ISSN 1678-1007 printed version
ISSN 1981-7746 on-line version



Scope and Policy

Trabalho, Educação e Saúde is published by Escola Politécnica de Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Its goal is to publish, on a quarterly basis, debates, analyses and investigations of a theoretical or applied nature, on topics related to professional health education. The journal's editorial policy consists of discussing this area from the standpoint of organization in the labor world and from a critical, systematic and interdisciplinary perspective.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The journal accepts these types of unpublished contributions:

Essays Textual production with a broad theoretical and analytical, non-conclusive and non-exhaustive breadth. Size: 6,000 to 10,000 words, including references to the published literature, figures and footnotes.
Articles Presentation of the outcome of empirical or conceptual research projects. Size: 4,000 to 8,000 words, including references to the published literature, figures and notes.
Debates Discussion on specific issues, whether ordered by the editors from two or more authors or provided by collaborators. Size: up to 5,000 words, including references to the published literature, figures and notes.
Interviews Opinion or position of a qualified interviewee in the journal's areas of knowledge.
Reviews Commentary of a book related to the journal's fields of confluence, published or translated in the past three years. Size: up to 1,500 words.

Presentation of the manuscript

Submissions should be typed in Word, in Times New Roman, font size 12, and double-spaced. Articles, essays, and debates must also feature an abstract in Portuguese and English of no more than 200 words, in addition to a title in English and the title in the original language. The manuscripts can be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French. The title must be concise and representative of the content of the text. The author(s) must state whether the study is funded, if it is the outcome of a Master's dissertation or Doctoral thesis, whether it was approved by the area's Ethics Committee, and whether there are conflict of interests.

KeywordsNo less than three and no more than five key words describing the content of the study, presented in the original language and in English.
Figures There must not be more than six tables, charts, diagrams, photos, graphs and illustrations per article, except for cases that are specific to the manuscript's thematic field. In this case, the author must communicate such need to the editors in advance. All figures, except for photographs, must be numbered and have a title. Only the initials of the title must be in uppercase. References should be made using numbers (e.g. graph 3), not using expressions such as "the figure below."
Notes Notes must appear at the end of the text, they must be succinct and numbered consecutively. Notes must not be used to refer to published literature.
Emphasies Italics, underlining and bold face should not be used. Single quotation marks must only be used to attract attention to a particular item in the text. Words in languages other than Portuguese must be italicized, as must titles of mentioned works.
Quotations Quotations in the body of the text must be marked with double quotation marks, showing the author's surname, year and page, such as in this example (Bourdieu, 1983, p. 126); a quotation of an author included in the text must appear as Gramsci (1982); a quotation of an author not included in the text will be (Frigotto and Ciavatta, 2001). In the case of a quotation with more than three authors, only the surname of the lead author must appear in the text, such as in Spink et al. (2001).

References Trabalho, Educação e Saúde adopts standard NBR 6023 to prepare the references to the published literature, issued by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT). All mentioned references, including in the footnotes and figures, must comprise the references to the published literature at the end of the text, shown in alphabetical order, without entry numbering and with no space between them. The references will mention no more than three authors with all of their names. In the case of more than three authors, only mention the first, followed by the expression et al. The first authors' names should be written in full in the references. Different titles by a same author published in the same year should be distinguished by adding a letter (a, b, c ...) in lowercase after the date, both in citations in the text and in the references lists. Note these examples:

  • Article
    AROUCA, Antônio Sergio. Quanto vale a saúde dos trabalhadores. Saúde em Debate, Rio de Janeiro, v. 8, n. 3, p. 243-265, dez. 1995-mar. 1996.
    SPINK, Mary J. P. et al. A construção da Aids-notícia. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, v. 17, n. 4, p. 851-862, 2001.
  • Book and Thesis
    GRAMSCI, Antonio. Os intelectuais e a organização da cultura. 4. ed. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 1982.
    MENDES-GONÇALVES, Ricardo Bruno. Medicina e história: raízes sociais do trabalho do médico. Dissertation (Master's Degree in Preventive Medicine). São Paulo: Faculdade de Medicina, USP, 1979.
  • Book chapter
    BOURDIEU, Pierre. O campo científico. In: ORTIZ, Renato (Org.). Pierre Bourdieu: sociologia. São Paulo: Ática, 1983. p. 122-155.
  • Congress summaries
    LAURELL, Asa Cristina. O Estado e a garantia do direito à saúde. In: CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE SAÚDE COLETIVA, 8., 2006, Rio de Janeiro. Anais... Rio de Janeiro: Abrasco, 2006. 1 CD-ROM.
  • Data provided by government agencies (departments, ministries, IBGE, etc.)
    RIO DE JANEIRO. Secretaria Municipal de Saúde do Rio de Janeiro (SMS-RJ). Dados sobre acidentes ocupacionais com material biológico. Rio de Janeiro: SMS-RJ, 2000.
  • Laws, decrees, acts etc.
    BRASIL. Lei n. 9.394, de 20 de dezembro de 1996. Estabelece as Diretrizes e Bases da Educação Nacional. Diário Oficial da República Federativa do Brasil, Poder Executivo, Brasília, DF, 23 dez. 1996. Seção I, p. 27.839.
  • Technical reports
    BRASIL. Ministério da Saúde. Ministério da Educação. Referencial curricular para curso técnico de agente comunitário de saúde. Brasília: Ministério da Saúde, 2004. 64 p. (Série A. Normas e manuais técnicos)
  • Final or activity reports
    BRASIL. Ministério da Saúde. Relatório final das atividades. Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, 1999.
  • Newspaper
    a. Without mentioning authorship: O GLOBO. Fórum de debates discute o projeto Educando o Cidadão do Futuro. O Globo, Rio de Janeiro, Jul 6. 2001. Caderno 1, p. 18.
    b. Authored: TOURAINE, Alain. Uma resistência possível. Folha de S. Paulo, São Paulo, Jul 3. 2001. Mais, Caderno 7, p. 18-20.
  • Internet
    a. Text in electronic journal: AZZARÀ, Stefano G. Crítica ao liberalismo, reconstrução do materialismo. Entrevista com Domenico Losurdo. Crítica Marxista, Campinas, n. 35, p. 157-169, 2012. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 7 out. 2013.
    b. Text in electronic journal: NUBLAT, Johanna. 38,7% dos usuários de crack das capitais do país estão no Nordeste. Folha de S. Paulo, Seção Cotidiano, São Paulo, Sep. 19. 2013. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 27 set. 2013.
    c. Text available (out of journal or newspaper): BRASIL. Ministério da Educação. Portal Educação. Educação profissional: referenciais curriculares nacionais da educação profissional de nível técnico - área Saúde. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 3 out. 2013.

The journal reserves the right to suggest changes in informal uses of language and to correct non-standard variants of Portuguese.

Contributions submitted to the journal are first evaluated by the editors, who analyze the text's thematic appropriateness for the publication's editorial line and, subsequently, by up to three ad hoc reviewers. The names of the authors and of the reviewers of each original text are known only to the editors. Originals submitted to Trabalho, Educação e Saúde should not have been published before and must not be submitted simultaneously to other journals. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must not, under any circumstance, be withdrawn after the evaluation process has gotten underway.

Author's rights
Except where stated otherwise, author's rights for the published work are transferred to the journal. Upon approval of the manuscript, the authors must sign a term transferring author's rights to the journal. Articles may not be reproduced without the express permission of the publishers, in identical form, abridged or modified in Portuguese or any other language. Collaborators retain the right to reuse the published material in future compilations of their work without paying fees to the journal. Permission for third parties to reprint or translate the published material will not be granted without the author's consent. The signed texts are the authors' responsibility.

Benefit of the authors
Upon publication, authors receive two copies of the issue of the journal in which the text was published.


Manuscripts submission

Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal's manuscript evaluation system, available at: <>.

First, the principal author should register in the system and then register the manuscript.

We ask authors observe and follow the manuscript submission instructions.

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Exchanges are accepted.


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