ISSN 0102-8650 printed version
ISSN 1678-2674 online version



Basic information

Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira, founded by Prof. Saul Goldenberg in 1986, has been published monthly since 2012. It is the Official Journal of the Brazilian Society for the Development of Research in Surgery [Sociedade Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Cirurgia-SOBRADPEC], a Federation of 24 branches in Brazil.

The journal has a Board of National Consultants and a Board of International Consultants.

It is the only continuously published journal in English language solely devoted to experimental surgery in Latin America. The Editorial Board considers only papers judged to offer significant contributions to surgical research. Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief of Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira at the

A Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira has joined a number of other leading medical journals that follows the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication" of the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors ( updated in December 2014.Authors need to follow the specific instructions published by the journal.

A Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira publishes original papers on basic and applied research in surgery, mainly in experimental surgery, new surgical techniques, surgical education and advances in surgery.

The abbreviated title of the journal is Acta Bras Cir, which should be used in footnotes and bibliographical references as well as in strips.

Case reports and retrospective articles are not acceptable. Reviews only by invitation.



Indexed in

The journal is covered by:

  • Indice Médico Latino Americano
  • Medline/PubMed
  • Excerpta Medica-EMBASE
  • Scopus
  • Thomson (ISI)
  • JCR Science Edition
  • Biblioteca Universia, CAB Abstracts
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Free Full Text, Google Academic
  • El Indice Latino
  • Portal Brasileiro da Informação Científica-Periódicos CAPES
  • Scientific Eletronic Library Online (SciELO)


Intellectual Property

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

The online journal is free and open access.


Institutional sponsors

The publication of the journal is financed by the:

  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). Programa de Apoio a Publicações Científicas.
  • Mec/CAPES

The journal is associated to:

  • Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors-ABEC
  • Surgical Forum of the Brazilian College of Surgeous


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