Almost all titles are published by HEIs or R&D Units affiliated to them, being the only
exceptions the Anuário do Centro de Estudos de História do Atlântico (ISSN 1647-
3949) and the Revista Portuguesa de História do Livro (ISSN 0874-1336).
cycle (PhD) in Information and Communication in
Arte and the Universidade do Porto / Faculdade de Letras, and supervised by Armando Malheiro da Silva and
Maria Manuel Borges.
electronic versions: only three out of the twenty-two are e-journals. However, one – the
meaning that only two are online. The e-Journal of Portuguese History (ISSN 1645-
6432), created in 2003, is, as far as we know, the first Portuguese history e-journal. It is
an open access journal, jointly published by Universidade do Porto and Brown
University (USA) and hosted by the latter. The other online journal is a medieval
specialised title, published since 2005 by the IEM: Medievalia online (ISSN 1646-
740X). There is no information available with respect to the OA model adopted.
Nonetheless, no embargo periods are mentioned, which seems to point to the adoption
of the Gold OA model.
But if the aforementioned journals have always been published electronically,
there is one case in which the electronic version will soon replace the printed one. The
Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra (ISSN 0872-5632), annually
published by the Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra since 1973, is going to be, from
this year on, available only online . This transition from analogical to digital is part
of a joint project developed by Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra and
the Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra – ID@UC –, that intend to support all the
titles from this University that plan to move into the new media, using an OJS platform
Nevertheless, even when journals are published only in printed format it is possible
to access several contents through the web. The adoption of OA policies by the
Portuguese HEIs resulted in the growth of institutional repositories and increased
information sharing in academic communities. Thus, through the repository of the
Universidade dos Açores, it is possible to have access to the tables of contents, the
abstracts and some articles in full text from the Arquipélago. História (ISSN 0871-
7664). The same happens with the digital library of the Faculdade de Letras da
Universidade do Porto as regards the journals CEM: Cultura, Espaço e Memória (ISSN
2182-1097) and Revista da Faculdade de Letras. História (ISSN 0871-164X). But even
when the journals are not archived in a repository, the publishers provide their contents,
including articles in full text, freely through their web sites.