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Author Guidelines

Instructions to Authors

 

The Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia will accept original contributions related to any aspect of the biology of birds, with emphasis on the documentation, analysis, and interpretation of field and laboratory studies, presentation of new methodologies, theories or reviews of ideas or previously known information. Studies using animals in captivity, zoos or rehabilitation centers should have a clear focus on applicability to wild birds; otherwise will be rejected without review. The Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia is interested in publishing ornithological studies on behavior, behavioral ecology, biogeography, breeding biology, community ecology, conservation biology, distribution, evolution and genetics, landscape ecology, methods and statistics, migration, nomenclature, paleontology, parasites and disease, phylogeography, physiology, population biology, systematics, and taxonomy. Significant range extensions and novel geopolitical (e.g. first country) records of vagrants are also welcome, but not mere lists of the avifauna of a specific locality, nor limited extensions in distribution. Monographs may be considered for publication upon consultation with the editor. Research papers are usually over 3000 words, including Abstract and References), with over 3 figures and/or tables. Short-communications (lower than 3000 words and up to 3 figures and/or tables) are also acceptable. We encourage submissions of thorough Review Papers, on methods or on a particular theoretical subject, which will receive priority during the review process. Obituaries and Book Reviews are also acceptable.

 

Manuscripts submitted to the Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia must not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication, in whole or in part, in another journal or book. Manuscripts may be written only in American English and must be typed in Microsoft Word, using Times New Roman 12, spacing 1.5 and left justified, throughout the MS, including references and tables. Authors for whom English is not their native language are strongly recommended to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Two of these independent suppliers of editing services in Brazil can be found through maryandriani@yahoo.com or the web site www.idstudio.art.br. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

 

Scientific names must be shown in italic, and authors are encouraged to follow the latest systematic sequence, spelling and taxon authors of the Brazilian (Piacentini et al. 2015. Rev. Bras. Ornitol. 23: 91–298) or South American (www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html) bird lists, when pertinent and at their discretion. When using one of each of those sources, please be explicit about which one is being used, following it consistently throughout the manuscript. Common names should also follow those recommended by Brazilian or South American lists). Common names should be capitalized (e.g., Kaempfer's Woodpecker, Common Tern).

 

Submission

Originals must be submitted by the online submission system at http://www.museu-goeldi.br/rbo and as a single Microsoft Word file (tables and figures must be at the end of the manuscript). Upon manuscript acceptance, high quality image files (extensions JPG, TIF, PSD, PDF, AI, EPS, WMF or XLS; minimum resolution of 300 dpi) of the original figures will be requested. The title must be concise and clearly define the topic of the manuscript. Generic expressions such as “contribution to the knowledge...” or “notes on...” must be avoided. The name of each author must be written in full, followed by the full mailing address, identified by superscript numerals, and author for correspondence, in the case of multiple authors.

 

The parts of the Research papers must be organized as follows:

Title of the manuscript and author names, in lowercase – not capitals – and in bold, followed by addresses of all authors. Titles longer than 100 characters with spaces should be accompanied by a running-head, or short title, no longer than 100 characters in total, also provided in the first page of the manuscript.

ABSTRACT/KEY-WORDS (with title and up to 300 words; five to eight key-words related to the main topics of the manuscript and not already mentioned in the title must be provided in alphabetical order and separated by comma). For short communications an abstract of up to 150 words is required, in addition to key-words.

INTRODUCTION (starting on a new page).

METHODS (this and subsequent parts continue without page breaks).

RESULTS (only the results, succinctly).

DISCUSSION (avoid repetition of results and speculations, keeping Discussion as short as possible).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

REFERENCES (check and follow format carefully).

Tables

Figure Legends

Figures

 

For Short communications, only the subheadings ABSTRACT, KEY-WORDS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, and REFERENCES are required.

 

Each Table should be on a separate page, numbered in Arabic numerals, with its own heading.

 

Figure legends, occupying one or more pages following the tables, should be numbered successively, also in Arabic numerals. Figures will follow, one to each page, and clearly numbered in agreement with the legends. Figures should be pooled as composition (Fig. 1A, B, C) always as possible.

 

As necessary, subsections may be identified and labeled as such, lower case, in bold, central. If another subheading is necessary, please use in italics, left-justified. All pages should be numbered.

 

The following abbreviations should be used: h (hour), min (minute), s (second), km (kilometer), m (meter), cm (centimeter), mm (millimeter), ha (hectare), kg (kilogram), g (gram), mg (milligram), all of them in lowercase (not capitals) and with no “periods” (“.”). Use the following statistical notations: P, n, t, r, F, G, U, df (degrees of freedom), χ2, ns (non-significant), CV (coefficient of variation), SD (standard deviation), SE (standard error). With the exception of temperature and percentage symbols (e.g., 15°C, 45%), leave a space between the number and the unit or symbol (e.g., n = 12, P < 0.05, 25 min), also in figures and tables.

 

Latin words or expressions should be written in italics (e.g., i.e., c., et al., in vitro, in vivo, sensu, a priori). The same rule applies to words in a language distinct from the manuscript language, i.e., English, but does not apply to references, which follow distinct format rules, as indicated below. Numbers one to ten should be written out, unless a measurement (e.g., four birds, 6 mm, 2 min); from 11 onwards use numbers.

 

Author citations in the text must follow the pattern: (Pinto 1964) or Pinto (1964); two publications of the same author must be cited as (Sick 1985, 1993) or (Ribeiro 1920a, b); Two authors are cited in text with “&” (e.g. Aleixo & Pacheco 2006). Three or more authors must be presented as the first author followed by et al. (e.g. Aleixo et al. 2013). Avoid multiple citations in text, such as more than 3 references to support an idea or information. Multiple references should be listed in chronological order (e.g. Sick 1997; Narosky & Yzurieta 2003; BirdLife International 2015).Unpublished information by third parties must be credited to the source by citing the initials and the last name of the informer followed by the appropriate abbreviation of the form of communication: (H. Sick, pers. comm.) or V. Loskot (in litt.); unpublished observations by the authors can be indicated by the abbreviation: (pers. obs.); when only one of the authors deserves credit for the unpublished observation or another aspect cited or pointed out in the text, this must be indicated by the name initials: “... in 1989 A.S. returned to the area...”. Unpublished manuscripts (e.g., technical reports, Undergraduate Monographs, M.Sc. Dissertations and Doctoral Thesis) and meeting abstracts should be cited only exceptionally, in cases they are absolutely essential and no alternative source exists. The reference list must include all and only the cited publications (titles written in full, not abbreviated), in alphabetical order by the authors' last name:

 

Articles

Fargione J., Hill J., Tilman, D., Polasky S. & Hawthornez P. 2008. Land clearing and the biofuel carbon debt. Science 319: 1235–1238.

Santos M.P.D. & Vasconcelos M.F. 2007. Range extension for Kaempfer's Woodpecker Celeus obrieni in Brazil, with the first male specimen. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 127: 249–252.

Worthington A.H. 1989. Adaptations for avian frugivory: assimilation efficiency and gut transit time of Manacus vitellinus and Pipra mentalis. Oecologia 80: 381–389.

 

Books and Monographs

Sick H. 1985. Ornitologia brasileira, uma introdução, v. 1. Brasilia: Editora Universidade de Brasilia.

 

Book Chapters

Thiollay J.M. 1994. Family Accipitridae (hawks and eagles), p. 52–205. In: del Hoyo J., Elliott A. & Sargatal J. (eds.). Handbook of birds of the world, v. 2 (New World vultures to guineafowl). Barcelona: Lynx Editions.

 

Theses and Dissertations

Novaes F.C. 1970. Estudo ecológico das aves em uma área de vegetação secundária no Baixo Amazonas, Estado do Pará. Ph.D. Thesis. Rio Claro: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras de Rio Claro.

Cavalcanti L.M.P. 2014. Sazonalidade na estação reprodutiva de aves de uma área de Caatinga e sua relação com a precipitação. Bachelor's Monograph. Mossoró: Universidade Federal Rural do Semiárido.

 

Web-based References

IUCN. 1987. A posição da IUCN sobre a migração de organismos vivos: introduções, reintroduções e reforços. http://iucn.org/themes/ssc/pubs/policy/index.htm (access on 25 August 2005).

Dornas T. 2009a. [XC95575, Celeus obrieni]. http://www.xeno-canto.org/95575 (access on 25 February 2012).

Pinheiro R.T. 2009. [WA589090, Celeus obrieni Short, 1973]. http://www.wikiaves.com/589090 (access on 05 March 2012).

 

Footnotes will not be accepted in the text, but should be used in exceptional cases, or in tables.

 

Illustrations and tables. The illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphics and maps), which will be called figures, must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited and will be inserted into the text. Upon manuscript acceptance, high quality image files (extensions JPG, TIF, PSD, CDR, AI, EPS, WMF or XLS; minimum resolution of 300 dpi) of the original figures will be requested. Tables and figures will receive independent numbering. In the text, mentioning figures and tables must follow the pattern: “(Fig. 2)” or “... in Fig. 2.” Table headings must provide a complete title, and be self-explanatory, without needing to refer to the text. All figure legends must be grouped in numerical order on a separate sheet from the figures.

 

Authors are invited to check recent issues published by Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia, for style and format.

 

 

TEXTO APRA O QUADRO AO FINAL DAS ISNTRUÇÕES

 

All materials must be submitted through the Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia web site: www.museu-goeldi.br/rbo

 

Only submissions through the web site will be considered. A letter of submission must accompany the manuscript. Notification of receipt of the submission will be sent automatically to the corresponding author. Please follow instructions strictly for preparation of manuscripts, otherwise they will be rejected without revision. Once the manuscript is finally accepted and a final version consolidated, PDF proofs will be sent by email to the corresponding author for revision. The correction of the final version sent for publication is entirely the authors' responsibility. The first author of each published paper will receive via e-mail, free of charge, a PDF file of the published paper. In the case of doubts as to the rules of format, please contact the editor prior to submission:

 

Leandro Bugoni

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG

Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Caixa Postal 474, CEP 96203-900, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil.

Phone: (55) 53 3293 5059

E-mail: editoriarbo@gmail.com

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Manuscripts submitted to the Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia must not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication, in whole or in part, in another journal or book. Manuscripts may be written only in American English and must be typed in Microsoft Word, using Times New Roman 12, spacing 1.5 and left justified, throughout the MS, including references and tables. Authors for whom English is not their native language are strongly recommended to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Two of these independent suppliers of editing services in Brazil can be found through maryandriani@yahoo.com or the web site www.idstudio.art.br. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication. 

  2. Scientific names must be shown in italic, and authors are encouraged to follow the latest systematic sequence, spelling and taxon authors of the Brazilian (Piacentini et al. 2015. Rev. Bras. Ornitol. 23: 91–298) or South American (www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html) bird lists, when pertinent and at their discretion. When using one of each of those sources, please be explicit about which one is being used, following it consistently throughout the manuscript. Common names should also follow those recommended by Brazilian or South American lists). Common names should be capitalized (e.g., Kaempfer's Woodpecker, Common Tern). 

  3. T

    Originals must be submitted by the online submission system at http://www.museu-goeldi.br/rbo and as a single Microsoft Word file (tables and figures must be at the end of the manuscript). Upon manuscript acceptance, high quality image files (extensions JPG, TIF, PSD, PDF, AI, EPS, WMF or XLS; minimum resolution of 300 dpi) of the original figures will be requested. The title must be concise and clearly define the topic of the manuscript. Generic expressions such as “contribution to the knowledge...” or “notes on...” must be avoided. The name of each author must be written in full, followed by the full mailing address, identified by superscript numerals, and author for correspondence, in the case of multiple authors. 

     

    figures and tables are placed within the text, not at the end of the document as attachments.

  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
 

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License that allows the sharing of work and recognition of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are able to take on additional contracts separately for non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (eg, in institutional repository or publish as a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (eg, in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as increase the impact and citation of published work

 


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