Salud(i)Ciencia fosters the continuing development and scientific knowledge of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking medical community. The journal accepts papers on clinical, surgical or experimental medicine involving all human health sciences.
The quality of those papers it edits has been confirmed by professional reviewers who select and evaluate the documents to be published.
Salud(i)Ciencia publishes its contents in Spanish, Portuguese and English. The first two are the most widely-spoken languages in Ibero-America and are thus considered essential in the transmission and clear understanding of the articles for study purposes and the further scientific development of professionals in the region.
Articles by Brazilian or Portuguese authors are edited in their language, while those terms or phrases that might prove difficult for Spanish-speakers are translated.
Salud(i)Ciencia publishes original articles, reviews, clinical cases, observational studies, authors’ chronicles, interviews with specialists and other documents. It invites prominent authors from around the world to present their unpublished papers to the biomedical community covered by the journal, which enjoys extensive physical and virtual distribution.
The journal respects the international standards and requisites governing the authorial and editorial production of biomedical scientific documentation. The content of such documentation undergoes external and internal scientific review.
Each unpublished paper submitted to Salud(i)Ciencia is evaluated by a minimum of two external scientific reviewers (peer review), who judge the scientific relevance, technical precision, methodological rigour, clarity and objectivity of the manuscripts.
The reviewers of Salud(i)Ciencia content are from the academic world and receive no financial compensation for their scientific collaboration. The authors do not know the names of their evaluators.
Salud(i)Ciencia maintains its commitment to the policies of Open Access to scientific information, considering that both scientific publications and research financed with public funds should benefit from unrestricted circulation on Internet free of charge.
Salud(i)Ciencia ratifies the Open Access model in which the content of scientific publications is freely available in full on Internet free of charge, without any form of time constraint. The costs of such editorial production are not transferred to the authors. This policy seeks to break down the economic barriers that produce inequality, both in access to information and in the publication of research results.
The papers in the section Invited Experts are edited in Spanish or Portuguese and are accompanied in both cases by translations into English of their respective abstracts.
Those studies submitted in English by foreign authors are translated into Spanish or Portuguese by the biomedical professionals in the institution’s body of specialist translators. These versions then undergo various literary, (internal and external) scientific, linguistic and editorial checks to ensure that the original texts are accurately rendered in translation.
The short Colleagues Inform section edits objective summaries in Spanish supplied by editor colleagues on a selection of specific new developments from around the world.
Salud(i)Ciencia offers a list of events taking place in the country and elsewhere in the world and that are recommended by SIIC.
The Beyond health page at the end of the journal features texts related to human medicine and health from other areas of knowledge.
The scientific content of Salud(i)Ciencia is the sole responsibility of the authors of the original texts.
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