The REVISTA CIENTÍFICA UDO AGRÍCOLA of Escuela de Ingeniería Agronómica of Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela is a peer reviewed publication of free distribution which publishes one volumen per year with one issue per volume but also, one or more supplements per volume can be published. The presentation of papers implies that the author or (authors) is (are) commitment not to have published or not to publish in future the material presented in any other means of information, being it foreign or national. The submission of papers to the Journal by the corresponding author implies acceptance by all coauthors. The Journal publishes original and unpublished scientific papers in Agronomy Sciences. Such papers are mainly focus on aspects of agronomy, botany, entomology, phytopathology, soils science, genetics and plant breeding, ecology, biotechnology, irrigation and drainage, agricultural machinery, socials science, agricultural economy, etc. Also, papers in the areas of Veterinary, Animal Production, Food Technology and vegetal and animal Biology both terrestrial and aquatic can be published. In addition, technical reviews, advances on research, technical notes, opinion letters and book reviews can be published. Review papers or monographs are preferably by invitation of Directive Council but unsolicited reviews are equally welcome. Additional information should be solicited to: La Revista Científica UDO Agrícola, Avenida Universidad, Campus Los Guaritos, Escuela de Ingeniería Agronómica, Núcleo de Monagas, Universidad de Oriente, Maturín, C. P. 6201. Estado Monagas, Venezuela. Phone: 00-58-291-300-4005. TeleFax: 00-58-291-300-4091. E-mail:


Its abbreviated title is UDO Ag. (Venezuela), and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.


Total o partial reproduction of articles published in Revista Científica UDO Agrícola is allowed only with citation of the authors and source. The articles represent the author’s opinion. The mention of a trademark does not mean UDO Agrícola’s recommendation.


Papers should be sent preferably by email to: Also, papers can be sent to the above mentioned address in original and two copies plus diskette 3 ½ or CD containing the paper. The paper’s format is: letter paper (8 ½’’ x 11’’), written in Spanish, Portuguese or English, double spacer, in Times New Roman 12 font, and margin pages of 2 cm on each side. Papers must be written in Microsoft Word for Windows 2003 or higher. Each manuscript will be evaluated by at least three reviewers expert in the subject. The Revista Científica UDO Agrícola has no page charges.


            The preparation sequence of paper will be as follow:


TITLE OF PAPER: It should be as concise as possible, with a maximum of 30 words, reflecting the paper content.


AUTHOR(S): Name, name, Institution (s) associated with, physical and e-mail address, phone and fax numbers.


KEY WORDS: Maximum five (5) words or very short sentences related to the paper’s central theme.


ABSTRACTS: Each paper must be accompanied by an abstract; it should not exceed 250 words including justification, objectives, methodology, results and conclusions.


Text: The paper sequence will be as follow:


Introduction: Must include a brief review of the literature pertinent to the paper, and its objectives. The introduction must be finished with a paragraph in which the objectives are outlined.


Materials and methods: Brief description of the used methodology, giving emphasis to the original methods, or to the important modifications made to known techniques and equipment. Analytical and statistical procedures must be clearly described.

Results: The most relevant paper trends will be described in logical, objective, and exact manner, as well as its understanding and interpreting way.  Paper trends can be expressed by mainly using tables and figures, which must be inserted within the text.


Discussion: It is the rigorous manner by which the author analyzes and interprets the final results of the research.  In addition, the comparisons made with other author’s results.  It is very important to end this section with a paragraph where the practical or theoretical implications of the research are expressed. Results and discussion can be presented together under the subtitle of results and discussion.


Conclusions: In this section, the new discovered facts must be indicated in logical and concise way, beginning with the most important fact and ending with the less important one. The contribution to science must also be indicated. Eventually, recommendations can be included, which constitute the action to follow according to conclusions. Recommendations can be included in the subtitle of conclusions and recommendations instead of conclusions.


Acknowledges: They can be included when author(s) considered them necessary.


Literature cited: The reference must be organized in alphabetical order by author(s), followed by publication year. All author’s name must be included from bibliographical references cited:


Journal: Author’s last name, name or name’s initial letter, year of publication, title of the paper, journal name, volume, number and corresponding pagination. For example:

Otahola, V. y J. Imery.  1995.  Selección masal con control biparental para prolificidad en maíz (Zea mays L.). SABER 7 (2): 63 – 69.

Méndez-Natera, J. R.; O. H. Medina-Leota; J. F. Merazo-Pinto and J. E. Fendel-Alvarez. 1999. Effect of four tillage methods and two forms of urea placement in an Ultisol of savanna on vegetative and flowering traits of three sesame cultivars, Sesamum indicum L. Revista de La Facultad de Agronomía (LUZ) 16 (5): 463-475


Collective work: Author’s last name, name or name’s initial letter, year of publication, title of the paper, work’s editor (it must start with the Latin word In), work name, publishing house, city and corresponding pagination. For example:

Ortega, A.; S. K. Vasal; J. Mihl y C. Hershey.  1991. Mejoramiento de maíz resistente a los insectos. In: F. G. Maxwell y P. R. Jennings (EDS). Mejoramiento de plantas resistentes a insectos. Editorial LIMUSA. México.  p. 391 – 442.


Books: Author’s last name, name or name’s initial letter, year of publication, work name, publishing house, city or country and corresponding pagination. For example:

Hernández, F. J. 1997. El cultivo del algodonero. Ediciones de la Universidad Ezequiel Zamora. Barinas, Venezuela. 309 p.


For more specific references, the author(s) should consult to the journal’s editors.




Papers should not exceed 30 pages, including graphs and tables. The bibliographic reference style within the text must be by author (up to two) followed by the year of publication in parentheses. If the authors are more than two, the last name of the first author must be written followed of et al. and the year of publication. Second hand references will not be accepted. Decimal numbers should be indicated by a period (.). Scientific names must be written in cursive. A paper can be published in two or more parts (I, II, etc.) when at least the first two parts are simultaneously received. The main author will receive five free print-outs of their published paper or a file in PDF format with the paper. Check most recent issues of Revista Científica UDO Agrícola for current format and style in the following web sites: or







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