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Instructions to authors



Trabalho, Educacao e Saude publishes original contributions aiming to drive studies about topics related to professional education in health.


Editorial Policy

The journal’s editorial policy consists of discussing professional education in the health area from the standpoint of organization in the labor world and from a critical, systematic, and interdisciplinary perspective.

There are no submission or article charges.

Each researcher must observe and ensure ethical integrity in research. Research involving humans should necessarily have followed the precepts of National Health Council Resolution No. 196/96 and have been approved by ethics in research committees. Such approval must be mentioned in the text, in the section on methodology, and include the name of the institutional committee, the case number, and the date of approval. Trabalho, Educação e Saúde is affiliated and follows the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE -

According to the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE), the concept of authorship is based on the substantial contribution of each person listed as an author with regard to the design of the research project; analysis and interpretation of data; writing and critical review; and, agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. There is no justification to include as authors people whose contribution does not meet these criteria; they may be mentioned in the acknowledgments, along with a brief description of their collaboration to the article.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s online evaluation system, available at First, the main author must register on the system and then submit his or her text.

Before submitting a manuscript, please read and meet the standards for publication. For additional information, contact the editors:

The Journal adopts Turnitin system for identifying plagiarism.

Trabalho, Educação e Saúde allows the simultaneous publication in self-filing or institutional repository systems, pursuant, when necessary, to the provisions of the Policy for Open Access to Knowledge of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, the institution that maintains the journal


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The journal publishes original contributions in the sections:

Essays At the invitation of editors. Textual production with a broad theoretical and analytical, non-conclusive and non-exhaustive breadth.

Articles Presentation of the outcome of empirical or conceptual research projects. Size: 4,000 to 7,000 words, not including references to the published literature, figures and notes.

Reviews: Review articles should present analyses that are critical, systematized, and methodologically consistent with the scientific literature about a topic that is a priority for the journal. They must explicitly state the goals, the researched sources, and the applications of the exclusion and inclusion criteria. Document size: 4,000 to 7,000 words, excluding references, figures and footnotes.

Debates Discussion on specific issues, whether ordered by the editors from two or more authors or provided by collaborators. Size: up to 5,000 words, including references to the published literature, figures and notes.

Interviews Opinion or position of a qualified interviewee in the journal’s areas of knowledge.

Book Reviews Commentary of a book related to the journal’s fields of confluence, published or translated in the past three years. This must be sent to the journal’s email ( Size: up to 1,500 words.
Manuscripts addressed to the sections Articles and Essays must meet the following instructions and submitted through our online evaluation system (


Presentation of the manuscript 

Submissions should be typed in Word, in Times New Roman, font size 12, and double-spaced. Articles, essays, and debates must also feature an abstract in Portuguese and English of no more than 200 words, in addition to a title in English and the title in the original language. The manuscripts can be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French. The title must be concise and representative of the content of the text. The author(s) must state whether the study is funded, if it is the outcome of a Master’s dissertation or Doctoral thesis, whether it was approved by the area’s Ethics Committee, and whether there are conflict of interests.

Keywords No less than three and no more than five key words describing the content of the study, presented in the original language and in English.

Figures There must not be more than six tables, charts, diagrams, photos, graphs and illustrations per article, except for cases that are specific to the manuscript’s thematic field. In this case, the author must communicate such need to the editors in advance. All figures, except for photographs, must be numbered and have a title. Only the initials of the title must be in uppercase. References should be made using numbers (e.g. graph 3), not using expressions such as "the figure below."

Notes Notes must appear at the end of the text, they must be succinct and numbered consecutively. Notes must not be used to refer to published literature.

Emphasies Italics, underlining and bold face should not be used. Single quotation marks must only be used to attract attention to a particular item in the text. Words in languages other than Portuguese must be italicized, as must titles of mentioned works.

Quotations Quotations in the body of the text must be marked with double quotation marks, showing the author’s surname, year and page, such as in this example (Bourdieu, 1983, p. 126); a quotation of an author included in the text must appear as Gramsci (1982); a quotation of an author not included in the text will be (Frigotto and Ciavatta, 2001). In the case of a quotation with more than three authors, only the surname of the lead author must appear in the text, such as in Spink et al. (2001).

References Trabalho, Educação e Saúde adopts standard NBR 6023 to prepare the references to the published literature, issued by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT). All mentioned references, including in the footnotes and figures, must comprise the references to the published literature at the end of the text, shown in alphabetical order, without entry numbering and with no space between them. The references will mention no more than three authors with all of their names. In the case of more than three authors, only mention the first, followed by the expression et al. The first authors’ names should be written in full in the references. Different titles by a same author published in the same year should be distinguished by adding a letter (a, b, c ...) in lowercase after the date, both in citations in the text and in the references lists. Note these examples:

AROUCA, Antônio Sergio. Quanto vale a saúde dos trabalhadores. Saúde em Debate, Rio de Janeiro, v. 8, n. 3, p. 243-265, dez. 1995-mar. 1996.
SPINK, Mary J. P. et al. A construção da Aids-notícia. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, v. 17, n. 4, p. 851-862, 2001.

Book and Thesis
GRAMSCI, Antonio. Os intelectuais e a organização da cultura. 4. ed. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 1982.
MENDES-GONÇALVES, Ricardo Bruno. Medicina e história: raízes sociais do trabalho do médico. Dissertation (Master’s Degree in Preventive Medicine). São Paulo: Faculdade de Medicina, USP, 1979.

Book chapter
BOURDIEU, Pierre. O campo científico. In: ORTIZ, Renato (Org.). Pierre Bourdieu: sociologia. São Paulo: Ática, 1983. p. 122-155.

Congress summaries
LAURELL, Asa Cristina. O Estado e a garantia do direito à saúde. In: CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE SAÚDE COLETIVA, 8., 2006, Rio de Janeiro. Anais... Rio de Janeiro: Abrasco, 2006. 1 CD-ROM.

Data provided by government agencies (departments, ministries, IBGE, etc.) 
RIO DE JANEIRO. Secretaria Municipal de Saúde do Rio de Janeiro (SMS-RJ). Dados sobre acidentes ocupacionais com material biológico. Rio de Janeiro: SMS-RJ, 2000.

Laws, decrees, acts etc.
BRASIL. Lei n. 9.394, de 20 de dezembro de 1996. Estabelece as Diretrizes e Bases da Educação Nacional. Diário Oficial da República Federativa do Brasil, Poder Executivo, Brasília, DF, 23 dez. 1996. Seção I, p. 27.839.

Technical reports
BRASIL. Ministério da Saúde. Ministério da Educação. Referencial curricular para curso técnico de agente comunitário de saúde. Brasília: Ministério da Saúde, 2004. 64 p. (Série A. Normas e manuais técnicos)

Final or activity reports
BRASIL. Ministério da Saúde. Relatório final das atividades. Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, 1999.

a. Without mentioning authorship: O GLOBO. Fórum de debates discute o projeto Educando o Cidadão do Futuro. O Globo, Rio de Janeiro, Jul 6. 2001. Caderno 1, p. 18.
b. Authored: TOURAINE, Alain. Uma resistência possível. Folha de S. Paulo, São Paulo, Jul 3. 2001. Mais, Caderno 7, p. 18-20.

a. Text in electronic journal: AZZARÀ, Stefano G. Crítica ao liberalismo, reconstrução do materialismo. Entrevista com Domenico Losurdo. Crítica Marxista, Campinas, n. 35, p. 157-169, 2012. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 7 out. 2013.
b. Text in electronic journal: NUBLAT, Johanna. 38,7% dos usuários de crack das capitais do país estão no Nordeste. Folha de S. Paulo, Seção Cotidiano, São Paulo, Sep. 19. 2013. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 27 set. 2013.
c. Text available (out of journal or newspaper): BRASIL. Ministério da Educação. Portal Educação. Educação profissional: referenciais curriculares nacionais da educação profissional de nível técnico - área Saúde. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 3 out. 2013.


Copy Editing
The journal reserves the right to suggest changes in informal uses of language and to correct non-standard variants of Portuguese.
The authors are responsible for the professional copy editing, which should be performed by a professional chosen from a list of copy editors certified by the journal. The translation to another language is optional.


Evaluation Process
The first stage of the evaluation is performed by the editors, who assess the thematic and scientific and methodological adequacy of the article, taking into consideration the editorial project of the journal; this stage can take between one and ten days. Once accepted after the first stage, the texts will be evaluated through double-blind peer review. In this stage, the editors choose at least two researchers from fields that are correlated to the topic to evaluate the manuscript (ad-hoc referees); the referees have up to 20 days to send their notes. After this deadline expires, we send them up to three reminders; and, if we still do not hear from them, we invite another referee is appointed by the journal. The opinions may recommend one of four options:

a) publication as is

b) publication only after minor alterations

c) publication only after major alterations

d) it should not be published on this journal

In case of any divergences between the referees, a third opinion is requested in order for the editorial committee to make a decision, and the deadline for this is also 20 days. Manuscripts for which “major alterations” are recommended should enclose, with the revised version, a letter with answers to every recommendation made by the referees stating how the authors incorporated the comments, with special attention to the alterations that have not been incorporated. Each referee comments should be discussed separately.

The evaluation flow with the possibilities of decision is described in the figure:


The authors may follow the evaluation process of the manuscript through the online evaluation system.
The articles submitted to Trabalho, Educação e Saúde should not have been published previously, or sent simultaneously to another scientific publication. Under no circumstance should the articles submitted to the journal be withdrawn after the evaluation process has begun.


Evaluation schedule

The evaluation is firstly made by the editors though a preliminary analysis that should not exceed ten days. If the manuscript is accepted in the preliminary analysis, the editors appoint at least two ad-hoc referees to further evaluate it. The average time for the peer evaluation, based on the year 2017, is eight months. After the manuscript has been approved, the average time until publication, also based on the year 2017, is 13 months.
The rejection rate of the manuscripts, based on the year 2017, was 72%.


Author’s rights

Except where otherwise indicated, in accordance with the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz’s Open Access to Knowledge Policy, all noncommercial copyright property referring to scientific articles published in the Trabalho, Educação e Saúde journal, including rights to voice and images related to the work, are assignable and transferable permanently, irrevocably, non-exclusively, in whole and free of charge, to the Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio and the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. The assignment covers reprints and translations. The signed texts are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the journal’s editors and of members of its Editorial Board.


Manuscripts submission

Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s manuscript evaluation system, available at: <>.First, the main author should register in the system and then register the manuscript. We ask authors observe and follow the manuscript submission instructions.

For additional information, please ask the editors: <>.