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About the journal


Basic information



RAE-Revista de Administracao de Empresas's mission is to encourage an international community of academics from developing countries to create, improve and test theories – and business practices based on them – aligned with its reality and focused on the new times.

Vision 2030

An international community of researchers:

  • Producing and disseminating impactful research in science, organizations, and society.
  • Contributing to the solution of problems that affect organizations and society in developing countries.
  • Pointing out new themes and research paths.
  • Working to promote a connection between theory and practice.


  • Promotion of the organizational and societal impact of the research.
  • Focus on topics of great relevance to organizations and society.
  • Promotion of the connection between theory and practice.
  • Guarantee of methodological rigor.
  • Recognition of the plurality of approaches and paradigms.
  • Recognition of the particularities of developing countries.
  • Recognition and respect for authors, reviewers and associate editors.
  • Promotion of objective and direct scientific language.

Our story

Launched in 1961, RAE supported the development of administrative thinking in Brazil and the consolidation of the profession of administrator.

RAE began its internationalization in the 2000s, prioritizing Ibero-American nations and developing countries.

Timeline highlights:

  • 2002: the beginning of internationalization, with the participation of foreign members in the reviewer board and publication of articles by renowned authors from abroad.
  • 2003: adherence to the principles of Open Science, initiated with open access to all content produced since the journal's creation.
  • 2003-2010: approval by the main indexers of world journals, such as Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science/Clarivate, Scopus/Elsevier, Directory of Open Science Journals (DOAJ), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO Brasil) – among more than 30 worldwide indexers (see Metrics & Indexers).
  • 2016: Approval by COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics, a world reference institution in quality, rigor, and exemplary practices in scientific publishing.
  • 2021: inclusion in the AJG/ABS ranking, a world ranking of journals in the area of Administration, published by the Association of Business School, United Kingdom.

Our publisher

RAE is published by Fundacao Getulio Vargas School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP), the first business administration school created in Brazil, in 1954, and currently the only holder of triple international accreditation: AACSB, EFMD, and AMBA.

FGV EAESP has 240 professors and around 4,000 students in undergraduate, executive graduate, and academic graduate programs.

The institution has 20 applied research centers and is recognized for its organizational and social impact, having received the EFMD Business School Impact System (BSIS) certificate in 2021.

RAE is classified by the CAPES Qualis system as "A2" journal.

RAE adopts actions to combat plagiarism and bad ethical conduct in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).



RAE agrees and signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA):

RAE is member of ABEC - Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos


Its abbreviated title is Rev. adm. empres., and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.



Indexation sources



  • ABS/AJG (Academic Journal Guide)
  • AcademicKeys
  • CARHUS Plus+
  • Clarivate(SSCI e JCR)
  • CLASE-Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
  • Dialnet
  • DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EBSCO Publishing (Business Source Complete, Economia y Negocios, Fonte Acadêmica)
  • Electronic Journals Library EZ3
  • Gale Cengage Learning
  • Google Scholar
  • La Referencia
  • LatAM-Studios+
  • Norwegian Journal List
  • ProQuest Information and Learning
  • REDIB - Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico
  • RePEc - Research Papers in Economics
  • Redalyc
  • SciELO-Scientific Electronic Library Online 
  • Scopus / Elsevier
  • Sherpa/Romeo (IBiCT)
  • Spell-Scientific Periodicals Electronic Library
  • Sumários Brasileiros de Revistas Científicas


  • 10th Edition of Cabells Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management
  • IBSS - International Bibliography of the Social Science
  • Latindex - Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal
  • Diadorim (IBiCT)
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies: Social Science
  • HAPI- Hispanic American Periodicals Index
  • Open Academic Journals Index
  • ROAD-Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
  • Ulrichs Periodical Directory


Intellectual property


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.





The publication receives funding from:

  •  Fundação Getulio Vargas/ São Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP).







Editorial Board







Editorial Policy Board



Associate editors



Editorial reviewer board



Editorial production


Portuguese reviewer
Paula Thompson

Technical review
Vanessa Santos, Thomaz Novais Rocha

English / Spanish translations and Revision                                                                                                     A2Z Traduções, Diana Holtz, Editage, Fernando Effori de Mello, R.A. Goulart                                             Traduções, Santos e Dinham Consultoria e Traduções Ltda

Artwork/ Composing
Typecomm / Comunicação + Design

Editorial Team
Denise Francisco Cândido                                                                                                                                 Marina Pugliesi Vitale



Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


Focus and Scope

RAE-Revista de Administracao de Empresas is based on an international community of researchers, professors, and students, interested in creating knowledge that contributes to developing solutions to the great challenges faced by organizations and contemporary society.

RAE is a generalist journal in the field of Management, covering a broad spectrum of knowledge domains, perspectives, and themes.

  • RAE publishes theoretical development articles, empirical works, bibliographic reviews, and position papers. 
  • RAE does not publish articles of restricted interest, texts on research methods, articles on Public Administration or Public Policies, book reviews, texts on teaching and learning, and teaching cases

RAE covers the traditional fields of management knowledge, such as strategy, operations, marketing, finance, information technology, and people management; as well as emerging fields, which eventually cross over to established fields such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, digitization, and data science.


RAE bases its editorial decisions on the following principles:

  • Promotion of the organizational and societal impact of the research.
  • Focus on topics of great relevance to organizations and society.
  • Promotion of the connection between theory and practice.
  • Guarantee of methodological rigor.
  • Recognition of the plurality of approaches and paradigms.
  • Recognition of the particularities of developing countries.
  • Recognition and respect for authors, reviewers and associate editors.
  • Promotion of objective and direct scientific language.

RAE aligns with:


RAE seeks to publish content that has an impact on science, organizations and society and invites its community to submit the following contributions:

  • Theoretical articles that explore emerging and relevant phenomena innovatively and creatively, contributing to their understanding, preferably with assumptions that can be tested in the future. The articles must explain how the new theories may contribute to the improvement of managerial practices in the future.
  • Empirical articles, which test and/or develop existing theories, or develop new theories. Articles must clearly explain the implications of their findings for managerial practices.
  • Literature review articles, which synthesize and integrate recent advances in topics of great relevance to organizations and society. Articles should present a critical view of the state of the art and point out ways for future developments.
  • Positioning articles, which defend a position on an issue of great importance, defending the arguments in a structured and well-founded way. Articles must present a clear connection with managerial practice.
  • Calls for papers dealing with phenomena and issues of great relevance to organizations and society, preferably related to Sustainable Development Goals. The calls for paper have to define and contextualize the topic, establish questions to be explored and inform the basic theoretical framework.

Open Science

RAE is committed to the core values of Open Science, promoting the publication of research results with quality and integrity, as a collective benefit, with equity and justice, and with diversity and inclusion.

RAE also adheres to the Open Science criteria recommended by the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO):

  • Provides open access content.
  • No publication fee is charged to authors.
  • Accepts articles published in preprints repositories (for example, SciELO Preprints, Fighshare, Zenodo, arXiv, PeerJ Preprints, SOC ARXIV ) and encourages authors to anticipate the release of previous versions of their work, and is in this way contributing to the dissemination of research and for peer-to-peer collaborations.
  • Recommends that authors deposit data and all research materials in data repositories, contributing to the storage, access and sharing of data.
  • Discloses the identity of the associate editor responsible for the evaluation process in the published article.
  • Offers the possibility of disclosure of the identity of the reviewers responsible for the evaluation in the published article.
  • Offers the option of publishing the reviewer report of articles with or without the disclosure of the identity of the reviewers.


Manuscripts can be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Accepted articles are published in English and in Portuguese or Spanish.

Articles submitted for publication in RAE must be original and must not be under consideration by any other journal. Articles from papers presented at scientific conferences and theses are accepted.

To submit manuscripts, access this link.

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted to RAE pass through the following stages:

  • Preliminary format compliance.
  • Similarity tracking, supported by the iThenticate system.
  • Assessment of alignment with the scope of RAE and publication potential, by the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Assessment of the contribution to a specific area by the Associate Editor or an invited research specialist.
  • Peer review by two reviewers; in case of discrepancies in the comments and suggestions, a third one can be added.

Communication with the authors is mediated by the Associate Editor or an invited specialist researcher.

Publication Process

Once approved, the article is submitted for editing and spelling and grammar review.

The editorial office sends the final version for approval to the authors.

Articles in Portuguese or Spanish must be translated by the authors, to ensure bilingual publication.

RAE is an online publication in continuous publication flow, aiming at speed in article dissemination, with six editions per year.

Intellectual property

RAE is committed to protecting the author's intellectual rights and:

  • Adopts the Creative Commons BY (CC-BY) license on all texts it publishes, except when there is an indication of specific copyright holders and assets.
  • Assures the authors' moral rights and use of the article, according to Creative Commons BY (CC-BY). The author retains the copyright of the published article and the journal has the right of first publication.
  • Recommends the use of CRediT authorship criteria (Contributor Roles Taxonomy).
  • Uses the iThenticate similarity tracking system.
  • Adopts actions to combat plagiarism and ethical misconduct, in line with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authors' responsibility

The content of signed articles is the sole responsibility of the authors. The authors guarantee that the manuscript does not contain any copyright infringement or copyright of third parties, and that the article has not been submitted for publication in any other journal.

Processes regarding copyright policy and best practices for articles published in RAE are also described in the Participation Rules, which authors must read and accept when submitting a contribution to the journal.

Digital Preservation

All journals in the SciELO Collection have a CLOCKSS preservation system. SciELO is a member of the IBICT Rede Cariniana and the preservation process is a priority function of SciELO.


Author Guidelines

RAE Code of Ethics

For more information, write to:

Guidelines for author

In the online submission process, it is important:

  • Report authorship contribution based on CRediT criteria.
  • Declare the possibility or not of conflicts of interest in carrying out and communicating the research. A conflict of interest is any personal, intellectual, commercial, political, academic or financial issue. Conflicts of interest may occur when authors, reviewers or editors have interests that may influence their writing or evaluation of manuscripts.
  • Indicate the author of correspondence.
  • Insert the authors' data: email, institutional affiliation (main unit/subunit or department), city, state and country;
  • Include link to each author's ORCID.
  • Include link to each author's CV Lattes (for Brazilians).

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Theoretical articles should be supported by a broad bibliography of research and should propose new models for relevant phenomena in the field of Business Administration. Empirical works should provide an advance in the field in terms of providing research that has a rigorous methodology and that is conducted with appropriate criteria and adequate analysis.

Click here to download a template of article. 

General formatting

  • Language of publication:RAE accepts submissions in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
  • Length: A maximum of 8,000 words – for the complete text, including title, abstract, keywords, tables, figures, and references.
  • Font: Time New Roman, size 12; Alignment: Justified; Line spacing: 1.5.
  • Italics: Used for words and/or expressions from a foreign language which are not found in Portuguese dictionaries, as well as book titles and periodicals.
  • Bold: Used for headings and subheadings.
  • Quotation marks: Used for direct citations of up to 40 words.
  • Authorship: To preserve anonymity, the identification of the article’s authors is restricted to the registration form in the article submission system. There should be no identification of the author(s) within the article.
  • TITLE (E): Upper case + bold + justified. Respect the limit of 80 characters with spaces.
    • Título (P): Upper and lower case + bold + italic + justified.
    • Título (S): Upper and lower case + bold + italic + justified.
  • Term ABSTRACT (E) | RESUMO (P) | RESUMEN (S): Upper case + bold. Text with at most 150 words in upper and lower case in a single paragraph.
  • Term Keywords(E) | Palavras-Chave (P) | Palabras Clave (S): Upper case + bold. Respect the limit of five keywords in lower case, always separated by commas.
  • Article sections: Avoid the use of abbreviations in titles. Headings and subheadings should not be numbered
    • Section Heading: Upper case + bold + justified.
    • First Subheading: Upper and lower case + bold + justified.
    • Second Subheading: Upper and lower case + bold + gray.
  • Paragraphs: The first paragraph of each section should not be indented, the others should be indented 1.25 cm.
  • Footnotes and endnotes: RAE does not publish footnotes or endnotes. When relevant, insert the content in the text.
  • Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements to financial institutions and the owners of authors’ rights, for reproductions, should be sent in a separate file; after approval, when the article is published, the acknowledgment (s) will be inserted at the end of the article.

Example: We wish to thank Fapemig, CNPq and CAPES.

  • Abbreviations: When a term is presented for the first time in a text, it should be written out, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Subsequent mentions may be abbreviated without explanation. The article should not alternate between the written out and abbreviated forms. Example: Supply Chain Management (SCM).

Tables and figures

Tables and Figures follow the format described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) and must be inserted after the References and in the text is necessary to mention where they are to be inserted. These elements should be submitted in an editable form. They should not be sent in separate files.

Tables are a visual representation of numeric, textual data, and/or textual information. It is numbered in bold, contains the title, and is composed of columns and rows.

Figures are graphs, maps, photographs, infographics, and other illustrations not textual. It is numbered in bold and contains the title.


  • The excessive use of tables, figures, exhibits and graphs can make the text more difficult to read and understand.
  • Make sure that all the Tables and Figures are referenced in the text.
  • RAE does not publish attachments or appendices. If it is relevant, they should be incorporated in the text or as a table/exhibit, respecting in this case the formatting for tables/exhibits.

Equations and hypotheses

Equations should be numbered using Arabic numerals and right aligned.


x2 + y2 = z2                       (1)

(x2 - y2)/2 = z                     (2)

Hypotheses should be numbered with Arabic numerals and right aligned. The numbering should be preceded by the abbreviation "H".

Example: H1: Top management leadership has a positive and significant influence on alliances and resources.

Citations and references

Citations and references follow the rules of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).



Essays are freer forms of scientific contribution and are characterized by critical and creative approaches, revealing new perspectives which lead readers to reflect on themes relevant to their respective areas of knowledge. Essays should be consistent theoretically and point to innovation or improvement in their respective fields of study.

Click here to download a template of essay.

General formatting

  • Length: A maximun of 5,000 words.
  • Font: Times New Roman, size 12; Alignment: Justified; Line spacing: 1.5.
  • Italic: Used for words and/or expressions from a foreign language which are not found in Portuguese dictionaries, as well as book titles and periodicals.
  • Bold: Used for headings and subheadings.
  • Quotation Marks: Used for direct citations of less than 40 words.
  • Authorship: To preserve anonymity, authorship should be identified only in the registration form for the article submission system. Authorship should not be identified within the article or in the Properties of Word.
  • HEADING: Upper case + bold. Respect the limit of 80 characters with spaces.
    • SUBHEADING 1: Upper case + bold.
    • Subheading 2: Upper and lower case + bold.
    • Subheading 3: Upper and lower case + bold + gray.


  • Diagrams should be avoided in this type of text.
  • If your paper presents a theoretical development but is not appropriate for the Essay Section, consult the formatting for theoretical development articles.

Citations and references

Citations and references follow the rules of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).


For more information, contact:



Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de S.Paulo Av 9 de Julho, 2029, 01313-902 S. Paulo - SP Brasil, Tel.: (55 11) 3799-7999, Fax: (55 11) 3799-7871 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil