Focus and Scope

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 accepts papers from other social science areas, where there is an interdisciplinary interest. It is directed towards an international audience, publishing articles in Portuguese, English Spanish and French, by authors from various countries. The journal's editorial stance is governed by principles of scientific quality, paradigmatic pluralism and social relevance. It aims to ensure that the articles published make a significant contribution to the advance of knowledge. Articles submitted for publication undergo a blind independent review by at least two recognised specialists drawn from a range of countries.The journal Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas was established in 1986, since when it has been published without interruption. It is indexed in various international bibliographic databases.

Peer Review Process

Originals submitted for publication are sent to recognised specialists for independent refereeing on the basis of a "double-blind" review. The Editor makes the final decision on selection, after hearing the Editorial Committee.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that freely available scientific knowledge to the public supports a greater democratization of knowledge.


The journal Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas is tri-annual (January, May and September).

Technical information

Copyright: CIES, Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia; NIF: 501.590.854

Publisher: Mundos Sociais, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), CIES-IUL, Av. das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa, Portugal

Legal deposit.: 123822/98

ISSN (print): 0873-6529

ISSN (on-line): 2182-7907

N.º de registo no ICS: 111597


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