Executive Assembly Member

University of Coimbra

UC Digitalis is a global project of the University of Coimbra for the collection, valuation and dissemination of digital contents. It aims to place knowledge transfer dynamics at the service of economic, social and cultural development, thereby intensifying the University’s links with the community at national and international level. It is particularly distinctive of UC Digitalis that it is designed to promote and boost the editorial status of the science produced in the Portuguese-speaking world. It hosts the digital libraries ALMA MATER, POMBALINA and IMPACTUM, comprising almost 25,000 documents (mainly books, book chapters and articles).

For more information view: uc.pt/en

Ordinary Member:

The Portuguese Association of Higher Education Publishers (APEES)


The Portuguese Association of Higher Education Publishers (APEES) is a Portuguese private law association based in Coimbra that brings together 12 Portuguese academic publishers, which is a very significant number considering the reality of the country.

Just as higher education institutions are facing profound changes, academic publishers are also changing significantly, both in organizational terms and in how they concretely operate, in order to meet new types of needs.

APEES is aligned with the national and European efforts to promote open science, which creates new development opportunities for academic publishers, but, at the same time, requires a rationalization of their activities and an intense interinstitutional cooperation, both at national and European levels.

For more information view: apees.pt

NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities


FCSH is the largest Portuguese Higher Education and Research institution in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. It pursues teaching and research excellence in those areas, both at the national and international levels; a clear commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity; the creation, development and dissemination of a humanistic spirit; and the provision of services to the community in its areas of expertise. 13 of the Research Units and branches of cross-University centres hosted at FCSH are financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, including 5 which are ranked as “Excellent” and 7 as “Very Good”.

For more information visit: fcsh.unl.pt

University Institute of Lisbon – ISCTE-IUL


ISCTE-IUL is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level. The strategic objectives of ISCTE are: innovation, quality, internationalization and development of an entrepreneurial culture. While preserving its public university nature, ISCTE-IUL opted the Foundation Regime in 2009, the latter prescribing management according to private law.

For more information visit: http://www.iscte-iul.pt