Guide for authors

Would you like to contribute to the journal? We invite all to check section ABOUT THE JOURNAL and read the polices of the available sections as well AUTHORS' DIRECTIONS.

From August 2018 on, CERES Journal uses the ScholarOne platform.







Ceres Journal accepts submission only in English.

The quality of writing in English is also a fundamental criterion for the evaluantion of the manuscript. Therefore, we suggest to authors whose native language is not English, attach a translation declaration or revision of English language at the moment of manuscript submission.

Below there is a list of suggested translators:

Evelyn Jardim de Oliveira -

Isabel Rademaker Valença -


Manuscripts and short reports

Authors should indicate the area and subareas of the manuscript, before the title to facilitate the sending of manuscripts to the reviewers. At the bottom of this page are listed the areas and sub-areas of CERES Journal.


The manuscripts must have the following sections:












The NAME OF THE AUTHORS, the FOOTNOTES, and the AUTHORS CONTRIBUTION should be sent in a separate document, in "additional documents”.


The FOOTNOTES should have the following information:

The first note should provide information on the manuscript (whether it was extracted from a thesis, dissertation, etc., and financing source) and the others, information on affiliation of each of the authors, according to the following order: Institution, department (whether there was one), city, state, country and email. Do not use any abbreviation of any information on the footnote.

For authors affiliated with the same institution and department, the same footnote should be used.


      1Este trabalho é parte da dissertação de mestrado da primeira autora.

      2Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Fitopatologia, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.;;

      3Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

      *Corresponding author:



In AUTHORS CONTRIBUTION, it should be specified what was the contribution of each one of the authors in carring the research.




The title should have no more than 20 words, centered on the page and in bold. Only the first word should be with the first letter capitalized and the others in lowercase, except the necessary cases (for example, scientific names; Phaseolus vulgaris). When needed, the footnote is introduced at its final using superscript Arabic number (see footnote item).


The word “ABSTRACT” should be written in upper case letter, aligned to the left and in bold type. This section consists of no more than 200 words in one paragraph. The text should contain hypothesis, objectives, material, and methods; the achieved expressive results and conclusion. The abstract should start on the line following the title of this section.


Key words should not exceed a minimum of three words and a maximum of six words and should be cited in the paragraph following the abstract. The first letter of the key word is written in lowercase (except scientific names) and, separated preferentially by a semicolon without repeating the words contained in the title of the paper.


The title of this section, “INTRODUCTION,” should be written in the uppercase letter, aligned to the left. The introduction should be in the study itself, situating the reader on its importance, hypothesis of the study and the objectives, which are expressed at the end of the introduction.


The title of this section, "MATERIALS AND METHODS," should be written in capital letters, aligned to the left. The "MATERIAL AND METHODS " section should be written in sufficient details so that the work can be repeated. CERES Journal requires that the statistical procedures be specified in the article, including the design used, the number of repetitions and the statistical technique used. When no design was used, the article should describe how the experiment was conducted, and which statistical technique was used for data analyses. When the treatments are made up of quantitative factors with three or more levels, the response variables should be submitted to analysis of regression. If the comparison of the levels of the standard or control is of interest, the Dunnett test of  should be used. The Editorial Board will evaluate special cases.

Research involving animal experimentation or humans should explain the protocol of approval by any Committee and Ethics in Animal Experimentation or Committee of Ethics in Research with Human Beings – or similar - in the first paragraph.


The title of the section, "RESULTS AND DISCUSSION," should be written in capital letters, aligned to the left. The text should be clear and concise, supported by the relevant literature. Results and Discussion are sections that may be written together or separate.

Note: The sections Material and Methods and Results and Discussion may contain subsections, indicated by subheadings written in italics and bold. The first letter should be capitalized and centered.


The title of the "CONCLUSIONS" section should be capitalized, aligned to the left. The conclusions should be concise and derived from the data presented and discussed. Each conclusion must be state in a new paragraph.


The title of the "REFERENCES" section should be capitalized, aligned to the left. References should be listed alphabetically. The following are the examples:

a) Journal articles:

Pinto JD (2006) A review of the new world genera of Trichogrammatidae (Hymenoptera). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 15:38–163.

Possenti JC & Villela FA (2010) Efeito do molibdênio aplicado via foliar e via sementes sobre o potencial fisiológico e produtividade de sementes de soja. Revista Brasileira de Sementes, 32:143–150.

Martinez HEP, Poltronieri Y & Cecon PR (2015) Supplying zinc salt tablets increased zinc concentration and yield of coffee trees. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 38:136-140.

Stefanello Júnior GJ, Grützmacher AD, Spagnol D, Pasini RA, Bonez C & Moreira DC (2012) Persistência de agrotóxicos utilizados na cultura do milho ao parasitoide Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, 1879 (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Ciência Rural, 42:17-23.

b) Books:

Mengel K & Kirkby EA (2001) Principles of plant nutrition. 5ª ed. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers. 849p.

c) Book chapters:

Martinez HEP, Neves JCL, & Alvarez VH (2017) Mineral Nutrition and Fertilization. In: Adriana Farah (Ed.) Coffee: Chemistry, Quality and Health. London, Royal Society of Chemistry. p.99-999.

d) Works in Annals of Congress:

Junqueira Netto A, Sediyama T, Sediyama CS & Rezende PM (1982) Análise de adaptabilidade e estabilidade de dezesseis cultivares de feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) em seis municípios do sul de Minas Gerais. In: 1ª Reunião Nacional de Pesquisa de Feijão, Goiânia. Anais, EMBRAPA/CNPAF. p.47-48.

e) Thesis and dissertations:

Fritsche-Neto R (2011) Seleção genômica ampla e novos métodos de melhoramento do milho. Tese de Doutorado. Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa. 39p.

Hanauer JG (2011) Crescimento, desenvolvimento e produtividade em cultivo de cana-planta e cana-soca de um ano em Santa Maria, RS. Dissertação de Mestrado. Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria. 81p.

f) CD-ROM:

França MHC & Omar JHDH (2004) Estimativa da função de produção do arroz no estado do Rio Grande do Sul: 1969 a 1999. In: 2° Encontro de Economia Gaúcha, Porto Alegre. Anais, FEE. CD-ROM.

g) Internet:

Darolt MR & Skora Neto F (2002) Sistema de plantio direto em agricultura orgânica. Disponível em: Access April, 23, 2013.

h) Technical bulletin:

Bastos DC, Scarpare Filho JA, Fatinansi JC, Pio R & Spósito MB (2004) A cultura da lichia. Piracicaba, DIBD/ESALQ. 23p. (Boletim técnico, 26).

Cruz I (1995) A lagarta-do-cartucho na cultura do milho. Sete Lagoas, Embrapa/Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Milho e Sorgo. 45 p. (Circular Técnica, 21).

i) Statistical software:

R development core team (2010) R: A Language and environment for statistical computing. Vienna, R Foundation for Statistical Computing. Access January 01, 2012.

SAS Institute Inc. (2002) Statistical Analysis System user's guide. Version 9.0.  Cary, Statistical Analysis System Institute. 513p.

Universidade Federal de Viçosa (2007) SAEG: Sistema para Análises Estatísticas e Genéticas. Versão 9.1. Viçosa, Fundação Arthur Bernardes. CD-ROM.

j) Legislation:

Brazil (2000) Normative instruction number 01 of January 7, 2000. General Technical Regulamentation for fixation of identity and quality standards for fruit pulp. DOU, 01/10/2000, Section1, p.259.

Brazil (2001) Resolution RDC n. 12 of January 2, 2001. Approval of technical regulamentation on microbiologial standards for food. DOU, 01/02/2001, Section 1, p.174

k) Citation in the text

References should be cited in the text, following the format: (Author, Year), (Author & Author, Year), (Author et al., Year) or (Silva, 1999; Arariki & Borges, 2003; Santos et al., 2007), always in ascending chronological order. Reference should be cited at the end of a period expressing a complete idea. When the authors' names are an integral part of the text, the date of publication is cited in parentheses, just after the author's name is mentioned, according to examples: Fontes (2008), Borges & Loreno (2014), Batista et al. (2016).

l) Citation of a citation

Every effort should be made to consult the original document. However, this is not always possible. In this case, information already mentioned by other authors may be reproduced. The following procedure can be used: the last name of the author of the document not consulted is cited in the text with the year of publication, followed by the expression cited by and the last name of the author of the document consulted with the year of publication; the complete reference of the source consulted should be included in the list of references.

m) Personal communication

Personal communication is not part of the list of references, so it is placed only in a footnote. The author’s last name is followed by the expression “personal communication,” the date of the communication, name, state, and country of the Institution to which the author is linked.


Authors must inform if they were granted with financing or support from institution.

Authors must inform whether there is – or no – any conflict of interests in carrying the research  and publishing the manuscript.


The contribution of each author must be stated at the end of the  manuscript.


The faking of data is a serious misconduct.

The  CERES Journal uses the CrossRef Similarity Check  software as na antiplagiarism tool.  

The originality statement is compulsory and should be attached to “additional documents.” It should be printed, signed by all authors and scanned. A statement for each author may be sent if a unique document will all signatures of all authors cannot be sent. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

The Statement model is at the bottom of this page.


Norms for figures and tables

The figures and tables should be positioned after their citation in the body of the text.

The final diagramming of the manuscript can modify the positioning of the figures and tables in the text.

Figures and tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals, with the caption positioned below the figures and above the tables.

 Figures and tables should not repeat the same data. Figures submitted in electronic format must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, in JPG format. Any illustration that has already been published must contain, below the legend, data on the source (author, date) from which it was extracted.

The full bibliographic reference related to the source of the illustration should appear in the References section. The cost of printing colored illustrations will be charged.


The term refers to the set of alphanumeric data ordered in rows and columns. It should be constructed only with horizontal separation lines in the header and at the end of the table. The caption initially receives the word Table, followed by the order number in Arabic numerals, separated from the table statement by two points and is referred to in the text as Table. Columns made up of fractional numbers; these should be aligned with the comma.


The term refers to any illustration consisting of or presenting lines and dots: drawing, photograph, graphic, flowchart, layout, etc. The drawings, graphs, etc. should be very clear. The captions initially receive the word Figure, followed by the order number in Arabic numerals separated from the figure sentence by a colon and is referred to in the text as Figure.


The paper will be published after the payment of a fee of BRL 250.00. Payment must be made when the corresponding author receives the typographic proof and will be done exclusively in the form of Electronic Billing. In possession of the printed billing, you will simply pay it in a bank agency or automatic teller and send a copy to the email used to send the proof. For deposits made with not identified authors (resources of agreements, departments, secretaries, etc.), it is requested to inform, by e-mail, the date, and the billing number

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2 - Plant biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics

02.01 - Biosafety

02.02 - Plant Biotechnology

02.03 - Culture of Tissues

02.03.1 - In Vitro Plants

02.04 - Genomics

02.04.1 - Virology

02.05 – Plant-pathogen interaction molecular interaction

02.06 - Plant-Prague molecular interaction

02.07 - Molecular marker

02.08 - Morphoanatomy

02.09 - Plant propagation


06 - Agricultural Engineering (only: Irrigation and Drainage, Soil Physics, Agrometeorology, Precision Agriculture, Pesticide Technology and Application)

            06.01. - Precision agriculture

06.03 - Agrometeorology

06.12 - Irrigation and drainage

06.14 - Environmental impact of technologies

            06.15 – Direct sowing

06.16 - Soil preparation

06.20 - Pesticide application technology


09 - Physiology and morphology applied to agriculture

9.01 - Plant Anatomy

09.02 - Botany

09.02.01 - Reproduction Biology

09.02.02 - Floristics

09.05 - Plant ecophysiology

09.08 - Physiology of cultivated plants

09.08.01 - Irrigated rice

09.08.02 - Coffee

09.08.03 - Wheat

09.10 - Metabolism and growth regulators

09.12 - Plant morphology

09.13 – Orchids

09.14 - Organogenic and metabolic processes

09.16 - Exogenous plant regulators

09.17 - Somaclonal variation


10 - Plant health

10.01 - Chemical Control

10.01.01 - Chemical and cultural control

10.02 - Agricultural entomology

10.02.01 - Biological control of pests

10.02.02 - Behavior of Insects

10.02.03 - Forest entomology

10.02.04 - Plant-Prague molecular interaction

10.02.05 - Integrated pest management

10.02.07 - Semiochemicals

10.02.08 - Taxonomy and bioecology of parasitoid hymenoptera

10.02.09 - Agricultural acarology

10.03 - Phytopathology

10.03.01 - Genetic Resistance of Plants to Pathogens

10.03.02 - Resistance of Plants to Diseases

10.03.03 - Phytopathogenic fungi and / or soil fungi

10.04 - Herbicides on soil

10.05 – Weed science

10.05.02 - Weed biology

10.05.03 - Phytosociology

10.05.04 - Weed management and control

10.05.06 - Integrated management of invasive plants

10.06 - Nematology

10.07 - Agricultural microbiology

10.08 - Virology


12 - Plant breeding applied to agriculture

12.01 - Biometrics

12.02 - Conservation and use of germplasm

12.03 - Evolution of Tropical Plants

12.04 - Plant Genetics

12.04.01 - Quantitative Molecular Genetics

12.04.02 - Plant Molecular Genetics

12.04.03 - Quantitative genetics

12.05 - Plant Breeding

12.05.01 - Breeding of cotton

12.05.02 – Breeding of rice

12.05.03 - Breeding of oats

12.05.04 - Breeding of coffee

12.05.05 - Breeding of fruit trees

12.05.07 - Breeding of grain crops

12.05.08 – Breeding of vegetables crops

12.05.09 - Breeding of maize

12.05.10 – Breeding of soybean 

12.06 - Plant Genetic Resources

12.06.01 - Genetic Resources of native forest species

12.06.02 - Genetic resources of forage plants

12.07 - Resistance of plants to diseases


14 and 16- Vegetative and seminiferous propagation

14.01 - Control of seed quality

14.02 - Seed Physiology

14.03 - Seed Pathology

14.04 - Forage Seed Production

14.05 - Seed technology


16.01 - Tissue Culture

16.01.01 - Culture of ornamental in vitro

16.02 - Micropropagation

16.02.01 - Micropropagation of Orchids and Bromeliads

16.03 - Propagation of Orchids

16.04 - Plant Propagation

16.05 - Propagation of Ornamental Plants

16.06 - Production of seedlings

16.07 - propagation by cuttings 

16.08 - Grafting


15 - Crop Production

15.01 - Organic Farming

15.02 - Agroecology

15.02.01 - Green manure and organic fertilizers

15.03 - Bioenergy

15.03.01 - Jatropha

15.04 - Cereals

15.04.02. - Maize for Silage

15.04.03 - Wheat

15.04.04 - Rice

15.06 - Fruticulture

15.06.01 - Temperate fruit

15.06.02 - Tropical fruit - Passionflower - Pineapple - Citriculture

15.07 – Field Crops

15.07.01 - Cotton

15.07.02 - Coffee - Coffee arabica and canephora - Coffee quality - Post harvest of coffee

15.07.03 - Sugarcane

15.08 - Grains - Legumes

15.08.01. - Common bean

15.08.02. - Soybean

15.09 - Management of Perennial Plants

15.10 – Horticultural crops

15.10.01 – Greenhouse cropping

15.10.02 - Hydroponics

15.11 - Medicinal plants

15.11.01 - Chemistry of natural products

15.11.02 - Essential oils

15.11.03 - Pharmacobotanical

15.12 - Ornamental plants

15.12.01 - Bromeliads

15.12.02 - Cultivation without soil

15.12.03 - Orchids

15.12.04 - Landscaping

15.14 - Post Harvest

15.16 - Production of seedlings


17 - Soil and plant nutrition

17.01 - Fertilizers and manure

17.01.01 - Fertigation

17.02 - Soil Fertility

17.03 - Soil Physics

17.04 - Genesis, morphology and classification

17.05 - Phytoremediation

17.06 - Geochemistry

17.07 - Geotechnical

17.08 - Soil management and conservation

17.08.01 – No-till systems

17.08.02 - Management and conservation of soil and water

17.08.03 - Soil erosion

17.09 - Geoprocessing

17.10 - Organic matter

17.11 - Soil mechanics

17.12 - Heavy metals

17.13 - Microbiology and soil biochemistry

17.13.01 - Biological fixation of nitrogen

17.14 - Micronutrients

17.15 - Mineralogy

17.16 - Mineral plant nutrition

17.16.01 - Hydroponics

17.17 - Land use planning

17.18 - Direct sowing

17.19 - Pedology

17.20 - Soil Pollution

17.21 - Soil and Water Quality

17.22 - Soil Chemistry

17.23 - Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry

17.24 - Recovery of degraded areas

17.25 - Remote sensing

17.26 - Geographical information system

17.27 - Substrates

17.28 - Soil Chemistry

17.29 - Stable Isotopes


18 - Production and animal health applied to agriculture

18.1 Production and animal welfare

18.2 Experimentation in animal production

18.3 Crop and livestock integration

18.4 Management of production animals

18.5 Animal breeding

18.5.1 Biotechnology

18.5.2. Genetics

18.5.3. Bird Breeding

18.5.4. Monogastric Breeding

18.5.5. Swine Breeding

18.5.6. Fish Breeding

18.5.7. Ruminants Breeding Cattle Dairy Cattle Buffalo Goats Sheep

18.6. Animal nutrition

18.6.1. Farm Management

18.6.2. Food Analysis

18.6.3. Bird Nutrition

18.6.4. Monogastric Nutrition

18.6.5. Swine Nutrition

18.6.6 Fish Nutrition

18.6.7. Ruminants Nutrition Cattle Dairy Cattle Buffalo Goats Sheep

18.7. Grazing and Forage Farming

18.7.1. Forage farming

18.7.2. Grazing management

18.7.3. Grazing Breeding


18.8. Animal production

18.8.1. Poultry Production

18.8.2. Monogastric Production

18.8.3. Pig production

18.8.4. Fish Production

18.8.5. Ruminant Production Cattle Dairy Cattle Buffalo Goats Sheep


18. 9. Animal Reproduction

18.9.1. Biotechnology of Reproduction

18.9.2. Bird Reproduction

18.9.3. Monogastric Reproduction

18.9.4. Swine Reproduction

18.9.5. Fish Reproduction

18.9.6. Reproduction of Ruminants Cattle Dairy Cattle Buffalo Goats Sheep


18.10. Environmental Sanitation and Environmental Health

18.10.1. Waste Management

18.10.2. Quality and environmental pollution

18.10.3. Natural resources

18.11. Animal Health

18.11.1. Birds

18.11.2. Ruminants

18.11.3. Swine

18.11.4. Monogastric


Declaration of Originality and Assignment of Author Rights


I declare that this article is original and has not been submitted for publication in any another journal, whether in part or in full.

I further declare that once published in the Ceres Magazine, it will never be submitted by me or any of the other co-authors to any other journal. Through this instrument, we, authors, we assign the copyright of the article to Ceres Magazine and declare to be aware that failure to comply with this commitment will subject the violator to penalties and penalties provided for in the Copyright Protection Law




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