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Aims and scope

Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases (JVATiTD) is a noncommercial open access interdisciplinary publication, dedicated to publish research on all aspects of toxins, venomous animals and their derivative products. Also publishes a broad range of papers covering topics in tropical medicine with a focus on infectious diseases, parasitology and immunology. Authors uncertain about the scope of a manuscript for the Journal are encouraged to contact editorial staff. This digital journal publishes only in English language and in a continuous publication model, with one issue per year.

Open access
All articles published by the Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
As authors of articles published in JVATiTD you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SciELO license agreement.

Article-processing charges (APCs)
Open access publishing is not without costs. JVATiTD therefore levies an article-processing charge (APC) of USD 500 for each article accepted for publication, plus bank charges and local taxes where applicable.
Authors living and working in Brazil will have a special discount and will pay USD 300 per published article.

Indexing services
All articles published in JVATiTD are included in:
• Biological Abstracts
• Embase
• Europe PubMed
• Global Health
• Google Scholar
• ProQuest
• PubMed
• PubMed Central
• SciELO
• Scopus – Scimago
• Web of Science – Science Citation Index Expanded
• Zoological Record
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by JVATiTD in SciELO library.

Peer-review policy
Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal.
JVATiTD operates using a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.
Manuscripts will be reviewed by internationally recognized experts in the field, selected in part from the Editorial Board. Reviews will be rapid and the suitability of a manuscript for publication will be assessed solely on criteria of scientific excellence. Final decisions will be made by the Editor-in-Chief and may include accept, reject, accept following minor revision and resubmit after major revision and further review.

Editorial policies
All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases should adhere to JVATiTD editorial policies.

Citing articles in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases
Articles in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. J Venom Anim Toxins incl Trop Dis [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Venom Anim Toxins incl Trop Dis 2009, 1:115.
– refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the jornal.

Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal’s complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact

Why publish your article in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases

High visibility
JVATiTD is an open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available worldwide.

Speed of publication
JVATiTD offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Online publication in JVATiTD gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures (multimidia files), to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in JVATiTD are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on JVATiTD’s pages.
In addition, articles published in JVATiTD may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in th Journal.

As an author of an article published in JVATiTD you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work.

Editorial Board

Benedito Barraviera, São Paulo State University, Brazil

Associate Editors
Jean-Philippe Chippaux, L’Institut de recherche pour le développement, France
Maria Elena de Lima, Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa, Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Lucilene Delazari dos Santos, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Rui Seabra Ferreira Junior, São Paulo State University, Brazil

Managing Editors
Juliana Simionato Carneiro, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Selma de Lourdes Pires Martins, São Paulo State University, Brazil

Junior Editor
Claudia Vilalva Cassaro, São Paulo State University, Brazil

Advisory Editors
Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Carlos Alvarez, University of Havana, Cuba, Cuba
Eliane Candiani Arantes, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Silvia R C Sartori Barraviera, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Adolfo Borges, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela
Marcia Regina Brochetto-Braga, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Sakda Daduang, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
Adolfo R de Roodt, Univ. of Buenos Aires and National Ministry of Health, Argentina
Abdulrazaq G Habib, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Yonghua Ji, Shanghai University, China
Fatima Laraba-Djebari, Univ. Sciences and Tech. Houari Boumediene, Algeria
Wilson Lourenço, National Museum of Natural History, France
Silvana Marcussi, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Anna Nekaris, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Özcan Özkan, Refik Saydam Hygiene institute, Turkey
Anamaria Mello Miranda Paniago, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Daniel Carvalho Pimenta, Butantan Institute, Brazil
Luis Alberto Ponce-Soto, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Lourival Domingos Possani, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Suely Vilela Sampaio, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araujo, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Maria Stankiewicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Jan Tytgat, KU Leuven, Belgium
Adriana P Pardini Vicentini, Adolfo Lutz Institute, Brazil
Nicolas Vidal, National Museum of Natural History, France

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