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Scope and Policy

Ciência e Agrotecnologia is a scientific journal edited by Editora UFLA, the publishing house of the Federal University of Lavras, Brazil.
Articles published in Ciência e Agrotecnologia cover research areas of Agricultural Science, Animal Science and Veterinary, Food Science and Technology, Agribusiness Economy and Administration, and Rural Engineering. Submission of a manuscript to the journal requires that it has neither been published nor is under consideration for publication elsewhere.
The journal is published online with continuous flow under the Open Access model and is therefore free for anyone to read, download, copy and disseminate its publications for educational purposes. Original research articles, reviews (by invitation only) and pre-prints maybe published by the journal. Upon acceptance for publication, authors assign to the journal full copyright of the manuscript in all languages and countries.

Manuscripts Format

Manuscripts must be submitted online at by clicking on “Submissão de Artigos” (Left menu).
cover letter, signed by all authors, must be sent to the Editor requesting the publication. It must contain author's full name with no abbreviations, and work address (institution, city, state, and country). At submission, this letter must be attached in the field "Cover Letter". Any further insertion, exclusion or alteration in the authorship must be agreed by all authors (including the excluded author, if the case).
The current article processing charge is based on the number of edited page (final format). A non-refundable submission fee is charged. Upon the manuscript acceptance, this fee is discounted from the final cost of publication.

Publication process

Received manuscripts are forwarded to the editorial board to be initially evaluated in terms of comparative relevance to other manuscripts of the same research area that were submitted for publication. If considered as relevant, the manuscript is submitted to blind peer reviewers. If approved and if necessary, the manuscript may return to the correspondent author for corrections. If the corrections are not returned within the required deadline, the publication process will be automatically cancelled.  Requested corrections not attended without justification may also lead to cancellation. In order to ensure the readability of the manuscript, a revision of the written English may be required and must be performed by any company indicated by the journal.

Manuscript submission  

Manuscripts must be written in English using US orthographic and grammatical rules and edited using the program Microsoft Word for Windows on paper size A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm), double spaced using Times New Roman font, size 12, with a 2.5 cm margin on both left and right hand side, and on upper and lower margins, heading and footnote. It must be organized in sections as follows:
a) Title sufficiently clear; conspicuous and complete, without abbreviations and superfluous words, written in English and Portuguese. It is recommended to begin with the term that represents the most important aspect, with other terms in decreasing of importance; unless there is no common name, scientific names of most common plants and animals must not be used. Do not initiate with the words “effect”,
 “evaluation“ or “influence”.
b) Author(s) full name(s) without abbreviations on the right side with one name beneath the former with their respective ORCID number and work address (institution, department, city, state, and country). The manuscript must have a maximum of 6 (six) authors.
c) Abstract must be written continuously in one paragraph and it must not exceed 250 words. It must contain a brief introduction, objectives and main results; statistical design maybe mentioned only if it is the essential result of the developed research.
d) Index terms with 3 to 5 keywords that express the content of the paper and different from those used in the title and separated by semicolon (;).
e) Resumo (abstract translated to Portuguese).
f) Termos para indexação (index terms translated to Portuguese).
g) Introduction including literature review and objectives.
h) Material and Methods must be combined and not separated.
i) Results and Discussion must be combined and not separated. Tables and figures must be inserted in the text after their first citation.
j) Conclusion(s) must be written continuously in one paragraph stating the main result of the research and it must not exceed 80 words.
k) Author Contribution describes the individual engagement of authors within the research in terms of Conceptual idea, Methodology design, Data collection, Data analysis and interpretation, and Writing and editing. Each of these topics must be followed by the names(s) of contribution author(s) [e.g. Conceptual Idea: Arrow, B.; Bartow, J.D.; Methodology design: Arrow, B.; Brawn, J.P.; Data collection: Arrow, B., Data analysis and interpretation: Brawn, J.P.; Stanfield, R.J., and Writing and editing: Arrow, B.; Brawn, J.P.; Stanfield, R.J.].
l) Acknowledgment(s) (optional, however, highly recommended) with serious and clear written style, indicating the reason(s) for the recognition(s).
m) References without citation of thesis, dissertation and/or abstracts.
Any submitted manuscript that does not follow this organization will be automatically cancelled.


Must contain a clear and concise title, being explanatory. Tables should not contain vertical lines. Horizontal lines must separate title from the presented data and at the bottom of the table. Tables should be made on Microsoft Word (Table - Insert Table), with each value inserted in a single cell, centrally located.

Figures, images, photos and graphs, symbols or formulas

Figures, images, photos and graphs may be in color or black and white, clear and with contrast, inserted in the text after their first citation and also in a separate file (Manuscript Files field), saved in extension "TIFF" or "JPEG" with minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Bigger images which occupies two columns must present 1200 pixels’ size in width. Figures must be described using Times New Roman font, size 10, without bold, without a text box and arranged in order.
Symbols or Chemical Formula must be presented on Microsoft Word for Windows using the software Math Type, maintaining the original layout.

Citation in the text by the alphabetic system (author year)

Two authors: Davis and Jones (2020) or (Davis; Jones, 2020).
Three authors: Silva, Pazeto and Vieira (2019) or (Silva; Pazeto; Vieira, 2019).
More than three authors: Ribeiro et al. (2021) or (Ribeiro et al., 2021).
Other citation in the same text, must present the authors in an alphabetic order of their last names, followed by date and separated by semicolon (;): Araújo (2010); Nunes Junior (2011); Pereira (2012) and Souza (2013).


All references and their correct citation in the text are the responsibility of the author(s):  (i) do not abbreviate any other word apart from the first and middle names of authors; (ii) use all capitals only for acronyms, i.e., when the author is an organization; (iii) name all authors and capitalize authors' last name and initial of middle names, which should be separated by a period (.); (iv) separate authors by semicolon (;); (v) do not use ampersands (&) in the citations nor in the reference list; (vi) do not abbreviate the periodical name; (vii) use a comma (,) to separate the title and volume of a periodical; when present, issue number must follow volume within parenthesis (); (xvii) separate the periodical volume or issue from the page numbers (or elocation-id) with a colon (:); (ix) use full page numbering; (x) separate page numbers with a dash (-); (xi) separate page numbers from year with a comma (,) followed by a space; (xii) use a period (.) after the year; (xiii) for book, indicate the number of a given edition e.g., "2ed"; (xiv) for book, indicate also the city, state and country of the publisher before the publisher name; (xv) separate publisher country from publisher name with a colon (:);(xvi) references must be set in alphabetic order, aligned left and simple spaced in a reference and double spaced between references.

Most common reference examples

Journal paper
Up to three authors:
PINHEIRO, A. C. M.; NUNES, C. A.; VIETORIS, V. Sensomaker: A tool for sensorial characterization of food products. Ciência e Agrotecnologia, 37(3):199-201, 2013.
More than three authors:
MENEZES, M. D. et al. Digital soil mapping approach based on fuzzy logic and field expert knowledge. Ciência e Agrotecnologia, 37(4):287-298, 2013.
Manuscript with elocation-id:
BRAGA JUNIOR, R. A. et al. Magnetic field in coffee seed germination. Ciência e Agrotecnologia, 44:e003920, 2020.

Complete book:
ORTON, T. Horticultural plant breeding. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Academic Press, 2019. 410p.
Book chapter:
BERGEN, W.G.; MERKEL, R.A. Protein accretion. In: PEARSON, A.M.; DUTSON, T.R. Growth regulation in farm animals: Advances in meat research. London, England: Academic Press, v.7, p.169-202, 1991.

Thesis and dissertation
Must not be cited.

Abstracts published in congresses or other events:
Must not be cited.

Electronic documents
Studies only published online without volume, issue, elocation-id, page number, and year are referenced with the addition of the electronic address information presented in (<>) preceded by the expression "Available in:" and the date that the document was accessed, preceded by the expression: "Access in:". Do not reference electronic material of short duration on the web. According to international standards, the division of electronic address at the end of the line should be always after the slash (/).


Manuscript that involve experimentation with living animals must provide evidences that it was performed in accordance with local ethical guidelines. These evidences must be officially stated in the Material and Methods section, describing that the study was evaluated and approved by an appropriate ethical committee.

Editorial Fees

Submission fee: R$120.00 (One hundred and twenty reals) non-refundable. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, this submission fee is discounted from the final cost of publication.

Publication charge: R$60.00 (Sixty reals) per edited page up to six pages and R$120,00 (One hundred and twenty reals) per additional page.

Real (R$) is the present-day currency of Brazil.
Payments of the submission fee and publication charge may be made by bank deposit or money transfer to “CONV 165 2018 EDITORA, bank: Banco do Brasil, Agency number 0364-6, Account number 99692-0” or through credit card via PayPal.


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The receipt of submission fee and publication charge, must be attached in the field "Payment".