A bilingual journal in the global south


  • Prof Marcos Cueto

    Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)

Project summary

The Brazilian journal História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos (HCSM) was established in 1994. We want to improve the journal so that it is one of the five leading journals in its field and is bilingual within three years. We also want to improve the dialogue between historians of medicine of the Global North and the Global South.

We will achieve these goals by translating articles submitted in Portuguese and Spanish into English, editing articles submitted in English by non-English-speaking authors and commissioning two historiographical reviews of the history of mental health and the history of eugenics.

This project will help to increase the quality of research on Latin America’s medical history and enhance the interaction between Latin American historians and historians of medicine in other parts of the world. It will contribute to ongoing efforts to improve the journal’s impact, its fundraising and the modernisation of the editorial process as well as the ranking of the journal.