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About Us


The Latin American Journal of Social Sciences, Childhood and Youth is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary scientific publication dedicated to the presentation of research results that, from the perspective of the social sciences, have children and youth as their central focus (and not just as a subsidiary theme). 

The Journal addresses the community of researchers interested in the theory and practice of studying, analyzing and delving deeper into the worlds inhabited by children and young people, as well as researchers  interested in the design, evaluation and comparison of programs and policies for children and youth. 

The Journal publishes the results of research, analysis and meta-analysis, which due to their quality and rigor represent the main advances in the study of children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean or debate existing knowledge and in this field. In synthesis, the Journal receives contributions that respond to the complexity of this field of study and are based on disciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives (such as sociology, neurosciences, psychology, pedagogy and philosophy) and methodological approaches that are considered adequate.

The Journal accepts articles in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English, preferably derived from research that is formally endorsed by universities, public institutions, research centers or public and private funding bodies. 

The Journal was published twice a year between 2003 and 2019. Since 2020 it has been published three times a year by the Center for Advanced Studies in Childhood and Youth, operated by CINDE and the University of Manizales (Colombia). These institutions finance the production of the Journal and ensure that it is free to access.



Héctor Fabio Ospina


Editorial ethics and editorial statement

All the parties involved in the publishing process, that is, the author, the proof readers (evaluators and arbiters) and the editor of the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Niñez y Juventud (The Center for Advanced Studies on Childhood and Youth) of the Cinde and the University of Manizales

Editorial position

Contribute to the diffusion of knowledge in the fields of childhood and youth studies: Towards the consolidation of field of study that is trans-disciplinary, contextual and ethically and politically committed to social change.

Checking similarities

When authors upload their articles to the magazine´s online editorial system (Open Journal System) to be published in the Latin American Journal of Social Sciences, Childhood and Youth, they declare that these are completely or partly unpublished and that they haven´t been present presented for publication to other sites

Author’s guide

The Latin American Social Sciences Journal for Childhood and Youth is a biannual publication that gathers research and inter and trans-disciplinary meta-analysis results in order to introduce unpublished papers.


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