About This Journal

Since Portuguese Cultural Studies (PCS) was founded at the University of Utrecht in 2007 it has fostered open critical and theoretical discussions on a wide range of issues, which have impacted the Portuguese-speaking world, as manifested in its cultural productions. The Journal, through such dialogue, has been able to present different viewpoints on the issues of our time and to generate thoughtful and critical analyses about them. PCS, grounded on a platform that integrates interdisciplinary approaches from different disciplines, is committed to expand both critical and theoretical perspectives and open new paths beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. Thus, it promotes scholarship that investigates both traditional cultural manifestations and popular and/or marginal cultural artifacts, as it attempts to bring together a transnational understanding of cultural production and consumption. Furthermore, it strongly encourages research that engages with newly emergent theoretical and critical modes of inquiry.

Open Access Statement

PCS is a diamond open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. We do not charge APC fees for publication. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is per the BOAI definition of open access.  Articles are published under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0)


We accept submissions in English or in Portuguese. Submissions cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming or under review, in another venue. Articles will be subject to double-blind review by two readers. Referees will be members of the advisory board or designated readers with expertise in the field of submission. See Guidelines.

Author Copyright

Authors hold full copyright in their work and retain publishing rights without restriction.