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Focus and Scope

The Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health (BJMHH) is a quarterly interdisciplinary health sciences publication by BAHIANA - School of Medicine and Public Health encompassing papers reporting scientific research on medicine, in its epidemiological aspects, such as diseases prevention and treatment, and public health in general. The editorial board may admit contributions in related fields whenever deemed appropriated.

Peer Review Process

The Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health (BJMHH) applies double blind reviewing, when both the evaluator and authors remain anonymous throughout the process. Each contribution will be submitted to at least 2 (two) ad hoc reviewers. The outcomes could be: a) approval for publication as presented in the original; b) approval for publication after improvements required by the reviewer have been implemented; c) rejection. The authors will always be informed of the review outcome, and will promptly receive all reviewers' annotations. If the authors decide to carry out the changes suggested by the reviewers, the amended text will be redirected to the same previous evaluators for a new assessment.

Publication Frequency

Quarterly (March, June, September and December)

Open Access Policy

The Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health is an Open Access Journal published to serve the international scientific community by providing high quality scientifically accurate original research reports, therefore it applies no article processing charge of any kind.

It is assumed that by submitting an article, the author is recognized as having the copyright to it and allows its free use by readers, and it can, in addition to being read, be downloaded, copied, distributed and printed.

Policy of Screening for Originality

In order to enforce the best practices in scientific communications and to prevent copyright infringement, submitted manuscripts are screened with the Similarity Check powered by the iThenticate software before publication.

Similarity Check is a multi-publisher initiative to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in order to improve the quality of scholarly publications.

Screened manuscripts displaying high rates of similarity in the wording of the introduction, discussion and results sections with previously published original content in scientific communication venues with ISBN or ISSN without properly referencing them will be rejected.

Policy updated in September 14th, 2016.