Materia Socio-Medica is one of the oldest public health journals in Europe, established in 1978, and among the most important journals for public health in South-Eastern Europe. The Journal covers all important public health professional, academic and research areas in this field. The aim of the paper is to analyze the journal articles and statistical facts in 2016 and to point out the directions for action and planned further activities for improving the quality of the published papers and visibility of the journal. ISSN: 1512-7680 (Print) 1986-597X (Electronic)
Materia Socio-Medica (Mater Sociomed) publishes original research papers, reviews, viewpoints, news notes, letters and other items on topics related to public health, epidemiology, social medicine and health care organization, health management & economics.
We invite you to submit high quality papers in English for review and possible publication in all areas of medicine and public health (occupational health and industrial hygiene, epidemiology, hygiene, health education, environmental health, health policy, hospital management, health economics...
Journal Materia Socio Medica open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted, which appears on the journal’s contents pages and search results.
Intact Perineum: What are the Predictive Factors in Spontaneous Vaginal Birth?
Silvia Rodrigues, Paulo Silva, Andee Agius, Fatima Rocha, Rosa Castanheira, Mechthild Gross, Jean Calleja-Agius
The ICMJE up-dated the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. http://www.icmje.org/news-and-editorials/icmje-recommendations_annotated_dec18.pdf
Instructions for authors
As an international, multi-disciplinary, peer-refereed journal, Mater Socio-Med provides a platform for the publication of the scientific research in the area of public health. The journal welcomes original empirical investigations. The papers may represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and different methodological approaches. They may refer to any age level, from infants to adults and to a diversity of learning and instructional settings, from classroom to informal learning.
The key role of a journal editor is to promote scholarship in the specialist field associated with the journal, whilst also promoting the journal as the best journal to publish in. For any journal the editor will need to encourage new and established authors to submit articles and set up a reliable panel of expert reviewers. Editors are also responsible for offering feedback to reviewers when required and ensure that any feedback to authors is constructive.