ISSN 0103-846X printed version
ISSN 1984-2961 versión online

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Introduction

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 helminthes, 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 Authors are required to send a signed cover letter that states that the entire manuscript is an unpublished original article. If the abstract of the manuscript has been presented in scientific meetings but has not been submitted for publication in other journals, 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 should have made substantial contributions to the design of the study, acquisition of the data, analysis and interpretation of the data, and drafting of the article, and should 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 Acknowledgments 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 do not seem justifiable may have their experimental research protocol reviewed by our assistant scientific editors.
The manuscript review process will follow the journal’s Editorial Guidelines and consider the editors’ and/or the 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 three anonymous reviewers, selected by the editor-in-chief and assistant scientific editors.

Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology accepts manuscripts as Full Articles, Research Notes, and Review Articles. Review Articles are submitted by experts under the editors’ request. 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 (http://cbpv.org.br/rbpv/revisoes_traducoes.php). Likewise, the 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.

Publication fee:
After the article has been accepted, the following publication fees will be charged:
US$ 92.00 (for associates of CBPV who are up-to-date with their membership dues);
US$ 184.00 (for non-associates of CBPV).

Bank data for deposit:
Name: Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária/ Revista
Bank: Banco do Brasil (001)
Branch: 0269-0
Current account: 28848-9

For foreign authors:

SWIFT BRASBRRJRPO
IBAN 001026900000288489
Address: Via de acesso Prof. Paulo Donato Castellane, s/n, Zona Rural. CEP: 14884-900. Jaboticabal – SP, Brazil.

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 three anonymous reviewers, selected by the editor-in-chief and assistant scientific editors.

The reviewer should fill out the RBPV’s evaluation form, which is available in the online submission system (http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbpv-scielo). The author will receive evaluations from at least two of the reviewers selected and will receive the evaluation forms and possible corrections made directly in the text. The reviewer may then correct the article again, if necessary.

The articles submitted must undergo English-language revision, done by reviewers accredited by the RBPV (http://cbpv.org.br/rbpv/revisoes_traducoes.php). Likewise, the 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. We would remind authors that the RBPV does not pass on to them the per-page cost of publishing their studies. If the requirements of the submission process are not followed, the study will not enter the evaluation process.
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 all agree with the submission and, if approved, publication of the article only in the RBPV.

 

Ethics

Experiments using animals should be conducted following the Brazilian College of Animal Experimentation guidelines (http://www.cobea.org.br). 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 should have a maximum of 15 pages and Research Notes should have a maximum of 5 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. When submitting your article, please send an e-mail with the deposit slip attached: http://www.scielo.br/rbpv. It is the authors’ responsibility to make sure that accepted 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. 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. Novelty and originality that bring to light new significant findings are expected.

Description of each item of the manuscript
Original title
The full title and subtitle, if any, should not exceed 15 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.

Author(s)/Affiliations
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
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: http://www.capes.gov.br/servicos/banco-de-teses. All cited references in the text should be carefully checked for the authors’ names and dates exactly as they appear in the reference section.

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

Introduction
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.

Results
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.

Discussion
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
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
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.

Conclusions
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.

Acknowledgments
Should be limited to a minimum.

References
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, http://www2.bg.am.poznan.pl/czasopisma/medicus.php?lang=eng.

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: http://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/ei2002.htm.

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.

Citations
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.

 

Submission of manuscripts

All manuscripts should be sent to: rbpv-secretaria@rbpv.org.br.

 

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