The Journal of Contemporary Administration (RAC):

The Journal of Contemporary Administration (Revista de Administração Contemporânea – RAC) was created in 1997 and is published bimonthly (continuous publication) by ANPAD (Brazilian Academy of Management), with open access to its full text (peer-reviewed) content online. Registered under ISSN 1982-7849 (online) and ISSN 1415-6555 (print version from 1997 to 2010)

RAC accepts submissions from research efforts supported by different approaches. The submitted texts must address contemporary issues of regional importance without losing sight of the articulations of the global context. Thus, the objective is to encourage debates, the development of public policies, and new forms of management in line with contemporary social challenges. Proposals for special issues by guests are encouraged and welcomed. Besides the Editorial, the journal publishes seven types of manuscripts: Theoretical-empirical Articles; Theoretical Essays; Methodological Articles; Provocations; Executive Letters; Technological Articles; and Cases for Teaching.

RAC is aligned with Open Science practices: open data, materials, codes, education, peer-review, and preprints, in addition to the dissemination of additional information related to the editorial process. All datasets and materials published by RAC are available on our page at Harvard Dataverse. In addition, RAC, through its editorial scope, prioritizes works that explore topics relevant to society. And, for that, it uses the themes highlighted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.


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Indicators (1st Semester of 2022)

The average period of the desk-review process: is 9 days (between submission and the editors' initial review if the manuscript is rejected or proceeds to peer review).

The average period of the first round of peer review: is 93 days (between the first submission and the decision of the first peer review round).

The average period of the complete peer review process: is 191 days (between the first submission, the peer-review complete process, and a final decision of acceptance or rejection).

The average period between acceptance and publication: is 42 days (between acceptance and publication of the article as Early Access or directly to an issue).

Submission acceptance rate: 15.7%


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Access the complete listing in the “Editorial Policies” menu.

 The journal is a member and subscribes to the principles of COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics.

Qualis (CAPES): A2 - Public and Business Administration, Accounting and Tourism (2013-2016 Quadrennium)

Check out the journal website's new Advanced Search tool


It is now possible to expand your search through the "Advanced Search" button, available on the top menu of the RAC website. Some examples of what you can do with the tool are:
  • - For Cases for Teaching, it is possible to refine the search (filter) according to the descriptors "discipline", "subject", "industry" and "geography";
  • - Search for terms in the abstract of published articles;
  • - Search for terms among the keywords of the published articles;
  • - Refine the search (filter) by Issue and Section (published manuscript type);
  • - Sort the results by title, section, or issue.

Vol. 27 No. 1 (2023): Jan/Feb - 2023

Scientific Articles’ Theoretical, Practical, Methodological, and Didactic Contributions

Marcelo de Souza Bispo



Agency of Objects in the Food Consumption Abandonment

Ivana Graziele Gregory, Marlon Dalmoro



Multiple Cases of Pro-life Volunteering in a Neo-Aristotelian Ethical Approach

Maria Clara Figueiredo Dalla Costa Ames, Mauricio CustĂłdio Serafim



Building a State Capacity Index for Municipal Governments of Minas Gerais

Gustavo Bastos Braga, Douglas Gomes Martins



Longitudinal Effects of Sectoral Concentration on the Brazilian Insurance Market Performance

João Vinícius França Carvalho, Renata Sayuri Furutani Bonetti



Temporal Flow of Technology Transfer Capability: Beyond the Lifecycle

Cleverton Rodrigues Fernandes, André Gustavo Carvalho Machado, Glauco Simões Gomes



Board of Directors’ Interlocks: A Social Network Analysis Tutorial

Claudine Pereira Salgado, Vivian Sebben Adami, Jorge Renato de Souza Verschoore Filho, Cristiano Machado Costa



Use of Photography in Organizational Research: Legitimacy and Potential

Henrique Muzzio



It Has Gone and No One Knows if It Will return: The Progressive Disappearance of the Original Theory

José Henrique de Faria



Technique for the Analysis of Social Participation in Councils: Operationalizing Concepts

Karla Sessin Dilascio, Charles Borges Rossi, Paulo AntĂ´nio de Almeida Sinisgalli



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