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The Journal publishes full-length research papers, short communications, invited review articles and letters to the editor.

Standard research papers: Should report complete and original work, in which the reproducibility of results is clearly established. The full text should not exceed 25 pages, including references, figures and tables.

Short communications: Should report conclusive results and not preliminary data. It is an alternative format to describe, more concisely, partial results of a larger work, or reporting conclusive results based on a smaller amount of data. The full text should not exceed 15 printed pages, including references, figures and tables.

Reviews: Should be an in-depth report on the state-of-the-art of a particular topic written at the invitation of the Editorial Board, with unlimited number of pages.

Letters to the Editor: Should present, in an informal way, technical and scientific topics of interest to the agricultural and biological sciences community. Their publication will be determined by the Editorial Board.


Author Guidelines


  • The paper file should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (version 97-2003), justified, double spaced, Times New Roman, size 12.
  • Page size should correspond to A4, with 3cm margins.
  • Pages must have lines sequentially numbered (On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Line Numbers. To number consecutively throughout the document, click Continuous.)


  • Articles should be no longer than 25 pages, including references, figures and tables.
  • Communications should have a maximum of 15 pages, including references, figures and tables.


Articles and communications must have a maximum of six authors.

The journal Revista Ceres receives and publishes articles in Portuguese, English and Spanish. From 2016, regardless of the language in which the article has been submitted, at least 50% of the articles will be published in English. Which articles should be published in English Language will be matter of the Editorial Committee decision. The Editorial Committee will use as decision criteria the global scope of the topic and the increasing visibility of Brazilian science. Once chosen the articles to be published in English, if they have undergone in another language, it is up to the authors provide its translation and send the translated version to Revista Ceres, accompanied by the translation certificate issued by the responsable, in a maximum period of twenty days.

The following translators will be accepted:

Natural person:

(Portugueses/English – English/Portuguese)
Evelyn Jardim de Oliveira -
Isabel Rademaker Valença -

(Portuguese/Espanish– Espanish/Portuguese)
Leidy Yibeth Deantonio Florido -
Lina Carazo -

Legal person:


Title: The title should be no longer than 20 words, centered and in bold. Only the first word should have the first letter capitalized and the rest lowercase, except in appropriate cases (e.g. scientific names Phaseolus vulgaris). If necessary, insert a footnote at the end, using superscript arabic numerals (see footnote item).

Authors' names: The authors' names should be listed in sequence separated by commas and centered below the title, italicized, written in full and capitalized. Each author should be identified by a footnote. The corresponding author is always the person who enters the manuscript details and uploads the submission files.

Maria Célia da Silva2, Antônio José da Silva3, Ana Maria da Silva4, Simone da Silva Fonseca5

Footnote: The first footnote must provide information about the article (if from a thesis, dissertation, etc.., and funding source) and the others, about each of the authors, in the following order: institution, department, city, state, country and e-mail. The footnote referring to the corresponding author must contain, in addition to the e-mail, a phone number for contact. Do not use abbreviations for any information in the footnote.

1This work is part of the dissertation of the first author.
2Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Fitopatologia, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil. (31) 3891-0000.

*Corresponding author:

Abstract: The word ABSTRACT should flush to the left margin, all capitalized and bold. The text of this section should start with one or two introductory lines, be one-paragraph long and not exceed 250 words. The text of the abstract should contain, in general, the hypothesis, objectives, material and methods, expressive results and conclusion. The abstract should start on the line following the title of this section.

Key words: At least three and at most six terms, in a paragraph subsequent to the ABSTRACT. Should be spelled with lowercase (except for scientific names), separated by commas, preferably without repeating words contained in the title.

Introduction: The heading of this section, INTRODUCTION, should flush to the left margin, all capitalized and bold. The introduction should emphasize the scientific problem to be solved in the work, inform the reader the importance of the research and present its relation with other published works on the subject. The final paragraph must contain a statement which clearly and explicitly states the objectives of the study.

Material and Methods: The heading of this section, "MATERIAL AND METHODS", should flush to the left margin, all capitalized and bold. This section should describe in detail how the work was performed in such a way that another researcher may be able to replicate the experiment.
Revista CERES requires that the statistical procedures are specified in the Article, including the experimental design, the number of repetitions and the statistical technique used. When there is no statistical design, the article should clearly describe how the research was conducted and which statistical method was used to analyze data. When the treatments consist of quantitative factors with three or more levels, the response variables must be subjected to regression analysis. If it is of interest to compare the levels with a standard treatment or control, the test should be Dunnett. Exceptional cases will be evaluated by the Editorial Board. Research involving human or animal experimentation should state in the first paragraph the protocol approved by the Animal Ethics Committee or the Human Ethics Committee.

Results and Discussion: The heading of this section, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, should flush to the left margin, all capitalized and bold. The text must be clear, concise and well-founded on the literature. Results and discussion are sections that can come together or separate.
NOTICE: the sections Material and Methods and Results and Discussion may contain subsections indicated by headings written in italic and bold, capital and small letters and centered.

Conclusions: The word CONCLUSIONS should flush to the left margin, all capitalized and bold. The conclusions should be concise and present new findings of the research based on data presented and discussed in the study.

References: The word REFERENCES should flush to the left margin, all capitalized and bold. References should be listed in alphabetical order. Use the format as in the following examples:

a) Journal articles:

Anselme KL (2000) Review: Osteoblast adhesion on biomaterials. Biomaterials, 21:667-681.

Davies JE & Baldan N (1997) Scan electron microscopy of the bone-bioactive implant interface. Journal of Biomedical Material Research, 36:429-440.

Conz MB, Granjeiro JM & Soares GA (2005) Physicochemical characterization of six commercial hydroxyapatites for medical-dental applications on bone graft. Journal of Applied Oral Sciences, 13:136-140.

b) Books:

Orefice RL, Pereira MM & Mansur HS (2006) Biomateriais. Fundamentos e aplicações. 3ª ed. Rio de Janeiro, Cultura Médica. 538p.

c) Book chapters:

Costa EF, Brito RAL & Silva EM (1994) Cálculos e manejo da quimigação nos sistemas pressurizados. In: Costa EF, Vieira RF & Viana PA (Eds.) Quimigação. Aplicação de produtos químicos e biológicos via irrigação. Brasília, EMBRAPA. p. 183-200.

d) Conference proceedings articles:

Junqueira Netto A, Sediyama T, Sediyama CS & Rezende PM (1982) Análise de adaptabilidade e estabilidade de dezesseis cultivares de feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) em seis municípios do sul de Minas Gerais. In: 1ª Reunião Nacional de Pesquisa de Feijão, Goiânia. Anais, EMBRAPA/CNPAF). p.47-48.

e) Theses and dissertations:

Wutke EB (1998) Desempenho do feijoeiro em rotação com milho e adubos verdes. Tese de Doutorado. Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Piracicaba, 146 p.

f) CD-ROM:

França MHC & Omar JHDH (2004) Estimativa da função de produção do arroz no estado do Rio Grande do Sul: 1969 a 1999. In: 2º Encontro de Economia Gaúcha, Porto Alegre. Anais, FEE. CD-ROM.

g) Web site:

Darolt MR & Skora Neto F (2002) Sistema de plantio direto em agricultura orgânica. Available at: <>. Accessed on: 23 April 2009.

h) Technical Bulletins:

Bastos DC, Scarpare Filho JA, Fatinansi JC, Pio R & Spósito MB (2004) A cultura da lichia. Piracicaba, DIBD/ESALQ. 23p. (Boletim técnico, 26).

i) Statistical software:

R development core team (2010) R: A Language and environment for statistical computing. Vienna, R Foundation for Statistical Computing. Disponível em: . Acessado em: 01 de janeiro de 2012.

SAS Institute Inc. (2002) Statistical Analysis System user's guide. Version 9.0. Cary, Statistical Analysis System Institute. 513p.

Universidade Federal de Viçosa (2007) SAEG: Sistema para Análises Estatísticas e Genéticas. Versão 9.1. Viçosa, Fundação Arthur Bernardes. CD-ROM.

j) Legislation:

Brasil (2000) Instrução Normativa no. 01, de 07 de janeiro de 2000. Regulamento técnico geral para fixação dos padrões de identidade e qualidade para polpa de fruta. DOU, 10/01/2000, Seção 1, p.259.

Brasil (2001) Resolução RDC n. 12, de 02 janeiro de 2001. Aprova o Regulamento técnico sobre padrões microbiológicos para alimentos. DOU, 02/01/2001, Seção 1, p.174.

Any citations made in the manuscript text must be presented in the format: (Author, Year), (Author & Author, Year), (Author et al., Year) or (Silva, 1999; Arariki & Borges, 2003, Santos et al., 2007), always in ascending chronological order. The reference should be cited at the end of a sentence that expresses a complete idea. When the authors' names are part of the text, the date of the cited publication comes in brackets after the author's name, as in the examples: Fontes (1999), Borges & Loreno (2007), Batista et al. (2005).

Citing indirect sources: All efforts should be undertaken to consult the primary source, the source of the original information; however, if it is essential, secondary source can be used as follows: in your in-text citation, cite the last name of the author of the primary source and the year of publication followed by the phrase "as cited in" and the last name of the author of the secondary source and the year of publication, as in the example: According to Borges (2003) as cited in Smith (2007) or According to Borges (2003, as cited in Smith, 2007). The full citation of the secondary source must be included in the reference list.

Personal communication: Do not include personal communication in the reference list, only in a footnote. Cite the communicator's last name followed by the phrase "Personal communication", the date of the communication, and name, state and country of the institution to which the communicator is linked.

Funding and support: Authors must inform whether they received funding or support of any institution that offers financial support to research.


The figures and tables should be added as individual pages at the end of the document, numbered with Arabic numerals and captions should be placed below the figures and above the tables.

Figures and tables should not repeat the same data. Figures submitted in the electronic version must provide a minimum resolution of 300 dpi in TIFF or JPG format. Figures that have already been published must contain, under the captions, information on their source (author, date).

The full bibliographic reference of the figures' source must be included in the reference list. Authors will be charged for costs of color figures.

Table: The term refers to a set of data arranged in rows and columns. Tables should not contain any vertical lines; draw horizontal lines to separate the head and the foot of the table. The title comes after the word Table, sequentially numbered in Arabic numerals and is introduced in the text as Table.

Figure: It refers to any diagram, picture or a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible shape: drawings, photographs, maps, graphs, diagrams, charts, scatter plots etc. The caption comes after the word Figure sequentially numbered in Arabic numerals and is introduced in the text as Figure.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. Tables, figures and equations are in JPG format, 300dpi, and inserted after the References, one on each page.


The journal Revista CERES does not charge submission fees, aiming to promote the universalization of knowledge and allow equal conditions for all researchers. However, for articles approved and selected for publication, a R$ 250.00 (two hundred and fifty Reais) fee will be charged.

The payment of the publication fee should be done through a bank slip generated in the FUNARBE website ( ceres). Authors will be informed about the issuance of the slip when they receive the printing proof.

Please be advised that our journal is not for profit. Therefore, these fees are charged solely to fund the publication.


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