The Portuguese Journal of Social Science (PJSS) is an
English language, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published, with the
support from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia under the
coordination of the Social Science Research Unit (Unidade de
Investigação em Ciências Sociais—UNICS) at the Higher Institute for
Labour and Business Studies (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e
da Empresa – ISCTE), a state funded university institute located in
Lisbon, the largest in Portugal doing social science research.
The general issues are dedicated primarily to introducing an international
readership to the best work currently being produced by Portuguese
scholarship in the social sciences. This work—until the publication of
PJSS—was only available in Portuguese or was scattered among a variety
of different non-Portuguese language journals. Much important work – of
general interest to the social science community as well as of particular
interest to specialists in Latin America and Southern Europe—has tended
to be neglected by readers who do not readily read Portuguese or who do
not have access to Portuguese language journals.
While preference will be given to original work, the PJSS may consider
pieces that have previously been published in languages other than English.
All articles will be submitted to two referees, nominated by the Editorial
Committee, for peer review. The principal academic disciplines to be
covered by the PJSS include anthropology, demography, economics, history,
political science, social geography, social psychology and sociology.