About the Journal

In November 1988, the Revista de Medicina da PUCRS was launched, with the aim of publishing a scientific production from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. In 2004, the “Projeto Scientia Medica” brought into its context the new name of the journal Medical Science. Its main objective was to stimulate scientific production by liberal professors, undergraduate and graduate students in medicine, research institutes and health courses, both at the University and in other regions of the country. From then on, the journal opened its borders and began to receive articles from various institutions.

In 2006, Scientia Medica had a new editorial board. That same year, the Electronic Journal Publishing System (SEER) was improved, making the editorial process easier and more practical. Both printed and electronic formats do not contain the same scientific content.

Between 2006, 2015, an advertisement had a developed development, increased the geographic reach of its collaborators, reaching an international importance and several indexes. In 2015, it ended the print edition, whose ISSN was 1806-5562, and was only published electronically.

Contribute to the dissemination of scientific knowledge in the various areas of medicine and other health sciences, with an interdisciplinary approach and with regional, national and international scope.

This journal employs the peer review system for manuscripts for publication. All articles undergo an initial editors review to verify that the subject is within the journal's focus and scope and that the journal's standards and quality of care standards are met. Still in this initial phase, it is in a software specialized in identification of the inserted original, to check possible similarities or expanded with texts already approved. Scientia Medica is not primary served, a submission could be the basic authors for publication after these steps, a submission and authors could be used after these steps. external partners, experts in the corresponding field, that evaluation of the articles included comments, suggestion changes and opinion about their requirements for publication. If the three or main disagree, one more reviewers will be projected. Required documents may be statistically compliant. Scientia Medica uses double-blind peer review, where authors and reviewers are blind to each other.

Reviewer guidelines are automatically distributed by the review operating system when the guest reviewer is available for review. This includes topics such as confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and guidance on the practical aspects of the review. Statements about Scientia Medica principles follow the relationship to the peer review process included in the "Ethical Principles and Best Practices in Academic Publishing" section below.

After reviewing the authors, the editor to receive a decision to accept the article, declined or requested a decision from the authors. When necessary, the Editorial Board is consulted. Suggested changes are made to authors for response and review of the article. The auto-authors original is aged by the editor or the same reviewers to ensure the requirements have been met. From submission to editorial decision, the entire process can be electronically tracked by the author, referring to the site through the username and password provided at the time of registration.

The editorial decision takes into account the following criteria: compliance with the journal's rules, originality, research and contribution to the topic. This decision is independent of commercial interest or that of any other competitor. The final editorial decision and the reasons for it are always communicated to the authors.

Scientia Medica does not rule out studies with results that are not statistically evaluated or inconclusive. In line with the ICMJE Important Question Studies, these studies may provide studies that, combined with others, may answer an answer or help otherwise be important to other investigated work that might do one.

Continuous flow of publication.

The journal offers open access to all its content, following the principle that free access to science generates greater global knowledge of knowledge.

Scientia Medica is a member of the Comitê de Ética em Publicações (Cope) follows principles of ethics, transparency and its report in the publication.

It serves as the International Committee of Physician Editors (ICMJE) to publish, report, publish and publish articles in medical journals.

Scientia Medica is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) , which best associations are dedicated to upholding practices in open access publishing.

Authorship is based on the following four criteria:

  • 1. substantial contributions to the creation or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the article;
  • 2. Elaborate the article or critically review it for its intellectual content;
  • 3. Final approval of the published version;
  • 4. Agreement of aspects of the work, in pre-completion of the questions concerning the accuracy and of any part of the work properly investigated and resolved.

All authors designated as authors must meet all four authority criteria and all who meet all criteria must be identified as authors.

Employees who should not be attended to in the acknowledgments must be attended to.

When submitting the manuscript, the authors published previously or the work is being published has not been published in another journal.

Literal copies of selected quotations will not be accepted, except in excerpts in the form of a quotation.

When it is necessary to copy words from another author, use as citation rules.

Before or after publication, authors and reviewers must notify the editor if any errors are identified in the article.

The editor is willing to deliver and costs, the editors, retractions and apologies. Authors must cooperate with editors in our retractions.

Scientia Medica follows Cope's guidelines for withdrawal or correction. Basic measures are taken to identify and prevent the publication of articles that have been solid or that show misconduct.

The manuscript under review is a privileged document and protected from all forms of exploitation. Editorial staff and external reviewers are instructed not to cite a manuscript of being and information and not to distribute or as contained therein for use in their own research.

During a review, the manuscript should not be considered or discussed with others, and no one else should be present at the review, except in special cases for specific advice. In this case, the reviewer is responsible for ensuring confidentiality. The reviewer should inform the editor of others who have commented on a review.

Conflicts of interest can be personal, financial, intellectual, professional, political or religious, and can occur with authors, reviewers and editors.

  • Authors: Scientia Medica requires all authors to declare any relevant financial and non-financial conflicts of interest and to publish at least those that have suffered the reader's perception of an article. as interest of interests of interest as important as conflicts of interest. Whenever there is a relationship between the authors and any public or private organization, a conflict of interest may result, this possibility is communicated and specified in the article. If there are no conflicts, that is clear.
  • Reviewers: No peer review system used by Scientia Médica, the manuscript is sent to the reviewer without identifying the authors. However, if the reviewer acknowledges the authors or institution, there may be a conflict of interest. To maintain the impartiality of the peer review process, the reviewer must determine whether the manuscript can be judged impartially. If there are any conflicting interests, the reviewer must correctly inform the editor so that another can be designated reviewer. The peer review process used by Scientia Médica and the guidelines for authors are detailed in the "Peer Review Process" section of the ABOUT menu, "POLICIES".
  • Editors: Editors are not involved in decisions about which articles are a conflict of interest, for example, whether they work at the same institution or a personal relationship with the authors. Each submission is handled by an editor without any conflict of interest regarding the manuscript and authors.

The source of research funding must be declared and published and, if applicable, their role in designing, conducting, analyzing or reporting the research prepared and published.

Editorial decisions are quality and quality of a manuscript. Decisions are not influenced by business interests, personal relationships or secondary agendas.

Scientia Editorial Multi-Institutional Editorial Establishing and Maintaining Editorial Policies for Editorial Decisions and Expressions of Medical Opinion Has a Controversial Council Establishing Policies.

Original articles and case reports from the institution's Research Ethics Committee. Authors must send the Ethics Committee document. No article, informed in the Methods section that the ethical standards for human experimentation were followed and inform the name of the institution and the number of the approval document Consubstantiated (in Brazil, or Substantiated Opinion).

Published material must adhere to all ethical standards in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and subsequent amendments. Research carried out in Brazil must meet the requirements of Resolution 466/2012 of the National Health Council.

If relevant, consent must have been created by all participants and/or parents or legal guardians of children or adults with disabilities, and a child and adolescent consent form. The confidentiality of the patient's identity is always preserved.

In the case of an experimental study with animals, the maintenance and care of the animals comply with the rules of the authority or agency of the country or institution for the human use of animals in research.

The editors are aware of concerns about the ethical conduct of research. They may seek advice from members of the Editorial Board with specific competence in this area, further assurances or knowledge from authors or institutions. Articles may be rejected for ethics reasons, even if approved by an ethics committee.

Registration data and legal deposit

Cataloging Form prepared by the Information Processing Sector of the PUCRS Central Library.

Item Shipping Fees and Item Processing Fees (APCs) policy

This journal does not charge publication fees.

Thematic coverage coded according to the CNPq classification, identifying first and second levels

  • Main Area: Medicine
  • Qualis: B2 (according to DOU Ordinance No. 145)
  • Period: 2017-2020