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Aims and Scope

Field ACTions Science Reports (FACTS Reports) is an international, peer-reviewed journal, devoted to promoting field-based activities in developing and developed countries and is open access for both readers and authors. Created in 2007, FACTS provides a unique forum for the expression and exchange of ideas in various fields, including economy and development, cities and urban services, health, education, environment, and agriculture.

Articles are subjected to peer review by field practitioners or academics. The main criteria for publication are that the articles describe actions that are both useful and reproducible. Editorials and Commentaries are also published, allowing experts from diverse fields to contribute critical analysis, and encouraging cooperation among authors.

The principal objective of FACTS Reports is to help field practitioners, international organizations, national agencies and policy-makers communicate best practices and lessons learned through the implementation of their programs. Many field practitioners implement projects in developing countries to address issues related to economics, health, the environment, agriculture, education and development in general. There are many opportunities to learn from the outcomes of these projects.

The journal is a unique international initiative and, moreover, the first of its type in the world. It provides an independent platform for key players in development to share best practices, to express their views and opinions, to share their experiences and to cooperate with other international development actors from around the world.

During initial stages, FACTS Reports will cover primarily areas related to health, economic development and the Environment. Suitable topics for FACTS Reports include, but are not limited to:

  1. Health systems and healthcare supply

  2. Protection of the Environment

  3. Development finance

  4. Education, employment policies

  5. Social policies

  6. Evaluation methods

  7. Trade capacity building, actions related to globalization

  8. Rural development

  9. Health care delivery

  10. Equity in health care distribution

  11. Health education

  12. Pharmaceutical pricing and drug distribution

  13. Information and communication technologies (ICT) in health projects

Authors are encouraged to send by e-mail presubmission inquiries and manuscripts in MS Word format to: facts-reports.ve@institut.veolia.org