About the Magazine


Editorial Statute

The ESTUDO PREVIO magazine is an academic biannual journal, published by the Center for the Study of Architecture, City and Territory of the Autonomous University of Lisbon (CEACT/UAL).

With this publication we want to project a new place where knowledge sharing can be done with the naturalness of a conversation, with the rigor of a technical article, with the presentation of a book or even through open debate in the digital community.

The proposal to create another architecture magazine was, from the beginning, a challenge to choose a slightly different path and therefore we created an editorial line centered on the real conditions that determine architectural production even before any sketch or model, or even even before we were architects.

The permanent crisis, the climatic change, the discussion about the future of the City will certainly be themes that we want to deepen in this publication as other themes which influence Portuguese architecture and the growing diversity of new professions where architects are able to make their contribution.

We want this to be a publication that makes a PREVIEW on teaching and practice in architecture and that expands the debate on the conditions and constraints of our profession, so that we can continue to evolve through the sharing of experiences, opinions and work of investigation. Only then will we be able to build a solid base, open to finding solutions to the new problems and challenges that the world faces today.

The core of this publication focuses on Interviews and the open Paper Submission system. The Interviews are focused on generating conversations that fluctuate between the pedagogical, research and professional practices of each respondent and can be read, in Portuguese and English, but can also be heard directly on the website; Articles will work in a call-for-papers system, selected by the editorial board.

We also have space to promote the invitation to read, not only books published recently, but also classics – books that have become important references for architecture.


Declaration of Ethics and Publication Pratices

The journal Estudo Prévio and its editor, Centro de Estudos de Arquitetura, Cidade e Território da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (CEACT/UAL), are committed to a broad set of deontological principles in the performance of their activity, which guarantee ethics in publication and quality of articles. This commitment extends to all parties involved, authors, editors and reviewers of all published works. 

In general:  

  •  To assume, within a knowledge community, the responsibility of building science as a collective heritage, contributing to the progress of that knowledge in the service of the humanization of our societies;
  • To promote freedom of thought, independence, critical and creative spirit, scientific rigour, reliability and credibility of their work;
  • To respect the diversity of values, opinions and preferences of the members of the scientific community, which is intended to be plural and united. 

As editors, those responsible for the journal understand that it is their duty: 

  • To take responsibility for all published content;
  • To ensure a peer review process according to the best international practices;
  • To guarantee a high level of transparency at all stages of the peer review process, editing and publication;
  • To guarantee the integrity of the Estudo Prévio archives;
  • To correct eventual errors;
  • To guarantee respect for these rules of Ethics, as well as publication practices. 

Regarding the authors, the editors of the Estudo Prévio believe that it is ethically and deontologically required: 

  • To ensure that the information produced is verifiable, making explicit the possible uncertainties of its conclusions and distinguishing between consolidated results and hypotheses or speculations;
  • To recognise the social responsibility of their activity, taking care of the impact of their publications or public positions, avoiding that their investigations unduly affect other people;
  • To refuse falsification and manipulation of data that may intentionally distort reality and ensure privacy whenever the confidentiality of data is at stake;
  • To refuse uncompromisingly any temptation to present as one’s own the results of the work of others, whether through literal plagiarism or through the undue appropriation of other people’s ideas, as well as to avoid quotations from other authors which, taken out of the contexts in which they were written, see their meaning distorted;
  • To take special care with the authorship of disseminated texts, mentioning properly all the people who participated in the research, including students, whose authorization should be requested, who should not repeat their own ideas previously published without referencing them;
  • To claim authorship of a text only when there is substantial participation in the work produced and ensure that the authors’ names appear in order of intellectual contribution to the research;
  • Undertake not to submit the same text for scientific publication to more than one peer review publication;
  • To respect people who are the subject of interviews, enquiries or polls, informing them about the objectives of the research;
  • To respect the culture and the natural and social environment of the human groups involved in the research;
  • To establish a transparent relationship with the funding institutions, clearly mentioning, without omission, the organisations that may have made the study possible or collaborated in it, respecting the agreements regarding the ownership of the results;
  • Explicitly declare any conflict of interest, either in relation to the objects of study, or in reference to the funding entities, explaining circumstances that may affect the impartiality of their work. 

Regarding reviewers: 

  • Strictly comply with all mechanisms of scientific arbitration (peer review);
  • Guarantee the confidentiality of the process (blind referee);
  • Demonstrate objectivity and constructive sense in the opinions expressed;
  • Suggest any published work considered relevant that is not cited in the reviewed article;
  • Respect established deadlines. 


Editorial Board

Cooperativa de Ensino Universitário – CEU

Editorial responsibility
Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura, Cidade e Território da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa – CEACT/UAL

Filipa Ramalhete, CEACT/UAL, CICSNova

João Quintela, CEACT/UAL

Editorial Production
Rodrigo Lino Gaspar, CEACT/UAL
João Manuel Miranda, CEACT/UAL

Editorial board
Bárbara Silva, Da/UAL
Gonçalo Antunes, FCSH NOVA, 
Luz Paz, ETS de Arquitectura. Universidade da Coruña / School of Architecture. University of A Coruña
Manuela Mendes, ISCSP, Universidade de Lisboa, CIES-ISCTE
Maria Assunção Gato, Dinâmica’CET – IUL, ISCTE
Maria Pia Fontana, Universidad de Gerona (UdG)
Marta Sequeira, Da/UAL
Paulo Alexandre Tormenta Pinto, Dinâmica’CET – IUL, ISCTE
Ricardo Carvalho, Da/UAL
Rute Figueiredo, Da/UAL

Gonçalo Henriques (nº13 – nº20)
Joao Carmo Simões (nº0 – nº6)
Pedro Frade (nº7 – nº12)

Carolina Peralta
Hugo Alves
Isabel Silva
Paula Pedro


Revista EstudoPrévio . biannual publication . http://www.estudoprevio.net/ . estudoprevio@ual.pt

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CEACT|UAL . Director: Filipa Ramalhete . Editor: João Quintela . Editorial Production: Rodrigo Lino Gaspar and João Manuel Miranda
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