RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas (Journal of Business Management), vol. 59, n. 4, July-August 2019

Editorial: 

Translated version

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-759020190401

SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE: RAE’s NEW IMPACT FACTOR

The impact factor (IF) of the RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas (Journal of Business Management) has increased in international indexes such as Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Scopus, SciELO, and Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico (REDIB). According to the latest ranking published by Clarivate Analytics (June 2019), the increase in JCR was over 70% from 0.404 (2017) to 0.701 (2018). This result ranks RAE among the top 10 journals in Brazil indexed in the WoS/SSCI database, which tracks social science journals. These numbers are extremely significant when considering that they were obtained before 2018, when most of the articles were published in Portuguese. RAE became bilingual in 2018, publishing all its articles in Portuguese and English, or Spanish and English.

Also indexed in Elsevier's Scopus, the CiteScore of RAE increased from 0.49 (2017) to 0.80 (2018). CiteScore is calculated as the total number of citations in 2018 divided by the number of documents published between 2015 and 2017. The IF in SciELO increased from 0.4286 (2017) to 0.6056 (2018), the highest among Brazilian business administration journals. The RAE's Global Qualifier in REDIB is 26,637, ranking first in the general ranking of social sciences, which includes publications from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Spain, and other countries.

In addition to the invaluable collaboration of the Editorial Policy Committee, the Scientific Editorial Board (Associate Editors), and all the reviewers who contribute to the development of the articles, these advances would not be possible without the support of the authors who honor us with their valuable submissions and by citing our articles. Our deepest thanks to the entire scientific community, who make RAE’s visibility possible.

We would like to thank Professor Eduardo Diniz, who, during his work as Editor-in-Chief, witnessed the inclusion of RAE in the WoS/SSCI database and raised RAE’s impact level to 0.408. We also thank the Assistant Editor, Felipe Zambaldi, and our editorial team, Ilda Fontes, Eldi Soares, Eduarda Pereira Anastácio, Denise Francisco Cândido, Andréa Cerqueira, Aline Santos, and Rute Almeida, who are behind the scenes, but without whom this would not be possible.

A JCR of 0.701 allows us to participate in the international scene of academic publications in business administration, even as we continue to publish articles in Portuguese, which is in line with the mission of the Getulio Vargas Foundation of contributing to the development of Brazil. We thank FGV EAESP for its support in this work.

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Maria José Tonelli1

ORCID: 0000-0002-6585-1493

1Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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