the editorial process of archivos de zootecnia during 2011 is reported below. a total of 373 manuscripts were received from 31 countries, mainly from brazil (77%). consequently, the language most frequently used in the manuscripts was portuguese, followed by spanish and english. the mean time from submission to publication of a manuscript was 700.4 days shorter than the 836.3 days lasted during 2010. the rejection rate was 52.3%. in 2011, 104 articles, 60 short notes and 5 reviews (total 169) were published by authors coming from 23 countries.