Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ecosistemas y Recursos Agropecuarios is an international journal published every four months in December, April and August. It publishes original and previously unpublished Scienti c Articles, Scienti c Notes and Review Articles, from researchers of any national or international educational institution or research center, in an electronic and printed open access format. The journal's aim is to create a space for discussion and dissemination of results and advances of original and unpublished research on the topics of Agronomic Sciences, Animal Science, Environmental Science, Wildlife, Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecology.

The journal is in the Emerging Source Citation Index (ESCI), SciELO Citation Index, Sistema de Clasi cación de Revistas Mexicanas de Ciencia y Tecnología, SciELO México, Latindex, Redalyc, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Ebsco, Actualidad Iberoamericana, Dialnet, Periódica, Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico, biblat, Open Science Directory, and CAPES, among others.

 

Section Policies

FORUM AND/OR LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

They are manuscripts related to critical analysis of books published in the last two years, remembrances of the scienti c work of renowned researchers, and comments on topics of interest and articles published in the journal. The maximum length is four pages, in free format. If citations are included in the text, they should be cited at the end of the manuscript according to the journal's Guide for Authors.

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SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE

FORMAT OF THE SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE

The original results of experimental investigations that are presented in the form of scientific articles must be of national or international signi cance and, above all, be supported by information obtained by veri able and valid scientific procedures.

Order --Structure the manuscript in the following order: running (short) title, main title in Spanish and English, author(s), abstract, key words, resumen, palabras clave,  introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments (optional) and literature cited. The maximum length of the manuscript is 25 letter-size pages, including Tables and Figures on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript.

Abstract-- The abstract should include the objective, methodology, outstanding results, main conclusion, limitations of the study or implications and originality, all in a single paragraph, with a maximum of 250 words.

Key words-- Place five words that are not contained in the title, in alphabetical order and separated by a comma.

Resumen y palabras clave: The content of these sections should be the same as the abstract and keywords in Spanish. The authors are responsible for the translation into English.

Introduction---This section must clearly and brie y specify why and for what the study was conducted. It must contain the background, the justi cation and the objectives of the work. That is, it must contain the scientific, technical, social or economic reasons for the study. Include relevant literature used for the study, preferably from the last ve years and published in scientific journals of recognized prestige. It is recommended to select references directly connected to the topic and avoid multiple citations (two or more citations) to support simple or widely known concepts.

Materials and Methods--- This section should indicate where, when and how the study was conducted (include the study area location, experimental design, evaluated variables, statistical analysis, etc.). The information in this section must be consistent with the study's objective. It must describe in a concise, clear and complete manner the materials and methodology used, in such a way that the study is reproducible by other researchers. It is necessary to include references that expand or detail the information of some method, especially when describing statistical or laboratory methods.

Results--- The results correspond to the information obtained and analyzed from the point of view of statistics, which are generally organized in the form of Tables and Figures. The textual description should focus on highlighting the relevant aspects of the results, and not on making a repetition in prose of the data presented in Tables and Figures.

Discussion--- This section constitutes the core part, as it is here where the results obtained from the study are interpreted, according to the objective. When the results di er from those obtained by other authors, the possible causes should be discussed, without falling into speculations that lack sustenance. In general, the author must take into account that it is not enough to present data but must explain them based on their relevance and compare them with relevant and current studies.

Conclusions--- Briefly and concisely state the specific contributions to the eld of knowledge, backed by the results obtained, all written in a paragraph. It is not acceptable to include suggestions for future studies in this section.

Acknowledgments--- They are optional. They are used to give credit to people and institutions that provided funding, advice or help during the study.

Literature Cited--- It is integrated in alphabetical and chronological order with all the literature cited in the text.

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SCIENTIFIC NOTE

For a Scientfic Note, important and novel preliminary results, modi cations of some experimental method or technique, statistical methodologies, or a description of new varieties, devices or eld or laboratory instruments are considered, preferably based on the results of recent research.

The Scientific Note must contain the following sections: running (short) title, main title in Spanish and English, author(s), resumen (maximum 150 words), palabras claves, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgments (optional) and literature cited. The conclusions are included in a paragraph at the end of the results and discussion section. The maximum length is 15 pages including Tables and Figures.

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REVIEW ARTICLE

The request for this type of manuscript is made by the journal's Editorial Committee to prominent professio- nals in the subject area addressed by the journal. It should preferably be written in English, and its maximum length is 35 pages. The sections of these contributions are: main title, running (short) title, resumen, palabras clave, abstract, keywords, introduction, development of the topic (with the necessary sections),conclusions and literature cited.

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts must be submitted through the journal's website http://era.ujat.mx , including a cover letter signed by the authors stating that the work is original, unpublished and that it is not in the process of being reviewed in another journal. Manuscripts are received in English or Spanish; in the case of articles written in English where the mother tongue of the authors is not English, a translation certificate from Oxford Science Editing, Proofreading services or American Journal Experts must be submitted. The review articles are requested by the Editorial Committee from leading specialists in the topics addressed in the journal, while the special issues are published at the discretion of the Editorial Committee. All manuscripts without exception are subject to editorial review and the peer review process through the double-blind system, by two or three specialists in the area. The authors can suggest reviewers of recognized prestige, which can be considered by the Editors in the review process.

When the research was conducted with animals, the approval of the corresponding body (in most cases, an Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee) must be obtained. The authors must include a statement in the Materials and Methods section detailing the complete information corresponding to the approval (including the name of the organization that granted it and the reference numbers). If no approval was obtained, the authors must include a statement explaining why it was not needed. Authors are encouraged to follow the ARRIVE (“Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments) guidelines developed by NC3Rs. In the case of sending manuscripts that include a list of collected or reviewed specimens, the access number and the name of the scientific collection or museum where they are deposited must be included. The establishment of new taxa and the scientific names cited must comply with international nomenclature codes.

 

Publicaron Frequency

Ecosistemas y Recursos Agropecuarios is an international journal published every four months in December, April and August.