Biological Models Research and Technology
Biological Models Research and Technology

Guidelines and Policies

Submission Policy

All authors at the time of manuscript submission assume that:

(a) the submitted manuscript was conducted ethically, responsibly, and is in accordance with current legislation and editorial standards.

b) The results were obtained honestly and without falsification or inappropriate manipulation of data.

c) The submitted manuscript is original, has not been plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere previously.

d) Collective responsibility for all submitted results.

Copyright and Author Commitment:

The author(s) of the manuscript transfer(s) to Biological Models Research and Technology (BMRT) all copyright, as registered by the Editor-in-Chief under the Common Creative Attribution 4.0 International* license, title and interest that the author(s) has, or may have, for the article and any revision or versions thereof, including, but not limited to, the exclusive right to print, publish manuscript worldwide, in all languages and in all media. This agreement will be considered effective and valid if and when the article is submitted for publication. The authors confirm that the article is free of any third-party copyrighted material. The author(s) warrant(s) that they are the owner(s) of the right or patent shown in the manuscript. They have not assigned any rights in the material to any other person or entity. The author(s) declare(s) not to infringe any copyright, trademark or patent. Not invade the right of privacy or publicity of any other person or entity. It does not contain any defamatory matter or expose the host institution. All information is truthful, and statements stated as data or are based on reasonable research to achieve accuracy, reliability, and reproducibility. No formula, procedure, or prescription contained in the article will cause harm if used or followed according to the warnings and/or instructions contained in the material described by the authors. The author(s) will indemnify BMRT, in the event of plagiarism, against any costs, expenses, or damages BMRT may incur or to which BMRT may become liable as a result of any omissions of these warranties described and assumed above by the authors. These representations and warranties may be extended to third parties by BMRT if necessary.

Conflict of Interests:

All authors at the time of submission affirm:

1) To have no personal, commercial, academic, political, or financial interests in this manuscript.

2) All financial and material support for this research and work are clearly identified in the manuscript.

3)All affiliations, with or without financial involvement, to any organizations or entities, with financial interests or conflicts, in relation to the subject matter or materials discussed are fully aware and in agreement with the submission of the manuscript.


Ethical Aspects Regarding Biological Models:

All papers submitted for publication must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the Certificate of Approval of the Project by the Ethics Committee on the Use of Animals of the institution where the work was conducted (approval sheet containing the title, principal investigator, expiration date and, certificate number). The experimental procedures applied must be in accordance with current legislation in the country where the work was carried out as well as with international legislation. The Editorial Board has the right to review and question the certificates for the use of animals as well as the national and international legislation and guidelines used as references for the conduct of the study.

Use of ARRIVE Guidelines

The preparation of manuscripts should follow the ARRIVE guidelines (Animal Research: Reporting of In VivoExperiments). These guidelines were developed to improve the presentation of papers reporting animal use and to allow their results to be reproduced in other laboratories and institutions. Manuscripts of animal research that conform to the ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines allow reviewers and readers to more accurately appraise the research, evaluate its methodological rigor, and reproduce the methods or findings.


Instructions for Authors and Manuscript Submission:

I. Manuscript Category:

1) Research article, whether scientific or technical, is a form of scientific writing that presents original research results. The purpose of this type of article is to report the findings of a research study, which must be original and innovative. Research articles are published in scientific journals, which typically have a dedicated section for this type of article. The research article takes the form of a report on the original results of a study and is made publicly available through scientific journals.

2) Review articles fall into three categories: Results Review, Techniques Review, and Opinions Review. These articles utilize scientific publications in journals, books, and conference proceedings, but they are not mere reproductions of existing ideas. Rather, they provide a critical and comprehensive analysis of the current state of knowledge on a specific topic.

If you intend to submit a review article for publication, please contact the editors via email before submitting it.

3) Brief Communication or Brief Technical Communication articles are intended to present the structure, process, and results of research in various fields of knowledge, whether basic or applied. These articles may include illustrations such as photographs, graphs, and tables to support the results. Technical communication articles also aim to present the structure, process, and results of work and studies carried out in various areas of knowledge, with similar requirements for visual aids.

In both cases, the information presented should be organized in a way that allows for easy comprehension of the central idea of the work.

4) Case Report: It is a detailed description of clinical cases, containing important characteristics about signs, symptoms and other features of the patient and reporting the therapeutic procedures used, as well as the outcome of the case.

5) Summary of Events: Meetings abstracts can be published in the journal. 


Step by Step for Submission of a Manuscript to BMRT:

1) Submission Sheet:

During the submission process, perform the completion of the Submission Form. This form should include: i) Category of the Manuscript; ii) Title, if applicable the subtitle of the manuscript; iii) Full name of each author; affiliation to which institution it belongs as a number in superscript; iii) Name of the department, laboratory or sector where the work was carried out, with number in superscript; iv) Electronic address - e-mail; v) Declaration of Conflict of Interest; vi) Assignment of Copyright and signature of the corresponding author, acknowledging to comply with all legality and good editorial practices of the Editorial Policy of BMRT/SBCAL and the assignment of copyright.

Submission Sheet 

2) Body of the Manuscript:

The Body of the Manuscript should be submitted by a file in .DOC or .DOCX formats according to the formatting described in the instructions for authors. Articles that do not conform to the formatting will be immediately returned to the authors. The body of the paper should not contain any type of identification of the authors. In general, depending on the category, the sections that should be included in the body of the manuscript are Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods or Methodology; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Identification of dissertation-originated material; and Financial Support.

Manuscript Submission Template:

a) General Orientations:

  • Font Calibri or Arial, with specific sizes for each purpose.
  • Font color should be black throughout the paper.
  • Text should be justified.
  • Spacing of 1.5 in the text.
  • Spacing 1,0 for long quotations.
  • Paragraph of 1.25

The articles must be written in the official orthography, on one side only, using the Word program, double-spaced, on A4 size sheets (21 cm x 29.7 cm), font size 12, with 3 cm margins on each side, and numbered in Arabic numerals at the bottom right corner of the sheet.

General Text Structure:

Abstract: Written in a clear and objective continuous manner. It should not be categorized, but the categories should appear during the flow of the text. Limit of 300 words.

Abstract: If the article is written in Portuguese, it should follow the same instructions as the Abstract in English.

Keywords: We suggest using 3 to 6 keywords that identify the paper in case of a subject search. In case of using the Portuguese language, insert them in English.

Introduction: We suggest a short introduction, defining the problem studied and summarizing its importance.

Material and Methods or Methodology: It should contain the sampling criteria and a brief and clear description of the methods used, allowing the understanding and repetition of the work. Previously published procedures and techniques should be referred to, by citation, unless they have been modified. Report detailed information about the animals and their husbandry and maintenance conditions; euthanasia of animals should be consistent with recommendations in officially recognized national and international Guides to Care. In the case of use of laboratory animals, the environmental, genetic, environmental and maintenance conditions of the species used must be described in detail according to the ARRIVE Guidelines and the number of the Ethics Committee on Animal Use License concerning the methodology of the manuscript must be inserted.

Results: Limited to describing the results, in detail, inserting the comparative values found without including interpretations/comparisons.

Discussion: Discussion of your results begins by appreciating the limitations of the study, followed by comparison with the literature and the authors' interpretation, drawing conclusions, and indicating new paths for research.

Conclusion: It should be substantiated by the discussion of the results obtained.

The illustrations should come right after the references (numbered consecutively throughout the text). They should be presented, prioritizing the understanding of the text and data. The figures should be originals in .jpeg format with size 7 cm wide by 9.5 cm high or 170 pixels wide by 269 pixels high with up to 250 Kb. Letters and symbols should be in the caption. The captions of illustrations must allow their perfect understanding, independently of the text. Illustrations should be numbered separately, using Arabic numerals, in the order in which they appear in the text. Each illustration must contain its respective number and structure under discussion, indicated with an arrow. Tables should also be included in the same file, right after the references (numbered consecutively throughout the text) and should have a short title. The legends of figures and tables must allow their perfect understanding, independently of the text. Tables should be numbered separately, using Arabic numerals, in the order in which they appear in the text. Each table must contain its respective number and structure under discussion, indicated with an arrow. Note: do not use horizontal or vertical internal lines.

Citations in Text:

For citation in the text, use the numerical system referring to the list of references at the end of the work. The indication of the source is made by a single and consecutive numbering, in Arabic numerals, located slightly above the line of text in superscript, after the punctuation that closes the citation. Example: “Laboratory animals are defined by different species that are kept or bred in animal facilities, such as guinea pigs"1. When it is necessary to cite the author, indicate only the author and the reference number. Example: For Mendes2 these animals are extremely important for science.


a) The preparation of the list of references is done by the numerical system in the same order in which they appear in the text.

b) The title of the journal should have its name abbreviated according to the List of Journals Index in Index Medicus: access http://

c) All authors should be cited separated by a comma (,). Examples: 1. Silva EM, Pereira AS, Santos AA, Mendonça RM, Mendes AL, Arruda LJ.

d) The accuracy of references is the responsibility of the authors.

For examples of references not covered in these instructions, access the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) at


Journal Article: Sans-Coma V, Carmen Fernández M, Fernández B, Durán AC, Anderson RH, Arqué JM. Genetically alike Syrian hamsters display both bifoliate and trifoliate aortic valves. J Anat. 2012 Jan;220(1):92-101. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2011.01440.x.

Datta S, Adak R, Chakraborty P, Haldar AK, Bhattacharjee S, Chakraborty A. Radio-attenuated leishmanial parasites as immunoprophylactic agent against experimental murine visceral leishmaniasis. Exp Parasitol. 2012 Jan;130(1):39-47.

Book Same Author of the Work as a Whole: Hawk CT, Leary SL, Morris TH. Formulary for laboratory animals. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell; 2005. 203 p. Distinct author of the work as a whole Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brener BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995.p. 655-8.

Dissertations/Theses: Leite DP. Padrão de prescrição para pacientes pediátricos hospitalizados: uma abordagem farmacoepidemiológica [dissertation]. Campinas: State University of Campinas, Faculty of Medical Sciences; 1998. Online Dissertations/Theses Chaguri LCAG. Study of a climate preference analysis system for conventional laboratory animals by microenvironmental ventilation technology and biological evaluations. I. Evaluation of the efficiency of a prototype, for the study of environmental parameters, partial results verified in rats (Rattus norvegicus). [thesis on the Internet]. São Paulo (Brazil): Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia; 2009 [cited 2011 Feb 22]. 109 p. Available from: http://www.teses.íveis/10/10133/tde-07122009- 113246/en-br.php.

Paper Presented at Event: Costa MSD. Ethical aspects related to the infrastructure of animal houses in public universities. 28th. Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Dental Research; 3-6 Sept. 2011; Águas de Lindoia, BR. São Paulo: Brazilian Society of Dental Research; 2011. Abstract PE024.

Event work published in journal: Costa MSD. Ethical aspects related to the infrastructure of animal facilities in public universities. Presented at the 28th. Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Dental Research; 3-6 Sept. 2011; Águas de Lindoia, BR. Proceedings. (Braz Oral Res. 2011;25:57). Abstract PE024.


Final Considerations:

The BMRT goal is to motivate the production of science in biological models with an emphasis on animal models and to be a source of scientific and technological information. Technical articles, short communications, opinion articles and reviews

The concept of innovation is also part of the BMRT and the journal is open to new formats for reviewing process and publishing.

Laboratory animal science like all other areas of science must be based on scientific data. Genetic, health, environmental, behavioral, surgical, and building guidelines, among many other areas, must be based on the results of scientific research. Veterinarians, biologists, zootechnicians, and several other professionals involved in this area must be the protagonists of the scientific production in laboratory animal science.

BMRT is here to encourage and support this scientific production.

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