About Cadernos

Cadernos de Estudos Sefarditas is a biannual peer-reviewed journal, which is indexed to the international databases Latindex, Qualis/CAPES, and WorldCat.

The editors invite authors to submit original research articles, which have not been previously published in other journal or book, concerning Sephardic studies, Iberian conversos history and Sephardic diaspora.

It will be accepted papers in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Italian. All papers will be evaluated by double-blind peer-review system. Upon receipt of the paper, the editors will submit it for evaluation by two external, independent and anonymous experts. After submission, the editors will notify the author on the decision to publish (or not publish) his/her paper within a period bellow 6 months. The scientific and editorial boards reserve the right to reject any paper that does not fit the editorial criteria of the journal.

Cadernos de Estudos Sefarditas cannot consider a paper if it has been published elsewhere (in any language), is currently under consideration by another publication, or has circulated on line in any kind of platform.

The paper should not exceed the 50,000 characters, including blank spaces and footnotes. It should be included an abstract (< 900 characters, including blank spaces) and 4 or 5 keywords.

Authors should submit their papers to the email address cadernos_sefarditas@letras.ulisboa.pt.



Maria de Fátima Reis


Editorial board:

Carla Vieira

Miguel Rodrigues Lourenço

Susana Bastos Mateus


Scientific board:

Béatrice Perez (Université Paris-Sorbonne, França)

Bruno Feitler (Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brasil)

Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli (Università di Firenze, Itália)

François Soyer (University of New England, Austrália)

Jaqueline Vassallo (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba | CONICET, Argentina)

Filipa Ribeiro da Silva(Institute of Social History of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Países Baixos)


Editorial board

The editorial board is composed of the Director of the Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas Alberto Benveniste (Center for Sephardic Studies Alberto Benveniste) and three editors, who are responsible for the first selection of the journal content, the definition of its structure and the monitoring of the evaluation process of the submitted papers. The editorial board monitors the entire editorial process, from defining the thematic scope of each issue and scheduling calls for papers to following the evaluation process of the submitted papers, as well as the graphical conception and printing of the journal.

Scientific board

The Scientific board is composed of international scholars who are experts in the core areas of the journal. This board is responsible for monitoring and advising on the editorial criteria and topics covered by the journal. It also contributes to the evaluation process of the submitted papers, suggesting external reviewers.


The papers submitted to Cadernos de Estudos Sefarditas are subjected to the evaluation of two external reviewers, following the double-blind peer review system. The selection of the anonymous reviewers are made according to the theme of the paper, and the expertise and scientific reputation of the reviewer. The national and institutional diversity of the reviewers is also privileged.

Call for papers

Recensões críticas

Recensões críticas

Além de artigos de investigação, a comissão editorial dos Cadernos de Estudos Sefarditas também aceita a submissão de recensões críticas de obras enquadradas no âmbito temático da revista e publicadas no decorrer dos últimos dois anos.

Recensões críticas

Call for Papers

Throughout the year, the Cadernos de Estudos Sefarditas welcome the submission of articles within the journal’s thematic scope: Sephardic studies, Iberian New Christians and Sephardic diaspora.