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ABCD, arq. bras. cir. dig. vol.24 no.4 São Paulo Oct./Dec. 2011
Silver jubilee of the ABCD
Nelson Adami Andreollo, Osvaldo Malafaia
Editor's Note: The text in the figure below has been reproduced from the first ABCD Editorial - Dig Arq Bras Cir. 1986, 1 (1): 1
T he ABCD Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery, as can be seen by the "Presentation" above was designed by Professor Henrique Walter Pinotti, Professor of Digestive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil and had its first number issued during the end month of 1986. So, this year of 2011 marks 25 years without interruption, published four times a year. Since the beginning, its aim was to publish advances in gastrointestinal surgery in the country, as well as their related areas such as nutrition, endoscopy, experimental surgery, surgical techniques, general surgery and other aspects of gastroenterology in general.
In the early years was edited by Professor Pinotti, aided by a group of assistants and teachers connected with it, including Ivan Cecconello and Bruno Zilberstein. By the late 90s Professor Pinotti moved the journal to be edited by the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery (CBCD). And since then, it has been edited by the efforts of Profs. Bruno Zilberstein and Osvaldo Malafaia.
During all these years, ABCD has had its layout changed and modernized, making it more attractive and similar to the best international journals. In 2010, after efforts of several employees and the Board of CBCD it was approved and included in the SciELO collection, going to have more visibility, more value and present online for international and national consultation through the Internet.
In addition, 2010 also in agreement with other specialty societies, it also became the official organ of the Association of Gastric Cancer, the Brazilian Chapter of the International Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Association, Study Group of Pancreatic Disease and the Brazilian Society Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
In 2011, ABCD won all the requirements to be included in Medline, the library of the National Health Institute of the United States, and currently is under review by the evaluation committee. Also in 2011 started the process to its inclusion in the ISI - Web of Knowledge
The journal welcomes papers of general and digestive surgeons across the country, being sent to 2,500 members of CBCD and other subsidiaries.
The goals it is the publication of scientific articles that allow the reader to catch up in what is latest in digestive surgery both at home and abroad. To do so, has the support of the sitting members of the CBCD and its publishers, developers and evaluators.
We wish long life to the ABCD.