Focus and Scope
The Latin American Research Review publishes original research in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/Latino studies that engages these fields critically and redefines them. LARR seeks research that advances innovative theories and approaches, has broad substantive implications for the region, engages with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship, and is accessible to a general academic readership.
LARR publishes articles in the humanities and social sciences, including the following fields:
- Anthropology: race, social movements, development, social projects, migration, education, economy, labor, state reforms, public policy, poverty, cultural politics, cultural criticism. We value research articles with innovative applications of ethnography and conceptual breadth.
- Economics: development, international trade and finance, public finance, labor, institutions, human and social capital, natural resources, biodiversity, measures of well-being, poverty, inequality, productivity, mobility, discrimination, and cooperation. We value innovative theoretical and empirical analyses with clear policy implications.
- History: all topics on colonial and modern Latin America, including its diaspora. We value deeply researched articles accessible to our wide readership as well as essays based on secondary sources that rethink key historical processes, events, or issues.
- Literature and cultural studies: literary analysis and theory; cultural criticism; formal and discursive analysis of texts from all periods; visual and sonic representations; artistic, popular and media representation; studies of class, race, gender, sexuality, trans studies; subaltern, colonial, postcolonial, and decolonial approaches.
- Politics and international relations: institutions, political behavior, democratization, social and public policy, political economy, domestic and international security, regional integration, and foreign policy. We value experimental, statistical, and small-N research designs.
- Sociology: social institutions and processes, social movements and collective action, social inequalities and social stratification, globalization, historical sociology, sociology of gender.
LARR is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.
LARR is indexed by more than 100 catalog services, including the Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI - Thomson Reuters), Scopus (Elsevier), MLA International Bibliography, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost), Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale), ArticleFirst (OCLC), the International Political Science Abstracts Database (Ovid), and the Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest).
LARR’s 2018 Scopus CiteScore is 0.74. The journal is at the 97% (#18/736) of Literature and Literary Theory journals.
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