ISSN 0718-3437 online version
ISSN 0716-0747 print version


General information

The Revista Chilena de Derecho (RChD) is a publication of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Law School, which comes out from April through December every year since 1974.

On its beginnings, the review was under the guidance and vision of professor Jaime Navarrete Barrueto through 1980. Professors José Luis Cea Egaña through 1993, Guillermo Bruna Contreras through 1997 and Alejandro Vergara Blanco through 2006 were later in charge. Since 2007 the publication is under the guidance of professor Ángela Vivanco Martínez.

The RChD is a law specialized journal which covers all the law disciplines including principally the “philosophy of law”, “history of law” and comparative law. Its purpose is to treat interesting topics for the current national juridical community.

The RChD is a printed review, but it is also available online in the web site of SCIELO Chile (,DIALNET (, and Thomson Reuters (


The RChD incorporates permanently on its issues the following contents:

  • Articles
  • Comments of Cases
  • Books Reviews
  • Essays and Reports


The RChD can be found in many international indexes as:

  • Index to foreing legal periodicals
  • Latindex
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog- USA
  • Ulrich’s International periodicals
  • Dialnet
  • Open Journal
  • Ebsco
  • Océano
  • Catálogo Harvard University
  • Worldcat
  • Regensburg Universität
  • DOAJ. Directory of open access journals
  • SciELO Chile
  • Thomson Reuters (Web of Science)
  • Scopus


  • The Revista Chilena de Derecho® is a trademark
  • ISSN 0716-0747 (printer version)
  • ISSN 0718-3437 (electronic version)
  • Intellectual Property Register Nº 54.947


The RChD gets financing from:

  • Fondo de Publicaciones Periódicas de la Vicerrectoría de Comunicaciones y Asuntos Públicos - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Fondo de Publicación de Revistas Científicas Chilenas de la Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica - CONICYT.

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Santiago - Chile
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