How QUALIS CAPES influences Brazilian academic production? A stimulus or a barrier for advancement?

Vol. 39 No. 2 (2019)

Apr-Jun / 2019
Published April 1, 2019
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How to Cite

Andrey Almeida Lopes Fernandes, Gustavo, and Leonardo de Oliveira Manchini. 2019. “How QUALIS CAPES Influences Brazilian Academic Production? A Stimulus or a Barrier for Advancement?”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 39 (2), 285-305. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572019-3006.

How QUALIS CAPES influences Brazilian academic production? A stimulus or a barrier for advancement?

Gustavo Andrey Almeida Lopes Fernandes
Professor da Escola de Administração e Economia de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas – EAESP/ FGV, São Paulo/SP, Brasil.
Leonardo de Oliveira Manchini
Pesquisador de Administração Pública da Escola de Administração e Economia de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas – EAESP-FGV, São Paulo/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 39 No. 2 (2019), Apr-Jun / 2019, Pages 285-305

Abstract

This study delves into the consequences of QUALIS CAPES. To do that, data on the editorial boards of the journals classified as A1 and A2 in the areas of Business, Accounting and Tourism; and Economics are collected. Findings show that the US and the UK dominate the academic production. Brazil and other emerging countries are not relevant. Issues of the five top journals of each area were analyzed, showing that QUALIS may bias research in the country to issues not connected to Brazilian questions.

JEL Classification: O3; O38.


Keywords: Development, government policy, research