ISSN 0104-5970 printed version
ISSN 1678-4758 online version



Basic information

História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos (History, Sciences, Health -Manguinhos) is a quarterly publication of the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, a division within the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz devoted to documentation and research in the history of science and health and also to science communication.

The journalwas launched in 1994. The essence of the journal is captured by the words 'history', 'science', and 'health'. By history we are not referring to the discipline per se but above all to a way of looking at things and interpreting and addressing them that is common to a gamut of academic fields. Health, which might be considered our hallmark, embraces the vast realm of issues that defines our place as scholars and as social actors. 'Sciences' must by definition appear in the plural, because the number of fields exploring the processes of life and death is so broad, because the institution we are part of is devoted to a wide range of activities, and because the interdisciplinary approach is sine qua non to progress in the biological sciences as much as in the social sciences.

The graphic project of HCSM’s print version incorporates architectural elements from the location that lends the journal its name: the Moorish castle that serves as the head offices of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and that is a historic landmark in science and one of the finest remaining examples of the country's architectural style known as eclecticism. After all, our goal is much the same: to bring together readers and collaborators from diverse fields - history, medicine, sociology, public health, anthropology, philosophy. In other words, professionals who are not afraid of the end of isolation between different forms of knowledge.

Its abbreviated title is Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Indexing sources

The journal is currently indexed by:
  • Medline
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • HAPI - Hispanic American Periodicals Index
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • HLAS web - Handbook of Latin American Studies
  • America: History and Life
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Clase - Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
  • Lilacs - Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde
  • Hisa - Base Bibliográfica em História da Saúde Pública na América Latina e Caribe
  • Latindex - Sistema Regional de Información em Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal


Intellectual property

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



The publication of the journal receives financial support from:

  • Programa de Apoio a Publicações Científicas do Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia (MCT)
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
  • Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP).


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