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Scope and policy

The Health Management and Policies Journal is a peer reviewed academic journal, which publishes original articles on Reviews, Research Results, Reflection, and Summaries, about health, health systems, and all other
related areas within the general focus of the journal. The evaluation of the articles is guided by scientific
criteria (conceptual and methodological thoroughness) and editorials (structure and style).

The Health Management and Policies Journal is directed to students, academia, researchers, health professional, and other professionals interested in subjects related to health administration, public health, and health policies.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Papers must have the following length according to their field:

• Essays and presentations: maximum 25 pages.
• Reports of Research: maximum 40 pages, including tables and charts.
• Indicators, including tables, charts and references: maximum 5 pages.
• Reviews of Research: maximum 10 pages, including tables and charts.
• Reviews of books and journals: maximum 3 pages.

Presentation of the papers

The title of the work and the full name of the authors must be on the first page of the text. In page footnotes should be indicated his academic degrees, positions and the institution they belong to. It must be clear who the main author is and the author who will deal with the correspondence, stating their addresses -physical and electronic. If the work was presented in an event, it must specify the full name of it, the sponsoring institutions, as well as the city and the date it was carried out. If it is the product of a funded research, it is necessary to mention the entities, the number and date of contract, the project execution time and the institutions involved. A separate sheet should include a brief review of each author, indicating their academic or professional career and their intellectual production. Originals are intellectual property of collaborators.

Summary and key words

The manuscript must have a summary in English and Spanish (abstract), of maximum 150 words. They should not have references, titles and subtitles. To select the six (6) key words in Spanish, see descriptors in DECS of BIREME (in Also, to select the six (6) key words in English, see Medical Subject Heading (MESH), of the Index Medicus (available at ).

Categories of work

The Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud (Journal of Management and Health Policy) publishes the following categories of works:

• Research paper: a document that presents in detail the original results of research projects.
Reflection articles: a document presents research results from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author of original sources.

Articles of review: documents from a research whit analyzed, systematized and integrated results of research, published or unpublished, with the purpose of giving account of the progress and the development trend. It is known for its careful literature review of at least 50 references.

Short article: a brief document that presents original preliminary results or partial results of a research.

Case report: a document that presents the results of a case study. It includes an annotated systematic review of the literature on similar cases.

Topic review: a document of the critical review of the literature on a particular topic.

Translation: translations of classical or current texts of particular interest to the journal.

Essay: a brief text, philosophical, literary or scientific, that presents an opinion of the author on a specific topic.

Bibliographic reviews: descriptive and critical presentation of recent publications of interest to the journal.

Structure of the articles

The research reports will follow the following structure, which may vary according to the nature of the study: summary; introduction, that includes the problem, the justification, the objectives and the theoretical foundations of the project; a section of materials and methods, indicating the type of study, the sources of information, the universe, the population and a sample, the variables and the processing analysis of the information; the results section, and a final discussion and conclusions, and the references cited.
Tables and charts

The tables and charts must go with their captions (title and sources), restricted to the strictly necessary and including in different pages, numbered consecutively and grouped at the end of the text. In the body of the text will be indicated where to find them. Include charts in its original format or convert them to TIF ( Tagged Image File ) or EPS (Encapsulated) (PostScript ). The preferred font for charts is Helvetica. If the files are on Macintosh, convert them to one of the above-mentioned formats.
Footnotes of page

They will be only used for clarifications or to provide additional data; they must not be used to do citations, because they go inside, in the body of the text.
Bibliographic references

References must be numbered in sequence, according to their appearance in the text, with numerals in parentheses. The list of references starts in a separate sheet at the end of the article, strictly following the  International Publishers Committee of Medical Journals: Requirements of uniformity for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. See the following are examples.

1 Journal articles.

A. Standard article Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25; 347 (4): 284-7.

B. When there are more than six authors: list the first six authors, followed with "et al."
Ng R, Hasan B, Mittmann N, Florescu M, Shepherd FA, Ding K, et al. Economic analysis of NCIC CTG JBR.10. J Clin Oncol. 2007;25(16):2256-61.

C. Corporate authors:
Centro de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades.Características de los donadores y receptores de sangre. MMWR Morb MortalWkly Rep. 2007 Jun 1;56(21):529-32.
D. Without author:
Public policies and the problematic USA population health profile. Health Policy. 2007 May 22; 56 (3): 501-4.
2 Books

A. Autores personales Canguilhem G. The normal and the pathological. New York: Zone Books; 1991

B. Editors or compilers
Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editores. Mental health for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

C. Chapters of a book
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Nota: en español: [en].

3 Presentations

Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto; Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.
4 Dissertations and thesis

Escobar AL. Malária no sudoeste da Amazônia: uma meta-análise [Dissertação de Mestrado]. Rio de Janeiro: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; 1994.
5 Texts not published

Paiva CH. Samuel Pessoa: a scientific trajectory in the context of public health campaigns and developmentalism Brazil. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. En prensa 2006.
6 Electronic Material

A. Articles of online journals
Myslinski W, Duchna HW, Mosiewicz J. Should antihypertensive agents be used in normotensive patients with obstructive sleep apnea? Minerva Med [serial on internet]. 2005 [cited 2006 aug 12]; 96(1):[about 2 pages]. Available from:

Nota: en español: [serie en internet], [citado en], [aprox. 2 páginas], [disponible en].

B. Monograph in Internet
Gómez A, Pérez H. Explicaciones psicosomáticas sobre la falta de motivación en niños con bajas calificaciones. [monograph on internet]. Bogotá: Universidad Nacionalde Colombia; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

Nota: en español: monografía en internet]


Sending of manuscripts

The text must be sent to the Direction of the journal, Calle 40 no. 6-23, building Gabriel Giraldo, 8th floor , Graduate Programs in Health and Social Security Management, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, in a floppy disk or compact disc, along with a printed version and two photocopies, in font 12, double spaced, with a Letter stating that:

• All authors know and agree with its contents.
• It has not been published.
• It has not been submitted for evaluation or publishing to other journals.
• Permission is granted to reproduce the text, graphics or any other material having rights.

In certain cases it will be accepted that the document be sent by email to versions will not be returned in any case. The authors are responsible for the content, judgments and opinions of each paper.

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