About the Journal

About the Journal

RBFHSS (Brazilian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy and Health Services – Revista BrasiFarmácia Hospitalar e Serviços de Saúde) is a peer-reviewed, platinum open-access journal published by the Brazilian Society of Hospital Pharmacy and Health Services (SBRAFH). RBFHSS does not charge any submission or publication fee or article processing charges.

RBFHSS publishes articles on issues related to hospital pharmacy and other health services. The journal has a particular interest in studies regarding pharmaceutical services, clinical pharmacy, patient safety, pharmacotherapy, pharmacogenetics, integrative and complementary practices, health technology assessment, hospital pharmacy technician, applied legislation, waste management, drug stability, and compatibility, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and pharmacovigilance.

RBFHSS published four issues per year in a continuous flow publication system (online published as soon as they are ready). An average issue contains ten original research articles and one editorial. Every paper has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) assigned when published. RBFHSS allows robots to harvest the metadata of the articles published.


RBFHSS permits and encourages authors to post and archive the final PDFs of their respective articles submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories after publication while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication in this journal. Find here Sherpa/Romeo information.

Farmacia on line publishes original research papers, invited topical reviews and editorial commentaries, and news, with emphasis on conceptual novelty and scientific quality. Main research areas are focused on: pharmacology, toxicology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, drug design, drug delivery, personalized medicine, nanostructures, nutraceuticals, biochemistry, and biotechnology.

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal are only accepted after the peer-review process. The papers should have not been published in any other journal. The recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki, for humans, and the International guidelines as accepted principles for the use of experimental animals should be followed.

Please, see our policies in “Submissions” and access the journal’s detailed guidelines.


Publish scientific articles that contribute to the advancement of knowledge of Hospital Pharmacy and pharmaceutical services in other health services. Present innovative information, conceptual, technical, social, and political trends for fundamental actions by professionals in the field.


To be a journal indexed in scientific databases recognized nationally and internationally.


RBFHSS publishing relies on a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the trustworthiness of the articles published. Peer reviewers act on an altruistic basis, with no remuneration for their services. Peer reviewers are selected among prestigious Brazilian and international authors who have previously published articles about a similar topic. Peer review runs in a double-blind review system. However, reviewers can voluntarily unveil their identity.


RBFHSS expects that all the authors submitting contributions to the journal fulfill the highest ethical publishing and academic standards, namely all the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

RBFHSS uses CrossRef plagiarism software (Similarly Check) to identify similarities, which are case by case analyzed. If unethical conduct is suspected, RBFHSS Editorial Board initiates an unrestricted investigation following the COPE flowcharts.

To ensure permanent preservation, RBFHSS is deposited into the PKP Private LOCKSS Network.


RBFHSS does not produce any economic revenue for the Brazilian Society of Hospital Pharmacy and Health Services. The SBRAFH fully supports the publication costs of RBFHSS as part of its social and corporate responsibility. To increase the internationalization of articles published in RBFHSS, the SBRAFH supports the costs of translating all contributions into English when they are submitted in Portuguese.


RBFHSS is published under a license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Authors maintain the copyright of the text.

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