DINÂMIA’CET – IUL, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies is an ISCTE-IUL research unit which combines fundamental and applied research on economic, social and cultural topics. It carries out advanced international research systematically grounded on interdisciplinarity. With the aim of framing a new approach to sustainable development, our research seeks to contribute to the understanding of the contemporary world through the analysis of the contexts, the actors and the consequences of change, with a focus on institutional frameworks, and through extensive recourse to comparative approaches.

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 an acquis of scientific research and academic work at ISCTE-IUL for over twenty years. Its founder and first director was Professor Vítor Matias Ferreira.

CIDADES, now in e-journal format, strives to disseminate 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.

The orientation of CIDADES is based on the plurality of theoretical perspectives and disciplinary approaches to the analysis of the city, as enshrined in the array of multidisciplinary scientific area of Urban Studies. CIDADES seeks further knowledge about urban problems and policies in order to intervene and, in general, concerning the processes of transformation of cities, communities and territories.​

CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios is currently indexed by Scopus, SciELO, OpenEdition and other Abstracting and Indexing Services.

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Working Papers & Reports

DINÂMIA’CET-IUL Working Papers series aims to publish original materials proceeding from ongoing/concluded projects involving the Centre’s researchers. Aside this main calling, D’C Working Papers also disseminate other preparatory work resulting from papers presented to scientific events – conferences, seminars and workshops involving D’C researchers. The Working Paper series coordinator conducts the blind peer-review process, undertaken by area experts. This publication line also encompasses manuscripts by graduate students at ISCTE-IUL and from DINÂMIA’CET-IUL partner university institutions.

In any case, DINAMIA’CET-IUL Working Paper series editor reserves the right to publish or decline publication. All papers accepted for publication may be subject to reviewing according to what peer reviewers and/or the editor indicate.


DINÂMIA’CET Reports – IUL is to publish studies, mainly by students. The reports do not have the traditional structure of a journal article, such as eminently empirical research reports, master thesis, book reviews of works or relevant authors.


All submissions should be sent to the following address: Please check the following document containing our author and referee guidelines.

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Portuguese journal of social sciences

The Portuguese Journal of Social Science is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal focusing on research about Portuguese society by scholars of any nationality. However, the journal takes a broad view and accepts articles that are not exclusively devoted to the Portuguese case. We particularly welcome comparative studies.

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