Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology publishes original full papers, invited review articles, short communications, case reports, letters to the Editor, and Editors viewpoint. The scope of BJVP includes diagnostic, comparative, and experimental pathology of domestic, laboratory or wildlife animal species. Studies in the field of toxicological and clinical pathology are welcome as well.
Manuscripts submitted for publication in the BJVP must not be under consideration, accepted for publication, or published elsewhere. With the exception of letters to the Editor and Editors viewpoint, all manuscripts are subjected to peer review by at least two reviewers. BJVP may eventually publish abstracts of scientific meetings in the field of Veterinary Pathology.
Letter to the Editor: must include comments and/or additional information concerning articles published in BJVP. It may contain figures or tables, and appropriate references.
Original full paper: must report a complete original study within the scope of BJVP. It must include title, author names and affiliations, abstract (up to 250 words), key words, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, and references. Results and discussion may be combined, and a subheading “acknowledgements” may be added for acknowledging collaborators and funding.
Short communication: it must include title, author names and affiliations, abstract (up to 250 words), key words, text without subheadings, and references. A subheading “acknowledgements” may be added for acknowledging collaborators and funding.
Case report: it must include title, author names and affiliations, abstract (up to 250 words), key words, introduction, case description, discussion, and references. A subheading “acknowledgements” may be added for acknowledging collaborators and funding.
Review article: Only invited review manuscripts will be subjected to peer review. It must include title, author names and affiliations, abstract (up to 250 words), key words, text (subheadings are optional), and references. A subheading “acknowledgements” may be added for acknowledging collaborators and funding.
Experimental studies must have been previously approved by an Institutional Committee for Animal Use, following guidelines compatible with local and Brazilian legislation. A statement confirming approval by an institutional committee and its corresponding reference number must be included in the material and methods section.
The periodic “Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology” supports the policies for registration of clinical assays of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the registration and international dissemination of information on clinical assays. Therefore, only be accepted for publication, from 2007, the clinical research articles that have received an identification number in one of the clinical assays registries validated by the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE, whose addresses are available on the site ICMJS. The number of identification should be informed at the end of the abstract
Manuscripts should be written in English. Authors are strongly encouraged to seek help from a native English speaker or English language editing services to review the manuscript prior to submission.
Manuscripts should be submitted as .doc file. It should be typed using the Times New Roman 12 pt font, with double line spacing throughout the manuscript, and 2 cm margins. Lines and pages must be numbered.
Tables and figure legends should be added at the end of the manuscript (after the references).
The corresponding author should be indicated by an asterisk after his/her name, with indication of his/her contact information in the title page.
Figures should be saved as individual .jpg files, and they should not be embedded in the text. Figures must be high-quality (at least 300 dpi), and they must have perfect focus and contrast. Micrographs must have a clear white background. Magnification of the objective used to generate the micrograph should be indicated in the legend or, alternatively, a magnification bar may be included in the lower right corner of the micrograph, indicating the corresponding size of the bar in the figure legend.
Authors are strongly advised to look at Vancouver Guide for Authors (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/) for proper formatting. References must be listed in alphabetical order and numbered. Reference citations in the text must contain only the number of the reference within parentheses, e.g. (4, 17).
Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus/MEDLINE.
References should be formatted according to the examples given below:
Supplementary materials such as raw data sets, spread sheets, videos, among others, may be submitted along with the manuscript, when these materials are not suitable for inclusion in the manuscript and provide relevant additional information.
Manuscripts are submitted at the following website:
The manuscript must be submitted as a .doc file, and all figures must be submitted as .jpg files within one single compressed .zip folder. Supplementary materials must be included in the same compressed folder as the figure files.
A cover letter must be typed or copied directly within the correspondent box. In the cover letter, authors must state that: (i) the manuscript is not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere, (ii) that all coauthors merit coauthorship, and that they all agree with the contents of the manuscript and with the order they are listed as coauthors. The cover letter should also describe the relevance, originality and scientific contribution of the manuscript.
Authors must agree with the transfer of the copyright to the BJVP.
Brazilian authors will be charged R$ 120,00 per accepted article (original full papers, short communications, case reports).
Submissions from outside Brazil will be charged 50 American dollars per accepted article.
Corresponding authors that are ABPV members in good stand are free of publication charges. ABPV membership application details can be viewed at www.abpv.vet.br