v. 22 n. 3 (2002): Revista HCPA
A PUBLICATION FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Revista HCPA is the journal of the Medical School at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. For this reason, perhaps it deserves special treatment by the professors of this School in our University.
The difficulties and the possibility of consolidating a continuing publication, and most importantly, apublication that has contributions of attested quality, are being currently discussed in the scientific literature worldwide. We have an exceptionally experienced body of teachers, physicians and other professionals working at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. Thus, our research activities and topics of continuing medical education have guaranteed space in this journal. On the other hand, we are aware of the need to have papers published in journals of greater impact, which ensure better scores for graduate programs. However, the local public should learn about our research activities and our internationally published papers. Thus, we are introducing an innovation to Revista HCPA with the inclusion of the following sections: Abstracts of thesis and dissertations presented at Graduate Programs at UFRGS and Abstracts of papers published internationally by local authors.
It is only by bringing together and allowing as many authors as possible to present their research that we will spread knowledge and improve education.
Revista HCPA, the journal of the Medical School at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, has been published for more than 20 years uninterruptedly. If the possibilities provided by the improvement of our journal are understood, we will certainly receive contributions of increasingly more authors. Thus, we invite all those who are interested in collaborating with our Revista HCPA to help in the consolidation of this journal.