Revista de Saúde Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0034-8910
FORATTINI, Oswaldo Paulo. The international language of science. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1997, vol.31, n.1, pp. 3-8. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101997000100002.
There is a trend, with a view to achieving greater scientific visibility and international projection, that favors the adoption of the English language in Brazilian journals dealing with nosological problems. This argument is here questioned. Latin America is a large continent with characteristic health problems. Thus it is to be recommended that scientific public health journals should accept for publication papers written in the three main language: English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Palabras llave : Writing; Periodicals [trends]; Science.