ISSN 2175-7860 printed version
Scope and Policy
Rodriguesia is an open acess journal. All the papers in the journal are available freely with online full-text content. It publishes original scientific articles, reviews, opinion and scientific notes in various areas of plant biology (taxonomy, systematics and evolution, physiology, phytochemistry, ultrastructure, cytology, anatomy, palynology, development, genetics, reproductive biology, ecology, ethnobotany and phylogeography), the History of Botany and topics related to Botanical Gardens.
It's recommended that papers submitted to Rodriguésia exceed the pure descriptive approach, revealing interpretation related to morphology, ecology, evolution or conservation.
Opinion or review articles may be accepted through voluntary demand or at the request of the editorial board.
Manuscripts should be prepared in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Manuscripts submitted in English will be given priority for publication. This Journal offers free immediate access to its contents, following the principles of free availability of the woldwide scientific knowledge.
The Rodriguésia accepts manuscripts provided that all authors have approved the manuscript submitted; the results or ideas presented in the manuscript are original; the manuscript has not been submitted to another journal, unless the manuscript has been refused by that other journal or the author asks that other journal to withdraw the manuscript from the submission process; the manuscript has been prepared in agreement with the latest version of the Guidelines for Publication in Rodriguésia.
If accepted and published, the article (or its parts) cannot be published elsewhere, except with the consent of the Editor-in-chief; the reproduction and proper use can not receive any profit, presenting educational purposes only. Any other cases must be examined by the Editor-in-chief.
The scientific content, grammar and spelling within an article are the sole responsibility of its author.
Peer Review Process
Original papers submitted to Rodriguésia will be evaluated by the Editor-in-chief and assistant editors, in order to define its specific area; then the manuscript will be sent to the Area-editor, who will send it to two ad hoc reviewers. Comments and suggestions of reviewers and the Area-editor decision will be sent back to the authors for any eventual modification of format and/or content. After the manuscript is approved, the complete text with comments from reviewers and Area-editor will be evaluated by the Editor-in-chief. Only the Editor-in-chief may, exceptionally, change the recommendations made by the Area-editor and reviewers, always informing the authors.
An electronic proof will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author, for his approval. This will have to be returned in up to five working days from receivership, to the Editorial-board of the Journal.
Manuscripts that do not follow the norms below will be returned.
Following their publication, the articles will be available digitally (PDF, AdobeAcrobat) on this site. We will also provide 10 offprints of each published article.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Original Papers: only original papers will be accepted in the following areas: Plant Biology, History of Botany and Botanic Gardens.
Reviews Papers: preference will be given to articles invited by the Editorial Board, however, voluntary contributions are welcome.
Point of View Papers: letters to the editor, comments on other relevant publications and ideas, evaluations and others are welcome
Short Communication: this publication format is composed by succint and conclusive information (preliminary data are not accepted) that are not approppriately included in an original paper. New techniques or their modification can be presented.
Original and Review papers
First page – must include the title, authors, institutes, financial support, address of corresponding author and abbreviated title. The title has to be concise nd objective, expressing the general idea of the contents. Title should appear in bold with capital letters only where needed.
Second page – must have Abstract (including title in English), Resumo (including title in Portuguese or Spanish) and key words (up to five, in English, Portuguese or Spanish, in alphabetic order). Abstracts and Resumos must contain up to 200 words.
Text – To be started on a new page, organized under the following sections: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References.
When appropriate, the Results may be amalgamated with the Discussion.
Titles and subtitles must be in bold.
Figures and tables to be numbered in arabic according with their appearance in the text.
Reference citations should follow the examples: Miller (1993), Miller & Maier (1994), Baker et al. (1996) for three or more authors; or (Miller 1993), (Miller & Maier 1994), (Baker et al. 1996), (Miller 1993; Miller & Maier 1994). Papers form the same author or sequence of citations must appear in chronological order.
Examined material in taxonomic papers must follow the order: place and collecting date, buds, fl. or fr. (for phenology), name and collector number (using et al. when more than two collectors are cited) and herbarium acronym(s) between parenthesis, following Index Herbariorum (Thiers, continuously updated ). When there is no collector number, the herbarium number of the specimen, together with the herbarium acronym, should be cited. Countries and state/province names should be cited in full, in capital letters and in alphabetic order, followed by the respective records.
Example: BRASIL. BAHIA: Ilhéus, Reserva da CEPEC, 15.XII.1996, fl. e fr., R.C. Vieira et al. 10987 (MBM, RB, SP).
Decimal numbers should be separated by comma in papers in Portuguese and Spanish (e.g. 10,5 m) and full stop in papers in English (e.g. 10.5 m). Separate values from their units with a space (except in percentages, degrees, minutes and seconds). Use abbreviations for metric units from the international System - Systeme Internacional d´Unités (SI) and widely accepted chemical symbols. Other abbreviations may be used as far as preceeded by their full meaning in their first mention.
Figures - Maps, drawings, graphs and photos are to be classified as figures. Photos and drawings belonging to the same figure must be organized in plates (e.g.: Fig. 1a-d – Meaning that the figure 1 has four pictures or drawings). All figures must be cited in order of appearance and must never be included in the text file.
Plates must have 15 cm wide x 19 cm tall (maximum height allowed); figures to fit a single column are also accepted (i.e. 7.2 cm wide x 19 cm tall).
Graphs must be presented in black and white.
Figure citation in the text must be as follows: “When analysing Figures 25 and 26....” “Lindman (Fig. 3a) highlighted the following characters for the species...”
Sending images to the journal:
Captions – must follow the file with the complete manuscript. Captions of figures or graphs in articles in Portuguese or Spanish must have an English version.
References – All references cited in the text must be listed under this item, in alphabetical order of the surname of the first author, with only the first letter of the surname in capital letter, followed by all other authors. If the same author(s) published more than one paper in the same year, the date should be followed by letters to indicate that. Journal titles should not be abbreviated.
De Steven, D. 1994. Tropical tree seedling dynamics: recruitment patterns and their population consequences for three canopy species in Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology 10: 369-383.
Lee, R.E. 2008. Phycology. 2ª ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 644p.
Borges, E.E.L. & Rena, A.B. 1993. Germinação de sementes. In: Aguiar, I.B.; Piña-Rodrigues; F.C.M. & Figliolia, M.B. (eds.). Sementes florestais tropicais. ABRATES, Brasília. Pp. 83-135.
Cogniaux, A. 1883-1885. Melastomataceae. In: Martius, C.F.P. von; Eichler, A.W. & Urban, I. (eds.). Flora brasiliensis. Lipsae, Munchen. Vol.14. Pp 206-480.
Costa, C.G. 1989. Morfologia e anatomia dos órgãos vegetativos em desenvolvimento de Marcgravia polyantha Delp. (Marcgraviaceae). Tese de Doutorado. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo. 325p.
Quinet, A.; Baitello, J.B. & Moraes, P.L.R. 2010. Lauraceae. In: Forzza, R.C. et al. (eds.). Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Disponível em <http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/FB000143>. Acesso em 22 Jan 2011.
IUCN. 2009. IUCN redlist of threatened species. Disponível em <http://www.biodiversitas.org.br/floraBr/iucn.pdf>. Acesso em 15 Dez 2010.
Thiers, B. 2010. [continuously updated]. Index Herbariorum: A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden's Virtual Herbarium. Disponível em http://sweetgum.nybg.org/ih/. Acesso em 14 Jan 2010.
Must be organized in a similar way to the original papers, with the following modificatons:
Text – not to be broken down into sections (Introduction, Material and Methods, Discussion). Acknowledgements appear without title, as a last paragraph. References, tables and figures are treated as for original papers.
Point of View
These must have an abstract/resumo, title, text and references (when needed). The text has to be concise, objective and figures will not be allowed unless absolutely necessary.
Conflicts of Interests
Authors should declare no conflict of interests (personal, scientific, commercial, political or economic) in the manuscript being submitted. Otherwise, a letter should be sent directly to the Editor-in-chief.
Authors will agree with: (a) the exclusive publication of the paper in this journal; (b) the automatic transfer of copyright and permissions to the journal’s publisher. Authors accept the intellectual and legal responsibility for the results and the considerations presented.
Privacy StatementThe names and addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the purposes of this conference are not available for other purposes or to third parties.
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