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História, Ciências, SaúdeManguinhos releases unpublished original articles and research notes, documents and images of historical value, debates, interviews, and reviews of books and digital production that are of relevance to the history of the life sciences and health. Its chief focus is the analysis of health and the life sciences from a historical perspective.

Submission of an article to any section of the journal is taken to imply that it has not previously been published and is not being evaluated by other publication.

Journal content is organized into the following sections:

Analysis - Articles based on research into topics of interest to História, Ciências, SaúdeManguinhos and its readers (up to 10,000 words).

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

Images - Images such as photographs, prints, and drawings, accompanied by captions and an introductory text (up to 15 images and 5,000 words).

Sources – Texts that disseminate information on libraries, archives, or collections; transcribed documents or facsimile reproductions; rare works; or scientific collections that are of relevance to research on the history of science or health, described or analyzed in an introductory text (up to 5,000 words).

Debate - Historical or contemporary topics proposed by the editors or collaborators and debated by specialists (up to 6,000 words).

Research Notes - Brief preliminary reports about ongoing research projects, 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. Historiographic reviews may be requested by the editors and editorial committee or offered through online submission (up to 12,000 words).

Reviews - Critical analyses of published works, films, videos, digital networks, or databases released over the past three years (up to 1,000 words).

Letters - Comments or critiques of articles or any other text published in earlier issues of the journal or opinions regarding other topics of interest to its readers (up to 1,000 words).

Editorial policy

Submissions are welcome year round. All submissions must be made through the online system, irrespective of the section:

Proposals for dossiers or special issues should be submitted directly to the science editors, following the guidelines described here. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of originality, academic relevance, solidity, and suitability to the journal’s scope and publication plan. The journal publishes a maximum of two dossiers and one special issue per year.

História, Ciências, SaúdeManguinhos charges no fees for submission, peer review, or publication, but it may request a contribution toward the translation of articles into English.

Whether first author or coauthor, authors may have only one submission under consideration at a time, from submission of manuscript through publication. Authors must wait two years before making another submission, whether their submitted article is rejected or accepted. Exceptions may be made for reviews or collaborations requested by the science editors.

Authors must hold at least a master’s degree.

When submitting a manuscript, authors must provide their ORCID.  

Submissions signed by more than one author must inform, in the cover letter, how each author contributed to the article.

The same publishing process applies to regular articles and to articles that are part of dossiers or special issues. Manuscripts are first evaluated to confirm that they comply with the submissions guidelines specified below. They are then reviewed for originality, suitability to the journal’s scope, and overall quality by the science editors and, in some cases, by the editorial board. Manuscripts may be rejected during this phase.

Manuscripts submitted to the Analysis section are sent to two external peer reviewers for double-blind review. The peer reviewers may approve or reject the manuscript or propose changes intended to improve it. Based on the peer reviews, the science editors will approve or reject the manuscript or ask the author(s) to make changes that conform wholly or in part to the suggestions of the peer reviewers. The modified text may undergo further peer review or be approved or rejected directly by the science editors.

Manuscripts submitted to the Interviews, Sources, Images, and Reviews sections are assessed by the respective section editors and reviewers. The final decision is made by the science editors.

Approval for publication requires the transfer of copyright to the journal, which complies with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).


Preparing Manuscripts

História, Ciências, SaúdeManguinhos accepts contributions to all sections in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

Manuscripts should be submitted in DOC, or RTF format, using 12-point Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing.

Manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover page that states: title of text; author’s name; ORCID; institution; position at institution; city, state, and country of institution; and author’s email. If the article has more than one author, please provide information for all authors. The author(s) should not be identified elsewhere in the manuscript.

The word count specified for each section includes notes, references, figures, and tables.

Manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract in the same language, containing no more than 120 words.

Authors should provide three to five keywords, in the same language as the text and representative of its content. For help in selecting keywords, please see Health Science Descriptors.

In-text citations should include the author’s last name, year of publication, and pages referred to. 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 file. 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.

 Illustrations include tables, figures, prints, graphs, and drawings in general. All illustrations should be submitted in files separate from the main text.

All illustrations should be numbered and accompanied by a caption and source.

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 other numerical data 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.

Funding sources and acknowledgements should appear at the end of the article, before the references.

All works or documents cited in the main text must be listed in a separate section, entitled References, which should appear immediately after the text.

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, for example: Silva, 1980a; Silva, 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 in double quotations in the main text, but without any special punctuation in the references.



MEINIG, Donald William. The shaping of America: a geographical perspective on 500 years of history. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1993.
In-text citation: (Meinig, 1993)


GLICK, Thomas F. The Rockefeller Foundation and the emergence of genetics in Brazil, 1943-1960. In: Cueto, Marcos (Org.). Missionaries of science: the Rockefeller Foundation and Latin America. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. p.149-164. 1994.
In-text citation: (Glick, 1994)


GRANOVETTER, Mark. Network sampling: some first steps. The American Journal of Sociology, v.81, n.6, p.1287-1303. 1976.
In-text citation: (Granovetter, 1976)

GALINA, Vivian Fadlo et al. A saúde mental dos refugiados: um olhar sobre estudos qualitativos. Interface (Botucatu), v.21, n.61, p.297-308. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 31 jul. 2018. 2017.

In-text citation: (Galina et al., 2017)


ALMEIDA, Sílvia Capanema P. de. Nous, marins, citoyens brésiliens et républicains: identités, modernité et mémoire de la révolte des matelots de 1910. Thèse (Ph.d.) - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. 2009.
In-text citation: (Almeida, 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)


AMSEN, Eva. What is open peer review? F1000 Blogs. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 5 jan. 2018. 21 maio 2014.

In-text citation:  (Amsen, 21 maio 2014)

For more information, please see guidelines for preparing document references.

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