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Author Guidelines

 

The essay must strive for clarity, brevity and conciseness. The text should be typed in Times New Roman, size 12, double space and with a margin of at least2 cm. All lines must be numbered. Papers should be submitted without the identification of the authors. The authors' names, title and address of work must be presented to metadata submission and in the cover letter. Figures and tables must be inserted in the text, as close as possible to where cited.

The article will be sent to three (03) reviewers in the area in question, in the shortest possible time, without identifying the authors and will be considered as approved upon 02 favorable opinions.

Only papers written in English will be accepted.

The journal reserves the right to make changes as to rules, spelling and grammar in the original, in order to maintain the standard patterns of the language, while respecting the style of the authors. The final proofs will be sent to the authors, together with the payment slip for publication.

Papers which are published become the property of the Bioscience Journal, having their reprint, in whole or in part, subject to the express permission of the journal Editor. The original source of publication must be assigned.

No reprints will be provided. The articles will be available for printing in PDF format on the journal website.

A publication fee will be charged to the amount of R$ 40.00 (forty reais) per published page of the approved papers to national authors and $ 30 (thirty US dollars) for foreign authors. (Form of payment will be informed later).

Once the article has been reviewed and approved, the journal will categorize the contributions according to the following categories:

 

1. Original Articles - Articles that present a contribution which is entirely new to knowledge and allow other researchers, based on the written text, to judge the conclusions, check the accuracy of the analyzes and deductions of the author and repeat the investigation if they so wish. The articles must contain: Title, Summary (200 to 400 words), Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion) and Conclusion (optional), Acknowledgements (if applicable). They must also contain: Title, Abstract (200 to 400 words) and key words in Portuguese and References. The papers must not exceed 20 pages (including text, references, figures, and annexes).

 

2. Review Articles - Articles that present comprehensive and updated review of a subject of interest from the scientific community and which offer significant contribution to the area of knowledge under discussion. The articles must contain: Title, Summary (200 to 400 words), Keywords, Introduction, Development, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if applicable). They must also contain: Title, Abstract (200 to 400 words) and keywords in Portuguese and References. The papers must not exceed 30 pages (including text, references, figures and any annexes). In this paper/work category only contributions made at the invitation of the editors (General or Associate) will be accepted for submission.

 

3. Case report (s) - Predominantly clinical articles, of high relevance and which are current, with original reports from clinical and basic areas. The articles must contain: Title, Summary (200 to 400 words), Keywords, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion (optional) and Acknowledgements (if necessary). They must also contain: Title, Abstract (200 to 400 words) and Keywords in Portuguese and References. The papers must not exceed 10 pages (including text, references, figures and any annexes).

 

4. Communication – Non original article, demonstrating the experience of a group or a service, preferably covering teaching, research, health policy and professional practice. Or an article to report the results (partial or not) of work that offers relevant information to scientific knowledge, but which does not allow for firm conclusions. It must contain: Title, Summary (200 to 400 words), Keywords, Introduction, Contents and Acknowledgements (if necessary). It must also contain: Title, Abstract (200 to 400 words) and Keywords in Portuguese and References. The papers must not exceed 10 pages, including attachments.

 

Presentation of Papers 

 

Format: All papers/collaborations must be submitted through the Electronic System for Journal Publishing - SEER, Address: http://www.seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions 

The text must be saved in RTF (Rich Text Format) extension or Microsoft Word (2003) format. The metadata must be filled out with the Paper/Work title, name (s) of author (s), last academic degree, work institution, postal address, telephone, fax and email.

The text will be cordially written with intercalation of tables and figures, already inserted in the text, with the minimum amount required for its understanding.

As a measure of secrecy the body of the paper must not include the authors' names, which must be sent separately, with personal data (title, mailing address, email address and institution to which he/she is connected).

 

Paper title: The title must be brief and sufficiently specific and descriptive, containing the keywords that represent the contents of the text separated by colon, both accompanied by their translation into Portuguese.

                   

Abstract: An informative summary must be prepared with about 200 to 400 words, including objective, method, results, conclusion, accompanied by its translation into Portuguese. Both must have 800 words at most.

 

Keywords: The keywords must not repeat words in the title, the scientific name of the species studied must be included. Words should be separated by a colon and begin with a capital letter. Authors must submit 3-6 terms, taking into consideration that a term may be composed of two or more words.

 

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements as to help received in the preparation of the paper must be mentioned at the end of the article, before the references.

 

Notes: The notes contained in the article must be indicated with an asterisk immediately after the sentence to which they refer. The notes must be at the bottom of the corresponding page. Exceptionally, numbers may be adopted for the notes together with asterisks on the same page. In which case, the notes with asterisks precede the notes with numbers, regardless of the order of these notes in the text.

 

Appendices: Appendices can be used in the case of extensive lists, statistics and other supporting elements.

 

Figures and Tables: Clear photos (black and white or in color), graphs and tables in black and white (strictly essential for clarity of the text) will be accepted, and must be marked in the text by their order number, in the places where they must be inserted. If the illustrations submitted have already been published, mention the source. (See rules for preparation of figures, in the next section).

Manuscripts, even if they present scientific relevance and are methodologically correct, may be refused if they are not properly organization and if they are outside the norms of the Bioscience Journal.

 

GUIDELINES FOR THE PREPARATION OF FIGURES

 

1. Figures may be made in software depending on the authors’ preference (Excel, Sigma Plot, etc.) They must be inserted and sent in TIFF or JPG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

 

2. The figures must have a maximum width of8.0 cmor16.0 cm.

 

3. The titles and the x and y axes scale must be in Times New Roman size 11. The axel lines and other lines (e.g., regression curves) must have a thickness of 0.3mm. All information contained inside the figure (e.g., equations, captions) must be in Times New Roman size 10 or at least 8. Right hand and top edges in graphs are not necessary.

 

4. All figures must be conveniently inserted into the text after being mentioned, consecutively and in Arabic numerals. The figures should be inserted in the text by means of the “Insert → Image/Figure→ File” command.

 

5. Figures may be made up of multiple graphs, both horizontal and vertical, respecting the maximum width of 16.0cm and 8.0cm, respectively. When dealing with figures of multiple graphs, the same must be identified by letters (A, B, C, D) in capital letters in brackets, source Times New Roman size 11. Papers that have been consulted and cited in the text are the responsibility of the author.

 

 

Information coming from personal communication, papers in progress and unpublished papers must not be included in the reference list, but indicated in a footnote on the page in which they are cited.

 

References: NBR 6023/2002. The accuracy and appropriateness of the references to papers that have been consulted and cited in the text are the responsibility of the author. Information coming from personal communication, papers in progress and unpublished papers must not be included in the reference list, but indicated in a footnote on the page where they are cited.

The references included at the end of each article must be written on separate pages from the main text, in alphabetical order according to the ABNT NBR - 6023, August 2002 norms. All authors must be mentioned in the list of references at the end of the article. The use of the expression et al is not allowed.

 

Observe the reference examples below:

 

The Book as a whole:

GRAZIANI, Mario. Cirurgia buco-maxilo-facial. 6. ed. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 1976. 676 p.

 

Book chapter without proper authorship:

PERRINS, C. M. Social systems. In: ______. Avian ecology.Glasgow: Blackie, 1983. chapter. 2, p. 7-32.

 

Book chapter with proper authorship:

GETTY, R. The Gross and microscopic ocurrence and distribution of spontaneous atherosclerosis in the arteries of swine. In: ROBERT JUNIOR.; A., ATRAUSS, R. (Ed.). Comparative atherosclerosis.New York: Harper & Row, 1965. p. 11-20.

 

Monographs, dissertations and theses:

CORRALES, Edith Alba Lua Segovia. Verificação dos efeitos genotóxicos dos agentes antineoplásicos citrato de tamoxifen e paclitaxel. 1997.84 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Genética e Bioquímica) – Curso de Pós-Graduação em Genética e Bioquímica, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, 1997.

 

Papers presented at events: Conferences, Seminars, Meetings ...

NOVIS, Jorge Augusto. Extensão das ações de saúde na área rural. In: CONFERÊNCIA NACIONAL DE SAÚDE, 7., 1980, Brasília. Anais... Brasília: Centro de Documentação do Ministério da Saúde, 1980. p. 37-43.

 

Journal articles:

COHEN, B. I.; CONDOS, S.; DEUTSCH, A. S.; MUSIKANT, B. L. La fuerza de fractura de tres tipos de materiales para el muñon en combinacion com tres espigas endodontiacales distintas. R. Cent. C. Biomed. Univ. Fed. Uberlândia, Uberlândia, v. 13, n. 1, p. 69-76, dez. 1997.

 

Observation: As for the title of the journals, a single standard must be adopted. In the list of references all titles of journals must be presented abbreviated or in full, and in bold.

 

Note: As for electronic documents, the normal reference must be made, with information as to the description on the medium or support being added at the end.

Example :

 

Chapter of book with proper authorship available on CD - ROM :

FAUSTO, A. I. da F.; CERVINI, R. (Org.). O trabalho e a rua. In: BIBLIOTECA nacional dos direitos da criança. Porto Alegre: Associação dos Juizes do Rio Grande do Sul, 1995. 1 CD-ROM.

 

Periodical article in electronic media:

ROCHA-BARREIRA, C. A. Caracterização da gônada e ciclo reprodutivo da Collisella subrugosa (Gastropoda: Acmaeidae) no Nordeste do Brasil. Brazilian Journal of Biology, São Carlos, v. 62, n. 4b, nov. 2002. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 abr. 2003.

 

Recommendations: It is recommended that the ABNT rules concerning submission of articles in periodicals (NBR 6023/2002), presentation of citations in documents (NBR 10.520/2002), presentation of original papers (NBR 12256), norm for dating (NBR 5892), progressive numbering of the sections of a document (6024/2003) and abstracts (NBR 6028 /2003), as well as the norm for IBGE tabular presentation, be observed.

 

Transfer of Copyright:

 

 All persons listed as authors must sign the Transfer of Copyright:

“I declare that, in the case of acceptance of the article, the Bioscience Journal shall be the owner of the copyrights relating to same, which will become the sole property of the Journal, prohibiting any reproduction, in whole or in part, in any other place or means of publication, printed or electronic, without the prior and required authorization being requested, and if obtained, will include an appropriate acknowledgment to the Journal”.

 

Signature (s) of author (s) Date ___ / ___ / ____ 

 

Opinions expressed by authors are their exclusive responsibility.

 

Statement of Responsibility:

 

All persons listed as authors must sign the responsibility statement in the following terms:

I certify that I participated in the conception of the paper to take public my responsibility for its content, not omitting any affiliations or financial agreements between authors and companies that may be interested in publishing this article;

- I certify that the manuscript is original and that the paper, in part or in whole, or any other paper with substantially similar content of my authorship, was not sent to another journal and will not be sent, while its publication is being considered by the Bioscience Journal, be it in printed or electronic format.

 

Address for submission of papers:

http://www.seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Only papers written in English will be accepted. The contribution is original and unpublished and is not being evaluated for publication by any other journal, failing that, justify in “Comments to the Editor”.
  2. The files for submission are in Microsoft Word (2003), RTF or WordPerfect format.
  3. The text is double-spaced, using a 12-point font; uses italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses), with figures and tables inserted in the text and not at the end.
  4. The identification of authorship of this paper was removed from the file (Word 2003) and the option Properties in Word, thus ensuring the confidentiality of the journal. The text meets the formatting standards of the journal cited in “Guidelines for authors” in the “About” section
  5. At the moment of online submission, the main author should send a letter signed by all authors, requesting the submission of the article and possible publication, exclusively by this journal. The letter should be scanned and transferred in “additional documents”.
  6. All “URL” addresses in the text (e.g.: http://pkp.ubc.ca) are active.
  7. The article is being submitted correctly to the corresponding section according to its reference area.
  8. Manuscripts, even those presenting scientific relevance and being methodologically correct, may be refused if presented in a disorganized manner and outside the norms of the Bioscience Journal. Well written manuscripts and those presented in accordance with the standards are reviewed faster and also require less effort from reviewers.
  9. A publication fee will be charged to the amount of R$ 40.00 (forty reais) per published page, for the approved papers. (Form of payment will be informed later).
  10. All of the items above are basic requirements for the submission of an article and, if not according to the standards of the journal, or if the metadata are not filled out correctly, that particular article WILL NOT be considered for review.
 

Copyright Notice

The copyright for articles published in this journal belong to the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. In virtue of their appearance in this journal of open access, the articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and non- commercial applications.

 

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Authors Fees: 40.00 (BRL)
A publication fee will be charged to the amount of R$ 40.00 (forty reais) per published page of the approved papers to national authors and $ 30 (thirty US dollars) for foreign authors. (Form of payment will be informed later).