About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Brazilian Keynesian Review (Electronic ISSN 2446-8509) is a scholarly journal edited by the Brazilian Keynesian Association. Created in 2015, the journal publishes original research papers and reviews in economics and related discipinary fields. It aims at publishing and disclosing theoretical and empirical studies that deal with Keynesian economics.

Its editorial guidance is based on pluralism, which means it will also accept contributions with diverse research orientations. Manuscripts are nonetheless expected to present an interface with Keynesian economics, such as Institutionalist, Structuralist or Evolutionary approaches. Standards of scholarly quality and relevance are the sole criteria for editorial decisions.

The Brazilian Keynesian Review publishes two issues yearly, offering full open access to its entire content. It publishes original papers, in Portuguese or in English.

The journal is structured in two parts. The first one is open for traditional academic papers. The second part of the journal focuses on short papers that deal with Brazil´s or the World´s current economic situation. The journal also receives book and paper reviews. In the latter case, the journal ensures further replies from authors are published in the same issue. All published issues are available in pdf format here.

In addition to the regular issues, Brazilian Keynesian Review also publishes thematic Special Editions, which are edited by guest editors. Special Editions follow the same submission and evaluation rules as regular editions.

Published articles are listed and indexed in international bibliographic bases (Latindex, Google Scholar).

Peer Review Process

The Brazilian Keynesian Review (BKR) publishes original manuscripts, in portuguese or english, that are in accordance with its Editorial Policies. The Journal only publishes papers that are within its field of interest and scholarly standards are the main criteria for editorial decisions. Manuscripts should contain a reasonable original economic reasoning and proper references to the literature on the subject. In addition, papers submited with comments on previously published BKR articles shall also be considered for publication. These papers should encompass critical analyses of articles published in the journal. If they are accepted for publication, any aforementioned authors are entitled to a reply in the same issue.

The submission of a paper to the Journal should imply that it has not been previously published and it is not being considered for publication in other journals. 

The journal publishes articles that are in accordance with its editorial policy and within its field of interest. As soon as the manuscript is received, the editorial team verifies its compliance with the submission rules and analyses its originality and relevance, as well as the conformability of the manuscript to the journal's editorial line. Articles must meet the originality criterion and make appropriate references to the literature on the topic. If they do not fulfill one of the requirements above, the article is rejected by the editors.

Manuscripts accepted for evaluation are then subjected to a blind peer-review process, being evaluated by up to two anonymous reviewers chosen within specialists in the field, with an institutional affiliation that is different from that of the authors of the manuscript. Ocasionally, reviewers can also be selected among members of the Editorial Board. The referees are asked to issue a definitive recommendation among the following options: 1) Accept; 2) Make mandatory corrections; 3) Submit again for evaluation; 4) Submit to another journal; 5) Reject and 6) See Comments. When a manuscript receives a large number of modifications, it is usually recommended the resubmission of a modified version of the manuscript. The Brazilian Keynesian Review asks referees to issue their opinion in six weeks. Once the opinions have been issued, the editors make the following decisions: "Approved"; "Approved with Modifications", "Resubmission"; "Declined".

In case the recommendation is to "Make Mandatory Corrections", authors must send the updated version of the manuscript within the period defined by the editors (30 to 60 days) as soon as they are notified by the editors. If the authors do not submit a justified request for a deadline extension, the article will be rejected and filed. Upon receiving the updated version of the manuscript, the editors decide between sending it to the same referees, sending it to new referees, or making a final decision.

Once approved, manuscripts shall be published according to their order of approval. The journal may also opt to use, as an additional criterion for the order of publication, the scope of the work and the degree of interest of the magazine in publishing it.

The submission of a paper implies its authorization for publication in the Journal. No copyrights shall be paid.

Publication Frequency

The Brazilian Keynesian Review (BKR) publishes two issues yearly.

Open Access Policy

This Journal offers free and immediate access to its content (Golden Open Access), following a principle by which free public availability of scientific knowledge increases the world democratization of knowledge. All published content is licensed through Creative Commons CC-BY.

Article submission / processing charges

There are no charges whatsoever accruing to authors who either submit their work to, or publish their work on Brazilian Keynesian Review.

Authorship and Anti-plagiarism Policy

The submission of a manuscript for evaluation means that the authors acknowledge the authorship of the text, as well as its originality, that is, that no part of the work has been previously published (except for theses, dissertations, texts for discussion and congress proceedings). Submission also means that the manuscript is not being evaluated in another journal or any kind of publication.

The authorship of the articles must be decided before the submission of the manuscripts and cannot be changed after the final acceptance of the article. During the evaluation process, in exceptional cases, if a change in authorship is required, the main author should contact the Editor stating: (a) the reasons for the change; and (b) the agreement of the other co-authors with the change in co-authorship.

Authors' identification

The journal requires that authors be registered with the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID). Registration for generating ORCID can be done free of charge here.

Discrimination and Use of Language

We strongly suggest the use of neutral and inclusive language in the manuscripts. Authors should not assume that the group to which they belong is a reference for others, implying abnormality or superiority. Text in the manuscripts should be elaborated following good principles on gender diversity, sexual orientation, creed, race and skills. The Brazilian Keynesian Review does not evaluate articles that directly or indirectly suggest any type of discrimination.