ISSN 0104- 0707 printed version
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Scope and editorial

The mission of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem of the Programa de Pós- Graduação em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil is to publish technical- scientific production related to the area of health care, and especially nursing. It provides space for reflection and in- depth examination of accumulated knowledge concerning questions of practice, teaching, and research in health care and nursing.

The Journal is published quarterly, accepting manuscripts which result from original research, professional reflection, experiment reports, literature reviews, interviews, and summaries in Portuguese, English, or Spanish. The contributions designed to divulge unedited original research results are prioritized by the publication.

Procedures for manuscript evaluation

Submitted articles are analyzed by accredited peer ad hoc consultants through the ScholarOne submission platform. The evaluation process involves the following steps: 1. Seeking adherence to the established theme, to the area or title of the work, and to the areas of the ad hoc consultants; 2. Two consultants (from different geographical regions), are selected. They receive copies of the manuscripts, the analysis instrument, and the norms for publication in Text & Context Nursing. The author's identity and the identity of the institution where the author works are maintained anonymous, as well as the information between the author and the consultant. 3. After both consultants return the evaluated manuscripts, the team from the Journal analyzes their written evaluations and proceeds with the remaining steps of publication, now based upon the "conclusive written evaluation" of the manuscript; 4. In the event that both consultants recommend rejection of the manuscript, it is then redirected with an explanatory letter to the author, clearly stating the decision for rejection; 5. In the event that one of the consultants indicates the manuscript for publication and the other recommends rejecting the same manuscript, a third peer is elected in order to evaluate whether the manuscript will or will not be indicated for publication; 6. The manuscripts indicated by the consultants for publication are analyzed by the Executive Board, who then select the articles which will collectively become each new issue; 7. The evaluations of acceptance, of need for reformulation, or refusal are forwarded to the authors. All manuscripts selected for publication are analyzed by the Journal's librarian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese language professionals.


Form and preparation of the manuscripts


The manuscripts submitted to the journal should adhere to its editorial policies and the authors' instructions, which follow the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication" ( The translation by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (IJMJE) of this text "Requisitos uniformes para originais submetidos a revistas brasileiras" to portuguese, available on the website

Manuscripts submitted in the ScholarOne must adhere to the editorial norms of Text & Context Nursing. In the event they do not, they will be automatically refused publication. In the submission, it is essential that the declaration of copyright transfer be attached (follow the Model). The authors of the manuscripts which are not accepted for publication will be informed.

Manuscripts presented in events (conferences, symposia, seminars, and others) will be accepted as long as it has not already been published in its entirety in the annals of the event. It is also necessary to provide written authorization from the organizing body of the event for publication in Texto & Contexto Enfermagem, when the norms of the event demand such consideration. A manuscript may be accepted if it were already published in a foreign publication, given the approval of the Executive Council and authorized by the periodical which originally published the manuscript.

Opinions and concepts expressed in the manuscripts, as well as the exactness, adequacy, and origin of the bibliographic references are the exclusive responsibility of the authors, not necessarily reflecting the position of the Executive Council.

Manuscripts which result from research involving human beings must indicate whether the procedures respect and adhere to the constant with the Helsinki Declaration (1964, reformulated in 1975, 1983, 1996, and 2000), as well as attending specific legislation (when applicable) of the country in which the research was carried out.  For original articles resulting from research performed in Brazil, it is necessary to follow the Resolution of the National Health Council N.466 of 12/12/2012, and N. 251 of 07/08/97.  When dealing with the results of the research, the authors must attach a copy of approval emitted by the Committee of Ethics in Research and mention, in the methodology, the approval number for the project.

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem supports the policies for the registration of clinical essays set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), recognizing the importance of such initiatives for the registration and the international diffusion of information on clinical essays in open access. Thus as of 2007 this journal will only accept articles about clinical essays that have received an ID number from one of the Clinical Essay Registers validated through the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE, whose addresses are available at the ICMJE site. The ID number must be placed in the end of the abstract.

Public confidence in the revision process by specialists and the credibility of the articles published depend in part upon how the conflict of interest is administered during the writing of the article, revision by peers, and final editorial decision- making process. Conflicts of interest may be personal, commercial, political, academic, or financial. Financial relationships, such as those related to employment, consulting, stock performance, honoraries, and testimonies/specialist opinions are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest. As such, they have the greatest likelihood of undermining the credibility of the journal, its authors, and science itself. However, conflicts of interest may occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion. Other information concerning conflict of interest is available at the site: and should be consulted prior to submission.

Authors are responsible for recognizing and revealing existing conflicts of interest, so that the Executive Council may decide clearly about the manuscript's place for publication. Authors must inform within the manuscript whatever financial support and/or other financial or personal connections are related to the article in question, if the case. Financial and other types of relationships that may lead to conflicts of interest should be informed in the indicated field in Conflict of Interest system.

Published manuscripts will become the property of the Journal, barring any total or partial reproduction in any other means of publication, whether printed or electronic, without the express written consent of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem.


As well as original articles, which are given priority, experiment reports, reflections, literature reviews, interviews and drafts are accepted and published.

Original article: these are contributions destined divulge results of concluded scientific research. The creativity and style of the authors in the formatting of the manuscript are respected; however the content must be presented in the standardized form of providing an introduction, methods, results, and discussion. The introduction must be brief, must define the problem studied and its importance, and highlight some of knowledge gaps –"the state of the art". The methods employed, the population studied, the source of the data, and the criteria for selection, among other information should be described in a comprehensive and complete fashion. It is necessary to include the protocol number for approval given by the Committee of Ethics in Research, and state that the study was conducted according to the necessary ethical standards. The results must be described in a logical sequence. When tables, pictures, and/or figures are used, the text must be complementary and not simply repeat the content displayed in these visuals. The discussion, which can be written together with the results, must contain comparison of the results with those found in relevant literature, the authors' interpretation, the implications of their findings, and limitations and/or implications for future research. It is important to emphasize the new and important aspects of one's particular study and clearly state whatever conclusions arise from these aspects. The article must be limited to 15 pages in its entirety.

Experiment reports: descriptions of academic, care, and extension experiments. These must be limited to 15 pages in their entirety.

Reflection: this material is opinionated in nature, or analyses questions that may contribute to a deeper understanding of themes related to the area of health care and nursing, in accordance with the specific themes of the Journal. These must be limited to 15 pages in their entirety.

Literature reviews: relate the evaluation of literature concerning specific themes. They must include a section which describes the methods utilized to locate, select, extract, and synthesize the data and conclusions. These must be limited to 15 pages in their entirety.



The manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the editorial norms of the Journal, written according to official spelling, and typed with 1.5 space between lines, configured to A4 paper, and utilizing page numbering. The left and superior margins must be 3cm and the right and inferior margins must be 2cm. The font must be Times New Roman 12, using Word for Windows editor or those compatible to it.

Identification Page: a) title of the manuscript (concise, but informative) in Portuguese, English, and Spanish; b) complete name of each author, with their highest academic titles and respective institutional affiliation; c) the names of the departments and institutions to which the publication will be attributed; d) name, complete address, telephone/fax, and electronic address of the responsible author must be related in the manuscript.

Abstract and Descriptors: the summary must be presented on the first page, in Portuguese (resumo), Spanish (resumen), and English (abstract) , limited to 150 words each. The objectives of the study must be stated, as well as the methods, principle results, and conclusions reached. Below the abstract must be 3 to 5 descriptors in the three respective languages. In order to determine apt keywords, one may consult the list of Descriptors in Health Sciences (Descritores em Ciências da Saúde (DeCS)) elaborated by BIREME and available online at:, or consult Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of the Medicus Index. If the article were to have na interdisciplinary focus, use keywords which are universally accepted in the different áreas or disciplines involved.

Presentation of the sections: the text must be organized without progressive numbering for the title and the subtitle, thus differentiated by the size of the font used. Examples:


First subtitle = Paths taken

Second subtitle = Cure through prayer

Illustrations: tables, pictures, and figures must contain a brief title and be numbered consecutively with Arabic algorithms, in the order they were cited in the text, limited to 5 altogether. Except tables and pictures, all illustrations must be designated as figures. Tables must present numerical data as central information, not utilizing internal horizontal or vertical lines. Explicative notes must be placed in the footnote of the table, utilizing the symbols in the sequence *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡. The pictures must present information in discourse form. If there were illustrations extracted from another source, published or not published, the authors must send written permission for their use. The pictures must be subtitled, when necessary, with sources listed in the references whenever extracted from published work (with all sources listed in references). Beyond the illustrations being inserted in the text, they must be forwarded separately and in due quality for publication.  Color photos will not be published, except in cases of absolute necessity, given the approval of the Executive Council. If photos are used, the people cannot be identified. If they are identified, the photos must be accompanied with express written permission of the photographed people. All figures and/or photos, beyond being duly inserted in the sequence of the text, must be sent separately with publishing quality. Images must be sent in .jpeg or .tiff format, 300 dpi resolution, sized 23x16cm, and in grayscale. Images received outside of these specifications will not be utilized.

Citations in the text: indirect citations must contain the number of the reference from which they were extracted, suppressing the author's name, while maintaining punctuation (period, comma, or semi- colon) presented before the numbering in subscript. Example: the workers also utilize non- verbal language.7

When the citations originating from 2 or more authors are presented in a sequential form in the reference (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), they must be in superscript and separated by a hyphen. Example: the principles of good administration were established, from which the classic vision of the functions of the administrator arose.1- 5

Direct citations (textual transcription) must be presented in the body of the text in quotes, indicating the number of the reference and the page of the quote, independently of the number of lines. Example: "[...] the west appeared before us as this infernal machine that crushes men and cultures for insensible ends".1:30- 31

Citations from qualitative research (verbatim) will be placed in italics in the body of the text, identifying in parentheses the author and respecting anonymity. Example: [...] involving more academics and professionals in social projects, learning better of the community's problems [...](e7);

Text citations to articles in category Literature Review. The citation number can be followed or not name(s) of author(s) and year of publication. When there are two authors, both are linked by the conjunction "and" if there are more than two, cite the first author followed by "et al".

According to Oliveira et al9, refers to the network as the transgression of boundaries, opening connections, multiplicity, flexibility, transparency, interdependence and access all the information.
It is understood the network as the transgression of boundaries, opening connections, multiplicity, flexibility, transparency, interdependence and access for all to informação.9

Footnotes: the text may contain at most three footnotes, to be indicated as: * first footnote, ** second footnote, *** third footnote.

References: references must be consecutively numbered in the order they appear in the text for the first time and be in accordance with the uniform Requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - ICMJE). Examples:

Standard book

Gerschman S. Inconclusive democracy: a study on Brazilian sanitation reform. Rio de Janeiro: Fiocruz; 2004.

Book Chapter

Melo ECP, Cunha FTS, Tonini T. Public health policies. In: Figueredo NMA, organizor. Teaching to care in public health. São Caetano do Sul: Yends; 2005. p.47- 72.

Book with organizer, editor, or compiler

Elsen I, Marcon SS, Santos MR, organizers. Family living and its interface with health and sickness. Maringá: EDUEM; 2002.

Book with editions

Vasconcelos EM. Popular education and attention to family health. 2nd ed. São Paulo: Hucitec; 2001.

Paper presented at a conference

Lima ACC, Kujawa H. Popular education in health care in the strengthening of social control. In: Annals of the 7th National Conference of the United Network, 2006 Jul 15- 18; Curitiba, Brasil. Curitiba: United network; 2006. Oficina 26.

Collective Entity

Ministry of Health (BR), Secretary of Attention to Health, Department of Strategically Programmed Actions. Technical pre- and post- natal manual: qualified and humanized care. Brasília: MS; 2005.

Legal Documents

Ministry of Health (BR), National Health Council, National Commission on Ethics in Research. Resolution Number 196 from October 10th, 1996: directories and regulatory norms for research involving human beings. Brasília: MS; 1996.

Brasil. Law Number 7.498, from June 25, 1986. Treats the regulation of the exercise of Nursing and other steps. Diário Oficial da República Federativa do Brasil, 26 Jun 1986. Section 1.


Azambuja EP. Is it possible to produce health in nursing work?: a study about the existing relationships among the subjectivity of the worker and the objectivity of the work [dissertation]. Florianópolis: UFSC/Graduate Nursing Program; 2007.

Newspaper Article

Zavarise E. UFSC Employees manifest in defense of the University Hospital. Diário Catarinense, 2007 Jun 28; Geral 36.

Periodical article with more than 6 authors

Kreutz I, Gaiva MAM, Azevedo RCS. Sócio- cultural and historical determinants of popular practices in the prevention and cure of disease of cultural group. Texto Contexto Enferm. 2006 Jan- Mar; 15 (1): 89- 97.

Azambuja EP, Fernandes GFM, Kerber NPC, Silveira RS, Silva AL, Gonçalves LHT, et al. Meanings of work in the living process among workers at a Family Health Program. Texto Contexto Enferm. 2007 Jan- Mar; 16 (1): 71- 9.

Audiovisual Material

Lessmann JC, Guedes JAD, interviewers. Lúcia Hisako Takase Gonçalves interview granted to the collection of the History of Nursing Knowledge Study Group GEHCE/UFSC [60 min audio tape]. Florianópolis: UFSC/GEHCE; 2006 jul 23.


Santos RO, Moura ACSN. Santa Catarina: physical [map]. Florianópolis: DCL; 2002.

Dictionaries and similar references

Ferreira ABH. New dictionary of the Portuguese language. 3rd ed. Florianópolis: Ed. Positivo; 2004.

Homepage/web site

Ministry of Health [page on the Internet]. Brasília: MS; 2007 [updated on 2007 May 04; accessed on 2007 Jun 28]. Available at:

Electronic Material

Graduate Nursing Program. Annals of the 3rd International Seminary of Philosophy and Health [CD- ROM]. Florianópolis: UFSC/PEN; 2006.

Barbosa MA, Medeiros M, Prado MA, Bachion MM, Brasil VV. Reflections upon nursing work in collective health care. Rev. Eletr. Enferm. 2004; 06 (1): [online] [accessed on 2006 Out 01]. Available at:

Corona MBEF. The significance of "Teaching in the Nursing Process" for faculty Improving palliative care for cancer [dissertation on the Internet]. Ribeirão Preto: USP/EERP; 2005 [acesso 2007 Jun 28]. Available at: 06052005- 100508/

Observation: unpublished studies will not be included in the references, but inserted as footnotes. For other reference examples, consult the site: For abbreviations of titles in Portuguese, consult the site: , and in other languages, if necessary, consult the International Nursing Index, Index Medicus or the site



To the Editors

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem

Declaration of Transference of Author's Rights

The authors listed below declare that their author's rights in reference to the article (write the title of the article) that he will be published, will become the exclusive property of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem. In the same fashion, they assume complete responsibility for the citations and bibliographic references utilized in the text, as well as concerning the ethical aspects involving the subjects of the study.

We are aware that any complete or partial reproduction of this article, in any form or means of publication, whether printed or electronic without soliciting and receiving the express written authorization is prohibited. In the event that written authorization is given, the Journal requires that competent recognition be given to Text & Context Nursing and the corresponding credits.



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Sending manuscripts

From March 10, 2014, the submission of the manuscripts to the journal Text & Context Nursing Journal will be only online through the ScholarOne system. The manuscripts submitted before this date will continue to follow the current submission process of the journal.

The electronic system for submission and review of manuscripts -ScholarOne is available on the Journal page in the SciELO Collection (

The authors interested in submitting manuscripts for Text & Context Nursing Journal may do it without any cost. After receiving the document, the editorial staff of this jounal will make a pre- analysis of the manuscript to ensure that it is suitable according to the editorial policy of Text & Context Nursing Journal.

If it is refused, the authors will be notified as soon as possible. If the manuscript is approved in order to begin the process of reviewing, the authors should pay the fee of R$200.00 regarding the rate review of the manuscript.

To do this, please visit the link ( and click on the link below of the page: Journal Text and Context -Nursing -Collection of Fees, Publication and Submission. Then fill out the complete form (all fields); Indicate by check mark which rate you are paying: submission or publication.
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Obs: submission fees will not be returned for manuscripts not accepted for publication.


Verification of items

Items demanded for the preparation of the manuscripts

1. Declaration of copyright transfer (Model).

2. Copy of approval emitted by the Ethics in Research Committee, in manuscripts resulting from research involving human beings.

Necessary Items

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  3. Identification page (Title Page): drafted according to the guidelines of the journal;
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