Guidelines and Policies
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Authors should type in the "Comments to the Editor" a cover letter presenting the manuscript and explaining the main contribution to the Citriculture. The letter should indicate that the manuscript was not submitted for publication elsewhere.
The manuscript should be written in a program compatible with the Windows system and to be submitted electronically to http://citrus.iac.sp.gov.br/. The text should be written in A4 size (210 x 297 mm), double-spaced with 3-cm margins, Times New Roman font, size 12, with lines and pages showing continuous numeration. The full title should be in bold and only the first letter of each word in capital.
The International System of Units (IS) is the system for expressing units.
Names of cultivars or varieties in the text should not use quotation marks (for example: Pera sweet orange). Italicize the generic name and the specific epithet, but not the authority (example: Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck). The full scientific name of a species along with its authority should be written in the first citation, then abbreviated in the rest of the text (example: C. sinensis).
Table: are to be numbered using Arabic numerals and always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. All tables should be provided as separate files and clearly identified. Abbreviation on text should be defined. Tables must avoid vertical lines and double lines and should restrict the use of horizontal lines to its end as well as to separate its top from the rest of the data. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Figure: should be identified, with clear and objective legends, and listed and provided as files separately. The figure should be indicated in the text and presented in the end of the manuscript. If the manuscript is approved for publication the author will be requested to provide the figures with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, in TIF or JPEG format.
Types of manuscript
1. ARTICLE: it should be limited to a maximum of 25 pages, including references, tables and figures, and contain: A) Title (clear and concise), B) Full name of the author(s), affiliation, and indication of the author for correspondence, with address (including e-mail); C) Abstract (should never exceed 250 words and includes brief introduction, goals, most relevants results and conclusions), D) Terms for indexation (maximum five words that reflect the article however should not be in the title), E) Introduction, F) Materials and Methods, G) Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion), H) Acknowledgements (optional), and I) References.
2. NOTE: It is a concise but complete description of a limited investigation that is intended for presentation of recent information on citrus research that is considered relevant for rapid announcement. It should not exceed 10 pages, including references, tables and figures. A) Title, B) Full name of the author(s), affiliation, and indication of the author for correspondence, with address (including e-mail), C) Abstract (should never exceed 250 words), D) Terms for indexation (maximum five words that reflect the article however should not be in the title), E) The text should contain the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings, F) Acknowledgements (optional), and, G) References.
3. REVIEW: Review articles are overviews to provide substantial coverage of specific, relevant subjects within the scope of Citrus R&T, which may include material already published. It should not exceed 25 pages, including references. The manuscript should contain: A) Title, B) Full name of the author(s), affiliation, and indication of the author for correspondence, with address (including e-mail), C) Abstract (should never exceed 250 words), D) Terms for indexation (maximum five words that reflect the article however should not be in the title), E) Text: the review should contain the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings, F) Acknowledgements (optional), and G) References. Tables and figures are optional.
Following the last name(s) of the author(s), only the first letter in capital, give the year of publication [example: Figueiredo (2005)]. If the reference has more than two authors, use “et al.” (not italic) to indicate additional authors, comma and year of publication (example: Figueiredo et al., 2011). If there are only two authors, use “&” between names [example: Mattos Jr & Laranjeira (2013)]. If more than one article is published by the same author(s) in the same year, use letters after the year of publication to differentiate them [example: Figueiredo et al. (2011a)]. For more than one citation in the text, authors should be separataed by “;” (example: Figueiredo et al., 2011; Mattos Jr & Laranjeira, 2007).
Personal communication must be placed in the footnote and should indicate the source and date (month/year) of information.
The list of references cited should be alphabetically (surname of the first author) chronologically sorted, as follows:
Hippler FWR, Cipriano DO, Boaretto RM, Quaggio JA, Gaziola SA, Azevedo RA, Mattos Junior. D (2016) Citrus rootstocks regulate the nutritional status and antioxidant system of trees under copper stress. Environmental and Experimental Botany 130(10): 42-52.
Books and bulletins:
Mattos Junior D, De Negri JD, Pio RM, Pompeu Jr J (2005) Citros. Campinas: Instituto Agronômico e Fundag, 929p.
Collaboration in collective publications:
Müller GW, Targon MLNP, Carvalho AS, Souza AA & Rodrigues JCV (2005) Doenças de citros causadas por vírus e viróides. In: Mattos Junior D, De Negri JD, Pio RM & Pompeu Junior J (Eds). Citros. Campinas: Instituto Agronômico e Fundag, p. 569.
Annals/Proceedings of Congresses:
Coletta-Filho HD, Peroni LA, Souza AA, Takita MA, Stach-Machado DR (2011) Development and reactivity of polyclonal antibodies based on OMP sequences of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. Proceedings of the IRCHLB, Orlando, FL, p.67.
Dissertation (Master) and Thesis (PhD):
Mattos Junior D (2000) Citrus response functions to N, P, and K fertilization and N uptake dynamics. PhD Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
FORMAT: Author(s). Title. Name of the journal, city, volume, issue, first and last pages, date. Available on: <http://webpage>. Accessed on: day month (abbreviaton). year.
Lamari L. Assess: Image analysis software for plant disease quantification. St. Paul: APS Press, 2002. 1 CD-ROM.
FUNDECITRUS – Fundo de Defesa da Citricultura. Citrus canker – survey data. Available on: <http://www.fundecitrus.com.br/Pagina/Default.aspx?IDPagina=106>. Accessed on: 5-out. 2012.
- Authors should refer to the recent Citrus Research & Technology number for text layout science, tables and figures.
- In the online submission of the manuscript, the names of the authors and co-authors must be inserted in the system in the same order in which they will appear in the final manuscript. He did not indicate authorship of the work without text of the manuscript that is sent to ad-hoc advisors.
- Failure to comply with the standards and formatting of the text will imply the return of the work.
FORWARDING OF PAPER
As serial submissions, on the Citrus Research & Technology home page on the online management system (http://citrus.iac.sp.gov.br/)
Available from 2010 (ex-Laranja ISSN 0102-1907)