The Brazilian Research and Studies Journal (BRaS-J) is a journal established in 2020, affiliated to the Brazilian Research and Studies Center, based in Würzburg, Germany. BRaS-J is an open access scientific publication, and its mission is to publish original and high-quality works about Brazil. Comparative analyses are welcome, as long as they use Brazil as central case. The journal focuses on political and social objects and fosters innovative methodological and theoretical perspectives through a transdisciplinary lens. BRaS-J publishes original academic articles and book reviews. English is the official language of the publications, but submissions can also be in Portuguese. All articles have editorial and peer review (double-blind review) to ensure high-quality publications. The editorial team evaluates book reviews. The electronic version publication is under Creative Commons license, and there are no publication fees (Article Processing Fees - APC). The journal’s major subjects are political science, international relations, law, economics, and communication.