About the Journal


Basic information


To disseminate critical and reflective scientific output related to the Public/Collective Health field; to publicize new approaches; to host the technical output which brings forth the results of relevant pieces for the progress of the debate on challenging health topics; to validate articles prioritizing the interface between health and social and human sciences.

Areas of interest

The journal publishes pieces from different fields of expertise related to Public/Collective health. It encompasses the academic output from several branches of the human and social sciences, both the scientific and theoretical output and that referring to intervention proposals and institutional practices linked to its editorial policy.


Since 1992, the Director Board of the School of Public Health of the University of São Paulo (FSP - USP) and of São Paulo’s Public Health Association (APSP) have partnered to carry out an editorial project. From this initiative stemmed the Journal "Saúde e Sociedade", which is at present a consolidated reference of the interface between Social and Human Sciences in the fields of Public/Collective Health.

The articulation between these two institutions came about as a new strategy to bolster the dissemination of the scientific output of the field, besides setting the ground for the growing expertise interchange between the institutions devoted to education, research and health services delivery.

Journal's periodicity



The abbreviated title of the journal is Saúde Soc., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. 


  • SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library OnLine
  • 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
  • Latindex
  • Library of Congress Cataloging
  • Scopus
  • Portal de Revistas da USP 

Intellectual property
All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.

The Saúde e Sociedade adopted until set/2015 the Creative Commons license  attribution-type BY-NC. Actually, the license  is the attribution-type BY.


Faculdade de Saúde Pública da USP - FSP/USP

Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 715 - São Paulo - SP CEP: 01246-904

Associação Paulista de Saúde Pública - APSP

Rua Cardeal Arcoverde, 1749 - Conj. 78B - São Paulo - SP

Ministério da Saúde - MS

Programa de Apoio às Publicações Científicas e Periódicas da USP

Rua da Praça do Relógio, 109 -São Paulo - SP CEP: 05508-050
e-mail: atendimento@sibi.usp.br 

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo - Fapesp