ISSN 0034-737X printed version
ISSN 2177-3491 on-line version



General Information

Revista Ceres is a bimonthly Scientific Journal of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, that publishes original articles related to plant production and biotechnology, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry,  food science and technology, agricultural economics and rural extension, agricultural engineering and forestry.

In August 1939, the Escola Superior de Agricultura e Veterinária de Minas Gerais (College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Minas Gerais), now the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Federal University of Viçosa), published the first issue of Ceres. The name was extended to Revista Ceres from September/October 1944. Its first board of directors was formed by the eminent Professors Nello de Moura Rangel, Geraldo Gonçalves Carneiro, Octavio Drummond, Edgard de Vasconcelos Barros and Arlindo de Paula Gonçalves. Today, after more than 70 years of existence, it is one of the oldest agricultural journals in Brazil.

Initially, the journal published both original scientific papers and technical communications, but, over the years, it has become increasingly scientific and the last technical communications were published in 1959. Currently, the journal also publishes articles written in Portuguese, Spanish or English as a means to provide greater visibility to papers.

By January/February 2011, Revista Ceres had published 335 issues in 58 volumes totalizing 3132 papers. Currently, it prints 550 copies per issue, which are distributed in 59 countries, mainly by exchange of similar journals, as well as donations to Brazilian research institutions and universities. Since 2008, Revista Ceres has provided open access to its articles at the site Subscription is not currently required to access Revista Ceres contents online.

Its abbreviated title is Rev. Ceres (Impr.), which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


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  • Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior CAPES,


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