Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Northeastern Nursing Network Journal (Rev Rene) has the mission of publishing original and unpublished works of authors from Brazil and other countries that contribute to the knowledge and development of nursing, health and related sciences. Rev Rene is published bimonthly. It publishes works that are not being evaluated in another journal simultaneously. Papers that present similarity, even in the case of part the text, figures or tables, with others already published will be excluded from the evaluation process at any stage. The authors are exclusively responsible for the truthfulness of information and quotes. Concepts, ideas and opinions expressed in the manuscripts, as well as the accuracy, suitability and source of the references are the full responsibility of the author (s), and they do not, necessarily, reflect the position of the Rene Editorial Board.

This journal complies with the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

It receives papers in English and Portuguese languages, thereby publishing in these two languages. Regarding the papers submitted in English, in this case, we will request the translation into Portuguese of the final approved version.

For this purpose, the authors should submit their paper by means of the Electronic Journal Publishing System - SEER (www.revistarene.ufc.br).


Section Policies


Política padrão de seção

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Helena Oliveira
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Article

  • Helena Oliveira
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

  • Helena Oliveira
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Experience Report

  • Helena Oliveira
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Helena Oliveira
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reflection Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case study

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Clinical trial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to the Editor

It refers to comments of the content of papers published in the journal itself. They will be accepted depending on the criterion of the Editorial Board. It should comprise one page.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Follow-up of the process of evaluation of the article

The author can follow the publishing flow of the article through the system www.revistarene.ufc.br. The decisions on the articles will be sent by e-mail and made available in the system.

Revision by pairs

The manuscript will be sent for analysis and emission of opinion by two reporters (Ad hocconsultants), researchers of established competence in the area of knowledge of the manuscript. During the whole process the secrecies and anonymity of the author(s) and reporter(s) are adopted. The analysis of the reports is made based on the Instrument of Analysis and Opinion.

The Editorial Board of the Journal has full authority on decision of the selection and publishing of the manuscript when the same present the requisites adopted for the evaluation of their scientific merit, considering their originality, priority, opportunity, clarity and knowledge of the relevant literature and adequate definition of the subject studied.

Page Proof

After the approval of the article, the page proof will be sent to the author by e-mail. The author must e-mail within 48 hours, agreeing or suggesting alterations of the version.


Publication Frequency

The Journal is bimonthly, it published one volume and six issues per year.


Open Access Policy

This Journal offers immediate free access of its content, following the principle that makes free availability of the scientific knowledge to the public and provides a greater world democratization of knowledge.



To promote the development and the exchange of relevant knowledge for all the spheres of the practice, of teaching and of the research in health and Nursing.


To publish original and unpublished works of Brazilian authors, as well as from other countries, which contribute for the knowledge and development of Nursing, health and related sciences.

Brief History

Rev Rene is published by the Universidade Federal do Ceará, under responsibility of the Departamento de Enfermagem  and of the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem (Nursing Department, Post-Graduation Program in Nursing). It had its origin in the Rede de Enfermagem do Nordeste (RENE). 

The first volume was published in the year 2000 and kept its semester periodicity until 2004. During that period, articles produced by authors of the northeastern region predominated, but with the participation of authors of other regions. In 2005, the quarterly publishing was established, reaching the first indexations in international data bases. Soon afterwards, the content became available in an open format, e-publishing. In the years 2010 and 2011, the Journal published four issues annually and one thematic issue. In 2012, it adopted the SEER system, with the publishing of five annual issues and enhanced its bases of indexation. In 2013, it became a bimonthly and bilingual publishing.


Board of Editors

Editor in Chief: Dra. Ana Fatima Carvalho Fernandes

Section Editor

Editorial Board

Technical Editor: Norma de Carvalho Linhares

Secretariat: Antônia Sampaio e Luana Monteiro


Manuscript preparation for submission


The works should be presented in Word for Windows format, printable on A4 sheet, with a line space of 1,5, margins on all sides of 2,5 cm, font size 12, Times New Roman, and paragraphs aligned to 1cm.

First page

Paper title: synthetic and objective, presented solely in the language of submission, bold font; with a maximum of 14 words, in lower case, capital letter for the first word and/or given names, centered, font size 12, Times New Roman. One should avoid using: geographic location of the research, abbreviations and identification of the type of study.

Authors: the indication of the names of the authors immediately below the paper title is limited to six and should be presented following the text, in font size 12, with capitalized first letters, separated by commas, and superscript numbers.

I.e. : Ana Fátima Carvalho Fernandes1, Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira2

Abstract: it should be structured, without acronyms, solely in the language of submission, comprising a maximum of 150 words, with objectives, methods (without period and place of study), main findings and conclusions, thereby providing a clear and concise view of the content. It should be drawn up in line space of 1,5cm, font size 12, Times New Roman, in the same sequence of the title.

Descriptors: in Portuguese and English, separated by semicolons and capitalized first letters, except for prepositions; they should accompany the abstract and fit into an amount between three and five. One should use the descriptors referred to in the “Descritores em Ciências da Saúde” - DECS/LILACS/BIREME, which are available athttp://decs.bvs.br/, and/or MESH/“Medical Subject Headings” - Index Medicus. Nomenclature of the descriptors:Descritores and Descriptors, font size 12, in bold formatting.

Notes of the authors: indication of the institution to which they are linked, city, state and country. After that, they should inform full name and address with ZIP Code of the corresponding author.

The affiliations of the authors, as well as their electronic addresses, should be expressed in Submission Metadata.


I.e.: 1Federal University of Ceará. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

Corresponding author: name of the Author

Full address, with ZIP Code and e-mail.

Text body

Text: one should not use abbreviations in the text, prioritizing its description, except for those internationally recognized. The structure required for each category of manuscript should be obeyed.

Introduction - the purpose of the introduction is to present the theoretical foundation about the object of study, besides enunciating, with the proper justifications and explanations, the desired originality, validity, purpose and applicability of the contribution to knowledge. One should avoid the mention of personal communications or unpublished materials. The objective should be placed in the last paragraph of the introduction, and each objective should be accompanied by a conclusion.

Methods - it describes the way in which the research was performed, the reasoning logic of the author in the arrangement of the procedures and techniques used to obtain the results. The statistical method and the mathematical criterion of significance of data should also be declared. One should structure as follows without sub-items: type of research design, population (explaining the selection criteria), sample size calculation, measurement instrument (with information about the validity and accuracy), data collection and analysis. In the cases of research involving human beings, one should finish with the following sentence: the study met the formal requirements contained in the regulatory national and international standards of research involving human beings.

Results - description of what was obtained in the research, and it is exclusive of the researcher, without quotes, comments or personal interpretations (subjective).

Discussion - it should present a critical appraisal of the author, the new and important aspects of the study and the explanation about the meaning of the obtained results and their limitations, relating them to other studies. The language obeys a critical style, and the verb appears in the past. The essence of the discussion is the interpretation of the obtained results and their relationship with the existing knowledge, in such a way as to achieve a conclusion. One should start the discussion explaining the limits of the results, reminding that the limit is given by the chosen method. In the second paragraph, one should explain the contribution of the results of this study and its practical applicability.

Note: The works should present the results separated from the discussion.

Conclusion/Final Considerations – it should present a simple and direct writing, with clear phrases, thereby demonstrating the compliance with the proposed objective. In the case of more than one objective, there should be a conclusion for each objective. No other comment should be included in the conclusion. This section should not have quotes.

Thanks - this is an optional item. It can include people involved, provided that they are not configured as authors or institutions. In the case of financial support of an institution, one should inform the case number.

Collaborations - this is a compulsory item. One should inform about the following aspects: 1. Design and project or analysis and interpretation of data; 2. Wording of the paper or relevant critical review of the intellectual content; 3. Final approval of the version to be published. These three conditions should be fully met.

References - the references of printed and/or electronic documents should follow the Vancouver Style, drawn by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, available at the website http://www.icmje.org/. The alignment of the references should be conducted by the justified margin. The journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus and International Nursing Index. For journals that are not inserted in this website, one should use the abbreviations of the National Union Catalog of Serials (CCN), which belongs to IBICT, available athttp://ccn.ibict.br/busca.jsf, and the Portal of Scientific Journals on Health Sciences of VHL, available athttp://portal.revistas.bvs.br. The references are used to convince the reader about the validity of the presented facts and arguments. When suitably chosen, they provide greater credibility to the work. Remark: one should prioritize the mention of updated references, that is to say, published in the last five years, considering the time of manuscript submission.

  • The references should be taken from scientific journals indexed in national and international databases that were fully consulted by the author and that have direct and relevant relationship with the matter in question;
  • One should not include references that cannot be recovered in the original by the reader, such as theses and dissertations, term papers and other inaccessible sources (handouts, annals, etc.) or works of reduced scientific expression, in the list. The current reference, in other words, the mention of recent works, with less than five years, is essential in original papers;
  • In the text, the quotes should be consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals, in brackets, superscript and without mention of the names of the authors. I.e.:(1). when dealing with a sequential quote, one should separate the numbers by a dash (i.e. 1-6); when intercalated, one should use commas (i.e. 2,6,10);
  • The references should be presented without bold, italics or emphasis;
  • The references to papers published in Latin American journals and that have English version should be mentioned with the title in English;
  • One should not include more than 20 references and less than 15.

In the list at the end:

Authors: one should mention up to six authors, separated by commas, starting with the surname, with only the first letter in capitalized format, followed by the first letters of forenames and other surnames, without point or any other connective element among them. I.e.: Vasconcelos FF, and not Vasconcelos, F. F. For references with more than six authors, one should list the first six accompanied by et al, separated them by commas.

Pages: one should eliminate tens or hundreds that are repeated. I.e.:  One should use 43-8, and not 43-48. The placement of the page in the quote should be as follows: the number of the author followed by colon and page number. I.e.:  (1:15).

Notes: one should transcribe in the language of the work data such as: “Available in”, “cited year month day” [cited 2014 Jan. 20th]; English: “Available from” and “cited year month day” [cited 2014 Jan. 20th] etc.

Constituent elements

Speeches: in qualitative studies, the speeches should be presented in italics, without square brackets and quotes, with a dot after the identification of the interviewee, font size 10, and following the paragraph. One should not use italics in the identification of the interviewee.

Tables: the number is limited to three, regarding the whole. They should have concise titles (without present place and year of the study); they should be consecutively numbered, with Arabic numerals, in the sequence that they are cited in the text. One should not use vertical or horizontal inner lines. The explanatory notes should appear at the bottom of the tables, and not in the title or header. They must be presented in black and white, without shading, and within the text itself. One should format with the Word tool “insert table”, using font size 12, Times New Roman. One should not exceed one page.

Figures: figures are recognized as charts, graphs, drawings and pictures; they should have been drawn or taken by professionals or demonstrate excellent digital print quality. They should be consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence that they are cited in the text. The illustrations should be clear enough to allow their reproduction. We will not allow that the content of the graphics is the same as that of the tables. The legends of figures, symbols, numbers and other signs need to be identified and described with regard to their meaning. If the authors opt for using previously published illustrations, they should send a written authorization request for their reproduction. They should be in black and white. The titles should be presented below the illustrations.

Abbreviations and symbols: One should not use them, opting for describing them, except for those internationally recognized.

Footnotes: one should not use them.

Examples of references

1. Standard paper

Moreira RP, Araújo TL, Pagliuca LMF. Physical mobility of stroke patients in the home: a proposed concept. Rev Rene. 2013; 14(5):920-8.

2. Without indication of authorship

Dyspnea and pain in the left lower limb in a 52-year-old male patient. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2000; 75(6):28-32.

3. With more than six authors

Duckworth W, Abraira C, Moritz T, Reda D, Emanuele N, Reaven P, et al. Glucose control and vascular complications in veterans with type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2009; 360(2):129-39.

4. Institution as Author

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Achieving weight and activity goals among diabetes prevention program lifestyle participants. Hypertension. 2002; 40(5):679-86.

5. Volume with supplement

Gérvas J. Atención primaria, de la teoría a la práctica. Cad Saúde Pública. 2008; 24(supl 1):24-6.

6. Editorials

Kerr LRFS, Kendall C. Qualitative research in health [editorial]. Rev Rene. 2013; 14(6):1061-3.

7. Individual as author

Herdman TH. NANDA International nursing diagnoses: definitions and classification, 2012-2014. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell; 2012.

8. Organizer, Editor, Coordinator as author

Nietsche EA, Teixeira E, Medeiros HP, organizadores. Tecnologias cuidativo-educacionais: uma possibilidade para o empoderamento do (a) enfermeiro (a). Porto Alegre: Moriá; 2014.

9. Book chapters

Pagliuca LMF, Rebouças CBA, Sampaio AFA. Tecnologias educativas para pessoas com deficiência visual. In: Nietsche EA, Teixeira E, Medeiros HP, organizadores. Tecnologias cuidativo-educacionais: uma possibilidade para o empoderamento do (a) enfermeiro (a). Porto Alegre: Moriá; 2014. p. 181-96.

10. Paper in electronic format

Moreira RP, Araujo TL, Cavalcante TF, Oliveira ARS, Holanda GF, Morais HCC et al. Cuidador de cliente com acidente vascular encefálico: associação com diagnósticos de enfermagem. Rev Eletr Enf [periódico na Internet]. 2010 [citado 2015 jan. 13]; 12(3): 425-30. Disponível em:http://www.fen.ufg.br/revista/v12/n3/v12n3a02.htm

11. Legal Documents

Ministério da Saúde (BR). Conselho Nacional de Saúde, Comissão Nacional de Ética em Pesquisa. Resolução nº 466 de 12 de dezembro de 2012: aprova as diretrizes e normas regulamentadoras de pesquisa envolvendo seres humanos. Brasília: Ministério da Saúde; 2012.

Submission of manuscripts

The submissions of papers should be compulsorily conducted by electronic way, according to the instructions published in the website:http://periodicos.ufc.br/index.php/rene/index

Address: Alexandre Baraúna Street, 1115, Rodolfo Teófilo Neighborhood, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. ZIP Code: 60430-160

Phone number: + 55 85 3366-8453

E-mail: rene@ufc.br

Website: www.revistarene.ufc.br


Instruction for submission

The submission must be exclusively preceded through the system (www.revistarene.ufc.br). Follow Tutorial SEER for submission. The corresponding author must be added as author, go to item New Submission, and conclude the four steps of submission: transference of the original article (Step 1); Metadata – information of all the authors, title and abstract of the article (Step 2); transference of the supplementary documents, documentation required at the time of submission (Step 3); and conclusion of submission (Step 4).

Submissions sent through mail or e-mail will not be accepted.


Documents for submission

The required notices at the act of submission must be printed, signed, scanned and includded in Supplementary Document. Document with pasted signatures will not be accepted.

At the act of submission of the manuscript, the following documents must be enclosed in the online system in Supplementary Documents, as follows:

Copy of the document of approval of the Committee of Ethic, digitalized in jpg or pdf format;

Notice of conflict of interests (all the authors must sign this document);

Notice of responsibility and transfer of copyright This must be signed directly in the document, digitalized in jpg or pdf format;

Notice on Ethical Aspects. For articles that do not involve human beings;

The proof of payment referring to the submission fee;

Checklist duly filled in


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Viviane Zeppelini

Graduated in Languages (Bachelor’ degree in Portuguese and French) by Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and attending a post-graduation degree course in Rhetoric and Argumentation at the Centro Universitário de Araraquara. She was the coordinator of the Departamento de Revisão do Departamento de Revisão da  Zeppelini Editorial e Comunicação from 2006 to 2011. She has worked as text reviser, translator and freelancer publishing produc.er since 2009, with experience in scientific journals in the area of health.