The Journal and its Mission

Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento (also known as Research in Production and Development or RPD) is edited since 2015 by Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca, without interruption. It has continuous flow periodicity, uses a peer review method for evaluation. From 2020 onwards, it assumes the American Psychological Association (APA) publication standards. The fulfillment of these requirements facilitates their indexation in the main international databases of specialty journals, which guarantees a greater diffusion of published works and, consequently, of their authors.

Its mission is to publish original multidisciplinary research that contributes to the development of cities and their productive systems. Presents evaluation subjects that can be related to management into organizations and municipalities. The published material serves researchers, teachers, students and managers.

RPD is a multidisciplinary journal that intends to publish, with priority, articles in English and spanish, as a way to spread to a more diverse public. We also receive portuguese articles for evaluation. If a portuguese article submission be approved, the authors will do the translation.


Instructions for submitting proposals for special issues

Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento (RPD) receives proposals for special issues all year round. Proposals must include the following:

- It must be sent to the e-mail

- They should be written in Word format, in Times New Roman font, type size 12, with 1.5 spacing, paginated, on letter size paper with 2.5 cm margins

- The must include:

  • Títle
  • General objective
  • Keywords
  • Proposal's origin
  • Theoretical framework
  • Main topics
  • Bibliography
  • Special issue's relevance
  • Proposal's coordinators' information (academic background, current institution, latest publications and e-mail address)
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Focus and Scope

This journal publishes scientific research about new knowlege related to management and global development.  Focusses into evaluation studies that contributes to organizations and cities grow, bringing relevant findings to managers, scholars, policy shapers, and activists.

The target audience of RPD is formed by researchers who work in the development of knowledge and activities aimed at improving organizational performance and public policies directed to the economy and the territory.

Costs related to journal hosting and maintenance of its repository are the responsibility of Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca.

The journal adopts the integrity parameters on Scientific Activity Guidelines presented by the National Scientific and Technological Development Council (CNPq). These Guidelines are available at:

Publication Frequency

In 2019 the modality of continuous publication of articles is adopted. It means that each article, after review and acceptance by peers, will be published immediately in the volume / section. Due to this special structure, the publication process will end in the last week of November. The articles approved between the last week of November and the month of December will be included in the volume of the following year. Each new volume in continuous publication of the journal should start between the last fifteen days of the previous year and the first fifteen days of the current year for the volume.

In 2019 this journal received 40 articles submissions and 25 of them were rejected (62%). In 2018 this journal received 68 articles and 22 of them were rejected (32%). In 2017, submissions totaled 52 submissions, 23 of which were rejected (44%).


Open Access Policy

Since jan/2019 this journal will publish sections with 5-20 articles by means of free and immediate access to its content, following the principle of global democratization of knowledge.

There is no fee for submission, evaluation, publication or access to articles published in this journal.

Authors are recommended to include their work in social networks such as Researchgate and institutional repositories once the article has been published or made visible on the journal page, without forgetting to include the digital document identifier and the name of the journal.