ISSN 0102-6933 printed version
ISSN 1983-1447online version



Basic information

The Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem (RGE), created in 1976 by the Nursing School College of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), had as its main goal to provide the nurses in the South of Brazil a place for the publication of their studies.  It was the fourth Nursing journal in the country and the first in the region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. RGE appeared after the Revista Brazileira de Enfermagem(Nursing Brazilian Journal), Enfermagem em Novas Dimensões(Nursing in New Dimensions, currently not available) and Revista da Escola de Enfermagem(Journal of the Nursing School) of the University of São Paulo. This journal was linked to the Department of Professional Assistance and Guidance of the Nursing School, being adopted in 1982 by the Direction of the Nursing School.

The online version was first launched in May, 2008, with the use of the SEER (OJS) platform, adopted by UFRGS (, where the complete collection is available from vol.1, 1976. In 2010, RGE was included in the electronic library SciELO ( and as of 2018 (v.39) it started being published in rolling pass mode, exclusively online (e-ISSN 1983-1447), having as its main goal to contribute in the dissemination of knowledge in the health care field, publishing scientific articles relevant for national and international Nursing.

RGE is in process of adhering to open science principles to optimize the process of dissemination of knowledge.

RGE is classified in Nursing in the A2 level of Qualis Reference which consists of the procedures created by the Coordination of Higher-Level Personal Improvement (CAPES) for the stratification of the quality of intellectual production of post-graduate programs.

Besides being available on SEER and SciELO ( platforms, RGE has its collection preserved on IBICT's Cariniana Network (Brazilian Network of Digital Preservation Services), associated with Stanford University's LOCKSS Program (LotsOf Copies KeepStuff Safe), and LUME - Digital Repository of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (, which ensures its integrity and reliable and permanent access to its content.

Its abbreviated title is Rev Gaúcha Enferm, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic notes.



International Indexation

  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)
  • CUIDEN (Base de datos de Enfermería da Fundación Cuiden)
  • International Nursing Index
  • LILACS: (Literatura Latino-americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde)
  • LAPTOC (Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents)
  • LatIndex (Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal)
  • MEDLINE/PubMed
  • MEDLINE Complete - EBSCOhost Research Databases
  • Scielo Citation Index

National Indexation

  • BDENF (Base de Dados de Enfermagem)
  • BVS Enfermagem (Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde - Enfermagem)
  • SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online
  • Portal de Periódicos da Capes
  • Rev@Enf - Portal de Revistas de Enfermagem

Participation in collective catalogues/directories

  • CCN (Catálogo Coletivo Nacional de Publicações Periódicas - IBICT)
  • Diadorim - Diretório das Políticas Editoriais das Revistas Científicas Brazileiras
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Portal de Revistas Científicas em Ciências da Saúde
  • SHERPA/RoMEO - Publisher Copyright Policies &Self-archiving


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