Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL

Virus Reviews & Research is published by the Brazilian Society for Virology and accepts reviews, research papers and short communications dealing with all aspects of Virology and related fields. Authoritative and clinical reviews of the current state of knowledge are preferred, although important historical analyses might be accepted. Unevaluated compilations  of  the literature and annotated bibliographies do not fall within the scope of Virus Research. Authors of manuscripts of lectures delivered symposia and round tables are  encouraged to evaluate the possibility of using such material for preparations of a review, as stated below.

Manuscripts reach Virus Reviews & Research by one of three mechanisms. First, reviews  are solicited by the editors from leading investigators in Brazil and abroad. Second, unsolicited reviews may be submitted in completed form. Third, full research papers and short communications, including results of original research which contribute significantly to knowledge in Virology will be accepted. All reviews and papers submitted will be evaluated by ad-doc scientists before publication. Preference will be given to manuscripts that develop new concepts or experimental approaches and are not merely repositories of scientific data. Methodological papers shall be considered for publication, provided they describe new principles or a significant improvement of existing methods. Submission of manuscripts implies that the same work has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Suggestions of subjects for review are welcome by the Editors.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Reviews

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Mini-reviews

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Articles

Política padrão de seção

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Short Communication

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Research letters

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Case report

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Method papers

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Rickettsia

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Peer Review Process

All texts will be evaluated by reviewers whose opinions will be considered by the Editorial Review Board. If there is disagreement between reviewers, the decision as to whether to publish or not will be handed over to the Editorial Review Board, that may request a review by another or other reviewers before arriving at the final verdict.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Intellectual property:

Authors copyright and publishing rights

All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY. The authors retain copyright and publishing rights.

 

Creative Commons License All the content of the journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons License

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...