Focus and Scope
Saúde e Sociedade to publish original contributions of different knowledge areas regarding health practices, aiming at the interdisciplinary development of the public health field.
It is targeted at the community of health professionals, professors, researchers, Public/Collective Health specialists and connected areas. Since its creation, the journal has published works from different knowledge areas that are interrelated or that are concerned about public/collective health. In this sense, it encompasses the production of different branches of the human and social sciences and of the emerging environmental science, incorporating scientific and theoretical production and also the one that is specifically related to proposals for intervention and institutional practice.
Given the nature of its object, Public Health is characterized as a privileged field of knowledge and practice that is open to contribution from different areas. The scientific production generated within it reflects this possibility when it takes into account the distinct dimensions of its object and also its complex amplitude, approaching themes that range from knowledge of the health-illness process to interventions on this process by means of health actions, programs, systems and policies. Considering these aspects and taking into account the similarities regarding proposition and editorial interaction strategies, 16 years ago, the direction of the School of Public Health of the University of São Paulo (FSP - USP) and of São Paulo’s Public Health Association (APSP) decided to establish a partnership to carry out an editorial project. It was in this context that the editorial project of the journal Saúde e Sociedade was formulated. Today, it is a consolidated journal in the areas of Public/Collective Health and Human Sciences.
The joint publication of a journal (FSP-APSP) has been an innovative action in the publishing field of the health area. The articulation between these two institutions represented a new strategy in the search for increments to disseminate the technical and scientific production of the area. In addition, it enhanced the knowledge exchange between institutions related to teaching, research and health services provision.
Thus, the focus was not only the need to meet the demand of the scientific field of the several teaching and research institutions of São Paulo, but also, the need to welcome a tendency that has emerged inside the Brazilian and Latin American society and that concerns the search for new ways, new reflections, new approaches to dealing with new and old problems.
Journal’s periodicity: it is published three times per year. In 2009, it will become a quarterly journal.
Its abbreviated title is Saude soc., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.
Editorial policy: The journal aims to disseminate the scientific production of teaching and research institutions whose environment fosters the development of interdisciplinary research, for it receives contributions from different knowledge areas (exact, biological and social sciences) and can socialize new emerging forms of approaching the object. Another aim is to disseminate the production of researchers and technicians from several agencies, such as state and municipal health departments. These agencies release results from their research studies, programs evaluation, etc. with important contributions that should not be restricted to internal circulation reports, contributing to the advance of debate and of the exchange of ideas about challenging themes, whose roots can be found in the very multi-disciplinary nature of the area.
Areas of interest: Since its creation, Saúde e Sociedade has published works from different knowledge areas that are interrelated or that are concerned about public/collective health. In this sense, it encompasses the production of different branches of the human and social sciences and of the emerging environmental science, incorporating scientific and theoretical production and also the one that is specifically related to proposals for intervention and institutional practice.
Types of articles: The journal publishes original material of a reflective nature, related to research and knowledge update, in the form of:
a) Original research papers;
b) Analysis of great themes of interest to the area;
c) Theoretical, methodological or technical essays that stimulate a polemic or the treatment of specific themes under different foci;
d) Literature update articles;
e) Experience reports in the areas of research, teaching and health services provision;
f) Presentation of ongoing studies, research or practical experiences, as well as preliminary results;
g) Letters to the editor with comments on ideas expressed in articles that have already been published by the journal, aiming to foster a critical reflection on themes in the area;
h) Short comments, news or criticisms regarding published books that are of interest to the area;
i) Interviews / testimonies of personalities or specialists in the area, aiming at reconstructing the history of public/collective health or providing current information about themes of interest; and
j) Proceedings of São Paulo’s public health congresses promoted by APSP, as well as of other scientific events related to the journal’s editorial line.
The journal publishes spontaneous contributions that fit its editorial policy, as well as articles requested of specialists.
Articles that present an interface between health and the human sciences are especially welcome.
Peer review procedures: The Editorial Board (EB) has the collaboration of referees, who are co-participants in the process of assessment of the submitted manuscripts. The referees are designated ad hoc by the EB, selected among specialists known for their technical and scientific competence. Their role is to collaborate in the appraisal of the manuscripts submitted for publication. The referees have the authority to decide on the convenience of manuscripts acceptance, and they may suggest modifications to the authors. Each work is appraised by at least two referees, whose names are not disclosed. Authors’ names are also not disclosed to the referees.
Audience: health professionals in general, professors, researchers, and specialists in Public/Collective Health and connected areas.
Three times per year
- Thomsom Reuters: Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Scisearch, Journal Citation Reports/Social
- Sciences Edition
- CSA Social Services Abstracts; CSA Sociological Abstracts
- LILACS - Literatura Latino-Americana em Ciências da Saúde
- Ulrich's International Periodical Directory
- EBSCO Publishing
The works must be accompanied by a letter of the author(s), authorizing their publication in the journal, declaring that there is no conflict of interests and assigning the copyright to Saúde e Sociedade. The content of the papers cannot have been previously published. Also, papers cannot have been submitted to another journal simultaneously. Material published in the journal cannot be reproduced without the editors’ previous authorization.
Faculdade de Saúde Pública da USP - FSP/USP
Associação Paulista de Saúde Pública - APSP
Ministério da Saúde - MS
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq