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About the journal


Basic information


The journal Ciência Animal Brasileira/Brazilian Animal Science (ISSN 1809-6891), abbreviation Ciênc. anim. bras., is an interdisciplinary journal with a continuous publication (CP) and open access, whose mission is to publish full and original research articles, in bilingual format (English and Portuguese), in the fields of medicine veterinary, animal science and related.

The journal Ciência Animal Brasileira/Brazilian Animal Science (CAB) was born in 2000 as a major aspiration of the current Veterinary and Animal Science School at Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG). The journal was made fully available on the UFG Journal Portal and uses the publishing system Open Journal Systems (OJS). The electronic version is available at,  it contains all issues and volumes in full and open access.



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  • CAB abstracts
  • Biosis Previews
  • Biological Abstracts
  • AGRIS - International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology (FAO)
  • DOAJ
  • Latindex
  • Google Scholar
  • FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts


Intellectual property


Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms, according to recommendations by the Central Library of UFG:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (Available at The Effect of Open Access).




The publication is funded by:

  • Universidade Federal de Goiás


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Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


The journal Ciência Animal Brasileira/Brazilian Animal Science (CAB) publishes only complete and original scientific articles, reviews, short communication, technical notes and, exceptionally, case reports in the areas of veterinary medicine, animal science and related. One of the pillars of the CAB is to support research development by disseminating information and knowledge to the scientific community as well as to other professionals and non-professionals interested in these areas. Therefore, we encourage our authors to use clear, concise, and objective language in their writing.

Open access 

The CAB meets the international efforts to democratize science by providing open access to scientific contents. All articles are made available free of charge and unlimited and can be copied and disseminated, as long as the original publication is properly credited or cited. The journal is not charging Article Processing Charge (APC).


Paper submission to the CAB implies it has not been previously published or is being considered for publication in another scientific journal. However, papers sent to a recognized preprint server, such as bioRxiv and SciELO pre-prints, are not considered as prior publication.  Thus, in line with open science policy and to speed up research dissemination, we strongly encourage authors to share their articles on a pre-print server. All authors must provide us with the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the pre-prints previously published in the repository of their choice.

Data availability

All data used in the article must be open and available to the public whenever requested. We encourage the authors to deposit their data in suitable repositories. Information on gene sequences must have its access number to the public bank mentioned in the paper (e.g., GeneBank).


CAB publishes articles in a bilingual system (English and Portuguese). Authors can choose in which language the article is written and submitted. If accepted, the other linguistic version must be sent to the journal. Foreign authors may not be asked to provide a Portuguese version.

Peer-review Process (Double-Blind) 

CAB uses a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. The peer-review system is used to assess the quality of a manuscript before its publication. Reviewers assist editors in making editorial publication decisions, but the final decision is issued by the Editor-in-Chief. . Authors are given the chance to designate names to be considered by the Editor-in-chief as reviewers or opposed reviewers.

Ethics in Animal Experimentation

The work described in the submitted article must follow the ethical principles in animal experimentation in Law n° 11794/08, which establishes procedures for the scientific use of animals and requires submission of research projects to institutional research ethics committees. We suggest the authors consult the National Council for Animal Experimentation Control (CONCEA) and the Brazilian College of Animal Experimentation (COBEA).

Publication Ethics

All authors must ensure that the reported studies do not result from misconduct such as data fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism. In the case of confirmed misconduct, the journal will issue a retraction notice to correct the scientific record. All papers are submitted to a plagiarism detection software (iThenticate) to prevent misconduct and to ensure the originality of written work. According to the guidelines of the COPE (Committee on Ethics in Publications), which aims to encourage the identification of plagiarism, misconducts, frauds, possible ethics violations, and opening of processes, we ask the authors to access and read the information on the COPE’s website and in the guide to good practice of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo – FAPESP (São Paulo State Research Foundation), Elsevier's publishing ethics guide and Elsevier's website.

Copyright and licensing

All articles in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. It means the authors give full permission to anyone to share and adapt the content of their articles, as long as they and the original sources are properly cited.

Digital Preservation Policy 

The Brazilian Animal Science is hosted on the journals portal of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), which guarantees the preservation of its digital content by the Brazilian Network of Digital Preservation Services (Rede Cariniana). As an initiative of the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), the Cariniana Network is part of Stanford University's program - Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS).

Declaration of Submission
Paper submission implies it has not been published previously nor is under evaluation for publication in another medium. It also means that submission has already been accepted by all authors involved, institutional responsible authorities from where the study was developed tacitly and explicitly. Its acceptance implies that it must not be published anywhere else without the written permission of the copyright holder.

Conflict of interest
Authors must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including personal and financial relationships with other people, companies or institutions that may or may have negatively influenced the study, besides any subsequent conflicts involving the need for mandatory reporting of illness or potential harm to exports of products of animal origin. 

Changes in authorship
This policy relates to the addition, removal or permutation of copyright names in the authorship of accepted papers, which must be made before publication. Requests for change of authorship must be sent to the journal's management department and must include (1) the reason for the change and (2) a written statement signed by all authors (e-mailed), saying that they agree with the change. Addition or removal of authors must include confirmation from the author being added or removed. Change requests will be sent to the Editorial Committee, and publication will be suspended until the change is approved.

Role of financial subsidiaries
Authors should inform research sponsors and funders and briefly describe their role, if there was any, in study designing, data collecting and analysis, paper writing, and decision to submit it for publication.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


In the submission process, authors should pay attention and consider all items listed in Submission. Submissions in disagreement with the guidelines will be rejected immediately.

Statement of consent and authors' contributions: statement of consent is mandatory and must be attached at the time of submission. It should contain the names of all authors and the institutions they are affiliated with, besides a brief individual description of how each author participated in the research. "Author contributions” should not be presented in the body of the manuscript and will be added to the text if accepted for publication. See the model below:

In order to submit a manuscript to the journal Ciência Animal Brasileira (CAB), the undersigned authors declare that the paper "Title" is unique, unpublished, and has not been submitted to another periodical. We authors express hereby our consent for the submission, as well as our knowledge of the Editorial Policy, Guidelines for Publication, and Declaration of Copyright, which will apply in case of acceptance and subsequent publication of our paper. Next to each name and signature, there is a brief description of how the author participated in this research.
City, date.

  1. Name, affiliated institution, author contributions, Signature
  2. Name, affiliated institution, author contributions, Signature
  3. Name, affiliated institution, author contributions, Signature
  4. ... 

To add each author's contribution, CAB adopt a taxonomy indicated by CRedit (Contributor Role Taxonomy) which includes 14 categories that are normally performed for academic scientific production, as follows:

  • 1. Conceptualization – Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims.
  • 2. 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 re-use.
  • 3. Formal analysis – Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data.
  • 4. Funding acquisition - Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.
  • 5. Investigation – Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection.
  • 6. Methodology – Development or design of methodology; creation of models.
  • 7. Project administration – Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution.
  • 8. Resources – Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools.
  • 9. Software – Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components.
  • 10. Supervision – Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team.
  • 11. Validation – Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs.
  • 12. Visualization – Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation.
  • 13. Writing – original draft – Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation).
  • 14. 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.

Ethics Committee: It is mandatory to attach, at the time of submission, the approval certification by the Ethics Committee on Animal Use (CEUA) for research with animals and by the Human Research Ethics Committee (CEP) for research with questionnaires applied to people, as well as mentioning the protocol number in the body of the text. The article that needs the ethics committee approval certificate and does not present it will be rejected immediately.

Detection of plagiarism:  all papers submitted to the CAB are previously checked for plagiarism (iThenticate). The manuscripts that failed the testing will be thoroughly examined by the editorial team and, when applicable, additional information will be requested from the authors. If plagiarism is then confirmed, the paper will be summarily rejected.

File and text formatting: Files under submission process must be in editable formats: Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF formats, and they should not exceed 4MB.
Texts should be written in Times New Roman font, with size 12. Pages should be formatted in A4, with bottom, top, right, and left margins of 2.5 cm. The pages and lines should be numbered continuously.

Text: papers can be written in Portuguese or English. As the CAB adopts a bilingual publication model, authors must be aware of the need to send a copy in the other language, if approved for publication. For texts in Portuguese, linguistic proofreading will be done by the editorial team of the UFG Journal Portal. For English texts, translation and/or linguistic proofreading will be under the responsibility of the authors. A certification document issued by an authorized company shall be provided to the CAB. For foreign authors, native English speakers, such certification is dismissed.

We suggest that authors to wait for acceptance of publication before starting proofreading/translation and presentation of the certificate. 

Authors: The name (s) of the author (s) and institutional affiliation must not appear in the text file sent for submission to ensure CAB confidentiality in the double-blind peer review. 

Number of pages: a maximum of 20 pages is suggested.

Abstract: Paper texts must contain an abstract in English and another in Portuguese, with the same content, clear and concise. Abstracts should have a minimum of 180 and a maximum of 250 words.

Keywords: minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 words, separated by semicolons. Terms must be presented in both English and Portuguese. It should be recalled that the words in the title should not be used.

Figures, Graphs, and Tables: they must be necessarily inserted in the body of the text right after being mentioned. Do not insert at the end of the text.

Ethics Committee: research approval protocol number by the Ethics Committee on Animal Use (CEUA) and/or by the Human Research Ethics Committee (CEP) must be contained in the body of the text (Material and Methods). It is appropriate to recall that the certificate of approval is mandatory and must be attached at the time of submission.

Text structure:

For submissions in Portuguese:
Title in Portuguese, Title in English, Abstract in portuguese; Keywords in portuguese; Abstract in english (mandatory); Keywords in english (mandatory);  Introdução, Material e métodos, Resultados, Discussão (Resultados e Discussão can be grouped or kept in separate sections), Conclusão, Declaração de conflito de interesses, Agradecimentos (optional), Referências. The Material and Methods, Results, and Discussion sections can contain subsections.

For submissions in English:
Title in English; Title in Portuguese (mandatory); Abstract; Keywords; Abstract in portuguese (mandatory); Keywords in portuguese; Introduction; Material and Methods; Results; Discussion (or Results and Discussion); Conclusions; Declaration of conflict of interest; Acknowledgments (optional), References. The Material and Methods, Results, and Discussion sections can contain subsections.

References and citation: The full list of references at the end of the paper must be under Vancouver Style. References must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. Accuracy and appropriateness of study references mentioned in the text are under the responsibility of the authors. In the text, the reference should be cited by the reference number placed within brackets and superscript numbers. The following are examples of references and direct and indirect citations:

Examples of references: 

  1. Simple or extended abstracts, as well as full articles published on annals, should not be used as references.
  2. We recommend not to use theses or dissertations as references. But if they are essential and there is no respective material in journals, citations should be restricted to studies published in the last two years. Such referencing must present the link that refers to the national thesis database of CAPES and to local thesis database of universities, which publish them in pdf format.
  3. We also request that authors prioritize references derived from periodicals rather than textbooks. Our scientific editor may ask for more information on references while editing the paper. In this sense, prompt attention by authors will speed up the publication process. Easy information retrieval is the main point of bibliographic, technical or electronic referencing.
  4. Articles in Journals: Kalavathy R, Abdullah N, Jalaludin S, Ho YW. Effects of Lactobacillus cultures on growth performance, abdominal fat deposition, serum lipids and weight of organs of broiler chickens. British Poultry Science. 2003;44(1):139-144. (
  5. Articles in Online Journals: Gueiros VA, Borges APB, Silva JCP, Duarte TS, Franco KL. Utilização do adesivo Metil-2-Cianoacrilato e fio de náilon na reparação de feridas cutâneas de cães e gatos [Utilization of the methyl-2-cyanoacrylate adhesive and the nylon suture in surgical skin wounds of dogs and cats]. Ciência Rural [Internet]. 2001 Apr [cited 2008 Oct 10];31(2):285-289. Available from:  Portuguese. ( 
  6. Whole Books: Reis JC. Estatística aplicada à pesquisa em ciência veterinária. 1st ed. Olinda: Luci Artes Gráficas; 2003. 651p. Portuguese. (
  7. Book Chapters: Pascoe PJ. Cuidados pós-operatórios do paciente. In: Slatter D. Manual de cirurgia de pequenos animais. 2nd ed. São Paulo: Manole; 1998.  p. 287-299. Portuguese. (
  8. Legislation: Models here were adapted since Vancouver Style does not reflect Brazilian reality: Brazil. Constitution of 1988. Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil. Brasília, DF: Senate; 1988. Portuguese.Brazil. Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. Inter-ministerial Ordinance n° 1000, of April 15, 2004. It certifies as Teaching Hospitals those Hospital Institutions that serve as a field for the practice of curricular activities in the health area, whether General and/ or Specialized Hospitals. Diário Oficial da União (Brazilian Official Gazette). 2004 Apr 16; Section 1. Portuguese.
  9. Computer Programs: SAS Institute. Statistical Analysis System: user guide [CD-ROM]. Version 8. Cary (NC): SAS Insitute Inc., 2002. (
  10. Websites: Silva MET, Flemming S, Martinez JL, Thomazini PL. Rendimento de carcaça de búfalos (bubalus bubalis l.) confinados em terminação, com dietas contendo diferentes relações de volumoso e concentrado. 2 - Características Quantitativas [Internet]. Brasília: Associação Brasileira de Zootecnia; 2010 Oct 8 [cited 2013 Jun 27]. Available from: Portuguese. (
  11. We request that authors insert the DOI number of the respective articles, or corresponding link, to the end of the reference: Ribeiro Carina Teixeira, De Souza Diogo Benchimol, Medeiros Jr. Jorge Luiz, Costa Waldemar Silva, Pereira-Sampaio Marco Aurélio, Sampaio Francisco José Barcellos. Pneumoperitoneum induces morphological alterations in the rat testicle. Acta Cir. Bras.  [Internet]. 2013  Jun [cited  2013  Jun  27];  28(6): 419-422. Available at:

Examples of citation: Reference citations along the text should be made numerically, in ascending order, within brackets and superscript numbers.

  1. Indirect citation: Reports of L. similis lesion are scarce in the literature. Histopathological studies with three Loxosceles species of clinical importance, L. intermediaL. laeta and L. recluse, showed that the venom induces vasodilation, edema, inflammatory infiltrate (mainly neutrophilic), hemorrhage, cutaneous muscle necrosis, thrombosis and arteriolar walls degeneration(6, 13-15). It is necessary to elucidate whether the histological lesion induced by the Loxosceles similis venom is similar to that observed in other species of medical importance. Furthermore, it is important to determine the pathogenesis of the loxoscelic dermonecrotic lesion(...)
  2. Direct citation: According to Zanetti et al.(17)and Nowatzki et al.(18)who studied the action of the L. intermedia venom in vitro on endothelial cells, it was observed that 18 hours after the venom action, cells showed plasmatic membrane convolutions and chromatin condensation.

Following are the references used in the example of the direct and indirect quotation above:
    6. Futrell J. Loxoscelism. Am J Med Sci. 1992;304(4):261-7.

  1. Smith WC, Micks WD. The role of polimorphonuclear leukocytes in the lesion caused by the venom of the brown spider (Loxosceles reclusa). Lab Invest. 1970;22:90-3.
  2. Strain GM, Snider TG, Tedford BL, Cohn GH. Hyperbaric oxygen effects on brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) envenomation in rabbits. 1991;29(8):989-96.
  3. Ospedal KZ, Appel MH, Neto JF, Mangili OC, Sanches Veiga S, Gremski W. Histopathological findings in rabbits after experimental acute exposure to the Loxosceles intermedia(Brown spider) venom. Int J Exp Pathol. 2002;83(6):287-94.
  4. Zanetti VC, da Silveira RB, Dreyfuss JL, Haoach J, Mangili OC, Veiga SS, et al. Morphological and biochemical evidence of blood vessel damage and fibrinogenolysis triggered by brown spider venom. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2002;13(2):135-48.
  5. Nowatzki J, de Sene RV, Paludo KS, Veiga SS, Oliver C, Jamur MC, et al. Brown spider venom toxins interact with cell surface and are endocytosed by rabbit endothelial cells. 2010;56(4):535-43

(Source: Pereira NB, Kalapothakis E, Vasconcelos AC, Chatzaki M, Campos LP, Vieira FO et al. Histopathological characterization of experimentally induced cutaneous loxoscelism in rabbits inoculated with Loxosceles similisvenom. J. Venom. Anim. Toxins incl. Trop. Dis [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2013 Nov 04]; 18(3): 277-286. Available at:



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