Aims To present and discuss a summary of 15 years of scientific papers published at an official academic publication dedicated exclusively to the health and medical aspects of the population between 10 and 19 years and 11 months of age. This journal is called Adolescence & Health and it is the only multidisciplinary Brazilian publication available also online committed to the dissemination of medical and social determinants of health during adolescence.
Methods Observational review of the 727 papers accepted for publication and their impact online, since 2010 up until April 23, 2019 with 4.576.574 online views. During the period between Sept 13, 2017 to Sept 13, 2018, the Journal´s site and articles were viewed by health and other allied social professionals in 3.442 cities in Brazil, and also around 150 cities in the world. The Journal is published in Portuguese with English and Spanish abstracts available, is issued quarterly and translated online in English and Spanish, www.adolescenciaesaude.com ISSN-2177-5281.
Results The main 10 topics of importance and greater impact are: the definition criteria of adolescence; pregnancy; contraception; breast disorders; menstrual disorders; nutritional problems; alcohol, drugs and anabolic steroids use and abuse; sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/HPV; sexuality; violence and abuse. In each issue a balance between original research articles, review articles, case studies and update revisions of prevention and public policies are accepted. The Journal is part of the online ADOLEC Network with data bank on adolescents and youth sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, available at www.adolec.br. The Journal is indexed at Scopus, Latindex, IndexCopernicus, Free Medical Journals and Lilacs/BIREME and is part of the HINARI program of the World Health Organization.
Conclusion The commitment to disseminate quality science in the area of youth and adolescents`health requires pertinence and constancy in the improvement of scientific channels. It is important to open opportunities for adolescent experts around the world to share their outreach community programs, clinical care and research practices. The Adolescence & Health Journal is part of Brazilian and international efforts to spread the word adolescents, that should not be invisible as citizens, and deserve their own health rights.
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