Editorial Universitaria Abya-Yala/UPS

Universidad Politécnica Salesiana


Abya-Yala is an international collective editorial project at the service of the indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples of the Americas. With more than 40 years of uninterrupted presence, Abya-Yala is considered one of the largest producers of social sciences in Latin America and its editorial line is related to the following areas: 1. Indigenous peoples, nationalities, Afro-descendants and emerging identities. 2. Development and social participation. 3. Public policies and human rights. 4. University didactic texts in social sciences prepared from the perspective of interculturality. The publishing house offers itself to academic institutions and authors from the social sciences as a possibility of diffusion in Latin America, while it opens its doors to indigenous authors and writers at a time when their writings acquire a very important political significance. Abya-Yala reaffirms its willingness to serve indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples, organizations and social movements, specialists, academics, and independent authors, who see in us the opportunity to give back to the community the results of their research and contributions. Our purposes are: 1. Rescue, document and disseminate the cultural values of indigenous peoples. 2. Promote academic initiatives that enrich the debate on the indigenous question and their rights through publications, documentation centers, congresses, symposiums, university, and academic centers. 3. Abya-Yala publishing house is an organization that works to strengthen diversity and culture. 4. Position itself in Ecuadorian and Latin American society as a leading organization on issues related to the Social Sciences. 5. Position itself in the market as a pioneer organization in book production work and the use of new technologies. 6. Promote information networks as spaces to increase the dissemination of their work and, therefore, diversity. 7. Promote academic initiatives that enrich the debate on the indigenous issue and their rights, through publications, documentation centers, conferences, book launches, fairs, symposiums in university and academic centers. 8. Establish contacts with NGOs and with different indigenous organizations to disseminate their ideas. More information at https://abyayala.org.ec/

Contact information

  • Name: Milagros Aguirre
  • E-mail: editorial@abyayala.org.ec
  • Phone: +593 (2) 396-2899