Humanitas by CIAC – Centre for Research in Arts and Communication, in partnership with Grácio Editor, is a collection of essays promoting the results of research produced in this centre. Its aim is to make, through the works published here, our contribution in the scientific field of humanities.

The healthy cross-over nature of CIAC research, which covers the Arts, Communication and Culture, Languages/Literature and Digital Humanities, provides the justification for presenting a collection that follows this plural spirit of reflection. This lies, in essence, in the ability to embrace man as a being who expresses himself in the most varied of ways. Humanitas finds its purpose in celebrating the return to humanistic studies, to humanities, therefore, in the primordial and broad sense that the Greeks and Romans attributed to them, as a response to the constant challenges thrown at us in the contemporary world.

As such, this collection reflects the desirable harmony between the study of new languages, new processes and methods, and the soundness of knowledge that prolongs theoretical and critical traditions. Revisiting artistic and cultural products of the past, either to (re)question them in view of the current paradigm or to (re)understand them as humanistic objects without time will, in turn, stimulate thinking about contemporary modes of artistic and cultural expression.

Scientific areas

Arts, Communications and Culture, Language & Literature, Digital Humanities


Susana Costa and Mirian Tavares

Scientific Commission

Arts: Eugénia Vasques, Pedro Cabral Santo, Adérito Marcos

Communication and Culture: Bruno Silva, Mirian Tavares, Nelson Zagalo

Languages and Literature: Armando Nascimento Rosa, Pere Ferré, João Minhoto Marques

Digital Humanities: José Bidarra, Sandra Boto, Mauro Figueiredo

  1. The Humanitas collection is open, on a permanent basis, to receiving essay work originals (written individually or collectively) for publication, under the aegis of publisher Grácio Editor, in the following areas: Arts, Communication and Culture, Languages & Literature and Humanities Digital, with allocation of ISBN.
  2. The plan is to publish 2 works per year, to be selected during two appraisal periods, held in the first and last quarters of each calendar year.
  3. Original essay papers resulting from the practice of scientific and/or artistic research, not including reports, are accepted for consideration.
  4. Works that have been proposed for publication in any other collection previously will not be accepted for consideration.
  5. Papers will be accepted in one of the following languages: Portuguese, English or Spanish.
  6. Proposed works may be submitted by the authors themselves or may result from invitations made by the collection’s Scientific Commission to individuals of recognised merit in the scientific field. In these cases the peer review process does not apply.
  7. Works should be submitted via email address Originals will only be accepted in Word format.
  8. Originals should be accompanied, in a separate Word format file, by the author’s (authors’) name, affiliation and brief curriculum vitae (max 200 words) and by a summary of the work (max 300 words) in the original language and in Portuguese, as well as five key words that characterise it, equally in the original language and in Portuguese (whenever the work is written in Portuguese – see section 5 of these regulations).
  9. When submitting the work, authors should also complete and sign the originality agreement with regard to the work they submit. This signed agreement should be sent in digital format along with with the work. A signed declaration, in digital format, should also be attached, in which authorisation is given to Grácio Editor to publish their work.
  10. Authors will be sent an email notifying them of the receipt of their originals, in addition to the appraisal process to which they will be subject.
  11. Upon receipt, the works will be considered by the collection’s scientific commission designated for the scientific field in question, whereby they will be assessed in terms of quality by the scientific panel of the field in question.
  12. All material submitted for analysis should follow the editorial guidelines, which contain detailed instructions on formatting and the style to be adopted.
  13. If the work does not fit within the collection’s editorial policy, is deemed to not be of sufficient quality to become part of it, in accordance with the instructions of the scientific commission, or in the event it does not respect the instructions provided in these regulations, the collection’s coordinators reserve the right to not publish it. The scientific commission may suggest changes to the original works.
  14. When the review and evaluation process is completed, authors will receive email notification of the editorial decision.
  15. The works to be published are subject to proofreading.
  16. Cases not covered by these regulations will be duly analysed and resolved by the Humanitas Collection coordinators and by the coordinators of CIAC – Centre for Research in Arts and Communication.
  17. These regulations are subject to revision, whenever the collection’s coordinators and CIAC deem necessary.
  18. The collection’s coordinators or CIAC reserve the right to revoke these regulations, if the conditions necessary for their validity are no longer met.

Faro, December 20, 2016

(The collection’s coordinating body)

Editorial guidelines for the authors

Originality agreement