Bulletin of Latin American Research

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Edited By: Jasmine Gideon, Geoffrey Kantaris, Tony Kapcia, Lucy Taylor, Ann Varley and Matthew Brown

Impact Factor: 0.288

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 40/64 (Area Studies)

Online ISSN: 1470-9856

Author Guidelines

Notes for Contributors

Bulletin of Latin American Research has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts for online manuscript submission. The new system allows for quick and easy online submission with detailed guidelines and help available for authors. From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/blar. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. If you cannot submit online, please contact Ken Lestrange in the Editorial Office by telephone (+ 44 (0)151 794 3025) or by e-mail (blar@liverpool.ac.uk).

Please follow the check-list below on presentation of articles. A fuller style guide is available for both articles and book reviews, and also for Tables and Figures and Guest Editors.

Further Information
To view the BLAR constitution (including details of BLAR publication ethics and approach to misconduct), please click here

The journal publishes in English; authors are welcome to submit articles in Spanish or Portuguese. There are limited funds available to help with the translation of articles of exceptional quality.

Book Reviews
The editors invite anybody interested in contributing a book review or a review essay to contact the editorial office (email as above). Please note that BLAR does not accept unsolicited submissions of book reviews.

Books for review should be sent to: Bulletin of Latin American Research, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, Room 313a, Cypress Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZR, UK

Abstract and keywords Authors should provide an abstract (maximum 100 words) of their paper, together with six keywords that indicate the themes of the article.

Check-list for Authors
– Length 6,000–8,000 words (including notes and references).
– Double spacing (including notes and references).
– Separate cover sheet with your contact details, ensuring that your name does not appear on the article
itself so that it can be sent straight out for anonymous review.
– Footnotes should be incorporated into the main text of the article or omitted.
– Abstract of up to 100 words; six keywords.
– Tables or figures on separate pages at the end of the text.
– Numbers: one to twenty in words; 21 upwards in figures.
– Spelling: standard British spelling (-ise not -ize, labour not labor, etc.).
– Punctuation: British style, i.e., full stops and commas outside of quotation marks not inside,
i.e., President Fox said, ‘The economy is booming’. NOT President Fox said, ‘The economy is booming.’
– Dates: Use the full form, 2002–2003; 1 January 2004; twentieth century not 20th century; the 1990s.
– Quotations: single quotation marks (double for quotations within quotations).
– Paragraphs: indent each new paragraph; no blank line between paragraphs.
– Acronyms: no full stops (USA, UNESCO, etc.).
– Italicise single words or short phrases in another language (terms not in common usage should be glossed in square
brackets at first occurrence).
- Quotations of foreign-language texts to be in English translation; the original may also be supplied if desired, after consultation with the editors.

Authors and Reviewers must use the Harvard System: http://liv.ac.uk/library/ohecampus/referencing/referencing.htm in which authors’ names (no initials) and dates are given in the main body of the text, with specific pages indicated if a quotation or precise reference to the text are indicated. For example: Saillant (2005) argues that …; or (Saillant, 2005: 112-113). References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the main text under the heading ‘References’, and set out as below. Please check carefully that all works referenced in the text correspond exactly to works included in the Reference list at the end, and vice versa. Please ensure that all works, including newspaper articles and government documents, are fully listed. The second and any following lines of each reference should be indented right. For multi-author references: in the main text for more than 3 authors, use ‘et al.’, e.g. Harris et al. (2006). In the refs list for more than 4 authors, use ‘et al.’, e.g. Harris, A., Robinson, K., Smith, P. and Turner, G. (2006) Management skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press. For capitalisation of Spanish text in references, see Appendix 2

a) Books
Capitalise all main words in the title of books in English, e.g., De La Fuente, A. (2001) A Nation for All: Race, Inquality, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Cuba. University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill and London. Capitalise only the first word in the title of books in other languages (apart from proper names), e.g., Mariátegui, J. C. (1970) Temas de educación. Empresa Editora Amauta: Lima.

b) Articles in journals and newspapers
In English, capitalise all main words in title: Crow, D. (2005) ‘Crossing Party Lines: Volatility and Ticket Splitting in Mexico (1994–2000)’. Bulletin of Latin American Research 24:1, 1–22. In other languages, capitalise only the first word in the title (apart from proper names): Uriel García, J. (1950) ‘Problemas de sociología peruana’. Cuadernos mexicanos 9(2): 147–179.

c) Chapters in edited books
Radosh, R. (1976) ‘The Cuban Revolution and Western Intellectuals: A Personal Report’, in R. Radosh (ed.) The New Cuba: Paradoxes and Potentials. William Morrow: New York, 37–55. Use a full stop in ed and eds, i.e. (ed.) and (eds.). Where a chapter is a reprint of a previously published article, please include the original publication date in square brackets before the date of re-publication: Mackinder, H. [1904] (2004) ‘The Geographical Pivot of History’. The Geographical Journal 170(3):298–321.

d) Theses and unpublished reports
Wally, T. (1989) Dual Economies in Argentina: A Study of Buenos Aires. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Liverpool, Liverpool.

e) URLs
Full reference details should be given with the URL, i.e. author, year, title of document and URL. If this information is not available, remove the reference and just cite the web address in brackets in the text. Smith, A. (1999) Select committee report [WWW document]. URL http://www.dhss.gov.uk/reports/report015285.html [accessed 7 November 2003].

Authors must obtain permission to reproduce material under copyright. The editors will consider material that has previously had limited circulation elsewhere. Submission of an article implies, however, that it has not previously been published and will not be reproduced in full or in part without the permission of the publishers. If you have any queries about copyright please contact Wiley-Blackwell Limited, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK.

Authors will be required to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the CTA is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received.  Please note that signature of the CTA does not affect ownership of copyright in the material (government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned). After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details).

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement

Proofs Authors will receive electronic proofs for checking.

Offprints A PDF offprint of published articles and book reviews will be supplied free of charge. This will be supplied through Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services system, so authors should remember to register for this service in order to access their offprint. Details of how to register follow below.

Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services.
On acceptance of your paper into the journal, you are invited to join our Author Services system. By registering for Author Services, you will be able to enjoy the following additional benefits:

  • Track the progress of your article through the production process online and in print
  • Receive publication status alerts
  • Enable free access to your published article online for all co-authors and up to 10 nominated colleagues
  • Enjoy a 25% discount on Wiley books

Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/  for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

New: Pre-submission English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscripts professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Early View
Bulletin of Latin American Research is covered by Wiley-Blackwell's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Bulletin of Latin American Research
Notas para Colaboradores

Artículos de crítica Deberán enviarse en formato Word como documentos adjuntos de correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección: blar@liv.ac.uk. Envíen también una copia impresa del manuscrito a The Editorial Assistant, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, Room 313a, Cypress Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZR, UK. Por favor síganse las normas de presentación de artículos descritas abajo. Una completa guía de estilo está disponible para los artículos y reseñas de libros, y también para las tablas y figuras.

La revista se publica en inglés pero los autores pueden enviar artículos en español o en portugués. Tenemos a nuestra disposición un presupuesto limitado para la traducción de artículos de calidad excepcional.

Formato de Reseñas de Libros Deberán enviarse dos copias del manuscrito final, escritas a doble espacio interlineal en la totalidad del texto. Los títulos de los libros reseñados seguirán el siguiente modelo:

Bloggs, Francis (2000) Title Publisher (Nowhere) xiv + 237 pp. £45.00 hbk. £13.95 pbk.

Resúmenes y palabras claves Los autores deberán entregar un resumen (máximo 100 palabras) y seis palabras claves que indiquen los temas de su artículo.

Normas de presentación para Autores
- Extensión: de 6.000 a 8.000 palabras (incluyendo las notas y referencias).
- Se utilizará doble espacio interlineal (incluyendo las notas y referencias).
- Los datos personales se incorporarán en una página aparte. Por favor asegúrense de que su nombre no aparezca en ninguna parte del artículo para que pueda enviarse lo más rápido posible y así facilitar la revisión anónima.
- Las notas deberán ir a pie de página y no al final del texto (y deberá limitarse su uso).
- Deberá enviarse un resumen de un máximo de 100 palabras con seis palabras claves.
- Las tablas o figuras se incorporarán en páginas separadas al final del texto.
- Números: los números del uno al veinte se escribirán en palabras; del 21 para arriba se escribirán en cifras.
- Ortografía: se utilizará la ortografía británica (-ise y no –ize, labour y no labor, etc.).
- Puntuación: se utilizará el estilo británico de manera que los puntos finales y las comas deberán colocarse detrás de las comillas y no delante, por ejemplo, President Fox said, 'The economy is booming'. NO President Fox said, 'The economy is booming.'
- Fechas: se utilizará la forma completa, 2002-2003; 1 January 2004; twentieth century y no 20th century; the 1990s.
- Citas: se utilizarán comillas simples (las comillas dobles se utilizarán para ubicar citas dentro de las mismas).
- Párrafos: cada nuevo párrafo deberá ir sangrado; no habrá espacio entre párrafos.
- Siglas: se escribirán sin puntos finales (USA, UNESCO, etc.).
- Las palabras o frases cortas en otros idiomas deberán ir en cursiva (los términos que sean poco usuales deberán ir en corchetes al ser utilizados por primera vez).
- Las citas de textos escritos en otros idiomas deberán ser traducidas al inglés; si desean se podrá incorporar la cita en el idioma original tras previa consulta con los editores.

Se utilizará el sistema Harvard. En el cuerpo del texto se utilizará el sistema autor-fecha, por ejemplo: Smith (1989) sostiene que …; o (Smith, 1989: 112-113). Las referencias serán incorporadas al final del artículo y se citarán por orden alfabético. Asegúrense de que toda obra citada en el texto aparezca en la bibliografía final.

a) Libros
Todas las palabras de los títulos de libros en inglés deberán empezar con mayúscula, por ejemplo, De La Fuente, A. (2001) A Nation for All: Race, Inquality, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Cuba. University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill and London. Cuando se trate de otros idiomas, sólo se escribirá la primera palabra con mayúscula (excepto en caso de nombres propios), por ejemplo, Mariátegui, J. C. (1970) Temas de educación. Empresa Editora Amauta: Lima.

b) Artículos en revistas y periódicos
En inglés, todas las palabras de los títulos deberán empezar con letra mayúscula, por ejemplo: Crow, D. (2005) 'Crossing Party Lines: Volatility and Ticket Splitting in Mexico (1994-2000)'. Bulletin of Latin American Research 24:1, 1-22. En el caso de otros idiomas, sólo se escribirá la primera palabra con mayúscula (excepto en caso de nombres propios): Uriel García, J. (1950) 'Problemas de sociología peruana'. Cuadernos mexicanos 9(2): 147-179.

c) Capítulos en libros editados
Radosh, R. (1976) 'The Cuban Revolution and Western Intellectuals: A Personal Report', in R. Radosh (ed.) The New Cuba: Paradoxes and Potentials. William Morrow: New York, 37-55.

d) Tesis e informes no publicados
Wally, T. (1989) Dual Economies in Argentina: A Study of Buenos Aires. Tesis doctoral no publicada, University of Liverpool, Liverpool.

e) URL
Las referencias completas deberán anotarse junto a la URL, por ejemplo, el autor, año, título del documento y la URL. Si esta información no está disponible, se deberá eliminar la referencia y citar la dirección de la página web entre paréntesis en el texto. Smith, A. (1999) Select committee report [documento WWW]. URL http://www.dhss.gov.uk/reports/report015285.html [fecha de consulta 7 November 2003].

Copyright: Los autores deberán obtener permiso cuando deseen reproducir cualquier material bajo copyright. Se considerará para publicación todo material que haya tenido una circulación previa limitada. Sin embargo, tengan en cuenta que presentar un artículo implica no haberlo publicado previamente y que, una vez aceptado, éste no podrá ser reproducido total o parcialmente sin el permiso de la editorial. Para cualquier pregunta o inquietud que tengan sobre los derechos de reproducción, pónganse en contacto con Wiley-Blackwell Limited, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK.

Formulario de Licencia Exclusiva (Exclusive Licence Form)
Los autores deberán firmar un Formulario de Licencia Exclusiva (ELF) por todo artículo que sea aceptado para publicación. No se entregarán los artículos a la editorial para publicación a menos que se haya recibido dicho formulario firmado. Firmar el Formulario de Licencia Exclusiva no afecta los derechos de reproducción del material (los funcionarios públicos deberán rellenar las secciones de Derechos de Autor, aunque no hace falta asignar copyright en estos casos). Una vez entregados los artículos, los autores dispondrán del derecho de publicar su artículo en distintos medios/circunstancias (véanse el formulario para más información). La editorial les facilitará este trabajo a los autores suministrándoles el formulario apropiado. También podrán descargar una copia del formulario aquí.

Borradores Los autores recibirán el borrador electrónico de cada colaboración para poder revisarlo.

Separatas Los autores recibirán una copia PDF de los artículos publicados y reseñas de libros sin coste alguno.

NOVEDAD: A partir de ahora el sistema de seguimiento de producción en línea le permite ver el progreso de su artículo a través de los Servicios de Autor.
Una vez que el artículo haya sido aceptado, los autores podrán seguirlo desde el momento en que entre en el proceso de producción hasta la publicación en línea y en papel utilizando los Servicios de Autor. Los autores podrán seguir la evolución del proceso de sus artículos en línea y seleccionar, si desean, la opción de recibir e-mails automatizados en cada etapa clave de la producción. Los autores recibirán un e-mail con un vínculo exclusivo mediante el cual podrán registrarse y añadir automáticamente su artículo al sistema. Por favor asegúrense de que hayan incluido una dirección de correo electrónico completa al entregar el manuscrito. Para más información acerca del sistema de seguimiento de producción en línea, visiten http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/, donde también podrán consultar varios recursos, tales como 'preguntas más frecuentes' y consejos sobre como preparar y entregar un artículo.