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About the journal


Basic information

História, Ciências, Saúde– Manguinhos is a publication of the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, a division within the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation that is devoted to research, teaching, documentation and communication of the history of public health and of biomedical sciences in Brazil, and to preserving the Foundation's history.
The journal features articles that address topics in health and the life sciences from a historical perspective, encompassing various fields related to health practices and the production of knowledge in its social, political, and cultural dimensions. The journal also publishes articles on the communication of science and the preservation and management of cultural heritage in the realm of science and health.
The journal publishes papers of historical merit with original focuses. It welcomes online submissions of articles in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. All content is available online in open access format. The journal has diamond open access status, meaning it does not charge fees for submission, processing, or publication.
História, Ciências, Saúde– Manguinhos was launched in July 1994. Since 1998, it has also been available in a digital version and in 2000 became part of the SciELO portal. Since 2006, some articles accepted for publication in Portuguese and Spanish have been translated into English and released in the e-journal. In 2013, the journal began receiving submissions and issuing evaluations online. To strengthen editorial transparency and adhere to the concept of open science, in 2021 it began accepting submissions of preprints and allowing the publication of peer reviews (with or without the identification of reviewers). In 2023, the journal inaugurated a continuous publication format.
The abbreviation of the title is Hist. ciênc. saúde - Manguinhos.


Indexing sources

The journal is currently indexed by:
  • SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)
  • Scopus 
  • Web of Science (Core Collection) 
  • Medline/PubMed 
  • Lilacs (Latin American and Caribbean Heath Sciences Literature) 
  • Hisa (Base Bibliográfica em História da Saúde Pública na América Latina e Caribe) 
  • Latindex (Sistema Regional de Información en línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal) 
  • Redalyc (Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal) 
  • HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) 
  • Historical Abstract 
  • Sociological Abstracts 
  • HLAS web (Handbook of Latin American Studies) 
  • America: History and Life 
  • Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts 
  • CAB Abstracts 
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) 


The publication of the journal receives financial support from:
  • Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC)
  • Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes)
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)


Communication of science

História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos publicizes its articles on Facebook, Twitter and its blog, and recommends that authors post their articles to their own personal and institutional social networks, always citing the DOI.



Editorial Board


Science Editor



Executive editor



Assistant editors



Sections' editors



Scientific editorial council

  • Alexandra Stern, University of Michigan, EUA
  • Ana Maria Alfonso-Goldfarb, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Ana Maria Carrillo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
  • Ana Maria de Almeida Camargo, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Ana Teresa A. Venâncio, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Angela de Castro Gomes, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brazil/Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Anne Emanuelle Birn, University of Toronto, Canadá
  • Benilton Bezerra Junior, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Claudio Bertolli Filho, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita, Bauru, SP, Brazil
  • Cristiana Facchinetti, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Diego Armus, Swarthmore College, EUA
  • Esteban Rodriguez Ocaña, Universidad de Granada, Espanha
  • Flavio Edler, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Gustavo Caponi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
  • Ilana Löwy, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Scientifique/Cermes3, França
  • Jaime L. Benchimol, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • João José Reis, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brazil
  • José Augusto de Pádua, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Laurinda Abreu, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
  • Luiz Fernando Ferreira, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Maria Amélia M. Dantes, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Maria Cecília de S. Minayo, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública/Fiocruz, RJ, Brazil
  • Maria Margaret Lopes, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
  • Maria Silvia Di Liscia, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina
  • Mónica García López, Universidad del Rosario, Colômbia
  • Nancy Leys Stepan, Columbia University, EUA
  • Nísia Trindade Lima, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Patrick Zylberman, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, França
  • Paulo Buss, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Paulo Gadelha, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Ricardo Ventura Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Ricardo Waizbort, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Sandra Caponi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
  • Silvia F. Figueirôa, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
  • Steven Palmer, University of Windsor, Canadá


Editorial production


Mônica Cruz Caminha

Camilo Papi

Miriam Junghans, Mônica S. Auler, Vinícius Renaud

Elisabeth Lissovsky, Lucía D'Albuquerque, Maria Helena de O. Torres

Natalia Lugaro, Rebecca AtkinsonTracy Miyake

Diane Grosklaus Whitty

Lucía D'Albuquerque

Lucía D'Albuquerque

Marciel Mendonça Rosa

Fernando Vasconcelos

Fernando Vasconcelos



Instructions to authors


Focus and scope

História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos  is an open access journal publishing original texts related to the history of science and healthcare, the study of science communication, and the analysis of the historical and cultural heritage of science and healthcare. Submission of a manuscript to História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos implies that it is not being evaluated by another publication and that it has not been made public previously, except on a preprint server that complies with the specifications described below.
Texts are peer reviewed, including by external reviewers, as specified in “Preparing manuscripts.”


Fee policy

The journal does not charge a fee for submission or evaluation of manuscripts or for the publication of articles.



Submission of an article implies assignment of rights to the journal História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos. All journal content, unless otherwise stated, is open access, pursuant to Creative Commons (CC-BY) Atribuição 4.0 Internacional license provisions.
The journal História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos encourages authors to deposit their texts in an institutional repository and promote the published article on their personal or academic social media.



The content published by the journal is open access and follows the Creative Commons (CC-BY) Atribuição 4.0 Internacional license provisions, which allow redistribution and reuse of the article as long as the original is properly cited.



For the Historiographic Review section, authors must hold doctoral degree. For other sections, manuscripts will be accepted from those with doctorates and doctoral students. Authors with only a master's degree can submit a manuscript only with a co-author who has a doctorate.
História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos follows the recommendation of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) that authorship be attributed to contributors who meet these four criteria:
  1. Contributed to the conception or structure of the work, or to the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of the data used;
  2. Wrote the manuscript or provided an important critical analysis of its contents;
  3. Approved the final version that will be published;
  4. Is accountable for answering any ethical or content-related questions about the work.
Other types of contributors should be mentioned in the Acknowledgments section.
Each author may have only one submission under consideration  at a time, from submission of a manuscript through its publication. Authors must wait two years before making another submission, regardless of whether the prior manuscript was accepted or rejected. Exceptions can be made in the case of book reviews or collaborations requested by the science editor. 


Group authorship

Submissions signed by more than one author must inform each author’s contribution on the cover page, in accordance with the following categories from CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy):
  • Conceptualization: formulation and definition of the problem.
  • Methodology: design or development of methodology.
  • Investigation: conducting research, including data collection.
  • Data curation: categorization of data.
  • Formal analysis: data analysis and interpretation.
  • Writing (original draft): writing of the original manuscript.
  • Writing (review and editing): critical review and writing of the modified version.
Authors may contribute in more than one of the above categories.



Journal content is organized into the following sections (the maximum word count includes text, notes, tables, captions and references):

Analysis - Articles based on research in topics of interest to História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, in dialog with the historiography and literature related to the theme of the article (up to 9,000 words).

Interviews - Interviews with individuals whose professional careers are relevant to the history of science or of health (up to 6,000 words).

Images - Texts based on images, photographs, etc., in black and white or color, accompanied by captions and an introductory text (up to 10 images and 5,000 words).

Sources – The section is intended for materials that disseminate information on libraries, archives, collections; or transcribed documents relevant to research on the history of science or health, described or analyzed in an introductory text of up to 5,000 words.

Debate - Historical or contemporary topics proposed by the editor or collaborators and debated by specialists, who provide their points of view (up to 6,000 words).

Research Notes - Brief preliminary report about ongoing research project, focusing on hypotheses, progress, and challenges and also including source analysis, techniques and methods, and forecast developments (up to 3,000 words).

Historiographic Review - Articles that examine historiographic production on topics of relevance to the history of science and health, science communication, and historical and cultural heritage in science and health 10,000 words).

Reviews - Critical analyses of works published in the preceding two years that connect the arguments of the work with contemporary debates, addressing methodology, documentary sources and the contribution of the work to the development of the field (up to 1,000 words). There should be no academic supervisory relationship between the reviewer and the author of the work reviewed.
Letters - Comments or critiques of articles published in earlier issues of the journal (up to 1,000 words).


Submission of manuscripts

Submissions are welcome year-round. All submissions, irrespective of section, must be made through the online submission management system.
Submissions that do not comply with the publication guidelines specified in “Preparing Manuscripts” will be rejected. Additionally, articles that are a simple extract from a thesis or dissertation or that have excessive writing errors will be returned to authors.
Science editors, the executive editor, and members of the editorial staff cannot submit articles to the Analysis or Research Notes sections.
Guest editors of dossiers, assistant editors, and section editors can publish articles in the journal, and they will be submitted to double-blind peer review.



Proposals for dossiers should be submitted to the science editor, pursuant to these guidelines. Proposals will be judged by the science editor and assistant editors, based on academic relevance and journal scope. The journal publishes at least one dossier every year.


Evaluation of manuscripts

Evaluations of submissions differ, depending on the sections to which the manuscript has been submitted. The preliminary evaluation consists of:
  • Verifying compliance with formal requirements for submission and for the section in question. Manuscripts that do not comply with these requirements will be rejected (desk reject).
  • Verifying appropriate journal scope. Manuscripts that do not comply with this requirement will be rejected (desk reject).
Manuscripts approved during the preliminary evaluation will be sent out for review and evaluated per the guidelines for each section.
Manuscripts submitted to the Analysis and Historiographic Review sections are sent to at least two outside evaluators. By default, these sections adopt double-blind peer review. If the author has submitted the manuscript to a preprint server or has declared on their Open Science Compliance Form that they are willing to reveal their identity, the evaluation will be open or single-blind.
Manuscripts submitted to the Images or Sources sections, as well as science communication manuscripts, are evaluated by the respective section editor (single-blind) and at least one external reviewer (double-blind).
Manuscripts submitted to the Interviews, Debate, or Research Notes sections are evaluated by the science editor and by at least one external reviewer (double-blind).
Manuscripts submitted to the Book Reviews section are evaluated by the section editor (single-blind). Any manuscript accepted following preliminary evaluation will be evaluated based on (1) originality; (2) use of methodology for historiography; and (3) pertinence and relevance to the field.
Peer reviewers may request access to data and other materials on which the manuscript is based. The review may recommend: (1) approval; (2) improvement changes; or (3) rejection of the manuscript. Based on the review(s), the science editor will accept, request changes, or reject the manuscript.
The modified version will undergo a new evaluation by the science editor or other reviewer. The manuscript may be submitted to as many evaluations as deemed necessary to reach a final decision. The science editor will approve or reject the modified version, based on the final evaluation.
In all sections, the final decision falls to the science editor.


Compliance with best open science practices

Any manuscript submitted to História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos must be accompanied by a completed Open Science Compliance Form.
To further the open dissemination of knowledge, beginning in 2021 História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos allows the submission of articles previously published on reliable preprint servers that satisfy academically recognized criteria, such as SciELO Preprints and SocArXiv.  These criteria include: storage of articles that report the results of research, revisions and essays ready for submission to a journal; prior moderation of articles; assignment of a DOI and linkage to the final published article.
Research data
During the manuscript submission process, or after its approval, we recommend that the authors deposit the data connected with the research in a reliable repository, if legally and ethically possible.

The following can be considered research data: the research proposal; reports submitted to funding agencies; a description of the archives used; tables, figures and statistical information not used in the article; and recordings or transcripts of oral interviews. If the author has already stored the research data in a repository, he or she should mention it in the Open Science Compliance Form
All research data used in the manuscript that are already public must be properly cited and referenced.
Options regarding open peer-review
Beginning in 2021, authors and peer reviewers may choose to reveal their identities during the evaluation process.
Peer reviews of approved articles may be published with the article when both the author(s) and peer reviewer(s) consent, with or without identification of the reviewer(s). The open peer review option, in which the peer reviews are published together with the article, is intended to promote constructive criticism, reliability in scientific communication, dialog between researchers and recognition of peer reviewers. 
The author(s) must indicate on the Open Science Compliance Form whether they agree to publish the peer reviews of their article. When the reviewer receives the invitation to review a manuscript, they will be informed about the possibility of revealing their identity.
Both authors and reviewers may consent or decline to reveal their identity or to the publication of the review, without this influencing acceptance, evaluation, or approval of the manuscript.


Ethical guidelines

  História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos is committed to sustaining and promoting ethical behavior in the practices that guide scientific research and publication. It therefore rejects all behaviors that characterize poor editorial practice, breaches of ethics, plagiarism, and fraud, among others. Additionally, the journal is a member and adheres to the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), endorses the integrity guidelines of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, and recommends use of the Guia de boas práticas para o fortalecimento da ética na publicação científica da Rede SciELO. We recommend that authors read these documents before submitting their manuscript for publication in the journal.  


Plagiarism detection

História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos does not tolerate plagiarism in submitted manuscripts. Texts sent to the journal will be submitted to plagiarism detection software. Manuscripts are submitted to plagiarism detection at least once prior to their approval. If any similarity is detected that requires clarification, the author(s) will be given a deadline by which to respond to the questions raised. The science editor, in conjunction with the editorial board, will be responsible for deciding how to proceed in each case.
Cases of plagiarism may lead to the rejection of the manuscript at any stage of the evaluation process.


Retraction, errata, and expressions of concern

If, at any moment, problems and/or poor practices are detected in published documents, whether through a denunciation, information provided by the authors themselves, or detection by the editorial board, an investigation will be conducted. These are among the kinds of poor practices subject to investigation that are of special note: redundant publication; problems in the statement of authorship/contribution; non-declared conflict of interest; fabrication/manipulation of data and/or images; plagiarism; manipulation of the evaluation; and ethical violation.
Reference documents:


COPE flowcharts on how to proceed, depending on each case


Conflict of interest

Authors of manuscripts submitted to História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos must indicate whether there was any conflict of interest in conducting their research. Conflicts of interest may be personal, commercial, political, academic, financial, or other. If there is no conflict of interest, authors should state the following: “There were no conflicts of interest during the realization of this research.” Manuscripts are not rejected solely on the basis of conflict of interest.
In addition, authors must indicate on the manuscript any financial support received during the course of the study and must describe the contributions involved in developing the research.
Reviewers are also responsible for declaring potential conflicts of interest when they agree to evaluate a manuscript. When an assistant editor or section editor has any potential conflict of interest in relation to a manuscript they have been given to assess, they must state this conflict of interest to the science editor, who will determine how to proceed.
Information on author, peer reviewer, and editor conflicts of interest will appear at the end of published texts.


Research ethics involving human subjects and informed consent to participate in research

  In the case of manuscripts that involved research with human subjects, authors must follow the specific recommendations, laws, and/or standards of the country where the research was conducted and/or funded. Research should be conducted in accordance with the ethical practices and recommendations of its pertinent area/sub-area, as described by COPE and in the Belmont Report.  


Image, audio, and video rights

  When images, audios, or videos not in the public domain are used in the manuscript, the authors themselves are responsible for obtaining due authorizations and including these with their manuscript submission. The journal is not responsible for the improper use of third-party materials or for obtaining authorization for the content used by authors.  


Preparing Manuscripts

História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos accepts contributions to all sections in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Manuscripts should be submitted in DOCX or RTF format.

The text must be formatted in Times New Roman font, size 12, with line spacing 1.5
Manuscripts for all sections must be accompanied by a cover page that states:
  • name of the author;
  • ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) of the author; 
  • institution with which the author is affiliated;
  • position held at the institution;
  • city, state and country of the institution;
  • e-mail of the author;
  • funding received and acknowledgments.
When there is more than one author, provide the above information for each author. No other text in the manuscript should make identification of the author(s) possible.
Manuscripts for the Reviews section should have a title different than that of the work reviewed and no more than four references. The manuscripts must contain the complete reference, including the number of pages, of the work reviewed. An image of the cover must be provided in a separate file, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, in JPEG, TIFF or PNG format.
Manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract in the language of the manuscript no more than 110 words long, explaining the objectives, chronological and spacial frameworks of the research, methodology and principal argument of the article.

Authors should provide three to five keywords representative of the contents of the article, in the language of the manuscript. We suggest using Health Science Descriptors.

In-text citations should indicate the author, year and page of the citation. All quotations from works in other languages must be translated into the language of the manuscript. Authors may choose to include the original in a note. Quotations of up to five lines should be enclosed in double quotation marks in the main text. Quotations of more than five lines should be single-spaced in a separate, indented paragraph with a 3-cm margin.

Authors should use double quotation marks rather than italics or bold to set off or emphasize terms or expressions. Italics are used only to mark foreign words and the titles of books or periodicals. To highlight sections within a citation, use single quotes.

Illustrations include tables, figures, prints, graphs, and drawings in general. All illustrations should be provided in files separate from the main text. The suggested insertion location of each illustration, together with its caption and source, must be written in the body of the manuscript. Only four (4) illustrations will be published per article (except for the images section), and must be duly accompanied by authorization for publication.

Each image file should be clearly identified and numbered based on the order in which it appears in the text.
Images should have a minimum actual resolution of 300 dpi (not interpolated). They should be of natural size and saved in JPEG, TIFF, or PNG format with RGB color.

Tables and graphs should be editable. Tables should be in Word or Excel. Graphs and the underlying numerical data should be in Excel.

Rules of zoological and botanical nomenclature should be carefully followed. The same applies to abbreviations and conventions adopted in specialized fields.

Notes should be limited to an absolute minimum. They should be explanatory, numbered using Arabic numerals, and inserted as endnotes using the endnote function of the word processing program. Notes should not be used for referencing cited documents or works.

All works or documents cited in the main text must be listed in a separate section, entitled References, never in a footnote or endnote.

The references list primary and secondary sources together. References should appear in alphabetical order by author’s last name. Works by the same author should be listed in chronological order from most to least recent. When an author has more than one work published the same year, distinguish them by placing a letter immediately after the year, in alphabetical order (for example: 1980a, 1980b).

Authors’ first names should be written in full.

Do not abbreviate journal names.

Titles of books and journals should be italicized. Titles of book chapters and articles should appear between double quotations in the main text, but without any special punctuation in the references.



ARMUS, Diego. La ciudad impura: salud, tuberculosis y cultura en Buenos Aires, 1870-1950. Buenos Aires: Edhasa, 2007.

In-text citation: (Armus, 2007)

ESCOREL, Sarah. História das políticas de saúde no Brasil de 1964 a 1990: do golpe militar à reforma sanitária. In: Giovanella, Lígia et al. (org.). Políticas e sistemas de saúde no Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Fiocruz, 2012. p.323-363.

In-text citation: (Escorel, 2012)


SZWARCWALD, Célia Landmann et al. Estimação da mortalidade infantil no Brasil: o que dizem as informações sobre óbitos e nascimentos do Ministério da Saúde? Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v.18, n.6, p.1725-1736, 2002.

In-text citation: (Szwarcwald at al., 2002)
ALMEIDA-FILHO, Naomar. O legado de Cabanis: hipótese sobre raízes da educação médica no Brasil. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v.33, n.7, e00206416, 2017. Available at: Access on: 8 nov. 2020.

In-text citation: (Almeida-Filho, 2017)

ASSUNÇÃO, Mariana Almeida. Escravidão e liberdade em Fortaleza, Ceará (século XIX). Dissertation (Doctorate in History) – Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, 2009.

In-text citation: (Assunção, 2009)

ARANHA, Luís de Freitas Vale. Carta a José Pinto. Arquivo Pedro Ernesto Batista, série Correspondência; PEB c 1935.01.15 (Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro). 15 jan. 1935.

In-text citation: (Aranha, 15 jan. 1935)

TERMO de obrigação que fazem Manuel Francisco Villar e Antonio Freire de Ocanha. Códice 296, f.108 (Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino, Lisboa). 2 Mar. 1696.

In-text citation: (Termo..., 2 Mar. 1696)

AMSEN, Eva. What is open peer review? F1000 Blogs, 21 May 2014. Available at: Access on: 5 Jan. 2018.

In-text citation: (Amsen, 21 May 2014) 
For more information, please see guidelines for preparing document references.



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