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About the journal

Gaceta Sanitaria
Contact email: ISSN :0213-9111. Twitter: @gacetasanitaria

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 1,564 (2019).

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, and adheres to the Editorial Policy Statements of 21 March 2006 approved by the Council of Science Editors. These are available at 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:

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::

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

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).

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