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  SCIENTIA AGROPECUARIA publishes, as a priority, original research papers (complete or short communication), in the journal's priority areas, written in Spanish, English or Portuguese, provided that its quality is certified through peer review. It is also possible to publish review papers (exhaustive and meta-analysis), editorials and letters to the editor.

The content of the contributions is the sole responsibility of the authors, and in no case the journal or the entities for which the authors work. It is understood that the material sent to SCIENTIA AGROPECUARIA has not been published or sent to other dissemination bodies, whatever their type.

Original research

They are original works of culminated research, not previously published and aimed at a specialized audience. An original research paper must have a maximum length of 25 pages, including tables, figures and bibliography, in Times New Roman style 12 points and double-spaced. A short communication must have a maximum length of 12 pages, including tables, figures and bibliography, in the same format as a complete paper.


They are works with an extension of no more than 50 pages, including tables, figures and bibliography, in 12 point in the Times New Roman style and double spaced. Review papers must be previously conciliated with the Journal Editor by sending a title and abstract provisional to (with a copy to A review paper must contain a minimum of 50 primary bibliographic references.

Paper format

All articles sent to Scientia Agropecuaria must have a page with the following content:


Name and surname of the author or authors, indicating with an asterisk (*) the corresponding author

ORCID Id of each author: Mandatory include the ORCID ID of all authors. Authors who do not have this identifier must enter ORCID, create their ID and supply it with information (author data, affiliation, publications, projects, etc.). Authors who already have an ORCID ID must ensure that their ORCID area has the personal information previously indicated.

Institutional affiliation: indicate the institution to which the authors belong using numerical calls (1, 2, 3 ...) for each author, followed by the institutional address.

* Corresponding author: email (preferably institutional)

Abstract: contain a maximum of 200 words.

Keywords: between five and seven words each separated by semicolons.

Depending on the type of paper, what follows has some variations.

Original research or Short Communication

Introduction: it must contain four aspects (context of the problem, bibliographic background, contribution to knowledge and objective of the study).

Materials and methods: the procedures performed in the study are described (mentioning in the same description of the procedures, the main equipment and instruments used).

Results and discussion: as the results are shown, they are interpreted and analyzed, backed up by other previously published studies, or using some well-founded criteria.

Conclusions: they constitute the main point for future investigations, they should be written in a brief, precise way and in accordance with the established objectives. It should also include recommendations for future research and the benefits of its results. Do not use hyphens or bullets to separate them, write the conclusions in plain text and in a single paragraph.

Acknowledgments (optional): articles derived from funded projects must contain a thank you to the financial institution, including contract number, agreement, resolution, etc.

References: More detailed instructions, requirements and examples are given later in this section.


Introduction: the importance and/or justification of the subject reviewed, a quick summary of the topics covered, and the objective of the review are presented. Typically, the introduction to a review paper is half the length of an original research paper.

Body of the review contains the state of the art of the topic covered, structured in sections or chapters, arranged in a logical or common-sense way, for the good understanding of the reader.

Current and future challenges: where the revised theory is analyzed and discussed, the current situation and the future direction or projection that is glimpsed of the subject matter are discussed and given recommendations for future research.


All units of measurement must be expressed in accordance with the International System of Units.

Use the POINT for decimals.

Titles and subtitles must not have an end point.

Avoid footnotes, although it is possible to include table footnotes.

The ISO standard (1 / 1.1 / 1.1.1 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.1.1 / etc.) will be used to list sections
Do not use dashes and bullets anywhere in the text, unless necessary.

Do not copy tables or figures from the scientific literature, unless it is necessary, and you have the corresponding permissions to do so. It is desirable and best valued that authors create their own tables and figures.

When describing work carried out on animals or humans, it must be declared that international ethical standards have been met for these cases. This must appear before the References.

Figures and Tables

In "Materials and methods" and "Results and discussion" of an original research paper or in the "Introduction", "Body of the review" or "Current and future challenges" of a review, it is possible to include figures and tables where required, although without exaggerating its use.

A maximum of six (6) tables can be included to express the results, all of which must have a numbering, a title and have an adequate distribution. Every table should be within the text as closely as possible to the place where it is referenced and in an editable format (never in image format). A table should not have the same information that is already being shown in a figure.

In the case of figures (maps, graphs, diagrams, photographs, etc.) a maximum of six (6) can be included, all of which must have a suitable number, title and legend. Make sure that the quality of the figure is adequate, that the text and numbers included in the figure are legible. Figures must be in image format (not editable).

All tables and figures must be cited in the text.

Bibliographic citations

Each phrase or paragraph, in order to control plagiarism, must be paraphrased and cited with the source from which the information was obtained. Phrases or paragraphs without quotation, it is assumed that they are the author's own. Examples:

Example 1 (When the citation corresponds to 3 or more authors).
Aguilera et al. (1998) argues that ...

Example 2 (When the citation is placed at the end)
Distillation is a unitary operation that aims to ... (Ibarz and Barbosa-Cánovas, 2005).

Example 3 (When two or more research that express the same idea are cited)
In several investigations (Ayala, 1994; Conde, 1996; López and Muñoz, 1999) they concluded that ...

Ayala (1994), Conde (1996) and López and Muñoz (1999) concluded that ...


References must be ordered alphabetically by last name of the first author. All the publications cited in the text should be listed in the References section, and vice versa, all the References listed must have been cited in the text.

An important indication to keep in mind is that at least 75% of bibliographic references must be scientific papers and at least 50% of the last 5 years. Minimize the use of books, theses and/or web pages as much as possible. If the bibliographic reference has more than 3 authors, use et al. for the rest of the authors. Look at the examples to be continued:



Velásquez, L.; Cruz-Tirado, J.P.; Siche, R.; et al. 2017. An application based on the decision tree to classify the marbling of beef by hyperspectral imaging. Meat Science 133: 43-50.

Fernández-Romero, E.; Chavez-Quintana, S.G.; Siche, R.; Castro-Alayo, E.M.; Cardenas-Toro, F.P. 2020. The kinetics of total phenolic content and monomeric flavan-3-ols during the roasting process of Criollo cocoa. Antioxidants 9: Article 146.


Fellows, P. 2007. Food Processing Technology: Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition. Editorial Acribia S.A. Zaragoza, Spain. 746 pp.

Chapter of the book

Siche, R.; Carranza, J. 2016. Case of the Peruvian Asparagus. In: Arias-Vargas, F. (Comp.). Business Cases in Agribusiness Peru-Colombia. Lasallian Research and Science Series. Colombia. Pp. 53-92.

Paper or abstract in Conference Proceedings

Cruz, G.; Guzman, Y.; Mayorga, A.; et al. 2016. Influence of fiber size on the mechanical and physical properties of foam made from sweet potato starch. In Proceedings of the International Agroindustrial Engineering Conference, Mexico, Oct 17-20, 2016.


Siche, R. 2007. Ecological-thermodynamic and economic assessment of nations: or Peru as a case study. PhD thesis, State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo. Brazil. 377 pp.

Web page

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization. 2020a. Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic - impact on food and agriculture. Available at:


Neither scientific paper, theses, nor books should be cited as a website, although they are available on the web.

The elements of the references (authors, title, resource, etc.) are written in the language in which the bibliographic source was published.

The shipping procedure

The corresponding author will send it to the Editor ( with a copy to and to all the co-authors of the publication. The shipment must include:

1. Article in Word format.

2. Declarations in PDF signed only by the corresponding author.

3. Report similarity using any anti-plagiarism software. The closest thing to zero (without considering bibliographic references, method titles, names of institutions, etc., which by their nature cannot be named otherwise).

4. Complementary files: if any.

To download the statements, see models of tables and figures, and other instructions for sending and writing the manuscript, go to: (INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS)



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