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is the journal of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Quito, Ecuador. FLACSO in Ecuador was established in 1975 by an agreement between the State and the international system of FLACSO. The institution is part of the Ecuadorian university system and was recognized by the Higher Education Act in 2000.

FLACSO's mission is to produce and disseminate knowledge in the field of Social Sciences, through research and teaching. It stresses pluralism, freedom and academic autonomy for the development of Latin American thought. They also promote social justice. Among its institutional values are: democracy, social equity, human rights and sustainable development, the building of honesty, transparency and scientific rigor. It is also committed to academic excellence, with a pluralistic vision of social thought and continuous improvement.

The Journal ÍCONOS is a publication devoted to analysis of national and international affairs; it deepens theoretical debates in the various disciplines of Social Sciences. Founded in 1997, its objective is to stimulate a kind of thinking that links the concerns of academic social science problems with social reality. The journal is addressed to the scientific community and those interested on social, political, cultural and economic debate from academic perspectives. The articles are focused on Ecuador, the Andean region and Latin America in general.

ÍCONOS is published three times a year in January, May and September. Its articles are available online at LatAm-Studies Full Text.

For further information, please visit: Íconos, revista de Ciencias Sociales