ISSN 0104- 0707 printed version
ISSN 1980- 265X online version



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 Contributions intended to disseminate unpublished original research results are prioritized for publication.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) (

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.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal should comply with its editorial policy and instructions for authors, which follow the EQUATOR network and the ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (

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 public confidence in the peer review process and the credibility of the manuscripts published partially depend on how the conflict of interest is administered in the writing, peer review and editorial decision making. Conflicts of interest can be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. Financial relationships, such as employment, consulting, stock ownership or expert opinions are easier to identify as conflicts of interest and have a greater chance of damaging the credibility of the journal, the authors and science itself. Nevertheless, conflicts can arise for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition and international passion.

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:
Third reviewer. If one of the reviewers indicates the manuscript for publication and the other rejects it, the submission editors select a third reviewer, who opines on its publication or not;

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
After the selection editors have indicated the acceptance of the manuscript for publication, the text is verified in terms of authenticity through crosscheck software. In case a high percentage of similarity with other publications is detected (superior to 30%), the journal may reject the manuscript and return it to the authors. After applying the crosscheck software, the author receives a letter to explain any need for acceptance, reformulation or rejection.

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) (

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.

The concept of authorship adopted in Texto & Contexto Enfermagem rests on the substantial contribution of each of the persons listed as authors, mainly concerning the conception and planning of the research project, the collection or analysis and interpretation of the data, the writing and critical review. The number of authors is limited to six. Exceptionally, for multicenter studies, the possibility of including more authors will be examined, depending on the relevance of the justifications presented. The inclusion of names of authors whose contribution does not comply with the above criteria cannot be justified. These persons can be included under Acknowledgements, at the end of the manuscript (consult the section Manuscript preparation). No new authors can be included after the start of the submission process.

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.

Manuscript categories
Besides the original articles, which are prioritized, experience reports, reflections and reviews are published.

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:

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.


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.
- Title in manuscript language only
- Structured abstract in manuscript language only
- Descriptors in manuscript language only
- Introduction
- Methods
- Results
- Discussion
- Conclusion
- References

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: 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:
First subtitle = Routes followed
Second subtitle = The cure through prayer


Tables should be displayed according to the Standards for Table Presentation of the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics Foundation (IBGE), available from:

  • informative, concise and clear title, containing “what”, “from whom”, city, acronym of the state, country, year of data collection, followed by a full stop. The legend should be located above the table. Next, the size of the study sample should be displayed between parentheses, preceded by the letter N.
  • example:

Table 1 – Distribution of female victims of domestic violence according to age, color, marital status and education. Salvador, BA, Brazil, 2014. (N=209);

  • the data should be separated correctly using lines and columns, so that each piece of information is displayed in one cell;
  • gridlines only below and above the heading and at the bottom of the table. No gridlines at the sides of the table.
  • same font as the text (Times New Roman, size 12), simple interlining, use bold in the heading only, capital letters at the start of the variable and for abbreviations and standardized acronyms;
  • not allowed: line breaks using Enter, indents using Tab, spaces to separate the data, underlines, markers from Microsoft® Office Word and colored cells;
  • avoid long tables, extending over more than one page;
  • short tables should be converted into text;
  • legends should be located after the bottom line of the table, restricted to a minimum, without using bold, displaying the term in capital letters, separated from the descriptors by a colon (e.g.: VCM: volume corpuscular médio). Between the legends, a semicolon should be used. Font Times New Roman, size 10.
  • the statistical test used should be mentioned in the legend;
  • results should not be displayed in the body of the table, but in the heading, using %, n, average, median, p-value, among others;
  • cite the source in a footnote to the table, below the legend (if any) or below the bottom line of the table. E.g.: Source: DATASUS12

The pictures should be displayed as follows:

  • informative, concise and clear title, expressing the content and located at the top part of the picture;
  • differs from the tables mainly because they contain textual data, are closed at the sides and gridlines;
  • same font as the text (Times New Roman, font 12), simple interlining, bold in the heading only, capital letters only at the start of the variable and in the abbreviations and standardized acronyms;
  • avoid long tables extending over more than one page;
  • when the picture was taken from another authorship, the source should be cited in a footnote. If any legend is included, use the same format as in the tables and place the legend before the source of the picture, on a different line.

Should not repeat the data shown in texts or tables.

  • Informative, concise and clear title, expressing the content and located at the bottom part;
  • Should be completely readable, clear and self-explanatory;
  • Several graphs in a single figure will only be accepted if the joint display is fundamental to interpret the figure.


  • should be displayed in high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) and be fully readable and clear;
  • black-and-white or colored;
  • photographs of people should be treated to impede identification;
  • if the photograph is protected by copyright, a letter authorizing publication should be provided.

Photographs should be mentioned in the same form as the tables and the title follows the same orientations as for the pictures.
Citations in the text: indirect citations should contain the number of the reference they were taken from, esxluding the name of the author. The punctuation (point, comma or semicolon) should appear before the number in superscript, without any space between the final stop and the citation number. Example: the workers also use non-verbal language.7
When the citations from two or more authors are presented sequentially in the reference (for example, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), superscript should be used, separated by a hyphen. Example: established the principles of good administration, adopting the classical view of the manager’s functions.1-5
Citations in the text for articles in the category Review. The citation number can be followed by the name(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication. If two authors are cited, both are linked by the conjunction “and”; for more than two authors, the first author is cited, followed by the expression "et al.".


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.
The network is understood as the overcoming of frontiers, the opening of connections, multiplicity, flexibility, transparency, interdependence and access to all information.9

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
Verbatim citations from qualitative research are displayed in italics, in the body of the text, identifying authorship between parentheses and respecting anonymity. The identification of authorships should be displayed without italics. Example: [...] involving students and professionals more in social projects, getting to know the community problems more (e7).
Footnotes: the text should contain three footnotes at most, indicated by: * first note, ** second note, *** third note.

The references should be consecutively numbered in the order in which they appear in the text for the first time, in accordance with the Uniform Requisites of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - ICMJE. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus( Nursing Index.
There is no limit as to the number of references in the manuscripts.
Special attention is needed to: recent references (preferably from the last five years); priority of references to articles published in scientific journals; citations in English of references available online in that language; restrict the use of references the reader cannot recover in the original version and/or whose scientific impact cannot be measures (dissertations, theses, course conclusion monographs, handouts, annals, decrees and official publications) or works of limited scientific expression.
No reference needs to be made to National Health Council Resolution 466/12, which establishes the guidelines and regulatory standards for research involving human beings.
All references should be displayed correct and completely. The author(s) is(are) fully responsible for the veracity of the information in the reference list.
In case any bibliographic reference management software is used (e.g.: EndNote), the authors should convert the references into text.


Journal article with up to 6 authors
Senna MH, Andrade SR. Indicators and information in local health planning: the perspective of the family health strategy nurses. Texto Contexto Enferm [Internet]. 2015 Dec [cited 2016 Mar 17]; 24(4):950-8. Available from:

Journal article with more than 6 authors
Teixeira CC, Boaventura RP, Souza ACS, Paranaguá TTB, Bezerra ALQ, Bachion MM, et al. Vital signs measurement: an indicator of safe care delivered to elderly patients. Texto Contexto Enferm [internet]. 2015 Dec [cited 2016 Mar 07]; 24(4):1071-8. Available from:

Article with organizational authorship
Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and pro insulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002; 40(5):679-86.

Article without indication of authorship
21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ. 2002; 325(7357):184.

Article published in fascicle with supplement
Andrade ACS, Peixoto SV, Friche AAL, Goston JL, César CC, Xavier CC, et al. Social context of neighborhood and socioeconomic status on leisure-time physical activity in a Brazilian urban center: The BH Health Study. Cad Saúde Pública [Internet]. 2015 Nov [cited 2016 Mar 17]; 31(Suppl 1):136-47. Available from:

Article published in issue with supplement
Nowinski CJ, Victorson D, Debb SM, Gershon RC. Input on NIH Toolbox inclusion criteria. Neurology. March 12, 2013; 80 (1 Supplement 3):S7-12.

Article published in special issue
Morera JAC, Parada AR, Ogowewo B, Gough H, Alava MMS, Zeferino MT, et al. The role of family relations, spirituality and entertainment in moderating peer influence and drug use among students of eight universities from five countries in Latin America and three from the Caribbean. Texto Contexto Enferm [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2016 Mar 17]; 24(Spe):106-16. Available from:

Article in journal without fascicle and without volume
Outreach: bringing HIV-positive individuals into care. HRSA Careaction. 2002 Jun:1-6.

Article with page numbers indicated by Roman figures
Chadwick R, Schuklenk U. The politics of ethical consensus finding. Bioethics. 2002; 16(2):iii-v.

Article containing retraction
Feifel D, Moutier CY, Perry W. Safety and tolerability of a rapidly escalating dose-loading regimen for risperidone. J Clin Psychiatry. 2002; 63(2):169. Retraction of: Feifel D, Moutier CY, Perry W. J Clin Psychiatry. 2000; 61(12):909-11.

Articles with published errata
Callegari DC, Correa JA, Pires OC, Braga RBC, Gimbo AFM, Souza AA, et al. Efeito hiperálgico da fentolamina, por via subaracnoidea, em ratos. Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2015 Abr; 65(2):111-6. Errata em: Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2016 Fev; 66(1):111-4.

Article republished with corrections
Mansharamani M, Chilton BS. The reproductive importance of P-type ATPases. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2002; 188(1-2):22-5. Corrigido e republicado de: Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2001; 183(1-2):123-6.

Article published electronically ahead of print
Ribeiro AM, Guimarães MJ, Lima MC, Sarinho SW, Coutinho SB. Fatores de risco para mortalidade neonatal em crianças com baixo peso ao nascer. Rev Saúde Pública; 43(1). ahead of print Epub 13 fev 2009.

Article in print
Baggio MA, Erdmann AL. The occurrence of the care ‘of us’ in the movements and fluctuations of the interactive processes in the hospital environment. Texto Contexto Enferm. 2016 prelo.

Article with number instead of traditional page numbers
Williams JS, Brown SM, Conlin PR. Videos in clinical medicine. Blood-pressure measurement. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 29; 360(5):e6. PubMed PMID: 19179309.

Newspaper article
Conselho da UFSC aprova adesão do Hospital Universitário à Ebserh. Diário Catarinense, 2015 Dez 01; Notícias.


Standard book
Dornelles S, Padilha MI, Ramos FRS, Silva DGV, Leopardi MT, Erdmann AL. Investigação em Enfermagem de Reabilitação um novo conhecimento para guiar a prática de cuidados. Porto (PT): Universidade do Porto; 2014.
Book chapter

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
Padilha MI, Borenstein MS, Santos I, organizadores. Enfermagem - Historia de uma profissão. 2ª ed. São Caetano do Sul (SP): Difusão Editora; 2015.

Book edited by an organization
Ministério da Saúde (BR). As cartas da Promoção da Saúde. Brasília (DF): Ministério da Saúde; 2002.

Book with unknown and/or estimated publication date/editor
Ministério da Saúde. Secretaria de Recursos Humanos da Secretaria Geral (BR). Capacitação de enfermeiros em saúde pública para o Sistema Único de Saúde: controle das doenças transmissíveis. Brasília (DF): Ministério da Saúde; [199?].
Hoobler S. Adventures in medicine: one doctor's life amid the great discoveries of 1940-1990. [place unknown]: S.W. Hoobler; 1991.

Book fully available on the internet
Amarante P. Saúde mental e atenção psicossocial [internet]. 4 ed. Rio de Janeiro (RJ): Editora Fiocruz; 2007 [cited 2016 Mar 03]. Available from:

Paper presented at congress
Lima ACC, Kujawa H. Educação popular e saúde no fortalecimento do controle social. In: Anais do 7o Congresso Nacional da Rede Unida, 2006 Jul 15- 18; Curitiba, Brasil. Curitiba (PR): Rede Unida; 2006. Oficina 26.

Legal documents
Ministério da Saúde (BR), Conselho Nacional de Saúde, Comissão Nacional de Ética em Pesquisa. Resolução n 466 de 12 de dezembro de 2012: diretrizes e normas regulamentadoras de pesquisa envolvendo seres humanos. Brasília (DF): MS; 2012.
Brasil. Lei N. 7.498, de 25 de junho de 1986: dispõe sobre a regulamentação do exercício da Enfermagem e dá outras providências. Diário Oficial da República Federativa do Brasil, 26 Jun 1986. Seção 1.

Corporate entity
Ministério da Saúde (BR), Departamento de Monitoramento e Avaliação do SUS. Planejamento estratégico do Ministério da Saúde: 2011-2015: resultados e perspectivas. 3ª ed. Brasília (DF): MS; 2014.

Alvarez AG. Tecnologia persuasiva na aprendizagem da avaliação da dor aguda em enfermagem [tese]. Florianópolis (SC): Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem; 2014.

Audiovisual material
Lessmann JC, Guedes JAD, entrevistadoras. Lúcia Hisako Takase Gonçalves entrevista concedida ao acervo do Grupo de Estudos de História do Conhecimento da Enfermagem GEHCE/UFSC [fita cassete 60 min]. Florianópolis (SC): UFSC/GEHCE; 2006 jul 23.

Santos RO, Moura ACSN. Santa Catarina: físico [mapa]. Florianópolis (SC): DCL; 2002.

Ferreira ABH. Dicionário Aurélio da Língua Portuguesa. Curitiba (PR): Editora Positivo; 2014.

Ministério da Saúde [página na Internet]. Brasília (DF): MS; 2015 [cited 2016 Mar 07]. Available from:

Legislation on the internet
Brasil. Lei 13021, de 8 de agosto de 2014. Dispõe sobre o exercício e a fiscalização das atividades farmacêuticas. 2014. [cited 2016 Mar 06]. Available from:

Electronic material
Programa de Pós- Graduação em Enfermagem. Anais do 3o Seminário Internacional de Filosofia e Saúde [CD- ROM]. Florianópolis (SC): Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem; 2006.
Waterkemper R, Prado ML, Medina JLM, Reibnitz KS. To be the shadow - awareness of undergraduate nursing students: a case study. Texto Contexto Enferm [Internet]. 2015 Dec [cited 2016 Mar 17]; 24(4):1079-86. Available from: Epub Nov 24, 2015.
Ferreira AC. História de vida de pessoas com deficiência física adquirida [dissertação da internet]. Florianópolis (SC): Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem; 2015 [cited 2016 Mar 07]. Available from:

Databases/retrieval systems on the internet with individual/organizational authorship
Ministério da Previdência Social (BR). Base de dados históricos do Anuário Estatístico da Previdência Social: resumo de acidentes do trabalho - 2013 [internet]. Brasília (DF): 2015 [cited 2016 Mar 07]. Available from:

Organizational reports
Ministério da Saúde (BR). IV Conferência Nacional de Saúde Mental: Intersetorial, 27 de junho a 1 de julho de 2010. Brasília (DF): Conselho Nacional de Saúde; Ministério da Saúde; 2010. Relatório final.

Homepage on the internet
Revista Texto e Contexto Enfermagem [internet]. Florianópolis: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; 2015 [cited 2016 Mar 06]. Available from:

Observation: unpublished studies should not be included in the references but in a footnote. For other examples of references please consult: For abbreviations of journal titles in Portuguese, consult: and, in other languages, if necessary, consult: International Nursing Index, Index Medicus or

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.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal need to comply with the editorial policy and instructions for authors, which follow the EQUATOR network and the ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts( 
The following entities register clinical trials in accordance with the ICMJE criteria:
Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR)
International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN)
Nederlands Trial Register (NTR)
UMIN Clinical Trials Registry (UMIN-CTR)
WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)
Registro Brasileiro de Ensaios Clínicos (ReBEC)

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.
. Randomized clinical trial - CONSORT (checklist and flowchart).
. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses - PRISMA (checklist and flowchart).
. Observational studies in epidemiology - STROBE (checklist)
. Qualitative studies - COREQ (checklist) published in the Int. Journal for Quality in Health Care in 2007 in the form of a table in the study Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ): a 32-item checklist for interviews and focus groups.

Translation and instrument validation studies

In the English and Spanish versions, translation and instrument validation studies should maintain the instrument items in Portuguese, the language the study was developed in


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Texto & Contexto Enfermagem
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2- The Publication Fee is R$730.00, to be settled when the manuscript is accepted for publication.

3- The author should settle the translation payment to English, based on the choice of the translator from the list of accredited translators Texto & Contexto Enfermagem provides for this purpose.

4- The jornal is responsible for the translation of the resumen and, when necessary, of the resumo.
5- If necessary, the journal will request a Portuguese language review. The cost of this review will be the authors’ responsibility.


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