The Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura (RBF) publishes technical articles and scientific communications in fruit crops area, referring to results of originals searches and unpublished paper in Portuguese, Spanish or English, and 1 or 2 reviews per edition, of invited authors.
Áreas de interesse: Frutis, horticulture
Its abbreviated title is Rev. Bras. Frutic., and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.
The articles published in Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura are indexed by:
All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
The publication of this journal is financially supported by:
Editor-in-Chief: Alexandre Pio Viana (UENF-RJ)
Editoração Eletronica, Capa e arte final
Equipe técnica e Secretaria:
Scope and polic
Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura (Rev. Bras. Frutic.) (ISSN 0100-2945) is a scientific journal with continuous publication (as of 2023) that has been edited by the Brazilian Society of Fruticulture (SociedadeBrasileira de Fruticultura, SBF) since 1978.Ourgoal is to publish Scientific Articles, Scientific Notes, and Literature Reviews (by invited authorsonly) in the fruit-growingfieldfrom original and unpublished research results.
Papers deposited on the SciELO Preprints server can be submitted to Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, but the journal's Editorial Board will decide on the peer-review process for manuscripts already published as preprints. Once the manuscript is accepted and published by Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, the preprint version must be modified to include a link to the final version published in the journal.
Submitted works must not have been submitted to another journal, and will only be sent to reviewers if they fully comply with the journal's guidelines and after all authors have signed the Statement of Referral, confirming that “The authors declare that said work has not been published previously or sent for publication in another journal, and agree on the submission and transfer of the publication rights of said article to RBF.”
Papers presenting research that directly or indirectly involves human beings or animals, in their entirety or parts of them, including the handling of information or materials, in all areas of knowledge, must include a statementthat the study was approved by the ethics committee on human beings and/or animal experimentation, citing the name of the Committee, Institution, and approval number, in the Material and Methods section. Articles reporting experimental research will only be accepted for publication if they meet at least one of the following criteria: a) experiment with at least 20 plots; b) experimental design with the number of residual degrees of freedom equal to or greater than 10; at least three replications of the treatment(s). Scientific articles with research results obtained more than eight years before the time of submission will not be accepted for publication. Authors must inform the period and place (including geographic coordinates and altitude; in the Material and Methods section only) in which the study was conducted; and in the case of research involvinganexperiment, the experimental design, treatments, and number of replications, in the Abstract, Resumo(abstract in Portuguese), and Material and Methods sections. Articles subdivided into parts I and II must be submitted together, as they will be sent to the same reviewers.
Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura adopts the CCBY 4.0 license as an open-access attribution standard for articles, which maximizes the dissemination of papers and is therefore adopted internationally by the main open-access journals and publishers. Greater details can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
In compliance with the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines, which aim to encourage the identification of plagiarism, bad practices, fraud, and possible violations of ethics, RBF recommends that authors:
a) visit the COPE website, which contains information on research ethics for authors and editors;
b) observe the following criteriaprior to submission:
- papers containing data acquisition or analysis and interpretation of data from other publications must explicitly reference them;
- when writing papersthat contain a critical review of intellectual content of other authors, these must be duly cited;
- all authors must meet the criteria for original authorship of the paper, and none of the researchers involved in the research may be omitted from the list of authors;
- the editors and editorial board will decide on the final approval of the paper.
Only submissions that fully meet the RBF standards will be sent to reviewers (pre-assessment for reviewing); otherwise, they will be returned to the authors for reformulation. Submissions that comply with the journal’s standards will be forwarded to an area editor for the double-blinded peer-review process, which will be done by at least two reviewers in the area of research knowledge from Brazilian and international teaching and/or research institutions with proven scientific production.
After due revisions and possible suggestions, the article will be accepted if it has two favorable reviews, or rejected if two reviews are unfavorable.
Please note that regardless of the reviewers’ opinion, the Editorial Committeeis responsible for the final decision on the approval of the article and retains the right to suggest or request changes deemed necessary in the text, at any stage of analysis.
Once the manuscript is accepted, the authors automatically grant an exclusive license to publish the submitted article in electronic format, including photographs that can be used to promote the article on social media.
Language and areas of publication
Scientific articles submitted to Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura must be original, unpublished, and submitted in English. For articles accepted for publication, the authors will be asked to provide an English version proofread by one of the companies accredited by the Journal on a list available a thttps://fruticultura.org/revista. Although only articles written in English will be accepted for submission, the manuscript must also include a Title, Abstract, and Index Terms in Portuguese, which must come after the Title, Abstract, and Index Terms in English. Texts present in other items, including figures, must also bein English, and decimalplacesare represented by a point, rather than a comma. Names of Brazilian institutions such as departments, universities, and institutes must be in English. Articles must report studies in the following fields: Biotechnology/Genetics and Breeding, Botany and Physiology, Harvest and Post-Harvest, Sanitary Defense, Economics/Statistics, Plant Science, Irrigation, Processing (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Propagation, Seeds, Soils, and Plant Nutrition. Regardless of the type of submission, a maximum number of eight authors is permitted per manuscript.
Sequential composition of the article
Title in English: a maximum of 15 words; capitalize only the first letter of the first word. The title must reflect the content of your work and must not contain the terms effect, evaluation, influence, or study.
a) Name(s) of author(s) and respective affiliation(s):
- Upon submission, the manuscript’s file must contain the name(s) of the author(s) as well as their affiliation immediately below the author(s)’ names, including the name of the institution, unit (department or section), municipality, and country.
Sérgio Luiz Rodrigues Donato¹*, Alessandro de Magalhães Arantes¹, Alex Rodrigues Silva Soares¹, Marcelo Rocha dos Santos¹, Maria Geralda Vilela Rodrigues²
¹Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of Bahia, Guanambi campus, Agriculture Section,Guanambi-BA, Brazil
²Agricultural Research Company of Minas Gerais - Epamig Norte,Nova Porteirinha-MG,Brazil
*Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
-The corresponding author must already be registered as an author in the SciELO online publishing system before starting the submission process. The corresponding author must define their position in the authorship of the article in relation to the other authors.
- A maximum number of eight (8) authors is permitted.
- Once the article is submitted, subsequent changes to the name of the authors will not be permitted, whether in sequence, replacement, or addition.
Add three highlights describing the main findings or research results. The words used in this description should not, however, be the same as those in the conclusions. Each highlight must have a maximum of 125 characters with spaces.
c) Abstract: a maximum of 250 words and no abbreviations.
d) Index terms: at least three and at most five, not included in the Title, separated by a comma and in lowercase letters (all).
e) Title in Portuguese: the same rules for the title in English apply.
f) Resumo (Abstract in Portuguese): maximum of 250 words; a faithful translation of the Abstract to Portuguese.
g) Termos para indexação (Index Terms in Portuguese): a faithful translation of the Index Termsto Portuguese.
h) Introduction: state the relevance of the research with the help of the literature, within a maximum of one page. The last paragraph should describe the objective of the study.
i) Material and Methods: must contain essential information that allows the repetition of the experiment by other researchers.
j) Results and Discussion: the results of the work must be presented and discussed in the light of the literature, using tables and/or figures.
k) Conclusions: stated in brief terms, without additional comments, and based only on the results presented. Do not use abbreviations.
l) Acknowledgments (optional).
m) Author Contributions: the contributions of each author must be mentioned using the relevant CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy). The corresponding author will be responsible for providing this information. All authors are expected to agree on their contributions. Any other contribution that does not meet the relevant functions of CRediT must be mentioned in the Acknowledgments section.
- RBF recommends that eighty percent (80%) of the bibliographical references be from journals listed in the ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, or SciELO databases, with at least 40% having been conducted in the last five years.
- Secondary/indirect citations (apud)will not be accepted.
- Citations of articles accepted for publication, folders, handouts, technical reports, worksat congresses, undergraduate conclusion papers, dissertations, and theses will not be accepted.
- In a given context, the citation of more than one bibliographical reference must first comply with the chronological order and then the alphabetical order of the authors; however, years of publication must be separated by a comma.
- The article should have a maximum of 30 bibliographical references. For the Literature Review modality, there is no maximum limit of bibliographical references.
The article mustnot exceed 25 pages, including tables, figures, and References.
Sequential composition of Scientific Communication and Literature Review
a) Scientific Communications should have a simpler structure, with a maximum of 10 pages and the full text without separate sections (Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion,or Conclusions), except for References.
b) Contributions in the form of Literature Review must adopt the following sequence: Title in English, full name(s) of the author(s) and respective affiliation(s), Abstract and Index terms, followed then by Title, Abstract, and Index termsin Portuguese, Introduction, Items about topics addressed in the review, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (optional), and References.
a) The article must be edited in Microsoft Office Word 2016 or a newer version.
b) Text: 12-point Times New Roman font. Do not use bold and/or italics in the text, except for the title, sections, and sub-sections, which should be in bold, and scientific names of plant and animal species, which should be italicized. Do not use bold and/or italics for words in equations, tables,or figures. Equations must be written using the MSE quation application.
c) Line spacing: 1.5 throughout the manuscript text.
d) Paragraph: 0.5cm.
e) Page: A4 paper, portrait orientation, all margins set at 2.0 cm, and line numbered continuously, that is, continued from one page to the next.
f) All section headings should be typed in uppercase letters, bold, and centered, except for the Abstract and Resumo(abstract in Portuguese), which should be aligned to the left; and the Index Terms and Termos para Indexação(index terms in Portuguese),which should be aligned to the left with only the first letter capitalized. Sub-sectionsshould be aligned to the left, in bold, with only the first letter capitalized.
g) Measurement units must be expressed in the SI (International System), and the scientific terminology must follow international conventions.
h) Tables and Figures (plots, graphs, maps, images, photographs, drawings):
- Tables and figures must be self-explanatory and have a width of 10 or 20.6 cm, with the text typed using10-pointTimes New Roman font, single paragraph/spacing, and be placedimmediately below the paragraph in which they are cited for the first time.
- Citations of tables and figures in the text: Figure 1; Table 1. Figures with similar titles should be grouped into a single figure, but using a differentiating indicator. The indicator letter of each subfigure in a grouped figure must be capitalized and followed by a dot (example: A.), positioned on the upper left side of the figure. Grouped figures must be cited in the text as follows: Figure 1A; Figure1B; Figures 1A and B.
- Tables should not contain vertical lines, and numerical values in the columns should be aligned by the last number.
- Figures should not have borders, and curves (in the case of graphs) can be colored, but always using different caption markers.
- To avoid redundancy, data presented in figures should not be repeated in tables, and vice-versa. When using bitmap files, the minimum resolution should be 300 bpi.
- Figures that include graphs should be created using Microsoft Office Excel 2016 or a newer version. Images generated by programs other than those in the Microsoft Office package must be a minimum resolution of300 dpi; be submitted asJPG, TIFF, or GIF files; and have a width of 10 or 20.6 cm. The title or footnote must be typed in MS Word.
- For figures or tables that present results of regression analysis, inform the coefficient of determination (R2) for each equation, followed by the coefficient of variation (CV).There should be no figures with curves with an R2 less than 0.60; in these cases, include the equation and the respective R2value in the discussion of results. Add the symbols representing the significance of the coefficients (*, **, or ns) in each regression equation presented in a table or figure, placing the mas superscripts between the coefficient values and the variable. Add a footnote using 9-point Times New Roman font in the figure or table informing the probability of significance of the coefficients of the equation and the statistical test adopted,e.g.:**-Significant at p≤0.01 by the F test. Each experimental point plotted in the figure must contain the standard error or standard deviation represented by a vertical bar, as well as a footnote in 9-point Times New Roman fontinforming whether it is the standard error or standard deviation. An exception to this are graphs containing lines of linear or polynomial regression (which must be accompanied by the equations and respective R2 values), or graphs containing letters of mean-comparison tests.
Examples of citations in the text
a) Citations with only one author: Viana (2023) or (VIANA, 2023).
b) Citations with two authors: Taiz and Zeiger (2020) or (TAIZ; ZEIGER, 2020).
c) Citations with more than two authors: Silva etal. (2022) or (SILVA et al., 2022).
d) When the author of the study is an institution/company, the citation should be formed by its initials, in uppercase letters: EMBRAPA (2020) or (EMBRAPA, 2020).
e) Citations with one or two authors with the same name, from the same year: Viana (2020a); Viana (2020b); Taiz and Zeiger (2020a); Taiz and Zeiger (2020b).
f) Citations with more than two authors,whosefirst authors have the same name, from the same year: Silva et al. (2020a); Xu et al., 2020b); (Xu et al. (2020a,b).
References cited in the text should be presented in alphabetical order starting with the last name of the first author; in ascending chronological order; and contain the names of all authors. Add the link to your DOI for access at the end of each reference listed. References must be presented in the following formats:
FIGUEIREDO NETO, A.; ALMEIDA, F. A. C.; CAVALCANTE, Í. H. L. Manga: maturação, colheita e conservação. 1.ed. Juazeiro: UNIVASF, 2017. 174 p.
KELLER, M. The Science of Grapevines. 3th ed. London: Elsevier Academic Press, 2020. 1647 p.
MAPA-MinistériodaAgricultura,PecuáriaeAbastecimento-Manualdemétodosanalíticosoficiaisparafertilizantes e corretivos. 1.ed. Brasília, 2017. 240p.
b) Book chapters
DONATO, S. L. R.; COELHO, E. F.; MARQUES, P. R. R.; ARANTES, A. de M. Considerações ecológicas, fisiológicas e de manejo. In: FERREIRA, C. F.; SILVA, S. de O. e; AMORIM, E. P.; SANTOS-SEREJO, J. A. dos. O agronegócio da banana. Brasília, DF: EMBRAPA, 2016, p. 45-110.
PRADO, R. M.; SOUZA JUNIOR, J. P.; SILVA JUNIOR, G. B.; CAVALCANTE, Í. H. L. Guava: the relationship between the productive aspects, the quality of the fruits and its health benefits. In: MURPHY, A. (Org.). Guava: cultivation, antioxidant properties and health benefits. 1ed.Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2017, v.1, p. 1-16.
CAVALCANTI FILHO, P. F. M.;BAÍA, D. C.;RIBEIRO, R. C.;ROSA, R. C. C.;CANELLAS, L. P. Humic acids induce the expression of nitrate transporters in passion-fruit seedlings. RevistaBrasileira de Fruticultura, v. 45, e-941, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1590/0100-29452023941.
JIAHAO, J. I.; XIAOLONG, H. E.; HUAITE, L. I. U.; ZHONGYONG, L. I.; SHASHA, Z.; XUEYING, Z.;JIZHONG, XU.; BOWEN, L. Influence of dwarfing interstock on the tolerance and nutrient utilization efficiency of apple trees under drought stress. ScientiaHorticulturae, v. 315,111984, 2023.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2023.111984
d) References to software
R Core Team. R: A language and environment for statistical computing. Vienna: R Foundation for Statistical Computing, 2017. Available at: <https://www.r-project.org/>. Access in: April 2022.
e) Other reference formats
INMET-InstitutoNacionaldeMeteorologia.InformaçõessobreascondiçõesclimáticasemJaboticabal-SP.2021. Available at:<http://www.inmet.gov.br/>. Access in: Jun. 2022.
IBGE - Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Produção agrícola municipal. 2021. Available at: https://sidra.ibge.gov.br/tabela/5457 Access in: Jan. 2022.
FAO-FoodandAgricultureOrganization-FAOSTAT(2021).Crops.grapes. Available at:
<https://faostat3.fao.org/home/index.html#DOWNLOAD>. Access in: Nov.2022.
Capitalize only the first letter of the first word in the titles of listed references, except in the case of proper names. In titles of events,only capitalize the first letter of each word.
References with one or two authors with the same name, from the same year, and references with more than two authors, whose first authors have the same name, from the same year, must be identified in the list of cited literature after the year, by the letters a, b, c, and so forth.
Additional information on article formatting
a) Capitalize all letters of an acronym; capitalizeonly the first letter of each word of names of institutionswritten in full.
b) As for units, add a space between the number and the respective unit, except for percentages.Examples: 50%; 50 mL; 40°C; 100 kg ha-1; 7.8 kJmol-1; 5 million hectares; 4:00 pm; 50s; 10 min; 11 hours; two hours (0 to 9 - write in full, except for numbersfollowed by a unit or followed by a number greater than 9); 2, 3 and 14 hours; 2 mm per day; 0.0015g g-1per day;2 x3(must be separated).
c) Preferably use a maximum of two decimal places in numerical values in the text, tables, and figures.
Articles will be submitted exclusively through the SciELO online publication system:https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbf-scielo
As a submission prerequisite, the authors are required to declare that there are no conflicts of interest during submission. Conflicts of interest can be personal, commercial, political, academic, or financial in nature. A conflict of interest can occur when authors, reviewers, or editors have interests that may influence the preparation or evaluation of manuscripts. When submitting a manuscript, authors are responsible for acknowledging and disclosing financial or other conflicts that may have influenced the work. The authors must mention all the financial support received for the execution of the work and other personal connections related to its accomplishment, in the manuscript. The reviewer must inform the editors of any conflicts of interest that could influence the analysis of the manuscript and declare themselvesunfit to review it.
Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura charges the following fees:
a) Submission fee: BRL150.00 (one hundred and fifty Brazilian reais) - Payment upon submission of the article. For rejected works or withdrawn cases, the amount paid will not be refunded.
b) Publication fee for accepted papers: BRL 100.00 per printed page for SBF members (the first or second author must be a member); or BRL 200.00 per printed page for non-SBF members. Payment is to be made upon communication of approval of the article for publication.
Example of a publication fee: an accepted article with 12 pages (MS Word) will have a total of approximately 8 page safter layout development; therefore, the respective fee will be BRL 800.00 for an author who is anSBF member, but BRL 1,600.00 for non-members.
c) Occasional extra fees resulting from adjustments made to articles that were not observed by the authors in the proof ingstages may be charged; for instance, a fee for issuing article errata.
Said fees are to be paid by bank deposit or transfer to Banco do Brasil bank (Code: 001),Branchno. 0403-0, Checking Account no. 45476-1, Account holder: Sociedade Brasileira de Fruticultura (CNPJ 51.8713960/0001-68). Alternatively, the amount can be transferred using the following PIX key:email@example.com
For authors who need an invoice, please know it will be issued in the name of the individual or legal entity that appears on the bank’s payment slip. To request the invoice, please email the RBF Journal’s officeat firstname.lastname@example.org providingthe following information:
Amount referring to the submission/publication fee paid to Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura – RBF, for the following scientific article:
Title of the article:
Paid amount (BRL):
Proof of payment, or commitment note:
a) The deadlines for returning corrections to the first and subsequent versions of the article will be ten and five consecutive days, respectively, from the date of receipt of the email requesting the revisions; failure to meet these deadlines will automatically result in withdrawal of the article.
b) The topics, data, and concepts published in this Journal are the sole responsibility of the authors. Any mention of products and trademarks does not mean that the Journal recommends their use. Reproduction of published articles is permitted, provided the source is cited.
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