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General information

Manuscript submission is done on the ScholarOne platform. The manuscript is analyzed by peer review advisors. ScholarOne is a complete workflow management system for scientific journals, which manages submission, peer review, production, and the publishing process more efficiently, providing intelligent information to help make strategic decisions.

Manuscripts submitted to the Texto & Contexto Enfermagem Journal must comply with its editorial policy and instructions to the authors, which follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts ( The translation of this text into Portuguese: Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals of the International Committee of Editors of Medical Journals is available at 16731999000200002 & script = sciarttext

The manuscripts must follow the editorial standards of the journal, otherwise they will be rejected. Authors of manuscripts refused at any stage of the evaluation and publication process will be informed immediately.

Opinions and concepts expressed in manuscripts, as well as the accuracy, adequacy and origin of bibliographical citations are the sole responsibility of the authors, not necessarily reflecting the position of the Board of Directors.


Editorial flow

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. We remind authors of the importance of correctly applying spelling and grammar rules in the writing. Manuscripts will be rejected immediately upon submission if they do not meet these standards. We suggest that the manuscripts written in Portuguese should be revised by a specialized professional before the first submission. The manuscript may be refused at this stage.

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. At this stage the payment of the evaluation fee of the manuscript will be requested in order to give continuity to the analysis process.

3.1. Follow-up of the manuscript evaluation process
The authors will be able to follow the editorial flow of the manuscript in the ScholarOne system. Decisions on the manuscript will be communicated by e-mail and made available on the ScholarOne system.

4. Ad hoc review (double blinded 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 international or brazilian reviewers 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:

5.1. 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;

5.2. Rejection. If the two reviewers reject the manuscript, the authors receive a letter explaining the decision, together with the ad hoc consultants’ opinions;

5.3. 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 two return revisions is accepted to comply with the requirements for publication. If the authors do not attend to the requested, the manuscript is rejected.

5.4. 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 software CrossRef Similarity Check - iThenticate. In case a high percentage of similarity with other publications is detected, the journal may reject the manuscript and return it to the authors. After applying the software CrossRef Similarity Check - iThenticate, the author receives a letter to explain any need for acceptance, reformulation or rejection. The editorial conduct for cases of detected plagiarism follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors do Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (

All manuscripts selected for publication are analyzed by the Texto & Contexto Enfermagem librarian, who reviews all compliances with the journal's standards and references.

6. Text and Layout. The analysis of the selected manuscripts for publication is carried out by the text and layout publishers and the editor-in-chief, who evaluate the quality of the final version of each manuscript. At this stage, if the publishers detect a serious problem in the text, completions and corrections may be requested.

7. 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.

8. Translation. Texto & Contexto Enfermagem presents a group of accredited translators, 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 in the text and layout stage. It is the authors’ responsibility to verify the quality of the translation. The translators are responsible for forwarding the translated version to the journal.

9. 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 editorial production and publication gradually through the continuous flow system.


Standards and instructions for manuscript publication

Types of manuscripts and scope

Besides the original articles, which are prioritized in peer review, experience reports, reflections and literature 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 method 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 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 or Technological innovation: description of teaching practices, extension or assistance, or description of technological innovation products experiences. The content should address the introduction, method, experience results or innovation 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: study that identifies, analyzes and synthesizes results of independent studies on a certain subject. Included in this category are: systematic review with and without meta-analysis, integrative review and scoping review. Its length is limited to 20 pages, including the abstract, tables, pictures and references:

Publication guidelines and prior registrations

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem supports the clinical trial registration policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the international registration and dissemination of information on clinical trials in open access. Therefore, only clinical research manuscripts that have received an identification number in one of the Clinical Trial Registries validated by the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE, and whose addresses are available on the ICMJE website, will be accepted for publication. The identification number should be recorded at the end of the abstract.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should follow the journal’s editorial policy and the authors' instructions, which follow the EQUATOR Network and the ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (

The Texto & Contexto Enfermagem advocates initiatives aimed at improving the presentation of scientific study results by encouraging authors to use international guidelines in the preparation of articles of randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyzes, observational studies in epidemiology and qualitative studies.

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem discourages the submission of original articles, whose data were collected more than four years ago, and review articles, whose data were collected more than a year ago. The veracity of information and bibliographic citations is the sole responsibility of the authors.

Randomized controlled trials, Systematic reviews, Meta-analyzes, Observational studies in epidemiology and Qualitative studies

The entities that register clinical trials according to ICMJE criteria are:
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 advocates initiatives aimed at improving the presentation of results of scientific studies by encouraging authors to use  international guidelines in the preparation of articles of randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyzes, observational studies in epidemiology and qualitative studies. International guides are composed of checklists and flowcharts published in international declarations. Its use in preparing the manuscript may increase the potential for publication and, once published, increase the use of the reference in subsequent research.


 International Guidelines

Randomized clinical trial


Systematic reviews and meta-analyzes


Observational studies in epidemiology


Qualitative studies *


*Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ): a 32-item checklist for interviews and focus groups (published in the Int. Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2007).

Translation studies and instrument validation studies
In the English and Spanish versions, translation studies and instrument validation studies should preserve the instrument items in Portuguese, the language in which the study was carried out.

Authors and Acknowledgments

The concept of authorship adopted by Texto & Contexto Enfermagem is guided by the substantial contribution of each of the individuals listed as an author, which concerns, above all, the design and planning of the research project, the obtaining or analysis and interpretation of the data, the writing and critical review. The number of authors is limited to six. The possibility of including more authors in multicentric studies will be examined by considering the pertinence of the justifications presented.

The inclusion of the names of authors whose contribution is in disagreement with the above criteria is not justified and may, in this case, appear in the Acknowledgments. The inclusion of new authors will not be accepted after the submission process has begun.

Copyright and Publication Authorization

Authors must assign the patrimonial copyrights of the article to Revista Texto & Contexto Enfermagem by means of the Declaration of responsibility and transfer of copyright signed by all authors (Supplemental files not for review): according to model on the journal's website.

Manuscripts presented in events (congresses, symposia, seminars, among others) may be accepted, provided they have not been fully published in annals and have been authorized in writing by the event organizer. Manuscripts previously published in foreign journals may be accepted, provided it is approved by the Board of Directors of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem and authorized by the periodical in which the manuscript was originally published in. This guideline is valid for complete articles, article excerpts and illustrations. It is the responsibility of the authors to request this authorization in writing.

Conflict of interest

Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend on how the conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflicts of interest may be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. Financial relationships such as employment, consultations, possession of shares, fees, testimony or expert opinion are more easily identifiable conflicts of interest and have a greater chance of undermining the credibility of the journal, authors and science itself. However, conflicts may occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.

Authors are responsible for recognizing and disclosing conflicts of interest that may influence their work so that the Board of Directors can decide on the manuscript. When available, authors should report financial support and other financial or personal connections to their work. Financial or other relationships that may lead to conflicts of interest should be reported by the authors in individual statements (automatic on the ScholarOne system).

The manuscript submitted to Texto & Contexto Enfermagem for analysis must not have been submitted or published simultaneously in another journal. If a simultaneous publication or submission to another journal is identified at any stage of the submission process, the manuscript will be rejected.

Ethical Considerations

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (
Manuscripts resulting from research involving human subjects should indicate whether the procedures followed the Declaration of Helsinki (1964, reformulated in 1975, 1983, 1989, 1996 and 2000), in addition to complying with specific legislation (if any) of the country in question where the research was carried out.

For original articles resulting from research conducted in Brazil, they should comply with the Resolution No. 466, of December 12, 2012, of the National Health Council. When dealing with research results, authors must attach a copy of the approval issued by the Research Ethics Committee and mention the project approval number by the Committee in the title page and, for Brazilian manuscripts, the Certificate of Presentation for Ethical Consideration (CAAE). It is not necessary to include the Resolution as a bibliographic reference of the manuscript.

License of use
For the use of the article in open access, Texto & Contexto Enfermagem adopts the CC-BY attribution type Creative Commons License,. This license allows others to distribute, adapt and create based on their work, even for commercial purposes as long as they attribute the due credit of the original creation to the author and confer due publication credits to Texto & Contexto Enfermagem Journal. Texto & Contexto Enfermagem Journal articles are available in full and free open access exclusively on the SciELO webpage.

Manuscript preparation: manuscript and structure of texts

For manuscript submission, the authors must compose two documents: 1) Identification page; and 2) Main document

1) Title page (Model 1)

should contain title of the manuscript (short but informative, maximum of 15 words), in the original language only; full name of each author, ORCID identification number institutional affiliation, city, state, country, e-mail; name, full address, and e-mail of the corresponding author.

Original text of the manuscript: extracted from thesis, dissertation, thesis, research projects, informing the title of the work, linked program and year of the presentation.

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.

Contribution of authorship: The criteria should correspond to the deliberations of the ICMJE, to the following aspects: 1. Conception and project, collection analysis, interpretation of the data and active participation in the discussion of the results; 2. Writing of the article or relevant critical review of the intellectual content; 3. Revision and Final approval of the version for publication. These four conditions should be fully attended to.

Financing Sources: Inform the name of public or private institutions that have provided financial support, technical assistance and other aid.

Approval of Ethics Committee in Research: to inform the Ethics Committee's Research opinion number and the Certificate of Presentation for Ethical Appreciation (CAAE), when research involving human beings.

Conflict of interests: relate, if any, conflicts of interest of all authors.

2) Manuscript (Main Document) (Model 2)

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, margins of 2 cm. The font used should be Arial size 12, elaborated in Word for Windows 97-2003 or a compatible word processor.
- Title in manuscript language only
- Structured abstract in manuscript language only
- Descriptors in manuscript language only
- Introduction
- Method
- 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: 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. Clinical trials must present the clinical trial record number at the end of the abstract. Items not allowed in the summary: acronyms and citations of authors.

Below the abstract, include five to eight descriptors in the original language. In order to determine the descriptors, consult the list of Descriptors in Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS), prepared by BIREME and available on the Internet at or the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of Index Medicus.

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, charts and figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, in the order they are cited in the text, being limited to five in a set. Configured in the same text font, with single spacing between lines, bold only in the header, upper box only at the beginning of the variable, except tables and charts, all other illustrations should be designated as figures.

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

  • must present numerical data as central information
  • informative, concise and clear title, containing “what”, “from whom”, city, acronym of the state, country, year of data collection, followed by a full stop. 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.
  • 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;
  • Explanatory notes should be placed at the bottom of the table, using the symbols in the sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡.
  • 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 Arial, 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

They should present the information in discursive form and 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;
  • 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. In addition to being included in the text, they should be sent separately and in necessary quality for publication. If they are extracted from another source, published or unpublished, the authors must send written permission for their use. They must contain a legend, and when necessary a source, when it is extracted from published work, which must be included in the references.

  • 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

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 and International Nursing Index.

The number of references in the manuscripts is limited to 30, except in Literature Review articles.

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.

Gray literature: citations of unconventional, non-indexed, non-indexed, non-ISBNs, ISSN, ISAN or DOI publications should be avoided (theses, dissertations, course papers, handouts, official publications).

Manuscripts extracted from theses, dissertations and TCCS should not cite the original work in the references. This information should be entered on the identification page.

Note: Unpublished works should not be included in the references but inserted in a footnote. For other examples of references, see: For abbreviations of titles of periodicals in Portuguese, consult:

Errata: after article publication, if the authors identify the need for an erratum, they should send it immediately to the Journal's Secretariat by e-mail. The maximum term for the errata request is 30 days after the article is published.


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. Do not include the title page;

Title page: written in accordance with the journal standards.

Research Ethics Committee Approval (Supplemental files not for review):

Authorization for publication and copyright transfer (Supplemental files not for review): (Model 3)



Article Processing Charges

Article Processing Charges are necessary in order to subsidize the entire editorial process of Text & Context Nursing Journal. The costs include the payment to the SciELO database for contracting the editorial support services, publication, indexing and dissemination of scientific journals in the Rev@Enf collection, of which Text & Context Nursing Journal belongs.

1 - The EvaluationFee needs to be settled after the pre-analysis approval of the manuscript and the corrections requested in the checklist are made within the deadline. The payment proof should be attached as a “Supplemental file NOT for review”. The amount due is R$300.00 per manuscript. No reimbursement is possible if the manuscript is not the corrections requested in the checklist are not made within the deadline.

2 - The Publication Fee is R$1,100.00, to be settled when the manuscript is accepted for publication.

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

4 - If necessary, the journal will request a language review. The cost of this review will be the authors’ responsibility.

5- Articles of invited authors and editorials are exempt from payment.


To access the link, access the website of the Research and Community Service Support Foundation (FAPEU):
Complete the form (all fields);
Check with an X the fee you are settling: submission or publication.
Select the payment option: Boleto Bancário.
Click “Enviar inscrição”.
Print the bank draft.
Pay the fee due (Banco do Brasil or Itaú).
After settling the payment, you will receive an email from FAPEU with your payment proof. The proof has to be attached in the system during the submission phase.

For international payments, the authors need to contact FAPEU by e-mail to and request payment information.
After the payment, forward an e-mail (through ScholarOne) to inform on the settlement of the payment.
If necessary, contact the jornal by email and request your payment receipt.

Obs: the submission fee will not be reimbursed for manuscripts not accepted for publication.


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