The Journal of the PUCE Faculty of Jurisprudence (RFJ) is a semiannually scientific publication published by the Publications Center and under the auspices of the Research Department of the University. Its emphasis is on the legal field (understood "prima facie" in a theoretical sense) and its relationship with other disciplines, knowledge, and sciences.
The “special thematic” system may be used for any of its calls. The Journal orients its editorial policies based on harmonization with the general and specific requirements of LATINDEX, SCIELO (Ecuador), WOS and SCOPUS. In addition, it considers current legal and regulatory guidelines, SENESCYT guidelines, PUCE's General Publication Regulations and its general policies on publications and scientific research, as governed by the Faculty of Jurisprudence, the Office of Research and the Center for Publications.
In its second phase, it consists of a tribute to the initial Journal, published in 1999, and is the result of the invaluable support received from Dr. Íñigo Salvador Crespo, Dean of the Faculty of Jurisprudence, who acted decisively throughout the process to facilitate the conditions which allowed for the journal's resurgence. To him, we owe the journal's cover and the final approval from the competent units that made this printed edition possible.
The journal is published in Spanish, English, Italian, French, and Portuguese. It addresses topics from an exegetical, inter- and transdisciplinary perspective. As such, it is dedicated to critical analysis of the national and international problems of Law in all of its areas. This includes scientific-legal articles, reviews, current analysis, research, book reviews, research notes, miscellaneous, and original translations.
The journal’s proposal is within the framework of PUCE's mission. It seeks to provide a rigorous and critical contribution to the tutelage and development of the Rule of Law, human dignity and cultural heritage, through research, teaching, and the various services offered to local, national and international communities.
The project began under the direction of Dr. Mario Melo, Director of the PUCE Center for Human Rights. The Advisory Council and the Drafting Committee are made up of prominent figures.
At present, the magazine's board of directors is headed by Prof. Ruben Mendez Reategui, PhD-DSc, tenured professor at PUCE. The Editorial Board is made up of leading social scientists from various universities in Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Oceania.
The Journal receives articles throughout the year, within the deadlines for each number. The documents received and selected for publication will comply with the double-blind anonymous review system.
All university scholars and researchers are cordially invited to participate and share future contributions with us.
This submission is made to start the application process. We would like to acknowledge that the application form was fully fulfilled.
Dr. Rubén Méndez Reátegui, PhD-DSc
Editorial manager RFJ
Full professor PUCE