Journal ESC - [Education, Society & Cultures] Educação, Sociedade & Culturas



ESC – Educação, Sociedade & Culturas (Education, Society & Cultures), published by the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE) of the University of Porto, Portugal, is a peer-reviewed, open access, and multilingual scholarly journal.

Established in 1994, its purpose is to contribute to the advancement of educational sciences, developing its scientific field with the dissemination of empirical research supported by diversified theoretical and methodological frameworks which are able to account for more traditional and emerging educational themes. It is based on an intentionality that seeks to establish and expand the dialogue between cultures and interdisciplinary perspectives and contribute to qualifying the public debate around educational and social problems. Specifically, ESC intends to: i) disseminate knowledge produced in the fields of educational sciences and social sciences and humanities, focusing on topics within the scope of education/training in relation to social problems; ii) provide a space for scientific debate around educational issues related to diversity and difference, exclusion, inequality and social injustice from a global and situated perspective; iii) promote a critical analysis of policies and practices developed, formally and informally, in the socio-educational field; iv) be a testing ground for emerging and innovative theoretical-methodological proposals; e) be a platform for the internationalisation of educational research.

ESC welcomes submissions of original work based on empirically grounded research and supported by a strong theoretical and methodological component. Submissions must fit within the mission and scope of the journal and be relevant to an international audience. The journal accepts submissions in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish, and does not place limitations on conceptual and methodological perspectives. Without prejudice to this plurality, when submitting an article, author(s) must ensure that inclusive and non-discriminatory language is used.

This journal publishes thematic and non-thematic issues, and submissions of free-theme articles are accepted year-round on a rolling basis.

Published articles are submitted to a rigorous peer review process and review based on anonymous scientific arbitration (double-blind peer review).

Authors publishing in ESC are authorised and recommended to self-archive the articles published in institutional repositories.

The contents of the published papers and the opinions expressed in them are the sole responsibility of their authors.

Publication in this journal is completely free of charge for authors, and there are no submission, processing or publication costs or fees.


ESC addresses an international audience of academics, researchers and students in the journal's areas of interest, but also educators, teachers, decision makers and the general public.


Education, Training, Cultures, Diversity, School, Inequality



This journal does not charge any submission or processing fees.


Print ISSN: 0872-7643 | Online ISSN: 2184-8408

Publication frequency | 3 issues per year

We are pleased to announce that the new website of the journal Educação, Sociedade & Culturas is now available at https://ojs.up.pt/index.php/esc-ciie. It is hosted at U.Porto’s Journal Host Portal, based on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open source journal publishing platform.

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