(Updated: 2021/06/30)

About the journal


Basic information


Bragantia is edited by the Instituto Agronômico of the Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios of the Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento of the São Paulo State, aiming at publishing original scientific papers by experts in the Agricultural Sciences.

Bragantia is published under the Open Access model. Therefore, our publications can be openly and freely accessed.

The journal is published since 1941, becoming biannual from 1984 and quarterly from 2001. Since 2005, it is published four times a year.

It is affiliated to the Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC - the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors).

Since January of 2021, Bragantia adopted the continuous publication mode.



Indexing sources


Articles published in Bragantia are indexed or abstracted by:

  • Indexada por Abstracts on Tropical Agriculture;
  • Bibliografia Brasileira de Agricultura;
  • Bibliography of Agriculture (AGRICOLA);
  • Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS);
  • CAB Abstracts; Chemical Abstracts;
  • Herbage Abstracts; Latindex; Periódica e Plant Breeding;
  • Abstracts;
  • Redalyc;
  • Scopus (Elsevier);
  • Science Citation Índex Expanded (Web of Science)
  • Scielo




The journal receives financial support from:




Editorial Board



Editorial Board of the Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios

  • Maria Eugênia Zerlotti Mercadante
    Instituto de Zootecnia (IZ) – Sertãozinho/SP, Brasil
  • Marcio Koiti Chiba
    Instituto Agronômico (IAC) – Campinas/SP, Brasil
  • Ana Victória Vieira Martins Monteiro
    Instituto de Economia Agrícola (IEA) – São Paulo/SP, Brasil
  • Edison Barbieri
    Instituto de Pesca (IP) – São Paulo/SP, Brasil
  • Sílvia Regina Galleti
    Instituto Biológico (IB) – São Paulo/SP, Brasil
  • Claire Isabel Grígoli de Luca Sarantópoulos
    Instituto de Tecnologia de Alimentos (ITAL) – Campinas/SP, Brasil



  • Gabriel Constantino Blain
    Instituto Agronômico (IAC) – Campinas/SP, Brasil


Assistant Editor

  • Patrícia Cia
    Instituto Agronômico (IAC) – Campinas/SP, Brasil


Associate editors

  • Alberto Cargnelutti Filho
    Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) – Santa Maria/RS, Brasil
  • Andrea Inés Irigoyen
    Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata – Balcarce, Argentina
  • Bruce Topp – The University of Queensland, Nambour, Australia
  • Carlos Alberto Scapim
    Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM) – Maringá/PR, Brasil
  • Cláudia Sales Marinho
    Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF)– Campos dos Goytacazes/RJ, Brasil
  • Daniel Alexandre Neuwald
    Competence Center for Fruit Growing (KOB) – Ravensburg/Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Dirceu Agostinetto
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel) – Pelotas/RS, Brasil
  • Fabrício de Ávila Rodrigues
    Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV) – Viçosa/MG, Brasil
  • Fernando César Bachiega Zambrosi
    Instituto Agronômico (IAC) – Campinas/SP, Brasil 
  • Freddy Mora
    Universidad de Talca –Talca/Región del Maule, Chile
  • Juliana Sanches
    Instituto Agronômico (IAC) – Jundiaí/SP, Brasil
  • Hector Valenzuela
    University of Hawaii at Manoa (U.H. Mānoa) – Honolulu/Hawaii, USA
  • Luciana Aparecida Carlini Garcia
    Instituto Agronômico(IAC) – Campinas/SP, Brasil
  • Luís Garrigós Leite
    Instituto Biológico (IB) – Campinas/SP, Brasil
  • Mauro Guida dos Santos
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – Recife/PE, Brasil
  • Montserrat Valcárcel-Armesto
    Universidade de Santiago de Campostela – Lugo, Spain
  • Osvaldo Guedes Filho
    Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT) – Rondonópolis/MT, Brasil 
  • Rafael Vasconcelos Ribeiro
    Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) Campinas/SP, Brasil
  • Ricardo Fabiano Hettwer Giehl
  • Leibniz-Institute for Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research
    (IPK), Gatersleben/Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • Robson Marcelo Di Piero
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) – Florianópolis/SC, Brasil


Editorial production

  • Executive Secretary
    Maria Regina de Oliveira Camargo


Eletronic publishing




Instructions to authors


Scope and editorial policy


Only manuscripts written in English will be considered for publication.
BRAGANTIA publishes original scientific papers in English on Agricultural Sciences. The following areas are accepted: Basic Area (Botany, Cytogenetics, Plant Physiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Phytochemistry); Crop Breeding; Crop Production; Crop Protection; Soil and Plant Nutrition; Seed and Fiber Technology; Postharvest Technology; Irrigation; and Agrometeorology.

This Journal publishes articles, scientific notes or short communications and review papers under request. The manuscript must be in agreement with the Bragantia standards described in the Preparation of manuscripts.

Bragantia is committed to the Open Science and authors are encouraged to fill the Open Science Compliance Form, which must be submitted as a supplementary file to the manuscript, informing:

  • Whether or not the manuscript was already published in preprint servers;
  • Whether or not they accept an open peer review process;
  • Whether or not the citation and referencing of data, software codes, and other content underlying the texts of the articles are included; 
  • Whether or not the content will be available in open access before or in parallel with the article publication.

Compliance will be verified in the initial review of the manuscripts and later by the editors and reviewers

The content of manuscript submitted to Bragantia is exclusive responsibility of author (s).

The papers submitted to the analysis of the Editorial Committee, after registration, are directed to an Associate-Editor to indicate two specialist reviewers in the area of knowledge of the paper. The opinions emitted by those reviewers are analyzed by the Associate-Editor who emits the conclusive opinion on behalf of the Editorial Committee. The revisions, together with the conclusive opinion, are directed to the authors for corrections, justifications and preparation of the new form. After that, the new version is confronted with the original version of the paper by the Associated-Editor for approval. Once accept, the paper is directed for references, abstract and vernacular revisions. After the final layout format, the text is submitted for the final corrections by the authors and by the editorial committee, being soon afterwards made available on-line in the  BRAGANTIA Journal homepage. Finally, the final form is directed to the SciELO.

BRAGANTIA is an open acess journal published under the CC-BY license.

The manuscripts should be submitted on link described at Submission of original papers



Preparation of manuscripts


Authors should type in the "Comments to the Editor" a cover letter presenting the manuscript and explaining the main contribution to the Agricultural Sciences.  The letter should indicate that the manuscript has not been submitted for publication elsewhere, except to preprint servers. In this case, it is required to indicate the name of such a preprint server in the Open Science Compliance Form.

Authors are encouraged to make available the underlying content in some data repository, which is chosen by the authors. Alternatively, authors may declare that data will be available from the corresponding author upon request or make then available in the supplementary material of this manuscript.
If data sharing is not applicable to the article as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study, it must be stated.
Research data includes, but is not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, materials. Visit re3data.org to help identify registered and certified data repositories relevant to subject area.
The author responsible for the submission must inform whether the manuscript cites the data, software codes and other materials underlying the articles by the use of the Open Science Compliance Form that must be submitted as a supplementary file to the manuscript. 

Articles and reviews should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (A4 paper with margins of 3 cm, font Times New Roman size 12, pages and lines numbered sequentially), including tables and figures. The Research Notes should not exceed 12 pages, including tables and figures.

The text should be typed into the Word (Microsoft) program and double-spaced. The main divisions of the text (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusions) should be in uppercase and bold. Scientific notes do not have divisions.

The title of the manuscript must reflect the content of the work and should not have subtitles, abbreviations, formulas or equations and symbols. The scientific name must be indicated in the title only if the species is unknown.

The names of the authors and co-authors should be included in the online system in the same order they appear in the final work.

If the open review process have not been accepted by the authors, please do not indicate the authorship in the manuscript. This latter statement holds for the ‘Acknowledgments’, which may be included in case of the manuscript be accepted for publication and for 'Author Contributions', which – as previously described - should be described only in the submission system.
the authorship. 

If the open review process has been accepted, the authorship should be indicated in the manuscript so that it enables the reviewers to contact the authors during the review process.

The authorship includes the authors’ full name; affiliation; city and country. It is mandatory to adopt and inform the ORCID number of each author and to indicate the corresponding author with full postal address.

The abstract must have the goal of the research clearly and concisely, the methods briefly and the most relevant results and conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 250 words with short sentences with complete connection with each other. It must not contain references.

The key words should not repeat title words and should include the scientific name of species. Words must be separated by a comma and begin with small letters, including the first term. The authors should present from 3 to 6 terms, considering that a term may be composed of two or more words.

The Introduction should have no more than two pages. It should include the rationale for conducting the work, placing the importance of the scientific problem. The information contained in the Introduction should be sufficient to clearly establish the hypothesis of the research. The authors should cite recent studies published in scientific journals, but the citation of classical works is accepted. In the last paragraph of the Introduction, the authors must submit a scientific hypothesis and the objective of the study, the same as the summary.

Material and Methods should present a description of the experimental conditions and methods used so that there is enough information to repeat the work. Formulas, expressions, or mathematical equations should be initiated to the left of the page. Include references to statistical analysis and report about the transformation of the data. Indication of statistical significance should be as follows: p <0.01 or p> 0.05 ("p" in lower case).

In Results and Discussion, the authors should present the research results and discuss them in order to relate the variables examined to the objectives of the study. The mere comparison of results with the data presented by other authors did not characterize the discussion of them. The authors should avoid excessive speculation and the data should not be presented both in tables and figures.

The Conclusion must answer the question addressed in the research, confirming or not the hypothesis of the work, according to the objectives. The authors should be aware that the conclusion is not a summary of the main results.

The authors’ contribution statement should accurately reflect contributions of each author to the work according to: Conceptualization [Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims];  Data Curation [Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse]; Formal Analysis [Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data]; Funding Acquisition [Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication]; Investigation [Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection]; Methodology [Development or design of methodology; creation of models]; Project Administration [Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution]; Resources [Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools]; Software [Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components]; Supervision [Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team]; Validation [Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs]; Visualization [Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation]; Writing – Original Draft Preparation [Creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation)]; Writing – Review & Editing [Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages]
Regardless the contribution and the registration system, all authors are equally responsible for the article content.

Only the strictly necessary references for the understanding of the article should be cited, we recommend around 25 references to articles and scientific notes. The list of references should begin on a new page.

Citations in the text should always be followed by their year of publication. When two authors are cited, indicate them by the surnames separated by an ampersand “and”; For more than two authors, indicate the first author by the surname followed by the expression “et al.”; if more than one article of the same author(s) in the same year is cited, distinguish them by using lowercase letters; e.g., Huber (1981) or (Huber 1981); Steel and Torrie (1980) or (Steel and Torrie, 1980); Haag et al. (1992) or (Haag et al. 1992); and Haag et al. (1992 a, b).

The following citations will not be accepted: theses, dissertations, personal communications, unpublished reports, and papers published in conference annals.

References are standardized according to the models mentioned below. They should be in alphabetical order of authors and, within this order, in chronological order of works; in the case of two or more authors, separate them by commas and an the word “and between the second last and last authors; indicate the name of all authors, do not use the expression  “et al.”; titles of journals should be written in full; include only the works cited in the text, tables and/or figures as follows:

a) Journals 
Rais, D. S., Sato, M. E., and Silva, M. Z. (2013). Detecção e monitoramento da resistência do tripes Frankliniella occidentalis ao inseticida espinosade.Bragantia, 72, 35-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0006-87052013005000018.

b) Books and book chapters 
Miranda, J. C. C. (2008). Cerrado: micorriza arbuscular, ocorrência e manejo. Planaltina: Embrapa. 
Borém, A. and Miranda, G.V. (2009). Melhoramento de Plantas. Viçosa: Editora da UFV.
Huber, D. M. (1981). The role of nutrients and chemicals. In M. J. C. Asher, and  P. J. Shipton (Eds.), Biology and control of take-all (p. 317-341). London: Academic Press.
When absolutely necessary to the understanding of the work, tables and figures should be shown in the text. The table or figure and its respective caption should be self-explanatory. The titles of tables and figures should be clear and complete and include the name (common or scientific) of the species and the dependent variables. Figures should appear at the end of the text. We considered figures: graphs, drawings, maps and photographs used to illustrate the text. For composite figures, each graph should be marked with the inscription "(a)" in lowercase.

Research data: References to data  follow the same general principles of journal references and should include: Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI): Haleghian Salman, 2020, Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) based Ice types/Ice edge dataset for deep learning analysis, DataverseNO, V, https://doi.org/10.18710/QAYI4O

Tables should not have vertical lines and, as the figures, should be placed after the listing of references Figures and tables must be accompanied by its caption, with the units following the International System of Units and positioned at the top of the columns in the tables. The magnitudes, in case of compound units, should be separated by centered dot and an indication of the denominators must be rated in superscript. Examples: (µmol·m-2 s-1), [mg (g·MS)-1].

- In case of work involving tillage, the history of the area should be informed. 
- Not to mention the lab, department, center or university where the research was conducted. 
- Work related to the chemical control of pests and diseases (with natural and synthetic) and studies involving micro-propagation and tissue culture will not be considered for publication in Bragantia. In the case of plant growth regulators, biostimulant and other chemicals, the work must necessarily establish a well-founded hypothesis, and the chemical agent must be used to test the hypothesis and answer the question raised in the article. 
- Authors should consult recent issue of Bragantia to the layout of tables and figures. 
- In the online submission of work, the names of the author and co-authors must be entered into the System in the same order they appear in the final work. Do not indicate the authorship of the work in the text of the manuscript. 
- Failure to standards will require the return of work.


Submission of original papers


Submissions are conducted electronically: (http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/brag-scielo)

Bragantia is committed to the best practices on ethics in the management of manuscripts, which involves editors, reviewers and authors and adopts the “SciELO Guidelines on Best Practices for Strengthening Ethics in Scientific Publication” and the “Principles of Transparency and Good Practice in Academic Publications” recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ),and  the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).



Publication costs


The publication fee is R$ 70.00 per diagrammed page (final format of the journal). This fee is charged only for those manuscripts that publication has been accepted. All other processes (e.g. submissions and manuscript evaluations) are free from charges.


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