ISSN 1806-9290
Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia

 

Fator de impacto: 0,545 2016 JCR®, Thomson Reuters

 - Autocitação no período: 9,4%

- Classificação: 42ª das 58 revistas na categoria Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science

 - Classificação: 96ª das 136 em Veterinary Sciences

 - Fator de impacto da RBZ nos 5 anos: 0,767

 

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Preferences and style

Some corrections:

1. Latin expressions

Latin expressions are always in italics:
e.g.: in vitroin vivoin locoin naturaad hocsine qua non

2. Scientific names

The scientific names of species are always written in italics, with the initial of the first name in capitals, and they are not marked with accents.
Oreochromis niloticus / Pennisetum purpureum / Lotus corniculatus

 

Common problems in the writing of articles sent for publication in RBZ:

Redundancy and erudition: Ideas or facts should be exposed clearly and objectively in a scientific publication.  Avoid elongated forms or forms with difficult interpretation. 
Concise text, with simple and direct language, is not only more accessible but prevents the reader from wearying or interrupting reading for resorting to the dictionary or other sources of consultation. 

Example:
“regarding the Marandu grass silages (Figure 2), it is observed that an addition of 5% and 10% PCP resulted in, respectively, decrease and increase in the clostridium population, 24 hours after ensilage.”

Suggestion:
The addition of 5 and 10% PCP to the marandu grass silages resulted, respectively, in a decrease and increase (Figure 2) in the clostridium population 24 hours after ensilage.

Example:
It was found that the sugar cane ensilage strongly requires the inclusion of some additives and the main action of this should be based on the qualitative losses during fermentation and aerobic exposition.

Suggestion:
Sugarcane needs the inclusion of some additive that should be efficient in the control of the quantitative losses during fermentation and aerobic exposition.

Different ways to designate the same object or fact: once a technical term has been defined or enounced, one should keep to it throughout the text.  Do not give different names to the same object or fact.
It is very common in treatment or diet description. We recommend defining the treatments by the key element that distinguishes them from each other. 

 

Colloquial or inappropriate terms in scientific writing

Inappropriate characters in titles: in Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, verbs, genera of known species, very extensive titles or not very explicatory titles are not accepted.  Avoid unusual characters (italics, inverted commas, superscript, symbols), abbreviations and logos.

Example:
Characteristics of the oat (Avena strigosa Schreb.) and Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) pasture

Suggestion:
Characteristics of oat and Italian ryegrass pastures 

Attributing feelings to animals or inanimate objects:

Example:
Both papers attributed the effect of P. acidipropionici on the stability in aerobiose of these silages to the fact that … (studies do not attribute, who attributes is the author)

Suggestion:
In both studies the authors attributed the effect of P. acidipropionici on the stability...

Symbols and mathematical operators:

Symbols and mathematical operators should not be entered through the keyboard.  Signs for interaction ( × ), division ( ∕ ), greater or smaller than (> <), mean  standard deviation ( ± ) should be included by using the menu insert > object > Microsoft Equation or insert > symbol.

 

Important aspects in writing the article:

Abstract: Write the abstract after completing the manuscript.  Do not write an introduction. Abstract should contain basically the objective, material and methods (number of animals, experimental design and factors assessed), results and conclusions.

Introduction: one page written by using ‘Micorsoft Word’, in double spacing, is sufficient.  Avoid discussing or quoting literature results.  If they are pertinent, leave them for the discussion of the results obtained in your research.

Comparison of results: the results obtained in your research should be compared with others already reported in the literature.  The opposite cannot occur.

Avoid vague language that does not properly define what was observed.

Alterations, differences, influence and other terms are very broad and do not express what “this difference” means.  Therefore do not limit yourself by saying, for example, that “the soybean oil levels in the diet influenced animal performance”.  Express clearly, without redundancy, how and with what significance the soybean oil affected the performance and what this result means to science.  Is it good or bad?  Why?

Subtitles: subtitles are not accepted.

Tables and figures: avoid describing the table components in the title, especially if these items are detailed in the body of the table.  Write succinct titles that generally express the results represented in the table or figure.

Example:
Mean contents of dry matter (DM), organic matter (OM), crude protein (CP), ether extract (EE), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), neutral detergent fiber corrected for protein (NDFp), acid detergent fiber (ADF), total carbohydrates (TCHO) and non-fibrous carbohydrates   (NFC) of the ingredients

In this case, specifically, the intention of the author was to describe the abbreviations used in the body of the table, but it is an unnecessary practice, because all the items were described in the body of the table.  When it is not possible graphically to describe by extension an element on the table line, we recommend adding an explanatory note (in the same table).
We emphasize that RBZ has its own table of abbreviations at Instructions to authors.

Suggestion:
Composition of the ingredients of experimental diets

Table and figure empty sentences:  eliminate phrases constructed only to present the table or figure.  The references to Tables/Figures, when necessary, should be made briefly while discussing or exposing the data.

Example:
The genetic and phenotypic correlations estimated among the characteristics assessed, in trivariate analyses considering the weight at weaning as the anchor characteristic, are described in Table 3.

Suggestion:
 The genetic correlations estimated among the weighted characteristics presented positive and high values (Table 3)...

 
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