Editorial Governance


Having the objective to award the RGSA with an efficient governance system, compatible with the best editorial practices, a personal nomenclature was developed for this editorial policy. Therefore, for each instance of this governance - Editorial Board, Scientific Committee and Editor - there is a clear and precise definition for their attributions and responsibilities, stressing the need to consistently guarantee the best ethical principles and full transparency in the editorial process.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is constituted by academics of numerous Brazilian and International higher-education and research institutions, highly regarded in the academic field. Their members do not act solely in the social and environmental management area. The actions of the Editorial Board are not performed, necessarily, in a collective manner. There is no provision of regular meetings to deal with listed issues. There is no formal involvement of the Editorial Board members with the entity legally responsible for publishing the journal. Each member individually participates in the journal, through articulating with the Scientific Committee, or the Editor. Indeed, each member acts as a consultant to the Scientific Committee and the Editor, indicating referees, interpreting or suggesting improvements to the Editorial Policy, promoting the journal, and positioning oneself as the arbitrator in strategic RGSA situations in the academic and professional milieu. The Editorial Board neither supervises nor interferes in the editorial process, and remains separate to the article arbitrage process. The Board may express its opinion in relevant matters, such as the consistency and quality of the editorial policy and publications, and in ethical issues related to editorial management and publication of articles. Each member also takes the position of an ombudsman of the scientific community acting in this field, guaranteeing academic credibility and the stance expected from a scientific journal.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is constituted by academic representatives of various research groups acting in the social and environmental sector in Higher Education (HE) Institutions, all across the country. It is open to international representation, provided an effective participation is taken in the direction of the journal. The mission of this Committee is to assure credibility in all editorial procedures, consistency in adopted themes and the final quality of publications, which presupposes a commitment to the indexing criteria of renowned bibliometric databases. The Committee must also seek institutional and financial support for the maintenance of the RGSA. The Scientific Committee acts in a collegiate manner, through transparent and democratic decisions. The meetings occur during two annual conventions, the International Conference of Corporate and Environmental Management (ENGEMA) and the Meetings of the Brazilian Academy of Management (ENANPAD). In these events, the representatives of the (HE) Institutions composing the Scientific Committee gather to discuss the editorial policy and relevant procedures, including the choice of Scientific Editor, when pertinent. The Editor guides the Scientific Committee, requests contributions from individual members and summons meetings during the mentioned events to deliberate, when necessary, on strategic and operational matters. Any member may justify the summoning of extraordinary meetings, list relevant themes for the journal's development, and name new members to compose the committee and the reviser team. The Committee may suggest special invitations for themes of interest to the scientific community, and establish forums for thematic issues. The Scientific Committee does not directly interfere in the editorial operation of the RGSA, that is the responsibility of the Editor and his/her team.

Scientific Editor

The Scientific Editor is responsible for the journal’s publication, in both its technical and scientific aspects, with the support of a team. The entire editorial process is completed through the Open Journal System (OJS, SEER in Brazil), making the editorial flow extremely impersonal, as demonstrated in the editorial process flowchart on the OJS software, under the item “About/About the Publication System of Electronic Journals”. The Editor has specific action on prior selection of articles sent to publication; their distribution among referees; their evaluation based on issued opinions; and referral of accepted texts to revision and publication. It is his/her attribution to assure the adoption of the required publication and formatting standards. The Editor coordinates the work of the Scientific Committee associated with the actions of Editorial Board members. The editor is also charged with allocating a Support Editorial Team to operate the OJS and eventually deal with the routine tasks of the editorial process, yet without passing on his/her responsibilities.

Associate Editors (until 2020)

  • Prof. Celso Funcia Lemme, Instituto COPPEAD de Administração, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - COPPEAD/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Zandra Balbinot, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada
  • Marconi Freitas da Costa, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Recife, Brazil
  • Lucas Santos Cerqueira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG, Brazil
  • Mariana Lima Bandeira, Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Ecuador

Editors (Past)

  • Eliana Andréa Severo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Recife, Brasil
  • Jacques Demajorovic, Centro Universitário FEI, São Paulo, Brasil
  • José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EAESP e FGV EBAPE), Brasil
  • José Célio Silveira Andrade, Universidade Federal da Bahia - UFBA, Salvador, Brasil
  • Lilian Soares Outtes Wanderley, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Recife, Brasil
  • Maria Tereza Saraiva de Souza, Centro Universitário FEI, São Paulo, Brasil