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About the Journal

The Revista de Estudios Sociales (RES) is a quarterly journal (January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December) published at the beginning of each of these periods, created in 1998 and funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). Its objective is to contribute to the dissemination of the research, analyses and opinions that the national and international academic community elaborates on social problems, as well as those of other sectors of society that also deserve to be known by the public. For this reason, the journal receives and publishes previously unpublished contents in Spanish, English and Portuguese. In this way, the journal seeks to broaden the field of knowledge on subjects that will contribute to a better understanding of the most immediate reality and the living conditions of the population.

The structure of the Revista de Estudios Sociales contains six sections:

  • The Presentation contextualizes and introduces the issue, and also highlights particular aspects that merit the attention of the readers.

  • The Dossier integrates a set of contents about a specific problem or topic that present advances in or results of research, reflection or thematic review from a critical and analytical perspective, giving an account of new trends in a specific area of knowledge.

  • Other Voices differs from the Dossier in that it includes texts that present research studies, reflections and reviews that deal with a variety of problems or topics.

  • Documents disseminates one or more texts on topics of social interest that are addressed in a reflective way, generally by authorities on the subject. Translations and transcriptions of relevant contents from different areas of the social sciences are also published.

  • Debate is a section that includes contents on specific topics, oriented to generating academic discussions from different perspectives, either through interviews or analytical writings.

  • Readings includes bibliographical reviews in the field of the social sciences.

The structure for presenting the different sections of the Journal changes in the Open Theme issues. Neither the Dossier nor the Other Voices sections appear in such issues, which include a section titled Varied Topics instead.

The structure of the Journal responds to an editorial policy that seeks: to provide a space for different discourses on theory, research, current affairs and bibliographical information; to facilitate the exchange of information on the Social Sciences in Latin American countries and the world in general; to disseminate the journal among various reading publics rather than just among academics; to incorporate diverse languages such as the essay, the story, the report and the debate, so that the knowledge will have social usefulness; and finally, to demonstrate a flexible notion of the concept of social research, in order to accommodate expressions that are foreign to the specific field of the Social Sciences.

Keywords: social sciences, research, reflection, review.

The Revista de Estudios Sociales is an Open Access journal. The journal declares that all the articles it receives are submitted to a plagiarism detection test; the contents that are published in the digital version are freely available and can be downloaded in PDF and HTML format and in e-book version; the authors should manifest that the text they present is of their own authorship, unpublished, and that they respect the intellectual property rights of third parties; and the evaluators should indicate on the evaluation format that they have no conflict of interest with the authors and topics on which they are going to render judgment.

The Revista de Estudios Sociales received 295 articles in 2016, approved 11% of them and rejected 89%.

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