CfP: Social Studies of Health

The Revista Ciencias de la Salud, the official academic journal of the Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud of Universidad del Rosario, has a permanent section about Social Studies of Health since 2012. For Social Studies of Health (SSH) we understand a research field that studies the health related theoretical and methodologic problems from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities with an interdisciplinary viewpoint (history, sociology, anthropology, cultural, gender and science and technology studies). We look for the articles that are published in this section to analyze the changing notions and experiences of health and disease paying special attention to socio-economic, cultural, gender, institutional, epistemological, and material conditions that make them possible. Hence, we are interested in research that explores the way in which processes of knowledge production and of intervention on the individual and social body are configured by, but that at the same time configure, the natural and socio-cultural realities they inscribe to.

The SSH section has been consolidated as a space for high-level academic discussion where we publish original research articles from the field. It is edited by María Catalina Sánchez Martínez and María Camila Núñez Gómez from Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud of Universidad del Rosario. The section is published in every number of the Journal, which comes out every four (4) months, and all manuscripts are submitted to a double-blind peer review.

The journal is currently indexed in Scopus, Scielo Colombia, CAB Abstracts, CSA Linguistics & Lenguage Behavior Abstracts, CINAHL, Index Copernicus, LILACS, RedALyC, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, IMBIOMED, Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ, Periodica and Google Scholar.

The editorial committee of the SSH cordially invites the national and international scientific and academic community that is working in research projects related with the field of social studies of health to participate in the open call for the years 2023 and 2024. Throughout this period the call will remain open to the reception of articles. We accept original manuscripts written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English with an extension of no more than 7.000 words, not counting bibliography.

The instructions for authors can be consulted here:

Previous publications of the Social Studies of Health Section can be found in the following links: and

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Editors: María Catalina Sánchez Martínez y María Camila Núñez Gómez, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad del Rosario. Bogota, Colombia