the paper. In: NAME OF THE EVENT, number, year, place of the event.
Title …Local of publication: Company, year publish year. Page.

AUTHOR. Title of the paper. In: NAME OF THE EVENT, number, year, place of the event. Title …Local of publication: Company, year publish year. Page. Available in <web page> . Access in: day, month (abbreviated) . year.

AUTHOR. Title. year. number of pages or volumes. Thesis category (grade and concentration area) - Institution, University, year.


CHART - Microsoft Word 97 or superior version; Source: Times New Roman, size 12; Paragraph / spacing: simple; Chart width: 10 or 20.6 cm; title or footnote should be typed in MS Word.

GRAPHIC - Microsoft Excel / Word 97 or superior version; Source: Times New Roman, Size: 12;  Paragraph / spacing: simple; Chart width: 10 or 20.6 cm;  In addition to being included in the FINAL of the ARTICLE, the graphic file should be sent separately, as an image (in the jpg, tif or gif extension with 300 dpi resolution). In the case of a figure with 2,4,6 or more charts / figures, these should be sent in a single file, preferably saved in jpg. The title or footnotes should be typed in MS Word.

PICTURES - All pictures should be with 300 dpi resolution in jpg , jpeg, tif or gif file extension; In addition to bein in the body of the paper; pictures should be sent in separated file. The title or footnotes should be printed in MS Word.

Figure or images created by other programs - Images created by other programs that are not from Microsoft Office should be with 300 dpi resolution with tif or gif; extension, width: 10 or 20.6 cm. The title or footnotes should be printed in MS Word.


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