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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • A contribuição é original e inédita, e não está sendo avaliada para publicação por outra revista; caso contrário, deve-se justificar em "Comentários ao editor".
  • O arquivo da submissão está em formato Microsoft Word, OpenOffice ou RTF.
  • URLs para as referências foram informadas quando possível.
  • O texto está em espaço simples; usa uma fonte de 12-pontos; emprega itálico em vez de sublinhado (exceto em endereços URL); as figuras e tabelas estão inseridas no texto, não no final do documento na forma de anexos.
  • O texto segue os padrões de estilo e requisitos bibliográficos descritos em Diretrizes para Autores, na página Sobre a Revista.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should respect official spelling rules. Paper format A4, 1.5cm lining, font Times New Roman 12 and 2.5cm margins on all sides.

Identification page: should contain the manuscript title (maximum 16 words) in Portuguese, English and Spanish, without abbreviations and initials: name(s) of author(s), indicating their function, affiliation, degrees and professional titles, address (city, state and country) for correspondence purposes, including e-mail, preferably institutional, and telephone, in footnotes. If the paper is based on a dissertation or thesis, indicate the title, institution and year of defense.

  • Citations - the numerical system should be used to identify the authors mentioned, according to their order of citation in the text. The numbers identifying the authors should be superscribed and between parentheses. If sequential, the first and last should be indicated, separated by a hyphen, e.g.: (1-4); when interspersed, numbers should be separated by a comma, e.g.: (2,6,8).
  • Footnotes - should be indicated by an asterisk, starting on each page and kept to a minimum.
  • Statements - phrases or paragraphs the research subjects said need to follow the same rule as citations in terms of quotation marks and indentation (4cm beyond margins), but in italics. Identifications are coded according to the author, between parentheses.
  • Illustrations - tables, charts and figures should be accompanied by a short title, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, in the order mentioned in the text and limited to a maximum of 5. Except for tables and charts, all illustrations should be called figures. Tables should only include fundamental data, avoiding very long tables, not using horizontal or vertical gridlines. Explanatory notes should be placed as footnotes to tables, instead of in the headnote or title. When the table or figure is extracted from another publication, the original source should be mentioned.
  • Figures (pictures, drawings, graphs etc.) - will be published solely in black and white, without subject identification, unless accompanied by written permission for scientific dissemination. Figures should not repeat data already written in tables.
  • Appendices and attachments - should be avoided.
  • Acknowledgements - contributions by people who intellectually contributed to the study through scientific advice, critical review, data collection, among others, without qualifying for authorship, should be included under "Acknowledgements", at the end of the manuscript, provided that they have given their formal permission. Institutions that provided support, technical assistance and other forms of help can also be mentioned.
  • Errata: after the manuscript has been published, if authors identify the need for errata, these should be immediately forwarded to the Revista's Secretary by e-mail.

Abstract: should be presented in Portuguese (resumo), English (abstract) and Spanish (resumen), contain up to 150 words (maximum 900 characters), expressing the research aim, method, results and conclusions.

Descriptors: between three and six descriptors should be indicated to identify the manuscript topic, following the abstract's language: Portuguese (Descritores), English (Descriptors) and Spanish (Descriptores), taken from the DeCS (Descritores em Ciências da Saúde) vocabulary, elaborated by BIREME and/or (MeSH) Medical Subject Headings, elaborated by the NLM (National Library of Medicine).

References: References to print and electronic documents should be standardized according to "Vancouver" Style, elaborated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), updated in 2009, available at ( Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE ( The number of references should not exceed 22. Only publications strictly relevant for the research problem should be included, avoiding an excessive number of references in the same citation. The list at the end of the manuscript should be consecutively numbered and authors should be mentioned in their order of appearance in the text.

Authors are fully responsible for the exactness of references.

Papers published in Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP should preferably be cited in English, in the online version, as from 2009.

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