Public Sciences and Policies

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Special Edition

Social service in health - challenges from the configuration of health policies in Brazil and Portugal


Guest Editors:

Carla Pinto
Maria Irene Carvalho
Fernanda de Oliveira Sarreta




ISSN 2183-7384 | E-ISSN 2184-0644


Public Sciences & Policies is a scientific journal published by the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies for the promotion of research on Public Sciences and Public Policies

The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the Social Health Service in the face of the challenges of neoliberal policies in the context of austerity.


Current Edition:


Raquel Soares, Ana Vieira, Edgar dos Santos, Ruthelcy de Andrade, Renato da Silva, Irla da Silva
Contrarreforma na política de saúde brasileira e impactos no Serviço Social

Andréia Liporoni
Participação do assistente social nos Conselhos Municipais de Saúde no estado de São Paulo

Inês Guerra
O caso social em saúde: uma dimensão do Serviço Social em contexto hospitalar

Isabel Fazenda
Saúde mental em Portugal, constrangimentos e desafios para o Serviço Social

Lorrainy Mendes
Política de saúde e Serviço Social: um estudo sobre a intersetorialidade no município de Ituiutaba/MG – Brasil

Sónia Ribeiro, Maria Amaro
A saúde mental dos assistentes sociais em Portugal

Aline Martins, Camila Fernandes, Géssica Mororó
Pesquisa como forma de resistência dos assistentes sociais e resposta às políticas neoliberais



Other available editions:

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Editorial Board

Diretor and Editor-in-Chief:

Pedro Miguel Alves Ribeiro Correia (CAPP/ISCSP)


Editor for Internationalization:

Pedro Gomes Rodrigues (CAPP/ISCSP)


Executive Editors:

Ireneu de Oliveira Mendes (ISCSP)
Mariana Teles Viegas Cruz Dias (ISCSP)


Executive Secretary:

Pedro Rodrigues (CAPP/ISCSP)

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Editorial Policy

The editorial policy of the journal Public Sciences and Policies seeks to follow a broad collaboration criteria in all areas of Social Sciences, aiming the dissemination of studies and projects in the areas of Public Sciences and Public Policies, highlighting the CPLP.

The authors should send their original texts, namely, that have not been previously published and which are not subject to other publications simultaneously.

Article Submission

The journal is open to articles in all fields of social sciences. The submissions must conform to the following standards:

1. Articles should be written preferably in Portuguese or English, and published in these languages. The clarity and quality of the text, even in cases of articles published in English, are a prerequisite for publication;
2. The papers must include an abstract in Portuguese and in English, with no more than 150 words and four key words;
3. Submitted papers will be subject to a process of double-blind peer review;
4. Articles should not exceed 7500 words, in Times New Roman, size 12, spacing of 1.5 cm.
5. The bibliography should follow the APA style.
6. Submissions should be sent in Word format, by e-mail in the form of attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a brief biographical note of the authors.


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