The Acta Scientiarum: Agronomy publishes original articles in all areas of Agronomy.
Agricultural Engineering - Irrigation
Genetics and Plant Breeding
Soils and Plant Nutrition
Abstracts in Portuguese and English, up to 200 words, shall contain brief information on the aims of the research, experimental material, methods employed, results and conclusion. Key words, up to six, in Portuguese and English, shall be added at the end of the abstracts and should not include words found in the title.
Figures and Tables should be preferentially 7.65 cm wide, not exceeding 16 cm.
Digitalized Figures should have a 300 dpi resolution and recorded in jpg. Colored illustrations will not be accepted.
The International Measurement System is mandatory.
Equations should be in software compatible to text editor.
Variables should be identified after the equation.
Utilize regression analyze for quantitative factors.
Eighty percent (80%) of the references should have been listed on the database ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus or SciELO during the last 10 years. Preference to international citations
of articles is recommended. Citations from theses, dissertations, monographs, proceedings, abstracts, expanded summaries, newspapers, magazines, technical bulletins and electronic documents will not be accepted. Author Guidelines
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS AND STYLESHEET
a) On submission the full name(s) of the author(s) (six at the most), her/his/their institutional address(es) and the e-mail of the author for correspondence should be inserted.
1. Acta Scientiarum. Agronomy, ISSN 1807-8621 (print) and ISSN 1807-8621 (on-line), is published four times a year by the State University of Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
2. The journal publishes original articles in all areas of Agronomy, including soil sciences, agricultural entomology, soil fertility and manuring, soil physics, physiology of cultivated plants, phytopathology, phyto-health, phytotechny, genesis, morphology and soil classification, management and conservation of soil, integrated management of plant pests, vegetal improvement, agricultural microbiology, agricultural parasitology, production and processing of seeds.
3. Author(s) should state that the manuscript, reporting original work, was not sent, in part or in whole, for publication to another scientific journal. This statement may be found at down.
4. Data, concepts, opinions and the preciseness of works cited are the author's/ authors' entire responsibility. Mention of products and commercial trademarks do not imply in any recommendation for use by the journal's editorial board.
5. Research should be based on the most advanced and state-of-the-art techniques. When necessary, a declaration of the institution's Ethic and Bio-security Board should be attached.
6. Articles should be written in English. Articles received before 2009 will be published in the language in which they were submitted or in an English translation.
7. Articles will be reviewed by three peers acknowledged for their scientific production and research, from higher institutions in Brazil and abroad. After the necessary corrections and possible suggestions, the paper shall be accepted if two peers give a favorable statement; the article will be rejected if two peer reviews are unfavorable.
8. Articles are to be sent via Internet through the Portal ACTA homepage. http://www.uem.br/acta
9. Conflict of interests may be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. Conflict of interests occurs when authors, revisors or editors have vested interests that may affect the writing or the evaluation of unpublished papers.
Authors are requested that on submitting a paper for possible publication they should acknowledge or disclose financial conflicts or others that may have affected their scientific work. Authors should identify all financial funding given during the execution of their work and other personal bonds with regard to the above. The revisor should inform the editors on any conflict of interests that may influence the manuscript's analysis and should declare him/herself ineligible for this particular task.
10. Articles in English accepted for publication shall be corrected by the American Journal Experts.
11. Articles dealing with field experiences shall only be accepted for publication if data of at least two years of agricultural evaluation are given.
12. Formatation and other conventions are set below:
b) Articles should be subdivided into the
following subtitles (in bold and unnumbered): Abstracts and Key Words in Portuguese and English; Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (Optional) and References.
c) The title, up to twenty words, in Portuguese and English, must be to the point. A Running Title, up to six words, is also mandatory.
d) Abstracts in Portuguese and English, up to 200 words, shall contain brief information on the aims of the research, experimental material, methods employed, results and conclusion. Key words, up to six, in Portuguese and English, shall be added at the end of the abstracts and should not include words found in the title.
e) Articles should not be longer than 18 pages, including figures, tables and bibliographical references, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman 12, numbered pages and lines, in MS-Word, or compatible.
f) Paper format should be A4 paper, with all page margins at 2.5 cm.
g) File containing the article to be transferred during submission should not exceed 2MB, and should have no identification label of the author, including in the option properties of Word.
h) Tables, Figures and Graphs shall be inserted within the text, immediately after being cited.
i) Figures and Tables should be preferentially 7.65 cm wide, not exceeding 16 cm.
j) Digitalized Figures should have a 300 dpi resolution and recorded in jpg. Colored illustrations will not be accepted.
k) The International Measurement System is mandatory.
l) Equations should be in software compatible to text editor.
m) Variables should be identified after the equation.
n) Utilize regression analyze for quantitative factors
o) Review of articles will be published when authors are invited by the Editorial Board or by the Chief Editor of Eduem.
p) Eighty percent (80%) of the references should have been listed on the database ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus or SciELO during the last 10 years. Preference to international citations
of articles is recommended. Citations from theses, dissertations, monographs, proceedings, abstracts, expanded summaries, newspapers, magazines, technical bulletins and electronic documents will not be accepted.
q) This citations or Works Cited should be placed in alphabetical order, based on the Brazilian Association for Technical Rules (ABNT), following examples below. For in-text quotes, use surname and year: Lopes (2005) or (LOPES, 2005); for two authors, use ";" (SOUZA; SCAPIM, 2005); tree authors or more, utilize the first and et al. (WAYNER et al. 2007).
References should be organized in alphabetic order, justified, following examples below, based on the American Psychological Association (APA). List all authors. Titles of journals should be written in their entire and in italics, without the place of publication.
Oerke, E. C. (2006). Crop losses to pests. Journal of Agricultural Science, 144(1), 31-43.
Two to seven authors
Caporusso, N. B., & Rolim, G. S. (2015). Reference evapotranspiration models using different time scales in the Jaboticabal region of São Paulo, Brazil. Acta Scientiarum. Agronomy, 37(1), 1-9. doi: 10.4025/actasciagron.v37i1.18277
Achten, W. M. J., Verchot, L., Franken, Y. J., Mathijs, E., Singh, V. P., Aerts, R., & Muys, B. (2008) Jatropha bio-diesel production and use. Biomass and Bioenergy, 32(12), 1063-1084.
Eight or more authors
Soares, M. A., Leite, G. L. D., Zanuncio, J. C., Sá, V. G. M., Ferreira, C. S., Rocha, S. L., ... Serrão, J. E. (2012). Quality Control of Trichogramma atopovirilia and Trichogramma pretiosum (Hym.: Trichogrammatidae) adults reared under laboratory conditions. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 55(2), 305-311.
Falconer, D. S., & Mackay, T. F. C. (1996). Introduction to quantitative genetics. Edinburgh, SC: Addison Wesley Longman.
Kevan, P. G., & Imperatriz-Fonseca, V. L. (2006). Pollinating bees: the conservation link between agriculture and nature (2nd ed.). Brasília, DF: Secretariat for Biodiversity and Forests.
Parra, J. R. P. (1991). Consumo e utilização de alimentos por insetos. In A. R. P. Panizzi (Ed.), Ecologia nutricional de insetos e suas implicações no manejo de pragas (p. 9-65). São Paulo, SP: Manole.
Average time between submission and publication of articles published in 2015: 30.2 months.