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Author Guidelines

 Guide to Authors

Manuscript submissions

Coffee Science is an open access journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research in all areas of all scientific areas of coffee. Papers published by the journal represent important contribution to the development of coffee science in the fields of Agricultural, Biological, Food, and Social Sciences. 

Information about the common editorial policies of Coffee Science journals is available at


Editors and contact information

For general editorial enquiries, including manuscript submission queries, please contact


How to submit - Online submission 

Manuscript submissions need to be via our online submission system. Therefore, the user must access the page and register as the author of the submission. 

Only the login of the author of submission gives access to the evaluation process.Using this system, authors can upload manuscript files and check on the status of their manuscripts during the review process. In addition, reviewers can access the manuscript online, which speeds up the review process.  


Coffee Science does not charge submission fees or page charges.  

General information for preparing manuscripts   

Manuscripts should be prepared for online submission. Online submissions include a cover letter, a manuscript text file and individual figure files.


Language editing 

Coffee Science is edited and read by many non-native English speakers. Authors should therefore provide carefully edited manuscripts that are able to communicate their findings clearly. Coffee is a wide scientific area with worldwide coverage in both producing and consuming countries. Remember that the language and standard in one subfield may not be familiar to non-specialists. Thus, local jargon or a specific technical term should be avoided as far as possible and clearly explained where its use is unavoidable. Abbreviations, particularly non-standard ones, should also be kept to a minimum. Titles and abstracts in particular should be written in language that is readily intelligible to any scientist.

Coffee Science will not reject any manuscript for poor language. Occasionally, authors may receive feedback from editors and reviewers regarding the use of languages and grammar in their manuscripts. In this case, Coffee Science suggests that authors request services from a professional or company with experience in editing scientific texts:

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Samira Haddad Spiller:


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Cover letter 

Authors should provide a cover letter that includes a brief discussion of the manuscript and explain why the work is considered appropriate for the diverse readership of Coffee Science. Authors are invited to provide the names and contact information for qualified scientific reviewers and may request the exclusion of certain referees. In addition, the cover letter should includes the affiliation and contact information of the corresponding author and the agreement of the co-authors according to the following: 

"I (name of co-author) agree with the submission of the manuscript entitled " ..............." and its content for publication in the Coffee Science Journal."

It is required an authors' statement that there is no conflict of interest as well as the ethics committee approval for research results involving humans and/or animals.


Indication of reviewers: List 5 names, preferably doctors, for your study. 

Please, send the following data: 

Full name:


Academic background/degree:


Areas of interest for evaluation: according to the areas listed below:

Biotechnology, Computing/Informatics, Entomology, Statistics, Physiology, Phytopathology, Genetics and Breeding, Geotechnology and Environment, Industrialization, Irrigation, Crop Management, Mechanization and Precision agriculture, Post Harvest and Quality, Chemistry, Seeds, Socio-Economics, Soils and Nutrition.

Manuscript text

Authors should follow the guidelines outlined below for first submissions (i.e. not revised manuscripts).

The concepts and conclusions included in papers are of the entire responsibility of the authors. Upon acceptance for publication, authors assign to the journal full copyright of the manuscript in all languages and countries.

The manuscript must be typed in Microsoft Word for Windows, A4 (21cm x 29.7cm), double line spacing, font Times New Roman, size 12, with a margin of 2.5 cm to the left. and 2.5 cm to the right, 2.5 cm to the top and bottom, 2.5 cm to the header and 2.5 cm to the footer. Tables and figures must be inserted immediately after citation in the text.


AUTHORS: must contain the full name of all authors. The order of the authors inserted into the system must be the same as the Title Page file.


ORIGINAL DOCUMENT: manuscript must be submitted in English. 

The manuscript must contain the following topics:

Title - Abstract -Index terms







TABLES: The title must be placed above the table. 

No vertical lines must be used. The table must be made using Microsoft Word(TABLE/INSERT TABLE). Each content must be inserted in distinct cells, centered. 

FIGURES: The title must be inserted below the figure.  

Figures can be colored or in black and white. They must be sharp and with contrast in “JPG” format, with a resolution of 300 dpi. 

SYMBOLS AND FORMULAS: must be in accordance with the International System of Units.


Two PDF files must be inserted in the following order: 

1 - When necessary, Proofreading/translation certificate by professional or company with experience in scientific texts.

2 – Cover letter with co-authors’ agreements.

NOTE: send by email ( at the time of submission: 

1 - Figure files 

2 - Title page file 

If, during the process, the evaluator suggests a change in the title of the manuscript or in any figure, it will be the author’s responsibility to email the new modified files. 

Figure files: For each figure, a JPG file with a resolution of 300 Dpi must be generated. When generating the figure file, the height and width must be pixel proportional. 

Files must be saved in the same order as the figures in the text. For example: figure 1, figure 2, figure 3 .... 

Title Page File: must follow exactly the model adopted by the journal.




Vania Aparecida Silva¹, Juliana Costa de Rezende², Alex Mendonca de Carvalho³, Gladyston Rodrigues Carvalho⁴, Tiago Teruel Rezende⁵, Andre Dominghetti Ferreira⁶ 

1,2,4Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais/URESM - Campus UFLA - Cx.P. 176 - 37.200-000 - Lavras - MG -,, 

3,5Universidade Federal de Lavras/UFLA - Departamento de Agricultura/DAG - Cx. P. 3037 - 37.200-000 - Lavras - MG-,

6Embrapa Gado de Corte - Av. Rádio Maia, no 830 - 79.106-550 - Campo Grande -MS



The scientific nomenclature must be in accordance with the criteria established in the International Codes of each area. Weight and measurement units must follow the International System of Units.


The alphabetic system must be used (author-date), according to ABNT, NBR10520/2002. 


General guidelines: 

- References in a proper list are listed at the end of the paper, in alphabetical order, according to NBR 6033 (ABNT, 1989); 

- In papers with up to three authors, all their names must be in the references, separated by semicolons; above three authors, the expression “et al.” (without italics) must be used;

- In journal references, the name of the journal must be written in full (not abbreviated); 

- All references must include the place of publication (city) to be described in the appropriate place for each type of document;

- The references must be “aligned with the left margin”, according to NBR6023 (ABNT, 2002, p. 3); 

- There must be simple spacing between references and, between lines, there must be no spacing.



References must be from current sources and preferably from impact factor journals. At least 70% of references must be from the last 10 years and 70% from journal manuscripts.

Proceedings of event annals are accepted only when it is a full paper or expanded abstracts of proven relevance to the manuscript.


Preliminarynotes are brief communications, whose immediate publication is justified by the fact that it is an unprecedented fact, important information about the results achieved with the research and to guarantee intellectual authorship through the recording of information, but with insufficient volume to constitute a complete scientific manuscript. 

The structure of the preliminarynote follows the same guidelines used for scientific manuscripts, not exceeding eight pages, including tables, figures and references.



Kesia Portela de Assis


Coffee Science/UFLA 

Contact: 35 38291551




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