Journals and Publishers

ISCTE-IUL promotes the dissemination of knowledge through 7 peer review journals, indexed in international databases.

All the journals are listed in CAPES and a large number are indexed in Scopus and the Web of Science, which open doors to the publication and dissemination of scientific results in an international context. In addition, the publisher Mundos Sociais, affiliated with one of the Institute's research units (CIES-IUL) publishes high-quality work in the field of Social Sciences. Several research units publish collections of working papers.

Cadernos de Estudos Africanos

Cadernos de Estudos Africanos is a scientific journal published by CEI-IUL. Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, the journal welcomes contributions from the international scientific community working within the purview of the social sciences and specializing in African Studies. Since its first issue in July 2001, Cadernos de Estudos Africanos has been published on a regular, semi-annual basis.

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Editor CEI-IUL
Editor-in-Chief Clara Carvalho
Periodicity Biannual
Publication Languages Portuguese, Italian, English, French, Spanish
Keywords African Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
Editorial support, ext. 292900
Indexing and abstracting bibliographic databases Scopus, SciELO,, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, e-revist@s, Latindex
Other directories and ratings Capes-WebQualis, Index Copernicus Internacional, DOAJ, SHERPA/RoMEO
ISSN 1645-3794
CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios

CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios is an academic journal in the scientific area of Urban Studies that was established in 2000 by a team of researchers from the former Centre for Territorial Studies, consolidating a heritage of scientific research and academic work at ISCTE-IUL of over twenty years and currently published semi-annually by the Dinâmia'CET-IUL.

CIDADES, now in e-journal format, pursues the objective of disseminating research and discussions in the scientific area of Urban Studies, seeking to consolidate itself in the academic publishing scene, nationally and internationally, as a reference publication in its field.

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Editor-in-Chief Pedro Costa
Periodicity  Biannual
Publication Languages  Portuguese, Italian, English, French, Spanish
Keywords Urban Studies, Architecture, Sociology
Editorial support Mariana Leite Braga,, ext. 293100
Indexing and abstracting bibliographic databases IBSS, EBSCOhost, Latindex
Other directories and ratings Capes-WebQualis, SHERPA/RoMEO, RCAAP
ISSN 2182-3030

Etnográfica is the only Portuguese journal dedicated exclusively to social and cultural anthropology. It is a dynamic and consolidated project, having gained reputation as a quality scientific publication with wide international recognition.

Etnográfica covers a broad range of ethnographic contexts, the journal stresses high-quality empirical research, varied analytical perspectives and theoretical innovation. Articles selected by the Editorial Committee are subjected to double-blind peer review by two experts in the field. Etnográfica reflects the diversity of theoretical perspectives, fields and places of production of contemporary anthropological knowledge, as well as the variety and richness of the examined social and geopolitical contexts.

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Editor-in-chief Manuela Ivone Cunha
Periodicity Triannual
Publication laguages Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Keywords Anthropology
Editorial support Catarina Mira,, 722092
Indexing and abstracting bibliographic databases Scopus, Web of Science - SciELO Citation Index,, SciELO, Anthropological Index Online, Latindex, EBSCOhost
Other directories and ratings SCImago SJR, ERIH Plus, Capes-WebQualis, Index Copernicus Internacional, ClassifICS, DOAJ, SHERPA/RoMEO
ISSN 0873-6561
ISSN online 2182-2891
Ler História

Ler História is a publication focused on promoting studies in History and Social Sciences, distinguished by its scientific referees and international circulation.

The submitted articles, derived from research in these fields, are subject to rigorous evaluation, and Ler História is justly proud of its group of nationally and internationally renowned authors.

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Editor Ler História – Associação de Atividades Científicas
Editor-in-chief José Vicente Serrão
Periodicity Biannual
Publication languages Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Keywords History and Social Sciences
Editorial support Mariana Leonor Francisco,
Indexing and abstracting bibliographic databases Scopus,, EBSCOhost, Latindex, Historical Abstracts
Other directories and ratings Capes-WebQualis, ERIH Plus, SHERPA/RoMEO, DOAJ
ISSN 0870-6182
Portuguese Journal of Social Science

The Portuguese Journal of Social Science (PJSS), created in 2002, is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary jornal focused on research about Portuguese society. However, the journal takes a broad view and accepts articles that are not exclusively devoted to the Portuguese case. It particularly welcomes comparative studies.

While the journal concentrates on research articles it operates a flexible policy in respect of other types of submission, including book reviews. 

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Editor Intellect
Editor-in-chief Luís Nuno Rodrigues
Periodicity Triannual
Publication languages English
Keywords Social Sciences and Humanities
Editorial support, ext. 722201
Indexing and abstracting bibliographic databases Web of Science-Thomson Reuters-core, Scopus, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, ISBSS, Sociological Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Latindex, EBSCOhost
Other directories and ratings Capes-WebQualis
ISSN 1476-413X
Revista de Gestão dos Países de Língua Portuguesa

Revista de Gestão dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (RGPLP), edited by INDEG/ISCTE-IUL in collaboration with the Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a quarterly publication that provides a scientific approach and dissemination of different areas of Management, such as Strategy, Marketing, Human Resources, Tourism, Logistics, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, among others. With contributions from renowned national and foreign authors, RPBG comprises articles and case-studies.

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Editor INDEG, ISCTE-IUL; Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Editor-in-chief Luís Reto (Portugal) and Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti (Brazil)
Periodicity Triannual
Publication languages Portuguese, English, Spanish
Keywords Management and Administration
Editorial support
Indexing and abstracting bibliographic databases Thomson Reuters-SciELO Citation Index, Scielo
Other directories and ratings CAPES-WebQualis, DOAJ
ISSN 1645-4464
Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas

Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas is a scientific journal whose main purpose is to publish sociological analysis articles resulting from original research, the development of theory, or thematic evaluation. It also reveals interdisciplinary openness to work from other areas of social sciences, being directed towards an international audience. The journal Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas was established in 1986, and has been published uninterruptedly ever since, being indexed in various international bibliographic databases.

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Editor-in-chief António Firmino da Costa
Periodicity Triannual
Publication languages Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Keywords Social Sciences and Humanities
Editorial support Mónica Monteiro,, 217903238
Indexing and abstracting bibliographic databases SCOPUS, Web of Science-Thomson Reuteurs SciELO Citation Index, SciELO, EBSCOhost, Latindex, Sociological Abstracts
Other directories and ratings SCImago SJR, Capes-WebQualis, DOAJ
ISSN 0873-6529
Publisher Mundos Sociais

Mundos Sociais, founded in 2010, is a CIES-IUL publisher that promotes scientific publications of high quality in the areas of Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, History, Education Sciences and  other Social Sciences. Besides the general catalogue, Mundos Sociais also publishes the journal “Sociologia, Problemas e Prática”, the collection ”Questões de Partida” and the collection “Desigualdades” coordinated by the Inequality Observatory.

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Director Susana da Cruz Martins
Editorial support Lina Cardoso,, 217903238
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