ISSN 0121-1617
printed version

E-ISSN 1900-6152
version Online



Basic Information

Historia Crítica is the Journal of the Department of History of Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). Quarterly scientific publication that meets its readership's demands since its creation in 1989.

Historia Crítica (Hist. Crit.) is an indexed publication of a periodical nature which adheres to international standards of quality, positioning, periodicity and availability on line. The journal publish unpublished articles in the field of History which contribute to the study of the Social and Human Sciences, in order to obtain a better understanding of the social, political, economic, geographical and cultural surroundings of the past and present. In that regard, it seeks to strengthen the investigation of such topics in order to establish dialogues between the national and international academic community. The journal is a quarterly publication (January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December) that comes out at the beginning of each of the periods indicated, created in 1989 and funded by the School of Social Sciences of the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). The printed version has a cost and may be acquired at specific outlets.

The Journal publishes unpublished articles in Spanish, English and Portuguese. In exceptional cases, it includes translations of articles which have previously been published in languages other than those specified above, when their relevance to the discussions and problems it deals with are acknowledged. All of the published articles have a DOI identification number, which facilitates the drafting of bibliographical references, the search for articles on the web and the cross-referencing of citations among different repositories. The DOI should be cited by the authors who use the contents of the magazine.

The Journal counts on an Editorial Team and an Editorial Council. The Editorial Team is responsible for the operational procedures of the Journal, decisions about the contents to be published, proposing themes for monographic issues, meeting quality standards, indexing procedures and the dissemination of the magazine's contents. The Editorial Team is also responsible for choosing and inviting the academics who make up the Editorial Council and periodically overseeing the turnover of some of its members, taking into account the time they have served on the Council, the bodies of knowledge which should be strengthened, the inclusion of new institutions and their participation in assessing the Historia Crítica.

The Editorial Council proposes guidelines for defining the editorial policies of the Revista, establishes the themes for the dossier, oversees its compliance with national and international quality standards, holds debates about the sections which house the contents of the Revista and proposes ways of circulating, disseminating and indexing the Journal. .

Keywords: History, Social Sciences, Investigation, Historiography.

The sections of the journal are as follows:

  • The Letter to the Readers or Issue Presentation informs readers of the content of the issue and the relevance of the subject.
  • The Dossier section includes articles that focus on the specific subject of the Editorial Committee's call for papers.
  • Open Topic includes articles related to various historiographical interests beyond the topic of the Dossier.

The Historia Crítica subjects all the articles it receives to a plagiary detection test.

All the contents that are published are freely accessible and can be downloaded in PDF and HTML formats, as well as in e-book version.

Its abbreviated title is hist.crit. , and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.


Information Services

The articles published in The Historia Critica are indexed or summarized by:

Web portals where is the Journal Historia Critica:

Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango Colombia.
Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales de CLACSO Argentina.
Historiadores OnLine - HOL Argentina.



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The publication of this journal is financially supported by:

  • Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de los Andes

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