ISSN 0034-7167 printed version
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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Editorial Policy

The REBEn is an electronic journal. It has, as a target audience, professionals and students from the Nursing and Health area. We welcome the submission of manuscripts in Portuguese, English and Spanish languages.

For manuscripts accepted for publication written in Portuguese or Spanish, the translation of the final version into English in the electronic version will be requested for publication.

In addition to the regular volumes, thematic issues may be published, according to the relevance assessment by REBEn Publishing Committee or Editorial Board.

Manuscripts must be exclusively submitted to REBEn, and its simultaneous submission to any other journals is not allowed. When published, they become intellectual property of REBEn.
  • Declaration on Research Ethics and Integrity

For publication, REBEn considers that the submitted manuscripts must comply with the ethical-legal guidelines as a sine qua non condition, which involves the elaboration of academic and/or technical-scientific papers and research with humans or animals.

In the case of research involving human subjects, and in compliance with the provisions of National Health Council Resolution 466/2012 (http://aplicacao.saude.gov.br/plataformabrasil/login.jsf), author(s) must mention the approval of the project in the manuscript by a Research Ethics Committee recognized by the National Research Ethics Committee, part of the Brazilian National Council of Health (CONEP-CNS), or by an equivalent body, when conducted in another country. Likewise, the procedures adopted to obtain the signature of the Consent Forms by the research participants should be mentioned in the manuscript.

REBEn adopts the requirement of the World Health Organization and the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors for prior registration of clinical trials (randomized experimental studies) on a platform that meets the criteria developed by these two organizations. The registration number of the clinical trial must appear on the Identification Page of the manuscript, this aspect is conditional for publication.

In experiments involving animals, Law No. 11.,794 of October 8th of 2008, section VII of paragraph 1 of Article 225 of the Federal Constitution, must be respected, establishing procedures for the scientific use of animals; In addition, the standards published in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., USA) of 1996, and the Ethical Principles for Animal Experimentation (Brazilian College of Animal Experimentation - COBEA, available at: <www.cobea.org.br>), from 1991 must also be respected.

REBEn supports the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. These recommendations, regarding integrity and ethical standards when conducting and reporting a research are available at the URL <http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html>.

Likewise, we also support the international standards for responsible research publication developed by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and intended for publishers and authors (available in: <http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors>).

Concepts, ideas or opinions expressed in manuscripts, as well as the origin and accuracy of the citations contained therein, are the sole responsibility of the author(s).

Concepts, ideas or opinions expressed in manuscripts, as well as the origin and accuracy of the citations contained therein, are the sole responsibility of the author(s).

The Brazilian Journal of Nursing (REBEn) adopts the Ithenticate system to identify plagiarism.

 

Evaluation Process of the manuscript

Initially, the editorial office checks if the manuscript complies with standards; the inclusion of documents, Vancouver-style; a structured abstract; inclusion of the descriptors chosen from DeCS (Health Science descriptors) and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings).

When any of these requirements are not followed, the manuscript is returned to the author with marks. In accordance with the norms, the manuscript is sent by the chief editors to the associated editors for peer review, adopting the double blind review, which seeks to guarantee the anonymity of the authors and the evaluators. The opinions issued by the reviewers may consider the manuscript accepted, rejected or requiring revisions, either in standards or content. The opinions issued by the reviewers are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chiefs, and a final opinion supported by the reviewers is sent to the authors.

 

Manuscripts Categories

Editorial - Texts on a subject of interest for the historical moment or the knowledge production conveyed to a certain issue, with possible repercussions to Nursing and Health areas. It may contain up to two (2) pages, including up to two references, whey they cite other work.

Original Research - Original and unpublished study that contributes to aggregate new information or corroborate the available knowledge about research object related to the scope of Nursing and Health areas. Randomized controlled trials are included in this category. It must contain a maximum of fifteen (15) pages, including the abstracts and a maximum of 50 references

A study that brings together, in an orderly manner, research results on a specific topic, helping to explain and understand the differences found between primary studies that investigate the same question, and deepening the knowledge about the object of the investigation. It uses systematic methods and explicit criteria to identify, select and critically evaluate relevant research, and to collect and analyze data from studies included in the review. It must contain a maximum of twenty (20) pages, including abstracts and a maximum of 50 references.

Reflection - In-depth discursive formulations, focusing on concept or theoretical construct of Nursing or related area; or discussion on a specific topic, establishing analogies, presenting and analyzing different points of view, theoretical and/or practical. Must contain a maximum of ten (10) pages, including abstract and a maximum of 10 references.

Experience Report - Study describing a situation of the practice (teaching, care, research, or management), intervention strategies and evaluation of their efficacy, interested in professional performance. It must contain a maximum of ten (10) pages, including abstract and a maximum of 10 references.

Critical review - Contemporary work, evaluated as being of interest to the target audience of REBEn, it should contain no more than 2 pages, including 2 references, if there is any;

Letter to the editor - maximum 1 page.

Authors' response - maximum 250 words.

 

Preparation of Manuscripts

General aspects

We recommend using the guidelines available at http://www.equator-network.org/ for manuscript consolidation.

REBEn adopts the following recommendations, available at URL <http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html>.

Manuscripts of all categories accepted for submission to REBEn should be prepared as follows:

Microsoft&#174; Office Word file, with page setup on A4 (210x297mm) paper and 2-cm margins on all sides, Times New Roman font size 12, spacing 1.5 pt between lines, paragraphs with 1.25 cm.

  • Bold should be restricted to the title and subtitle of the manuscript.
  • Italic will be applied only to highlight terms or expressions relevant to the study object.
  • In the citations from authors, ipsis litteris:

- With up to three lines, use quotation marks and insert them in the normal text sequence;

- For those with more than three lines, highlight them in a new paragraph, without quotes, Times New Roman font size 11, single spacing between lines and 3 cm indentation of the left margin.

- In the case of speaking deponents or research subjects, highlight them in a new paragraph, without quotes, Times New Roman font size 11, single spacing between lines and 3 cm indentation of the left margin.

- The citations of authors in the text should be consecutively numbered, in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text;

- Arabic numerals should be used, in parentheses and superscripts, with no space between the number of the citation and the previous word, and preceding the punctuation of the sentence or paragraph [Example: care(5),];

- In the case of sequential citations, the numbers will be separated by a dash [Example: care(1-5);]; When merged, separated by commas [Example: care(1,3,5).].

Abbreviations should not be used in the title and subtitle of the manuscript, in the abstract, tables and figures.

In the text, use only standardized abbreviations. In the first citation, the abbreviation is shown in parentheses, and the terms to which it corresponds must precede it.

Footnotes should be kept to the minimum necessary.

Appendices and annexes will be disregarded.

Structure of the text

Research and Review studies should follow the conventional structure: Introduction, Objective, Method, Results, Discussion and Conclusions (quantitative research) or Final Considerations (qualitative research) and References. Manuscripts from other categories may follow different structure.

Main document

The main document, without identification of the authors, must contain:

1) Research title: in a maximum of 12 words in the language of the manuscript;

2) Abstract and descriptors: abstract limited to 150 words in the same language as the manuscript. The abstract should structured in Objective, Method, Results and Conclusion or Final Considerations.

Just below the abstract include five descriptors in the language of the manuscript:

- Portuguese or Spanish from the DeCS: http://decs.bvs.br; - English, five keywords extracted from the MeSH: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh

3) Body text: It consists of the body of the manuscript itself.

The structure of the manuscript in the Research and Review categories are: Introduction, objective, method, results, discussion and conclusion (for quantitative research) or final considerations (qualitative research); All subtitles should be highlighted in bold in the text.

Figures, boxes and tables should be presented in the body of the manuscript.

Illustrations (tables, boxes and figures, such as photographs, drawings, graphs, etc.) shall be consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are inserted in the text, and shall not exceed the number of five.

Whatever the type of illustration, its identification appears in the upper part, preceded by the designative word (box, figure, table) followed by the order number of its occurrence in the text, in Arabic numerals, indent and its title Table 1 - title). After the illustration, at the bottom, insert the caption, notes and other information necessary for your understanding, if any (see: ABNT NBR 14724/2011 - Information and documentation - Academic work - Presentation). The source consulted should be included below the figure only if it is secondary data.

The tables should be standardized according to recommendations of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics - IBGE. Tabular presentation rules. 3.ed. Rio de Janeiro, 1993, available in http://biblioteca.ibge.gov.br/visualizacao/livros/liv23907.pdf

Subtitles of the method and discussion should be highlighted in bold as recommended by the check list.

Illustrations should be in good high-resolution reading quality. Tables, graphs and box should be presented in an editable form in the body of the manuscript.

4) Funding: Before the list of references, it is mandatory to cite source of financial support to the research (if it exists).

5) Acknowledgements: They may be intended for persons who have contributed to the study but are not authors and should be presented on the title page until the evaluation is completed on the grounds of conflict of interest.

6) References: The number of references is limited according to the category of the manuscript. References, presented at the end of the manuscript, should be consecutively numbered according to the order in which they were first included in the text; And organized according to the Vancouver style. Examples of references in this style, developed and updated by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), can be obtained in the URL <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html>.

At least 50% of the references should preferably be published in the last 5 years and of these, 20% in the last 2 years.

It is recommended to avoid citations of theses, dissertations, books and chapters, except when it is a theoretical reference (Ex: Cochrane Handbook). Likewise, one should avoid citing articles from non-scientific journals or magazines.

For studies available in Portuguese and English, the English version must be cited, with the corresponding pagination. Whenever available, indicate the electronic version of the cited articles, facilitating their location.

Give preference to the article address in pdf format.

For studies available in Portuguese and English, the English version must be cited, with the corresponding pagination. Whenever available, indicate the electronic version of the cited articles, facilitating their location. Give preference to the article address in pdf format.

Most common examples of references:

1 Freire P. Pedagogia da Autonomia: saberes necessários à prática educativa. 43ª ed. São Paulo: Paz e Terra; 2011.

2 Heidemann IBS, Boehs AE, Wosny AMi, Stulp KP. [Theoretical, conceptual and methodological incorporation of the educator Paulo Freire in research]. Rev Bras Enferm [Internet]. 2010[cited 2014 Mar 10];63(3):416-20. Available from: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/reben/v63n3/a11v63n3.pdf Portuguese.

3 Lenardt MH, Sousa JAV, Grden CRB, Betiolli SE, Carneiro NHK, Ribeiro DKMN. Gait speed and cognitive score in elderly users of the primary care service. Rev Bras Enferm [Internet]. 2015 [ cited 2017 Apr 17];68(6):851-6. Available from: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/reben/v68n6/en_0034-7167-reben-68-06-1163.pdf

 

Submission Process and Manuscript Evaluation

The Manuscripts must be submitted to the REBEn at URL <http://www.scielo.br/reben/>, accessing the Submission Online.

Before submitting the manuscript, the authors must verify the standards of REBEn, strictly follow the check list and have all the necessary documents for submission. The completion of the metadata in the submission form is mandatory.

Each document must be attached separately in the field indicated by the system.

To initiate the process, the responsible person must be previously registered in the system as author creating/associating the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) registry. The system is self-explanatory and, at the end of the process, an ID will be generated for the manuscript, with numeric code (Example: REBEn 2017-0001). The submitter will receive a message stating the URL of the manuscript and a login so that s/he can follow the progress of the manuscript in the steps of the editorial process in the system administration interface.

In step 4 of the submission, the authors should indicate four possible reviewers for manuscript evaluation. These nominees must have a PhD and must have no conflict of interest. Reviewers may or may not be complied with by the associated editors. The reviewers can be located on the platform lattes according to the topic of the manuscript.

We remind you that failure to comply with all these instructions will result in the return of the documents for adequacy, causing a greater delay in the appreciation by the editors.

Peer review process

Initially, the editors evaluate the fulfillment of the norms for preparation of manuscripts; The inclusion of the registration number of the clinical trial, when applicable, Vancouver-style in the preparation of the reference list; The clarity and objectivity of the abstract; The inclusion of the descriptors chosen among DeCS (Descritores em Ciências da Saúde) and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) terms; And the potential of the manuscript for publication and possible readers' interest.

When one of these aspects is not considered satisfactory, the manuscript is rejected and automatically archived in the system. When evaluated positively, the manuscript is sent to peer review, adopting the double blind review, which seeks to guarantee the anonymity of the authors and the evaluators. The opinions issued by the reviewers may consider the manuscript accepted, rejected or requiring revisions, either in standards or content. The opinions issued by the evaluators are evaluated by the Chief Editors, and a final decision is sent to the authors.

 

Technical revision of Portuguese language and translation of manuscripts

The technical revision of the language, translation of the abstract into the Spanish and English versions and the translation of the manuscripts into the English version must be provided by the authors, as directed by REBEn Secretariat. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the archiving of the manuscript.

 

Submission and Publishing Fees

When submitting a manuscript for publication in REBEn, you should pay a SUBMISSION FEE, the value is R$ 220,00 (Two hundred and twenty reais).

In case the manuscript is accepted, the payment for the EDITORIAL FEE is R$1.1000 One thousand and one hundred reais).

These fees shall be paid through bank deposit or transfer on behalf of the Associação Brasileira de Enfermagem, CNPJ 33.989.468-0001-00, at Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil), Agency number: 0452-9, Account number: 220.482-7.

For international deposit, the user must use the SWIFT code - BRASBRRJBSA and IBAN (International Bank Account Number) - BR4800000000034750002204827C1 - Banco do Brasil - in the name of Associação Brasileira de Enfermagem.

Proof of payment of the SUBMISSION FEE should be inserted in the system, at the time of submission of the manuscript, as a Supplementary Document. In the beginning of the process, initial checking of submitted documentation, manuscripts that are not accompanied by proof of payment of the SUBMISSION FEE will be archived automatically. Once your manuscript has been submitted and we have verified the compliance with publication rules, the publishing process will be continued. Once the evaluation process has been completed, the submission fee will not be returned if the manuscript is not accepted for publication.

The proof of payment of the EDITORIAL FEE should be forwarded to the email escritorio.reben@abennacional.org.br, within a maximum period of seven days after receipt of confirmation that the manuscript was accepted for publication. Failure to comply with this condition will subject the manuscript to final archiving.

 

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