ISSN 0102-6933 printed version
ISSN 1983-1447online version



Scope and Policy

The articles sent for publication must be original or derived from dissertations and thesis, and exclusively intended for publication in Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem (Nursing Journal of Rio Grande do Sul). Their reproduction will be allowed in other publications, as long as it provides an authorization by the Editorial Board, in which case the original publication must be mentioned. The text can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The Journal may publish articles written by other specialists, as long as the subject is of interest for the Nursing area. Acknowledgements for funding, technical assistance and other collaborations for the accomplishment of the work must not be mentioned at submission. After the article is accepted, guidelines will be sent to the author as to the insertion of this section. The views expressed in articles published are those of the authors themselves, and do not represent the views or opinions of the Editorial Committee. The Journal takes no liability for grammar mistakes and, therefore, it claims the right to decide possible alterations and corrections. Authors submitting articles are required to sign the Disclaimer and Copyright Declaration provided by this journal. It must be elaborated according to the journal model (available in: "Sobre" > "Políticas" > "Modelo de Declaração de Responsabilidade"), and it has to follow the journal guidelines for sending. Articles on studies using human beings must indicate the procedures adopted to comply with Resolution 196/96 of the Brazilian National Health Research Council, indicating also the approving protocol number of the research project. This journal supports policies for the registration of clinical trials of the World Health Organization (WHO), and of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) acknowledging the importance of these initiatives. Conflict of interests may emerge when authors, reviewers, or editors have competing interests that may compromise the impartiality of their judgment as to what should be published. Competing interests may be personal, commercial, political, academical, or financial. When submitting a manuscript - an article or letter -, the authors are responsible for recognizing and revealing financial or other conflicts that may influence their work. The submitted articles will be first analyzed by the Editorial Board as to their suitability to the journal editorial line and norms. The decision of this analysis will be communicated to the authors. The articles will be analyzed by peers composed by Editorial Board members, or ad hoc consultants invited by the Editorial Board, using a specific instrument. The identity of the author, the original institution, and the consultant will not be disclosed. The reports will be appraised by the Editorial Board, which will give a final opinion or, in case of disagreement, a third opinion will be requested. The paper sent to its authors for reformulation must be returned to the Editorial Board within 30 days in order to guarantee its publication. Beyond this deadline, it will be considered as a new submission. The authors should keep their e-mails updated for all communications. If the authors identify the need of including an erratum, this must be sent to the Journal within 30 days after the article's publication, and the Journal may, at its discretion, decide on its relevance and possible.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

This Journal publishes articles on the following sections: Editorial: under the responsibility of the Editorial Board, that may invite authorities to write it; Original manuscripts: aimed at divulgating original unpublished research results. The structure of the manuscripts must include the following sections: The Introduction must include the definition of the studied problem, a justification, review of literature (pertinent and relevant) and consistent goals according to the study proposal. The Methods employed, studied population, data sources, and selection criteria must be objectively and comprehensively described. The Results must follow a logical sequence. When presenting tables and figures, the text must complement and not repeat what is described in them. The Discussion may be written along with the results, and must contain comparison with literature results and the authors' interpretation of the results. The Conclusions or Final Considerations must highlight the most important findings and comment on the limitations and implications for further research. The text should not contain more than 4,500 words in all the text (title, abstracts, describers, body of the article, illustrations and 20 references maximum); Systematic literature revision and integrative literature review: article providing a literature review on a determined subject. It must include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and summarizing data and conclusions. The text should not contain more than 5,000 words in its totality (title, abstracts, describers, body of the article, illustrations, and these article do not have a limit for references); Articles for reflection: theoretical dissertations on the global situation of investigative or potentially investigative topics. The text should not contain more than 2,500 words in its totality (title, abstracts, describers, body of the article, illustrations, and 15 references maximum); Reports of experiences: description of academic, care, and extension experiences. Maximum of 2,000 words in its totality (title, abstracts, describers, body of the  article, illustrations, and 15 references maximum); Short communications: original studies or brief notes of research studies containing unpublished data relevant for nursing. The presentation must follow the same norms of original articles. The text should not contain more than 1,500 words in its totality (title, abstracts, describers, body of the article, illustrations, and 10 references maximum); Book reviews: critical analysis of recently published book (the last 12 months). Maximum of 500 words; Letters to the Editor: these can be submitted, containing comments and reflections on the published material. Letters will be published at the Editorial Board discretion. Maximum of 300 words. References: They must be updated and they must be preferably from periodicals (at least 2/3 from the total). References must use single spacing. The numbered list at the end of the paper must include all articles quoted in the text, in the same order they were quoted, according to the Vancouver standard, and more than a number for the same article must not be generated. References must indicate the forename(s) of the authors abbreviated. Manuscripts can also include: Statements: sentences or paragraphs spoken by the subjects studied. Do not use quotation marks, and comply with the following format: 1.25 cm indentation, font size 11, single spacing, and the subject's identification between parentheses, coded at the authors' discretion. Suppressions and interventions to what has been said must be indicated by the use of marks of omission between brackets "[...]"; Illustrations up to four black and white figures (graphs, charts, tables), according to the following instructions: - graphs and charts must be consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals. It must present the title (identifying the subject) immediately after the figures. It must Publication standards. Rev Gaúcha Enferm., Porto Alegre (RS) 2009 dez;30(4):813-6. contain geographical location, period, time and date of data's coverage; - tables: They must be used when the numerical data is highlighted as central information. They must be consecutively numbered, including those in annexes, if included, with Arabic numerals. The title must be written above the table, and must identify the subject, including geographical location and period/date of presented data. The tables must contain all of the data that allow their understanding, with explanations on symbols and abbreviations. Explanatory notes must be written immediately below the table, using symbols in the following sequence *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡. Data source must be mentioned immediately below the table; - other illustrations, such as photographs, drawings, etc., must be scanned with resolution equal or above 300 dpi, and sent in picture format, with "Figure" heading, consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals, and with the title below it. Illustrations must allow a perfect reproduction, by obeying drawing norms in order to allow framing according to the journal page setup; Symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms must be explained the first time they are mentioned. Use only standard acronyms. Except for the case of standard measures, all abbreviated terms must be written in full, followed by their abbreviation between parentheses, the first time they appear in the text, even if previously appearing in the abstract; Use bold for highlights and italics for foreigner words. Both appendices (elaborated by the authors) and annexes (merely included in the article, with no intervention from the authors) should be avoided.


Send of manuscripts

All papers must be submitted online on the website: The full name of the author(s) (not suppressing, abbreviating, and capitalizing the last surname), his/ her (their) title(s), place of activity, mailing and electronic addresses must be informed only in the metadata. If the article derived from a dissertation or a thesis, mention the full graduate program.


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