ISSN 0103-846X printed version
ISSN 1984-2961 on-line version




The Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology is the official journal of the Brazilian College of Veterinary Parasitology (CBPV). The journal is a quarterly publication that covers topics on helminths, protozoans and arthropods as well as other related subjects. Manuscripts can be submitted in English by researchers from any country regardless of CBPV affiliation. The Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology offers free online access to all its archives dating back to 1992, which was its first year of publication.


Editorial guidelines

The Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology accepts articles that focus primarily on animal parasites. Authors are required to send a signed cover letter in which they declare that they were responsible for the whole process of producing the manuscript and that it is entirely an unpublished original article. If the abstract of the manuscript has been presented in scientific meetings, this should be stated in the signed cover letter as well.

Author consent forms for manuscripts that have more than one author are required, to ensure that all authors agree with the publication. All authors need to have made substantial contributions to the study design, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, and drafting of the article, and need to have given final approval of the version to be submitted. Collaborators who did not actively participate in the process described above may be listed in the Acknowledgements section. Researchers who provided technical support or suggestions or a department head who made the research work possible should be acknowledged. Manuscripts with a number of authors that does not seem justifiable will be assessed by our assistant scientific editors in relation to the experimental research protocol.

The manuscript review process will follow the journal’s Editorial Guidelines and consider the editors’ and/or ad hocreviewer’sopinions. The Editor-in-chief and assistant scientific editors may make suggestions or request changes to the manuscript but the authors are ultimately responsible for the entire text content. Articles that are submitted for publication will be reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers, of whom one will be a foreigner. The reviewers will be selected by the editor-in-chief and assistant scientific editors. If the reviewers’ opinions are discordant with each other, the article will be sent to a third reviewer.

The Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology accepts manuscripts as Full Articles, Short Communications and Review Articles. Review Articles are submitted by experts on request from the editors. Unsolicited review articles will not be accepted but the editors or assistant scientific editors may accept suggestions for a review topic.

Paper submission:
The articles submitted must undergo English-language revision, done by reviewers accredited by the RBPV ( A certificate of English-language revision should be sent together with the submitted article. The authors will be expected to bear the costs of the revision. If one of the coauthors is a foreigner who is a native English speaker, this author should review the English-language content of the study and send a formal certifying letter to the RBPV.

Publication fee:
After the article acceptance, the following publication fees will be charged:
R$ 500.00 (CBPV members with the annuities on day);
R$ 1,000.00 (non-members of CBPV).
$ 300,00 (foreign authors)

Bank details for deposit:
Name: Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária/ Revista
Banco do Brasil (001)
Agency: 0269-0
Current Account: 28848-9
For foreign authors:
IBAN 001026900000288489

Address: Access road Prof. Paulo Donato Castellane, s/n, Zona Rural. CEP: 14884-900. Jaboticabal – SP, Brasil.

Peer review process
The manuscript review process will follow the journal’s Editorial Guidelines and consider the editors’ and/or the ad hoc reviewer’s opinions. Articles that are submitted for publication will be reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers, of whom one will be a foreigner. The reviewers will be selected by the editor-in-chief and assistant scientific editors. If the reviewers’ opinions are discordant with each other, the article will be sent to a third reviewer.

The reviewer should fill out the RBPV’s evaluation form, which is available in the online submission system ( The author will receive evaluations from at least two reviewers, as statements on evaluation forms and possibly as corrections made directly in the text. The reviewer may then correct the article, if necessary. After the manuscript has been accepted by the ad hoc reviewers, but before it is sent for the authors’ responses, it will undergo a final analysis by one of the assistant scientific editors. It should be noted that the assistant scientific editors have autonomous authority to suggest corrections and/or reject publication of an article, even if the reviewers have already approved it.

After the layout and editing processes, the assistant scientific editors and editor-in-chief of the journal will make any final corrections.

Transfer of author’s rights:
At the time of submission, the article must be accompanied by a formal letter signed by all the authors, in which they declare that they were responsible for the whole process of producing the manuscript and that it is entirely an unpublished original article; and that they all agree with the submission and, if approved, publication of the article only in the RBPV.



Experiments using animals should be conducted following the Brazilian College of Animal Experimentation guidelines ( Articles should include the protocol number approved by the Animal Ethics Committee.


Manuscript preparation

The following guidelines should be followed during manuscript preparation:
All articles should be submitted in United States English. Always use concise and impersonal language. Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the corresponding page and numbered with Arabic numerals in an ascending order. 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 must not exceed 17 pages in the final layout. Short Communications must not exceed 6 pages in the final layout. 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. It is the authors’ responsibility to make sure that submitted papers are reviewed by one of the English language reviewers certified by RBPV. Full Articles should be structured as follows: Original Title, Translated Title, Author(s), Affiliations, Abstract (Keywords), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions (or a combination of the last three), Acknowledgements (optional), and References. Short Communications should follow the same structure as described above, but they can be presented as a continuous stream of text without the need to include headings. For this category, manuscripts that are submitted will only be accepted if they have a high degree of novelty and originality that brings to light new findings of evident importance. The Editor-in-chief will determine whether these submissions may proceed.

Description of each item of the manuscript
Original title
The full title and subtitle, if any, should not exceed 18 words. The title should not include any abbreviations, and species names and Latin words should be italicized. Titles that start with “Preliminary studies,” “Notes about,” and the like should be avoided. Do not use the author’s name and date of citation in scientific names.

List all authors’ full name (with no abbreviations). Affiliations should include the original institution names, not their English translations, in the following order: laboratory, department, college or school, institute, university, city, state and country. Include at the bottom of the page the corresponding author information: full address, telephone number, and current e-mail.

References will only be accepted if they are reader-friendly. References of papers published in conference proceedings will not be accepted and theses only if they are available for consultation at official websites such as the CAPES thesis bank: All cited references in the text should be carefully checked for the authors’ names and dates exactly as they appear in the reference section.

Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should be structured in a single paragraph with no indentation. The abstract should not include references. Acronyms or abbreviations should be written out in full and the abbreviation given in brackets the first time they are used in abstract, for example, indirect fluorescence assay (IFA). The abstract should be informative and present the objectives, a brief description of methods, the main results, and a conclusion. All manuscripts written in English should also have the abstract and keywords written in Portuguese.

Keywords should accurately reflect the text content. Limited to a maximum of 6 (six).

Should have a clear and concise justification of the study including its relevance and objectives and should keep the number of 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 cited and referenced but not described. Statistical analyses should be described at the end of the section.

The content of this section should be informative rather than interpretative. The results should be accompanied by self-explanatory tables, figures, or other illustrations if necessary.

Its content should be interpretative and based on the study results only. The discussion can be a single section or it can be presented together with the results and conclusions. It should emphasize the relevance of new findings and new hypotheses clearly supported by the results.

Tables must be in editable format (e.g., Excel list format) and supplied in separate files. The word “Table” should precede the table title. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and have a concise and descriptive title placed above them. They should be typed using double spacing and should have horizontal rules separating the header and the last row. The number of tables in the manuscript should be limited to a minimum.

Figures consist of drawings, photographs, boards, charts, flow charts, and diagrams and should be supplied in TIF, GIF, or JPG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. They should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and the word “Figure” should precede the legend placed below them. List all numbered legends with their symbols and standard icons in a separate file with double spacing. Figures should be limited to a minimum. Digital pictures should be supplied in separate files. A graphic bar scale instead of a numerical one should be used in all illustrations, as it can be adjusted with size reduction.

All conclusions may be presented in the Discussion section or in the Results and the Discussion sections when presented together, at the authors’ choice. If this is the case, there is no need for a separate Conclusions section.

Should be limited to a minimum.

References should be listed alphabetically and then sorted chronologically, if necessary. More than one reference by the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a,” “b,” “c,” etc., placed after the year of publication. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus,

Reference to book
Levine JD. Veterinary protozoology. Ames: ISU Press; 1985.

Reference to book chapter
Menzies PI. Abortion in sheep: diagnosis and control. In: Youngquist RS, Threlfall WR. Current therapy in large animal theriogenology. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2007. p. 667-680.

Reference to full article
Paim F, Souza AP, Bellato V, Sartor AA. Selective control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in fipronil-treated cattle raised on natural pastures in Lages, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2011; 20(1): 13-16.

Reference to thesis or dissertation
Araujo MM. Aspectos ecológicos dos helmintos gastrintestinais de caprinos do município de patos, Paraíba - Brasil [Dissertação]. Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro; 2002.

Reference to internet URLs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epi Info [online]. 2002 [cited 2003 Jan 10]. Available from:

Note: In the Reference section, all authors should be listed up to a limit of six authors. If more than six authors, the first six authors should be listed followed by et al.

All citations must follow the author–date system:

One author: author’s name and year of publication
Levine (1985) or (LEVINE, 1985)

Two authors: authors’ names and year of publication Paim and Souza (2011) or (PAIM & SOUZA, 2011)

Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by et al. and year of publication
Araújo et al. (2002) or (ARAÚJO et al., 2002)

Layout proof
The final layout of the article in PDF format will be provided by email to the corresponding author. Changes to the article accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage if permission from the Editor is granted. The proof must be carefully checked for accuracy as inclusion of subsequent corrections (e.g., a new author, change of paragraphs or tables) cannot be guaranteed.


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