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Preventive Health Science

Editors: Raul, Agnes, Olaf, Christian
2018 Preventive Health Science layout template Oct 17




Preventive Health Science is a peer reviewed "Scientific school journal". The development of science is necessary in a modern society. This includes training in research at universities, teaching at universities based on research and the establishment of research centers and scientific journals. It is recommended to all health, clinical and social or labor professionals who read scientific papers as the main part of continuing education (Hippocrates). This school science journal should help with this. Learning to read articles is the basis of evidence-based practice and learning methods for use in their own research. This magazine "from school to science" is part of this trilogy with the aim of developing research in health and developing society. The Journal of "Preventive Health Science", is an electronic publication. Its main objective is to serve students in scientific health schools and all health professionals in their continuing education. The use of everyday scientific literature is a key part of this development. In other words, it is the aim to contribute to create a culture of risk prevention based on scientific evidence and critical thinking. The objective is to raise awareness about the factors that improve or damage the environment, in order to preserve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the planet and contribute to social welfare. The plan is to publish each article or the summary (of article of authors outside the country) only at the same time. Part of the contents will be summaries of scientific articles relevant to Panama. A thesis prepared as a scientific article will be particularly welcome. Publications in this "Scientific School Journal" will be published in international journals in the following without problems. The journal has been inactive for a long period, but now possibly revitalized by a publishing group of scientific societies. Publication plan: When a new relevant Article / Summary is ready, it is published quickly. The philosophy is that it is convenient to be guided in a single article in a few minutes, instead of many articles in a traditional magazine. It is a problem that lack epidemiological studies related to work, public health and the environment in our country. So far epidemiological studies have focused on infectious diseases and diseases related to diet, lack of activity, smoking and alcohol, i.e. cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer. We expect a lot to start and publish research in the areas of occupational health and the environment using the epidemiological method, to prevent diseases and accidents. So students must be encouraged from the beginning of their academic education the importance of research and publication of health problems. Graduation theses for licentiates and postgraduates, must follow the international standards required for publication of articles and we want to help in this. To begin with, we are planning and offering theoretical and practical research training courses and writing academic papers for students and health professionals working in clinics and health administrations. Participants step by step learn to plan and conduct an epidemiological prevalence study based on an applied questionnaire. The tasks and theses carried out with the scientific rules in the schools will be publications with high priority. Legal Rights: The texts are under the Creative Commons License. This means that the works are free of known restrictions of authors' rights. The Public Domain Label allows the work to be easily discovered, and provides valuable information about the work

Continuing educationEdit

Continuing education, is a core issue for all professionals in research, teaching and all types of prevention activities. Continuing education come from all types of health preventive practices, attending conferences, scientific articles. Lets remember one of the sentences in the Hippocratic Oaths: "That I will recognize the limits of my knowledge and pursue lifelong learning to better care for the sick and to prevent illness"

Abstracts and PPTs from conferences Edit

Editorial meetings 8 Aug 2017 to Dec 31 2018Edit


For AuthorsEdit

All texts should be as short as possible, systematic, precise and easy to read with: Title, names of authors, email, telephone and institutions, type of contribution, a summary, text and references, three lines with the main messages and a photo. The original publication standards in the journal follow "the uniform requirements for manuscripts sent to biomedical journals" for information consult ( Vancouver standards. The text of the papers will have an extension of 1000-2500 words + summary + figures and tabs (separated pages) + complete bibliography. For correspondence, e-mail and telephone. An original text will consist of the following sections (you can add acknowledgments): IMRAD

  1. Introduction
  2. Material and methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Bibliography
  6. Bibliographic citations
  • To be presented by the use of Zotero or similar program - often in Vancouver style.
  • In the text will appear the numbering of the bibliographic citations in Arabic numerals flown.
  • Tables and figures are on separate pages of the text, always a table or a figure by sheet
  • Acronyms or abbreviations be defined in the foot of the table or chart
  • The structured summary, should not exceed 200 words and preferably consist of: Objectives, Methodology, Results, Conclusions and 4-6 Keywords
  • Structured summaries of the thesis (for masters): (200-300 words) consist of: Title, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusions . 4-8 keywords
  • Send your contribution to in Word

Peer review processEdit

The peer review process is a way of ensuring that the information is verifiable and of a good quality. Any research paper is forwarded to the editorial group who assess quality, accuracy and relevance. The chairman of the group will assess whether the manuscript will comply with the guidelines, advice the authors and take the final decision whether it should be published or not.

The journal consists of contributions within the following typesEdit

  1. Abstracts from international studies of relevance for the Panamenean population
  2. Comments: opinion, on current issues
  3. Originals: Epidemiological and clinical research works (-2500)
  4. Protocols for scientific studies
  5. Standardized questionnaires: with references where they have been used
  6. Structured summaries of the theses made for masters
  7. International window: Articles presented in international forums
  8. Informative: About activities of the Scientific Associations
  9. Visual documentation: Photos that show the areas of studies
  10. Permanent education: Materials for learning
  11. Share knowledge of conferences: power points, articles, etc
  12. Meetings for editors, authors and subscribers
  13. General advice on preventive health care
  14. Current topic


  • Olaf Jensen (chair)
  • Agnes Flores (coord)
  • Christian Munoz
  • Raul Rodriguez
  • Rimsky Sucre
  • Debbie Andrioti
  • George Charalambous
  • M.Luisa Canals

Group EmailEdit