(Updated: 2018/09/14)

About the journal


Basic information

Launched in 1997, Revista de Economia Contemporânea (Journal of Contemporary Economics) is edited by the Institute of Economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (www.ie.ufrj.br). The journal aims to contribute to the academic debate among the various areas of interest in the Economics field.

On account of UFRJ Institute of Economics’ self-criticism and debating tradition, REC wishes to be plural and open to dialogue with the present-day different theoretical tendencies in the expanding frontiers of economic thought. It also focuses on discussing relevant Economic Policy topics whenever the editorials have academic importance. The magazine is regarded as an influential vehicle of information amidst the academic journals on economy in Brazil.

REC is a free and open journal and does not charge submission and evaluation fees.

Its abbreviated title is Rev. Econ. Contemp., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Sources for Indexation

Qualis/CAPES - B1 Economia
Scielo - http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1415-9848&lng=en&nrm=iso
Econlit - https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/journal_list.php%23R
Academic Journals Database - http://journaldatabase.info/journal/issn1415-9848
ROAD - http:/oad.issn.org/issn/1980-5527-revista-de-economia-contemporanea
SJR - http://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=12600154757&tip=sid
Proscopus - http://ores.su/en/journalsevista-de-economia-contemporanea/Biblat - http://biblat.unam.mx/esevistaevista-de-economia-contemporanea  



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

The Revista de Economia Contemporânea (Journal of Contemporary Economics) adopted the Creative Commons license attribution-type BY-NC until April/2015. The license attribution-type BY has been adopted ever since.

The Revista de Economia Contemporânea (Journal of Contemporary Economics) adopted the Creative Commons license attribution-type BY-NC until April/2015. The license attribution-type BY has been adopted ever since.

Ownership of copyrights belongs to the IE-UFRJ (Instituto de Economia da UFRJ), which will not pay copyrights for published works. In accordance with current copyright regulation and the type of copyright license adopted (CC-BY), 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.



REC has no sponsors. Please contact us at rec@ie.ufrj.br to become a sponsor.


Editorial Board


  • Chief Editor: David Kupfer (UFRJ)


Associated Editors

  • Angela Ganem (UFRJ)
  • Jennifer Hermann (UFRJ)
  • João L. M. Saboia (UFRJ)
  • Lena Lavinas (UFRJ)
  • Marcelo Matos (UFRJ)
  • Rudi Rocha (UFRJ)

Executive Secretary and Editorial Manager:

  • Carolina Dias (UFRJ)


Editorial Commission

  • Adilson de Oliveira (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Ana Maria Bianchi (USP, SP/BRA)
  • Carlos Lessa (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Clélio Campolina Diniz (UFMG, MG/BRA)
  • Edmar Lisboa Bacha (NUPE, RJ/ BRA)
  • Eduardo Augusto Guimarães (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Eli Diniz (UFRJ, RJ/ BRA)
  • Eulália Lobo (UFF, RJ/ BRA)
  • Fernando de Holanda Barbosa (FGV-RJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Fernando Ferrari Filho (UFRGS, RS/ BRA)
  • Fernando José Cardim de Carvalho (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Flávio Versiani (UnB, DF/BRA)
  • Gervásio Resende (UFF, RJ/BRA)
  • Giovanni Dosi (Univ. Pisa, ITA)
  • Harley Shaiken (Univ. California, Berkeley, USA)
  • João Luiz Maurity Saboia (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • José Antonio Ortega (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • José Luís Fiori (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Julio López Gallardo (UNAM, MEX)
  • Luciano Coutinho (UNICAMP, SP/BRA)
  • Luiz Carlos Delorme Prado (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Luiz Jorge Werneck Vianna (IUPERJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Maria da Conceição Tavares (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Mario Possas (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Paul Davidson (Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Pierre Salama (Univ. Paris XIII, FRA)
  • Reinaldo Gonçalves (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)
  • Stan Metcalfe (Univ. Manchester, UK)
  • Victor Prochnik (UFRJ, RJ/BRA)

Editorial Production

  • Editora Synergia Ltda

Instructions to authors


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 http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rec/login.


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 http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rec/login

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


Instituto de Economia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Avenida Pasteur, 250 sala 114, Palácio Universitário, Instituto de Economia, 22290-240 Rio de Janeiro - RJ Brasil, Tel.: 55 21 3938-5242, Tel.: 55 21 3873-5242, Fax: 55 21 2541-8148 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
E-mail: rec@ie.ufrj.br