ISSN 0718-2376 online version
ISSN 0716-498X print version


Basic information

Universum. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is a publication of the Institute of Humanistic Studies "Juan Ignacio Molina" of the University of Talca. Its aim is to stimulate reflection and debate on original research, carried out both nationally and internationally, focused on the different fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences, with special emphasis on literature, philosophy, history, arts, cultural and social studies, as well as promoting the dissemination of the results of such research.

Information services

The articles published in Universum. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales are indexed in and summarized by:

  • SciELO Chile
  • ESCI WoS
  • DOAJ
  • LatinREV

Declaration Open Access

Universum is an open access journal. The articles are freely available online to anyone.

Ethical statement and good editorial practices

This journal is ruled by the international standards published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): and by the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit of the Elsevier publishing group (PERK):

In order to confirm that the articles submitted are original publications that have not been previously published and that the text does not contain plagiarism, the anti-plagiarism software Urkund will be used:

Universum editorial board will ensure that all parties (authors, reviewers and editors) fully respect ethical standards throughout the editorial process.


The following improper behaviors are prohibited:

  • Plagiarism
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Disagreements of authorship
  • Fragmentation


They must:

  • Declare conflicts of interest and/or inabilities
  • Adhere to the journal evaluation policies
  • Review in a methodical and rigorous way
  • Respond to requests and send evaluations on time
  • Respect the confidentiality of the information linked to the editorial process


They must:

  • Guarantee the transparency of the evaluation and publication processes
  • Guarantee objective dialogue and confidentiality of the parties involved in the editorial process
  • Respond quickly and respectfully to questions and notifications
  • Ensure compliance with international editorial ethical standards throughout the whole journal processes


  • The copyright holder is the Institute of Humanistic Studies of the University of Talca.
  • The published texts may be reproduced totally or partially provided that their source and authorship are cited in an appropriate manner.


The publication Universum. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is financially supported by:

  • Institute of Humanistic Studies “Juan Ignacio Molina” of the University of Talca.
  • Direction of Research of the University of Talca.

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Universidad de Talca
Instituto de Estudios Humanísticos

Av. Lircay s/n
Talca - Chile
Fono: (56-71) 2200459