Fees shouldn't be an obstacle to publishing in LARR

March 12, 2024

Explanation of Open Access Waivers and Discounts for LARR

The Latin American Research Review (LARR), leading interdisciplinary scholarly journal on Latin America published by Cambridge University Press (CUP), has funding options for everyone. Therefore, no author who has an article accepted/published in LARR should have to pay a fee.

We invite you to explore the open access funding options available and encourage you not to be dissuaded from submitting your work because of financial reasons. 

These are the most frequent funding scenarios for LARR authors:

Publishing Agreement with CUP

The author is affiliated with an institution with which Cambridge University Press has an open-access publishing agreement; in this instance, Cambridge liaises directly with the university to secure funding. Institutions with agreements can be found here.  

Cambridge Open Equity Initiative or Research4Life

The author is from a low or middle-income country which qualifies them for a partial or full discount of the fee through Cambridge Open Equity Initiative or Research4Life

Full Waiver Request

The author who does not have coverage through an open access agreement, an equity initiative, or outside funding earmarked for open access publication to pay an article processing charge (APC), can request a full waiver of an APC by filling out a waiver request form. Waivers are granted to all authors who solicit them.

Outside Funding 

The author has outside funding earmarked for open access publication and pays the fees.
If you have any questions regarding the process of submitting your article for publication to LARR, please contact the LARR Publications Coordinator, Erin Gray larr@pitt.edu.

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.