Selection and Continuity Criteria for LILACS Brazil Journals (2021)

LILACS – Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature is a regional index that establishes the bibliographic control of scientific and technical literature in Health Sciences produced and published in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

LILACS’ mission is to give visibility and access to quality scientific and technical production produced in Latin America and the Caribbean and to provide contextualized scientific evidence to the local reality for health-related decision-making in the Region.

LILACS is the result of a regional cooperative effort, coordinated by BIREME, in which national coordinators of the countries and coordinators of specialized areas participate, who, in turn, coordinate the Cooperative Centers (CC) that process and enter literature into the database.

The objective of this document is to guide the editorial and scientific quality requirements required of Brazilian journals indexed in LILACS, sustainably strengthening the development of this collection, and to serve as a guide for LILACS editors and cooperative centers responsible for the selection and insertion of scientific and technical quality production published in their countries and institutions.

LILACS Brazil’s evaluation and permanence criteria are compatible with LILACS regional criteria and were discussed and approved at a meeting of the LILACS Brazil Journal Evaluation and Selection Committee in March 2021 and have taken effect in July 2021.

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