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Types of articles

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.




  • The text should be double-spaced in Microsoft Word, centered, Times New Roman font at 12 points.
  • Page format should be A4, within 3-cm margins.
  • Pages should present sequentially numbered lines (numbering should follow the sequence: page layout/number of lines/continuous).


  • Papers should have no more than 25 pages, including references, illustrations, and tables
  • Communications should have no more than 15 pages, including references, illustrations, and tables.


  • Articles and communications should have no more than six authors.


Ceres Journal
 accepts submission only in English.

Below there is a list of suggested translators:

Evelyn Jardim de Oliveira -
Isabel Rademaker Valença -

Manuscripts and short reports

Authors should indicate the area and subareas of the manuscript, before the title to facilitate the sending of manuscripts to the reviewers. At the bottom of this page are listed the areas and sub-areas of CERES Journal.


The manuscripts must have the following sections:


The NAME OF THE AUTHORS, the FOOTNOTES, and the AUTHORS CONTRIBUTION should be sent in a separate document, in "additional documents”.

The FOOTNOTES should have the following information:
The first note should provide information on the manuscript (whether it was extracted from a thesis, dissertation, etc., and financing source) and the others, information on affiliation of each of the authors, according to the following order: Institution, department (whether there was one), city, state, country and email. Do not use any abbreviation of any information on the footnote.
For authors affiliated with the same institution and department, the same footnote should be used.
      1 This work is part of the first author’s Master Dissertation.
      2Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Fitopatologia, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.;;
      3Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
    *Corresponding author:

In AUTHORS CONTRIBUTION, it should be specified what was the contribution of each one of the authors in carring the research.


The title should have no more than 20 words, centered on the page and in bold. Only the first word should be with the first letter capitalized and the others in lowercase, except the necessary cases (for example, scientific names; Phaseolus vulgaris). When needed, the footnote is introduced at its final using superscript Arabic number (see footnote item).



The word “ABSTRACT” should be written in upper case letter, aligned to the left and in bold type. This section consists of no more than 200 words in one paragraph. The text should contain hypothesis, objectives, material, and methods; the achieved expressive results and conclusion. The abstract should start on the line following the title of this section.


Key words should not exceed a minimum of three words and a maximum of six words and should be cited in the paragraph following the abstract. The first letter of the key word is written in lowercase (except scientific names) and, separated preferentially by a semicolon without repeating the words contained in the title of the paper.


The title of this section, “INTRODUCTION,” should be written in the uppercase letter, aligned to the left. The introduction should be in the study itself, situating the reader on its importance, hypothesis of the study and the objectives, which are expressed at the end of the introduction.


The title of this section, "MATERIALS AND METHODS," should be written in capital letters, aligned to the left. The "MATERIAL AND METHODS " section should be written in sufficient details so that the work can be repeated. CERES Journal requires that the statistical procedures be specified in the article, including the design used, the number of repetitions and the statistical technique used. When no design was used, the article should describe how the experiment was conducted, and which statistical technique was used for data analyses. When the treatments are made up of quantitative factors with three or more levels, the response variables should be submitted to analysis of regression. If the comparison of the levels of the standard or control is of interest, the Dunnett test of  should be used. The Editorial Board will evaluate special cases.

Research involving animal experimentation or humans should explain the protocol of approval by any Committee and Ethics in Animal Experimentation or Committee of Ethics in Research with Human Beings – or similar - in the first paragraph.


The title of the section, "RESULTS AND DISCUSSION," should be written in capital letters, aligned to the left. The text should be clear and concise, supported by the relevant literature. Results and Discussion are sections that may be written together or separate.

Note: The sections Material and Methods and Results and Discussion may contain subsections, indicated by subheadings written in italics and bold. The first letter should be capitalized and centered.


The title of the "CONCLUSIONS" section should be capitalized, aligned to the left. The conclusions should be concise and derived from the data presented and discussed. Each conclusion must be state in a new paragraph.


The title of the "REFERENCES" section should be capitalized, aligned to the left. References should be listed alphabetically. The following are the examples:

a) Journal articles:

Pinto JD (2006) A review of the new world genera of Trichogrammatidae (Hymenoptera). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 15:38–163.

Possenti JC & Villela FA (2010) Efeito do molibdênio aplicado via foliar e via sementes sobre o potencial fisiológico e produtividade de sementes de soja. Revista Brasileira de Sementes, 32:143–150.

Martinez HEP, Poltronieri Y & Cecon PR (2015) Supplying zinc salt tablets increased zinc concentration and yield of coffee trees. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 38:136-140.

Stefanello Júnior GJ, Grützmacher AD, Spagnol D, Pasini RA, Bonez C & Moreira DC (2012)

Persistência de agrotóxicos utilizados na cultura do milho ao parasitoide Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, 1879 (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Ciência Rural, 42:17-23.

b) Books:

Mengel K & Kirkby EA (2001) Principles of plant nutrition. 5ª ed. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers. 849p.

c) Book chapters:

Martinez HEP, Neves JCL, & Alvarez VH (2017) Mineral Nutrition and Fertilization. In: Adriana Farah (Ed.) Coffee: Chemistry, Quality and Health. London, Royal Society of Chemistry. p.99-999.

d) Works in Annals of Congress:

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) Thesis and dissertations:

Fritsche-Neto R (2011) Seleção genômica ampla e novos métodos de melhoramento do milho. Tese de Doutorado. Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa. 39p.

Hanauer JG (2011) Crescimento, desenvolvimento e produtividade em cultivo de cana-planta e cana-soca de um ano em Santa Maria, RS. Dissertação de Mestrado. Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria. 81p.

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: 2° Encontro de Economia Gaúcha, Porto Alegre. Anais, FEE. CD-ROM.

g) Internet:

Darolt MR & Skora Neto F (2002) Sistema de plantio direto em agricultura orgânica. Disponível em: Access April, 23, 2013.

h) Technical bulletin:

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

Cruz I (1995) A lagarta-do-cartucho na cultura do milho. Sete Lagoas, Embrapa/Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Milho e Sorgo. 45 p. (Circular Técnica, 21).

i) Statistical software:

R development core team (2010) R: A Language and environment for statistical computing. Vienna, R Foundation for Statistical Computing. Access January 01, 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:

Brazil (2000) Normative instruction number 01 of January 7, 2000. General Technical Regulamentation for fixation of identity and quality standards for fruit pulp. DOU, 01/10/2000, Section1, p.259.

Brazil (2001) Resolution RDC n. 12 of January 2, 2001. Approval of technical regulamentation on microbiologial standards for food. DOU, 01/02/2001, Section 1, p.174

k) Citation in the text

References should be cited in the text, following 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. Reference should be cited at the end of a period expressing a complete idea. When the authors' names are an integral part of the text, the date of publication is cited in parentheses, just after the author's name is mentioned, according to examples: Fontes (2008), Borges & Loreno (2014), Batista et al. (2016).

l) Citation of a citation

Every effort should be made to consult the original document. However, this is not always possible. In this case, information already mentioned by other authors may be reproduced. The following procedure can be used: the last name of the author of the document not consulted is cited in the text with the year of publication, followed by the expression cited by and the last name of the author of the document consulted with the year of publication; the complete reference of the source consulted should be included in the list of references.

m) Personal communication

Personal communication is not part of the list of references, so it is placed only in a footnote. The author’s last name is followed by the expression “personal communication,” the date of the communication, name, state, and country of the Institution to which the author is linked.


Authors must inform if they were granted with financing or support from institution.
Authors must inform whether there is – or no – any conflict of interests in carrying the research  and publishing the manuscript.


The faking of data is a serious misconduct.

The  CERES Journal uses the CrossRef Similarity Check  software as na antiplagiarism tool.

The originality statement is compulsory and should be attached to “additional documents.” It should be printed, signed by all authors and scanned. A statement for each author may be sent if a unique document will all signatures of all authors cannot be sent. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

The Statement model is at the bottom of this page.

Norms for figures and tables

The figures and tables should be positioned after their citation in the body of the text.

The final diagramming of the manuscript can modify the positioning of the figures and tables in the text.
Figures and tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals, with the caption positioned below the figures and above the tables.

Figures and tables should not repeat the same data. Figures submitted in electronic format must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, in JPG format. Any illustration that has already been published must contain, below the legend, data on the source (author, date) from which it was extracted.

The full bibliographic reference related to the source of the illustration should appear in the References section. The cost of printing colored illustrations will be charged.


The term refers to the set of alphanumeric data ordered in rows and columns. It should be constructed only with horizontal separation lines in the header and at the end of the table. The caption initially receives the word Table, followed by the order number in Arabic numerals, separated from the table statement by two points and is referred to in the text as Table. Columns made up of fractional numbers; these should be aligned with the comma.


The term refers to any illustration consisting of or presenting lines and dots: drawing, photograph, graphic, flowchart, layout, etc. The drawings, graphs, etc. should be very clear. The captions initially receive the word Figure, followed by the order number in Arabic numerals separated from the figure sentence by a colon and is referred to in the text as Figure.


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02 - Plant biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics
02.01 - Biosafety
02.02 - Plant Biotechnology
02.03 - Culture of Tissues
            02.03.1 - In Vitro Plants
02.04 - Genomics
            02.04.1 - Virology
02.05 – Plant-pathogen interaction molecular interaction
02.06 - Plant-Prague molecular interaction
02.07 - Molecular marker
02.08 - Morphoanatomy
02.09 - Plant propagation

06 - Agricultural Engineering (only: Irrigation and Drainage, Soil Physics, Agrometeorology, Precision Agriculture, Pesticide Technology and Application)
06.01 - Precision agriculture
06.03 - Agrometeorology
06.12 - Irrigation and drainage
06.14 - Environmental impact of technologies
06.15 - Direct sowing
06.16 - Soil preparation
06.20 - Pesticide application technology

09 - Physiology and morphology applied to agriculture
09.01 - Plant Anatomy
09.02 - Botany
            09.02.01 - Reproduction Biology
            09.02.02 - Floristics
09.05 - Plant ecophysiology
09.08 - Physiology of cultivated plants
            09.08.01 - Irrigated rice
            09.08.02 - Coffee
            09.08.03 - Wheat
09.10 - Metabolism and growth regulators
09.12 - Plant morphology
09.13 – Orchids
09.14 - Organogenic and metabolic processes
09.16 - Exogenous plant regulators
09.17 - Somaclonal variation

10 - Plant health
10.01 - Chemical Control
            10.01.01 - Chemical and cultural control
10.02 - Agricultural entomology
            10.02.01 - Biological control of pests
            10.02.02 - Behavior of Insects
            10.02.03 - Forest entomology
            10.02.04 - Plant-Prague molecular interaction
            10.02.05 - Integrated pest management
            10.02.07 - Semiochemicals
            10.02.08 - Taxonomy and bioecology of parasitoid hymenoptera
            10.02.09 - Agricultural acarology
10.03 - Phytopathology
            10.03.01 - Genetic Resistance of Plants to Pathogens
            10.03.02 - Resistance of Plants to Diseases
            10.03.03 - Phytopathogenic fungi and / or soil fungi
10.04 - Herbicides on soil
10.05 - Weed science
            10.05.02 - Weed biology
            10.05.03 - Phytosociology
            10.05.04 - Weed management and control
            10.05.06 - Integrated management of invasive plants
10.06 - Nematology
10.07 - Agricultural microbiology
10.08 - Virology

12 - Plant breeding applied to agriculture
12.01 - Biometrics
12.02 - Conservation and use of germplasm
12.03 - Evolution of Tropical Plants
12.04 - Plant Genetics
            12.04.01 - Quantitative Molecular Genetics
            12.04.02 - Plant Molecular Genetics
            12.04.03 - Quantitative genetics
12.05 - Plant Breeding
            12.05.01 - Breeding of cotton
            12.05.02 - Breeding of rice
            12.05.03 - Breeding of oats
            12.05.04 - Breeding of coffee
            12.05.05 - Breeding of fruit trees
            12.05.07 - Breeding of grain crops
            12.05.08 - Breeding of vegetables crops
            12.05.09 - Breeding of maize
            12.05.10 - Breeding of soybean 
12.06 - Plant Genetic Resources
            12.06.01 - Genetic Resources of native forest species
            12.06.02 - Genetic resources of forage plants
12.07 - Resistance of plants to diseases

14 and 16- Vegetative and seminiferous propagation
14.01 - Control of seed quality
14.02 - Seed Physiology
14.03 - Seed Pathology
14.04 - Forage Seed Production
14.05 - Seed technology

16.01 - Tissue Culture
            16.01.01 - Culture of ornamental in vitro
16.02 - Micropropagation
            16.02.01 - Micropropagation of Orchids and Bromeliads
16.03 - Propagation of Orchids
16.04 - Plant Propagation
16.05 - Propagation of Ornamental Plants
16.06 - Production of seedlings
16.07 - propagation by cuttings 
16.08 - Grafting

15 - Crop Production
15.01 - Organic Farming
15.02 - Agroecology
            15.02.01 - Green manure and organic fertilizers
15.03 - Bioenergy
            15.03.01 - Jatropha
15.04 - Cereals
            15.04.02. - Maize for Silage
            15.04.03 - Wheat
            15.04.04 - Rice
15.06 - Fruticulture
            15.06.01 - Temperate fruit
            15.06.02 - Tropical fruit
               - Passionflower
               - Pineapple
               - Citriculture
15.07 – Field Crops
            15.07.01 - Cotton
            15.07.02 - Coffee
               - Coffee arabica and canephora
               - Coffee quality
               - Post harvest of coffee
            15.07.03 - Sugarcane
15.08 - Grains - Legumes
            15.08.01. - Common bean
            15.08.02. - Soybean
15.09 - Management of Perennial Plants
15.10 – Horticultural crops
            15.10.01 – Greenhouse cropping
            15.10.02 - Hydroponics
15.11 - Medicinal plants
            15.11.01 - Chemistry of natural products
            15.11.02 - Essential oils
            15.11.03 - Pharmacobotanical
15.12 - Ornamental plants
            15.12.01 - Bromeliads
            15.12.02 - Cultivation without soil
            15.12.03 - Orchids
            15.12.04 - Landscaping
15.14 - Post Harvest
15.16 - Production of seedlings

17 - Soil and plant nutrition
17.01 - Fertilizers and manure
            17.01.01 - Fertigation
17.02 - Soil Fertility
17.03 - Soil Physics
17.04 - Genesis, morphology and classification
17.05 - Phytoremediation
17.06 - Geochemistry
17.07 - Geotechnical
17.08 - Soil management and conservation
            17.08.01 - No-till systems
            17.08.02 - Management and conservation of soil and water
            17.08.03 - Soil erosion
17.09 - Geoprocessing
17.10 - Organic matter
17.11 - Soil mechanics
17.12 - Heavy metals
17.13 - Microbiology and soil biochemistry
            17.13.01 - Biological fixation of nitrogen
17.14 - Micronutrients
17.15 - Mineralogy
17.16 - Mineral plant nutrition
            17.16.01 - Hydroponics
17.17 - Land use planning
17.18 - Direct sowing
17.19 - Pedology
17.20 - Soil Pollution
17.21 - Soil and Water Quality
17.22 - Soil Chemistry
17.23 - Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry
17.24 - Recovery of degraded areas
17.25 - Remote sensing
17.26 - Geographical information system
17.27 - Substrates
17.28 - Soil Chemistry
17.29 - Stable Isotopes

18 - Production and animal health applied to agriculture
18.1 - Production and animal welfare
18.2 - Experimentation in animal production
18.3 - Crop and livestock integration
18.4 - Management of production animals
18.5 - Animal breeding
            18.5.1 - Biotechnology
            18.5.2 - Genetics
            18.5.3 - Bird Breeding
            18.5.4 - Monogastric Breeding
            18.5.5 - Swine Breeding
            18.5.6 - Fish Breeding
            18.5.7 - Ruminants Breeding
               - Cattle
               - Dairy Cattle
               - Buffalo
               - Goats
               - Sheep
18.6 - Animal nutrition
            18.6.1 - Farm Management
            18.6.2 - Food Analysis
            18.6.3 - Bird Nutrition
            18.6.4 - Monogastric Nutrition
            18.6.5 - Swine Nutrition
            18.6.6 - Fish Nutrition
            18.6.7 - Ruminants Nutrition
               - Cattle
               - Dairy Cattle
               - Buffalo
               - Goats
               - Sheep
18.7 - Grazing and Forage Farming
            18.7.1 - Forage farming
            18.7.2 - Grazing management
            18.7.3 - Grazing Breeding

18.8 - Animal production
            18.8.1 - Poultry Production
            18.8.2 - Monogastric Production
            18.8.3 - Pig production
            18.8.4 - Fish Production
            18.8.5 - Ruminant Production
               - Cattle
               - Dairy Cattle
               - Buffalo
               - Goats
               - Sheep

18. 9 - Animal Reproduction
            18.9.1 - Biotechnology of Reproduction
            18.9.2 - Bird Reproduction
            18.9.3 - Monogastric Reproduction
            18.9.4 - Swine Reproduction
            18.9.5 - Fish Reproduction
            18.9.6 - Reproduction of Ruminants
               - Cattle
               - Dairy Cattle
               - Buffalo
               - Goats
               - Sheep

18.10 - Environmental Sanitation and Environmental Health
            18.10.1 - Waste Management
            18.10.2 - Quality and environmental pollution
            18.10.3 - Natural resources
18.11 - Animal Health
            18.11.1 - Birds
            18.11.2 - Ruminants
            18.11.3 - Swine
            18.11.4 - Monogastric

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