Journal information

Focus and scope

The Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública (RPMESP) is a scientific journal published and funded by the Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS) of Peru. It is a quarterly, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, currently indexed in MEDLINE, SCOPUS, EMBASE, SciELO Public Health, among other international databases. It is available in printed and electronic versions, and is free of charge for publication. RPMESP publishes scientific articles addressing topics in the field of public health and experimental medicine, highlighting research aimed at contributing to the improvement of the health situation in Peru and the world. RPMESP receives papers in Spanish and English, and publishes all articles in both languages.


About the editors

Editorial processes at RPMESP are carried out by full-time editors.


Journal History

RPMESP is the official journal of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Perú and aims to promote health research and disseminate scientific knowledge nationally and internationally. Since its creation in 1942, our journal has evolved together with the institution, always seeking to remain at the forefront of health research.

Publication began in October 1942 under the name of Revista de Medicina Experimental - Volume 1 Numbers 1 and 2, with the aim of being the official organ for scientific diffusion of the then Instituto Nacional de Higiene y Salud Pública. The first issue was edited by Dr. Carlos Gutiérrez Noriega and Dr. Telémaco Battistini. This journal was published quarterly until 1960 and was the first step towards what today is the Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública.

In 1946 the Editorial Committee was constituted as follows: Director: Dr. Telémaco Battistini; Editorial Secretary: Dr. Oscar Miro Quesada; Editorial Committee: doctors Celso Arellano, Víctor Ayulo, Germán Battistini, Aristides Herrer, Julio Pons M., Oscar Rondón, Pedro Weiss and Vicente Zapata. Later, doctors Luis Gonzales Mugaburu, José Madalengoitia, René Solís, Julio Morales, Felipe Llanos, Jorge Díaz and others joined the group.

After that golden age, the Revista de Medicina Experimental experienced an extended editorial silence for 37 years. During that period, in its place, another official publication of the institution was issued, which had a technical-scientific communication nature, initially called: Boletín de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud. This publication continued was printed until 2009.

In 1997, the publication of the Revista de Medicina Experimental - Second Era was resumed, with volume XIV, corresponding to 1997 and volume XV to 1998, commemorating the 61st and 62nd Anniversary of the Institution (1936-1997) and (1936-1998), respectively. At that time, Dr. Carlos Carrillo was the Director of the Institute and Dr. César Cabezas and Dr. César Náquira were responsible for the edition, to whom were added, since 1999 and in successive years, Drs. Zuño Burstein, Pedro Álvarez, Aída Palacios (as President of the Editorial Committee), Alfredo Guillén, among others; the administrative responsibility was assumed by Dr. Leonid Lecca as Editor. In 2001, the Revista de Medicina Experimental changed its name to Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública.