When the Psychoanalytic Theory Program at UFRJ developed the project to launch a Journal connected to it, its objective was to respond to a demand from its scientific community, which had only limited sources to its specific subjects, in terms of publications as well as reading material. The Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory Journal started to take a unique place in the divulging of knowledge, taking its place beyond the institutional confrontations and staying away from any personal specificities from the majoring area of psychoanalytic societies. Its proposal was pioneer in the area, building itself as a discussion forum for research about the themes and most relevant problems at the contemporary Psychoanalysis, thus trying to place the reader in contact with the latest productions in this area. Besides that, it made possible the effective psychoanalytic intervention in many fields, opening doors to other Psychology sub areas and other alike areas such as Sociology, Anthropology, Epistemology, Ethics and Linguistic. It offered an open space to a pluralist debate, respecting the diversities in tendencies that integrate the different fields of knowledge that the Journal covers. Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory is considered, in the academic circle as well as in the national and international psychoanalytic community, an Excellency in Journal. This can be observed by looking at the growing number of international researchers that look into publishing their articles and/or conferences in our Journal's issues. The demand has been growing each year, and we try to keep it up with it taking in consideration the necessity of evaluation criteria.
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