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As the journal's Editors, we always wonder if we should publish our own articles in CSP. That's why we adhere strictly to the guidelines by COPE in the sense that we do not exploit our own position as Editors, but neither do we avoid publishing in CSP (COPE). Based on these guidelines, it's only natural that CSP should publish the new version of RecLink: Going Open Source: Some Lessons Learned from the Development of OpenRecLink. After all, CSP published the article describing the first version of the software in 2000 (16 (2)). And Marilia, a defender of free software, wrote the editorial. It's always good to remember the meaning of the word "free": freedom to: (i) run the software package for any purpose; (ii) study the package; (iii) redistribute copies in order to help your colleagues; and (iv) tweak the program and distribute these changes so the whole research community benefits (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_livre). Long live OpenRecLink!

This issue of CSP features two articles in the Perspectives Section discussing the tobacco industry (again!). One addresses the effect of tobacco additives on the initiation and maintenance of smoking. The other analyzes a novel device, the Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), or electronic cigarettes. Sold as if they were safe for health, the article shows how this is not quite true. In fact, "The key to the business appears to be the maintenance of nicotine dependence" (p. 228) (link).

The other articles include the journal's usual variety: meningitis, AIDS, privatization of the administration of Brazil's Unified Health System (SUS), hypertension, sexual assault, and pollution. There are articles from Colombia, Mexico, and Chile.

Enjoy the journal!


The journal
Cadernos de Saúde Pública

Cadernos de Saúde Pública/Reports in Public Health (CSP) is a monthly journal published by the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil. The journal publishes original articles in the field of Public Health, including epidemiology, nutrition, health planning, vector ecology and control, environmental health, and social sciences in health, among other related fields (for more details, see instructions to authors). All articles are carefully reviewed by the CSP editorial staff, organized on the basis of the peer review system.

CSP is currently one of the main sources of information in Latin America on the Public Health scientific field. The journal’s periodicity and regularity, combined with the quality of its graphics and careful selection of articles, have ensured its broad dissemination in both the academic and scientific community and health services, both in Brazil and abroad. Aimed at expanding the potential for disseminating the articles published in the journal, CSP is listed in the main international literature indexes, and the articles are also available online through the SciELO project (Scientific Electronic Library Online).
The papers are published under a CC by-nc license, which allows third parties to remix, adapt and create work derived from the licensed work, as long as there is no commercial use, and giving due credit.

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