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)

The Journal of Contemporary Administration (RAC) was accepted for indexing in Scopus!


Dear members of the academic community,

It's time to celebrate as our journal RAC was accepted for indexing in Scopus!

This is an achievement that the journal has been trying to reach out to since 2017.

This recognition will allow the documents published in the journal to be found by researchers around the world in searches carried out in Scopus, expanding the dissemination of published content and the contemporary policies adopted by the journal.

In approximately 90 days, RAC will appear on the official list of journals indexed in the Scopus database, beginning with the indexing of the most recent articles.

We thank each and everyone, especially the past editors-in-chief and associate editors, the reviewers, and the authors who are fundamental for our journal to triumph!

Best wishes,

Marcelo de Souza Bispo
Journal of Contemporary Administration

Early Access Articles

In order to disseminate papers accepted for publication earlier than the standard production and issue release cycles, in August 2021 RAC has implemented an “Early Access” option. Articles accepted for publication, yet scheduled for release in a forthcoming issue, will be displayed on a specific “Early Access” page so the articles can be read and cited before their scheduled release in a specific issue.

The papers published as Early Access are final full-text, peer-reviewed, copyedited articles made available to the audience as soon as they are complete, and published online before being assigned to a volume and issue of the journal. Early Access articles are considered fully complete, and once posted online are considered to be fully published and no further changes can be made by the authors. If there is an error in a paper published as Early Access, it would need to be corrected with an erratum. Early Access articles are fully citable since they are given a DOI, which allows them to be cited and tracked. After the article is assigned to an issue, the DOI remains the same and can continue to be used to cite the article.

To access RAC's most recent issues, please go to:

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Fabio Vizeu, Luiz Gustavo Alves de Lara



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

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Conscious Capitalism and Construction of Humanized Relationships: A Study in a Credit Cooperative from the Sensemaking Perspective

CĂ©lia Dorigan de Matos Furlanetto, Alex Sandro Quadros Weymer, Raquel Dorigan Matos



Open Government in SĂŁo Paulo: An Analysis of Open Public Policies

Daniel José Silva Oliveira, Ivan Beck Ckagnazaroff



Temporal Flow of Technology Transfer Capability: Beyond the Lifecycle

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



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



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

Maria Clara Figueiredo Dalla Costa Ames, Mauricio CustĂłdio Serafim



Agency of Objects in the Food Consumption Abandonment

Ivana Graziele Gregory, Marlon Dalmoro



Use of Photography in Organizational Research: Legitimacy and Potential

Henrique Muzzio



Board of Directors’ Interlocks: A Social Network Analysis Tutorial

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



Like, Share, and React: Twitter Capture for Research and Corporate Decisions

Djeison Siedschlag, Jeferson Lana, Roberto Gonçalves Augusto Junior, Rosilene Marcon



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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