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European Law, Latin American Law, Chilean Law, Public Law, Private Law,
Comparative Law, Canonical Law, Philosophy of Law, History of Law, History
of Juridical Thinking, History of Political Thinking.
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and researchers whose areas are the juridical sciences, both professionals
and students, and it also aspires to influence technical opinions of judges
and lawyers and, in general, of those who are called to apply the law.
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published six-monthly and is available from June 30 and from December
31 every year.
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the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso School
of Law, Chile. Its production, graphic design and commercial management
are under Ediciones Universitarias de Valparaíso. The respective
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to the “Guidelines on Writing” and to the “Acronyms
and abbreviations” included in each volume.
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its Director with the purpose of both verifying if the contents of the
articles match the scientific disciplines the Revista publishes and giving
a preliminary opinion about the status of original research and about
The Director of the Revista is authorized to decline the publication of
an article with no explanation when it does not match the scientific area
the Revista publishes or if its background quality is apparent or evidently
If the Director of the Revista initially considers the article publishable,
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In case reception of the article is confirmed, the Board will submit it
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of the International Scientific Council or other specialists, according
to the needs and availability.
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upon the publication or will decline the publication of the manuscript.
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