Focus and Scope

Ceres Journal is a journal bimonthly published by Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Federal University of Viçosa - UFV).

It is intended for the publication of unpublished scientific papers, with technical and scientific relevance, resulting from studies related to innovations and solutions to the problems of agriculture, with emphasis on tropical-related studies. Ceres publishes papers ni:

  • Plant production
  • Soil and plant nutrition
  • Plant breeding applied to agriculture
  • Plant Health
  • Physiology and morphology applied to agriculture
  • Vegetative and seminiferous propagation
  • Agricultural Engineering (specifically: Irrigation and Drainage; Soil Physics; Agrometeorology; Precision Agriculture; Technology and Application of Pesticides)


Ceres Journal is indexed in the main database, according to the following list. It is ranked as B1 level by CAPES in Brazil. Its impact factor in 2016 was 0.2660.

  • CABI Abstracts
  • e-journals
  • Lantindex
  • Redalyc
  • SciELO
  • Scopus
  • Zoological Records

Peer evaluation process

Peer review process

The manuscripts sent to the Ceres Jorunal go through an initial selection made by the Editorial Committee before the process of sending the reviewers. This prior selection is carried out considering the adherence to the scope of the journal as well as adequacy to the norms, originality and impact of the scientific contribution, graphic quality of the material, quality of the text, pertinence and updating of cited literature. Then the manuscripts are ranked within the limit foreseen for processing in that month. Unselected jobs are returned immediately to authors.

The initially selected manuscripts framed then follow the blind peer review process. In this process, the manuscript will be evaluated by two reviewers of the research knowledge area, of teaching and / or research institutions distinct from the authors' institutions. It will then be forwarded to an Associate Editor, who will have the autonomy to arbitrate on the opinions of the reviewers and decide whether the manuscript will be accepted for publishing (with corrections if any) or if it is rejected.

Once indicated for publishinig by the Associate Editor, the manuscript follows for final verification by the Editorial Committee, which, in any case, constitutes the final decision-making instance for acceptance or rejection of the manuscripts.

When in disagreement with the opinions received, the authors may send justifications and arguments, which will be carefully evaluated and refereed by the Editorial Committee.


Ceres Journal scientific periodic has been bimonthly published since 1939 by Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV).

  • ISSN 2177-3491