Our Journal

The Journal of Visual Anthropology (RAV) - formerly the Chilean Journal of Visual Anthropology - is a publication of scientific dissemination in electronic format and in the form of continuous publication (Rolling Pass). The RAV is edited by the Centro de Investigaciones Diego Barros Arana, Biblioteca Nacional, Servicio Nacional del Patrimonio Cultural, pertaining Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio.

The main objective of the journal is to publish articles and research related to visual anthropology and visual studies in general, both from Chile and the rest of Latin America. The works, which must be original and unpublished, must address issues related to the still or moving image, and develop theoretical and / or methodological aspects of the relationship between image and culture. Of special interest will be those articles that refer to visual heritage, either through collections of photographs and films, or of images included in patrimonial texts. In this sense, the works that provide critical and reflective knowledge about the importance of audiovisual media in culture will be privileged.

The team of the journal is conformed by a director, an editorial board, an editorial committee, an editor and a designer. The tasks of the director include coordinating the team and the work of the editorial body, representing the journal in different institutional instances and disseminating the publication. The editorial board - together with the director and the editor - is in charge of the first review of the works, in addition to maintaining contact with the authors and evaluators until the eventual publication of the article, in order to guarantee the quality of the articles published. The editorial committee is a support body made up of national and international teachers and researchers who have a recognized track record. The editor is responsible for reviewing the final texts and for the bibliography to be correctly cited. Lastly, the designer is responsible for the layout and graphic of the magazine in its online supports and in PDF.

The Journal of Visual Anthropology is aimed at academics, researchers, students and the general public interested in these issues.

Publishing structure

The editorial structure of the journal includes the following sections: Articles, Interviews, Videos and Book Reviews. The objective of the publication is to contribute to the development of visual anthropology from various fields. In this way, the different sections aim to provide an overview of the development of visual anthropology, and of visual studies in general in Chile and Latin America.


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Centro de Investigaciones Diego Barros Arana, Biblioteca Nacional, Servicio Nacional del Patrimonio Cultural, Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio.


The Journal of Visual Anthropology (RAV) is found in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIHPLUS).

Reception of works

All the collaborations and works sent to the RAV must abide by the editorial norms. Once received, the editorial team sends them to the members of the editorial board, who determine if they pass to the external arbitration phase (see IV Evaluation process).