BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY

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The BJB – Brazilian Journal of Biology® is a scientific journal devoted to publishing original articles in all fields of the Biological Sciences, i.e., General Biology, Cell Biology, Evolution, Biological Oceanography, Taxonomy, Geographic Distribution, Limnology, Aquatic Biology, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, and Ecology. Priority is given to papers presenting results of researches in the Neotropical region. Material published includes research papers, review papers (upon approval of the Editorial Board), notes, book reviews, and comments.

The Journal has a 75 years old tradition and it is indexed in various international indices such as Thomson Reuters/ISI Web of Knowledge: Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch) – Journal Citation Reports (Impact Factor of 0,783) – Master Journal List, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Records; Aqualine Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Entomological Abstracts; Helmintological Abstracts; Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology; Review of Agricultural; Sumários de Revistas Brasileiras; Selective Indexation at the ASFA database; All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information – Abstracts Journal Index Medicus; ProQuest Environmental Science Collection; Scopus Content Selection (Elsevier); MEDLINE/PubMed; LILACS; SCIELO; QUALIS CAPES; LATINDEX – Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Cientificas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal (México).
The magazine publishes only articles in English, it is opened for all the researchers, brazilian or not. The articles written by researchers by non-native language speakers must be reviewed by specialists of native language, must also include it’s identification.

The original paper must be sent to the Publishing Commission and be in agree with all the instructions for preparation of manuscripts.

Those submitted and authored by more than one author should present the agreement of the co-authors.

Paper work that doesn’t fit in these molds will be immediately returned to the authors for reformularization. The Publication viability of the works will be judged by scientific members indicated by the publishing commission, in each case, the appreciation will be transmitted anonymously to the authors. In case of a unfavorable appreciation it will be asked the opinion of another scientific member of the commission.
Are going to be consigned on the first page, the dates of acceptance and approval of the paper work, as well as the distribution of the respective fascicle.
The works are going to be published in order of acceptance by the Publishing Commission and not in order of receiving. It may occur the publishing of more than one article from the same author in the same fascicle if accepted on the same time.

The Journal, which issues four numbers a year (February, May, August, and November).
In order for the BJB not to depend only on government financial support, the IIE – International Institute of Ecology® organized an association (ASRBB – Association of the Brazilian Journal of Biology®).
Submission online www.scielo.br/bjb

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