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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in pdf, LibreOffice, Microsoft Word, or Latex document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Please, use templates available!
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the author guidelines which is found below.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

The  REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE BIOMETRIA / BIOMETRIC BRAZILIAN JOURNAL publishes articles, preferably, in the form of original research articles and, occasionally, in the form of reviews, communications and translations.

Manuscripts must be original contributions and must be submitted exclusively to the journal, in electronic form, via OJS Web interface http://www.biometria.ufla.br.


Papers should be written in English (preferably) or Portuguese. Some specification are: Font: Times New Roman; Spacing: Single; Paper size: Letter (21.59 x 27.94 cm); Margins: 4.4 cm (left, right, botton and top). 

Manuscripts longer than 30 pages are unlikely to be accepted to be published.

We strong recommend follow the templates (.docx or .tex). To download click in Templates English or Templates Portuguese.


The article must be structured in the following sections: title, author(s), abstract, keywords, introduction, development, acknowledgements, and references. Please ensure that your manuscript is paginated, as this will help both editors and reviewers to process it promptly.

Title: It should be concise and informative and avoid abbreviations, acronyms and formulae where possible.

Author(s): It should be written in full and only the last name in capitals. Scientific affiliation of author(s) should be indicated in a footnote (Department, University, Postal Code, City, State, Country, E-mail Address);

Abstract: It should indicate the content of the paper, and should provide the main conclusions. It should not exceed 200 words. References should be avoided.

Keywords: The authors must provide a maximum of 7 keywords, separated by semicolons, which appropriately represent the contents of the paper. They should not repeat words that are already in the title.

Introduction: It should contain a critical assessment of the literature relevant to the problem at hand. It must state clearly the objectives of the study. This section may not be subdivided.

Development: Immediately following the introduction (numbered 1) develop your article by dividing it into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. You must use this numbering for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Acknowledgements: List here those individuals (if any) who provided help during the research (e.g., sponsors, technical assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

References: All references to other papers, books, etc., must be given at the end of the paper. They should not be numbered but should be listed in alphabetical order of the first authors´ surname. Abbreviations of the periodical titles should be avoided. If abbreviations are applied the titles of periodicals must be abbreviated according to Biological Abstracts, Index Medicus and Current Contents. Citation of papers published in congress, conferences and similar proceedings should be avoided. Examples of references for a book, book chapter, paper in a journal, thesis and, a report on the web  are presented bellow:

MOOD, A. M.; GRAYBILL, F. A.; BOES, D. C. Introduction to the theory of statistics. 3.ed. New York: Mcgraw-Hill, 1974.

ARNOLD, B. C. Multivariate logistic distributions. In: BALAKRISHNAN, N. (Ed.). Handbook of the logistic distribution. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1992. p. 237-261. (Statistics, textbook and monograph, 123).

GABRIEL, K. R. The biplot graphic display of matrices with application to principal component analysis. Biometrika, v.58, n.3, p.453-467, 1971.

WERNICK, E. A geologia da região de Amparo, leste do estado de São Paulo. 1967. 235f. Dissertation (Doctoral Degree in Geology) – Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Rio Claro, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, 1967.

BRITISH RED CROSS (2008). Open gardens. Available at: http://www.redcross.org.uk/index.asp?id=39992 (Accessed: 17 June 2008).

You must remember to be very careful about online sources. As you know, it is possible to put something on the internet in a personal right, so it is best to stick to academic or reputable sources for all your assignments.

Citation in text: (a) You must ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). (b) Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. (c) In the text, authors´ surnames only should be given, followed by the year of publication (for three or more authors, only the first surname should be given, followed by et al.; the abbreviations ibid., op. cit. and loc. Cit. are not used). (d) Citations can be direct (textual transcription of the consulted work) or indirect (information based on the work consulted). In direct citations, the transcribed text must be distinguished (in italics or with quotation marks), followed by the citation, which must be in parentheses containing the author's surname in separated by a comma from the publication date. Ex.: “In many environmental examples where spatial correlation is considered, Euclidean distance is the natural metric that is used.” (HAGGARTY et al., 2015). In indirect citations, the text may precede or follow the citation, which should include the author's surname followed by the publication date. Ex.: It is widely know that misclassification can lead to severe bias as well as reduced statistical efficiency (BARRON, 1977). Ex.: Witten and Tibshirani (2010) proposed an approach to sparse clustering for multivariate data. (e) Whenever page specification is necessary, it must follow the date separated by a comma and preceded by p. Ex.: Mumford (1949, p. 513). (f) Later citations of various works must be separated by semicolon. Ex.: (BRESLOW, 1974; BOX, 1974a; BOX, 1974b; REISS et al., 2010). (g) Starting with citation of various works, they must be separated by comma. Ex.: Breslow (1974), Ferraty and Vieu (2006) and Reiss et al. (2010).


Notes: They must be reduced to a minimum number and placed in a footnote. Remission to the footnote must be accomplished by means of special superscript characters.

Tables: They must be consecutively numbered by Arabic numbers and headed by a title. The title must be preceded by the word Table. Place any table notes below the table body. Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the article. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

Figures: They must be consecutively numbered by Arabic numbers. The title must be preceded by the word Figure and placed bellow the figure. Please submit figures as images with a good resolution. Tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the article, Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Figures and their legends must be clearly readable.

Equations: Equation numbering, whenever necessary, must be sequential and in Arabic numbers aligned on the right. Its components must be in italics, except for numbers and functions.

Measurement units and symbols: These elements must be restricted to those conventionally used or sanctioned by usage. SI units should be used throughout. Unusual units must be clearly defined in the text.

Appendices: They should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

To guarantee an anonymous peer review process for articles, do not insert author names in the manuscript file. Please remove any authorship identification from the files before submission.

Authors are fully responsible for data and concepts provided in the text as well as for the accuracy of references. Manuscripts that are non-compliant with these guidelines will be returned to their authors or adaptations will be requested as indicated in a personal letter.