Universidade Federal de Viçosa - UFV
Focus and scope
Revista Ceres is a journal bimonthly published by Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Federal University of Viçosa - UFV).
It is intended for the publication of unpublished scientific papers, with technical and scientific relevance, resulting from studies related to innovations and solutions to the problems of agriculture, with emphasis on tropical-related studies. Ceres publishes papers ni:
Revista Ceres is a bimonthly Scientific Journal of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, that publishes original articles related to plant production and biotechnology, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, food science and technology, agricultural economics and rural extension, agricultural engineering and forestry.
In August 1939, the Escola Superior de Agricultura e Veterinária de Minas Gerais (College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Minas Gerais), now the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Federal University of Viçosa), published the first issue of Ceres. The name was extended to Revista Ceres from September/October 1944. Its first board of directors was formed by the eminent Professors Nello de Moura Rangel, Geraldo Gonçalves Carneiro, Octavio Drummond, Edgard de Vasconcelos Barros and Arlindo de Paula Gonçalves. Today, after more than 70 years of existence, it is one of the oldest agricultural journals in Brazil.
Initially, the journal published both original scientific papers and technical communications, but, over the years, it has become increasingly scientific and the last technical communications were published in 1959. Currently, the journal also publishes articles written in Portuguese, Spanish or English as a means to provide greater visibility to papers.
Since 2008, Revista Ceres has provided open access to its articles at the site www.ceres.ufv.br. Subscription is not currently required to access Revista Ceres contents online.
Revista Ceres is a bimonthly journal published by the Federal University of Viçosa since 1947.
The journal Revista CERES offers free digital access to its content quickly and securely. In line with our values, we believe that freely available scientific knowledge to the whole (national and international) community provides greater dissemination and democratization of knowledge, resulting in faster and consistent technological advances.
CERES Journal is one of the oldest and most traditional periodicals in Brazil. Therefore, we value the quality, reputation, and originality of the publications. In this sense, the manuscripts sent to the CERES Journal must be unpublished. Texts, tables, and figures may not have been previously published in other scientific dissemination vehicles. Therefore, the authors should assume the responsibility that the submitted articles are original and that they do not contain parts of texts, data, tables or figures, previously published.
The faking of data is a serious misconduct.
To ensure the originality of the published works, CERES Journal uses the CrossRef Similarity Check software as an antiplagiarism tool.
Sources of Support
Plant biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics
Physiology and morphology applied to Agriculture
Plant breeding applied to agriculture
Vegetative and seminiferous propagation
Soil and Plant Nutrition
All manuscripts must be submitted online at www.ceres.ufv.br.
The Journal publishes full-length research papers, short communications, invited review articles and letters to the editor.
Standard research papers: Should report complete and original work, in which the reproducibility of results is clearly established. The full text should not exceed 25 pages, including references, figures and tables.
Short communications: Should report conclusive results and not preliminary data. It is an alternative format to describe, more concisely, partial results of a larger work, or reporting conclusive results based on a smaller amount of data. The full text should not exceed 15 printed pages, including references, figures and tables.
Reviews: Should be an in-depth report on the state-of-the-art of a particular topic written at the invitation of the Editorial Board, with unlimited number of pages.
Letters to the Editor: Should present, in an informal way, technical and scientific topics of interest to the agricultural and biological sciences community. Their publication will be determined by the Editorial Board.
3. Structure of the article and short-communications
Manuscripts should have the following format:
e. Material and methods
f. Results and discussion
Note: The sections Material and Methods and Results and Discussion may contain subsections, indicated by subheadings written in italics and bold. The first letter should be capitalized and centered.
h. Acknowledgements, financial support and full disclosure
Authors must inform whether there is – or no – any conflict of interests in carrying the research and publishing the manuscript.
4. Text Formatting
The text should be double-spaced in Microsoft Word, justified, Times New Roman font at 12 points. Page format should be A4, within 3-cm margins. Text lines must have continuous numbering.
a. Article size
5. Attaching files
When submitting the article, authors must send the following files:
a. The article (containing the text without authorship)
b. Title page
FOOTNOTES should have the following information:
In the last line of the footnotes, an asterisk must be inserted and the corresponding author's email must be indicated. Ex: * Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
c. Author contribution (authors must specify the contribution of each author in the development of the research).
6. Guidelines for references:
The title of the "REFERENCES" section should be capitalized, aligned to the left. References should be listed alphabetically. The following are the examples:
a) Journal articles:
Possenti JC & Villela FA (2010) Efeito do molibdênio aplicado via foliar e via sementes sobre o potencial fisiológico e produtividade de sementes de soja. Revista Brasileira de Sementes, 32:143–150.
Martinez HEP, Poltronieri Y & Cecon PR (2015) Supplying zinc salt tablets increased zinc concentration and yield of coffee trees. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 38:136-140.
Stefanello Júnior GJ, Grützmacher AD, Spagnol D, Pasini RA, Bonez C & Moreira DC (2012) Persistência de agrotóxicos utilizados na cultura do milho ao parasitoide Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, 1879 (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Ciência Rural, 42:17-23.
c) Book chapters:
d) Works in Annals of Congress:
e) Thesis and dissertations:
Hanauer JG (2011) Crescimento, desenvolvimento e produtividade em cultivo de cana-planta e cana-soca de um ano em Santa Maria, RS. Master Dissertation. Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria. 81p.
h) Technical bulletin:
Cruz I (1995) A lagarta-do-cartucho na cultura do milho. Sete Lagoas, Embrapa/Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Milho e Sorgo. 45 p. (Circular, 21).
i) Statistical software:
SAS Institute Inc. (2002) Statistical Analysis System user's guide. Version 9.0. Cary, Statistical Analysis System Institute. 513p.
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (2007) SAEG: Sistema para Análises Estatísticas e Genéticas. Versão 9.1. Viçosa, Fundação Arthur Bernardes. CD-ROM.
Brazil (2001) Resolution RDC n. 12 of January 2, 2001. Approval of technical regulamentation on microbiologial standards for food. DOU, 01/25/2001, Section 1, p.174.
7. Norms for citing references in the text
Citation in the text
Citation of a citation
8. Norms for figures and tables
Figures and tables must be placed after references, one on each page. They should be numbered with Arabic numerals, with the caption positioned below the figures and above the tables.
Figures and tables should not repeat the same data. Figures submitted in electronic format must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, in JPG format. Any illustration that has already been published must contain, below the legend, data on the source (author, date) from which it was extracted.
The full bibliographic reference related to the source of the illustration should appear in the References section.
The paper will be published after the payment of a fee of BRL 250.00. Payment must be made when the corresponding author receives the typographic proof and will be done exclusively in the form of Electronic Billing. In possession of the printed billing, you will simply pay it in a bank agency or automatic teller and send a copy to the email used to send the proof. For deposits made with not identified authors (resources of agreements, departments, secretaries, etc.), it is requested to inform, by e-mail, the date, and the billing number.
Names and addresses informed in this journal are exclusively used for services provided by this publication. They are not made available for other purposes or third parties.
11. Areas and sub-areas of publication
01 - Plant biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics
02 - Agricultural Engineering
03 - Plant physiology and morphology applied to agriculture
04 - Plant health