Focus and Scope
Focus and Scope: RAC is a journal focused on contemporary issues without losing sight of historicity and future perspectives. Thus, it publishes studies related to the administration of companies, public organizations, or civil society. RAC seeks interdisciplinarity and epistemic plurality to position itself at the academic vanguard with a special look at ethical, diversity, responsibility, governance, and sustainability issues.
RAC is looking for papers focusing on contemporary administration (see the Editorial in issue v. 26, no. 1) wherein articulate administration/management with societal issues as such those pointed out in Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental, Sustainable, and Governance (ESG) agenda. It means to look at management concerning society and its mutual implications.
The objective is to publish studies of quality, relevance, and impact, which can contribute to advancing the scientific debate and responding to the contemporary challenges of society.
Mission: RAC's mission is to contribute to the in-depth understanding of Contemporary Administration and its relationships with broader social problems through the dissemination of relevant scientific research papers, theoretical analyses, technological articles, teaching cases, and provocations that can support academic and administrative action in public, private or civil society organizations.
Target audience: RACâs target audience consists mainly of academics and, in parallel, managers of public, private, and third sector organizations interested in the dialogue with the contemporary problems to which the Administration can contribute.
Requirements: Theoretical-empirical articles, Theoretical Essays, Methodological Articles, Provocations, Executive Letters, Technological Articles, and Cases for Teaching submitted to the RAC must be unpublished, nationally and internationally, and are not under consideration for publication in any other dissemination vehicle. The Journal of Contemporary Administration (RAC) accepts the submission of preprint articles when they are stored in trustful counterparts, such as Scielo Preprints, SSRN, and OSF. Papers published in annals of congresses may be considered by the Editorial Board, provided that they are in their final article form. Articles and documents may be written in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.
Annotation and post-publication comment: The journal platform will permit readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by RAC. However, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without editing. The journal platform also will include in-browser annotation and text highlighting options in full-text formats via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.