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
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.
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