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Editors assume that submitted articles are not considered for publication in other journals and do not contain already published material. Submitted articles are peer-reviewed.

Papers will only be published in English. Authors may submit their articles in English or Portugues (Please check Translation Services on Pesq. Vet. Bras. website Authors from English countries do not need to present a translation letter. To authors from other countries, a certificate of English quality issued by an institution accredited by Pesq. Vet. Bras. (see the list in Language Services) is required.

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For the preparation of the manuscript, authors must follow the format indicated by the Journal, which can be found under "Instructions for Authors" and "Submission of articles" on the journal webpage ( - Available at this link | . Submission of articles outside the presentation standards will not be considered for publication and will be immediately rejected.

All submitted articles are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) to ensure the manuscript's suitability in terms of scope and quality. Manuscripts found to be appropriate are sent to the Associate Editors (AE) according to the related area. The AE assigns the articles to a minimum of two expert reviewers (double anonymized review) that will perform a more detailed analysis. Based on the reports submitted by the reviewers, the AE can recommend the rejection, minor or major revisions (performed by the authors), or the article's publishing. The EIC is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. Editors are not involved in decisions about papers they have written themselves or by family members or colleagues. Any such submission is subject to the journal's usual procedures, and the peer review is handled independently of the relevant Editor and their research groups.

Authors must indicate the nature of ethical approval for a study in the appropriate section of the Materials and Methods of a manuscript, containing the name of the Animal Use Committee/institution. PVB recommend following the guidelines indicated at “Comissão de Ética no Uso de Animais” (CEUA), “Conselho Nacional de Controle de Experimentação Animal” (CONCEA) and “Diretriz Brasileira para o Cuidado e a Utilização de Animais para fins Científicos e Didáticos” (DBCA): <>

All authors must respect the international rules and the Brazilian legal framework regarding ethics in research. For cases where animals have tutors, PVB also recommends stating formal consent to the study.

Papers should be prepared in all detail according to the style of the Journal to be peer-reviewed. Tables and Figures should be submitted separately from the text.

  1. Organize the article in TITLE, ABSTRACT, RESUMO, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION(S) (the last three preferably as separate chapters), Acknowledgements, Conflict of interest statement, and REFERENCES:
    1. The TITLE should be concise and indicate the article's content; inform details of scientific identification in the MATERIALS AND METHODS.
    2. Names of authors with several first and family names should be shortened, e.g., simplify Claudio Severo Lombardo de Barros to Claudio S.L. Barros or Barros C.S.L. The Corresponding Author should guarantee contact with the Editorial Board of PVB. After article submissions, there are no ways to change the authorship. The Editorial Board indicates making a new submission to authorship alteration.
    3. The Heading of the ABSTRACT should contain the shortened and inverted names of the authors, year, title, and postal address of the laboratory or institution where the central part of the research was done. Compare the authors of the paper and their listing in the Heading of the Abstract to avoid discrepancies.
    4. The footnote of the first page should contain the complete professional address of each Author (in the language of the Author's country, Portuguese, Spanish, English, etc.) as well as the underlined e-mail of the Corresponding Author.
    5. The ABSTRACT should be a well-explained version of the Portuguese RESUMO, followed by "INDEX TERMS," which should include terms of the title, as they are not only Additional Index Terms.
    6. The RESUMO should contain (1) the title [within brackets and in bold type⦐, (2) what has been investigated, indicating the materials and methods used, (3) the most important results, and (4) the conclusion, followed by "TERMOS DE INDEXAÇÃO" (which also include words of the title, as they are not only Additional Index Terms).
    7. The INTRODUCTION must be short, with a citation of the specific literature, followed by the research's objective.
    8. In MATERIALS AND METHODS, provide all data necessary to repeat the study.
    9. In RESULTS, present the data obtained in a concise form.
    10. In DISCUSSION, confront the results with the literature. Avoid mentioning research development or future planning to avoid the Journal's commitment to publish the results.
    11. Base the CONCLUSIONS only on your results.
    12. Mention Acknowledgements only after CONCLUSIONS.
    13. State any conflict of interest or "none" if t is the case.
    14. The REFERENCES should include all citations presented in the text. Write the list of References alphabetically and chronologically in the language in which they were consulted (Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, ...), beginning with the first Author's family name, followed by all other authors of the respective reference, in high and low case letters. Each Author's name should be divided only by a comma, followed by year, title, and the publication data (unabbreviated in case of doubt about abbreviation), according to <>.
  2. The style of the Journal has to be met as follows:
    1. Font Cambria at 10 pitch, simple space between lines; page format A4, with 2cm margins (superior, inferior, left and right), text in one column justified. Place Figure captions below the list of References; do not repeat the captions along with the images of the Figures. Submit Figures and Tables separately.
    2. ABSTRACT and RESUMO are written in only one paragraph and should not contain references.
    3. The articles should be concise and, whenever possible, written in the past tense.
    4. The scientific names should be presented in full (p.ex. Palicourea marcgravii) at the beginning of each chapter (Title, Abstract, Resumo, Introduction, etc.) when they appear for the first time, followed by the abbreviation of the genus (p.ex. P. marcgravii).
    5. In the Title of Tables and Figure captions, write the scientific names in full.
    6. In the text, calls to footnotes are given in Arabic numbers, in crescent order throughout the paper, without using "Insert final note" of the word. Note: Do not use spaces between numbers and their units to avoid separating them into two lines (p.ex.: 100ppm, 10mm, 50cm, 18x10cm, P<0.05. The abbreviation for the number is “nº” and not “no”; for degree Celsius “oC” and not “ºC”.
    7. Tables and Figures should be cited in the text with their respective numbers in crescent order.
    8. Abbreviations of institutions should be put within parentheses after the institution's full name when presented for the first time.
    9. Citations of the literature in the text are given by "author and year" (p.ex. Pierezan 2021). Cite papers with two authors using both names (p.ex. Giaretta & Pimentel 2020). Cite papers with more than two authors in the text by the first Author's name followed by "et al." and the year (p.ex. Gava et al. 2019). If two articles' citation is identical, make the distinction by adding small letters after the year of publication (p.ex. Panziera 2018a, 2018b). The citation order in the text should be chronological (p.ex. Badial et al. 2017, Armién et al. 2018).
    10. Consult the full text of all cited articles; if not possible, cite the original reference in the manuscript text as, p.ex., Bancroft (1921); and then, in the List of References, it should appear as Bancroft 1921. .......... title. ... Journal…. (Apud Suvarna & Layton 2013). Also, include this in-full-consulted reference in the List of References.
    11. The use of "personal communication" and "unpublished data" should be exceptional and cited in the text as Author and Year (Barbosa 2016) and the List of References: Barbosa 2016. Personal Communication (Universidade Federal do Pará, campus Castanhal, Brazil).
    12. Figure captions (p.ex. "Fig.3. ………..") should be sufficiently informative for understanding (because Figures are independent of the text).
    13. Title of Tables should be written in bold, and the Heading (titles of the columns) should be clear (not bold), written in high and low case letters, and separated by two long horizontal lines. There are no vertical lines or gray bottom; exceptionally, horizontal lines can exist. The calls for footnotes should be in small letters or other signs but not in Arabic numbers. Tables should be submitted in .doc or .docx Word format (not as images) to allow corrections according to the Journal's style.
    14. Submit complex data as graphics (should be referred to as Figures) in 2D without gray bottom and horizontal lines. Write graphics, including text, with Cambria at 10 pitch.
  3. Figure presentation:
    1. Format and dimension. Images must be in TIF format, RGB channel, 85mm long, and 300 dpi resolution (pixel/inch) for color figures and 600 dpi (pixel/inch) for black & white figures (graphics and maps).
    2. Numbering. The figures must be named separately and identified only by numbers in the order they are cited in the text (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, etc.). To identify the figures, do not use letters (Fig. 1A, 1B, 1C, etc.).
    3. Identification of structures. If it is necessary to highlight specific structures within the image, use the font "Cambria 8 points", black or white, or black or white arrows depending on the figure's background.
    4. Grouping of figures. Figures can be grouped on boards. Make sure all figures are named sequentially. All board composing figures must be sent separately, preferably with exact dimensions. If necessary, a sketch with the layout can be suggested. However, the final grouping will be done by the image editor.
    5. Micrographs. Scale bars are not mandatory.
    6. Subtitles. Each figure must have a self-explanatory legend. It should describe what is seen in the image and explain any abbreviations or symbols used. Example of caption format:
      • "Fig.1. Description of the image. Diagnosis, organ or tissue, animal species, case number. Histochemical staining method (HE, PAS, etc.) or immunohistochemical (S100, Ki67, Vimentin, etc.)".
      • When describing immunohistochemistry results, use the term "immunolabeling" instead of "staining" or "positive." Indicate where "immunolabeling" occurred (nuclear, cytoplasmic, and membranous) and to what extent. Finally, the objective lens used in micrographs must be indicated (obj.10x, obj.20x, obj.40x, etc.). The figures legend must appear in the main manuscript file after the References.
  4. All references cited in the text should be included in the List of References. Before submitting the paper, discrepancies have to be corrected by the Author. The system ScholarOne blocks automatically if such disparities exist.
  5. Examples for References:
    • Articles published in scientific journals
    • Groch K.R., Díaz-Delgado J., Santos-Neto E.B., Ikeda J.M.P., Carvalho R.R., Oliveira R.B., Guari E.B., Flach L., Sierra E., Godinho A.I., Fernández A., Keid L.B., Soares R.M., Kanamura C.T., Favero C., Ferreira-Machado E., Sacristán C., Porter B.F., Bisi T.L., Azevedo A.F., Lailson-Brito J. & Catão-Dias J.L. 2020. The pathology of cetacean morbillivirus infection and comorbidities in guiana dolphins during an unusual mortality event (Brazil, 2017-2018). Vet. Pathol. 57(6):845-857. <> <PMid:32964811>
    • Molossi F.A., Cecco B.S., Pohl C.B., Borges R.B., Sonne L., Pavarini S.P. & Driemeier D. 2021. Causes of death in beef cattle in southern Brazil. J. Vet. Diagn. Invest. 33(4):677-683. <> <PMid:32964811>
    • Bertolini M., Schwertz C.I., Vielmo A., Piva M.M., Bilhalva L.C., Pavarini S.P., Driemeier D. & Sonne S. 2021. Pathological and microbiological findings in fatal cases of salmonellosis in captive Bothrops snakes in southern Brazil. J. Comp. Pathol. 186:7-12. <>
    • Books
    • Marsh P. & Martin M. 1992. Oral Microbiology. 3rd ed. Chapman and Hall, London, p.167-196.
    • Tokarnia C.H., Brito M.F., Barbosa J.D., Peixoto P.V. & Döbereiner J. 2012. Plantas Tóxicas do Brasil para Animais de Produção. 2ª ed. Helianthus, Rio de Janeiro, p.305-348.
    • (Note: The First Letter in the Words of the Title of Books Should be Capital.)
    • Chapters of books
    • Uzal F.A., Plattner B.L. & Hostetter J.M. 2016. Alimentary system, p.1-257. In: Maxie M.G. (Ed.), Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals. Vol.2. 6th ed. Elsevier, St Louis, Missouri.
    • Barros C.S.L. 2007. Doenças víricas: leucose bovina, p.159-169. In: Riet-Correa F., Schild A.L., Lemos R.A.A. & Borges J.R.J. (Eds), Doenças de Ruminantes e Equídeos. Vol.1. 3ª ed. Pallotti, Santa Maria, RS.
    • Tokarnia C.H., Brito M.F., Barbosa J.D., Peixoto P.V. & Döbereiner J. 2012. Plantas que afetam o funcionamento do coração, p.27-94. In: Ibid. (Eds), Plantas Tóxicas do Brasil para Animais de Produção. 2ª ed. Helianthus, Rio de Janeiro.
    • Dissertations and Theses
    • Rech R.R. 2007. Alterações no encéfalo de bovinos submetidos à vigilância das encefalopatias espongiformes transmissíveis. Tese de Doutorado, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria. 228p.
    • (Note: Use articles that originated from dissertations or theses instead of these).
    • Abstracts published in Events
    • Massa A.T., Potter K.A. & Bradway D. 2016. Epizootic bovine abortion outbreak in Eastern Nevada cattle. Annual Meeting American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), New Orleans, Lousiana. (Abstract D-50)
    • Mendonça F.S., Almeida V.M., Albuquerque R.F., Chaves H.A.S., Silva Filho G.B., Braga T.C., Lemos B.O. & Riet Correa F. 2016. Paralisia laríngea associada à deficiência de cobre em caprinos no semiárido de Pernambuco (IX Endivet, Salvador, BA). Pesq. Vet. Bras. 36(Supl.2):50-51. (Resumo)
    • Pierezan F., Lemos R.A.A., Rech R.R., Rissi D.R., Kommers G.D., Cortada V.C.L.M., Mori A.E. & Barros C.S.L. 2007. Raiva em equinos. Anais XIII Encontro Nacional de Patologia Veterinária, Campo Grande, MS, p.145-146. (Resumo)
    • (Note: If available, look for the full articles instead of just the abstract).

After communicating the acceptance of the article, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the publication fee.

Brazilian authors:

The corresponding author must pay a word charge of R$0.50 (Brazilian reais, fifty cents). Members of the Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal (CBPA) and the Associação Brasileira de Patologistas Veterinários (ABPV) with up-to-date annual fees: the word charge is R$0.25 (Brazilian reais, twenty-five cents) for the accepted manuscript. The word counting does not include the list of references.

Each image will cost R$50.00 (Brazilian reais, fifty reais). Even when photos are organized on boards, for payment purposes, each photo will count individually.

Brazilian authors who submit manuscripts in Portuguese will be responsible for translating and sending a letter from a professional translation company (see language services). The accepted version will count for the publication fee, regardless of language.

Foreign authors:

The corresponding author must pay a word charge of $0.16 (sixteen US cents). CBPA or ABPV members whose annual fees are up-to-date: For the corresponding authors' members of the CBPA, the word charge is $0.08 (eight US cents) for the accepted manuscript. The word counting does not include the list of references.

Each photo will cost $16.00 (sixteen US dollars). When photos are organized on boards, each will count individually for payment purposes.

After acceptance, authors should pay the publication fee in four months.

All articles are published in English to increase international visibility and improve the impact factor of the Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira.

PVB accepts submissions of articles in English or Portuguese. However, if accepted, articles submitted in Portuguese must be translated into English before publication.

An English language certificate provided by an accredited editing service may be required to prove the quality of English. Authors from English countries do not need to present a translation letter. Editing services accepted by Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira are listed below:

Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal SciELO Brasil CAPES CNPQ UNB UFRRJ CFMV