ISSN 1413-8670 printed version
ISSN 1678-4391 online version



Basic information

The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases has, since 1996, a publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases and is responsible for publishing original papers in the area of infectious diseases. Communications published in the BJID should be broadly relevant to all aspects of microbiology, infection and immune response to infectious agents.

The BJID ( is published bimonthly by Elsevier.

In addition to the six issues published per year, BJID publishes special supplements.

Its abbreviated title is Braz. j. infect. dis, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and references.

Having as editor in chief Dr. Luciano Goldani, and composed by an editorial board and associate editors highly competent, the BJID is one of the most influential publications in its segment in Brazil and Latin America, with a high impact factor, since its establishment.


Indexing sources

CABI Publishing; Chemical Abstracts (CAS); China Education Publications Import and Export Corporation (CEPIEC); EBSCO Database (Premium Research); Elsevier Science - Bibliographic Databases Division; Embase/Excerpta Medica; Gale Cengage Learning; Index Copernicus International; ISI (Web of Science) - Science Citation Index Expanded (SCISEARCH); Journal Citation Reports (Science Edition); Kessler-Hancok Information Service; Latin America and Caribean Literature of Health Science (LILACS); LATINDEX; Medline/ Index Medicus/Pubmed; Qualis International (CAPES): B3 (International Quality); Redalyc (Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal) SCIELO; SCIRUS (Elsevier); SCOPUS Index; Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Cientifica (SIIC); Subis Database (SUBIS Bulletin); Swets Blackwell; Teldan Database Production; The US Library of Congress Office; Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.

The inclusion in these indices and the database is related to its rigorous process of assessment items, with one of the most respected editorial board and an administrative policy of the strictest.


Intellectual Property

Open access journal
The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases is a fully open access journal. Once published, your article will be immediately and permanently available for readers to read, download, and share. Readers will be able to access your article freely on ScienceDirect.

Open Access Publication Fee
The article publishing charge (APC) that authors, their institutions or funding bodies pay, covers all expenses needed to support the publication process. For articles submitted from 16th July 2018, the APC to publish a paper in the Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases is USD 1,500 for original and review articles, and USD 600 for case reports, short communications and letters.

Once the manuscript has been approved, the corresponding author will receive the instructions for the payment of the publication fee.

Access rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User rights
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Author rights
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. Copyright will be transferred to the society if the manuscript is accepted for publication. Permission of the society is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

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