About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Grupo Verde de Agroecologia e Abelhas, provides the journal "ACTA APICOLA BRASILICA", for the dissemination of researches on Bees with the mission to promote scientific dissemination in a free and open access way about bees in all areas of knowledge.

The journal ACTA APICOLA does not charge fees (APC) for submission, processing, and publication of articles.

Peer Review Process

The Revista Verde de Agroecologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentável adopts the practice of "evaluation by ad hoc reviews", with each article being submitted to at least three reviewers. These will have a period of four (4) weeks to issue the opinions, with the possibility of extension for another (1) week.

The appointment of evaluators is made by the editors of the journal among doctors in the area, following the criterion of thematic affinities, observed from the records of research and other experiences in their curriculum.

First Stage: Basic Assessment

The editor or editorial assistant verifies that the manuscript received fits the focus and scope of the journal. Manuscripts outside the scope of the journal will be rejected.

Second Step: Similarity Check

All works are evaluated for plagiarism. Uses software to similarity check to previously published documents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, will be rejected.

Third Stage: Review by opinions

We use the practice of "appraisal by ad hoc review", each item submitted will be sent for three appraisers. The identities of reviewers and authors will be anonymous. In some cases, according to the recommendations of reviewers, a second round of peer review may be initiated.

Fourth Step: Acceptance/Rejection Decision

The decision is based on the opinion provided by the reviewers. To be accepted for publication, the manuscript must receive a positive recommendation (accepted) from at least two reviewers.

Open Access Policy

This journal offers immediate open access to its content, following principle that making scientific knowledge freely available to the public provides greater worldwide democratization of knowledge.


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Maintenance of System

The Grupo Verde de Agroecologia e Abelhas is an NGO that works in the dissemination of scientific manuscripts in several areas of knowledge and carries out research and extension with small rural producers in the hinterland of Brazil.

In order to maintain the publication system, we need resources to meet the costs of technical support, layout, publication and indexing. Make your donation contact us by email: rvadsgvaa@gmail.com.