The CBAB - CROP BREEDING AND APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY is the official quarterly journal created in 2001 by Brazilian Association of Plant Breeding (www.sbmp.org.br).
It aims to publish original scientific articles, only in English, which contribute to the scientific and technological development of plant breeding and agriculture.
CBAB publishes, besides articles, other text forms, such as Review, Notes, Plant breeding programs, Release of cultivars, Book review, Viewpoint and Letters, all of them in English language and equally subjected to the discretion of ad hoc reviewers.
Its abbreviated title is Crop Breed. Appl. Biotechnol. (Online) which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.
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Scope and Policy
The CBAB - CROP BREEDING AND APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY (ISSN 1984-7033, on line version) – is the official quarterly journal of the Brazilian Society of Plant Breeding (www.sbmp.org.br), abbreviated CROP BREED APPL BIOTECHNOL. It is indexed in ISI Thomson Reuters, Scopus, AGRIS, CAB International Abstracts, Biosys, Latindex, Periódica, Chemical Abstracts Service, Agricola, Agrobase, Wilson, Ebsco, DOAJ, Acervo Documental da Embrapa and Portal da Capes. It publishes original scientific articles which contribute to the scientific and technological development of plant breeding and agriculture. Articles should be to do with basic and applied research on improvement of perennial and annual plants, within the fields of genetics, conservation of germplasm, biotechnology, genomics, cytogenetics, experimental statistics, seeds, food quality, biotic and abiotic stress, and correlated areas.
The paper must be unpublished, Simultaneous submitting to another periodical is ruled out. Authors are held solely responsible for the opinions and ideas expressed, which do not necessarily reflect the view of the Editorial board. However, the Editorial board reserves the right to suggest or ask for any modifications required. The journal adopts the Ithenticate software for identification of plagiarism. Complete or partial reproduction of articles is permitted, provided the source is cited. All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY. All articles are published free of charge. This is an open access journal.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The CBAB publishes exclusively in English, The author can monitor the manuscript’s stages of proceeding by his/her e-mail and personal password. Expert ad hoc reviewers evaluate the manuscripts to assist the Editorial Board with the final decision of approval, modification, or disapproval.
The complete manuscript should comply with the following sequence: title, abstract, key words, introduction, material and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgements, references, and tables and figures. The manuscript must be typed in Word for Windows, in times new roman 12, double spacing, format A4, with 20 mm margins and consecutive top right numbering. The double spaced text must not exceed 18 pages, including separately placed tables and figures (one a page) in the end of text. All the equations, models and simbols should be made in Microsoft Equation. The title should be clear, concise, and express the gist of the article. It should not surpass 15 words, be typed in bold, left, with initial upper case letters. The authors’ complete names, and their institutional addresses should be entered in the proof read. The abstract should not contain more than 150 words. A maximum of 5 key words, different from the title, are allowed. The introduction should include a brief literature review on subject and aims of the study. Material and Methods must enable other researchers to repeat the experience. Preferentially, Results and Discussion should be presented together for easiness of reading. Acknowledgements should be succinct, and limited to effective co-workers and financing agencies.
Be carefull about the references. Never cite summaries of events and theses, or any other unpublished literature. These measures will help shape a manuscript that will be a credit both to your article and to the journal. Citations mentioned in the text by the last name of the author and the year (for instance, Liu 1998, Pereira and Amaral Júnior 2001, William et al. 1990) are to be alphabetically listed in the item References, according to the following examples:
1) Articles in journals:
Pereira MG and Amaral Júnior AT (2001) Estimation of genetic components in popcorn based on the nested design. Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology 1: 3-10.
Knapp SJ, Stroup WW and Ross WM (1985) Exact confidence intervals for heritability on a progeny mean basis. Crop Science 25: 192-194.
Hallauer AR, Carena MJ and Miranda Filho JB (2010) Quantitative genetics in maize breeding. Springer, New York, 664p.
3) Book chapter
Morais PPP and Borem A (2017) GM cultivars. In Silva FL, Borem A, Sediyama T and Ludke WH (eds) Soybean breeding. Springer, New York, p. 174-189.
Frey KJ (1992) Plant breeding perspectives for the 1990s. In: Stalker HT and Murphy JP (eds.) Proceedings of the symposium on plant breeding in the 1990s. CAB, Wallingford, p. 1-13.
The CBAB publishes, besides articles, other text forms, equally subjected to the discretion of ad hoc reviewers.
Plant breeding programs
Outstanding breeding programs regarding innovation, efficiency, impact, and/or continuity can be portrayed in the CBAB, restricted to 18 pages.
New cultivars deserve special attention for their key role in plant breeding, and consequently, for domestic agriculture. A contribution to this section should comprise an abstract of maximally 50 words, key words, an introduction, mention the applied improvement methods, performance characteristics, foundation seed production, and contain a minimum of references (follow examples of articles references), tables, and figures. The entire text should not exceed 12 pages.
New softwares and devices are going to be published in the Special section because of the importance they represent for the current improvement and, therefore, for agriculture. This new section must contain Abstracts limited to 50 words, Key words, introduction, methods, history used for the development of the manuscript, performance characteristics, applications, forms of access and a minimum of references, tables and figures. The entire manuscript will be limited to 12 pages.
This new section was created to announce new books related to plant breeding. A contribution to this section should comprise two copies of the book sent in by the Author. The book will be revised by an expertise referee chosen by the Editorial Board to edit a brief.
Send of the manuscripts
Authors of articles in the journal CBAB - CROP BREEDING AND APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY profit from the following benefits:
• CBAB is an open access journal
• All articles are published free of charge
• On line submission and revision of articles
• Quick publication: average time of 7 months, in 2016
• Pdf articles freely available on the WEB
• CBAB adopts the Ithenticate software against plagiarism
• All articles are published with DOI
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