The Brazilian Journal of Biometrics (BJB) is an international journal published quarterly by the Publisher of the Federal University of Lavras, Brazil. BJB is the official journal of the Brazilian Region of the International Biometric Society. The general objective of the journal is to publish original research papers that explore, promote, and extend statistical, mathematical and data science methods in applied biological sciences.

BJB is a peer-reviewed journal aimed at both statisticians, data scientists, and scientists who use statistical methods in different branches of biology, including agriculture, animal sciences, ecology, forest, food science, genetics and plant breeding, livestock, medicine, public health, soil science, veterinary science and, wood science to name but a few. The BJB has neither article submission nor article processing charges.

The Brazilian Journal of Biometrics was founded in 1983 at São Paulo State University (UNESP) Campus Jaboticabal under the name of Revista de Matemática e Estatística (Journal of Mathematics and Statistics; ISSN: 0102-0811), with annual periodicity until 2002, with 20 issues in 20 years. In 2003, aiming at a faster circulation of articles, it became a quarterly publication.

Between 1983 and 2004, the journal was published in print only (ISSN: 0102-0811), and in 2005 it became an electronic journal (ISSN: 1980-4245). In 2007, the journal changed the name to Revista Brasileira de Biometria (Biometric Brazilian Journal; ISSN: 1983-0823) to meet a growing demand for the development and application of statistical methods in the field of biological sciences.

At the beginning of 2016, the journal’s headquarters moved from the São Paulo State University (UNESP), Campus Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil, to the Department of Statistics, at the Federal University of Lavras, MG, Brazil. At this time, the Journal began a new phase in its history with a new submission system, monitoring, and publication of articles using the Open Journal Systems.

In 2021, the Journal became the official Journal of the Brazilian Region of the International Biometric Society, representing the third Era of the Journal. Specific rules and duties were created for the editorial board members, and a plan for marketing and internationalization was set up. In March 2022, the name of the Journal became Brazilian Journal of Biometrics (ISSN: 2764-5290), and after 2022 only accepts submissions written in English.

From 1983 to 2015, the journal was financially supported by UNESP through its Central Coordination for Graduate Education as regards its editorial production, printing, and distribution. Since 2016, the Federal University of Lavras has partially financed the Journal. In 2021, a large part of the financial support for the Brazilian Journal of Biometrics came from the Brazilian Region of the International Biometric Society.

For forty years, the Brazilian Journal of Biometrics has been published without interruption, without charging any fees to authors and readers, thanks to the voluntary work of its Editors, Associate Editors, and Reviewers.

In particular, we acknowledge the contribution of the Editors-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Biometrics: Euclides Braga Malheiros (1983 – 2015), João Domingos Scalon (2016-2020), and Tales Fernandes (since 2021) for keeping the Journal alive and always very active.