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Manuscripts should be submitted exclusively online using this link provided in the system and should follow these guidelines.
2. AIMS AND SCOPE
Planta Daninha is an Open Access scientific journal continuously published by the Sociedade Brasileira da Ciência das Plantas Daninhas (SBCPD). Planta Daninha publishes Research Articles, Short Communications, Opinions and Review Articles. Review Article are published by invitation of the Editorial Board of the Journal.
Articles submitted to the journal will be initially evaluated for scope, writing quality, and scientific quality by the associate editors, and may be rejected immediately or sent for peer review. Peer-reviewed articles will be evaluated by researchers of acknowledged scientific production. After review, the designed associate editor will make the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript, based on the reviewers’ recommendations.
SCOPE: Planta Daninha publishes articles covering all practical aspects of weed management and control, including:
- weed biology, ecology, and genetics;
3. LANGUAGE AND QUALITY OF WRITING
Articles must be submitted in English. If the author’s native language is not English, the quality of scientific writing in English must be certified by a verified editorial certificate provided by a professional service; alternatively, if the authors have experience in scientific writing in English (e.g., proficiency certificate, graduate diploma obtained in an English-speaking institution, etc.), they need to include a statement about that in the cover letter.
The contacts below are suggestions of companies that provide English translation or editing of manuscripts in the area of weed science.
- American Journal Experts (http://www.journalexperts.com/)
4. TYPES OF ARTICLES
Scientific articles = This kind of article should present novel and unpublished date with proper statistical analysis and preferable be repeated in time and/or space (year, growing season or locations). The final text, excluding tables and figures, should not exceed 7.000 words;
Review reviews = Review articles should be based on a critical review of the literature, not only presenting results from other experiments but criticizing and comparing results presenting new insights in important issues within the scope of the Planta Daninha Journal. The final text, excluding tables and figures, should not exceed 8.000 words;
Short Communication: brief communications where immediate publication is justified because they are reporting an unprecedented fact of relevance, with no sufficient volume of information to constitute a full extent scientific article. Short Communication – The text should not exceed 3.000 words;
Opinion: This kind of article should present a novel method, groundbreaker technology, or important issues related to the scope of the journal. The text should not exceed 2.000 words;
Special Issue: Special Issues present a collection of articles (any kind of article described above) by different research groups on a theme of interest of the readers. These special issues can be requested by the Chief Editors or by a Guest Editor who is an expert in the specific theme. If any expert in a specific topic would like to suggest a topic and can/may serve as Guest Editor it can be done by sending an e-mail to the chief editor.
5. GENERAL INFORMATION
6. COVER LETTER TO THE EDITOR
When submitting the article for the first time, the corresponding authors must include a Cover Letter in the Comments to the Editor space of the submission form. In the letter, the authors should present their work and explain its main contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of weed science. The cover letter should indicate that the manuscript has not been submitted or under review in another journal. The letter should also include any statements regarding the processing of the article, English quality (see section 2 of this Instructions for Authors document), conflicts of interest, and a statement that all authors are aware and agree with the submission of the paper
7. PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENTS AND FORMATTING
|7.1 General Formatting
7.2 Tables and Figures
7.3 Text Sections
Research article should include:
Review article must include Title, Running title, Authors, Affiliation, * Corresponding author(s) e-mail address; ORCID for each author; Highlights, Abstracts, Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods (optional); Results and Discussion (optional); Conclusions; Author Contributions; Acknowledgements; Conflict of interest; References.
Short Communication and Opinions bust not be divided into sections.
TITLE: The title must reflect the content of the work and have no subtitles, abbreviations, formulas, or symbols. Scientific names should be included in the title only if common-English names of the species are not available. The title must be formatted in upper case, in bold.
RUNNING TITLE: a short title for the running header that is not to exceed 40 characters and spaces.
The list of authors should accurately illustrate who contributed to the work and how (At the end of the manuscript each authors contribution must be presented). All those listed as authors should qualify for authorship according to the following criteria:
Anyone who does not meet these criteria but had other participation in the work (for example, technicians who helped in data collection, in review the manuscript, scientists who may helped in the acquisition of funding, chair of department or laboratory head) should be listed, with permission, in an Acknowledgements section. Example: The authors acknowledges Dr. Paul D. Silva for sharing space and equipment in his laboratory to conduct the experiment.
HIGHLIGHTS: Describe three major highlights of the manuscript, with a maximum of 110 characters each, including spaces.
ABSTRACT: Maximum of 250 words, including the following subtopics:
KEYWORDS: Keywords must not repeat words of the title, and the scientific name of the species studied must be included. They must be separated by commas and be in lower case, including the first term. Authors should include three to six terms, considering that a term may consist of two or more words.
MATERIAL AND METHODS:
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:
AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Please inform the contribution of each author to the manuscript.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Add as necessary. The authors are advised to check if there are any requirements from their funding agencies and supporting institutions to include their grant/process numbers in this section. If material was submitted to specialists that are not authors of the paper, or if materials or samples were borrowed or obtained from distinct institutions (museums, herbaria, libraries, and other archives), the authors are encouraged to mention them. Authors should avoid personal statements in this section and attain themselves only to aspects that directly affected the research reported in the article.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: Please state if the authors have any conflict of interest to declare regarding the research.
REFERENCES: VANCOUVER STYLE CITATIONS
Only references strictly necessary for the understanding of the article should be cited, up to a maximum of 30 references (see section 4.1 of this document). The list of references should start on a new page.
References should be formatted following the models below, presented in alphabetical order of authors and, within this, in chronological order of publication; the titles of journals should be abbreviated. Include only works cited in the text, tables and/or figures, as follows:
ARTICLES WITH MORE THAN SIX AUTHORS:
Citation of books and book chapters should be avoided. However, when such a citation is unavoidable, it must be made as follows:
DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
Citation of dissertations and theses should be avoided. Try to cite instead their resulting articles published in full in indexed journals. Cite only very recent dissertations/theses, when articles have not yet been published, as follows:
Author. Title [Type of document]. Place: Institution where it was presented; year.
Ribeiro D.N. Caracterização da resistência ao herbicida glyphosate em biótipos da planta daninha Lolium multiflorum (Lam.) [dissertation]. Piracicaba: Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", 2008.
8. PUBLICATION FEE
The cost of publication for authors that are members of the SBCPD is R$ 300.00 (Brazilian Reais) per article up to six (06) pages (Final format). An additional value of R$ 100.00 will be charged for each exceeding page. One of the authors must demonstrate that she or he is a member of the SBCPD, and that has the annuity paid. For authors that are not members of the SBCPD, the publication fee is R$ 200.00 per page. These values will be charged after the article has been accepted for publication and is in the final publishing format. A full or partial waiver of the publication fee is available for authors from developing countries upon request. A maximum of one waiver per author or group of articles are available per year.
Payment Options: Authors can pay the fee using:
9. FAST TRACK PUBLICATION
The Planta Daninha journal considers the publication of research or review articles through the fast track system. The aim of fast-track is to prioritize the steps of peer review, editor analysis and format editing for fast publication. The editorial committee can select manuscripts for fast tracking based on the perceived significance of the content regarding, for example, new finding, relevance with an emergent problem, new methodology and timely information compared with existing literature and articles published by the journal Planta Daninha. Additional cost of publication will not occur for fast tracking articles.
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