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Latin American Politics and Society publishes original research dealing with contemporary Latin American politics, economics, sociology, and U.S.-Latin American relations. The journal also considers essays addressing political, social, and economic issues in Latin American studies. Manuscripts must be in English and must not be under current consideration by any other publication.

Editorial office: University of Miami, PO Box 248282, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2302. Telephone (305) 284-5554. Fax (305) 284-2796.

Maximum total length is 40 pages (about 10,000 words) with all elements in Times New Roman 12 type, double-spaced. This applies to all elements, including quotations, notes, bibliography, tables, appendixes, and any other materials.  Manuscripts that exceed this length will be returned to the authors to be shortened. Margins should be 1 inch top and bottom, 1.25 inches left and right. Tables should be formatted as text in Microsoft Word table format. All notes and references should be double-spaced and in the same size type as the text. Endnotes are preferred. Please include the following information:

-- An abstract, no longer than 150 words.
-- Author's name, mailing address, phone, fax, and email.

Policy Issues essays (opinion pieces) and Book Review essays:  Maximum length is 25 pages in Times New Roman 12 type, double-spaced. Individual book reviews:  6 pages

All submissions considered for publication are peer-reviewed and are subject to revision before final acceptance and copyediting before publication.

Please visit the Cambridge University Press Peer Review Hub for general information on how to peer review journal articles, a peer review FAQ, ethics in peer review, and more information.

Send books for review to the book review editor:

Dr. Alfred Montero
Book Review Editor, LAPS
Department of Political Science
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN  55057-4025

Please visit for more information on our open access policies, compliance with major funding bodies, read and publish agreements, and guidelines on depositing your manuscript in an institutional repository.