The CES Collection showcases the scientific production currently developed at the Centre for Social Studies (CES, in the original acronym). It seeks to mirror the topicality and interdisciplinarity of the debates in the Social Sciences, the Arts and the Humanities that mark the research carried out here.

Disseminating research work and contributing to ongoing scientific reflection are its two main objectives – always from diverse historical, cultural, political and sociological perspectives that are not afraid to embrace new epistemological challenges, such as dialogues with the South and from the South.

The Collection edited, since 2022, in partnership with the Coimbra University Press seeks to harness the advantages resulting from a combination between the scientific production carried out at CES – as an internationally recognized research unit of excellence – and the best practices of open science that govern the Coimbra University Press.

Initiated in 2009, in a partnership with the Almedina publishing house, the CES Collection had, in its first phase, 10 series, representing thematic and research lines (Cities and Architecture; Knowledge and Institutions; Cosmopolis; Democracy and Participation; Law and Society; Identities and Interculturalities; Literature and Art; Social Policies; Risk and Regulation; Labour and Society). With the reformulation of the Collection, in 2019, there is now a single collection, under which the proposed works undergo a process of scientific refereeing, subjected to a double-blind peer review. Maintaining the same demanding process of scientific reviewing, but focusing on the publication of works in open access and an active policy of knowledge transfer, the CES Collection migrates in 2022 to the Coimbra University Press.

With this new partnership, the works of the CES Collection may come to integrate international reference indexing bases such as the Clarivate Book Citation Index, the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and the Ibero-American Network for Innovation and Scientific Knowledge (REDIB - Books), and are thus expected to have an even stronger impact.