The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Founded in 1976, the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS) publishes distinguished research and debates on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The CJLACS makes an important contribution to furthering knowledge about these regions in Canada and around the world. It offers scholars, graduate students, and independent researchers a Canadian venue for publishing their work. It publishes peer-reviewed articles based on original research, in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. It is indexed in: America: History and Life; Ausgewahlte Neuere Literatur; Dokamentationsdient Lateinamerika; Geographical Abstracts; The Handbook of Latin American Studies; The Hispanic American Periodicals Index; Historical Abstracts; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences; PAIS Bulletin; Sociological Abstracts; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. The CJLACS is published three times each year by Routledge, Taylor and Francis. Each issue of the Journal contains several articles as well as reviews of recent publications about Latin America and the Caribbean. Its publication is normally made possible in part by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Interested persons are invited to submit articles, reviews, or books for review.

How to Submit an Article

The Journal is committed to the publication of scholarly research in all fields of Latin American and Caribbean studies. Manuscripts are assessed on the basis of their contribution to the advancement of knowledge and by the author's adherence to the highest scholarly standards.

Authors are requested to send their manuscripts electronically. The journal will not accept any print submissions.

Editorial correspondence should be directed to:

Jessica Stites Mor

The University of British Columbia

797 – 1873 East Mall Vancouver,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

Books to be reviewed, or inquiries about serving as a reviewer, should be directed to:

Jaymie Heilman

University of Alberta

University of Alberta
Campus St-Jean
91st ave
Edmonton, AB, T6G2G5

CJLACS Article Submission Guidelines

The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies accepts manuscripts written in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.  Submissions must be in electronic format, using Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf). In order to avoid delays in publication, authors are urged to follow these guidelines


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Inquiries regarding advertising policies and rates should be directed to:

Prof. Amitava Chowdhury

Queen's University

Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6




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