ISSN 0104- 0707
Scope and editorial
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem, the journal of the Graduate Nursing Program at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, publishes technical-scientific production in health and particularly nursing. It offers room for reflection and further elaboration of knowledge on issues of practice, teaching and research in health and nursing, in Brazil and internationally.
The journal is published every three months in the Rolling Pass modality. Manuscripts are accepted in Portuguese, English or Spanish, in the categories original article, reflection, experience report and review. Contributions intended to disseminate unpublished original research results are prioritized for publication. Special issues are published on the Board of Directors and Associated Editors’ judgment. All manuscripts are published in two versions, one of them in English, to cover as many readers as possible worldwide.
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem complies with the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors do Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/).
The editorial policy of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem departs from strict indexation and editing quality criteria (including technical-regulatory aspects, graphical and textual quality and excellent scientific context); from management accountability shared among the Board of Directors, Editorial Coordination and Editing Committee; and from strict and constructive peer review, preserving the anonymity of authors and reviewers.
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem supports the clinical trial registration policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), acknowledging the importance of these initiatives for the reigstraiton and international disclosure of information on open-access clinical trials. Therefore, only clinical research manuscripts with an identification number in one of the Clinical Trial Registries validated according to the WHO and ICMJE criteria will be accepted for publication. Addresses are available on the ICMJE website. The identification number should be registered at the end of the abstract.
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem advocates for initiatives to improve the presentation of scientific research results through incentives for the authors to use international guidelines to prepare reports on randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, observational studies in epidemiology and qualitative studies.
The authors are responsible for acknowledging and revealing conflicts of interest that can influence their work, so that the Board of Directors can decide on the manuscript. The authors should inform on the funding and other financial or personal links regarding their work, if that is the case. The authors should inform on financial relations or any other kind of bonds that can entail conflicts of interest in individual statements (automatic in the ScholarOne system).
The journal is entitled to the copyright of all manuscripts published. Full or partial reproduction in any other printed or electronic media is prohibited without the previous authorization of the journal Texto & Contexto Enfermagem.
Manuscripts submitted to Texto & Contexto Enfermagem should not have been forwarded to or published simultaneously in any other journal. If publication or simultaneous submission to another journal is identified in any of the phases of the submission process, the manuscript will be rejected.
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem discourages the submission of original articles whose data collection goes back more than four years and of reviews whose data collection goes back more than one year. The authors are solely responsible for the veracity of the information and the bibliographic citations.
Manuscript assessment procedures
Manuscripts submitted on the ScholarOne platform are forwarded to two ad hoc reviewers accredited by Texto & Contexto Enfermagem for analysis. ScholarOne is a comprehensive workflow management system for scientific journals, which manages the submission, peer review, production and publication process more efficiently, producing intelligent information to support strategic decision making.
The review process involves the following phases:
1. Reception. The editorial office verifies the payment of the submission fee classifies the manuscript according to the study type and forwards it for pre-analysis.
2. Pre-analysis. The editor-in-chief and the submission editors assess the manuscript for its contribution to the body of knowledge, its advance on practice, teaching and/or research in nursing and health, the methodological and structural quality of the text and the compliance with the journal’s editorial policy. This initial assessment guarantees the quality of the manuscript and allows the authors to decide on its submission to the journal. No refund is admitted in case the manuscript is rejected during the pre-analysis.
3. Checklist. After the pre-analysis, the editorial office checks all documents forwarded during the online submission and the manuscript’s compliance with the publication standards. In case of non-compliance, the manuscript is returned to the corresponding author for adjustments. After the checklist phase, no more than two return submissions are accepted. In case the deadlines and recommendations are not complied with after this period, the manuscript is rejected.
4. Ad hoc review. After the checklist phase, the manuscript returns to the submission editors, who select the reviewers according to the activity area and theme. Then, the manuscript is forwarded to the ad hoc reviewers. Two reviewers from different regions are selected to assess the manuscript. The reviewers are invited through the ScholarOne system and, if they accept, they receive the copy of the manuscript, the analysis tool and the link to access the system. The review is blinded for the authors and institutions of origin, as well as for the consultants.
5. Preliminary opinion. After the two ad hoc reviewers return the manuscript, the selection editors and the editor-in-chief assess their opinions and proceed through one of the possible alternatives:
Rejection. If the two reviewers reject the manuscript, the authors receive a letter explaining the decision, together with the ad hoc consultants’ opinions;
Indication for revision. If the manuscript receives two positive opinions, the selection editors proceed with the review, considering the relevance of criticism and any other problems the reviewers may not have detected. The authors receive a letter to explain the adaptations needed to proceed with the publication process, together with the opinions and the manuscript, in case any marks have been made in the original text. The authors should only make the corrections requested. A maximum of three return revisions is accepted to comply with the requirements for publication. If the authors do not attend to the requested, the manuscript is rejected.
The librarian of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem analyzes all manuscripts selected for publication, verifying full compliance with the journal and bibliographic reference standards.
Indication of acceptance
7. Composition of the issue. After the text and layout phase, the Board of Directors analyzes the manuscripts indicated for publication and selects the titles to be included in each new issue.
8. Publication fee. After the indication by the Board of Directors, the authors receive a letter that indicates the final approval (in print), together with the orientations to pay the publication fee and have the manuscript translated.
9. Translation. Texto & Contexto Enfermagem presents a group of accredited translators, fully qualified, whose names are forwarded to the corresponding author. That author is responsible for selecting the translator responsible for providing the English translation of the final version approved. The translators are responsible for forwarding the translated version to the journal with the authors’ approval.10. Publication. After the journal has received the English version of the manuscript, properly verified by the authors, the text and layout editors review the text and forward it for final formatting, tagging and publication in SciELO.
Standards and instructions for manuscript publication
Manuscripts submitted in the ScholarOne system should comply with the editorial standards of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem, on the opposite they will be rejected.
The authors of the manuscripts rejected in any of the phases of the review and publication process will be informed immediately.
Manuscripts presented at events (congresses, symposia, seminars, among others) can be accepted, provided that they have not been fully published in annals and that written authorization is obtained from the organizers of the event. Manuscripts previously published in foreign journals can be accepted, provided that approval is obtained from the Board of Directors of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem, as well as authorization from the journal the manuscript was originally published in.
Manuscripts resulting from research involving human beings should indicate whether the procedures complied with the Helsinki Declaration (1964, reformulated in 1975, 1983, 1989, 1996 and 2000), as well as specific legislation (if that is the case) from the country the research was developed in. For original articles deriving from research developed in Brazil, comply with the premises of National Health Council Resolution 466, from December 12th 2012. Concerning research results, the authors should attach a copy of the Research Ethics Committee’s approval and mention, in the methods section, the Committee approval number of the project and, for Brazilian manuscripts, the number of the Presentation Certificate for Ethical Assessment (CAAE). The Resolution should not be included in the bibliography.
It is emphasized that academic plagiarism at any level is a crime. It infringes on Brazilian legislation, specifically article 184 of the Penal Code and article 7, third paragraph, of Law 9.610, issued on February 19th 1998, which determines on copyright, thus representing a civil and penal matter. Editorial conduct in case of plagiarism follows the orientations of the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors do Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/).
The authors are reminded of the importance of correctly applying grammatical and orthographic rules in writing their articles. Manuscripts will be immediately rejected after submission if they do not comply with these standards. An expert professional should be hired for Portuguese language review before the initial submission.
The authors are solely responsible for any opinions and concepts expressed in the manuscripts, as well as for the exactness, appropriateness and origin of the bibliographic citations, which do not necessarily reflect the position of the Board of Directors.
When the manuscript is submitted, the Title page should specify the individual contributions of each author in its elaboration. The criteria should correspond to the deliberations of the ICMJE, in which the acknowledgement of authorship should be based on substantial contribution related to the following aspects: 1. Conception and project or analysis and interpretation of the data; 2. Writing of the article or relevant critical review of the intellectual content; 3. Final approval of the version for publication. These three conditions should be fully complied with.
Original article: contribution to disseminate end results of scientific research. The authors’ creativity and style in the manuscript format will be respect, provided that the content addresses the introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion. The introduction should be brief, define the research problem and its importance, besides highlighting the knowledge gap – "state of the art" and the study objectives. The methods used should be defined, as well as the context/population studied, the data sources and sample selection criteria, the analysis processes, among others. These should be describe comprehensive and completely. In qualitative research, the description of the analysis process should address the details of the specific study steps, beyond the simple indication of the type of analysis applied. The number of the Research Ethics Committee approval protocol should be indicated, as well as the CAEE, and the information should be included that the research was conducted in accordance with the ethical standards required. The results should be described in a logical order. When using illustrations (tables, figures and pictures), the text should complement instead of repeat the content they contain. The discussion should be separated from the results and should contain comparisons between the results and the literature, the authors’ interpretation, the implications of the findings, the limitations and implications for future research. New and important aspects of the study should be emphasized. The conclusions should respond to the study objectives, without deviating from the data found. No bibliographic references should be cited. The total length of the article is limited to 15 pages, including abstract, tables and figures and excluding the references.
Experience report: description of academic, care and community service experiences. The content should address the introduction, methods, experience results and conclusion. Its length is limited to 10 pages, including the abstract, tables and figures, and excluding the references.
Reflection: article to express opinions or analyze aspects that can contribute to go deeper into themes related to the health and nursing area. The content should address the introduction, reflection and conclusion. Its length is limited to 12 pages, including the abstract and excluding the references.
Review: Text & Context Nursing accepts three types of reviews (systematic, integrative and narrative). Its length is limited to 20 pages, including the abstract, tables, pictures and references:
Systematic, with or without meta-analysis, using a comprehensive, impartial and replicable literature review; locates, assesses and summarizes the set of evidence from scientific studies to obtain a general and reliable view on the estimated effect of the intervention (Higgins JPT, Green S, editors. Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions. Version 5.0.2. The Cochrane Collaboration; 2009);
Integrative, conducted to identify, analyze and summarize results of independent studies on the same theme. Also combines data from theoretical and empirical literature, besides incorporating a wide range of purposes: definition of concepts, reviews of theories and evidences, and analysis of methodological problems in a particular topic (Whittemore R, Knafl K. The integrative review: update methodology. J Adv Nurs. 2005; 52(5):546-53). This type of review should include a section that describes the methods used to locate, select, extract and summarize the data and conclusions;
Narrative, presents a more open theme; rarely departs from a well-defined, specific question. Does not require a strict protocol for its elaboration; the search of the sources is not predetermined and specific and is frequently less comprehensive. The selection of the articles is arbitrary, providing the author with information that is subject to a selection bias, with considerable interference from subjective perception. (Cordeiro AM, Oliveira GM, Rentería JM, Guimarães CA. Revisão sistemática: uma revisão narrativa. Rev Col Bras Cir [Internet]. 2007 Dez [cited 2016 Mar 21]; 34(6):428-31. Available from: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-69912007000600012&lng=pt
Acknowledgements: possible mentions under acknowledgements include institutions that somehow made possible the development of the research and/or people who contributed to the study but did not fulfill the criteria to serve as co-authors. Will be included at the end of the manuscript after the final approval and before the translation.
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION: TITLE PAGE AND MAIN TEXT
The title page and the manuscript (main text) should be elaborated and forwarded in independent files.
Title page: should contain a) title of the manuscript (short but informative, maximum of 15 words), in the original language only; b) full name of each author, with the highest academic title and institutional affiliation; c) the name(s) of the department(s) and the institution(s) the authors are affiliated with; d) name, full address, telephone/faz and e-mail of the corresponding author; e) Acknowledgements, if any.
On the title page, the individual contributions of each author in the elaboration of the manuscript should be specified, addressing the following items: 1. Conception and project or analysis and interpretation of the data; 2. Writing of the article or relevant critical review of the intellectual content; 3. Final approval of the version for publication. These three conditions should be fully attended to.
The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s editorial standards, written in accordance with official spelling standards and typed on numbered A4 pages with interlining of 1.5 cm, left and upper margins of 3 cm and right and lower margins of 2 cm. The font used should be Times New Roman size 12, elaborated in Word for Windows 97-2003 or a compatible word processor. Tables, pictures and figures should be displayed in simple lining and font Times New Roman 12.
Observation: The manuscript should be forwarded in the primary author’s language of origin. If the manuscript was written in English and the authors are Brazilian, the manuscript should also be forwarded in Portuguese for the editorial team of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem to assess the quality of the translation.
Abstract and Descriptors: the abstract should be displayed on the first page, in the manuscript language, with a maximum length of 250 words. The following headings should be used: objective(s), method, results and conclusion. Below the abstract, five to eight descriptors should be included in the original language. To determine the descriptors, consult the list of Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) elaborated by BIREME, available online at: http://decs.bvs.br or the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of Index Medicus. For studies with an interdisciplinary focus, use descriptors universally accepted in the different areas or disciplines involved. Clinical trials should display the registration number of the clinical trial at the end of the abstract. The following are not permitted in an abstract: abbreviations, except when internationally recognized, citations of authors, place of study and year of data collection.
Headings: the text should be organized without progressive numbers for titles and subtitles, which should be distinguished by means of the font size. For example:
Table 1 – Distribution of female victims of domestic violence according to age, color, marital status and education. Salvador, BA, Brazil, 2014. (N=209);
Photographs should be mentioned in the same form as the tables and the title follows the same orientations as for the pictures.
According to Oliveira et al.,9 the network is understood as the overcoming of frontiers, the opening of connections, multiplicity, flexibility, transparency, interdependence and access to all information.
Direct citations (textual transcription) should be displayed in the body of the text between inverted commas, indicating the reference number and citation page, independently of the number of lines. Example: [...] “the West emerged in front of us like this infernal machine that crushes men and cultures for unwise purposes”.1:30-31
Journal article with up to 6 authors
Journal article with more than 6 authors
Article with organizational authorship
Article without indication of authorship
Article published in fascicle with supplement
Article published in issue with supplement
Article published in special issue
Article in journal without fascicle and without volume
Article with page numbers indicated by Roman figures
Article containing retraction
Articles with published errata
Article republished with corrections
Article published electronically ahead of print
Article in print
Article with number instead of traditional page numbers
Vargas MAO, Marques AMFB, Schoeller SD, Ferrazzo S, Ramos FRS, Heineck LH . Bioética social: delineando modos de cuidar em enfermagem. In: Sousa FGM, Backes DS, organizadores. Cuidado em enfermagem e saúde: diversidades e complexidades. Florianópolis (SC): Editora Papa-livro; 2015.
Book with organizer, editor or compiler
Book edited by an organization
Book with unknown and/or estimated publication date/editor
Book fully available on the internet
Paper presented at congress
Legislation on the internet
Databases/retrieval systems on the internet with individual/organizational authorship
Homepage on the internet
Observation: unpublished studies should not be included in the references but in a footnote. For other examples of references please consult: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html. For abbreviations of journal titles in Portuguese, consult: http://www.ibict.br and, in other languages, if necessary, consult: International Nursing Index, Index Medicus or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=journals.
Randomized clinical trials, Systematic reviews, Meta-analyses, Observational studies in epidemiology and Qualitative studies
Text & Context Nursing supports the clinical trial registration policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), acknowledging the importance of these initiatives for the registration and international disclosure of information on open-access clinical studies. Therefore, articles based on clinical research will only be accepted with an identification number in one of the Clinical Trial Registries validated by the WHO and ICMJE criteria, whose addresses are available on the ICMJE website. The identification number has to be included at the end of the abstract.
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem defends initiatives to improve the presentation of scientific research results by encouraging the authors’ use of international guidelines in the preparation of articles from randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, observational studies in epidemiology and qualitative studies. The international guidelines consist of checklists and flow charts published in the international declarations CONSORT (randomized clinical trials), PRISMA (systematic reviews and meta-analyses), STROBE (observational studies in epidemiology) and COREQ (qualitative studies). Their use to prepare the manuscript can enhance the publication potential and, after publication, increase the use of the manuscript in further research.
Translation and instrument validation studiesIn the English and Spanish versions, translation and instrument validation studies should maintain the instrument items in Portuguese, the language the study was developed in
Manuscript Submission - ScholarOne System
The first step in the submission process is to check compliance with the publication standards of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem.
Documents required for manuscript submission:
Main document: complete manuscript, complying with the journal standards for each category (original article – research; experience report; reflection; literature review). Do not include the title page;
Title page: written in accordance with the journal standards. The authors are allowed to suggest potential reviewers (name, e-mail and institutions) they consider apt to assess the manuscript;
Research Ethics Committee Approval (Supplemental files not for review): select the option;
Authorization for publication and copyright transfer (Supplemental files not for review): according to model on journal website;
Review and submission (Review & Submit): carefully review all steps and click submit to complete the submission process.
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Under Funding, indicate whether the article is based on research that was fully or partially funded by an external source. The authors need to inform on financial support and other financial connections. Click Add Funder. Inform the name of the funder and the process number.
The field Manuscript Informations is compulsory for articles that include figures, tables and pictures, which can total a maximum of 05. Completing the field “number of words” is not compulsory for any category of articles submitted.
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In the field Cover Image, answer whether the figures included (if any) comply with the journal standards.
In addition, under Confirm the following, confirm that your manuscript has been exclusively submitted to Texto & Contexto Enfermagem; make sure the entire study complies with the ethical guidelines, including compliance with the legal requisites in the study’s country of origin; confirm that the text is complete, without the title page and acknowledgements, to permit anonymity in the peer review process.
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2- The Publication Fee is R$730.00, to be settled when the manuscript is accepted for publication.
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