REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE BIOMETRIA
BIOMETRIC BRAZILIAN JOURNAL
The BIOMETRIC BRAZILIAN JOURNAL (Former Title: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (ISSN – 0102-0811)) publishes scientific articles by national and international authors preferably in the form of original research articles and, occasionally, in the form of reviews, communications and translations which can somehow expand or evaluate applied or educational theoretical aspects in the various fields of Statistics and Mathematics, with emphasis in Biological areas.
From 1983 to 2002 the Journal maintained annual periodicity without any interruption (20 years - 20 volumes) or publication delays. In 2003, aiming at a faster circulation of articles, it became a four-monthly publication. From 1983 to 2004, all its issues were printed and distributed, by a donation or exchange, to 338 teaching and research institutions, of which 229 were national and 109 international. In 2005, the electronic edition of the Journal was inaugurated. The periodical is financially supported by UNESP through its Central Coordination for Graduate Education as regards its editorial production, printing and distribution.
The Journal's main features are:
Periodicity: From 1983 to 2002, the Journal maintained annual periodicity. In 2003, aiming at a faster circulation of articles, it adopted four-monthly periodicity. In 2007, it adopted three-monthly periodicity.
Publication format: From 1983 to 2005, the issues were published in the form of a printed periodical, and, in 2005, it also began to be published in the form of an electronic journal.
Article types: The Journal publishes articles by national and international authors, preferably in the form of original scientific articles and, occasionally, in the form of notes, reviews and translations which can somehow develop, extend or evaluate applied or educational theoretical aspects in the various fields of Mathematics and Statistics. Although other forms of publication are possible, almost all the published articles are Original Scientific Papers .
Indexation: The Journal is indexed by various databases of interest in the fields of Mathematics and Statistics, namely: AGRIS; Agrobase; Current Index Statistics; Current Mathematical Publications; Mathematical Abstracts; Mathematical Reviews; MathSci (American Mathematical Society); Periódica: Unam-México; Statistical Theory and Methods Abstracts; ZMATH (Zentralblatt Math Database).
The Journal is presently striving for further indexation.
Language of publication: The Journal presently publishes articles in Portuguese and English. Abstracts and keywords must be in both languages; nevertheless, its goal is to publish all articles in English .
Journal's range: The Journal achieves an international range, which can be confirmed through the publication of articles by international authors and the research institutions which have shown interest in it.
Advisory board: The Advisory Board comprises researchers of renowned value in the fields of Mathematics and Statistics who are nationally and internationally affiliated. The members of the Advisory Board are presented in site of the Journal.
Editorial board: The Editorial Board comprises researchers of renowned value in the fields of Mathematics and Statistics who are nationally affiliated. The members of the Editorial Board are presented in site of the Journal.
Body of reviewers: The Journal counts on a team of approximately 100 registered reviewers whose reviews are requested according to the specificity of each manuscript and, in specific cases, other reviewers are requested.
Review procedure: Each manuscript is assessed by two Brazilian or foreign reviewers qualified at doctoral level. If a manuscript is approved of as regards its merit, it is then recommended for publication. When disapproved by both reviewers, the manuscript is rejected. In case one unfavourable review is presented, it is then sent to a third reviewer. Whenever a manuscript is recommended for publication, it is then edited according to the Journal's publication guidelines and submitted to language revision by Portuguese and English language specialists as well as to reference and citation revision by a librarian. Every article is returned to its author(s) for one or two further revisions.