The following guidelines should be followed in the manuscript preparation: All manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman font, size 12, page
setup with 2.5-cm top and bottom margins, 3-cm left and right margins,
and 1.5-cm line spacing. All pages should be numbered.
Full Articles should have a maximum of 15 pages and Research Notes
should have a maximum of 5 pages.
All tables and illustrations should be presented separately from the
main text body and attached to the final manuscript without captions.
The related captions should be included in the text after the References.
Manuscripts can be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
Always use concise impersonal language. Footnotes should be placed at
the bottom of the applicable page and numbered with Arabic numerals in
an ascending order.
Acronyms and abbreviations of institution names should come between
parentheses and their full names should be spelled out in the preceding
Citations should appear in the text according to the author-date system
of NBR Guideline 10520/2002 of the Brazilian Technical Standards Association
Full Articles should be structured as follows: Original Title, Translated
Title, Author(s), Affiliations, (ABNT) Reference, Abstract plus Keywords,
English Language Abstract plus Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods,
Results, Discussion, Conclusions (or a combination of the latter three),
Acknowledgements (optional), and References.
Research Notes should follow the same structure as described above
but they can be presented as a continuous stream of body text with no
need to include headings.
Description of each item of the manuscript
"It should designate the content or subject of a publication."
The "full" title and subtitle (if any) should be presented
in the same language of the article and should not exceed 15 words.
The title should not include any abbreviations or species names and
Latin words should be italicized.
"Individual(s) who is(are) responsible for the creation of the
intellectual content of a document." (ABNT 6022).
Identification should include: first author's full name (with no abbreviations),
followed by (in the next line) a brief resume description of his/her
qualifications in the article's field of knowledge and his/her full
address. The same should apply to all other authors.
Qualification/affiliation should include: Laboratory, Department, College
or School, Institute, University, in this exact order, and the author's
The author's affiliation should be followed by the article's reference
according to ABNT guidelines (6023) for full articles. References of
abstracts presented in conferences or scientific meetings will not be
It should not exceed 200 words structured in a single paragraph, with
no indentations, written in the article's original language. It should
not include references, acronyms or abbreviations. It should be informative
and present the objectives, a brief description of methods, the main
results, and a conclusion. All manuscripts written in English should
have a Portuguese abstract plus keywords.
Reference word(s) of the document's content, preferably extracted from
a controlled glossary. They should come immediately after the Abstract
in the original language of the text, preceded by the expression that
English Language Abstract:
It should be written in English language structured in a single paragraph,
with no indentations, and come right after keywords. It should be a
consistent translation of the abstract plus keywords.
English Language Keywords:
Keywords should precisely express the manuscript content. They are limited
to no more than 5 (five).
A clear and concise explanation of the issue, including the study relevance
and objectives and limiting citations to a minimum.
Materials and Methods:
A concise description including core information for the understanding
and reproduction of the study. Well-established methods and techniques
should be only cited and referenced. Studies submitted to the approval
of an Institutional Review Board should include a reporting paragraph
in this section.
They should be accompanied by self-explanatory tables, figures or other
illustrations as needed. The content of this section should be informative
rather than interpretative.
It should present study results only and its content should be interpretative.
It can be presented as part of the text or together with results and
Its format should include horizontal lines for separating the table
heading and the last row. The heading is preceded by the word Table
followed by a sequential Arabic numeral. Headings should be concise
and descriptive and placed above the tables. The number of tables in
the manuscript should be limited to a minimum, and authors should always
bear in mind that large tables are hard to follow. All information should
be typed in lower case, except for acronyms, double line spacing, and
delivered in separate files.
Figures are illustrations such as drawings, photographs, boards, charts,
flow charts, and diagrams. They should have good quality and be sequentially
numbered. All headings should be preceded by the word Figure numbered
with Arabic numerals and places below the figure. List all numbered
headings with their related symbols and standard signs in a separate
file using double spacing. Illustrations should be limited to a minimum.
Digital pictures should be sent in separate files.
The authors can choose to add the conclusions as part of the Discussion
or Results and Discussion section. In this case, a separate conclusion
section is required.
Limited to a minimum as needed.
References should be listed alphabetically according to the first author's
last name, without any numbering, and including all authors' names following
the simplified ABNT guidelines (NBR 6023/2002) as shown below:
LEVINE, J. D. Veterinary Protozoology. Ames: ISU Press, 1985.
2. Full article:
BUGG, R. J.; ROBERTSON, I. D.; ELLIOT, A. D.; TOMPSON, R. C. A. Gastrointestinal
parasites of urban dogs in Perth, Western Australia. Veterinary Journal,
v. 157, n. 3, p. 295-301, 1999.
3. Thesis, dissertation:
ARAUJO, M. M. Aspectos ecológicos dos helmintos gastrintestinais
de caprinos do município de Patos, Paraíba - Brasil.
2002. 40 f. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Universidade Federal
Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. Note: Only those theses available
at CAPES database will be accepted: http://servicos.capes.gov.br/capesdw/
4. Electronic document:
CDC. Epi Info, 2002. Available at: <http://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/ei2002.htm>.
Access on: 10 Jan.2003.