Founded in 1988 Acta Paulista de Enfermagem is the technical-scientific electronic publication of the Escola Paulista de Enfermagem (Paulista School of Nursing - EPE) of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Federal University of São Paulo - UNIFESP). ISSN (electronic version): 1982-0194. Its mission is to promote scientific knowledge generated in the rigor of the research methodology and ethics. The purpose of Acta is to publish the outcomes of original research to advance the practice of nursing in the medical, surgical management, education, research and information technology and communication. Articles are published using the continuous publication methodology. Acta follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The abbreviated title of Acta Paulista de Enfermagem is Acta Paul Enferm. which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references, citations, and bibliographic legends.
Sources of indexing
The articles published in Acta Paulista de Enfermagem are indexed in:
All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
The Acta Paulista de Enfermagem adopted until Aug/2015 the Creative Commons license attribution-type BY-NC. Actually, the license is the attribution-type BY.
The online journal is free and open access.
The authors of articles published in Acta Paulista de Enfermagem are the owners of the article's copyright and grant any third party the right to use, reproduce or disseminate their article under the terms of the CC BY Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license adopted by the journal. This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available to users or their institution. Users are authorized to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose without asking for prior permission of the publisher or author.
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Scope and policy
Articles may be written in Portuguese or English. For papers submitted in English, a Portuguese version of the final manuscript will be requested.
The paper submitted to Acta Paulista de Enfermagem and should not have been simultaneously submitted to another journal. The authors are entirely responsible for accuracy of the information and citations. If identified publication or simultaneous submission to another journal, the article will be rejected.
The Acta follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Open Science Policy
The Acta Paulista de Enfermagem supports the practices related to the open science policy.
“Open Science is transparent and accessible knowledge shared and developed through collaborative networks” (VICENTE-SÁEZ; MARTÍNEZ-FUENTES, 2018, p. 7).
“Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, laboratory notes and other research processes are freely available under terms that allow for the reuse, redistribution and reproduction of research and its underlying data and methods” (FOSTER, 2019, p. 10).
The Acta Paulista de Enfermagem accepts manuscripts that have been deposited on a non-commercial preprint server, as long as they have not been submitted for peer review in another journal simultaneously. Preprint is a manuscript that is publicly available in open access on a website called preprint server before publication in the scientific journal. This is an option for authors quickly and formally communicating their research before or in parallel submission to the Acta journal for evaluation and publication when approved.
The author responsible for submission must inform in the Title Page if the manuscript is deposited in a preprint server and provide the corresponding DOI that will be published in the manuscript, if accepted for publication in the Acta Paulista de Enfermagem.
On submission, the Acta requests authors to complete the (link to Open Science Compliance Form), ‘supplemental files for review’ option.
The Acta journal reiterates that all manuscripts submitted from a preprint repository will be mandatorily peer-reviewed.
Note that submitted manuscripts cannot contain references to articles that have not been published in scientific journals and have fully complied with the peer review process.
The Acta Paulista de Enfermagem accepts articles from the preprint repositories listed below:
Repository of Life Sciences preprints with contents in the areas of Animal Behavior, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physiology, among others.
Repository of Health Sciences preprints with contents in the areas of Allergy & Immunology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Genetic and Genomic Medicine, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Nutrition, Pathology, Public Health, Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiotherapy, Toxicology, among others.
Repository of preprints of journals published by SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online in various areas, with an initial focus on publications related to COVID-19.
Repository of preprints from various fields, including Life Sciences, Medical & Health Sciences, Education, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Business, among others.
Multidisciplinary preprint repository.
Repository of Social Sciences preprints with contents in the areas of Education, Law and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Repository of Psychology preprints with contents in Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, Neurosciences, Quantitative Methods, Social and Behavioral Sciences, among others.
Publication of manuscripts after peer review
In articles accepted for publication, the name of the Associate Editor who approved the paper will be made available. Institutional affiliation and Orcid ID will also be informed.
The retraction policy of Acta Paulista de Enfermagem follows the principles recommended by COPE.
The platform for online submission of Acta Paulista Nursing is denominated ScholarOne, which is a complete system of workflow management for scientific journals, which manages the submission, peer review, production and publishing process more efficiently providing intelligent information to help make strategic decisions.
The editorial office receives and gives all the presented documentation through the online submission. The cases of non-compliance are returned to the corresponding author for appropriateness.
The editorial office sends to the editor-in-chief the manuscripts that follow the instructions for authors for her first editorial decision, which can be: continue the evaluation process, request a revision, or reject the manuscript. If, at the discretion of the editor-in-chief, the manuscript content is current and contributes to knowledge, but requires a revision, the manuscript is returned to the authors with a deadline for them to submit a new version.
Manuscripts will continue in the evaluation process are forwarded to the platform of submission to one of the associate editors. After evaluation of the manuscript the editor may suggest rejection or, if necessary, ad hoc consultants to indicate the area of the article to the analysis.
After receiving the analysis of ad hoc consultants, the associate publisher issues a critical appraisal based on the advice of consultants and recommend the acception or minor corrections or rejection of the manuscript to the chief editor.
The editor-in-chief takes the editorial decision and manuscripts recommended for publication by the associate editors are sent for analysis by the technical editor. Depending on her opinion, the editor-in-chief makes the final editorial decision, sends the manuscript to the corresponding author and asks its certified translation into English or Portuguese within seven days.
The Act presents certified translators who, in addition to technical competence, have nurses in their body of translators providing the certificate of translation, without which the article can not be published, as for The Portuguese language.
Accepted manuscripts for publication are now known as articles and get into editorial production.
When your article is accepted and is in production process: You can celebrate!
Articles accepted undergo to production, being edited and typeset.
Publish results of original research for advancement of practices of clinical, surgical, and management nursing, as well as education, research, and information and communication technology.
Formats and preparation of manuscripts
Before submitting an article to Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, please read the instructions carefully and consult the Standards Publishing.
Preparing a manuscript for submission
Authors are reminded that rules of spelling and grammar in writing should be applied. If not meet these standards them manuscripts may be rejected immediately after submission. We suggest to send it to an independent expert to review the Portuguese before the first submission.
The academic plagiarism at any level is a crime and it goes against Brazilian law in Article 184 of the Penal Code and Article 7 paragraph three of the 9610-98 law that regulate the copyright, becoming thus civil and criminal matters.
The editorial conduct in case of detected plagiarism follows the guidelines of Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
Authors are entire responsible for manuscripts and its do not reflect the opinion of the journal editors.
1. Documents for submission
a) Cover letter to the Editor – where the author must explain (1) why his/her article should be published in this journal and (2) the contribution to the knowledge of the results of the study and their applicability in practice;
b) Documents of project approval by the Research Ethics Committee (and/or CONEP, if applicable) – for study of humans (according to the CNS Legal Resolution 466/2012, Chap. XII.2) conducted in Brazil. In studies with human beings, all patients or their legal representatives must agree to participate in the study by signing an informed consent form according to the Legal Resolution 466/2012, of the Ministry of Health/National Health Commission. For a study conducted in another country, the local ethics document should be provided; According to CONCEA Normative Resolution 30/2016, research involving animals in Brazil must present documentation demonstrating the project approval by the Research Ethics Committee in the Care and Use of Animals, when applicable. Research involving animals developed in other countries must present local Ethics documents;
c) Payment voucher (confirming payment of the adequacy and compliance fee) [payment voucher];
d) Attach the invoice related to the adequacy and compliance rate (The invoice must be requested at the link https://acta-ape.org/taxas-de-publicacao/. Authors must click on electronic invoice, fill out the form and wait for contact from the Editorial Office) [payment voucher].
e) Manuscript (see Main Document below, please) [main document];
f) Title page (the next item, 2, shows what this page should contain) [title page];
g) Open Science Compliance Form (Model) [supplemental files not for review].
h) In reporting randomized clinical trials, authors must provide the CONSORT. checklist. In systematic reviews and meta-analyses, authors must provide the PRISMA checklist. In observational studies in epidemiology, authors must provide the STROBE checklist and in qualitative studies authors must provide the COREQ checklist [supplemental files for review].
2. Title page should contain:
1. Conception and design, or analysis and data interpretation;
3. Main Document
It must presente the title, abstract with key words and text of manuscript (don't presente any authors identification).
Title of manuscript [must be written] in English or Portuguese (≤ 12 words; Sentence case, UClc, not UC).
The title is the most read and circulated of a text and aims to inform the article content. Must be clear, accurate and attractive. Information that enable electronic retrieval sensitive and specific article must be included in the title. Therefore use the scpecific core descriptor as frasal core.
The title should not contain: abbreviations, formulas, excessive adjectives, cities, symbols, dates, slang, inaccuracies and dubious words, meaning obscure and superfluous words (considerations, contribution to the study, contribution to knowledge, study, research of, subsidies, etc...).
According to the Houaiss Dictionary, abstract is a short presentation of a text. Should provide the context or background for the study, basic procedures, main findings, conclusions, in order to emphasize new and important aspects of the study. It is the most read in the scientific paper after the title. The purpose of the abstract is to facilitate the communication with the reader.
Prepare the abstract in the language of your manuscript with a maximum of 250 words and structured as follows:
3.3 Body of manuscript
Acta joined the ICMJE and EQUATOR network initiatives to improve presentation of study results, not only to an increase in potential publication but also for international dissemination of articles. Therefore, the following international guides must be used:
*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).
Instructions for submission
Step 6: File upload
1. Main document containing the title, abstract with descriptors, and body of the article;
Submission of manuscripts
The articles must, necessarily, be submitted electronically, according to the instructions posted on the site: http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ape-scielo
Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
Address: Napoleão de Barros street, 754, Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Zip Code: 04024-002
Adequacy and compliance fee: R$ 350,00
NOTE: In case of refusal or filing, the submission fee will not be refunded.
Publication rate: R$ 1.600,00
NOTE: The publication rate must be paid after receiving an acceptance letter sent by the Editor-in-Chief.