Editorial Policy

The Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre (CCCM) aims to produce, promote and disseminate knowledge about Asian Studies, with a particular focus on Macau and the People’s Republic of China, as well as on relations between Europe and Asia.

In order to fulfil these aims, the CCCM adopts the following general principles:

1. The CCCM editorial plan includes the publication of original scientific research studies, teaching manuals and books of academic and professional content, as well as critical editions of previously unpublished sources, catalogues, guides and the minutes of conferences and colloquia.

2. CCCM publications are intended for multiple and different audiences, and the CCCM organizes its publications in collections, according to thematic areas or relevant readership.

3. The CCCM regularly co-edits books with other institutions, research centres, universities and publishing houses, at both the national and international level.

4. By submitting their manuscripts, authors accept that their manuscripts will be shared with members of the Editorial Board and the Scientific Committee of the CCCM, as well as with any reviewers appointed by the CCCM to assess and review the manuscripts.


The Centre has an editorial plan that includes academic and professional teaching manuals, critical publications from unpublished sources and scientific research studies, edition of conferences and colloquia minutes, as well as exhibition catalogs, Museum guides and a semiannual newsletter. The publications of the Centre, in Portuguese and English (in the near future also in Chinese), are intended for multiple and different audiences. There are works aimed exclusively at the specialized community, national and international, of scientific research in the areas of social sciences, synology, international and intercultural relations on Europe-China and the study on Macau. However, there are also editions for the general public aimed at disseminating updated and insightful information about China and Portugal’s historical and cultural ties with China and Macau. Among the specialized poles and the general public, there are publications for a specific intermediate public looking for, for example, Chinese language introduction manuals or introduction to other matter of implication in Europe-East Asia relations. The Centre works in network at the national and international scales, so its editorial activity expresses this multiple relationship through co-editions of works and journals with other centers, institutes, universities and publishing houses.