Highlights

LILACS celebrates its 34th anniversary and to celebrate, it launches a new portal where scientific information focused on the Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Geoal (Heath and Well-being) of the 2030 Agenda is organized by types of studies. LILACS gathers over 880,000 records from peer reviewed journal articles, thesis and dissertations, governmental documents, conference proceedings, and books.

A new information architecture and graphic design were developed to highlight LILACS principles, such as: networking and local capacity building, public health priorities, latest publications, news and innovations by BIREME based on the LILACS methodology; in addition, accessibility tools have been implemented for people with partial or total disabilities.

The definition of contents was performed in a participatory manner, and the team of production of information sources and cooperative information services contributed to this task.

The participation of the LILACS and VHL networks in the choice of the LILACS motto was also highlighted, an action developed through voting, defining itself as: “Health information from Latin America and the Caribbean”, which is already displayed on the banner in the portal and in all LILACS promotional material.

The public consultation on the new criteria for selection and permanence of journals in LILACS also took place in two stages: the first with the entire BIREME team and the national and thematic coordinators of the LILACS network, and the second with the participation of all professionals from the LILACS and VHL networks, editors of health scientific journals and professionals involved with matters related to scientific communication.

Other piece of content highlighted on the portal is the infometrics area, which aims to make visible all the infometric analyses performed by BIREME with LILACS as a source of information, and a new data visualization was published, with statistics of the network’s contribution to the LILACS database.

LILACS is maintained and updated by a network of more than 600 educational, governmental and health research institutions coordinated by BIREME/PAHO/WHO.

Access the LILACS portal: http://lilacs.bvsalud.org/en/