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Papers to "Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira" (PVB), a Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research, are submitted in Word online through ScholarOne, link

Papers will only be published in English. Authors may submit their papers in English or Portuguese (please Language Services). To prove the English's quality, a certificate of the English language issued by an institution accredited by Pesq. Vet. Bras. (see the list in Language Services) may be required

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, Critical Literature Reviews (upon invitation from the Editor-in-Chief), and Topics of General Interest; no Short Communications or Case Reports are accepted.

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 line of research.

Topics of General Interest should be of great importance and based on the large experience of the authors.

The opinions and concepts emitted are the responsibility of the authors. The Editorial Board of the journal, assisted by the peer review, may suggest or ask for modifications in the text.

The Author's rights to the accepted papers are preserved.

  1. Organize the article in TITLE, ABSTRACT, RESUMO, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION(S) (the last three preferably as separate chapters), Acknowledgements, Conflict of interest statement, and REFERENCES:
    1. The TITLE should be concise and indicate the content of the article; inform details of scientific identification in the MATERIALS AND METHODS.
    2. Names of authors with several first and family names should be shortened, e.g., simplify Claudio Severo Lombardo de Barros to Claudio S.L. Barros or Barros C.S.L.
    3. The corresponding Author should be one who guarantees contact with the Editorial Board of PVB. Elevate once more the asterisks for the call to the footnotes, so they appear larger.
    4. 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 listing in the Heading of the Abstract to avoid discrepancies).
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. The RESUMO should contain (1) the title [within brackets and in bold type (2) what has been investigated, indicating (2) materials and methods used, (3) the most important results, and (4) the conclusion, followed by "TERMOS DE INDEXAÇÃO" (which also include words of the title, as they are not only Additional Index Terms).
    8. The INTRODUCTION must be short, with citation of the specific literature, followed by the research's objective.
    9. In MATERIALS AND METHODS, provide all data necessary to repeat the study.
    10. In RESULTS presented the data obtained in a concise form.
    11. In DISCUSSION, confront the results with the literature. Avoid mentioning research development or future planning to avoid the journal's commitment to publish the results.
    12. Base the CONCLUSIONS only on your results.
    13. Do not mention Acknowledgements in the text or footnotes, but after CONCLUSIONS.
    14. State any conflict of interest or "none" if t is the case.
    15. The REFERENCES should include all citations consulted and presented chronologically in the text. Write the list of References in alphabetical and chronological order, beginning with the first author's family name, followed by all other authors of the respective reference, in high and low case letters. Each Author divided only by a comma, followed by the year, title, and the data of the publication (extensively in case of doubt about abbreviation), according to
  2. The style of the journal has to be met, as follows:
    1. 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. Place Figure captions below the list of Reference List; do not repeat the captions along with the images of the Figures. Submit Figures and Tables separately.
    2. ABSTRACT and RESUMO are written in only one paragraph and should not contain references.
    3. The articles should be concise, always when possible in past tense and impersonal.
    4. 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).
    5. In the Title of Tables and Figure captions, write the scientific names in full.
    6. IIn the text, calls to footnotes are given in Arabic numbers, in crescent order through the whole paper, without using "Insert final note" of Word.Note: Don't use spaces between numbers and their units to avoid separate them into two lines (p.ex.: 100ppm, 10mm, 50cm, 18x10cm, P<0.05.The abbreviation for the number is “no” and not “no”; for degree Celsius “oC” and not “oC”.
    7. Tables and Figures should be cited in the text with their respective numbers in crescent order.
    8. Abbreviations of institutions, when presented for the first time, should be put within parentheses after the institution's full name.
    9. Citations of the literature in the text are given by "author and year" (p.ex. Caldas 2005). Cite papers with two authors busing the two names (p.ex. Pedroso & Pimentel 2013.) Cite papers with more than two authors in the text by the first Author's name followed by "et al." and the year (p.ex. Brito et al. 2015). If two articles' citation is identical, make the distinction by adding small letters after the year of publication (p.ex. Barros 2017a, 2017b). The citation order in the text should be chronological (p.ex. Barbosa et al. 2003, Armién et al. 2004).
    10. Consult the full text of all cited articles; if not possible, cite the original reference in the manuscript text as, p.ex., Bancroft (1921); and then, in the List of References, it should appear as Bancroft 1921. .......... title. ... journal …. (Apud Suvarna & Layton 2013). Also, include this in-full-consulted reference in the List of References.
    11. The use of “personal communication” and “unpublished data” should be exceptional and cited in the text as Author and Year (Barbosa 2016), and in the List of References as p.ex. Barbosa 2016. Personal Communication (Universidade Federal do Pará, campus Castanhal, Brazil).
    12. Figure captions (p.ex. "Fig.3. ………..") should be sufficiently informative for understanding (because Figures are independent of the text).
    13. Title of Tables should be written in bold, and the Heading (titles of the columns) should be in clear (not bold), written in high and low case letters, 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 journal's style.
    14. Submit complex data should as graphics (but referred to as Figures) in 2D without grey bottom and horizontal lines. Write graphics, including text, with Cambria at 10 pitch.
  3. Figure presentation:
    1. Format and dimension: Images must be in TIF format, RGB channel, 85 mm long, and 300 dpi resolution (pixel/inch) for color figures and 600 dpi (pixel/inch) for black & white figures (graphics and maps).
    2. Numbering: The figures must be named separately and identified only by numbers in the order they are cited in the text (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, etc.). Do not use letters (Fig. 1A, 1B, 1C, etc.) to identify the figures.
    3. Identification of structures: If it is necessary to highlight specific structures within the image, use font "Cambria 8 points", black or white, or black or white arrows depending on the background of the figure.
    4. Micrographs: scale bars are not mandatory.
    5. Figure legends: Each figure must have a self-explanatory legend. It should contain what is in the image, followed by additional information (Example of figure legend format: Fig.1. Description of the image. Diagnosis, organ or tissue, animal species, case number. Histochemical (HE, PAS, etc.) or immunohistochemical (vimentin, etc.) method. When describing aspects of immunohistochemistry, use the term "immunolabeling" instead of "staining" or "positive." Indicate where "immunolabeling" occurred (nuclear, cytoplasmic, and membranous) and to what extent. Place Figure legends should appear in the main manuscript, after References.
  4. All references cited in the text should be included in the List of References. Before submitting the paper, discrepancies have to be corrected by the Author. The system ScholarOne blocks automatically if such disparities 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)

    Upon the manuscript's communication acceptance, the corresponding author shall pay a Word Charge of USD$ 0.10 (R$ 0.50) per word of the submitted manuscript (except for the reference list) in English.

    The publication of up to 4 photos will not be charged. Each additional photo will cost USD 10.00 (R$ 50.00). Even when the photos are organized in plates, for payment purposes, each photo will count individually.

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    To increase international visibility and improve the impact factor of the Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, all articles are being published in English.

    PVB accepts submission of articles in English or Portuguese. However, articles submitted in Portuguese, if accepted, must be translated into English before publication.

    To prove the quality of English, an English language certificate provided by an accredited editing service may be required. Editing services accepted by Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira are listed below:

    Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal SciELO Brasil CAPES CNPQ UNB UFRRJ CFMV