Launched at the end of 1996 and edited by the Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva/Abrasco, the Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva is a scientific space for discussions, debates, research presentations, exposure of new ideas and controversies in the area. As of 2011, the journal has been published monthly, and currently publishes 12 annual issues. Each issue contains 10 to 12 thematic articles and approximately 20 articles on varied topics, opinions and reviews, comprising a total of 30 articles. Currently the journal receives an average of 2300 original articles per year. In its history there has been a visible growth in the participation of national and international authors, and an increased number of articles published in collaboration with researchers from English, French and Spanish-speaking countries. Since its origin the Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva fully complies with the requirements for periodicity and standardization for scientific publication, according to the rules set forth at the Vancouver Convention, which are usually applied to the fields of medicine and public health. Since 2014 the journal publishes the printed version in Portuguese and publishes the online version, at the SciELO database, in English and Portuguese. Currently Ciência & Saúde Coletiva is classified with category A3 in Qualis/Capes.
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The journal receives financial support from the:
Executive Editorial Board
Political and Editorial Board
Editor of communication and dissemination in health
Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva - Gestão 2022-2025
Relationship with Associates
Instructions for contributors
Guidelines for the organization of thematic issues
Recommendations for the submission of articles
Notes on Editorial Policy
The Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva reaffirms its mission of publishing original articles, which bring novelty and provide advancement in Collective Health knowledge. Any text that falls within this scope is and will always be welcome, within the criteria described below:
Important note - Given the exponential increase in the Journal’s demand (which in 2020 exceeded 4,000 original works), all articles undergo an initial screening, carried out by the Editors-in-Chief. Their decision on whether to accept it or not is based on the priorities mentioned and the merit of the manuscript regarding originality, pertinence of statistical or qualitative analysis, adequacy of methods, and rich interpretation of the discussion. Only a small proportion of the originals are currently forwarded to reviewers and receive a detailed opinion considering these criteria.
C&SC journal adopts the "Rules for submission of proposed articles for publication in medical journals," of the International Committee of Editors of Medical Journals, the Portuguese version of which is published in Rev Port Clin Geral 1997; 14:159-174. The document is available on various sites on the World Wide Web, such as by way of example, www.icmje.org or www.apmcg.pt/document/71479/450062.pdf. Careful scrutiny of the text by the authors is recommended.
Sections of the publication
Editorial: this is the responsibility of the editors-in-chief or guest editors and it shall contain no more than 4,000 characters with spaces.
Thematic Articles: these shall contain empirical, experimental and conceptual results of research and reviews on the topic in question. The research texts shall not exceed 40,000 characters with spaces.
Free Themed Articles: these shall be of interest to public health by free submission of authors through the journal page. They shall have the same characteristics as the thematic articles, namely up to 40,000 characters with spaces, with the results of research and present analyses and assessments of theoretical, methodological and conceptual trends of the area.
Review Articles: these shall consist of texts exclusively based on secondary sources, subjected to methods of theoretically time-honored thematic or unsolicited analysis, being no longer than 45,000 characters with spaces.
Opinion: texts that express a qualified position of one or several authors or interviews conducted with specialists on the subject under discussion in the journal; they shall not exceed 20,000 characters with spaces.
Synopses: critical analysis of books related to the thematic field of public health, published in the previous two years, the text of which shall not exceed 10,000 characters including spaces. The author must assign a title to the review in the running head field when submitting the submission. The authors of the synopsis shall include the full reference details of the book at the beginning of the text. References cited throughout the text shall abide by the same rules as the articles. At the time of submission of the synopsis the authors shall insert a high resolution reproduction of the book cover in jpeg format as an attachment in the system.
Letters: with testimonials and suggestions about what is published in previous issues of the journal (no more than 4,000 characters with spaces).
Note: The maximum character limit takes into account spaces and extends from the word "introduction" to the last bibliographic reference. The abstract and illustrations (figures and tables) are considered separately.
Presentation of manuscripts
No charges e submission charegs
1. The originals may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. Texts in Portuguese and Spanish shall feature the title, abstract and key words in the original language and in English. Texts in French and English shall have the title, abstract and key words in the original language and in Portuguese. Footnotes or notes at the end of the article shall not be accepted.
2. The texts shall be double-spaced, in Times New Roman with a font size of 12, with 2.5 cm margins, in MS Word format and sent by electronic mail only (http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/csc-scielo) in accordance with the guidelines of the site.
3. Published articles shall be the property of C&SC journal, the full or partial reproduction thereof being prohibited in any medium, whether printed or electronic, without the prior permission of the editors-in-chief of the Journal. The secondary publication shall indicate the source of the original publication.
4. The articles submitted to C&SC shall not be offered simultaneously to other magazines.
5. Ethical issues relating to research publications involving human beings are the sole responsibility of the authors and shall be in accordance with the principles contained in the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (1964, as revised in 1975, 1983, 1989, 1989, 1996 and 2000).
6. The articles shall be submitted with authorization to reproduce previously published material, use illustrations that may identify people and to transfer copyright and other documents.
7. The concepts and opinions expressed in the articles, as well as the accuracy and validity of the quotations shall be the exclusive responsibility of the authors.
8. The texts are generally (but not necessarily) divided into sections with the title headings Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, with the inclusion of subheadings within some sections sometimes being required. The titles and subtitles of the sections shall not be organized with progressive numbering, but with graphical features (upper case, decrease in margin, etc.).
9. The title shall have no more than 120 characters with spaces and an abstract with a maximum of 1400 characters including spaces (extending from the word "abstract" to the last keyword), which shall specify the scope, objectives, methodology, theoretical approach and the results of the research or investigation. Immediately below the abstract the authors shall indicate no more than five (5) key words. We draw attention to the importance of clarity and objectivity in writing the abstract, which shall certainly elicit the reader's interest in the article, and the key words that will assist in the multiple indexing of the article. The key words in the original language and in English must be mandatorily included in DeCS/MeSH (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/ and http://decs.bvs.br/).
10. When submitting articles to the Journal platform, it is mandatory that only one author has an ORCID registration (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). However, when the article is approved to be published in SciELO, all authors must have an ORCID registration. Therefore, for authors who do not have it yet, it is recommended that they register and validate it in ScholarOne. To register with ORCID go to the website (https://orcid.org/), and to validate the ORCID on ScholarOne, go to the website (https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/csc-scielo) and then, in the Log In page, click the Log In With ORCID iD button.
1. The people designated as authors shall have participated in the drafting of the articles such that they can publicly assume responsibility for their content. Qualification as an author shall assume: a) the conception and design or analysis and interpretation of data; b) drafting the article or revising it critically; and c) approval of the version to be published. The individual contributions of each author shall be specified at the end of the text (e.g. LMF worked on the design and final text and CMG worked on the research and methodology).
2. The maximum number of authors per paper is eight. If this is exceeded, the exceeding authors’ names will be included in the acknowledgments. Some papers may have more authors in the case of research groups or in exceptional cases with the authorization of the editors.
1. The rules for public health/community health nomenclature, as well as abbreviations and conventions adopted in the specialized disciplines, shall be rigidly adhered to. Abbreviations shall be avoided in the title and abstract.
2. The full designation to which an abbreviation refers shall precede its first appearance in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
Illustrations and Scales
1. The illustrative material of C&SC journal includes tables (demonstrative elements such as numbers, measures, percentages, etc.), charts (demonstrative elements with textual information), graphs (schematic demonstration of a fact and its variations), figures (schematic demonstration of information by means of maps, diagrams, flowcharts, as well as by means of drawings or photographs). It shall be borne in mind that the magazine is printed in one color only, namely black, and if the illustrative material is colored, it will be converted to grayscale.
2. The number of illustrative materials shall not exceed five per article, with exceptions relating to articles of systematization of specific areas of a thematic field. In this case the authors shall negotiate with the editors-in-chief.
3. All illustrative material should be produced in Word or Excel formats and submitted with titles and sources. Note: The IBGE link (http://biblioteca.ibge.gov.br/visualizacao/livros/liv23907pdf) contains the guidelines for the development of tables. Tables should be set in rows and columns, without extra spaces and without "page breaks". Each data must be entered in a separate cell. Important note: Tables and charts should bear a brief information. Tables and charts should not be more than 15 cm wide x 18 cm high and should not exceed two pages (A4 size, single-spaced and font size 9).
4. The tables and charts should be produced in Word or Excel formats and submitted with titles and sources. Note: The IBGE link (http://biblioteca.ibge.gov.br/visualizacao/livros/liv2390.pdf) contains the guidelines for the development of tables. Tables should be set in rows and columns, without extra spaces and without "page breaks". Each data must be entered in a separate cell. Important note: Tables and charts should bear a brief information. Tables and charts should not be more than 15 cm wide x 18 cm high and should not exceed two pages (A4 size, single-spaced and font size 9).
5. Graphs and figures can be produced in Excel, Word or PPT. Authors must submit the file in the original program, separated from the text, in an editable format (which allows the "copy and paste" feature) and in PDF or JPEG formats, GRAY SHADES. Graphs generated in image programs should be submitted in JPEG, GRAY TONES, with a minimum resolution of 200 dpi and maximum size of 20cm height x 15cm width. The original image must be of good quality, since there is no point in increasing resolution if the original figure is compromised. Graphs and figures should also be submitted with titles and sources. Figures and graphs must fit at most one page (A4 size, 15cm wide x 20cm high, font size 9).
6. Picture files such as maps or photos should be saved in (or exported to) the JPEG, TIF or PDF formats. In any case, the material must be generated and saved at the highest resolution (300 DPI or more) and the largest possible size (within the 21cm height x 15cm width). Any text in the figure must be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 9. Fonts and captions should also be submitted in an editable format that allows the "copy / paste" feature. This type of figure should also be submitted with titles and sources.
7. Authors who insert scales in their works must explicitly state in the letter of submission of their articles, whether they are in the public domain or if they have been granted permission to use them.
Messages of Thanks
1. When these are included, they shall be placed before the bibliographical references.
2. The authors shall be responsible for obtaining written permission of the persons named in the messages of thanks, since readers may infer that such persons agree with the data and conclusions reached.
3. The messages of thanks for technical support shall be in a separate paragraph from other types of contribution.
RC&SC meets Ordinance No. 206 of 2018 from the Ministry of Education / Coordination Foundation for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel/Office on mandatory citation of CAPES for works produced or published, in any media, arising from activities fully or partially funded by CAPES. These scientific works must identify the source of funding through the use of code 001 for all funding received.
1. References shall be numbered consecutively in accordance with the order in which they appear in the text. In the event that the references are from more than two authors, only the first author's name shall be cited in the text followed by et al.
2. References shall be identified by superscript Arabic numerals, as per the examples below:
Example 1: "Another indicator analyzed was the maturity of the PSF" 11 (p.38).
Example 2: "As Maria Adelia de Souza4 warns, the city..."
References only cited in tables and figures shall be numbered from the last reference number cited in the text.
3. References shall be listed at the end of the article in numerical order following the general norms of the Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals
4. The names of journals shall be abbreviated according to the style used in the Index Medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/).
5. The names of individuals, cities and countries shall be cited in the original language of publication.
Examples of how to cite references
Articles in journals
1. Standard article (include all authors)
2. Institution as author
3. Without indication of authorship
4. Issue with supplement
5. Indication of the type of text, if necessary
Books and other monographs
6. Individual as author
Minayo MCS. The challenge of knowledge: qualitative health research. 8th Edition. Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro: Hucitec, Abrasco; 2004.
7. Organizer or compiler as author
8. Institution as author
9. Book chapter
10. Abstract in Annals of Congresses
11. Complete works published in scientific events
12. Dissertation and thesis
Gomes WA. Adolescence, pubertal development and sexuality: information level of adolescents and teachers of municipal schools in Feira de Santana - BA [dissertation]. Feira de Santana (BA): State University of Feira de Santana; 2001.
Other published works
13. Newspaper article
14. Audiovisual material
15. Legal documents
Forthcoming or unpublished material
Leshner AI. Molecular mechanisms of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med Forthcoming 1996.
Cronemberg S, Santos DVV, Ramos LFF, Oliveira ACM, Maestrini HA, Calixto N. Trabeculectomy with mitomycin C in patients with refractory congenital glaucoma. Arq Bras Oftalmol. Forthcoming 2004.
16. Article in electronic format
Lucena AR, Velasco e Cruz AA, Cavalcante R. Epidemiological study of trachoma in the community of Chapada do Araripe – PE – Brazil. Arq Bras Oftalmol [serial on the Internet]. 2004 Mar-Apr [accessed 2004 Jul 12];67(2): [about 4 p.]. Available at: http://www.abonet.com.br/abo/672/197-200.pdf
17. Monograph in electronic format
18. Computer program
Hemodynamics III: the ups and downs of hemodynamics [computer program]. Version 2.2. Orlando (FL): Computerized Educational Systems; 1993
The articles will be evaluated through Peer Review by at least three consultants from the research knowledge area, from national and foreign educational and/or research institutions, with proven scientific production. After appropriate corrections and possible suggestions, the article will be accepted if it has two favorable opinions, and rejected when two opinions are unfavorable.