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Latin American Research Review to be published by Cambridge University Press from 2022

October 21, 2021

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce that starting in January 2022, Cambridge University Press (CUP) will publish LASA's prestigious journal, Latin American Research Review. New content will continue to appear until the end of 2021 at larrlasa.org, where the journal has been published since 2017, and new manuscript submissions can be sent via the new submission site.

This partnership with CUP offers an opportunity for LARR to fulfill its potential as a major open-access journal in Latin American studies, benefiting from the strength and unique potential of LASA's global scholarly community and the expertise of CUP, one of the oldest and most recognized academic and educational publishers in the world.

LASA is excited to partner with CUP to support LARR's continued expansion and dissemination, which strongly aligns with LASA's mission to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America and the Caribbean.

"LARR will continue to publish high-quality and cutting-edge work in the field of Latin American studies. The previous administration, aware that many departments in the United States prioritize publication in disciplinary journals, worked to further establish LARR in the disciplines. As we continue working towards this goal, we also aim to reinforce the journal’s interdisciplinary emphasis. This objective resonates with the Latin American tradition to highlight the region’s key problems and questions rather than the disciplinary boundaries. Thus, we aim to prioritize work that is conversant outside its field and locale and that has the potential to interest a wider audience. We intend that LARR continues to be a space for critical debates on and from Latin America. The transfer to Cambridge University Press will allow LARR to benefit from the prestige and promotion strategies of a highly respected academic publisher, an updated processing system, and the ability to publish articles in an early view modality shortening the time to publication."

Carmen Martínez Novo
Editor in Chief of Latin American Research Review

“Latin American Research Review is one of those rare journals that combines great depth in terms of topics discussed with considerable breadth across a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, all with an accent innovative new thinking. Cambridge is excited to work with LASA and the editors as the journal continues to define and shape the field of Latin American studies in a fast developing open access environment.” 

Patrick McCartan
Cambridge University Press' Publishing Director, Humanities and Social Sciences Journals

About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to lasa@lasaweb.org.