Since June 2015, Memorias has published papers related to the Zika epidemics using a Fast Track System. Zika infection is no longer considered a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, but there is still a need for more investigation in this infection, as well as other emerging/re-emerging diseases. Therefore, Memorias decided to expand the Fast Track section to research work on Chikungunya, Yellow fever as well as Zika virus.
All research manuscripts concerning infection caused by Yellow fever, Chikungunya or Zika virus after submission to the Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, will be evaluated by an Editor and those considered relevant will be assigned a digital object identifier and posted online in the “Fast Track” section of the Web-site within 24 hours. At the same time, manuscripts will be evaluated by peer review. Data in these manuscripts will thus be attributed to the authors while being freely available for reader scrutiny and unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction provided that the original work is properly cited as indicated by the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). In papers accepted by the MIOC following peer review, this period of open data within the Fast Track will be mentioned in the final publication.
In case of rejection after peer review, authors are free to seek publication elsewhere. A notice that the manuscript was not accepted will be placed on the Fast Track section website and the manuscript will only be available through the authors.
Manuscripts can be submitted via the MIOC website memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br
Dye C, Bartolomeos K, Moorthy V, Kieny MP. Data sharing in public health emergencies: a call to researchers. Bull World Health Organ. 2016; 94: 158.
Please be advised that the assigned DOI numbers for each manuscript are preliminary records not yet registered in Crossref. If the manuscript is accepted for publication by MIOC, the DOI number will be processed by SciELO in Crossrefon publication.