Acta Balneologica is the scientific journal of the Polish Association of Balneology and Physical Medicine. It was created in 1905. The articles published in the quarterly journal include peer-reviewed original papers, review papers, and case studies concerning spa medicine (balneology, bioclimatology, balneochemistry, hydrogeology) and physical medicine (physiotherapy, cryotherapy, kinesiotherapy, pressotherapy, and rehabilitation). The journal is unique for its subject matter not only in Poland, but also in Europe. Poland not only has its own spa act, but also treats balneology and physical medicine as a separate branch of medical knowledge with its own curriculum. Consequently, our journal is attractive for authors and readers in Poland and abroad.
Every year, Acta Balneologica provides media patronage for many scientific medical events. The journal is addressed not only to doctors and rehabilitation and physiotherapy specialists who use knowledge from the field of balneology and physical medicine in their work, but also to heads of hospital departments, hospital directors, spa and sanatorium managers, managers of public and private hospitals, clinics, and SPA and wellness centres, and specialists in other fields of medicine.
The journal is indexed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education – 4 points (2012), Index Copernicus – 4 points (2012), and the Polish Medical Bibliography. The print version of Acta Balneologica is the primary (referential) version. The editorial team applies procedures ensuring the originality of scientific publications and follows the review principles according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.