Author Guidelines

Because The Latin Americanist is a multi-disciplinary journal, we accept the style and formatting each author uses in their own discipline. Manuscripts can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, and should not exceed 10,000 words.  They should be double-spaced. Because TLA uses a double-blind review process, all self-identifiers (including name and acknowledgments) should be removed from the manuscripts, and can be inserted later if it is accepted for publication. The manuscript should be original and not submitted elsewhere.

Use this form to submit your revised manuscripts for publication in The Latin Americanist. Your submissions should be 10,000 words and double-spaced. Your submission may be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Your submission should include endnotes instead of footnotes and a Works Cited page. You must also submit a cover letter with biographical information, an abstract, and keywords for you manuscript. 

Presenters at the March 2020 SECOLAS meeting in Austin, Texas are encouraged to submit their papers for possible publication in the Annals issue of The Latin Americanist. The The Latin Americanist is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal published by SECOLAS, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Winthrop University, and the University of North Carolina Press.

The Annals issue of The Latin Americanist publishes scholarly articles from any academic discipline that include original research concerning Latin America. Manuscripts may be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, and should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, including notes, tables, and works cited. Authors should include a 150-200 word abstract with their manuscripts.

Manuscripts should be formatted in the style sheet used in the contributor's discipline, such as University of Chicago, A Manual or Style or the MLA Style Sheet.

Manuscripts should be submitted by the deadline, July 15, 2020.


Please submit your revised manuscripts for this year's Annals Special Issue. Your manuscripts may be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Please be sure your manuscripts are double-spaced and do not exceed 10,000 words. Your submission must include a cover letter with biographical information, a 250-300-word abstract, and keywords. Please be sure your manuscript includes endnotes instead of footnotes and a Works Cited page.

Because The Latin Americanist is a multi-disciplinary journal, we accept the style and formatting each author uses in their own discipline. Manuscripts can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, and should not exceed 10,000 words.  They should be double-spaced. All manuscript submissions should include an abstract, keywords, and a Works Cited page. Because TLA uses a double-blind review process, all self-identifiers (including name and acknowledgments) should be removed from the manuscripts, and can be inserted later if it is accepted for publication. The manuscript should be original and not submitted elsewhere. 

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