17 Jul, 2014

ABCD - Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery: 1000 articles and a history of victories!

Osvaldo MALAFAIA
Nelson Adami ANDREOLLO
Bruno ZILBERSTEIN
Ivan CECCONELLO
DOI: 10.1590/S0102-67202014000200001
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What is the feeling of the editors of a medical journal when it reaches the significant mark of 1,000 published new scientific articles?

On this occasion, the editors and reviewers looking back about what meant these 1,000 papers published in the period of 27 years, from 1986 to 2013, confirms that they worked very hard to reach this target. Let suppose, if each article has at least 1,000 words, 1,000 articles addressing all possible issues related to digestive surgery will reach a million words, and this amount certainly corresponds to an encyclopedia!

The first article published in 1986 was written by the creator and founder of the Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery (ABCD), Prof. Dr. Henrique Walter Pinotti, about surgeonpatient relationship1. And in the presentation of a new journal he emphasized that: "This surgical breakthrough resulted in the publication of many scientific articles and editing books and journals. But even so, due to the majority of surgical patients are in Gastrointestinal Surgery area, there are few specialized sources to disseminate up the new information. For some time we have been considering publishing a journal dedicated to this specialty, with articles by Brazilian and foreign authors to be distributed abroad, as well as in Brazil. Since English is commonly used in medical and scientific specialties, would be published in both languages".

Professor Pinotti, in his speech at the beginning of the activities of the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery (CBCD ) in 1988 emphasized that : "With education we not only inform, but we forge high level professionals, which can develop their knowledge, applying correctly their resources and thus able to benefit the patient. Knowing the limits of their competence, he will be able also to serve his patient avoiding the worst result of surgery, which is the iatrogenesis. Our College, in education, should develop the spirit that every person who wants to teach must have, and also finding the ones that want to learn. And the success achieved in the safe training can constitute stimuli for new frontiers of knowledge".


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ABCD – BRAZILIAN ARCHIVES OF DIGESTIVE SURGERY is a periodic with a single annual volume in continuous publication, official organ of the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery - CBCD.

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