Down with Cut-and-Paste Culture
Plagiarism has been debated and combatted in all serious scientific publications. A simple internet search using the terms "plagiarism scientific papers" produces approximately 38 thousand hits, and some articles have suggested that this type of misconduct is growing. The Editorial in the May issue of CSP (vol. 30, no. 5) presents our view and approach on this issue. We are in the process of implementing automatic verification of plagiarism detection in all articles submitted to the journal, using software acquired by the National School of Public Health (ENSP). We will follow the recommendations of COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics pertaining to redundant publication (so-called self-plagiarism) and plagiarism.
Global Governance for Health
The editorial by Paulo Buss presents a profound discussion on global governance for health. He states: "Powerful global actors are responsible for many of these inequities. Such actors include transnational corporations, governments of powerful countries, and even United Nations agencies, which frequently ignore the negative effects of their initiatives on the populations' health and health systems". (See http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/global-governance-for-health).
The Perspectives section of this issue also includes an article on problems with the market entry of new Thalidomide analogs without effective prior safety analysis. The Methodological Issues section features an article entitled "The Time for Bayesian Methods is Now". This issue further includes an excellent forum on health and indigenous peoples in Brazil, with participation by our former Editor Carlos Coimbra Jr. Plus the journal's usual variety: a review on antiretroviral therapy in children and adolescents; syphilis; oral health; street outreach health services; and evaluation of management in primary care.
Enjoy the reading.
|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).