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



Scope and Policy

Revista de Economia Contemporânea (Journal of Contemporary Economics) publishes only original, unpublished scholarly works that should give a theoretical or methodological contribution to the field of Economics. It welcomes manuscripts addressing domestic or international issues/topics in the following areas:

- Economic Thought, Economic History, Economic Method, and Political Economy
- Macroeconomic Theory, Financial System, Growth Models and Applications
- Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Economics, Innovation, International Trade and Applications
- Development Economics, Labor Market, Employment and Income Policies, Public Policy and Welfare

Literature review articles, book reviews and shorter communications may also be welcomed at the discretion of the Editorial Committee, as well as comments to works previously published (authors’ right of reply is ensured).

REC accepts only original, unpublished communications. All scholarly works submitted to REC are subjected to peer-review process after pre-evaluation by the Editorial Committee to verify adherence to editorial scope and policies, including checking for plagiarism. 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.

Submissions must be placed at


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

REC is a non-fee open access journal. That means that authors are not charged any submission or article-processing fees.


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