Gaceta Sanitaria Gaceta Sanitaria
About the journal

Gaceta Sanitaria
email de contacto: gs@elsevier.com. ISSN :0213-9111. Twitter: @gacetasanitaria
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Objectives and scope
Gaceta Sanitaria is the scientific journal of the Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Administración Sanitaria (Spanish Society for Public Health and Health Administration, SESPAS). It publishes peer-reviewed articles in Spanish and English. Articles are published in the following categories: Original Articles, Short Original Articles, Book Reviews, Opinion Articles, Field Notes, Methodological Notes, Protocols, Letters to the Editor, Editorials, Debates and Retractions. All articles are on topics related to public health and health administration: epidemiology, disease prevention and health promotion, policy and service management and assessment, health economics, environmental health and international health.

Gaceta Sanitaria has an impact factor of 1.51 (2015).

Open source (Acceso abierto)
All published articles are available online immediately after publication, at no charge and without any need to register or subscribe. Articles are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International licence.

Indexing services
The journal is indexed in the Web of Knowledge (Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)), Medline/PubMed, Index Medicus, Scopus, SciELO, IBECS, Índice Médico Español, Toxline, CANCERLIT, AIDSLINE, Cab Direct, Bibliomed, CUIDEN, EventLine and HealthSTAR.
All published articles are also available via SciELO.

Peer review policy
All manuscripts submitted to Gaceta Sanitaria are reviewed by our editors and reviewers. The journal uses an open review system where the names of the editors are included in any feedback. Reviewers can opt to have their names included if they wish.

Ethical Guidelines
Gaceta Sanitaria is an active advocate of transparency and rigour in its relationships with its parent organisation (SESPAS), its publisher (Elsevier España), and its authors, reviewers and readers. It is therefore a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, www.publicationethics.org) and adheres to the Editorial Policy Statements of 21 March 2006 approved by the Council of Science Editors. These are available at http://www.councilscienceeditors.org. Click here to download Gaceta Sanitaria's Ethical Guidelines document, which sets out the journal's policy to ensure ethical and equal treatment of all individuals involved in the publication process: http://gacetasanitaria.org/contenidos/documentos/normas_eticas_en.pdf

Policy to Promote Gender Equality in Scientific Publication
Click here to read the policy setting out minimum standards the journal must adhere to in order to promote gender equality in accordance with the recommendations of the European Association of Science Editors:: http://gacetasanitaria.org/contenidos/documentos/politica-genero_en.pdf

Appeals and complaints
Authors who wish to file a complaint or appeal if their manuscript is rejected should contact the Editor in Chief in the first instance. Gaceta Sanitaria also has an ombudsman whose task is to investigate, when required, and respond to all appeals and complaints that have not been resolved through the journal's internal procedures. If the person lodging the appeal or filing the complaint is not satisfied with the response provided by Gaceta Sanitaria, he or she can contact the ombudsman. However, in certain situations where there are justifiable reasons, the complainant can contact the ombudsman directly without contacting the Editor in Chief first. To contact the ombudsman, email defensorags@gmail.com

Publication fees
Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors must pay a fee of 450 euros for Original Articles, Book Reviews and Special Articles. The fee for Short Original Articles and Methodological Notes is 200 euros. There is no fee for Field Notes, Letters to the Editor, Editorials, Debates and other supplementary sections (e.g. Retractions).

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Carlos Alvarez-Dardet Díaz. Grupo de Investigación de Salud Pública. Universidad de Alicante. Ciber de Epidemiología y salud pública (CIBERESP). (Alicante)

Deputy Editor in chief
Clara Bermúdez Tamayo. Área de Gestión de Servicios y profesionales de la Salud, Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública. Ciber de Epidemiología y salud pública (CIBERESP). (Granada)

Associate Editors

  • Maria Victoria Zunzunegui Pastor.
    Departement de médecine sociale et préventive. Université de Montréal, École de santé publique (ESPUM). Institut de recherche en santé publique (IRSPUM). (Montreal, Canada).
  • Erica Briones Vozmediano.
    Departamento/Facultad de Enfermería y Fisioterapia de la Universidad de Lleida. Grupo de Investigación en Salud Pública de la Universidad de Alicante. (Lleida)
  • Julia Bolívar Muñoz.
    Área de Salud Publica. Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública. (Granada)
  • María del Mar García Calvente.
    Área de Salud Pública. Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública. Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria ibs-Granada. (Granada)
  • Cristina Linares.
    Dpto. Epidemiología y Bioestadística. Escuela Nacional de Sanidad. Instituto de Salud Carlos III. (Madrid)
  • David Cantarero Prieto.
    Departamento de Economía. Universidad de Cantabria. (Santander)
  • Miguel Ángel Negrín.
    Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
  • Enrique Castro Sánchez.
    National Institute for Health Research, Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London, (Londres, Reino Unido)
  • Javier Arias Díaz.
    Universidad Complutense. Hospital Clínico San Carlos. (Madrid)

Editors in Latin America

  • Laura Inés González Zapata (Colombia).
    Escuela de Nutrición y Dietética . Universidad de Antioquia. (Medellín, Colombia)
  • Mercedes Elcira Carrasco Portiño (Chile).
    Departamento de Obstetricia y Puericultura. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de Concepción (Santiago, Chile)
  • Leila Posenato García (Brasil).
    Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada – Ipea. (Brasil)

Guest Editors

  • Maria Teresa Ruiz Cantero (estrategia de género).
    Grupo de Investigación de Salud Pública. Universidad de Alicante. Ciber de Epidemiología y salud pública (CIBERESP). (Alicante)
  • Andreu Segura (salud comunitaria).
    Pla Interdepartamental de Salut Pública. Projecte COMSalut. Departamento de Ciencias Experimentales y de la Salud de la Universdad Pompeu Fabra.
  • David Epstein (evaluación de tecnologías sanitarias).
    Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Granada. (Granada)
  • Mariano Hernan ( e-learning).
    Área de Salud Pública. Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública. (Granada)
  • Gonzalo Casino Rubio (comunicación).
    Departamento de Comunicación, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).
  • Carmen Company.
    Responsable de la edición y la corrección de estilo, (Barcelona).
  • Pol Morales.
    Responsable de relaciones con la prensa. (Barcelona).
  • Silvia Bofill.
    Journal manager. Elsevier. (Barcelona).

Advisory Board

  • Coordinadora: Rosana Peiró-Pérez (Valencia)
  • Carme Borrell (Barcelona)
  • Lucía Artazcoz (Barcelona)
  • Jenaro Astray (Madrid)
  • Marta Aymerich (Girona)
  • Josefa Cantero (Albacete)
  • Jorge A. Cervilla Ballesteros (Granada)
  • Sílvia de Sanjosé (Barcelona)
  • Esteve Fernández (Barcelona)
  • Óscar García Aboín (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
  • Luis Miguel García-Olmos (Madrid)
  • Beatriz González López-Valcárcel (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
  • Jesús María Ibarlucea (Guipúzcoa)
  • F. Javier Nieto (Madison, Wisconsin, EE.UU.)
  • Vicente Ortún Rubio (Barcelona)
  • Antoni Plasència (Barcelona)
  • Jaume Puig-Junoy (Barcelona)
  • Marisa Rebagliato (Valencia)
  • José R. Repullo (Madrid)
  • Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo (Madrid)