Mapping political research in Portugal: scientific articles in national academic journals (2000-2012)

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In recent years there has been a growing effort to trace the developments of political science in different countries through the analysis of articles published in academic journals. Building on existing literature on the history of the discipline, this contribution provides an attempt to produce a quantitatively informed description of political science publishing in Portugal from 2000 to 2012. Results show that the yearly output in national journals increased notably, mainly driven by international relations and comparative politics. A strong majority of articles are authored by researchers from domestic institutions. Nevertheless, the period under analysis witnessed an expanding scope beyond the domestic case and an increasing comparative focus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-339
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Political Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Political science
  • Portugal
  • Journal articles
  • Science

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