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Anagramas -Rumbos y sentidos de la comunicación-

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anagramas rumbos sentidos comun. vol.11 no.22 Medellín Jan./June 2013

 

EDITORIAL

 

EDITORIAL

 

 

As a thought space of communication, Anagramas journal, very proud receives the announcement of Publindex – index managed by Colciencias, body in charged of science and technology policy in Colombia-ranking our review in A2 Category. In our country, Colombia, our publication has been characterized for contributing with a fresh and critical information but rigorous and consequent with the task of disclosing research advances in communication. We share an honor position together with publications with a long tradition, which is another reason to notice in this indexation a proof that the communication field has been dynamizing in Colombia and HispanoAmerica. This also supposes new questions and new challenges, specially referred to the research raison d'être in communication.

Before the question, how does communication help to generate social innovation social, the academic community, from its different approximation perspectives, has been constructing different ways to understand the place communication occupies in human groups' life. In this path, there are mathematical, anthropological, psychological, political, and aesthetical marks. A retrospective look invites to acknowledge ourselves in the multiplicity of looks, which have historically integrate the communication object of study.

Perspectives seem to be endless; however, the communication object is shown as more difficult to be covered. Complexity theorists have already affirmed that as systems gain in stability, new edges fit to other dynamics and consequently entropy emerges. In the research field that entropy has been always present, and little by little, humanity has been losing the fear to noise, to darkness, to what is not obvious, such dimension of life Roland Barthes has called what is obtuse.

The path of Anagramas journal –directions and meaning of communication–shows what has been previously mentioned. To make a review of table of contents from issue No. 1 to the present issue is to take a look at the evolution that the exercise of facing what is undecipherable (although habitual) has been showing through these years. To know that despite difficulties researchers have to obtain support and credibility in their schools and universities for their projects and research groups in communication, these groups are growing and have been consolidating at national level, give us a light of hope.

Under these circumstances, to continue researching and to know that networks, encounters, and publications have been growing, show a good perspective of the development in the communication field. Besides, if validity of research in a filed is produced through community intra and inter processes, publications play important roles, since they contribute in the acknowledgement of community agents, while contributing to publish their work outside the academic community in which they are generated.

In Issue No. 22, the conviction for the academic dialogue, the discussion, and the creation of academic reflection visibilization platforms have been confirmed. This has been our mission since Issue No. 1 and has continued being with an endless compromise.