colombia has made several peace processes with armed groups operating outside the law. this phenomenon has caused considerable academic output that studying one or more processes. despite this wealth of literature, those studies have not made a classification of them. this article makes a selection of 123 works on peace processes in colombia between 1982 and 2009. under the state of the art methodology, it discussed books, book chapters, journals and documents online, which show the position of authors about the peace process, the approach used, among others characteristics. in addition, the literature has been classified by topics in this article.