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ISSN 0716-5455 print version

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of Revista de Estudios Histórico-Jurídicos (abbreviation REHJ, for Historical-Legal Studies Journal) is to spread original and unpublished articles regarding dogmatic, legislative and institutional history in the fields of Roman Law and Legal History, especially in the European and Ibero-American Romanistic tradition; and of History of Western legal and political thought. It also accepts revisions regarding the status of an issue and broad bibliographic revisions, as long as they are of a critical nature.

The Journal does not publish works of a purely philosophical, theoretical, political or sociological content; neither publishes works of a mere outreach nature, whether they consist in non-reprocessed lectures or conferences as articles, nor if they offer the assay form (“reflections”, “remarks”, “considerations”, “note-taking”, “notes” etc.).

GENERAL COVERAGE ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: Roman law, History of (public and private) Law, History of canon law, History of European law, Indian Law (History of the legal system applied in the Americas during the Spanish colonisation), History of the Ibero-American national laws, History of Chilean law, History of the legal dogmas, History of the legal thought, History of the political thought, History of institutions.

ADDRESSEES: The Journal is especially addressed to professors and researchers, both professionals or students, of historical-legal Sciences.

PERIODICITY: The Journal is published annually and is available from 30 August each year.

MANAGERS: The Journal is under the scientific care of the Law School of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. Ediciones Universitarias de Valparaíso S.A. is in charge of its production, graphical design and commercial management.

CITATION: The abbreviation for the journal title is: REHJ. That must be used in bibliographies, footnotes, legends and references.

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The articles published in Revista de Estudios Histórico-Jurídicos are indexed or summarized by:


  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.
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The publication of this Revista de Estudios Histórico-Jurídicos is financially supported by:

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

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