Focus and Scope

Rev Rene publishes works that are not being concurrently reviewed by another journal. Articles that present similarities, even if only in part of the text, images, or tables, will be excluded from the review process at any stage. The veracity of given information and citations is solely the responsibility of the authors. Concepts, ideas and opinions present in the works, as well as the accuracy, adequacy and origin of the bibliographic references also are solely the responsibility of the authors, and they not reflect, necessarily, the opinion of the Editorial Board.

We clarify that the Rene Journal will accept manuscripts from preprint repositories ( for the peer review process and supports open science with data deposit in national databases (Open Data).


Promote the development and sharing of relevant knowledge for all spheres of practice, education and research in health and Nursing.


To publish original and unprecedented studies of authors from Brazil and other countries that contribute to the knowledge and advance of Nursing, health and related sciences.

Brief History

Rev Rene is edited by the Universidade Federal do Ceará, under the responsibility of the Nursing Department and the Graduate Nursing Program. It has its origins in the Rede de Enfermagem do Nordeste (RENE).

The first volume was edited in 2000 and had a semiannual periodicity until 2004. During this time, articles written by authors from the Northeast region prevailed, but with some participation from authors from other regions. In 2005, a quarterly frequency was established, conquering the first indexing in international databases. After, the content was electronically published in the open format. In the years of 2010 and 2011, the journal published four annual issues and one thematic issue. In 2012, it adopted the OJS platform, allowing publishing 5 issues and expanding its presence in other indexes. In 2013, the journal became bimonthly with bilingual versions of the articles. In 2018, the rolling pass publication style was adopted and the journal became member of the Universidade Federal do Ceará's Journal Portal.

Privacy Statement

The names and addresses shared with the journal will exclusively be used for services rendered by this publication, and they will not be made available for other purposes or third parties.

Peer Review Process

The chosen review method is the Double Blind, where the identities of authors and reviewers are omitted.


Rev Rene works with more than 150 external reviewers to ensure the quality of its review process.

Peer Review Process

The manuscript will be submitted for review and appraisal by two reviewers (Ad hoc Reviewers), researchers with an established competence in the knowledge area of the manuscript. During the review process, confidentiality and anonymity are adopted for both the author(s) and reviewer(s). The analysis performed by the reviewers is based on the journal's own instrument, available on the submission system.

The Editorial Board of the Journal has full decision-making authority regarding the selection and publication of manuscripts, which present the requirements adopted for the evaluation of scientific merit, considering their originality, priority, timeliness, clarity and knowledge of the relevant literature and adequate definition of the research topic.

How to follow the review process of submitted articles

Authors can follow the editorial flow of their submissions directly in the system. Editorial decisions will be made available in it and by email.


The journal adopts the rolling pass publication method since 2018.

Open Access Policy

Rev Rene has Open Access to its content, following the principle that making scientific knowledge available to the public, free of charge, enhances democratization of knowledge worldwide. Therefore, there is no cost to download files.

Archival Policy

Rev Rene applies the LOCKSS system.

Open Journal Systems supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure a secure and permanent archive for journal content.

Sources of Indexing

BDENF - Base de Dados em Enfermagem

BVS - Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde

CINAHL - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

CUIDEN - Base de Datos Bibliográfica de la Fundación Index

DIADORIM - Diretório de Políticas de Acesso Aberto das Revistas Científicas Brasileiras  


DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals

EBSCO publishing


Google Scholar

LATINDEX - Sistema regional de información en línea para revistas científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal

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

MIAR - Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals

PERIÓDICA - Índice de Revistas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias

Portal Brasileiro de Publicações Científicas em Acesso Aberto (Portal oasisbr)

Portal Periódicos CAPES

REDIB - Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico

RedEdit - Red Iberoamericana de Edición Científica en Enfermería

Ren@Enf - Portal de Revistas de Enfermagem

Sherpa Romeo 

WoS - Emerging Source Citation Index (ESCI)


Intelectual Property

In order to provide open acess to its articles, Rev Rene adopts the Creative Commons License - CC BY 4.0

This license allows others to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon a work – even commercially – as long as they mention the original creation to the author and give to Rev Rene proper publishing credits. It is recommended to maximize the dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Funding Source

Universidade Federal do Ceará