The journal

Basic Information

Epidemiology and Health Services (Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde) is a scientific quarterly journal, with open-access, edited by the General Coordination for the Development of Epidemiology in Health Services, Department of Management in Health Surveillance of the Health Surveillance Secretariat of the Brazilian Ministry of Health (CGDEP/SVS/MS).

Its main mission is to disseminate epidemiological knowledge applicable to surveillance, prevention and disease control relevant to Public Health, aiming to improve services offered by the Brazilian National Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde - SUS).

Epidemiology and Health Services journal is the continuation of SUS Epidemiological Report (Informe Epidemiológico do SUS - IESUS), created in 1992 after the constitution of the National Center of Epidemiology (CENEP). In 2003, after the foundation of SVS, it was renamed Epidemiology and Health Services (from volume 12, issue 1).

Its abbreviation is Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde.


Indexing sources

The articles published by Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde are indexed or summarized in:

Data base:

  • Medline
  • Coleção SciELO Brasil
  • Coleção SciELO Saúde Pública
  • Scopus
  • Embase
  • Literatura Latino-Americana em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS)
  • AmeliCA


  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)


  • Sistema Regional de Información em Línea para Revistas Cientí ficas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal (Latindex)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Virtual Library:

  • Periódicos CAPES/MEC


Intellectual Property

The published articles are the authors' responsibility and do not necessarily express the Ministry of Health view. The total or partial reproduction is allowed, as long as the source is mentioned and it is not for selling or any other commercial purpose. All of the journal’s content, except where identified, is licensed by Creative Commons License, type BY-NC.



  • Health Surveillance Secretariat of Ministry of Health of Brazil - SVS/MS


Printed version ISSN: 1679-4974
Online version ISSN: 2237-9622
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