FLACSO. Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences

In its 60 years of service, FLASCO has earned itself a position as one the most highly regarded institutions in Latin America in this field.  It counts upon an extensive network of researchers and teachers and has academic set-ups in numerous different countries (Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico, among others).

FLASCO offers postgraduate programmes at different levels, including specializations, master’s and doctoral degrees, which principally focus on the reality of Latin America. It also has research programmes that strengthen the quality of its courses, as well as a comprehensive system for publications, libraries and digital repositories.

The ongoing training courses it continuously offers cover a range of different subject areas, for example research tools, methodologies or critical analyses of development, among others.

CLACSO. Latin American Council of Social Sciences

Non-governmental organization with UNESCO associate status. It brings together centres for research and postgraduate education in Social Sciences and Humanities in 41 countries across Latin America, Europe, the United States of America and Canada.

It also encompasses working groups from associate centres, cultivating international academic exchanges, and has a policy that strongly favours the open sharing of knowledge.

It is worth mentioning that for international publishing and indexing, CLACSO has a direct relationship with REDALYC, making it possible to stay up-to-date with international publications and impact indicators, and to be part of an extensive network of journals. Also worthy of mention is the fact that Digithum, being coedited by the University of Antioquia, forms part of this centre’s virtual library.

Link to CLACSO’s virtual library.

Centre of Intellectual History at the National University of Quilmes (Argentina)

This centre was created in 2011 to consolidate Argentinian and Latin American Intellectual History study programmes that had been offered since the 1990s. The focus is principally on studying and analysing representations of historical life in these regions, international exchanges of ideas, their manifestations and media for their production.

In addition to its learning programmes, it edits Prismas (an intellectual history journal), holds events on problem areas in intellectual history and promotes work in international networks.

RENISCE. National Network of Researchers in Sociocultural Studies of Emotions

An initiative by the Jesuit University of Guadalajara and the Higher Studies Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). It helps to establish working networks with an interest in the study of emotions, both nationally and internationally.

It also promotes regular events and publications relating to these studies.

Journals and Authors

A Colombian company that offers to enhance the quality and improve the dissemination of scientific publications. As well as language services and consultancy for publishing plans, it offers the opportunity to join ResearcH (an open access network of journals) at no cost. This network helps journals to gain visibility in Colombia and across Latin America, and enables the forming of connections with potential academic peers. It also offers a web page and a blog on the different editors that form part of its network.

Furthermore it seeks to help journals run their events, assisting them with promotion, support and sponsorship.

Publindex: indexing and official recognition from Colombia’s department of science, technology and innovation.

Colciencias (Colombia’s administrative department of science, technology and innovation) uses its Publindex platform to regulate the country’s scientific periodicals. The service for official recognition of international publications that it provides is important in our case because it can enhance visibility and awaken interest among Colombian researchers about the chance of publishing their results in Digithum. Publindex validates international publications taking into account indexes such as WoS, JCR and Scopus, among others.

GELCIL. Study Group on Latin American Intellectual Culture and Literature

A group that is encompassed within the University of Antioquia’s Communications Faculty. Its lines of work focus on Latin America’s cultural and intellectual history. The group was a promoter of the first edition of the International Congress on Latin American Intellectual History, of which the third edition is being held in Mexico in November 2016. It offers a wide range of publications relating to this field and its network brings together work from researchers in Mexico and Argentina.

RAS. Social Actors and Networks Group

A group that is encompassed within the University of Antioquia’s Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty. Its concentrates on the analysis of networks based on methodological developments, with qualitative and quantitative focuses. Emphasis is placed on rural problems and areas, studies on social sciences, subjectivity, relational sociology theory and analysis of networks and social capital.

LATINOAMERICANA. Association of Academic Journals on Humanities and Social Sciences

The objective for this association of academic journals is to provide a means to connect different areas of interest for academic publishing, to promote exchanges of skills in scientific publishing and to offer a site for journals that are part of the network to promote their events.

REDES. Hispanic Journal on the Analysis of Social Networks

Academic journal for the publication of research on social networks and for the problematization of benchmark theories in this research area.

Its general portal enables the promotion of events, seminars and regular courses on researching networks, and provides links to other journals and associations interested in this area.

General link.

Red Simmel
Latin American network that focuses on analysis and dissemination of the works of Georg Simmel.

International Sociological Association. ISA

Research Committee 16. Sociological Theory

European Sociological Association. ESA

Research Network 11. Sociology of Emotions. ESA

American Sociological Association

Canadian Sociological Association

Relational Sociology (Canadian Sociological Association)

Relational Studies in Sociology

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