|The Journal of
Venomous Animals and Toxins is a biannual electronic publication of the
Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals - CEVAP
- of the Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP.
It is an interdisciplinary publication in English on 3.5" HD/DD diskettes, CD-ROM, and online devoted to research on different aspects of toxins, venomous animals and their products and derivatives.
Launched in 1995 in Botucatu, the place where Vital Brazil was first exposed to the serious problem of venomous snake bites, The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins is one of the first Brazilian publications on diskettes. It has become a forum for the discussion of a subject that is usually dispersed in different journals dealing with a variety of unrelated matters.
The articles published in the journal cover from the systematics and morphology of venomous animals to the biochemistry, pharmacology and immunology of venoms, the epidemiology of envenomation by different animals, insects, algae, bacteria, fungi, and plant products besides dealing with the molecular biology of venoms, as well as the physiology of their actions, treatment of their effects, preparation and evaluation of vaccines, etc.
The important field of bacterial, animal, and plant toxins is growing fast, but scientists from one field are frequently not aware of what is happening in other areas. The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins has opened the possibility of bringing together all this information.
In the first issues there was a preponderance of Brazilian authors, but now increasing numbers of articles are authored by specialists from several other countries, a demonstration of the international acceptance of the journal.
One of the Journal's relevant features is the publication of abstracts of theses in the area of venoms and envenomations. This information is very hard to obtain since theses are not necessarily published and lay unread in University libraries; their results, however, may be of value for specialists.
In the same vein, the journal publishes abstracts of papers presented in scientific meetings in Brazil, another important source of information that is usually scattered in annals of meetings dealing with the already referred variety of unrelated subjects.
The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins has made a choice of 10 libraries in which the print-on-paper originals, as well as the electronic originals will be kept. The Libraries of São Paulo State University in Botucatu, Bireme in São Paulo, Excerpta Medica (EMBASE) in the Netherlands, and Chemical Abstracts in the United States are some of these elected sites.
The abbreviated title of the journal is J. Venom. Anim. Toxins, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, bibliographical references and legends.
The journal is indexed in:
|Copyrights on all materials published in this journal belong to CEVAP. Permission must be requested for the use of all or a part of the Journal in other publications.|
This publication is sponsored by:
This is a good example of successful partnership among a public University and private companies, Gnosis, Prodec, and Microsoft.
This has all been done preserving the University's main goals, that is, to offer high quality, tuition-free public education, to conduct high standard basic and applied research and, last but not least, to render assistance to the community.
Scope and editorial policy
|The Journal of
Venomous Animals and Toxins is an interdisciplinary publication in English
on 3.5" HD/DD diskettes and online devoted to research on different aspects of
toxins, venomous animals and their products and derivatives.
The journal welcomes original work and its acceptance for review involves the understanding that the contents of the manuscript have not previously been published elsewhere, except as an abstract or preliminary report. Each issue may also contain: the Editor's viewpoint, Original papers, Review articles, Short communications, Preliminary reports, Letters to the Editor, Case reports, Book reviews, Bibliography of interest, and Important information.
The articles published in the journal cover from the systematics and morphology of venomous animals to the biochemistry, pharmacology and immunology of venoms, the epidemiology of envenomation by different animals, insects, algae, bacteria, fungi, and plant products; besides dealing with the molecular biology of venoms, as well as the physiology of their actions, treatment of their effects, preparation and evaluation of vaccines, etc.
The journal also publishes abstracts of theses in the area of venoms and envenomations, as well as abstracts of papers presented in scientific meetings in Brazil.
Copyrights on all materials published in this journal belong to CEVAP. Permission must be requested for the use of all or a part of this journal in other publications. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright for their article is transferred to the publisher if and when is accepted for publication.
Preparation of originals
|All manuscripts should be written in English
and submitted in triplicate. The copies should be typewritten, with 25 mm margins on all
sides, double spaced, on one side of the paper (33x24 cm or 28x21 cm).
Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts on IBM-PC compatible personal computer on 3.5'' HD/DD diskettes together with the printed version on Microsoft Word for Windows. The author should label disk with the document complete file name, including the extension.
Papers should contain the author's name(s), affiliations, keywords and address for correspondence. The corresponding author may expect to hear from the Editor within 8-12 weeks after submission of a manuscript as to its acceptability for publication. Authors should retain one copy of the manuscripts as the Editors cannot accept responsibility for their damage or loss.
They should contain: a 150-200 - word Abstract, Introduction, Material or Patients and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References and Legends for the illustrations.
Tables should be typed double spaced on a separate page. They should be designed for printing in a 1-column width. Graphs, Figures, Drawings and Photographs should be numbered and planned for printing in 1-column width. Glossy photographic prints, drawings, graphs should be submitted in duplicate, unmounted with the author's name and an arrow indicating the top of the figure on back. Legends should be separate and not attached to or written on the illustration.
References should be listed as follows:
Unpublished results and personal communications may be cited in the text, but should not appear in the references.
Articles of interest of toxinologists. They should be presented in the same format as full paper, except that they should not be divided into sections such as Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion. They should, however, contain a 150-words Abstract.
Preliminary reports and Letters to the Editor: They differ from full manuscripts only that the research study does not lend itself to an extended presentation. These should not exceed two or three printed pages including illustrations and references. The form is identical to that of full manuscripts except that they should not be divided into Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion. Short communications and Preliminary reports should include an Abstract of 150-words and two tables or two figures, one of each.
Book reviews and Thesis abstracts
Books should be sent to the Editor to be reviewed. No books will be returned. We welcome thesis abstracts for publication.
Brief individual case report of unusual interest.
The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins will publicize Congresses, Symposiums, Meetings, Thesis defenses, Changes of address, Current papers of interest, Correspondences, Classified advertisements (venom derivatives and honeybee products).
Bibliography of interest
We invite authors to submit publications of interest.