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Aims and Scope

The Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies (JOLLAS) is an interdisciplinary, international, and peer-reviewed online journal housed at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS). The journal publishes monographic research articles, theoretical articles, policy briefs, teaching notes, and books/media reviews on topics relevant to Latino Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies broadly understood. We encourage contributions from the humanities and the social sciences that engage with academic debates and public effects of every aspect of the Latino experience in the United States, as well as work that critically and reflexively advances knowledge of, from, and about Latin America and the Caribbean. We also welcome scholarship that discusses issues relevant to the Latin American and Caribbean diaspora and Border Studies in the Americas.

JOLLAS is receptive to scholarship from various theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. We invite articles on all relevant periods, from colonial times to the present, that explore local, national, transnational, hemispheric, and global aspects of these fields of scholarship.

Articles submitted to JOLLAS should be original contributions and not be under consideration, published, or awaiting publication elsewhere. Currently, JOLLAS publishes articles in English and Spanish. English translations of Spanish and Portuguese language articles that have already been published might be accepted, provided this is previously discussed with the editors. If an author is publishing a closely related article elsewhere, this fact should be stated in a cover note to the editors. Authors of articles published in the journal assign copyright to JOLLAS.

Type of Submissions

Original research articles:

Research articles report on recent empirical research from all academic disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities, with the understanding that research is defined differently in these fields. These articles are peer-reviewed and have between 8,000 and 10,000 words.

Theoretical and Conceptual Articles:

Theoretical and Conceptual articles explore the concepts and issues that define a field as well as theoretical and epistemological reflections on the field of Latino Studies and of Latin American and Caribbean studies. These articles should extend current knowledge by presenting a novel argument, interpretation, model, or critique, are peer-reviewed, and have between 6,000 and 8,000 words.

Special Issue articles:

JOLLAS welcomes submission proposals from guest editors for special issues based on at least four original research articles and/or theoretical and conceptual articles and an introductory essay originating from conference panels, workshops, working groups, or other academic collaborations. Contributions will be peer-reviewed, and issue editors should not assume that acceptance of a special issue implies acceptance of all articles. These articles should have between 8,000 and 10,000 words. For more information, consult the Guidelines for Special issues.

JOLLAS also publishes shorter submissions:

Policy briefs:

Policy Briefs articles are short contributions that evaluate recent policies affecting Latinos in the United States and the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean from an evidence-based perspective. This article type presents policy recommendations that can be used for practitioners and policymakers. Policy Briefs articles might be peer-reviewed and have between 3,000 and 4,000 words.

Teaching notes:

Teaching notes present brief discussions of pedagogical approaches and critical insights on the scholarship of teaching and learning of Latino Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Latin American diaspora, and Borders Studies in the Americas. Teaching notes articles might be peer-reviewed and have between 3,000 and 4,000 words.

Book and Media Reviews:

JOLLAS does not accept unsolicited book or media reviews. If you want to write a book or media review, contact the JOLLAS Editorial office ([email protected]) with a brief description of the book or media, why it is relevant to the field, and a timeline for completion. Book and media reviews are short articles of 1000-1500 words. Book reviews aim to give a brief summary of a book’s strengths and weaknesses and evaluate its overall usefulness to the field of Latino Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Under media reviews, we also encourage submissions of film critiques, new datasets, archives, and other forms of media that can bring contributions to the overall field.

Read the author’s instructions for more information on format and style guidelines.


JOLLAS (ISSN: 1549-9502) is indexed in the following databases: Academic Search Premier, American History and Life, CrossRef, EBSCO SocIndex, ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection, GALE Academic One File, and Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI).

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