Tuesday, 29 November 2022

The History of the Journal


The Brazilian Journal of Mother and Child Health (BJMCH) / Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil (RBSMI) is an international journal published by IMIP with the mission of disseminating scientific articles addressing research on woman, pregnant woman and child’s health in its clinical and epidemiological dimensions. In this regard, the journal is articulated with the same goals as IMIP, its sponsor institution.
              BJMCH is the continuation of IMIP Journal that has been uninterrupted since its founding in 1987 until 2000.
              The presence of Professor Fernando Figueira was fundamental in these ventures, as a Medical Editor and founder of IMIP Journal and he was a great encourager for the BJMCH. This broadened IMIP Journal to its achievement in becoming an international Journal.
              BJMCH is open to health researchers from around the world. Most published articles have not only come from Brazil, but from all Latin America, Portuguese-speaking African countries, Portugal and Spain.
              The selection of each article strictly follows the following procedures:
              Once receiving the corresponding manuscript, it is verified by a checklist, a compliance with the minimum requirements of the Journal editorial (mission, scope and article category) and then distributed to the Editor of the field to be submitted and analyzed by two Ad Hoc Reviewers to evaluate the scientific merit. In the event of a disagreement between the reviewers, a third reviewer is requested for his/her opinion. From the reviewers’ opinion and the Associated Editors and the Executive Editor’s judgment, the manuscript receives one of the following classifications: 1) accepted; 2) Recommended, but with alterations to be made; 3) Not recommended for publication. In classification 2, the reviewers’ opinion are sent to the author(s), who has the opportunity to review and resubmit to the Journal accompanied by a letter replying the detailed items the reviewers have been suggested and along with the modification; in classification 3, the manuscript is returned to the author(s); in case of acceptance, the article is published according to the quantity of the manuscripts and the Journal editorial chronogram. Since the Journal adopts the Scholar One System to manage the quantity of manuscripts, understanding the whole process, the authors may accompany all the steps in the editing process of their article. The authors are required to have an English version of the manuscript in addition to the Portuguese or Spanish version.
Language reviewers will correct any language errors. Prior to the publication of the article, the proof of the manuscript is submitted to the author(s) for a final conference and approval. The article is only published after the author(s) approve the text.
For BJMCH manuscript management, please go to ScholarOne site (https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbsmi-scielo/ ).
The average processing time until each article is published is 6 months.
We receive an average of 120 manuscripts in each trimester in which we publish between 9 and 12 articles maintaining an average of 7.7% of acceptance for each issue.

The publishing team is integrated by:

Editor in Chief:  José Eulálio Cabral Filho
Executive Editor:  João Guilherme Bezerra Alves
Associated Editors:    Alex Sandro Rolland
                                   Ana Laura Carneiro G. Ferreira
                                   Aurélio Ribeiro Costa
                                  Lygia Carmen de M. Vanderlei
                                  Maria Cynthia Braga
                                 Luciana Dubeux
Assistant Editors: Amanda Barbosa de Lima
                             Leila Regina Martins da Silva
Secretary:  Natali Barbosa de Lima
The collection of our Journal is available at SciELO Database ( http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_issues&pid=1519-3829&lng=pt&nrm=iso ) since 2001 with no previous editions.
There were several important factors for the National and International Recognition of the Journal and the following should be noted:
1.    IMIP has total commitment to maintain the Journal at a high level of qualification;
2.    IMIP searches for professional consultants with expertise in scientific publications in Brazil and abroad;
3.    The Journal has total commitment in maintaining a team of qualified Scientific Editors in the scope of areas;
4.    The indexing of the Journal is since its inception in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) database and following 12 other international databases, including Scopus;
5.    Association and active participation in the Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC) (Brazilian Scientific Editors Association) in which is a member and is integrated with a general secretary for 4 years;
6.    The Journal maintains a uniform standard of technical and editorial quality (Layout, Format, Punctuality of the publication and the Regularity of the chronogram);
7.    The Journal maintains regular contact and has technical recommendation meetings with SciELO;
8.    Commitment of the editorial production team with technical training and highly integrated in the area;
9.    Integration of the Journal to international requirements on good practices for scientific publishing (ethical aspects respecting the authors and all those involved in the publication: CCby, DOAJ, Orcid, etc.).
10.    The Journal is scientifically certified by SciELO and Scopus Bases indexes, it maintains an Impact Factor of 0.63 (occupying one of the first 5 places among the 60 Health Journals indexed). In Scopus, it has an H index at level 18;
11.    In the Qualis Capes ranking, the Journal is classified as B1 in public health and nursing; B2 in physical education and psychology; B3 in medicine III and nutrition.

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