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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All submissions are initially assessed by an editor, who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. Submissions recommended for review are assigned to two or three independent experts, who evaluate the article for clarity, sound methodology, and contribution to existing scholarship. The peer review process is double blind, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous throughout the review process. Reviewers are asked to submit reports within about four weeks and to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal. Based on the reviewer reports an associate editor will make a recommendation for rejection, revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s editor in chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.

 

Section Policies

Anthropology

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Economics

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

History

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Literature and Cultural Studies

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Politics and International Relations

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Sociology

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Other Arts and Humanities

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Other Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Review Essay

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Documentary Film Review Essay

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Research Note

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

test section

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Review Essays

Latin American Research Review has a long tradition of commissioning thematic book review essays that discuss a selected group of recently published books. The intent of these reviews is threefold: (1) to familiarize readers with the subject matter, approach, arguments, and conclusions found in a group of books whose common focus is a historical period; a country or region within Latin America; or a practice, development, or issue of interest to specialists and others; (2) to locate these books within current scholarship, critical methodologies, and approaches; and (3) to probe the relation of these new books to previous work on the subject, especially canonical texts. Unlike individual book reviews, the cluster reviews found in LARR seek to address the state of the field or discipline and not solely the works at issue. Review essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Potential Reviewers

We welcome proposals from established scholars, either teaching at universities or working at research institutes throughout the world. Proposals should be brief. Please identify the books you wish to review, why you would make a good reviewer, and a summary of your credentials. We are especially interested in proposals that include books written by specialists from different disciplines, and that include books published in English, Spanish, and Portuguese (and in other languages, too). Please send proposals in a concise e-mail to Professor Fabrice Lehoucq, book review editor.

Review Copies

With the exception of basic textbooks and noncritical editions of creative works, we will consider every book relevant to the study of Latin America for inclusion in a review essay. Publishers and authors are encouraged to send review copies to:

Professor Fabrice Lehoucq 
Book Review Editor, Latin American Research Review
Department of Political Science 
University of North Carolina
PO Box 26170
324 Curry Building
1109 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412, USA
e-mail: larr_rev@uncg.edu


Documentary Film Review Essays

Latin American Research Review also commissions critical review essays covering between three and five documentary films related to Latin America. Unlike individual film reviews, the essays in LARR seek to address the state of the field or the broader theme connecting the documentary films, and not solely the works at issue. Review essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Potential Reviewers and Essay Proposals

We invite proposals for documentary film review essays. Proposals should be brief. Please identify the documentary films you wish to review, why you would make a good reviewer, and a summary of your credentials. Please send this information in a concise e-mail to Professor Claudia Ferman, documentary film review editor.

Call to Directors, Producers, and Distributors

We invite documentary film directors, producers, and distributors to submit documentary films for our review essay section. LARR accepts films in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Films in other languages will be considered if they have subtitles in any of the three languages covered by LARR. Documentary films received will be considered for inclusion in a review essay, with the final selection determined by the interests of reviewers and the relevance of each title to the cluster for which it is considered. Filmmakers may send review copies to:

Dr. Claudia Ferman
Documentary Film Review Editor, Latin American Research Review
Latin American & Film Studies
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
CWIC 334
Richmond, VA 23173, USA
e-mail: cferman@richmond.edu

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