Mission and policy

The journal Texto & Contexto Enfermagem offers a room for reflection and further elaboration of knowledge on issues related to the practice, teaching and research in health and nursing, in Brazil and internationally.

The journal is published every three months in the Rolling Pass modality. Manuscripts are accepted in Portuguese, English or Spanish, in the categories original article, reflection, experience report and review. Contributions intended to disseminate unpublished original research results are prioritized for publication. Special issues are published on the Board of Directors and Associated Editors’ judgment. All manuscripts are published in two versions, one of them in English, to cover as many readers as possible worldwide.

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem complies with theCode of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors do Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/).

The editorial policy of Texto & Contexto Enfermagemdeparts from strict indexation and editing quality criteria; from management accountability shared among the Board of Directors, Editorial Coordination and Editing Committee; and from strict and constructive peer review, preserving the anonymity of authors and reviewers.

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem supports the clinical trial registration policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Therefore, only clinical research manuscripts with an identification number in one of the Clinical Trial Registries validated according to the WHO and ICMJE criteria will be accepted for publication. The identification number should be registered at the end of the abstract.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should comply with its editorial policy and instructions for authors, which follow the EQUATOR network and the ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (http://www.icmje.org).

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem advocates for initiatives to improve the presentation of scientific research results through incentives for the authors to use international guidelines to prepare reports on randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, observational studies in epidemiology and qualitative studies.

The public confidence in the peer review process and the credibility of the manuscripts published partially depend on how the conflict of interest is administered in the writing, peer review and editorial decision making. Conflicts of interest can be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. Financial relationships, such as employment, consulting, stock ownership or expert opinions are easier to identify as conflicts of interest and have a greater chance of damaging the credibility of the journal, the authors and science itself. Nevertheless, conflicts can arise for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition and international passion.

 The authors are responsible for acknowledging and revealing conflicts of interest that can influence their work, so that the Board of Directors can decide on the manuscript. The authors should inform on the funding and other financial or personal links regarding their work, if that is the case. The authors should inform on financial relations or any other kind of bonds that can entail conflicts of interest in individual statements (automatic in the ScholarOne system).

 The journal is entitled to the copyright of all manuscripts published. Full or partial reproduction in any other printed or electronic media is prohibited without the previous authorization of the journal Texto & Contexto Enfermagem.

Manuscripts submitted to Texto & Contexto Enfermagem should not have been forwarded to or published simultaneously in any other journal. If publication or simultaneous submission to another journal is identified in any of the phases of the submission process, the manuscript will be removed from the evaluation and analysis process.

Texto & Contexto Enfermagem discourages the submission of original articles whose data collection goes back more than four years and of reviews whose data collection goes back more than one year. The authors are solely responsible for the veracity of the information and the bibliographic citations.

Errata and Retraction Policy.

The request of modifications of any information by authors, will be accepted up to one month after the publication. Information, suggestions and/or complaints should be forwarded to the e-mai textoecontexto@contato.ufsc and will be analyzed and answered by the editorial board.