In July 2021, the Journal of Contemporary Administration (RAC) updated the Manuscripts Type accepted for publication, as well as redefined its Focus and Scope. We strongly encourage the public to check out the new Focus and Scope, access the updated version of the Guidelines for Publication, and read the Editorial in issue v. 26, no. 1 of the journal for clarification. We count on your understanding!
The Journal of Contemporary Administration (RAC):
The Journal of Contemporary Administration (Revista de AdministraĂ§ĂŁo ContemporĂ˘nea â€“ 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.
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%
Main indexers and repositories:
Access the complete listing in the â€śEditorial Policiesâ€ť 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)
Early Access Articles
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In order to disseminate papers accepted for publication earlier than the standard production and issue release cycles, in August 2021 RAC has implemented an â€śEarly Accessâ€ť option. Articles accepted for publication, yet scheduled for release in a forthcoming issue, will be displayed on a specific â€śEarly Accessâ€ť 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: https://rac.anpad.org.br/index.php/rac/issue/archive