ISSN 2318-9282 online version



Focus and Scope

DESIDADES is an electronic, peer-reviewed, scientific journal in the area of childhood and youth in Latin America. It comes out three times a year. It publishes texts in Portuguese or Spanish. It aims at the dissemination of scientific knowledge to specialists and non-specialists establishing a dialogue among researchers, professionals, students and the public at large. It is published by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Research and Interchange on Contemporary Childhood and Youth (NIPIAC), of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).



The journal has the objective of consolidating an electronic platform of scientific and academic discussion on children and youth of the Latin American subcontinent.  It aims at promoting a space for debates and dissemination of knowledge on the issues of Latin American childhoods and youths.

DESIDADES means, as the title stands, that ages, regarded as crystallized criteria that essentialize and naturalize attitudes, behaviours and modes of existence according to a linear biographical temporalization, need to be problematized so as to permit new ways of understanding and enhancing the dialogue between generational groups.


Indexation Bases



DIADORIM Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT)


DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals


CLASE Citas latino-americanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades

LATINDEX Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal


PEPSIC Periódicos Eletrônicos em Psicologia


Sumá – Sumários de Revistas Brasileiras





From 2013 to 2019 the journal was published every three months.  From 2020 the journal has become quarterly.


Open Acess Policy

DESIDADES  is an open access journal and is concerned with disseminating scientific knowledge to the wide public at no charge.


Ethical guidelines for publication

Every editorial decision is based on criteria of the originality, consistence and clarity of the text that sums up to a singular contribution to the knowledge of childhood and youth. All editorial decisions are based on the published norms and policies of the Journal in order to fulfil its aims and objectives.



The contents of the journal is licensed under Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND 4.0.


Privacy policies

The names, addresses and emails informed by this journal are to be used exclusively for its publication services, and should not be disposed for other objectives.



This journal uses the LOCKSS System to create a system of archiving among partner libraries.   This allows to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoring.



The title of the journal DESIDADES Revista Eletrônica de Divulgação Científica da Infância e Juventude can be shortened to DESIDADES.





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NIPIAC – Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Pesquisa para a Infância e Adolescência Contemporâneas
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Rio de Janeiro CEP 22290-902