Journal History

In November 1988, "Revista de Medicina da PUCRS" was created with the objective of disseminating scientific research produced by researchers from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.

In 2004, the "Scientia Medica Project" was launched with it a new name for the journal – SCIENTIA MEDICA. This project had the principal objective of stimulating academic publication among professors, professionals and post-graduate and under-graduate students of Medicine, research institutes and courses in the health sector, both inside and outside the University. With this initiative, the journal opened its doors and began to accept articles from various institutions.

In 2006, Scientia Medica gained a new editorial team. In the same year, the Electronic System for Journal Publishing (SEER) was implemented, which turned the publishing process easier and more practical.

Between 2006 and 2015, Scientia Medica had a considerable development, increasing the geographic reach of its collaborators, achieving internationalization and obtaining important indexing and associative activities.

In 2015, Scientia Medica terminated the print edition, which had the ISSN 1806-5562, and is now published only in electronic medium (ISSN 1980-6108).