ISSN 1415-9848 printed version
ISSN 1980-5527 online version



Scope and Policy

Revista de Economia Contemporânea (REC) publishes original academic articles on Economic Theory, Applied Economics, Economic History, History of Economic Ideas, Economic Methodology and other economic matters related to the debate in Brazil and Latin America. Book reviews and shorter communications may also be accepted at the discretion of the Editorial Committee, as well as comments to articles previously published (authors’ right of reply is ensured).

REC accepts only original communications that have not been submitted to other journals simultaneously. All submitted manuscripts will be deemed definitive. If the journal approves the tests, they will be sent to the author for proofreading.

All submitted papers are subjected to peer-review process after pre-evaluation by the Editorial Committee to verify adherence to editorial scope and policies. Pre-evaluation and peer-review results will be disclosed by e-mail only to the article main author. Authors’ names should be kept in secrecy until the paper is printed and published online.

REC will not pay copyrights. Article full or partial reproduction and release are allowed provided that the citation source is disclosed. In case this copyright rule is not obliged, a written warning will be issued by the publisher to the person who has disregarded this regulation.


Form and preparation of the manuscripts

Papers must comply with the following formatting rules:

  • Be written in Portuguese or English;
  • Contain up to 9.000 words, including references;
  • Contain an abstract written in Portuguese and English with no more than 10 lines;
  • Contain up to five key-words written in Portuguese and English;
  • Inform the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification code;
  • Inform author’s full name, level of education, work institution, position, personal contact info (email address, professional address, and telephone);
  • Be submitted in *doc or *docs formats.


Remitting the manuscripts

Submissions to REC must be placed at:


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