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Basic Information

Polis. Magazine of the Universidad Bolivariana, is published every four months on January, May and September each year. It is arbitrated and index-linked at national and international level. Its name springs from a tradition of classical thought for which the city, and in this case, society, is the horizon of our action as university.

Our magazine is thought as a contribution in the search for public interest in current society, of general and generic interests, that surpass the limitations and inflexibility of private or corporate approaches, which being respectable as expression of social diversity, they can’t, nevertheless, intend to monopolize the vision and analysis of subjects that concern most or all of us. Being a university magazine, in a present society with growing tendencies to fragmentation and atomization, it must make itself part of the elaboration of analysis perspectives, comprehension and action which can contribute to its cultural and social integration. The sole idea of university implies not only the search for universal knowledge but, at the same time, of views and conceptualizations that can make our society be, up to a certain extent, a society for all.

Polis intends to make manifest the complexity of the world in which live. On one side, we will publish results of investigations in the area of social sciences, as well as essays of critical character, in which the limitations of paradigms, and of cultural and social realities is expressed; on the other side, we are interested in giving space to alternative thought, the search of new paradigms, of new proposals of investigation, of new knowledges inter and multidisciplinary, of new processes of creating knowledge, of learnings which incorporate direct experience of knowledges spontaneously constituted, in which conceptualizations be articulated and may enrich a synergic relation with the practices.

The first section of the magazine, "Lens of approximation", as its name suggests, will have a monographic character, seeking to deepen a determined issue in each number.

The second section is called "Cartography for the future" and its name intends to indicate the presentation of exploratory texts that seek to generate new forms to knowledge or new approximations to old as well as new social problems.

A third section of the magazine is dedicated to the presentation of "Proposals and advancements of investigation" which are being performed in our university as well as in others in the field of social sciences in general.

The fourth section of the magazine "Sketch of a new one episteme" reproduces brief texts, already published, justified by their quality, their controversial and innovative character, and the fact that they be of difficult access for unspecialized readers. Their publication wishes to contribute to discuss the idea of science in our university, and hopefully in other universities.

The last part of the magazine is dedicated to "Comments and outlines of books".

Eventually the magazine publishes a section called "Dossier" that contains documents whose circulation in the academic world is particularly interesting to us.

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The studies, essays, comments of books and other national and foreigner works published in the Magazine POLIS, are submitted to a system of blind evaluation by some of the members of our body of referees. In doubtful cases it is submitted to a new arbitration. They are protected by Copyright and its reproduction in any media, included electronic, must be authorized by the publishers. Each text is responsibility of the author and does not necessarily compromises the opinion of Universidad Bolivariana.


The publication of the review is financed by:

  • CEDER - Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo Regional y Políticas Públicas

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