The Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde (RPAS) began 2016 with news. Now it has not only just one Scientific Editor, but the contribution of a couple of experts.
The change happened in the last editorial meeting which the researchers Marinete Marins Póvoa and Marcelo de Oliveira Lima were invited, who accepted with enthusiasm this important mission. They replace the doctor and researcher Gilberta Bensabath, who held the position for the past two years.
Asked about what his vision on the importance of RPAS, Marinete Póvoa replied that "there is no doubt about its undoubted contribution to the dissemination of scientific knowledge produced within and outside the Amazon, not only the not only the extension of the purpose, as well as the geographic scope due to be produced in three languages "(Portuguese, Spanish and English). According to Marcelo Lima, RPAS, "since its inception, has proposed to cover Latin America as a vehicle for multidisciplinary promotion. From this perspective it fulfills its role and is ready to raise new challenges from necessary changes to the concerns of the international scientific community, but without forgetting its national importance and, in particular, to the Amazon."
The new Scientific Editors are already developing some plans for the next two years ahead of the Scientific Section, among them there are making changes in the editorial board, aiming to accelerating the process of evaluation of articles; the increase in the number of articles translated mainly into English; the increase in the annual quantity of articles published by fascicles; besides the annual thematic issue. These measures seek to meet the new criteria in order to connect to indexing sources, such as SciELO, whom the journal intends to be accredited to.
Updated on: 31/3/2016 - 08:22:57