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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.
  • The contribution is original and unpublished, and it is not under evaluation for publishing by another journal.
  • All the text is formatted in Times New Roman, font 12, 1.5cm space between lines and spacing of 0pt before and after. The four margins of 2.5cm, paper A4 and paragraphs 1cm. The pages are numbered from the Introduction. Pictures and Tables are in the text. The file of the submission is in Microsoft Word format and without identifying the authors.
  • The abstracts is presented only in the language of submission, in Times New Roman, font 10 and simple space. It must not exceed the limit of 150.The descriptors are below the abstract in two languages English / Portuguese with the name and Descriptors and Descriptors. Limited from 3 to 6, separated by semicolon and with capital initials, except for the prepositions, according to DeCS.
  • The text does not present acronyms, prioritizing their description, except for the ones which are internationally recognized. Furthermore, it follows the standards of style and requirement of formatting described in Guidelines for Authors.
  • The title is presented only in the language of submission must have a maximum of 14 words, in lowercase, that is, only the initial words use capital letters, and with proper names, without geographical location study.
  • The titles of the sections of the articles are typed in lowercase, only the initials use capital letters, and in bold: Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (optional), Collaborations and References
  • The article is within the limits of pages and references preconized for each section of the journal.
  • It does not have the names of the authors in the text; they were substituted by their numerical codification, superscript, with parenthesis and without space between the last word and the parenthesis. It avoids the use of expressions such as according to … etc.
  • The references follow the Vancouver style, according to the model exposed in the Guidelines of Publishing.
  • The statements must be accorded to the models available in the Guidelines for authors, signed by all the authors. These were printed, signed, scanned and included in a Supplementary Document. Documents with pasted signatures are not accepted.
  • In the case of Articles of Research, the document of approval of the committee of ethical in research as digitalized document, enclosed as supplementary file is sent.
  • The Checklist is sent filled in as supplementary document.
  • The proof of payment referent of fees of evaluation, in the amount of R$200.00, as supplementary document, after the pre-analysis approval of the manuscript. This amount can also be paid directly in the Secretary of the Journal.
  • Adhesion to the cost of translation of the article into English after approval.

Author Guidelines

Basic Guidelines and Ethical Aspects

Rev Rene accepts articles written in Portuguese, English and Spanish, publishing them in these languages. For submissions in English and Spanish languages, the Portuguese version of the approved manuscripts will be requested.

This journal follows the procedures from Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/). Rev Rene applies the standard procedures from the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (Vancouver Style) (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/).

Ethical precepts of research involving humans or animal experimentation must be respected. Publication of articles with results involving human beings is subject to compliance with the ethical principles from the Declaration of Helsinki (1964, reformulated in 1975, 1983, 1989, 1996, 2000 and 2008), developed by the World Medical Association. Authors must follow specific legislation regarding research with humans or animal experimentation from the country in which the study was developed. The ethical aspects must be mentioned in the last paragraph of the Methods section of the article. The Research Ethics Committee approval protocol number must be stated in the manuscript. A copy of the approval protocol number issued by a research ethics committee must be attached.

All articles must be submitted with a copy of approval issued by a Research Ethics Committee in cases of research involving human beings (except public domain data), according to the norms of the Brazilian Resolution n. 466/2012, which was developed by the Brazilian National Health Council, or equivalent council from the country in which the research was developed. Trial type studies must have the Clinical Trials Approval Registry number (http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br), which must be submitted to this journal. In cases of research involving animals, the approval of the Animal Use Ethics Committee must be submitted.

Data collection: Maximum of 5 years.


Submissions to this journal must be original and unpublished and should not be evaluated for publication by another journal.

Average publication times from receipt to publication: Three months.


Avoiding academic plagiarism according to the Code of Conduc and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is the responsibility of the authors. Copying a study or part of it, from another author, or even from your own publication, is classified as unacceptable fraud and dishonesty. Please, do not use ideas and words from others without acknowledging the source of information. Check out the following website for more details http://www.dsce.fee.unicamp.br/~antenor/Plagio.pdf. Rev Rene uses iThenticate software to find similar texts and identify plagiarism and self-plagiarism (http://www.ithenticate.com/).


The concept of authorship is based on the substantial contribution of each of the people listed as authors. Authorship criteria should be based on the deliberations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org), which states that recognition of authorship must be based on a substantial contribution related to the following aspects: (1) Conception and design or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) Drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (3) Final approval of the version to be published. These three conditions must be fully met. Those designated as authors must meet the authorship criteria. The maximum number of authors is seven. The inclusion of a name whose contribution does not meet the above criteria is not justified. People who had technical or general support have to be cited in the Acknowledgments section. Authors must provide their ORCID registration number (http://orcid.org).

Conflict of interest

Authors and reviewers must disclose any conflict of interest existing during the development of the study.

Manuscript Preparation for Submission

Formatting Guide

Manuscripts have to be written in Word for Windows format, for printing on A4 paper, with 1.5 spacing, margin of 2.5 cm in each side, font size 12, using Times New Roman, and paragraphs aligned with 1 cm.

Title Page

Article Title: synthetic, objective and presented only in the submission language, in bold; with no more than 14 words, lower case, capital letter for first word and/or first names, centered, font size 12, and using Times New Roman. Please, avoid using geographical location of research, abbreviations, and identification of study type.

Authors: the name of the authors have to be placed just below the title of the article, is limited to seven and must be in the sequence of the text, in size 12, capital letters, separated by commas, with superscript numbers. Example: Ana Fátima Carvalho Fernandes1, Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira2

Provide the ORCID registration number for all authors on the Title Page and in the system.

Authors' institutional affiliations: institution to which authors have affiliation with city, state, and country. After affiliations, the name and full address of the corresponding author with zip code must be presented.

Example: 1Universidade Federal do Ceará. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
Corresponding author: Author's name
Full address: provide zip code and email address

Manuscript extracted from dissertation or thesis: must be indicated by an asterisk, in footnote, with the title, year and institution.

Acknowledgments: optional item. It may include institutions or people not classified as authors. In case of financial support from institution, provide grant number.

Collaborations: mandatory item. Authors must provide the following information: (1) Conception and design or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) Drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (3) Final approval of the version to be published. These three conditions must be fully met.

Main Document

It must have title, abstract with descriptors and body of the manuscript (do not provide any authors' identification).

Article Title: short and objective, providing only the version in the language of the submitted version, in bold. Maximum of 14 words in lower case.

Abstract: it must be written without acronyms, in the submission language only, and having a maximum of 150 words, structured in Objective, Methods (without study period and setting), Results and Conclusions, providing clear and concise overview of the research. It must be written using 1.5 cm spacing, with font size 12, using Times New Roman.

Descriptors: they have to be written in Portuguese and English languages, separated by semicolons and capitalized, except for prepositions. They must follow the abstract, respecting the number from three to five. Please, use descriptors from the “Descriptors in Health Sciences" - DECS/LILACS/BIREME, available at http://decs.bvs.br/ or MESH/ “Medical Subject Headings” - created by the National Library of Medicine. Nomenclature of the descriptors: Descriptors and Descritores, font size 12, in bold.

Text: Do not use acronyms in the text, prioritize their description, except for those internationally recognized. The structure required for each manuscript category must be followed.

Introduction: the purpose of introduction is to present the theoretical foundation on the topic of study and to state, with the appropriate justifications and explanations, the originality and validity, purpose and applicability of the contribution to the scientific knowledge. Avoid citing personal communications or unpublished materials. The objective must be placed in the last paragraph of the Introduction section and each objective have to be addressed in the Conclusion section.

Methods: it describes how the research was developed, the logic of the author's reasoning in ordering the procedures and techniques applied to obtain the results. The statistical method and the mathematical criterion of data significance must also be stated. It have to be written without sub-items, as follows: research type, population (stating selection criteria), sample size calculation, data collection instrument (with information on validity and accuracy), data collection process (last five years), and data analysis. In case of research involving human subjects, authors must provide the number of approval protocol issued by a Research Ethics Committee and the Certificate of Presentation for Ethical Appreciation (CAAE), and state the research was conducted according to the required ethical standards.

Results: description of what was found in the research, being exclusive to the researcher, without citations or comments or personal (subjective) interpretations.

Discussion: : it must have the author's critical appreciation, the new and important aspects of the research, and the explanation of the meaning of the results and their limitations, as well as the relationships between the study findings and those from other studies. Writing has to follow a critical style and the verbs must be written in the past tense. The essence of the Discussion section is the interpretation of results found by the authors and their relationship with previous knowledge, in order to reach a conclusion. Please, begin the Discussion section by explaining the limitations of the study, which are consequences from the chosen method. In the second paragraph, please explain the contribution of the study and its practical applicability.

Conclusion: it has to be written in a clear, simple and direct sentence, demonstrating the fulfillment of the proposed objective. In case of more than one objective, there must be a conclusion for each objective. No other comments should be included in the Conclusion section and it must not have citations.

References: Research Articles: maximum of 20 and minimum of 15 references; and Review Articles: maximum of 30 references.

Attention: manuscripts must have the results separated from the Discussion section.

Citations of references in the text: in the text, citations should be consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals, between parentheses, superscript and without mentioning the name of the authors. Example: (1). When it has sequential citation, separate numbers by dash (example (1-6)). When interspersed, use comma (example (2,6,10)).

Citations of references at the end of the text: Follow the Vancouver Style, available at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html.  Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE http://www.nlm.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html). For journals not included on the previous website, authors have to use the abbreviations from the National Collective Catalog of Serial Publications (CCN), from the IBICT, available at: http://ccn.ibict.br/busca.jsf, and the Health Science Journals Portal from the Virtual Health Library (VHL), available at: http://portal.revistas.bvs.br. References are used to convince the reader of the validity of the facts and arguments presented. When properly chosen, references provide greater credibility to the article. Attention: priority should be given to citation of updated references, published in the last five years, considering the period of manuscript submission.

Grey Literature: in the reference list, do not include references that cannot be retrieved from the original by the reader, such as theses and dissertations, undergraduate thesis and other inaccessible sources (handouts, proceedings, etc.) or works of limited scientific impact. Citation of recent articles, less than five years old, is essential for original articles.

References must be cited from scientific journals indexed in national and international databases and have a direct and relevant relationship with the researched topic.

References must be presented without bold, italic or underlined text.

References of articles published in Latin American journals that have an English version must be cited in the English language.

At the end of the article:

Authors: please cite up to six authors, separated by comma, entering by surname, with only the initial capital letter, followed by the initials of first names and other surnames, with no period or any other connecting element between them. Example: Vasconcelos FF, and not Vasconcelos, F. de F. For references with more than six authors, list the first six followed by et al., separating them by comma.

Pages: it is not necessary to use dozen or hundred repeated. Example: use 43-8, and not 43-48. Please write page number in citation and author number followed by colon and page number. Example: (1:15).

Attention: use “Available from” and [cited Jan 20, 2020] in the reference list.

Illustration Items

Speeches: in qualitative studies, speeches must be presented in italics, without square brackets and quotation marks, with a period after the identification of the participant, size 10, and following the paragraph. Do not use italic marks to identify participants.

Tables: maximum of three tables. They must have concise titles (inform location and year of study), numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, in the order in which they are cited in the text, and do not use vertical or horizontal internal lines. Explanatory notes must appear in table footers, not in title or header. Tables must be in black and white, without shading and not separated from the main document. Format with Word tool "insert table". Use font size 12 and Times New Roman. Do not exceed one page.

Figures: includes pictures, graphs, drawings, and photographs. They must have been professionally designed or photographed or demonstrate excellent digital print quality and must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in the order they are cited in the text. Illustrations must be clear enough to allow reproduction. The contents of the graphs are not allowed to be the same presented in the tables. Figure captions, symbols, numbers, and other signs need to be identified and described for their meaning. If authors choose to use illustrations already published, they must send written permission for their reproduction. Figures must be in black and white. Titles should be presented below the illustrations.

Funding: inform the name of the public or private institutions that have provided financial support. This information must be on the title page and in the submission system.

Abbreviations and Symbols: must not to be used. Choose to describe them, except the internationally recognized ones.

Footnotes: must not be used.

Examples of Reference Citations

1. Standard articles with DOI

Melo GM, Cardoso MVLML. Pain in preterm newborns submitted to music and 25% glucose intervention. Rev Rene. 2017; 18(1):3-10. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.2017000100002

2. Articles with no author indication

Dyspnea and pain in the left lower limb in a 52-year-old male patient. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2000; 75(6):28-32. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2000001200008

3. Articles with more than six authors

Teixeira CC, Boaventura RP, Souza ACS, Paranaguá TTB, Bezerra ALQ, Bachion MM, et al. Vital signs measurement: an indicator of safe care delivered to elderly patients. Texto Contexto Enferm. 2015; 24(4):1071-8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0104-0707201500003970014

4. Articles whose author is an organization

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Achieving weight and activity goals among diabetes prevention program lifestyle participants. Hypertension. 2002; 40(5):679-86.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/oby.2004.179

5. Articles in a volume with supplement

Andrade ACS, Peixoto SV, Friche AAL, Goston JL, César CC, Xavier CC, et al. Social context of neighborhood and socioeconomic status on leisure-time physical activity in a Brazilian urban center: The BH Health Study. Cad Saúde Pública. 2015; 31(Suppl 1):136-47. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102-311X00069514

6. Editorials

Miranda FAN, Mendes FRP. Within the urgent and emergency settings: the suicidal ideation of nurses [editorial]. Rev Rene. 2018; 19:e3382. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.2018193382

7. Standard books with a personal 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 chapter

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. Electronic article

Menezes FG, Abreu RM, Itria A. Cost-effectiveness analysis of paricalcitol versus calcitriol for the treatment of SHPT in dialytic patients from the SUS perspective. J Bras Nefrol [Internet]. 2016 [cited Dec 12, 2018];38(3):313-9. Available from: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/jbn/v38n3/0101-2800-jbn-38-03-0313.pdf

11. Institution as author

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.

Manuscript Submission http://periodicos.ufc.br/rene/about/submissions

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically, according to the instructions published on the following website:


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How to Submit a Manuscript

Submissions must be made exclusively via (www.periodicos.ufc.br/rene). Please follow the Tutorial OJS during the submission process.

Submission Documents

Statement forms required during the submission process must be printed, signed, scanned and included in the Supplementary Document option. Statement forms with pasted signatures will not be accepted. Upon approval of a manuscript, Rev Reve is the only copyright owner.

When submitting manuscripts, the following documents must be attached to the online system:

Copy of a proof of approval of the research project by the Ethics Committee, scanned in jpg or pdf format;

Declaration of conflict of interest (all authors must sign this document);

Declaration of Responsibility for Authorship and Transfer of Copyrights, signed directly on the document, scanned in jpg or pdf format;

Declaration of research not involving human participants. Only when a research does not involve human beings;

Proof of payment of assessment fee;

Checklist properly completed.

Checklist for Integrative Review

Publication costs

Articles with all authors from institutions outside Brazil do not need to pay any assessment and publication fees.

Submission fee
There will be no submission fee.

Evaluation fee: 200.00 (BRL)

The evaluation fee is settled after the pre-analysis approval of the manuscript and after the corrections requested in the checklist are made within the deadline. If your manuscript is rejected, you will not be refunded.

Publication fee: 800.00 (BRL)

Fees shall be paid through bank transfers/deposits to Associação Cearense de Estudos e Pesquisas/Rev Rene

Payment information:
Bank agency:1369-2

Account: 114684-X
Banco do Brasil
Federal Tax Identification Number: 01921606/0001-22 ACEP/Rev Rene

Portuguese Language Review
When the article is approved for publication, the authors should provide the revision of the Portuguese Language, according to the guidelines of the Journal.


Translation into English should be provided in accordance with the guidelines of the Journal.

Approved manuscripts submitted in English or Spanish must be professionally reviewed.

Revision and translation costs are the responsibility of the authors.

Guideline to text presentation

The texts of the articles must follow the guidelines of the Equator Network according to the type of study carried out:

For all types of studies, use the Revised Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE 2.0 – checklist) guideline.

For randomized clinical trial, use the follow CONSORT (checklist and flowchart).

For systematic reviews and meta-analyzes, follow the PRISMA guideline (checklist and flowchart).

For observational studies in epidemiology, follow the STROBE (checklist) guideline.

For qualitative studies, follow the COREQ (checklist) guideline.


Research Article

Study intended to disseminate results of original and unpublished research. The structure should follow: Title, Abstract, Descriptors, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions or Final Considerations. The papers should comprise a maximum of 12 pages and up to 20 references.

Review Article

Systematic review and integrative literature review

Integrative Literature Review is a broad research method, conducted by means of thorough synthesis of results of original studies, quantitative or qualitative, with the aim of answering a clearly formulated question about a specific problem. It should comprise a maximum of 15 pages, 30 references.

Systematic Literature Review is a research method that reveals a synthesis of multiple published studies of strong evidence and allows us to draw general conclusions about a specific area of study, thereby contributing to the deepening of the knowledge about the surveyed theme. Reviews with two databases only will not be accepted. It should comprise a maximum of 15 pages, 30 references.

Clinical Trial

The papers should present partial or complete results of clinical trials accompanied by the number and registration entity of the clinical trial, which is a requirement in line with the recommendation of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME)/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO /World Health Organization(WHO) in relation to the Clinical Trial Registration. The number of the trial registration should be presented at the end of the abstract. The paper should comprise a maximum of 12 pages and up to 20 references.

Guest Author

It should be produced by invitation of the Journal Editor (s). It should have the same structure of the original paper.

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