ISSN 0104-1290 printed version
ISSN 1984-0470 online version



Basic information

Objectives: To disseminate the production of different areas of knowledge regarding health practices, with the objective of favoring the interdisciplinary development of the public health field.

Areas of interest: The journal is targeted at the community of health professionals, university teachers, researchers, Public/Collective Health specialists and connected areas. Since its creation, the journal has published works from different, interrelated knowledge areas that are concerned with public/collective health. In this sense, it encompasses the production of different branches of human and social sciences and of the emerging environmental science, and incorporates scientific and theoretical production and also the one specifically related to proposals for intervention and institutional practice.

History: Public Health is a privileged field of knowledge and practice that is open to contribution from different areas, given the nature of its object. Scientific production in this area reflects this possibility by taking into account distinct dimensions of its object and also its complex amplitude, which ranges from knowledge about the health-illness process to interventions on this process through health actions, programs, systems and policies. The consideration of these aspects and the similarities regarding proposition and editorial interaction strategies led, 16 years ago, the Director Boards of the School of Public Health of the University of São Paulo (FSP - USP) and of São Paulo’s Public Health Association (APSP) to the decision of establishing 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 incrementing the dissemination of its technical and scientific production. In addition, it enhanced the knowledge exchange between institutions involved with teaching, researching and health services provision. Thus, the focus was not only the need to meet the demands of the several teaching and research institutions of São Paulo, but also, the need to open up to a tendency that has emerged inside the Brazilian and Latin American societies and that concerns the search for new ways, new reflections, new approaches to dealing with new and old problems.

Journal's periodicity: quarterly

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



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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.



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