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Preventive Health Science

PrevHSci 28 Dec 2018
Clinica Einstein, Founded 1971, Via Argentina, Panama City where the Editorial office is hosted



Preventive Health Science is a "Scientific school journal" affiliated to the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, University of Panamá. The development of science includes training in research and teaching at universities based on research and the establishment of research departments and scientific journals. It is recommended for all health professionals to read scientific papers as part of continuing education (Hippocrates). This "school science journal" should help with this. Reading of scientific articles is the basis of evidence-based practice, teaching and research. The Journal of "Preventive Health Science", is an electronic publication for free. 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, the aim is to contribute to create a culture of health 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 and contribute to social welfare. 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 scientific journal. 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 want to inspire health students and professionals to do research in occupational and environmental health in wider scope. The journal abstracts should encourage the students to use scientific literature in their studies, their thesis research and for solving daily health problems. Further, we offer research training courses and training in writing academic papers for the health students and professionals. 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. Application for an ISSN number has been submitted Dec.3.

Continuing educationEdit

Continuing education, is a core issue for all health professionals consisting of all types of health preventive practices, conferences, education and scientific articles.To 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"

Publication StrategyEdit

With the aim to create interest for scientific work. Due to the sparse original publications from Panama, we start to reprint translated abstracts from international studies. We will search globally to find scientific articles every month or more frequent within occupational-, public- and environmental health. All are invited to propose new abstracts for translation and reprint and to help with the editorial work. Still scientific work e.g. students thesis, are very welcome to be published in full text by following the guidelines for authors and after peer review. The editors write a subheading for a quick orientation of the content.

Abstracts and PPTs from conferences Edit

Editorial meetings 8 Aug 2017 to Dec 31 2018Edit


Rules of good conductEdit

  1. Members of the editorial committee are active and able to edit issues of the journal
  2. We agree to comply with the international medical ethical principles
  3. Commercial interests are not accepted

Guidelines for publication of AbstractsEdit

Guidelines for original contributionsEdit

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 ContentEdit

  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
  • Agnes Flores
  • Christian Munoz
  • Raul Rodriguez


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