Editorial Note

Today the possibilities for a biological and healthjournal are almost limitless. The first biological and healthjournals reflected the needs of scholars of the time. But biological and health, its place in the world, and the dissemination of information has changed utterly. So in starting afresh, what a new biological and healthjournal should retain and what it should offer to the audience are important issues to consider.


In this first edition, commemorating biologicas_e_saude biological and healthat 50, we have decided to look back and see into the future. Thus, the contributors are some of the first set of biological and healthgraduates and teachers at the University of JURNAL KEPERAWATAN CIKINI. The focus is to look back and yet project into their expectations from where the new editions will follow.

The driving force behind the launch of biologicas_e_saude Journal is open access which challenges the old subscription-based model. You can download

and distribute articles without restrictions (feel free to make a thousand copies, translate articles into other languages, put articles into books—just give the author proper credit).

Our large global editorial board reflects the diversity of biological and healthtoday and is intimately involved in what we do. In particular, members of the editorial board are a crucial part of our peer review process. As academic editors they, along with a senior editor of the journal, take research papers through the peer review process in a way that we believe provides the most constructive and fair review. We are delighted that members of our editorial board have also shown their support for our journal by submitting papers to us, even before we launched.