(Updated: 2022/01/31)

About the journal

Basic information

 

The Brazilian seed program has started in the 60s with the increasing production of wheat seeds. However, soon after its beginning some barriers were detected on its development; and to overcome those barriers, the government has prepared a project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), called AGIPLAN (Governmental Action for Implantation of the National Plan of Seeds). The plan has had a strong subproject on personnel capacitation at different academic levels, including Master and Doctoral degrees. The project lasted until 1976, and has granted graduation scholarships to over 100 professionals at both Master and Doctoral degree levels, who soon began producing technical-scientific results; however, without a specific Journal to publicize their work. Thus, starting from 1979, the Brazilian Journal of Seeds (RBS - from its acronym in Portuguese - Revista Brasileira de Sementes) was founded by the Brazilian Association of Seed Technology (ABRATES – Associação Brasileira de Tecnologia de Sementes) to meet this strong and important demand.

The Journal of Seed Science (JSS) is a continuation of RBS and begins to be published with this new name and with new rules from 2013. The main objectives of this change are to increase the quality of the Brazilian scientific publications in this research field and increase their availability in the international scientific community; and as consequence allow the increase of its impact factor.

The periodicity of the JSS will be quarterly; however, special editions may be published. The Editorial Board is composed of two Editors and Associate Editors, as well as by a body of Scientific Assessors, composed of scientists engaged in the field of Science and Seed Technology.

The abbreviated title of the journal is J. Seed Sci., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

 

Indexed in

   

 

Intellectual Property

   

 

Sponsors

 

A publicação recebe financiamento de:

  • FAPEMIG – Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais;
  • CNPq – Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico.
  • CAPES - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.

 

Editorial Board

Editors

 
  • Denise Cunha Fernandes Santos Dias 
    Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Fitotecnia, Avenida Peter Henry Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, CEP 36570-000 – Viçosa, MG, Brasil
  • Gilda Pizzolante de Pádua
    EMBRAPA / EPAMIG, Rua Afonso Rato, 1301 – Mercês, Caixa Postal: 311, CEP: 38060-040 – Uberaba, MG, Brasil
 

 

Associated Editors

 
  • Antônio Rodrigues Vieira - EPAMIG, Lavras – MG, Brasil
  • Alessandro de Lucca e Braccini – UEM, Maringá – PR, Brasil
  • Ceci Castilho Custódio – UNOESTE, Presidente Prudente - SP, Brasil
  • Claudemir Zucareli - UEL
  • Cláudio José Barbedo - Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo - SP, Brasil
  • Denise Cunha Fernandes Santos Dias – UFV, Viçosa - MG, Brasil
  • Eduardo Euclydes de Lima e Borges – UFV, Viçosa - MG, Brasil
  • Eduardo Fontes Araújo – UFV, Viçosa - MG, Brasil
  • Elisa Serra Negra Vieira – EMBRAPA FLORESTAS, Cascavel - PR, Brasil
  • Ellen Noly Barrocas – UFLA, Lavras - MG, Brasil
  • Fátima Conceição Márquez Piña-Rodrigues – UFSCar, Sorocaba - SP, Brasil
  • Fernando Augusto Henning - EMBRAPA SOJA, Londrina - PR, Brasil.
  • Francisco Carlos Krzyzanowski – EMBRAPA, Londrina - PR, Brasil
  • Gilda Pizzolante de Pádua - EMBRAPA/EPAMIG, Uberlândia - MG, Brasil
  • José de Barros França Neto- EMBRAPA, Londrina - PR, Brasil
  • Júlio Marcos Filho- USP / ESALQ, Piracicaba - SP, Brasil
  • João Almir Oliveira – UFLA, Lavras - MG, Brasil
  • Luciana Magda de Oliveira – UDESC, Lages - SC, Brasil
  • Marcela Carlota Nery – UFVJM, Diamantina - MG, Brasil
  • Maria Cristina de Figueiredo e Albuquerque – UFMT, Cuiabá – MT, Brasil
  • Maria Laene Moreira de Carvalho – UFLA, Lavras - MG, Brasil
  • Norimar D'Ávila Denardin – UPF, Passo Fundo – RS, Brasil
  • Renato Delmondez de Castro – UFBA, Salvador – BA, Brasil   
  • Renato Mendes Guimarães – UFLA, Lavras – MG, Brasil
  • Rinaldo César de Paula- UNESP, Jaboticabal – SP, Brasil
  • Silvio Moure e Cícero- USP / ESALQ, Piracicaba – SP, Brasil
  • Sttela Dellyzete Veiga Franco da Rosa – EMBRAPA/UFLA, Lavras – MG, Brasil
  • Warley Marcos Nascimento - EMBRAPA Hortaliças

International Associated Editors

  • Peter Toorop – Royal Botanic Garden’s Kew, England
  • Omar Bazzigalupi – INTA, Pergamino - Argentina
 

 

Editorial Comission

 
  • Denise Cunha Fernandes Santos Dias  
    Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Fitotecnia, Avenida Peter Henry Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, CEP 36570-000 – Viçosa, MG, Brasil
  • Gilda Pizzolante de Pádua
    EMBRAPA / EPAMIG, Rua Afonso Rato, 1301 – Mercês, Caixa Postal 311, CEP 38060-040 – Uberaba, MG, Brasil
 

 

Editorial Production

 
  • Normalização Bibliográfica
    Maria José Ribeiro Betetto – ABRATES, Maringá – PR, Brasil
  • Consultores em Inglês
    Lloyd John Friedrich – Lavras – MG, Brasil
 

Instructions to authors

1. SCOPE AND POLICY

 

 

The Journal of Seed Science (JSS) is an open access magazine which circulates only online version since 2017.

It aims publish original articles in thematic areas relevant to seed science and technology and that bring a significant contribution to the knowledge of the area.

Original scientific studies and communications not yet published or submitted to another journal are accepted for publication can be submitted. The scientific note is a category of scientific manuscript which describes a technique, an equipment or observations and surveys of limited results and not definitive on a certain subject, whose publication is justified by its uniqueness and contribution to the area.

The editorial board may invite leading authors of recognized reputation to compose specific review articles about relevant and current themes.

The articles are published in order of approval and relevance. Immediately after submission, an evaluation of the manuscript by Ithenticate software for identification of plagiarism will be made. Then, Editorial Committee will make a preliminary evaluation of the manuscript and recommend it for peer review process or not, according to policy and criteria of relevance of JSS. After initial acceptance, the editor will designate an associate editor (thematic area), who will proceed to edit with the help of at least two reviewers, accepting it or not for publication.

The data, opinions and concepts issued on the articles, as well as the accuracy of the bibliographic references, are the entire responsibility of the author(s).

 

 

2. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

Language

The articles can be submitted in Portuguese or English. For manuscripts submitted in English, the authors may provide a suitable version, rather accompanied by a translation certificate. All articles are published in English.

Authors

Each article may have the maximum of 6 (six) authors, who may inform the ORCID record – Researcher and Contributor Identifies (https://orcid.org/register).

Creative Commons License

All content published by Journal of Seed Science is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. This license allows others to share, remix, tweak and create from the article for non-commercial purposes. Although the new papers may award it the due credit, they do not have to be licensed under the same terms.

Policies against plagiarism

Editors will evaluate manuscripts by Ithenticate software immediately after submission. Contents of the scientific articles will be evaluated to identify any sort of plagiarism, double submissions, already published articles and possible frauds in research.

Publication fee

The publication fee is:

ABRATES members (with  annual fee on time) – up to six diagramed pages: R$30,00 per page + R$80,00 per additional page.

Non-members – up to six diagramed pages: R$60,00 per page + R$160,00 per additional page.

In case of more than one author, including members, the total value will be divided between the number of authors.

 

 

3. PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

 

 

The guidelines explained in these instructions must be strictly followed by the author(s).

The manuscripts may be organized following this order: Short title (in English), Title (in English), Authors, Abstract (up to 200 words), Index terms (maximum of five, which are not in the title), Resumo (up to 200 words), Termos para indexação, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (optional) and References.

The manuscripts may be typed in Word text editor (DOC or RTF), in numbered pages and lines (up to 30 lines per page), with double spacing and 2 cm margins (A4 paper). The Calibri font may be used, fourteen for the title and twelve for the text, and the tables and figures may be annexed at the end of the paper. The figures may be editable in Windows’ compatible programs, in PNG, TIFF or JPEG format, with 300 DPI resolution.

The manuscript may not be longer than 20 (twenty) pages, including figures, tables and references. Manuscripts longer than twenty pages will be returned.

In the abstract and in the resumo, paragraphs and the presentation of data and quotations are not allowed.

The full name(s) of the author(s) and the ORCID codes may be mentioned immediately below the title. The corresponding author may be identified by an asterisk, and an e-mail may be provided. The notes may be placed on the foot of the page, which has the respective superscripted number of each author indicating his/her institutional affiliation and address, mentioning department or section, institution, post office box, zip code, municipality and country, in addition to the corresponding author e-mail.

Authors quotations in the text: they are made by the surname with only the first letter as a capital, followed by the year of publication. In case of two authors, both surnames may be included, separated by “and”; if there are more than two authors, only the first may be cited, followed by “et al.”. In case of quotations of two or more publications of the same author(s), published in the same year, they may be identified by small letters (a, b, c etc.), placed immediately after the publication year.

References: sixty percent (60%) of the references may have been listed on the database ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus or SciELO during the last ten years. Quotations from theses, dissertations, monographs, proceedings or annals of congress, abstracts and magazines are not accepted.

Avoid:

  • Excessive quotes from books; . 
  • Recent articles published in JSS can be accessed at www.scielo.br/jss.

The references may be presented in alphabetical order, by the author’s surname, without numbering; mention all authors separated by “;” and insert the link to the web page. Some examples are presented below:

Journal articles: (the journal’s publication place may not be mentioned)

LIMA, L.B.; MARCOS-FILHO, J. Condicionamento fisiológico de sementes de pepino e germinação sob diferentes temperaturas.  Revista Brasileira de Sementes, v.32, n.1, p.138-147, 2010. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_pdf&pid=S0101-31222010000100017&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=pt

OLIVEIRA, A.S.; CARVALHO, M.L.M.; NERY, M.C.; OLIVEIRA, J.A.; GUIMARÃES, R.M. Seed quality and optimal spatial arrangement of fodder radish. Scientia Agricola, v.68, n.4, p.417-423, 2011. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_pdf&pid=S010390172011000400005&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Books:

MARCOS-FILHO, J. Fisiologia de sementes de plantas cultivadas. 2 ed. Londrina: ABRATES, 2015. 660p.

BRASIL. Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. Regras para análise de sementes. Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. Secretaria de Defesa Agropecuária. Brasília: MAPA/ACS, 2009. 395p. http:// www.agricultura.gov.br/arq_editor/file/2946_regras_analise__sementes.pdf

Book chapters:

VIEIRA, R.D.; KRZYZANOWSKI, F.C. Teste de condutividade elétrica. In: KRZYZANOWSKI, F.C.; VIEIRA, R.D.; França-Neto, J.B. (ed.). Vigor de sementes: conceitos e testes. Londrina: ABRATES, 1999. p.4.1–4.26.

Laws, decrets, directives:

País ou Estado. Lei, Decreto, ou Portaria nº ..., de (dia) de (mês) de (ano). Diário Oficial da União, local de publicação, data mês e ano. Seção ..., p. ...

BRASIL. Medida provisória nº 1.569-9, de 11 de dezembro de 1997. Diário Oficial da República Federativa do Brasil, Poder Executivo, Brasília, DF, 14 dez. 1997. Seção I, p.29514.

Technical reports:

FRANÇA-NETO, J.B.; HENNING, A.A.; COSTA, N.P. Estudo da deterioração da semente de soja no solo. In: Resultados de Pesquisa de Soja, 1984/1985. Londrina, 1985. p.440-445. (EMBRAPA-CNPSo. Documentos, 15).

Electronic documents:

BRASIL. Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. SNPC – Lista de cultivares protegidas. http://extranet.agricultura.gov.br/php/proton/cultivarweb/cultivares_protegidas.php Acesso em: 13 jan. 2010.

Obs.:

  • Do not use DE, DO, DA etc. Ex.: SILVA, Amaral (for Amaral da Silva);
  • Use hifen in MARCOS-FILHO; FRANÇA-NETO.
  • First write the initials, then the name. Ex.: ISTA. International Seed Testing Association;
  • In the table captions, do not mention place or year;
  • In the body of the text, if a given quote has more than three authors, use et al. (without italics). Ex.: Matheus, Lopes and Corrêa, 2011 = Matheus et al., 2011. However, in the references, it is necessary to mention all authors (it is not allowed to use et al.)
  • Do not use “&”. Replace it with “and”.

Tables

The tables on picture format, numbered with Arabic numerals, may be headed by a self-explanatory title, with small letters. Vertical lines may not be used to separate the columns, and the experiment’s place and date may not be mentioned.

Figures

The figures (graphs, drawings, maps, or photographs) may be numbered with Arabic numerals in programs compatible with Word, inserted in the text preferentially as an object. The drawings and photographs may be digitalized in high quality and sent in the same size as they may be published. The legends typed immediately below the figure and initiated with the word “Figure” may be followed by their respective number and text.

Measurement units

They may be typed with a space between the number and the unit. Ex.: 10 oC, 10 mL, 10 µS.cm-1.g-1, 10 mg-1; 10 g.seedling-1. The percentage symbol may be next to the numeral without any space (10%). Use the International System of Units throughout the text.

 

 

4. MANUSCRIPTS SUBMISSION

 

Before submitting, it is recommended that the Instructions to Authors be fully observed to ensure that the article is in accordance with JSS rules. Non-standard manuscripts, including references, will be returned.

The submission of manuscripts to the JSS may be done exclusively online at http://www.scielo.br/jss, and each file may not be greater than 1.5Kb.

The authors of the JSS’ published articles enjoy the following benefits:

  • JSS is an open access journal, with JCR (Web of Science);
  • Articles translations are free of charge;
  • The submission and revision of the articles are made online;
  • Copy of articles in PDF available free of charge on the web;
  • JSS adopts the Ithenticate software against plagiarism;
  • All articles are published with DOI.

It is recommended that the guidelines explained in these instructions are fully followed by the author (s), looking at the model in the link.

Obrigado por escolher o Journal of Seed Science!

 
ABRATES - Associação Brasileira de Tecnologia de Sementes Avenida Maringá, nº 1219 , Jardim Vitória Londrina - Paraná Brasil, Tel./ Fax. 55 43 3025-5120 - Londrina - PR - Brazil
E-mail: contato@abrates.org.br