title of the journal: Revista Portuguesa de Inmunoalergología
The Portuguese Journal of Immunoallergology is the official journal
of Portuguese Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. This is,
actually, the sole Portuguese scientific journal exclusively devoted
to the publication and disclosure of topics in immunoallergology, covering
all age groups and a wide range of subjects; from allergen biology to
its methods of collection or identification, from the assessment of
the diagnostic methods utility to the evaluation of therapeutic interventions,
from the identification of prognostic factors to the epidemiology of
diseases and allergic sensitization. The Portuguese Journal of Immunoallergology
has started publishing, on a regular basis, in 1991.
Currently, it has a periodicity
of 4 annual numbers, each one with a print run of 2000 copies, including
review articles, original research articles and case reports from the
different national Immunoallergology Departments, as well as from other
Departments with interest in this area of Medicine and some international
reference centers. Comments to recent papers of the specialty, as well
as news of interest to the specialty in Portugal are also elaborated,
at the invitation of the Editorial Board. The Portuguese Journal of
Immunoallergology has been one of the preferred means to spread the
knowledge in immunoallergology produced in Portugal since 1991.
Review articles may be submitted at the author’s initiative or solicited
by the Editorial Board. In either way, they are also subject to the
critical analysis of two peer reviewers designated by the Editor. The
original articles are always submitted, anonymously, for peer review
by two scientific reviewers designated by the Editor-in-chief and, additionally,
to a methodological and a statistical reviewer, who analyze the adequacy
of methods, in general, and the adequacy of the used methods/statistical
tests, in particular, when applicable. Case reports are also submitted,
anonymously, for peer review, by two scientific reviewers designated
by the Editor-in-chief.
Any of the above cited types of papers (review articles, original articles
and case reports) is rated based on a scale, with total scores ranging
from 2 to 9. All papers scored less than 6 will be rejected. For the
accepted papers, reviewers may suggest amendments or make comments,
which will be done by the authors. The amended manuscript is, then,
re-submitted to the same reviewers for a re-appreciation. This procedure
may be repeated as many times as deemed necessary by the reviewers.
Both the bibliographic citations and the choice of key words follow
the international guidelines.
Currently, the original articles, case reports and review articles are
also published, in English language, at the Portuguese Society of Allergology
and Clinical Immunology website. Despite of the eventual international
indexations and of the advantage of the English language as a common
language, we wanted to keep the RPIA Journal in Portuguese language
as well, not only as a sign of national identity, but also to facilitate
the spread of the Journal in Portugal, in Brazil and in the Portuguese-speaking
Translations into English language are carried out by a certified translator,
of English nationality, living in Portugal. These back-translations
are, then, reviewed by a certified Portuguese translator and, ultimately,
by an element of the Editorial Board and by the Editor-in-chief, thus,
trying to keep the top medical and literary quality of the translations.
Finally, the RPIA contents can be accessed free of charge, through the
Portuguese Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology website (www.spaic.pt).
Periodicity: Revista Portuguesa de Inmunoalergología
is published quarterly
Abbreviated title: Rev. Port. Imunoalergologia