Journal Information

About the journal

Gaceta Sanitaria
Contact email: gs@elsevier.com. ISSN :0213-9111. Twitter: @gacetasanitaria
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/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, 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: https://static.elsevier.es/assets_org_prod/webs/15/pdf/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:: https://static.elsevier.es/assets_org_prod/webs/15/pdf/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
Gaceta Sanitaria is an Open Access journal: all articles can be consulted and downloaded immediately and permanently, free of charge. Publishing an article involves fees (called the “article processing charge” or APC) that the author(s) —or someone representing them, such as their institution or the entity funding the work— must cover. Once official manuscript acceptance has been received, authors will be sent specific information about how to pay SESPAS. Two different APCs are established for people members and non-members of SESPAS:

For those articles whose first or last author is a member of one of the scientific societies of SESPAS, with at least one year of seniority as a member at the time of sending the manuscript, the APCs are the following: Originals, Reviews, Opinion Articles, Positions on Health and Public Health Policies Articles, and Special Articles are 800 Euros. The charges for Brief Originals, Protocols, Methodological and Field Notes are 400 Euros. Value Added Tax (VAT) or the equivalent tax must be added to these figures. Editorials, Letters to the Editor and other complementary sections are exempt from publishing charges. Las personas afiliadas a sociedades científicas de Latinoamérica que estén conveniadas con cualquiera de las sociedades federadas de SESPAS tendrán el mismo tratamiento que las personas asociadas a SESPAS en cuanto a la aplicación de tarifas reducidas. Authors members of scientific societies in Latin America that are in agreement with any of the federated societies of SESPAS will have the same treatment as persons members of SESPAS regarding the application of reduced charges.

The APCs for the other articles are: Originals, Reviews, Opinion Articles, Positions on Health and Public Health Policies Articles, and Special Articles are 1000 Euros. The charges for Brief Originals, Protocols, Methodological and Field Notes are 500 Euros. Value Added Tax (VAT) or the equivalent tax must be added to these figures. Editorials, Letters to the Editor and other complementary sections are exempt from publishing charges.

SESPAS calls for grants for young researchers with financial needs to cover the publication fees of an article in Gaceta Sanitaria. A fund of 3,000 euros per year will be dedicated to cover the fees of between three and six manuscripts, depending on the type of manuscript. All the information to apply for these grants at this link.

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