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Objective and editorial policy

Papers to “Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira” (PVB), a Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research, are submitted in Word online through ScholarOne, link <>
The authors should submit their papers in English, with a Portuguese Summary. To prove the quality of the English, a certificate of the English language is required, with exception of authors native in English.
With the communication of acceptance of the paper, the author for correspondence will be asked for payment of a Paper Charge of US$ 480.00 (R$ 1.500,00) for each article submitted in English.
As of 2019, all authors should register in the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID - and link it to their ScholarONE profile. The link can be done by editing the user profile on ScholarONE in the option Associate your existing ORCID iD. The ORCID identifiers contribute to the singular identification of the authors and to the interoperational and bibliometric processes. Using an ORCID, researchers are easily and correctly connected with their research results, publications and affiliations.
Papers should be prepared in all details according to the style of the journal (, in order to be peer reviewed. Tables and Figures should be submitted separately from the text.
PVB publishes Original Articles, but also Critical Literature Reviews and Topics of General Interest; no Short Communications are accepted.
Case Reports will be accepted only in articles classified as Wildlife Medicine.
The Original Papers should contain research results not yet published and not submitted to other journals.
Literature Reviews should be critical and consist of subjects of the author’s research line.
Topics of General Interest should be of great importance and based on large experience of the authors.
The opinions and concepts emitted are of the responsibility of the authors. The Editorial Board of the journal, assisted by the peer review, may suggest or ask for modification of the text.
The author rights of the accepted papers are preserved.

1. The submitted article should be organized in TITLE, ABSTRACT, RESUMO (the last when authors are from a Portuguese speaking country), INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION(S) (the last three preferably as separate chapters), Acknowledgements, Conflict of interest statement and REFERENCES:
a) The TITLE should be concise and indicate the content of the article; details of scientific identification should be put into MATERIALS AND METHODS.
b) Authors with several first and family names should shorten their names for scientific publication, as for example: Cláudio Severo Lombardo de Barros writes Cláudio S.L. Barros or Barros C.S.L., and Franklin Riet-Correa Amaral writes Franklin Riet-Correa or Riet-Correa F. The papers should not have more than 8 (eight) authors. Corresponding author should be one who guarantees the contact with the Editorial Board of PVB. Asterisks for call to the footnotes should be elevated once more, in order to appear larger.
c) The heading of the ABSTRACT should contain the shortened and inverted names of the authors, the year, the Title (in brakes when translated), and the postal address of the laboratory or institution where the main part of the research was done (Always compare the authors of the paper and their shortened and inverted in the heading of the Abstract to avoid discrepancies).
d) The footnote of the first page should contain the complete professional address of each author (in the language of the author’s country where to correspondence could be posted, Portuguese, Spanish, English, etc.) as well as the underlined e-mail of the corresponding author.
e) The ABSTRACT should be a well explained version of the Portuguese RESUMO, followed by “INDEX TERMS” which should include terms of the title, as they are not only Additional Index Terms.
f) The RESUMO should contain (1) what have been investigated, indicating (2) materials and methods used, (3) the most important results, and (4) the conclusion, followed by “TERMOS DE INDEXAÇÃO” (which include also words of the title, as they are not only Additional Index Terms).
g) The INTRODUCTION should be short, with citation of the specific literature without assuming main importance, followed by the objective of the research.
h) In MATERIALS AND METHODS should be given all data necessary for other research workers to repeat the research.
i) In RESULTS are presented the data obtained in a concise form.
j) In DISCUSSION the results should be confronted with the literature. Research in development or future planning should not be mentioned, to avoid the obligation for the journal to publish the results.
k) The CONCLUSIONS should be based only on the results obtained.
l) Acknowledgements should not be mentioned in the text or in footnotes.
m) Conflict of interest or none should be mentioned.
n) The REFERENCES include all citations consulted and presented chronologically in the text. The List of References should be written in alphabetical and chronological order, beginning with the family name of the first author, followed by the names of all other authors of the respective reference, in capital and small letters, and each author divided only by a comma, followed by year, title and the data of the publication (extensively in case of doubt about abbreviation) according to

2. During the elaboration of the paper, the style of the journal has to be attended, as follows:
a) Font Cambria at 10 pitch, simple space between lines; page format A4, with 2cm margins (superior, inferior, left and right), text in one column justified, with Figure captions below the list of References; without repeating the captions with the images of the Figures. Figures and Tables should be separately submitted.
b) ABSTRACT and RESUMO are written in only one paragraph and should not contain references.
c) The articles should be concise, always when possible in past tense and impersonal.
d) The scientific names should be presented in full (p.ex. Palicourea marcgravii) at the beginning of each chapter (Title, Abstract, Resumo, Introduction, etc.) when they appear for the first time, followed with abbreviation of the genus (p.ex. P. marcgravii).
e) In the Title of Tables and in Figure captions the scientific names are written in full.
f) In the text, calls to footnotes are given in Arabic numbers, in crescent order through the whole paper, without use of “Insert final note” of Word.
Note: To avoid separation in two lines, numbers should be presented without space to their units (p.ex.: 100ppm, 10mm, 50cm, 18x10cm, P<0.05.
The abbreviation for number is “nº ” and not “no”; for degree Celsius “oC” and not “ºC”.
g) Tables and Figures should be cited in the text with their respective numbers in crescent order.
h) Abbreviations of institutions when presented in the first place should be put within parentheses, after the full name of the institution.
i) Citations of the literature in the text are given by “author and year” (p.ex. Caldas 2005); papers with two authors are cited with the two names (p.ex. Pedroso & Pimentel 2013); citations with more than two authors are cited in the text by the name of the first author followed by “et al.” and the year (p.ex. Brito et al. 2015). If two articles are not to distinguish, the differentiation is obtained through the addition of small letters after the year (p.ex. Barros 2017a, 2017b). The order of citation in the text should be chronological (p.ex. Barbosa et al. 2003, Armién et al. 2004).
j) All cited articles should be consulted in full text; if not possible, the original reference is put into the text as p.ex. Bancroft (1921); but in the List of References this should appear as: Bancroft 1921. .......... title. ... journal …. (Apud Suvarna & Layton 2013). The consulted reference should be also included in full in the List.
k) The use of “personal communication” and “non-published data” should be exceptional and cited in the text as Author and Year, and in the List of References as p.ex. Barbosa 2016. Personal Communication (Universidade Federal do Pará, campus Castanhal, Brazil).
l) Figure captions (p.ex. “Fig.3. ………..”) should be sufficiently informative for understanding (because Figures are independent from the text).
m) The Title of Tables should be written in bold and the Heading (titles of the columns) should be in clear (not bold), written in capital and small letter and separated by two long horizontal lines. There are no vertical lines and no grey bottom; exceptionally can exist horizontal lines. The calls for footnotes should be in small letters or other signs, but not in Arabic numbers. Tables should be submitted in Word (not as images) to allow corrections according to the style of the journal.
n) Complex data should be presented as graphics (but named Figures) in 2D without grey bottom and horizontal lines. Graphics including text should be written with Cambria at 10 pitch.

3. Figure presentation:
a) Save images at 300 dpi, TIF files.
b) Send each figure separately.
c) Identify figures in the order in which they are mentioned in the text.
d) Individual figures must have their files named as (Fig.1, Fig.2, …).
e) Images that will compose a plate must have their files identified as (Fig.1A, Fig.1B, …). Plates should be comprised by multiple images, and all images must have the same dimensions.
f) Use preferably scale bars for micrographs. For optical micrographs indicate at the legend finally the staining method and the objective used, for example: HE, obj.40x.
g) Figure legends should contain initially what is seen on the image, followed by additional information (Legend example: Fig.1. (A) Sentence description. Diagnosis, organ or tissue, animal species, case number. Staining method and objective used.).
h) Figure legends should be presented in the main document, after the References

4. All references cited in the text should be included in the List of References; before the submission of the paper, discrepancies have to be corrected by the author (as the system ScholarOne blocks automatically if such discrepancies exist).

Exemples for References:

  • Articles published in scientific journals:

Ubiali D.G., Cruz R.A., De Paula D.A., Silva M.C., Mendonça F.S., Dutra V., Nakazato L., Colodel E.M. & Pescador C.A. 2013. Pathology of nasal infection caused by Conidiobolus lamprauges and Pythium insidiosum in sheep. J. Comp. Pathol. 149(2/3):137-145.

Hooiveld M., Smit L.A., Wouters I.M., Van Dijk C.E., Spreeuwenberg P., Heederik D.J. & Yzermans C.J. 2016. Doctor-diagnosed health problems in a region with a high density of concentrated animal feeding operations: a cross-sectional study. Environ. Health 17:15-24.

(Note: The first letters of the words in the title of papers published in journals are small. It is preferable to indicate the number of the respective issue.)

  • Books:

Marsh P. & Martin M. 1992. Oral Microbiology. 3rd ed. Chapman and Hall, London, p.167-196.

Tokarnia C.H., Brito M.F., Barbosa J.D., Peixoto P.V. & Döbereiner J. 2012. Plantas Tóxicas do Brasil para Animais de Produção. 2ª ed. Helianthus, Rio de Janeiro, p.305-348.

(Note: The first letter in the words of the title of books should be capital.)

  • Chapters of books:

Uzal F.A., Plattner B.L. & Hostetter J.M. 2016. Alimentary system, p.1-257. In: Maxie M.G. (Ed.), Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer´s Pathology of Domestic Animals. Vol.2. 6th ed. Elsevier, St Louis, Missouri.

Barros C.S.L. 2007. Doenças víricas: leucose bovina, p.159-169. In: Riet-Correa F., Schild A.L., Lemos R.A.A. & Borges J.R.J. (Eds), Doenças de Ruminantes e Equídeos. Vol.1. 3ª ed. Pallotti, Santa Maria, RS.

Tokarnia C.H., Brito M.F., Barbosa J.D., Peixoto P.V. & Döbereiner J. 2012. Plantas que afetam o funcionamento do coração, p.27-94. In: Ibid. (Eds), Plantas Tóxicas do Brasil para Animais de Produção. 2ª ed. Helianthus, Rio de Janeiro.

  • Dissertations and Theses:

Rech R.R. 2007. Alterações no encéfalo de bovinos submetidos à vigilância das encefalopatias espongiformes transmissíveis. Tese de Doutorado, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria. 228p.

(Note: Use articles which originated from dissertations or theses instead of these).

  • Abstracts published in Events:

Massa A.T., Potter K.A. & Bradway D. 2016. Epizootic bovine abortion outbreak in Eastern Nevada cattle. Annual Meeting American College of Veterinary Pathologist (ACVP), New Orleans, Lousiana. (Abstract D-50)

Mendonça F.S., Almeida V.M., Albuquerque R.F., Chaves H.A.S., Silva Filho G.B., Braga T.C., Lemos B.O. & Riet Correa F. 2016. Paralisia laríngea associada à deficiência de cobre em caprinos no semiárido de Pernambuco (IX Endivet, Salvador, BA). Pesq. Vet. Bras. 36(Supl.2):50-51. (Resumo)

Pierezan F., Lemos R.A.A., Rech R.R., Rissi D.R., Kommers G.D., Cortada V.C.L.M., Mori A.E. & Barros C.S.L. 2007. Raiva em equinos. Anais XIII Encontro Nacional de Patologia Veterinária, Campo Grande, MS, p.145-146. (Resumo)

(Note: Consult entire papers instead of only Abstracts)


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