Scope and Editorial Policy
The articles published by the Journal of Agronomical Science are publicly accessible in all of its contents and it was based on the principle of free dissemination of research results, and thus generate a greater exchange of knowledge. This policy leads to dissemination, expansion of reading and citation of scientific articles of an author.
The names, postal addresses and email addresses will be used strictly to fulfill the purposes of the Journal of Agronomical Science Journal, not available for other purposes.
Peer Review Process
Articles submitted to publication will be sent at least to two ad hoc reviewers for evaluations. The decision of publication lies with the editors and it is based on the recommendation of the Editorial Committee and the ad hoc reviewers. It is mandatory that the ad hoc reviewers selected for each article to be from institutions other then that of the authors. The number of authors for each article should not be more then five, save for special reasons that are to be presented and accepted by the Editorial Committee.
Articles submitted out of the standards required by the Journal will be returned to the authors for correction. After the second return due to norm irregularity a non-refundable tax in the value of R$ 40.00 (forty reais) will be required to adjust the manuscript to rules. The article will not be sent for review until it is rigorously in accordance with the writing standards of the Journal of Agronomical Science. It is mandatory that the ad hoc reviewers selected for each article to be from institutions other then that of the authors. The number of authors for each article should not be more then five, save for special reasons that are to be presented and accepted by the Editorial Committee.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Please note: These rules are subject to change, and should therefore be consulted before submitting any article, being valid for all papers submitted to The Journal of Agronomic Science. An example of an article can be found under "MODELO ARTIGO" at the site http://www.ccarevista.ufc.br.
1. Editorial Policy
Articles may be submitted to the Revista Ciência Agronômica in Portuguese or in English. For articles submitted in English, the authors should provide a version of good quality (translation by native speaker or specialised company). All articles will be published in English. The text in English of articles accepted for publication will be subject to correction and paid for by the authors. The text in Portuguese of articles accepted for publication will be translated into English and paid for by the authors, with the receipt being sent to the head office of the RCA at the time of submission, through our site, using the option “Supplementary Document Transfer” [Transferir Documentos Suplementares].
2. Cost of Publication
CETREDE REVISTA AGRONOMIC
The opinions expressed in papers are the sole responsibility of their authors. The Journal of Agronomic Science reserves the right to adapt originals in order to maintain uniformity of the publication. JAS no longer provides offprints or copies for authors. Distribution of the JAS in printed form is the responsibility of the Library of Science and Technology at the Federal University of Cearáand is carried out through exchanges with libraries in Brazil and abroad.
1. The agreement and statement of copyright responsibility, signed by the authors and submitted using “Transfer Supplemental Documents”;
Title: should be written in bold type with only the first letter in uppercase, centered on the page, and contain a maximum of 15 words. In a numbered footnote, called from the title, there should be information about the nature of the work (whether extracted from a thesis/dissertation, whether funded research), with references to any collaborating institutions. The titles of the remaining sections of the structure (resumo, keywords, abstract,...) should be written with the first letter in uppercase, in bold type and left-justified.
Authors: full names (with no abbreviations) should come under the title, with only the first letter in uppercase, one after another, separated by commas and centered on the line. As a footnote on the first page, you should indicate, for each author, his full affiliation (department, centre, institution, city, state and country), email with the full address of the author for correspondence. The author for correspondence should be identified by an "*". Articles with more than five authors will only be accepted, when the survey has been demonstrably developed in separate regions. In the first version of the submitted article, the names of the authors and footnote should be omitted. The model to be adopted for the inclusion of the names of the authors and footnote in the final version of the article should follow that presented in “modelo de artigo” (www.ccarevista.ufc.br).
Resumo and Abstract: should each begin with these words in the left margin, with only the first letter in uppercase, be in bold type and contain a maximum of 250 words.
Key words: should contain, for indexing purposes, between three and five terms which should not appear in the title. Each keyword should start with an uppercase letter and be followed by a period.
Introduction: should be compact and objective, containing actual quotations that are related to the subject covered in the research. The quotations found in the introduction should be employed to support the discussion of the findings, thus
creating a context for the study of method and discussion of results. It should not contain more than 550 words.
Quotations from authors in the text: the rules of the ABNT, NBR 10520 of August 2002 should be followed.
Tables: should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals at the top. Do not use vertical lines. Horizontal lines should be used to separate the title from the header and this from the content. There should also be a line at the end of the table. Each piece of data should occupy a separate cell. Double-spacing should be used. Do not use bold type or uppercase letters in the header. It is recommended that tables be 8.0 cm wide and not exceed 17cm. See the table shown in “modelo de artigo” (www.ccarevista.ufc.br).
Figures: Graphs, photographs or drawings should use the generic name Figure followed by consecutive Arabic numerals and legend at the bottom. Graphs should be prepared using software compatible with Microsoft Windows. The RESOLUTION must be at least 500 dpi and they should be sent as files separate from the text file. Figures should be 8.2cm wide and not exceed 17cm. The font should be Times New Roman, size 10, and bold type should not be used to identify the axes. The Journal of Agronomic Science reserves the right not to accept tables or figures in landscape format or which are more than 17cm wide. Tables and Figures should be inserted immediately after their first reference.
Equations: should be typed using the equation editor in Word in Times New Roman font. Equations should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. The default size should be:
Acknowledgments: directed at individuals or institutions, can come immediately after the findings, they should be serious and unambiguous and indicate your reasons for including them.
References: should be presented in alphabetical order of author and following NBR 6023 of August 2002 of the ABNT. 60% OF THE TOTAL REFERENCES SHOULD COME FROM INDEXED SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS WITH A PUBLICATION DATE OF LESS THAN 10 YEARS. With respect to periodicals, information concerning the place of publication is not required, but titles should not be abbreviated. A total of 20 to 30 references is recommended.
Chapter in a book
Conference proceedings papers
Conference proceedings papers by internet
Conference proceedings papers in CD
COME FROM INDEXED SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS WITH A PUBLICATION DATE OF LESS THAN 10 YEARS. With respect to periodicals, information concerning the place of publication is not required, but titles should not be abbreviated. A total of 20 to 30 references is recommended.
3. Checklist - Revista Ciência Agronômica
Aimed at facilitating the process of submitting an article, the Editorial Board of Revista Ciência Agronômica, has developed a checklist so that an author is able to
check all formatting of his own manuscript, BEFORE submitting it for publication. The checklist was prepared in accordance with the rules of the Revista Ciência Agronômica. NEGATIVE answers to this checklist mean that your article needs to be further tailored to the journal’s guidelines, and the submission of such articles will result in their return and subsequent delay in processing.
A. With reference to the work
B. With reference to formatting
4 Does work which is ready to be submitted online, leave out the names of the authors?
2 Should your answers all be in the AFFIRMATIVE, your work can be sent in with greater confidence. If you still have any NEGATIVE answers, your work will be returned, delaying the submission process.
Remember: If your work is returned for a second time due to non-compliance with the guidelines, especially in the case of references, your submission will be cancelled and no refund of the submission fee will be made. It is very important therefore, for authors to check carefully whether the article is in accordance with the standards required by the Revista Ciência Agronômica.
3 Try always to monitor the status of your work on the journal’s site (http://ccarevista.ufc.br) using the online system for article management.
4 This checklist does not replace a technical review made by the magazine, and which will be undergone by all articles submitted.
Submission of manuscripts
The cost is R$ 45.00 (forty-five Brazilian reals) per edited page in its final form. A non-refundable deposit of R$ 100.00 (one hundred Brazilian reals) will be required upon submission. Proof of deposit or transfer should be sent by email to the RCA (email@example.com).
Where text requires colour printing, an additional fee of R$ 80.00 (eighty reals) per page must be paid. All deposits or transfers should be made to: REVCIENAGRON ALEK - Banco do Brasil: Banking Agency: 4439-3 Savings Account: 13.215-2 Var 01
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