In 1972, the first issue of Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia was published. In 1997, the journal was resized and its title was changed to Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia (ISSN 1516-3598). From 1973 to 1978, two issues were published per year; from 1979 to 1984, four issues per year; and from 1985 to 2007, the journal was published bimonthly. In 2008, the Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia started to be published monthly. In 2018, the Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia adopted the “rolling pass” system in the format of one single annual volume without issues (fascicles).


Over the years, RBZ has undergone changes, as for example, increase in the number of published issues, change in layout and dimensions of publications, print and on-line editions, free access to articles, and an increase in the number of articles published in English. Following the tendency of many journals, in 2010, RBZ started to be published only in electronic format (ISSN 1806-9290).


Its abbreviated title is R. Bras. Zootec., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references, and bibliographic strips.