Scope and policy
Original scientific studies and communications, not yet published or submitted to another journal for publication and written in Portuguese or English, will be accepted for publication. For manuscripts submitted in English, the authors should provide an adequated version.
The SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION is a category of scientific manuscript which describes a technique, an equipment, new species or observations and surveys of limited results. It has the same scientific rigor as the "Scientific Articles" and the same value as a publication. The classification of a manuscript as a SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION is based on its content and scientific merit but it can be a preliminary study, simple and not definitive on a certain subject, with publication justified by its uniqueness and contribution to the area.
Its aims are:
The articles will be published in the order they are approved. The Editorial Committee will make a preliminary evaluation of the manuscript submitted and accept it for publication or not, according to the journal's policy and criteria of relevance. After initial acceptance, the EDITOR will designate an ASSOCIATE EDITOR (of the area), who will proceed to edit with the help of at least two SCIENTIFIC ASSESSORS of JSS, who has the same prerogatives to accept the manuscript for publication or not. The whole editorial process will be accompanied by the authors, assessors or associate editors, through the use of an access code (login) and password, given at the beginning of the submission process.
The data, opinions and concepts emitted in the articles, as well as the accuracy of the bibliographic references, are the entire responsibility of the author(s). The eventual quoting of products and commercial brands does not mean that ABRATES recommends their use. However, the EDITOR, with the help of the Editorial Committee and the Scientific Assessors, reserves the right to suggest or request advisable or necessary changes.
The payment of an article publication fee is obligatory for all authors, including members of ABRATES (one of the authors should be member), and will be as follows from January 2013:
For members of ABRATES - Up to six printed pages in final form: R$ 30,00 per page + R$ 80,00 per additional page - Page in color: R$ 100,00 - Additional example: R$ 30,00.
For non-members - Up to six printed pages in final form: R$ 60,00 per page + R$ 160,00 per additional page - Page in color: R$ 200,00 - Additional example: R$ 60,00.
In the case of more than one author, including members, the total value will be divided between the number of authors, but only the members whose dues are paid up-to-date will have a 50% discount of their part. Payment of a submission or administrative fee will no longer be necessary.
Preparation of manuscripts
The advice given in these instructions should be followed in full by the author(s).
The manuscripts should be organized into a SHORT TITLE (centrally placed at the beginning of the first page), TITLE (in english), AUTHORS, ABSTRACT (up to 200 words), TITLE (in portuguese), RESUMO (abstract in Portuguese - up to 200 words), INTRODUCTION, MATERIAL AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND REFERENCES. The ABSTRACT and the RESUMO must also contain no more than five "Index Terms" (“Termos para indexação”), which are not cited in the title.
The following norms should be adhered to when preparing the manuscript:
The manuscripts should be typed in Word text editor (DOC or RTF) in numbered lines (up to 30 lines per page) with double spacing and 2cm margins, with Times New Roman 14 font for the title and 12 for the text, without the inclusion of tables and figures, which will be annexed at the end of the manuscript. The figures should be in programs compatible with WINDOWS, such as EXCEL, and the image format: Figures (GIF or TIFF) and Photos (JPEG) with 300 dpi resolution.
The manuscript should not be longer than 20 pages, including figures, tables and references. Manuscripts longer than 20 pages will be returned.
The writing of the manuscripts should be concise, objective and clear, written impersonally in the past, except for the conclusions which should be written in the present tense.
Paragraphs will not be permitted in the ABSTRACT or the RESUMO nor the presentation of data in columns or tables or the inclusion of bibliographic references.
The full name(s) of the author(s) should be mentioned immediately below the title. The corresponding author has to be identified by an asterisk and an e-mail must be provided. The notes should be placed on the foot of the page, which has the respective superscripted number of each author indicating his/her institutional affiliation and address - Department or Section, Institution, Post office box, Zip code, Municipality and Country.
Text Citations: the citations of authors in the text will be by the surname with only the first letter as a capital, followed by the year of publication. In the case of two authors, both surnames will be included, separated by "and"; if there are more than two authors, only the first will be cited, followed by "et al.". In the case of the citation of two or more publications of the same author(s), published in the same year, they should be identified by small letters (a,b,c, etc.), placed immediately after the year of publication.
References: sixty percent (60%) of the references should have been listed on the database ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus or SciELO during the last 10 years.
Citations from theses, dissertations, monographs, proceedings or annals of congress, abstracts, and magazines will not be accepted.
The references should be given in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author, without numbering; mention all the authors of the article separated by ";". Follow the norms of the ABNT NBR6023. The references should have hyperlinks to permit access to any Web page on the internet. With the cursor placed on the desired spot of a text or spreadsheet, type the address of the page e.g.: www.abrates.org.br and press the space bar. The hyperlink will be automatically created. Position the cursor on one of the letters of the hyperlink which was created, press Shift F10 to open the menu, move the arrow down until the option to open the hyperlink, press enter and the page will open.
Some examples are shown as follows:
Journal Articles: (it will not be necessary to mention where the journal was published)
LIMA, L.B.; MARCOS FILHO, J. Condicionamento fisiológico de sementes de pepino e germinação sob diferentes temperaturas. Revista Brasileira de Sementes, v.32, n.1, p.138-147, 2010. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_pdf&pid=S0101-31222010000100016&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=pt
OLIVEIRA, A.S.; CARVALHO, M.L.M.; NERY, M.C.; OLIVEIRA, J.A.; GUIMARÃES, R.M. Seed quality and optimal spatial arrangement of fodder radish. Scientia Agricola, v. 68, n.4, p.417-423, 2011. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_pdf&pid=S0103-90162011000400005&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
MARCOS FILHO, J. Fisiologia de sementes de plantas cultivadas. Piracicaba: FEALQ, 2005. 495p.
BRASIL. Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. Regras para análise de sementes. Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. Secretaria de Defesa Agropecuária. Brasília: MAPA, 2009. 395p.
VIEIRA, R.D.; KRZYZANOWSKI, F.C. Teste de condutividade elétrica. In: KRZYZANOWSKI, F.C.; VIEIRA, R.D.; França Neto, J.B. (Ed.). Vigor de sementes: conceitos e testes. Londrina: ABRATES, 1999. p.4.1-4.26.
Laws, Decrees, Directives:
País ou Estado. Lei, Decreto, ou Portaria nº ..., de (dia) de (mês) de (ano). Diário Oficial da União, local de publicação, data mês e ano. Seção ..., p. ...
BRASIL. Medida provisória nº 1.569-9, de 11 de dezembro de 1997. Diário Oficial da República Federativa do Brasil, Poder Executivo, Brasília, DF, 14 dez. 1997. Seção I, p.29514.
FRANCA NETO, J.B.; HENNING, A.A.; COSTA N.P. Estudo da deterioração da semente de soja no solo. In: RESULTADOS DE PESQUISA DE SOJA, 1984/85. Londrina, 1985. p.440-445. (EMBRAPA-CNPSo. Documentos, 15).
BRASIL. Ministério da Agricultura e do Abastecimento. SNPC - Lista de Cultivares protegidas. Disponível: http://extranet.agricultura.gov.br/php/proton/cultivarweb/cultivares_protegidas.php Acesso em: 13 jan. 2010.
Units of Measurement:
Should be typed with a space between the number and the unit. Examples: 10 °C, 10 mL, µS.cm-1.g-1. The percentage symbol should be next to the numeral without any space. E.g.: 10%.
3. Submission of Manuscripts
Start the submission process reviewing in full the Instructions for Authors to ensure that the article is in agreement with JSS standards.
The submission of manuscripts to the JSS should be done exclusively online in the site http://www.scielo.br/rbs clicando em <submissão on line>.
The manuscript file should not be greater than 1.5 Kb.
Besides this, a document with the signature and agreement of all the authors to submit and/ or publish the manuscript in the JSS, and delegating the rights to translation into English (see letter format on the site), should be sent by mail (email@example.com).
It's recommended that the authors fully accomplish these instructions, according to the model.
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