Editorial policy

Focus and scope

The Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine focuses to publish the results of original research by Brazilian and foreign authors in all fields of veterinary medicine. These works can be in the form of scientific articles, case reports, short communications, research notes, or review articles, not previously published or considered for publication in other journals. Literature reviews will only be accepted after an invitation from the editor-in-chief or one of the associate editors


The manuscript submitted to Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine must be original and not already been published or submitted elsewhere. the authors agree not to submit the article elsewhere while it is under consideration at Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine.

Publication ethics statement


Definition of Authorship: All the authors and co-authors must meet all four of the following requirements.

All the authors must have:

1- made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of the data presented; and

2- taken part in writing the text or reviewed it critically for relevant intellectual content; and

3- approved the final version to be published; and

4- agreed to be responsible for all the aspects of the work, assuring that all questions related to the precision or integrity of any part of the work were investigated and resolved suitably


Contributions from anyone who does not meet the authorship criteria should be listed, with permission from the contributor, in an Acknowledgments section (for example, to recognize contributions from people who provided technical support, collaboration of data, writing assistance, acquisition of funding, or a department chairperson who provided general support).

Changes in authorship after submission

Any changes in authorship during the revision process of the manuscript will only be considered by the editors if important additional experiments or relevant contributions have been made and justified. Such changes in authorship must be requested in the revised version submission letter, and they need to be described in detail, explaining their rationale.

Conflict of Interest Policy

October 2021

‘Conflicts of interest arise when authors, reviewers, or editors have interests that are not fully apparent and that may influence their judgments on what is published. They have been described as those which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived.’ Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) states in its Guidelines on Good Publication Practice (2003) .

Authors are required to include a statement disclosing any potential conflicts of interest. Animal Reproduction considers potential conflicts of interest any event of a personal, commercial, political or academic nature, whether or not involving financial compensation.

Funding disclosure statement

All financial support received must be disclosed by all authors. Use the author’s initials followed by a short description and include the funding agency’s name and grant identification number(s), in that order.

Editors of the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine avoid conflicts of interest with respect to the evaluation of manuscripts by close associates.  The overarching principle is that a manuscript should not be advantaged or disadvantaged by an author’s relationship with the editor handling the paper.  When an author of a manuscript is a former or current graduate student, advisor, colleague, or co-author of the co-editor who would normally handle the submission, the other co-editor will handle the paper’s evaluation.  If both co-editors face conflicts, they will ask a former editor or, if necessary, a member of the scientific council to act as the paper’s editor.  Other circumstances that might lead to recusal of a co-editor are a close personal relationship with the author (not covered by the list above) or a submission that is directly and critically engaged with an editor’s own research.

About to allegations of research misconduct

The editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal's publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE's guidelines, ICMJE, CNPq, e o Manual de Boas Práticas para o Fortalecimento da Ética na Publicação Científica do SciELO, in dealing with allegations.

Identification of scientific misconduct

The Editors and reviewers should privilege impartiality, integrity and confidentiality in their evaluation. When there is doubt or questioning, the editor-in-chief should contact the corresponding editor and/or peer reviewers. When there is any questioning regarding authorship, contact is to be first established with the corresponding author and, if necessary, with all authors. In case of impasse, the authors' affiliation institutions or funding agencies involved in the research development should be contacted.


The editors of BJVM follow a strict anti-plagiarism policy.

Plagiarism is defined as the copying of ideas, texts, data and other creative works (e.g., tables, figures and graphs) from other published works and representing them as being original.

If evidence of plagiarism is found before or after the acceptance of a manuscript, the corresponding author will have the right to rebuttal. If the arguments are considered unsatisfactory, the manuscript will be removed and the author will be prevented from submitting new manuscripts for publication for a period to be determined by the editor-in-chief.

The Braz j vet med as of 2022 will screen all submitted manuscripts using the Similarity check (https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/) system provided by CrossRef.

Study design and ethical approval

Good research practices must be observed in all steps of the experiments. For studies that involve animals, we recommend following the guidelines indicated at:


All authors must respect the international rules and the Brazilian legal framework regarding ethics in research involving human beings or any non-human vertebrates.

All the information regarding authorization from the relevant research ethics committee (when the study involves human beings or by the animal research ethics committee must be stated (name of the committee/ institution or name of the Animal Use Committee/ institution or both). When involving human beings, there must be a declaration that all the participants understood and formally agreed to take part in the study. For case reports, we recommend stating that those responsible for the non-human animal(s) formally consented to the study.

Article processing charges and publication fee

This journal does not have submission charges.

The costs will be covered by the authors only after the acceptance of the article by the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine. The publication fee is R$ 300.00 or US$ 100.00 for Brazilian or foreign authors, respectively.

Open access, copyright, and self-archiving policies

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other legal purpose, without asking for prior permission from the editor or author, provided they are cited. The font is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution International CC-BY.


All content published in Braz j med vet is protected by original copyrights, with all rights reserved to the authors, unless indicated otherwise.


The works published in the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine will remain available online since their publication. There is and will not be a charge or registration requirement to access the publications.


As Archiving Policy, the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine adopts in its Policy, the following services, and tools:

Process of selectin manuscripts

The manuscripts will first be submitted to an internal editorial evaluation to make sure that the content is suitable for the scope of the journal, that its formatting is in conformity with our guidelines, described below, and that all the necessary supporting documents have been duly attached in the submission system.

The manuscripts found to be appropriate in the initial evaluation will be sent for double-blind peer review.

After pre-acceptance for publication, the presentation will be required of:

  1. i) the manuscript with the English reviewed;
  2. ii) proof of payment of the publication fee; and

iii) certificate of English language revision of the text (the costs will be the responsibility of the authors).

The English language revision is waived for authors that are native English speakers. The BJVM provides a list with suggested English reviewers.

Peer Review Process

1 -The manuscripts found to be appropriate in the initial evaluation will be sent for double-blind peer review (the reviewers are not identified to the authors and vice versa).

2 - Before a decision on a manuscript, at least two specialists must have presented their evaluations. In case of divergence, the final decision will rest with the associate editor responsible for the manuscript, with the possibility of inviting another specialist to evaluate the manuscript.

3 - After the manuscript has been recommended by the reviewers, authors receive a pre-acceptance notification informing the need to upload the required additional documentation.

Although the opinions and concepts presented in manuscripts are the responsibility of the authors, the Editor, supported by the Scientific Council, reserves the right to suggest or solicit modifications considered appropriate or necessary.

After pre-acceptance for publication, additional documents will be required:

  1. i) the manuscript with the English reviewed as necessary and with “hidden for review” replaced by the relevant information;
  2. ii) proof of payment of the publication fee; and

iii) certificate of English language revision of the text (the costs will be the responsibility of the authors). The BJVM provides a list of suggested English reviewers.

Figure 1

A Flowchart Illustrating the Selection Process of Manuscripts.

Section Policies

Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine does not impose a limit on the number of words and references for Original and Review articles, but editors and reviewers might make recommendations regarding text clarity and quality and excess or lack or relevance of references.

Scientific Articles

Scientific articles are original studies that present new results and conclusions that are within the scope of the journal.

Case Reports

Clinical case reports will be considered that add relevant findings for veterinary medicine.

Research Notes

They should quickly communicate new techniques or advances in existing techniques.

Short Communications

They must communicate results quickly and simply.


Literature Reviews (only by invitation). They should be composed of text in a free format.


Declaration of Privacy

The names and e-mail addresses inserted in this site will be used exclusively for the purposes declared here and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Recommended Data Repositories

The BJMV encourages authors of texts to be published to deposit complementary results files to their manuscripts in one of the repositories listed at the SciELO website:https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Lista-de-Repositorios-Recomendados_pt.pdf.