Focus and Reach

Ágora de Heterodoxias
Agora de Heterodoxias is a scientific journal of Social Sciences, interdisciplinary and international, refereed by double-blind system.  Its digital format is published once every semester and it postulates a thoughtful insight by which the person questions what is known, thought and heard.  From other doxa a different road is proposed, or -at least-  one that is different to the known one.
In this informative issue of the Dean of Economic and Business Sciences of the Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado” two different languages are used:  English, Spanish or Portuguese, highlighting multi and transdisciplinarity of content.  Its year-term issues integrate numbers of the same volume.
Ágora de Heterodoxias is supported by a team that learn from one another through actions of competence, cooperation and co-inspiration.  Competition is the motivation and renovation key to investigate.  Cooperation is expressed by means of acceptance interactions, comradery, autonomy and respect.  Co-inspiration is manifest in networking, which promotes structural change among peers and among them and environment.
This network is strengthened and enriched by diversity, interdependence, self-renewal and self-transcendence, in order to work in interconnections that favor the understanding of social phenomena, all reciprocally interdependent
To consolidate an informative body to exchange research works of well recognized experts, and of graduate and postgraduate students; to publish scientific articles of various disciplines in Spanish, English or Portuguese, emphasizing the multi and interdisciplinarity and with an avant-garde technological support.
To promote among the Academia, the interdisciplinary reflection of methods and theories in Social Sciences, with the purpose of contributing to the University leadership as a socio-historical entity in the investigative task; emphasizing the necessary relationship of cooperation between the research processes and their context, with the intention of complementing, contrasting and offering solutions to the problems of society.
To be granted in Latin America as a prestigious scientific journal that favors exposure for an autonomous research, creative, rigorous and hypothetic, hence each scientific finding represents a probable answer to a socio-historic complexity.

Digital Preservation Policy and Archived 

Ágora de Heterodoxia uses Open Journal Systems (OJS), which provides the PKP-PN (PKP-Preservation Network) tool and for this journal the respective Pluging is active. In this sense, with a view to their digital preservation, the articles of this journal are automatically archived in LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), thus guaranteeing a permanent and secure archive in the weather.

The archived numbers can be consulted in the LOCKSS Editorial Manifesto: In this way, the articles are progressively archived, thus guaranteeing that the stored digital information can be remain and continue to be used in the future.

CLOCKSS stores and distributes journal content to participating libraries through the CLOCKSS Publisher Manifest page:

Interoperability Protocols

This journal provides an interface OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative – Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) that allows other websites and information services to harvest the published content metadata.


OAI-PMH Protocol Version 2.0
Dublin Core Metadata

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