ISSN 0718-8072 online version
ISSN 0718-0233 print version


Basic information

The Fernando Fueyo Laneri Chilean Journal of Private Law (RCHDP) is a peer-reviewed, referred biannual academic publication produced by the Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation, in conjunction with Diego Portales University Law School in the months of July and December of each year.

Created in 2003 by its first director, Mr. Carlos Pizarro Wilson, the Journal seeks to contribute to the study of private law and to foster critical debate. The publication is presently led by Claudia Bahamondes Oyarzún.

The Journal focuses on private law issues from a broad perspective, facilitating the publication in Chile of domestic and foreign academic papers that are not necessarily tied to domestic legislation. The Journal endeavors to serve as a valuable tool for the Chilean legal community by providing a window on the latest national, regional and international trends on such topics as the institutions, principles, standards and rules in this field of law. The Journal's broad perspective also allows for the publication of topics from related disciplines to the extent that they complement the Journal's core purpose.

Obligations of the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the Chilean Journal of Private Law is responsible for the publication of the manuscripts submitted by the authors. As such, the Board is responsible for ensuring adequate protections of copyright and avoiding all forms of plagiarism. The Director of the Journal shall be responsible for reporting any potential ethical violations to the Editorial Board.

The evaluation of manuscripts shall be based solely on their intellectual qualities with total independence from the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political convictions of the authors.

The Team and the Board and shall keep in strict confidence the manuscripts they receive. Manuscripts will be distributed solely for the purposes of review and, if accepted, to the person responsible for publication. Unless prior written consent has been obtained from the authors, the Board, the Director and any other person privy to the content of the manuscript shall refrain from using it in their own research prior to publication. Should any such individual perceive a conflict of interest regarding a manuscript, he or she shall abstain from participating in the corresponding review process.

The Director and the Editorial Board shall conduct proceedings in cases of ethical violations appropriately and reasonably. In addition, the Board shall ensure that authors against whom ethical proceedings have been initiated have an opportunity to defend themselves.

Obligations of Peer Reviewers

To be accepted for publication, articles must be approved in a double-blind peer review process.

Blind peer review is a fundamental aspect in the production of knowledge. Peer reviewers shall evaluate submission compliance with the Journal's formal and substantive requirements. In this context, peer reviewers shall provide well-grounded opinions on the paper, its readiness for publication and, if appropriate, any improvements needed prior to publication. Reviewers shall clearly state why they are recommending a paper for publication or failing to do so, as well as any changes they suggest.

Reviews shall be performed as objectively as possible and shall not contain personal criticism of the author.

Reviewers who feel that they are not qualified to evaluate a manuscript or are unable to complete the task within the time frame set by the Editorial Team shall report that as soon as possible. Note shall further be made if the reviewer feels that the paper's citations are lacking. Concerns about plagiarism shall be reported immediately.

All manuscripts received for review shall be held in the strictest confidence and shall not be used for the purposes of the reviewer's own research nor discussed with third parties. In case of conflict of interest, including but not limited to, collaborative work with the author, close ties or friendship with the author, enmity, competing projects, etc. the reviewer shall cease and desist from the evaluation.

Information services

The articles published in the Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado have been included in the following international indexes:

  • Library of Congress Online Catalog- USA
  • Dialnet
  • SciELO Chile


Intellectual property rights are deemed to have been transferred by the author to the Journal once he or she has been notified of the acceptance of the work submitted for publication.

Any request for use or reproduction for commercial purposes must be communicated, in advance, to the Director of the Journal. Similarly, any authorized reproduction, in any medium, must quote the article and the Journal in full.

The Fernando Fueyo Foundation authorizes the printing of articles and photocopies for personal use. Furthermore, we encourage use of the Journal for educational purpose and, as such, allow hyperlinks to be set up to specific articles on our servers for the creation of teaching materials. Nonetheless, the use of the digital version of the Journal and/or parts thereof on public access servers is not allowed without the permission of the Director. If allowed, the reproduction must be made in full, with the copyright notice, and if a fee is charged, it may only cover the cost of reproduction. The use of the digital version of the Journal and/or parts of it, on the institution's own servers is not permitted without the authorization of the Director.


The Journal is supported by the Fundación Fernando Fueyo Laneri, in turn composed of the heirs of Mr. Fernando Fueyo Laneri, and by the y la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad Diego Portales.

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