The Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology (ISSN 2318-1265) is the official journal of the Center for Applied Animal Biometeorology (Brazil) currently published by Malque Publishing. Our journal is open-access and published quarterly, where the published articles are inserted into areas of animal behaviour, animal biometeorology, animal welfare, and ambience: farm animals (mammals, birds, fish, and bees), wildlife (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians), pets, animals in zoos and invertebrate animals. The publication is exclusively digital and articles are freely available to the international community.
Manuscript submission implies that the data are unpublished and have not been submitted for publication in other journals. JABB publishes original articles in the form of Original Articles, Short Communications, and Reviews. Original Articles arising from research work should be well-grounded in theory and execution should follow the scientific methodology and justification for its objectives; Short Communications should provide sufficient results for a publication in accordance with the Research Article; Reviews should involve the relevant scientific literature on the subject.
JABB publishes articles in English only. All articles should be written strictly adopting all the rules of spelling and grammar. Articles are published under the Creative Commons license.
Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Source: based on Elsevier recommendations.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Focus and Scope
Average number of weeks it takes for an manuscripts to go through the review process in the Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology. The review process is divided into two phases:
1. From manuscript submission to the first editorial decision on the manuscript.
2. From manuscript submission to the final editorial decision.
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Ethics Statement on the Animals Used in Experiments
Articles submitted for possible publication in JABB must respect the animal welfare during research. International, national and/or institutional guidelines for animal care and use should be followed by the authors. Studies must be approved by a research ethics committee at the institution. Please provide the ethics committee name and the authorization number. In the manuscript, the Material and Methods section should start with the following statement:
"Animal care and handling procedures followed the guidelines of the Ethics Committee on the Use of Animals in Experiments. (Include committee name e authorization number)"
All authors should disclose any personal and/or financial relationships with other people or organizations that may improperly influence their paper. A conflict of interest statement should be provided in the manuscript file immediately prior to the References section. If there is no interest to declare, put it as follows: "We confirm that we have no conflicts of interest."
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