CadernoESP® is a fully open acess journal created in 2005, providing authors with a new differentiated service from submission to the continuous publication of original manuscripts in the field of doing health, for free.

As an open access title, CadernosESP® provides authors with an established and reliable platform for publishing their work, all the procees of submission and editorial follow-up of the manuscripts is entirely virtual, through the OJS 3.0 platform, if you do not have a login/password to access the journal Cadernos ESP, click here.

We receive and evaluate manuscripts on an ongoing basis, if you are interested in publishing with us be sure to read our editorial guidelines.

Aims & Scope

CadernoESP® is an international quarterly journal that publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of public health based on its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, opportunity, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.

CadernoESP®'s Mission Statement

First, to serve the population by publishing significant advances in the field of health education. Second, to ensure that the results of the studies are quickly disseminated to the public worldwide, in a way that conveys their importance to knowledge, culture and daily life.

Journal's Politics and Ethics

The CadernoESP® expects its authors, reviewers and editors to have a high ethical standard in conducting research, submitting articles and throughout the peer review process.

In the submission process is necessary to confirm the reading instructions to the authors, the ethical standards for international research and the complementary documentation depending on the type of manuscript submitted.

The CadernoESP® is standardized according to the International Commite of Medical Journal Editors (Vancouver style) available at

The submitted manuscripts must be sent exclusively to CadernoESP® journal, and their simultaneous submission to another journal is not allowed. Authors must declare these conditions in the submission process. If the publication or simultaneous submission in another journal is identified, the article will be disregarded. The simultaneous submission of a scientific article to more than one journal is a serious lack of ethics by the author. The published articles represent the opinion of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Ceará's Public Health School, the editorial board of the journal CadernoESP®, and the institution to which the author is affiliated, unless it is clearly stated and documented.

The published manuscripts are the property of CadernoESP® Journal, and reproduction, even partial, in other journals, whether in printed or electronic format, as well as translation into another language without the authorization of the Author and Scientific Editor of the Journal, is prohibited.

The manuscripts are carefully evaluated by the editorial board of Cadernos ESP Journal, organized based on the peer review system. Anonymity and confidentiality are guaranteed throughout the evaluation process. Following the ethical concepts of the National (Brazil) Health Council (CNS), resolution 466/2012 (, the author must mention in his manuscript the approval according to the National Commission for Ethics in Research (CONEP), the National Health Council (CNS), or some similarly equivalent body, when the research comes from another country.

The Journal adopted the requirements of the World Health Organization and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, regarding clinical trials, these must be registered in the Brazilian Registry of Clinical Trials (

CadernoESP® adhere to international standards for responsible research publication developed by the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) ( which is intended for authors and editors.

In addition, the journal also agree with the animal research rules issued by the National Council for Animal Experimentation Control (CONCEA), Resolution 32/16 (, which deals with integrity and good practices in the production, maintenance or use of animals in teaching or research activities, based on international ethical models.

Open Access Statement

The CadernoESP® journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that research is freely available to the public. Supporting a greater global exchange of knowledge. Full text access to the journal's scientific articles is presented on the official website in the Archives section.

This is in line with the BOAI definition of open access.

The licensing policy is compatible with the overwhelming majority of open access and archiving policies. CadernoESP® is an open access journal, which means that all its content is available free of charge at no cost to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other legal purpose, without asking for prior permission from the editor or the author, as long as the source is cited. licensed by CC BY-NC Creative Commons International.


  • MIAR;
  • Periódicos;
  • ABEC Brasil;
  • I2OR;
  • EuroPub;
  • Latindex;
  • Diadorim;
  • DOAJ;
  • EBSCO;
  • Sumá;
  • Redib;
  • GoogleScholar;
  • Livre;

Evaluation and Peer Review Process

All manuscripts must have an initial preliminary evaluation made by the Journal's Coordination, following criteria:

  • Whether editorial policies and standards are fully complied with;
  • Whether the manuscript belongs to the field of health education;
  • Whether it follows the structure defined by the guidelines;
  • Whether the content does not harm dignity and / or does not have discriminatory language;

After this stage, ALL manuscripts will be submitted to evaluation of anti-plagiarism software. In case of an opinion directed to an inappropriate conduct, the author who submitted the manuscript will be charged for clarifying questions or doubts that are raised. After argumentative responses, which explain the data collected, the manuscript will follow or not for evaluation regarding the publication by CadernoESP®.

Following the flow, manuscripts that go through the previous stages of evaluation will be subjected to analysis by, at least, two external experts, members of the Editorial Board or ad-hoc reviewers (selected only for the purpose of evaluation), under a double anonymity regime (double-blind), which will have as criteria:

  • Originality and relevance of the work;
  • Theoretical and empirical foundation;
  • Methodological adaptations;
  • Use of current references (at least, last fice years);
  • Argumentative consistency, clarity and organization of ideas;
  • Textual cohesion;

In case of contrary opinions, a new evaluation round will be initiated with different referees. The final decision rests with the journal's management. A period of 4 to 5 months is estimated for the evaluation and publication processes.