ISSN 1415-6555 (1997-2008) printed version
ISSN 1982-7849 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and policy

Publishing Guidelines

Mission:

The RAC's mission is to contribute to a deep understanding of Administration through the dissemination of relevant research papers, theoretical analyzes, technological articles, teaching cases, documents, notes and bibliographic reviews that can subsidize academic activities and administrative action in public, private and third sector organizations. In addition, in order to collaborate to maintain the research's standards of ethics, and still allow the replicability of published studies, since June 2018 RAC adopted data policy and open materials.

Scope and Focus:

RAC publishes articles on theoretical development and theoretical-empirical work in the area of Administration and Accounting Sciences. Different theoretical and methodological perspectives in topics' treatment are acceptable, as long as they are consistent and relevant to the development of the area (articles based on monocase studies will be accepted as long as they are about highly representative organizations in their areas of activity or in case of significant contribution for knowledge). Although RAC includes articles that bring contributions to managerial practice, it keeps place dedicated to practice in market environment, while publishes content to the academic community. In this way, works that focuses on the application of managerial models and tools in organizations are also accepted. Finally, besides scientific articles, RAC publishes technological articles, teaching cases, reviews, bibliographical notes and documents for the reflection of the community.

Target audience:

The target audience consists mainly of professionals and students, in parallel, managers of public, private and third sector organizations interested in the dialogue and innovation of Administration and Accounting Sciences.

Requirements:

Scientific articles, technological articles, teaching cases, documents, notes and bibliographic reviews submitted to the RAC must be unpublished, nationally and internationally, and are not under consideration for publication in any other dissemination vehicle. Papers published in annals of congresses may be considered by the Editorial Board, provided that they are in its final article form. Articles and documents may be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

Submission:

In order to submit works to RAC, authors should follow all steps and formatting requirements in the files Guidelines for Publication and Brief Summary of the APA Standards, available at http://rac.anpad.org.br.

Areas of interest:

Information Management, Science and Technology Management, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Behavior, Research and Teaching in Management, Organizational Strategy, Managerial Control and Finance, Agribusiness Management, Operations and Logistics Management, Personnel Management and Labor Relations, International Management, Management and Public Policy, Social and Environmental Management, Marketing, Organizations/Organizational Behavior, Organizations/Organizational Theory.

Analysis of Submitted Texts - Evaluation System

Text submitted to the journal will be sent for evaluation only after it is verified that they meet journal formatting and editorial standards

Scientific Articles, Technological Articles and Cases for Teaching in Administration and Accounting: The evaluation goes through a review system in which the first reading is exclusively intended to evaluate the relevance of the articles submitted, their adequacy to the scope of the journal and aspects such as contribution and novelty of the text. Only works considered by editors and advisors to be relevant to the community and, in particular, to the journal readers will continue for the remaining evaluation stages. After approval in this step, the work follows for peer review, adopting the double anonymous evaluation format (double blind review).

Documents and Debates: Documents submitted are analyzed by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors, according to editorial policies, without external evaluation.

The evaluation goes through a review system in which the first reading is exclusively intended to evaluate the relevance of the articles submitted, their adequacy to the scope of the journal and aspects such as contribution and novelty of the text. Only works considered by editors and advisors to be relevant to the community and, in particular, to the journal readers will continue for the remaining evaluation stages. After approval in this stage, the work follows for peer review, adopting the double anonymous review format.

Reviews, and Bibliographical Summaries: Documents submitted are analyzed by the Editor in chief, according to editorial policies, without external evaluation.

RAC performs analysis plagiarism in some submissions and all approved products. The journal seeks to detect plagiarism problems, self-plagiarism, insufficient and inadequate parafraseamentos quotes. RAC adopts iThenticate system for plagiarism identification.

Articles accepted for publication become the property journal.

 

Manuscript preparation and style

All information regarding manuscript preparation and style can be found in the files Guidelines for Publication and Brief Summary of the APA Standards, available at http://rac.anpad.org.br.

 

Manuscript submission

ATTENTION - Before submitting/sending your work, please verify the following:

  1. ATTENTION - Before submitting/sending your work, please verify the following:
    1. Is the manuscript to be submitted formatted in accordance with the RAC’s submission guidelines? The complete guidelines can be found at the Guidelines for Publication link.

    2. Is the file virus-free?

    3. The data of the authors requested in the ScholarOne system should be filled out correctly, for example: Authors must carefully fill in their data in the system (REQUIRED FOR ALL AUTHORS). Check if all fields are filled in correctly, institutions of binding (maximum two per author, in case of student, inform the course and institution to which it is linked), full address of the institution - including zip code, direct contact telephone number, and ORCID. If more than one author, order according to the contribution of each one at work.

    4. Does the manuscript to be submitted meet with the citations and references according to the American Psychological Association (APA) standards? Full guidance can be obtained from the Brief Summary of APA Standards link.


IMPORTANT: Even though RAC accepts articles that contribute to managerial practice, it is not a journal targeting practitioners from the general market, but rather members of the academic community. As such, the journal doesn't accept works that only focus on applying managerial models or techniques in an organizational environment, case studies that don't make a significant contribution to the advancement of theoretical knowledge, or empirical research without clear academic implications

There is no fee for submission and review articles.

 

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