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Cien Saude Colet. 2019 Mar;24(3):929-939. doi: 10.1590/1413-81232018243.29952016.

Challenges for publishing Brazilian scientific health journals.

[Article in English, Portuguese; Abstract available in Portuguese from the publisher]

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Departamento de Saúde Coletiva, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo. Rua Dr. Cesário Motta Jr. 61/5º, Santa Cecília. 01220-120 São Paulo SP Brasil.


in English, Portuguese

The article aims to bring to the attention of readers and potential authors some aspects of the difficulties faced by scientific editors of Public Health journals. It discusses critical aspects, highlighting the expectations of authors, readers, editors and publishers; and presents results of empirical studies on publishing predictors, types and quality of peer review, formal characteristics of the publishing process, the working process of two Brazilian and one foreign Public Health journal, ethical issues involving authors and editors, specific editorial challenges faced by Brazilian Public Health journals, and the future of publications in the open access model scenario.

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