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Portuguese Journal of Social Science


   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.


   The Editor welcomes contributions.