The Latin Americanist
© Southeast Council on Latin American Studies and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Edited By: Gregory Weeks (Editor); Jurgen Buchenau and Gregory Crider (Co-Editors, SECOLAS Annals)
Online ISSN: 1557-203X
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.
Guidelines for Submissions to The Latin Americanist
TLA has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:
i. Quick and easy submission
ii. Administration centralised and reduced
iii. Significant decrease in peer review times
From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tla. 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 Help link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page.
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