Cultural Heritage and Its Impact on Territory Innovation and Development

Editors: Lídia Oliveira (University of Aveiro), Ana Carla Amaro (University of Aveiro) and Ana Melro (University of Aveiro).


With the importance of cultural heritage for territories in particular, and for States and societies as a whole it must be a topic that integrates the agenda of main public policies. Furthermore, cultural heritage is what keeps entire populations unified, it is the element that makes individuals feel part of a community. This widespread knowledge would allow the maintenance, sustainability, and preservation of main material and immaterial cultural artefacts.


Cultural Heritage is a broader concept that includes the concepts of Territorial Innovation and Development, Culture, Rural, and digital cultural heritage, as well as the topics and tools that help cultural heritage to be preserved.

The goal is to analyze how this preservation and sustainability occurs countries and, on one hand, how it contributes to territorial innovation and, on the other hand, how technological tools contribute to preservation and sustainability, as well as for the dissemination of cultural heritage.

Target audience

The main context will be in Cultural Heritage and its preservation, maintenance, and sustainability. These topics would be of great importance to the fields of Territorial Innovation and Development, Public Policies and Digital, Media and Technology fields. Research centres in those areas, Universities are the main markets of this book.

Recommended topics

The book will focus on the importance of cultural heritage for territorial innovation and it intends to cover a wide range of topics:

  • Cyberculture;
  • Communities (online and offline);
  • Social innovation;
  • Sustainability;
  • Public policies;
  • Territorial development;
  • Information and communication technologies;
  • Networks;
  • Internet of Things;
  • Cultural heritage;
  • Territorial innovation.

Submission procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 15, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 29, 2020, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 29, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Guidelines for manuscript submissions

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Cultural Heritage and Its Impact on Territory Innovation and Development. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important dates

  • February 15, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • February 29, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
  • April 29, 2020: Full Chapter Submission
  • June 12, 2020: Review Results Returned
  • July 10, 2020: Revisions Due From Authors
  • July 24, 2020: Final Acceptance Notification
  • August 7, 2020: Final Chapter Submission


Ana Melro:

Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 February 2020