Abstract submission




poster oral



1. Inscription in the Symposium allows author to send up three abstracts. The person may participate in other abstracts as coauthor. You can present as author or coauthor.

2. The Scientific Committee understands that authors are responsible for the contents of the texts and that all authors agree with the content.

3. The presentation of the abstract and publication in the Annals are conditional upon payment of the registration fee.

4. In partnership with Scientia Agricola Journal abstracts will be selected according to scientific merit. The selection of the abstract does not guarantee the publication. The steps for publication in Scientia Agricola will be:

a. Abstract selection by Scientific Committee;

b. Authors acceptance for writing the article in according to the journal's rules;

c. Sending the article by electronic journal system;

d. Acceptance by the Editorial Board of the Journal and sending to the ad-hoc reviewers;

e. Editor approves the article;

f. Payment of the Journal publication fee by the authors;

g. Publication of the article.

Papers accepted for publication must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Scientia Agricola is indexed to Current Contents® / Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®, CAB Abstracts, SciELO, AGRIS, AGROBASE, Chemical Abstracts, INIS and Tropag & Rural.



The official language of the SIGERA proceedings will be Portuguese but papers in English will be also accepted.

1. Manuscript Style

a. The International Units System must be used in all manuscripts;

b. Define all abbreviations at their first mention in the text and again in the tables and figures. Once an abbreviation is used, it should be used throughout the entire text, except at the beginning of a sentence.

c. Both the active ingredient and chemical name must be given when first mentioned;

d. Identify soils using the USDA soil taxonomy http://soils.usda.gov/technical/classification/osd/index.html) up to the second level (suborder) or if possible up to the fourth level (subgroup). FAO classification may be used up to the second level. Free translations of soil classifications or names are not allowed;

e. Spell out numbers one through nine;

f. Percentages must be expressed as whole numbers, e.g.: 35% rather than 35.4%; 48% rather than 47.5%; 79% rather than 78.9%.

g. Denote and interrelate units as positive or negative powers, not with slashes, e.g.: kg ha-1, not kg/ha;

h. Leave a single space between units, e.g.: g L-1, not g.L -1, or gL -1;

i. Use the 24-h time system, with four digits for hours and minutes: 09h00;

j. Dates should be written with the day first, then the month, and the year last: 18 Mar 2000; 01 Feb 1987.

2. Content

Manuscripts should be organized as one file containing the main document. MS Word for Windows should be used, with 11-point Times New Roman, 2.0-cm margins, and simple spacing (1.0).

We recommend using the file "Template_Sigera_2017" for writing the Abstract.

Organize the main document in the following order:

a. Title - Must be accurate and informative, covering a maximum of two lines.

b. Author name(s), full postal and e-mail addresses for each author. See Template

c. Abstract - No more than 250 words.

d. Keywords - Should be registered until 3 keywords (in alphabetical order).

e. Introduction - Presenting the justification and importance of the subject, highlighting the problem that was researched. At the end of the section presenting the aims of the study.

f. Material and Methods - A brief description of the methods/techniques used (the principles of these methods should not be described if readers can be directed to easily accessible references or standard texts).

g. Results and Discussion - Presenting the experimental results, highlighting trends or points of interest.

h. Conclusions - Do not use this item to summarize the results. Highlight the progress and applications that study provided. If appropriate, suggest future studies.

i. Acknowledgements - This topic is optional.

j. References

  • Should be listed alphabetically.

  • Use surname of author and year of publication: Jones (2002) or (Jones, 2002).

  • Insert initials only if there are two different authors with the same surname and same year of publication.

  • Two or more years in parentheses following an author's name are cited in ascending order of year, and two or more references published in the same year by the same author are differentiated by letters a, b, c, etc. For example: Brown (1999, 2002, 2003a, b).

  • Different references cited together should be in date order, for example: (Smith, 1959; Thomson and Jones, 1992; Green, 1999).

  • The abbreviation "et al." should be used in the text when there are more than two co-authors.

Journal reference

Zeng R. J., Lemaire R., Yuan Z. and Keller J. 2004. A novel wastewater treatment process: simultaneous nitrification, denitrification and phosphorus removal. Water Science and Technology, 50, 163-170.

(i) article in compilation; (ii) multi-author work; (iii) standard reference; (iv) report; (v) thesis

(i) McInerney M. J. 1999. Anaerobic metabolism and its regulation. In: Biotechnology, J. Winter (ed.), 2edn, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, pp. 455-478.

(ii) Henze M., Harremoës P., LaCour Jansen J. and Arvin E. 1995. Wastewater Treatment: Biological and Chemical Processes. Springer, Heidelberg.

(iii) Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater. 1998. 20th edn, American Public Health Association/American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation, Washington DC, USA.

(iv) Sobsey M. D. and Pfaender F. K. 2002. Evaluation of the H2S method for Detection of Fecal Contamination of Drinking Water, Report WHO/SDE/WSH/02.08, Water Sanitation and Health Programme, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.

(v) Bell J. 2002. Treatment of Dye Wastewaters in the Anaerobic Baffled Reactor and Characterisation of the Associated Microbial Populations. PhD thesis, Pollution Research Group, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Online references: these should specify the full URL for the reference and give the date on which it was consulted. Please check again to confirm that the work you are citing is still accessible:

Alcock S. J. and Branston L. 2000. SENSPOL: Sensors for Monitoring Water Pollution from Contaminated Land, Landfills and Sediment. http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/biotech/senspol/ (accessed July 2005)

3. Figures and Tables

  • Should be included in black ink on white background and at the end of the paper (after the References);

  • May be included up to three graphic elements (figures and/or tables);

  • Should be numbered sequentially in Arabic numbers, making the reference in the text;

  • Tables pasted as figures will not be accepted.


  • Abstracts should be sent by electronic page (http://sigera2017.sbera.org.br/br/node/49) by clicking on the "Abstracts Submission".

  • It is essential that the main author fill in with the names of all coauthors, including e-mails.

  • The deadline for submissions is December 16 2016.

  • Each abstract will be reviewed by two reviewers.

  • All works from the same author will be assessed by the same reviewers.

  • Verdict of the Scientific Committee will be APPROVED or DISAPPROVED. The approved abstracts will have the indication for Oral or Poster presentation.

  • Scientific Committee will be responsible for minor corrections with or without contact with the authors.

  • Subdivided work will be rejected, unless they contain a set of variables to do the proper discussion of the results.

  • Committee will not accept: literature review; content and data already published, and abstracts in disagreement with Symposium rules.

  • Situations not covered by these items will be judged by the Scientific Committee. It has the prerogative to solve exceptions.