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About the journal

Background information

  Texto & Contexto Enfermagem is the Journal of the Graduate Nursing Program at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina,
The journal was created in 1992. Its first issue was published in June 1992. Its Internal Regulations were approved in July 1992, with periodic updates, and its latest version was approved in 2021.


Objectives and Scope

  Texto & Contexto Enfermagem is a journal of international circulation. In open access format, it publishes technical-scientific articles related to the Health area, especially Nursing, written in Portuguese, English or Spanish, with one of those versions mandatorily in English.
The journal is affiliated with the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC) and International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE)
Signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA (
Its abbreviated title Texto Contexto Enferm should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references.



To disseminate the production of scientific and technological knowledge in health and nursing, emphasizing the quality of research and the improvement of Health Sciences.


Editorial policy

Manuscripts that do not meet the formatting set forth in Texto & Contexto rules can be submitted for initial evaluation. However, initial submission of the manuscript must follow the scientific article standard and include all the submission files necessary for review. Articles with review and final acceptance indication should be formatted by the authors according to Texto & Contexto specific requirements (standards for the references, tables, figures, etc.).
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem provides space for reflection and deepening of knowledge about issues of practice, teaching and research in health and nursing, at national and international levels.
The journal is published in a continuous flow. It accepts submissions of original manuscripts, reflection articles, experience and/or technological innovation reports, reviews and letters to the editor. Contributions designated to the dissemination of unpublished original research results are prioritized for publication. Special issues are published at the exclusive criterion of the Editorial Board.
Peer Evaluation Process

The authors of a manuscript can follow its editorial flow through the ScholarOne system. As any and all decisions regarding the manuscript are communicated via email, they are made available in the system as soon as they are made.

All the manuscripts approved for their evaluation are forwarded to be submitted to analysis and opinion by different reviewers (blind peer review), and the decision is made based on each reviewer's experience. The invitation is sent via the ScholarOne system. The reviewer is allowed 5 days to answer in relation to acceptance or rejection of the evaluation request. After acceptance, the reviewer shall receive the link to access the system, where he/she will find a copy of the manuscript and the analysis instrument. The deadline to return the evaluation is 15 days from acceptance. Confidentiality of the authors' and reviewers' identity is guaranteed, as well as of their respective institutions of origin.

The reviewers can state their opinion and accept the material, indicate that it requires review to a greater or lesser extent, or reject it. The reviewers' opinions shall be submitted to an analysis by an Associated Editor and by the Editor-in-Chief, who will communicate the final decision to the authors.

The authors are allowed 15 days to implement the due adjustments, perform the linguistic review and resubmit the material via the ScholarOne system. They should restrict themselves solely to the corrections requested. The Associated Editor in charge of the manuscript evaluation process verifies if the review/correction requirements have been met, decides if the manuscript is approved or rejected, or if further adjustments are still necessary, and communicates his/her recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief.

The submission will be rejected if a significant similarity percentage between the manuscript and previously published content – plagiarism, self-plagiarism, etc. – is identified in any stage of the process.

The mean time from submission of the article to its evaluation and final decision is approximately 120 days.

The Journal's Editorial Team enjoys full authority to decide on the rejection, approval and publication of manuscripts.

Open Science Policy

The editorial policy of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem is based on rigorous quality criteria for indexing and publishing (including technical and normative aspects, graphic and textual quality and excellence in scientific content); on responsibility for shared management between the Board of Directors, Editorial Board and Associate Editors; and on the rigorous and constructive peer review, preserving the anonymity of authors and reviewers (double blinded). In line with the Open Science movement, Texto & Contexto accepts manuscripts deposited in preprint servers and offers the option of opening the process for peer evaluation of the manuscripts. The authors/reviewers can indicate whether they agree with this option at the time of submission/review. The names of the Editors that participated in evaluation of the manuscript are indicated/published in the final version of the article.

During the submission process, the authors should fill out the Open Science Compliance Form and send it as a Supplementary file for evaluation.

Texto & Contexto encourages the authors to share the data that originated the results and analyses of the article or to make them openly available, provided that this does not infringe human protection or other privacy and safety concerns.

The authors are also encouraged to consider the FAIR Data Principles and to deposit the dataset(s) in a well-known data repository capable of generating a persistent digital identifier, preferably a (DOI), and that the repository has a long-term preservation plan, such as SciELO Data or Figshare.

The authors are also encouraged to cite any datasets mentioned in the article and to provide a Data availability statement.

At the time of submission, you will answer questions about availability of the dataset associated with the article. If your answer is affirmative, you will be asked to provide a pre-registered DOI, hyperlink or other persistent identifier associated with the dataset(s). 

When one or several datasets are associated with a manuscript, they are not formally peer-reviewed as part of the journal's submission process. It is up to the authors to ensure data soundness. Any and all errors in the data are exclusive responsibility of those who produce the datasets.




The dissemination of articles published in Texto & Contexto Enfermagem is carried out on the journal's website, in the indexed databases and social media.

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LILACS - Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde.

CINAHL - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.

CUIDEN PLUS - Index de Enfermería en Español. Fundación Index – Área de Documentación, Granada, España.

LATINDEX - Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal.

RedAlyC - Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal.


EBSCOhost - Online Research Database.

ULRICHSWEB Global Series Directory.

OALib - Open Access Library.

ROAD - Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journal.

CABELL´S – Directory of Publishing Opportunities.

Directory of Nursing Journals -

BDENF - Base de Dados Nacionais da Enfermagem.

BVS Enfermagem - Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde Enfermagem.



Intellectual property


All journal contents, except when identified otherwise, is licensed under a Creative Commons license, attribution CC-BY.



Financing Model


The financing model of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem is shared between authors and development institutions. Authors individually finance the production of their scientific production, in terms of evaluation, translation and publication, according to the fees referred to in the author instructions The development institutions contribute to the training system building and publishing production

Graduate Nursing Program at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (PEN/UFSC). 

Brazilian National Scientific and Technological Development Council (CNPq)

Coordination for the Improvement Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)




Process for the identification and treatment of research misconduct allegations


Precepts of integrity in scientific publication.

The editorial practice for cases of scientific misconduct (plagiarism, self-plagiarism, data falsification or fabrication, improper use of references or citations, duplicity, and authorship dispute, among others) follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors do Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE) (

Verification of the text authenticity is performed through the application of the CrossRef Similarity Check - iThenticate software. Academic plagiarism, at any level, is a crime. It violates Brazilian law in article 184 of the Criminal Code, and article 7, third paragraph, of Law 9.610, of February 19, 1998, which regulates copyright, constituting civil and criminal matters.



Editorial Board


Executive council


Mara Ambrosina de Oliveira Vargas - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, -

Vice- president
José Luís Guedes dos Santos - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, -

Elisiane Lorenzini - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil,



Internal associated editors

  Ana Izabel Jatobá de Souza - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, -
Gisele Cristina Manfrini - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, -
Laura Cavalcanti de Farias Brehmer- Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, -
Melissa Orlandi Honório Locks - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, -
Monica Motta Lino - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, -
Natália Gonçalves - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, SC, Brasil, -


External associated editors

  Bruno Miguel Borges de Sousa Magalhães - Escola Superior de Saúde de Santa Maria, Porto, Portugal, -
Clemente Neves de Sousa - Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto, Porto, Portugal, -
Flavia Giron Camerini - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil, -
Glilciane Morceli - Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Passos, MG, Brasil, -
Jaime Alonso Caravaca-Morera - Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, -
Leticia de Lima Trindade - Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Chapecó, SC, Brasil, -
Renata Cristina de Campos Pereira Silveira - Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil, -


Editorial board


Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann -

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil

Alejandrina Arratia Figueroa -

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Carmen Gracinda Silvan Scochi -

Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil

Dagmar E. Estermann Meyer -

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

Denise Elvira Pires de Pires -

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil

Denise Gastaldo -

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canadá

Dulce Aparecida Barbosa -

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil

Elide Mariela Alarcon Bustos -

Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile

Fiona Alderdice -

Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kindom

Flavia Regina Souza Ramos -

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil

Francisco Carlos Felix Lana -

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil

Ivone Evangelista Cabral -

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

Jose Luis Medina -

Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espanha

Josicelia Dumet Fernandes -

Universidade da Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brasil

Kathy Hegadoren -

University of Alberta, Alberta, Canadá

Laura Morán Peña -

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México

Lucia Hisako Takase Gonçalves -

Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brasil

Maria Arminda da Silva Mendes Carneiro Costa -

Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Maria Manuela Ferreira Pereira da Silva Martins -

Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Maria Ribeiro Lacerda -

Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brasil

Marina Peduzzi -

Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil

Mary K. Anthony -

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

Nora Agnes Vega Villalobos -

Universidad de Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica

Ratchneewan Ross-

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Ricardo Ayala -

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Sioban Nelson -

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tom Andrews -

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland



Editorial production


Librarian/Secretary  - Anna Khris Furtado Dutra
Editorial Production - SciELO

Translation Team:
- Aksent Assessoria Acadêmica
- Prioridade Traduções Educacionais
- Martin Cristopher Webster
- Alínea Assessoria Acadêmica
- Jenkins Traduções
- Bridge Language Services
- Academic Editing for Nurses
- James Allen
- LSB Traduções
- Elaine Rouine
- Grupo Solution
- English Consulting Brazil
- Agência de Traduções LatinTrad



Instructions to authors


General information

Manuscript submission is done on the ScholarOne platform.

Manuscripts submitted to the Texto & Contexto Enfermagem Journal must comply with its editorial policy and instructions to the authors, which follow the EQUATOR Network (, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (

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. The journal discourages the submission of original manuscripts whose data collection goes back more than four years and of reviews whose data collection goes back more than one year.


Editorial flow

The review process involves the following phases:
1. Reception and Checklist
The editorial office classifies the manuscript according to the method used and applies the manuscript checklist, which includes verification of the entire documentation presented at the time of online submission and the manuscript’s adequacy to the Journal's publication rules. Non-compliant cases are returned to the corresponding author for adjustments. 
2. Pre-analysis
The objective of this stage is to evaluate the manuscript for its contribution to the body of knowledge regarding content, the advance it represents for the practice, teaching and/or research in Nursing and Health, the theoretical, methodological and structural quality of the text and the compliance with the journal’s editorial policy. We suggest that the manuscripts should be revised by a specialized professional before the first submission. The manuscript may be refused at this stage.
3. 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.

After being approved in the pre-analysis stage, the manuscript will be forwarded for analysis and opinion by two Brazilian or international reviewers (blind peer review), for evaluation of the text. The invitation is made through the ScholarOne system and, after accepting, each reviewer receives a copy of the manuscript, the analysis instrument, and the link to access the system.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 reviewers can indicate an accepted opinion, requiring major or minor review, or rejected. The reviewers' opinions are analyzed by an Associated Editor and by the Editor in Chief, who communicates the final decision to the authors. The Journal's Editorial Board enjoys full authority to decide on approval and publication of manuscripts.

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

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.

4. Publication
4.1. Publication fee 
After the indication by the Board of Directors, the authors receive a e-mail that indicates the final approval (in print), together with the orientations to pay the publication fee and have the manuscript translated.

4.2. 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.

4.3. Text and Layout Review
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
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.
Literature 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:
Letter to the Editor: brief text aimed at promoting intellectual discussion on a given article recently published in the journal. It is published at the exclusive criterion of the Editorial Board, with the corresponding response when pertinent.
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.
Randomized controlled trials, Systematic reviews, Meta-analyzes, Observational studies in epidemiology and Qualitative studies
Texto & Contexto Enfermagem recommends the prospective recording of the systematic review protocol in a recognized database (such as PROSPERO, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Open Science Framework, and Research Registry). The main items of the review protocol are recorded and maintained permanently. Systematic reviews must be recorded at the beginning (i.e., in the protocol development phase) to help avoid unplanned duplication of studies and to allow for the comparison of the published review methods with what was previously planned in the protocol.
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 checklist 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
Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence
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 eight. 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 such case, they can be included in the Acknowledgments. The request to inclusion of new authors after the submission process has been initiated must be duly justified and agreed upon by all the authors.
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: according to model 3.
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 Executive Council 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 acknowledging and disclosing conflicts of interest that may influence their work, and should report them. In individual statements during the manuscript submission process on ScholarOne system. The editors and reviewers should also acknowledge and disclose potential conflicts of interest that may influence their work during evaluation of a manuscript. In this case, a new editor or reviewer will be designated.
The manuscript submitted to Texto & Contexto Enfermagem for analysis must not have been submitted or published simultaneously in another journal. In line with the open science movement, Texto & Contexto accepts manuscripts stored in preprint servers.
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. The manuscripts should aim at including representative human populations (gender, age and ethnicity) according to these recommendations. The terms sex and gender must be used properly. For original articles resulting from research conducted in Brazil, they should comply with the Resolution No. 466, of December 12, 2012, and Resolution No 516, of July 03, 2016 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 reference of the manuscript.
In order to ensure that the manuscripts submitted by members of Texto & Contexto Editorial Board are reviewed without bias, they undergo a blind evaluation by the editors on the ScholarOne system. Likewise, manuscripts by authors linked to UFSC are sent to the external reviewers for a blind and bias-free evaluation.
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. The articles are available in full and free open access exclusively on the SciELO webpage.
Long-term preservation
Archiving to preserve access to the entire content of Texto & Contexto Enfermagem is carried out by means of electronic backup through SciELO, which participates in the CLOCKSS Archive for digital preservation.
Rules and instructions for submitting manuscripts
Manuscripts that do not meet the formatting set forth in Texto & Contexto rules can be submitted for initial evaluation. However, initial submission of the manuscript must follow the scientific article standard and include all the submission files necessary for review. The articles reviewed or with final acceptance will be formatted by the authors according to Texto & Contexto specific requirements (standards for the references, tables, figures, etc.).
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 bold uppercase), in the original language only; full name of each author, and active 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 must be presented on the first page, only 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 and systematic reviews must present the the registration number of the respective protocol at the end of the abstract. Prohibited items in the abstract: acronyms and citations of authors.
DescriptorsBelow 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;
  • Title 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 language7.
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 functions1-5.
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.
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.


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)
Open Science Compliance Form (Supplemental files not for review)
Proof of payment of Compliance Evaluation fee (Supplemental files for review)


Proof of payment of Compliance Evaluation fee (Supplemental files for review)

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 Compliance Evaluation Fee needs to be settled when the manuscript is submitted. The payment proof should be attached as a “Supplemental file NOT for review”. The amount is R$350.00 per manuscript. No reimbursement is possible if the manuscript is rejected, regardless of when during the evaluation and peer review process.
2 - The Publication Fee is R$1,600.00, 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 - During the evaluation process, a review of the Portuguese version will be asked, which will be the authors' responsibility.
5- Articles of invited authors and editorials are exempt from payment.
6 - The publication fee will also be applied if there is any need to publish errata.
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:Compliance Evaluation or publication.
Select the payment option: BoletoBancário.
Click “Enviarinscrição”.
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.
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Obs: the Compliance Evaluation fee will not be reimbursed for manuscripts not accepted.
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