JVATiTD - About The Journal

Official publication of CEVAP/UNESP

Aims and scope

Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases (JVATiTD) is an academic open access publication dedicated to publish research on all aspects of toxinology, venomous animals and tropical diseases. Its interdisciplinary content includes original scientific articles covering research on toxins derived from animals, plants and microorganisms. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • systematics and morphology of venomous animals;
  • physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and immunology of toxins;
  • epidemiology, clinical aspects and treatment of envenoming by different animals, plants and microorganisms;
  • development and evaluation of antivenoms and toxin-derivative products;
  • epidemiology, clinical aspects and treatment of tropical diseases (caused by virus, bacteria, algae, fungi and parasites) including the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) defined by the World Health Organization.


JVATiTD is published by the Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals (CEVAP), a unit of the São Paulo State University (UNESP) whose main research field is toxinology.


ISSN: 1678-9199

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 charge

All articles published by JVATiTD are open access and freely available online. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the publishing services including provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, and liaison with abstracting and indexing services. Therefore, an APC of USD 800 (American dollar) applies to papers accepted for publication after peer review. Authors based in Brazil have a discount and pay BRL 1650 (Brazilian real) per accepted manuscript. Authors (first, last or corresponding) affiliated with Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)/São Paulo State University, Brazil, will receive a full article-processing charge waiver upon request. 


Indexing services

All articles published in JVATiTD are included in: Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, CABI, CAS, CSA, DOAJ, EBSCO, 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.

How to cite

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 have an elocation-id.

Article citations follow this format:
Authors. Title. J Venom Anim Toxins incl Trop Dis. [date];[volume number]:[elocation-id]. doi. PMID; PMCID.

Example: Bezerra PHA, Ferreira IM, Franceschi BT, Bianchini F, Ambrósio L, Cintra ACO, et al. BthTX-I from Bothrops jararacussu induces apoptosis in human breast cancer cell lines and decreases cancer stem cell subpopulation. J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis. 2019 Jul 29;25:e20190010. doi: 10.1590/1678-9199-JVATITD-2019-0010. PubMed PMID: 31384244; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6665320.

Editorial board

Rui Seabra Ferreira Junior, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil

Emeritus Editor
Benedito Barraviera, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil

Associate Editors
Daniel Carvalho Pimenta, Butantan Institute, Brazil
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

Advisory Editors
Abdulrazaq G Habib, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Adolfo Borges, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela
Anamaria Mello Miranda Paniago, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Anna Nekaris, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Carlos Alvarez, University of Havana, Cuba, Cuba
Eliane Candiani Arantes, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Fatima Laraba-Djebari, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araujo, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Jan Tytgat, KU Leuven, Belgium
Lourival Domingos Possani, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Luis Alberto Ponce-Soto, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Luis Fernando García Hernández, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay
Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Pascal Mansuelle, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Sakda Daduang, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Suely Vilela Sampaio, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Wilson Lourenço, National Museum of Natural History, France

Editorial office

Managing editor
Juliana Siani Simionato