About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Estima – Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy is the official publishing vehicle of the Associação Brasileira de Estomaterapia: Estomias, Feridas e Incontinências (SOBEST).

It is intended for the publication of articles prepared by professionals and academics in the health area.

With a focus on clinical practice, management, teaching, and professional development, articles are accepted so that can contribute to the expansion of knowledge and to the development of stomatherapy.

Its scope focuses on the specialty areas (stomies, wounds, fistulas, catheters and drains and incontinences) as well as the professional development of the specialist.

Its abbreviated title, ESTIMA - Braz. J. Enterostomal Ther., should be used in all bibliographic references.

And from 2018, the articles are published in two languages, Portuguese/English or Spanish/English, only in the online version and continuously, gathered in a single annual volume. Articles are made available as soon as approved by the editor-in-chief and finished by the editorial production.

Peer Review Process

The ESTIMA - Braz. J. Enterostomal Ther. adopts the double-blind peer review system, where the identity of the authors and evaluators are preserved. The submitted manuscripts

will be initially checked for compliance with the scope, compliance with editorial norms and content similarity (plagiarism) using the iThenticate system.
Manuscripts without or with a low percentage of similarity will be sent for evaluation. Manuscripts with high similarity content will be returned to the author for correction or rejected in definitive.

Manuscripts accepted for evaluation shall be forwarded to at least two ad hoc referees, who shall evaluate the manuscript for scientific content, forwarding the result to the editor or associate editor who, based on them, shall decide whether to publish, refuse or request corrections to the manuscript author. In cases where a new version is requested, upon receipt, the editor-in-chief or associate editor may decide for immediate acceptance or referral to a new evaluation round.

In cases where the author does not agree with the decision received, the appeal is allowed, arguing his reasons by sending an e-mail to the editor-in-chief who will reconsider the decision and can ratify it or not.

Publishers and evaluators use the right to decline acceptance for evaluation in the case of articles that are not within the scope of the journal, do not have clear and unpublished research or appropriate method to answer the research question.

The journal's editorial committee is formed by researchers from several teaching and research institutions, being, currently,  11%  international. Among the Brazilians, about 31% are affiliated with institutions of the State of São Paulo and the others coming from other states.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy is a continuous publication (rolling pass) that published an annual volume with at least 40 manuscripts, that become available once it is approved and edited by the editorial production. In order to maintain punctuality, the closing of each volume will occur before December 31 of each year.

This type of publication aims to speed the dissemination of results contributing to the public knowledge base in the area.


To maximize the dissemination and use of published material, ESTIMA - Braz. J. Enterostomal Ther. adopts the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY. Thus the copyright will belong to the authors, being allowed that others distribute, remix, adapt and create from their work, even for commercial purposes, provided that attributed the due credit.

Ethical aspects

The ESTIMA - Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/), as well as the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org) having signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) (https://sfdora.org).

It also emphasizes that it supports the Clinical Trials policy of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Good Clinical Practice. As well as the Declaration of Helsinki (1964, reformulated in 1975, 1983, 1989, 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2013), in addition to compliance with research legislation in Brazil.  

For research involving humans, authors should send a copy of the approval issued by an Ethics Committee recognized by the National Commission for Research Ethics (Comissão Nacional de Ética em Pesquisa - CONEP), as regulated by Resolutions n. 466/2012 and n. 510/2016 of the National Health Council (Conselho Nacional de Saúde - CNS) or equivalent body, in the country of origin of the research, even if it is a study/report or series of cases. In the research carried out in Brazil, the process/project number should be included in the Methods Section of the manuscript.

All published articles are the sole responsibility of the authors, not necessarily reflecting the opinion of the Editors and the members of the Editorial Board.

When pharmaceutical products are used, they should be mentioned generically in the body of the text. If it is necessary to cite the mark, it should be done at the end of the text, as an observation.

Studies of the clinical trial type should include the number of the Clinical Trials Approval Register (http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br), whose supporting document should be sent to the journal. In cases involving research involving animals, the approval of the Committee on Ethics in the Use of Animals should also be forwarded.

Considering that ESTIMA, Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy supports the policies for registration of clinical trials of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the registration and international dissemination of information on clinical studies in open access, only clinical research articles that have received an identification number in one of the Clinical Trial Registries will be accepted for publication. These should be validated by the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE, whose addresses are available on the ICMJE website (http://www.icmje.org). The identification number should be recorded at the end of the abstract.


The Estima - Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy uses the Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) and is committed to the principles of ethics and scientific integrity and strongly condemns plagiarism and self-plagiarism using the iThenticate similarity detection system through an agreement signed by the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos – ABEC Brasil).

If the similarity level is greater than 21%, the manuscript will be rejected and both authors and/or their institutions will be notified. If plagiarism or fraud is detected in the peer review process, in the evaluation stages by reviewers or by the editors, these measures will also be applied.

When any type of misconduct is identified after the article is published, Estima - Brazilian Journal of Enterestomal Therapy will publish a retraction in the same edition as the manuscript has been disclosed.

Submission Documents

□ Manuscript without identification of authors

□ Registration of the Ethics Committee/Clinical Trials Protocol

□ Proof of payment of submission fee or active SOBEST Member.


Preparation of the Manuscript

The manuscripts must be original and unpublished and can be presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Manuscripts forwarded simultaneously to other journals or previously published will not be accepted. In 2018, the average time to evaluate the manuscripts until its final decision was 75 days and for publication it was 160 days. In this period 58% of manuscripts were rejected.

All communications and notifications will be made to the author, exclusively by the electronic system or by email. The identification of the authors must be made only in the submission system. Articles that show the names of the authors in the text body of the manuscript will not be accepted.

The following information must be submitted at the time of submission: full names of all authors, affiliation (institution of origin with 3 instances), email and ORCID. The registration to obtain the ORCID is free and can be done individually or by the institution, through the link: https://orcid.org/. The name of the correspondence author must be specified and contain, in addition to the mandatory information, the full postal address.

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer review process, it is imperative to avoid the identities of the authors in the body of the text. Therefore, make sure that the following steps have been taken regarding the text and file properties: (1) exclude the name of the authors in the text; (2) do not include the section "Acknowledgments; (3) does not include the section "Authors’ Contribuition" and (4) the identification of the author should also be removed from the properties of the file. At the editing stage of text, after approval of the manuscript, the corresponding author will be asked to fill in all this information.

The ESTIMA - Braz. J. Enterostomal Ther. endorses the CRediT taxonomy of contributor roles and encourages authors to use this taxonomy by providing an Authors’ Contribution section for their manuscripts. After approval of the article, the publication of the journal will request the identification of each author's contribution. Therefore, at the time of submission only one document containing:

a) Title: must be in Portuguese, English and Spanish and without abbreviations. The title should be concise and explanatory and represent the content of the work. It must contain a maximum of 15 words with 1.5 line spacing. Items not allowed: acronyms, abbreviations and geographical location of the search.

b) Summary: must be structured and contain objectives, method, results, and conclusion, written in a single paragraph, in up to 200 words. Their translations must be presented in English (abstract) and Spanish (abstract). If the manuscript is originally written in Spanish, it should contain the translations into Portuguese and English; and when originally written in English, must contain the translations into Portuguese and Spanish.

c) Descriptors: must include 3 to 6 descriptors, separated by periods, also presented in Portuguese, English and Spanish respectively after the Resumo, Abstract and Resumen. The descriptors should be in accordance with the Health Sciences Descriptors (Descritores em Ciências de Saúde - DECs) or MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and should be consulted, respectively, on the websites http://decs.bvs.br/ and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/. It is recommended to use the keyword stomatherapy in all the articles submitted, aiming its future insertion as a descriptor.

d) Structured text in the following sequence: Introduction, Objective, Methods, Results, Discussion (containing limitations and recommendations), Conclusion and References. Attachments will only be accepted when necessary and indispensable for the study. The manuscript should be presented shortly after the abstracts and descriptors, in Microsoft Word 2003 or newer format with .doc or .docx extension, Times New Roman font size 12, justified, 1.5 line spacing throughout the text and no pagination or page or section breaks throughout the file.

 e) Figures and tables: A maximum of five tables or figures shall be allowed to be inserted in the body of the text, once they have been mentioned for the first time. The internal fonts of the illustrations should be of Times New Roman type 10 with single spacing.

 The elaboration of the tables should follow the "Tabular Presentation Rules" established by the National Statistical Council and published by IBGE (1993). When the table is extracted from another work, the original source should be mentioned just below it. In this case, authorization must be sought from the authors. The title of the table and figure should contain relevant and necessary minimum information, including location and year of data collection.

The illustrations should be presented centrally and without retreat, not exceeding the size of a sheet. No photos or figures from other studies will be accepted without the permission of the original authors. When there are photographs, they should be in resolution above 300dpi. Link to IBGE standards: http://biblioteca.ibge.gov.br/visualizacao/livros/liv23907.pdf

 f) Financing: this should be mentioned at the end of the text, in case the study has received support from development agencies or companies. By virtue of the CAPES n. 206 ordinance of September 4, 2018, which provides for the obligatory citation of CAPES, all authors are requested to inform the receipt of partial or full assistance to the research in all submitted manuscripts. You must inform the grant number.

g) References: Citations and references must be prepared in accordance with the Vancouver standards (http://www.icmje.org). Each manuscript can contain a maximum of 25 references, of which 75% are articles published in recent periodicals, in the last five years. For review articles, there is no restriction on the number of references.

Dissertations, theses, books, official documents, abstracts in annals of events and Internet links are considered texts of gray literature and their citation should be restricted to a maximum of three citations per article. The accuracy of the information in the references is the responsibility of the authors.

Examples of most common references: 

Tyrrell MAR. Programas Nacionais de Saúde Materno-infantil: impacto político-social e inserção da enfermagem. Rio de Janeiro: EEAN/ UFRJ; 1995.

Book with edition:
Souza EDF. Novo manual de enfermagem. 5ª ed. Rio de Janeiro: Bruno Buccini; 1972.

Institutional work:
Ministério da Saúde (BR). Dengue: instruções para pessoal de combate ao vetor: manual de normas técnicas. 3ª ed. Brasília (DF): Ministério da Saúde; 2001.

Book Chapter:
Pinto MCI, Porto IS. A dor como quinto sinal vital. In: Figueiredo NMA, organizador. Ensinando a cuidar de clientes em situações clínicas e cirúrgicas. São Caetano do Sul (SP): Difusão Paulista de Enfermagem; 2003. p.59-78.

Book published by organizer, editor or compiler:
Loyola CMD, Oliveira RMP, organizadores. Indícios marginais. Rio de Janeiro: EEAN/UFRJ; 2003.
Scientific paper published in journals (abbreviate the titles according to Medline. Contult the website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.goventrezquery.fcgi?=journals). For up to 6 authors cite all. Above 6, use et al.

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med 2002 Jul;347(4):284-7.

Lakka HM, Laaksonen DE, Lakka TA, Niskanem LK, Kumpusalo E, Tuomilehto J et al. The metabolic syndrome and total cardiovascular disease mortality in middle-aged men. JAMA 2002;288:2709-716.

Cabral IEC. Cuidando y educando para la cidadanía: modelo sociopolítico. Freire Online. Journal of the Paulo Freire Institute/UCLA [periódico na internet]. 2003 jul; [citado 2003 set 10]; 1(2):[aprox.3 telas]. Disponível em: http://paulofreireinstitute.org/freireonline/volume1/1cabral2.htm

Work presented at a scientific event and published in proceedings:
Magalhães MEC, Pozzan R, Brandão AA, Cerqueira RCO, Roussoulières ALS, Szwarcwald C, et al. Early blood pressure level as a mark of familial aggregation for metabolic cardiovascular risk factors. Annual Meeting of the World Congress of Cardiology; 1998 Apr 26-30. Proceedings. Rio de Janeiro, 1998. J Am Coll Cardiol 1998;31(5 Suppl C):408C

Teixeira MLO, Sauthier J. Orientação para o autocuidado de clientes cirúrgicos: um estudo fundamentado na relação dialógico-educadora de Paulo Freire. Resumos dos trabalhos apresentados no 52º Congresso Brasileiro de Enfermagem; 2000 out. 21-26; Recife-Olinda (PE), Brasil. Recife (PE): ABEn; 2000. p. 13.

Dissertation and thesis:
Souza IEO. O desvelar do ser-gestante diante da possibilidade de amamentação [tese]. Rio de Janeiro (RJ): Escola de Enfermagem Anna Nery, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; 1993.

Technical and scientific report:
Associação Brasileira de Enfermagem, Seção Rio de Janeiro. Relatório Financeiro 2000. Rio de Janeiro: ABEn (RJ); 2000. N° 2014-0139-2824.

Legal document:
Lei n. 7.498 de 25 de junho de 1986 (BR). Dispõe sobre a regulamentação do exercício da enfermagem e dá outras providências. Diário Oficial da União [periódico na internet], Brasília (DF). 26 jun 1986 [citado 4 jul 2008]. Disponível em http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/l7498.htm

Text presentation guides

The ESTIMA - Braz. J. Enterostomal Ther. recommends the use of guides from the Equator Network for the preparation and submission of manuscripts, according to the type of study:

      Randomized clinical trial: CONSORT.

      Systematic reviews and meta-analysis: PRISMA.

      Observational studies in epidemiology: STROBE.

      Qualitative studies: COREQ.


All articles will be published in Portuguese and English or Spanish and English.

During the publishing stage of the approved articles, authors will be asked to pay the fee for version or translation into the second language. To guarantee quality and standardization, these will be carried out by a specialized company contracted by ESTIMA - Braz. J. Enterostomal Ther. and submitted to the corresponding author for approval.

Fees for Authors

The Estima - Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy does not charge a submission fee for new manuscripts.

After pre-analysis, if the manuscript is qualified to start the evaluation process, an evaluation fee in the amount of R$ 160.00 will be charged for those not associated with SOBEST. This fee will not be charged to SOBEST members. The payment of the fee must be made by means of a bank deposit. The deposit or membership voucher must be attached to the system during the manuscript submission process. The fee will not be returned to authors under any circumstances.

The fee for version/translation for the second language will be of R$ 400.00. After approval of the manuscript, at the editing stage, the authors will be notified by the editorial team for the payment of the fee that must be made and verified in the same way.

Bank details for deposit:

Bank 341 - Itaú Unibanco S.A.

Agency: 0037 Checking Account : 77000-5

SOBEST – Associação Brasileira de Estomaterapia

CNPJ 67.832.063/0001-85

Journal History

Yamada BFA, Blanes L, Rogenski NMB (2018) Um pouco de história da Revista ESTIMA – Braz J Enterestomal Ther, 16: e1618. doi: 10.30886/estima.v16.630_PT