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SOARES, Pedro F. R. et al. Trends in the Brazilian journal Revista de Etologia: A review from 1998 to 2014. Curr. Ethol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.1, pp. 7-13. ISSN 2594-9985.

Revista de Etologia (RE) is a Brazilian journal aimed at publishing scientific articles in the field of Ethology (Animal Behavior). Recently, RE was renamed to "Current Ethology", and some of its publishing policies were changed. A survey of the published articles in the journal while still named RE was carried out with the purpose of recognizing publication trends and patterns. The journal was regularly published during two periods: from 1998 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2014. Recent years have seen a reduction in the number of volumes published, but studies listed as "Observational" were prevalent in almost all volumes. Class "Mammalia" was the most studied taxon in the RE reports. Southeast Brazil has the highest number of empirical investigations and of publishing institutions. RE also contains publications from 12 countries. These trends are discussed taking into account the development of Ethology in Brazil and the current state of the country's biodiversity cataloging. The low number of studies on animal behavior in most regions of Brazil is pointed out and a suggestion for further research is mentioned.

Keywords : Brazilian ethology; Publication trends; Current Ethology; Revista de Etologia.

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