About Latino Studies

Latino Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal. Its principal aim is to advance interdisciplinary scholarship about the lived experience and struggles of Latinas and Latinos for equity, representation, and social justice. Sustaining the tradition of activist scholarship of the founders of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Puerto Rican Studies, we critically engage the study of the local, national, transnational, and hemispheric realities that continue to influence the Latina and Latino presence in the United States.

Latino Studies provides an intellectual forum for innovative explorations and theorization, and is committed to developing a new transnational research agenda that bridges the academic and non-academic worlds and fosters mutual learning and collaboration among all the Latino national groups. We publish scholarly research, periodic reports on curriculum developments and pedagogy, analyses of significant regional and local events, and letters from our readers on our contributors' articles.

New submissions

Authors should submit papers electronically via the journal's electronic submission system, Editorial Manager.*
Click HERE to submit your paper to Latino Studies.

General submission guidelines

We welcome submissions of original research articles from scholars in the national and international research communities. Manuscripts should preferably be submitted in English, in Word format, via electronic attachment. Please double space the entire manuscript, including all notes and bibliographical references, and make sure all pages are numbered consecutively. Scholarly articles should not normally exceed 8,000 words in length.

Manuscripts should not contain any author details to preserve anonymity during the peer review process. Authors should include the abstract and keywords not only in the metadata but in the blinded manuscript as well.

To submit, authors are requested to provide the following items: 1) an Authors Contact and Affiliations page containing the title of the manuscript, the author’s name, country, full departmental and institutional affiliation, title, active email address, and a conflict of interest declaration. 2) A short biography on submission that will be published alongside the manuscript if it is accepted. Book and film reviews will not include a biography. 3) A blinded manuscript that should not contain any author details to preserve anonymity during the peer review process. Authors should include the abstract and keywords not only in the metadata but in the blinded manuscript as well.

Please note that the Journal can only accept submissions of unpublished manuscripts, that are not being considered by other publications.

Initial submission

Latino Studies has an Internal Review Committee, composed of the Editor-in-Chief and the Journal’s three Associate Editors. The purpose of the Internal Review, in line with Latino Studies’ longstanding mission of mentoring scholars, is to assess each submission’s readiness for External Review and to offer critiques and suggestions meant to strengthen each submission’s likelihood of acceptance for publication.

Upon submission, the Committee determines whether each submitted article:

  • Is ready to send out immediately;
  • Requires some revision prior to the review process;
  • Would be better placed in a different journal; or
  • Is not ready for submission.

Our submission deadlines for the Internal Review Committee’s quarterly meetings take place:

  • February 25th
  • May 27th
  • August 26th
  • November 1st

Peer review

Latino Studies operates with a double blind peer review process. This means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

*Papers submitted before December 9th, 2021

For those submissions that are currently under review / awaiting decisions in the old system (EJP press), we will continue with your paper in this system, no action is required from authors. If you are invited to submit a revision, please submit your revision to the old site (EJP).