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Basic information

Salud Pública de México is a bi-monthly, interdisciplinary journal published by the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública - INSP (National Institute of Public Health). Its general purpose is to disseminate information on public health, the latter being understood as the application of the biological, social and administrative sciences to the analysis of health phenomena in human population, as well as the identification of health needs and the organization of integrated services.

The journal's specific objectives are to review historical experiences and stimulate new currents of thought in the field of health issues; to participate in the debate over changes in health conditions and in the organized social response to such conditions; and to serve as a forum where all innovations in the field of public health and related areas can be discussed, with the greatest possible rigor.

Founded in 1959, the journal is published six times a year since 1961. It publishes both in English and Spanish full-length original research papers, brief communications, review articles, essays, updates, classics, indicators, health news, book reviews and letters to the editor.

The abbreviated title of the journal is Salud Publ Mex, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, bibliographical references and strips.


Indexing sources

The journal is indexed in:

  • Current Contents / Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Social Sciences Citation Index

  • Research Alert

  • Index Medicus

  • Index Medicus Latinoamericano

  • EMBASE / Excerpta Medica

  • CAB Health / CAB Abstracts

  • European Clearing House on Health Systems Reforms

  • Indice de Revistas Mexicanas de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica del CONACYT

  • Periódica

  • Indice de Revistas de Educación Superior e Investigación Educativa (IRESIE)

  • Medline (Online)

  • Lilacs (Online) - Latin American Literature on Health Sciences

  • Artemisa (CD-ROM)

  • Indice Médico Español



Salud Pública de México reserves all copyrights in accordance with the terms of the legislation in force. All or part of the material published in the journal may be reproduced provided express permission has been obtained, in writing, from the journal, and provided that the source is cited.

Signed articles are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the journal, of the National Institute of Public Health, nor of the institution to which the author is affiliated.

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