The biology Journal of the UVIGO (Revbigo) has as its main objectives to facilitate the publication of academic-scientific works elaborated by students who are being trained at this Faculty.

The birth of the Journal took place in 2006, sponsored by a pilot experience of adaptation to the European Space of Higher Education, in which the centre participated. Undoubtedly, it was an initiative that achieved a remarkable success, giving rise to five volumes of annual edition (2006 to 2010) in the first stage. Its solvency was also confirmed with the numerous contributions made by the students.

Editorial Board
Name Position
Mª Luisa Castro Cerceda Profesora Titular da Área de Botánica. Dpto. de Bioloxía Vexetal e CC. do Solo
Emilio Gil Martín Profesor Titular da Área de Bioquímica. Dpto. de Bioquímica, Xenética e Inmunoloxía
Fuencisla Mariño Callejo Profesora Titular da Área de Zooloxía. Dpto. de Bioloxía Animal e Ecoloxía
Manuel Megías Pacheco Profesor Titular da Área de Bioloxía Celular. Dpto. de Bioloxía Funcional e CC. da Saúde.
Pilar Molist García Profesora Titular da Área de Bioloxía Celular. Dpto. de Bioloxía Funcional e CC. da Saúde.
Manuel Ángel Pombal Diego Profesor Titular da Área de Bioloxía Celular. Dpto. de Bioloxía Funcional e CC. da Saúde.
Jonatan Reboredo Durán Graduado en Bioloxía.


The work will have a maximum extension of 10 pages, including tables and figures. The manuscript should be able to include the following sections: abstract, introduction which includes the precedents of the issue and the proposed objectives, the methodology, results with a critic and reasoned discussion, conclusions and bibliography.

If appropriate, a feasibility study, a budget and other relevant information for the project explained, can also be included.



The article can be written in Galician, Spanish or English, with margins of 2.5 cm and Times New Roman (TNR) 14 size in capital letter for the title and the rest of the text in 12. The bibliography is written in 10 size.

The first page includes:

  • Title of the work in TNR 14, bold and capital letter.
  • Name and Surname of the student and email in TNR 12 and capital letter.
  • Year and subject the work was developed and the name of the tutor (if authorised).
  • Abstract of the work in 5-6 lines which explains generally the theme indicating if it is a bibliographic study or if the results were obtained with a research work.
  • Right after, the composition starts with the introduction and precedents.

Sections and Subsections have the titles in bold, left-justified and with the space between the lines simple and justified.

Tables and Figures: they are numbered consecutively according to their appearance in the text and they will have a brief text (table footnote or figure footnote) where the content is described. They will be included approximately in the place where they are cited.

Bibliographic references in the text: they will be in parenthesis indicating the surname of the author (or authors if they are two) and the publication year. If in the same parenthesis are two or more references, they will be chronologically ordered. And, for citing works made by more of two authors, the surname of the first one will be included following of et al. If there are many works of the same author they will be indicated by adding to the date the letters a, b, c, etc.

Bibliography: it is a list of all the references mentioned in the text (and only that ones) in 10 size, simple spacing, justified aligning and ordered alphabetically using the surname of the author. If there are many works of the same author, they works will be chronologically ordered. For example:

De Landsheere, G. (1982). La investigación experimental en educación. París: UNESCO.
De Landsheere, G. (1986). La recherche en éducation dans le monde. París: P.U.F

In each case the next rules will be followed:

  • Complete books surname, first initial of the name. Publication date (year). Title. Place of edition: publisher. For example:
    Eldridge, K., Davidson, J., Harwood, C., van Wyk, G. (1993). Eucalypt domestication and breeding. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press.
  • Chapters of books, surname, first initial of the name. Publication date (year). Title of the chapter. Place of edition: publisher. Pages of the chapter. For example:
    Balzer, I., Hoecker, B., Kapp, H., Batolomaeus, B. (2000). Occurrence and comparative physiology of melatonin in evolutionary diverse organisms. In: Vanden Driessche, T., Guisset, J-L., Petieau-de Vries, G.M. (Eds). The redox state and circadian rhythms. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 95–119.
  • Journal articles, surname, first initial. Publication date (year). Title. Shorten name of the magazine. Volume: initial and final pages separated by a hyphen. For example:
    Fujiwara, T., Maisonneuve, S., Isshiki, M., Mizutani, M., Chen, L., Wong, HL., Kawasaki, T., Shimamoto, K. (2010). Sekiguchi lesion gene encodes a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase that catalyzes conversion of tryptamine to serotonin in rice. J. Biol Chem. 285: 11308-11313
  • Websites, author/s or the responsible institution of the document. Year of the document in parenthesis. Title of the document. Recovery date and original web page. For example:
    Institute of Higher Education, Shangai Jiao Tong University. (2008). Academic Ranking of World Universities. Recuperado o 10 de xaneiro de 2010 de
  • Normatives/Reports, etc.The essential dates of the corresponding organism and about its location will be provided.