Instructions to Authors

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The manuscripts must be original and unpublished and can be presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish.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: 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 and 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:

 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 ( 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:

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


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
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