The challenge of Brazilian research disclosure.
In 1963, Prof. Pontes and his peers, decided to found a journal that could transmit the knowledge of your research activity and opened this space to others who do not belong to the Institution (IBEPEGE). So a ecumenical neutral scientific journal was founded , adding results from several research centers of Brazil, which now had a vehicle to disseminate the results of the work of post-graduate degrees, as well as independent researchers.
The periodic Archives of Gastroenterology has grown within this academic excellence and through 55 years of its existence went through financial and political crises or editorial changes, but never lose its focus. The editors that succeeded have always kept the goal for which it was founded and thus remains until today.
There is no publication of Latin origin that is comparable in content and importance in the context of Gastroenterology. The gradual growth of the flow and the importance of publications has gradually increased. More and more the journal receives foreign articles that submit to the sieve of the associated editors.
Our magazine was one of the first chosen to participate at SciELO platform (Scientific Electronic Library Online) project developed by the Regional Medical Library and FAPESP, which offers the opportunity of managing and hosting of electronic periodicals, facilitating communication between authors, reviewers and editors, anyway, streamlining the editorial process, as well as providing increased visibility by the scientific community. This process is important and different from other periodicals, allowing open access to the content, being nothing charged the authors or readers.
The magazine currently has a national and international board of publishers and associated editors, who publish or act as consultants to verify the article quality. The peer-review system in which reviewers judge the quality of the research without knowing your source is used for many years by following the criterion most recommended internationally.
To achieve international standards, the magazine began to be published entirely in English since 2009, reserving the right to still have a Portuguese summary for each article. More than 70 original articles are published per year, in addition to producing special editions known as supplements, the latter on Neurogastroenterolgy.
The Archives of Gastroenterology by your excellency was chosen as the official organ of relevant Brazilian medical societies, namely: Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology (FBG), Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery (CBCD), Brazilian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SOBED), Brazilian Society of Hepatology (SBH), Brazilian Society of Gastrointestinal Motility and Neurogastroenterology (SBMDN) and Brazilian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SBNPE). Maintains a positive relationship with them, not to only promote research, but also to guide its members in drafting texts, research and as a means of dissemination of their activities.
The process of modernization of the archives is constant, with the addition of new projects and tools. Since January 2018 the journal is published only in digital format, available in “open access” and enabled the possibility of expanding the number of published works. The implementation of the exclusive website will allow greater penetration of publications in the international context and bring ease of communication of news and updates.
Lastly, our latest section of articles: the publication of E-Videos. This model will allow surgeons, endoscopists and other specialists to disclose their techniques and solutions to issues that become self-explanatory through the dynamic images of a video.
Therefore, the Archives of Gastroenterolgy evolve, following the trends and needs of authors and readers.