ISSN 0103-846X printed version
ISSN 1984-2961 on-line version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Introduction

The Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology is the official journal of the Brazilian College of Veterinary Parasitology (CBPV). The journal uses a continuous flow system for article publication. Each volume consists of 4 editions (numbers) per year, i.e. the periodicity is quarterly. The journal covers topics on helminths, protozoans, arthropods and agents transmitted by arthropods, as well as other related subjects. Manuscripts can be submitted in English by researchers from any country regardless of CBPV affiliation. The Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology offers free online access to all its archives dating back to 1992, which was its first year of publication.

 

Editorial guidelines

Articles submitted to the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology (RBPV) need to be original scientific articles that essentially address matters relating to parasites of animals of any kind.
The RBPV categorizes its articles as follows:

Original Article: this type of article reports data from original research that has not been published in any other periodical.

Short Communication: for this category, articles submitted will only be accepted if they have a high degree of novelty and originality, bringing new results of evident importance. The decision on whether the submission may proceed will be made by the editor-in-chief.

Review Article: submission of these articles is conditional on submission and invitation from the editor-in-chief. Reviews that were not requested will be assessed by the editor-in-chief or assistant scientific editors provided that they were written by researchers who are specialists in the topic chosen.

Paper submission:

The manuscripts submission is online by ScholarOne (https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbpv-scielo). The corresponding author needs to supply an ORCID ID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID, http://orcid.org/) at the time of submission, which should be inserted in the user’s profile in the submission system. We recommend that this should also be done for the coauthors.

Authors are required to send a signed cover letter in which they declare that they were responsible for the whole process of producing the manuscript and that it is entirely an unpublished original article. If the abstract of the manuscript has been presented in scientific meetings, this should be stated in the signed cover letter as well.

Author consent forms for manuscripts that have more than one author are required, to ensure that all authors agree with the publication. All authors need to have made substantial contributions to the study design, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, and drafting of the article, and need to have given final approval of the version to be submitted. Manuscripts with a number of authors that does not seem justifiable will be assessed by our assistant scientific editors in relation to the experimental research protocol.  Collaborators who did not actively participate in the process described above may be listed in the Acknowledgements section. Contributions made by individuals or institutions who provided technical assistance or suggestions, or corrections or suggestions relating to writing the paper, or who in some other manner collaborated in developing the work, can be acknowledged.

The articles submitted must undergo English-language revision, done by reviewers accredited by the RBPV (http://rbpv.org.br/rbpv/guia-do-autor). A certificate of English-language revision should be sent together with the submitted article. The authors will be expected to bear the costs of the revision. If one of the coauthors is a non-Brazilian who is a native speaker of the English language, this author should review the English-language content of the study. The corresponding author needs to send correspondence to the journal confirming that this review was done by one of the authors who is a native speaker of English.

Peer review process

The manuscript review process will follow the journal’s Editorial Guidelines and consider the editors’ and/or ad hocreviewer’sopinions. The Editor-in-chief and assistant scientific editors may make suggestions or request changes to the manuscript but the authors are ultimately responsible for the entire text content. Articles that are submitted for publication will be reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers. The reviewers will be selected by the editor-in-chief. If the referees give conflicting opinions, the article will be sent to a third reviewer.

The reviewer should fill out the RBPV’s evaluation form, which is available in the online submission system (http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbpv-scielo). The author will receive evaluations from at least two reviewers, as statements on evaluation forms and possibly as corrections made directly in the text. The authors need to address each of the queries raised or corrections suggested by each of the referees. The reviewer may then correct the article, if necessary. After the manuscript has been accepted by the ad hoc reviewers, but before it is sent for the authors’ responses, it will undergo a final analysis by one of the assistant scientific editors. It should be noted that the assistant scientific editors have autonomous authority to suggest corrections and/or reject publication of an article, even if the reviewers have already approved it. Also at this stage, if necessary, the manuscript is sent to one of the RBPV statistical method reviewers.

After the layout and editing processes, the editor-in-chief of the journal will make any final corrections.

Transfer of authorship rights:

If the article is accepted, the author(s) shall transfer their authorship rights to the journal. If any subsequent use is made of any parts of the text, figures or tables, the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology (RBPV) must be cited as the source.

 

Ethics

Experiments using animals should be conducted following the Brazilian College of Animal Experimentation guidelines (http://www.cobea.org.br). Articles should include the protocol number approved by the Animal Ethics Committee. For non-Brazilian authors, guidelines for experiments on animals are also set forth in the "International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals", issued by the "Council for the International Organizations of Medical Sciences" (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guiding_principles_2012.pdf). These authors need to present the equivalent protocol number(s) for submission and approval of their studies.

 

Manuscript preparation

The following guidelines should be followed during manuscript preparation:

All articles should be submitted in United States English. Always use concise and impersonal language. Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the corresponding page and numbered with Arabic numerals in an ascending order. All manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman font, size 12, page setup with 2.5-cm top and bottom margins, 3-cm left and right margins, and 1.5-cm line spacing. All pages should be numbered. Full Articles should be structured as follows: Original Title (english), Translated Title (portuguese), Short Title (english), Author(s), Affiliations, Abstract (Keywords) (english), Resumo (Palavras-chave) (portuguese), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions (or a combination of the last three), Acknowledgements (optional), and References. All tables and illustrations should be presented separately from the main text body and attached to the final manuscript without captions. The related captions should be included in the text after the References. Short Communications should follow the same structure as described above, but they can be presented as a continuous stream of text without the need to include headings. Short Communications should be concise and limited to 3,000 words, and can include up to 3 figures or tables, combined. Not more than 20 references should be cited.

Description of each item of the manuscript
Original title
The full title and subtitle, if any, should not exceed 20 words. The title should not include any abbreviations, and species names and Latin words should be italicized. Titles that start with “Preliminary studies,” “Notes about,” and the like should be avoided. Do not use the author’s name and date of citation in scientific names.

Author(s)/Affiliations
List all authors’ full name (with no abbreviations). Affiliations should include the original institution names, not their English translations, in the following order: laboratory, department, college or school, institute, university, city, state and country. Include at the bottom of the page the corresponding author information: full address, telephone number, current e-mail and ORCID, in that order.

Abstract
Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should be structured in a single paragraph with no indentation. The abstract should not include references. Acronyms or abbreviations should be written out in full and the abbreviation given in brackets the first time they are used in abstract, for example, indirect fluorescence assay (IFA). The abstract should be informative and present the objectives, a brief description of methods, the main results, and a conclusion. All manuscripts written in English should also have the abstract and keywords written in Portuguese.

Keywords
Keywords should accurately reflect the text content. Limited to a maximum of 6 (six), and separated by comma.

Introduction
Should have a clear and concise justification of the study including its relevance and objectives and should keep the number of citations to a minimum.

Materials and Methods
A concise description including core information for the understanding and reproduction of the study. Well-established methods and techniques should be cited and referenced but not described. Statistical analyses should be described at the end of the section.

Results
The content of this section should be informative rather than interpretative. The results should be accompanied by self-explanatory tables, figures, or other illustrations if necessary.

Discussion
Its content should be interpretative and based on the study results only. The discussion can be a single section or it can be presented together with the results and conclusions. It should emphasize the relevance of new findings and new hypotheses clearly supported by the results.

Conclusions
All conclusions may be presented in the Discussion section or in the Results and the Discussion sections when presented together, at the authors’ choice. If this is the case, there is no need for a separate Conclusions section.

Acknowledgments
Should be limited to a minimum.

References
Citations
All citations must follow the author–date system:

One author: author’s name and year of publication
Levine (1985) or (Levine, 1985)

Two authors: authors’ names and year of publication
Paim & Souza (2011) or (Paim & Souza, 2011)

Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by et al. and year of publication
Araújo et al. (2002) or (Araújo et al., 2002)

References will only be accepted if they are reader-friendly. If it proves difficult for the RBPV to access these references, the authors may be asked to supply the material. If these references are unavailable, they will have to be removed from the text. References of papers published in conference proceedings will not be accepted and theses only if they are available for consultation at official websites such as the CAPES thesis bank: http://www.capes.gov.br/servicos/banco-de-teses. All cited references in the text should be carefully checked for the authors’ names and dates exactly as they appear in the reference section. References should be listed alphabetically and then sorted chronologically, if necessary. More than one reference by the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a,” “b,” “c,” etc., placed after the year of publication. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus, http://www2.bg.am.poznan.pl/czasopisma/medicus.php?lang=eng.

In the Reference section, all authors should be listed up to a limit of six authors. If more than six authors, the first six authors should be listed followed by et al.:

Reference to book
Levine JD. Veterinary protozoology.Ames: ISU Press; 1985.

Reference to book chapter
Menzies PI. Abortion in sheep: diagnosis and control. In: Youngquist RS, Threlfall WR. Current therapy in large animal theriogenology. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2007. p. 667-680.

Reference to full article
Munhoz AD, Simões IGPC, Calazans APF, Macedo LS, Cruz RDS, Lacerda LC, et al. Hemotropic mycoplasmas in naturally infected cats in Northeastern Brazil. Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2018; 27(4): 446-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1984-296120180074.

Reference to thesis or dissertation
Araujo MM. Aspectos ecológicos dos helmintos gastrintestinais de caprinos do município de patos, Paraíba - Brasil [Dissertação]. Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro; 2002.

Reference to internet URLs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epi Info [online]. 2002 [cited 2003 Jan 10]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/ei2002.htm.

Tables
They should have horizontal rules separating the header and the last row. The word “Table” should precede the table title. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and have a concise and descriptive title placed above them. The number of tables in the manuscript should be limited to a minimum.

Figures
Figures consist of drawings, photographs, boards, charts, flow charts, and diagrams and should be supplied in .tif, .eps or .pdf format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Only figures of high quality will be accepted. They should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and the word “Figure” should precede the legend placed below them. List all numbered legends with their symbols and standard icons in a separate file with double spacing. Figures should be limited to a minimum. Digital pictures should be supplied in separate files. A graphic bar scale instead of a numerical one should be used in all illustrations, as it can be adjusted with size reduction.

Layout proof
The final layout of the article in PDF format will be provided by email to the corresponding author. Changes to the article accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage if permission from the Editor is granted. The proof must be carefully checked for accuracy as inclusion of subsequent corrections (e.g., a new author, change of paragraphs or tables) cannot be guaranteed.

Publication fee:
After the article has been accepted, the following publication fees will be charged:

R$ 500.00 (CBPV members with the annuities on day);
R$ 1000.00 (non-members of CBPV).
U$ 300,00 (foreign authors)

For foreign authors:
SWIFT BRASBRRJRPO
IBAN 001026900000288489
Address: Via de acesso Prof. Paulo Donato Castellane, s/n, Zona Rural. CEP: 14884-900. Jaboticabal – SP, Brazil.

Bank data for deposit:
Name: Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária/ Revista
Bank: Banco do Brasil (001)
Branch: 0269-0
Current account: 28848-9

 

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