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Publications: Research Paper Series

Note: The Research Paper Series is currently on hiatus until further notice.

Overseen by the LAII's Operations Committee, the peer-reviewed electronic Research Paper Series provides a forum for US and international scholars to disseminate timely research on Latin American and Iberian topics. Both graduate student and faculty submissions encouraged. Relevant disciplines include the arts, humanities, natural sciences, communications and social sciences. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Submissions should focus on Latin America and/or Iberia (Spain and Portugal). Papers may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. It is recommended that papers have a length of 5,000-9,000 words, including notes and bibliography.

Submissions should include the following materials:

  • the cover form;
  • a title page that includes the authors or authors name(s), department(s), and institutional affiliation(s);
  • an abstract of not more than 100 words preceding the manuscript;
  • a Research Paper manuscript of approximately 5,000-9,000 words including notes and bibliography;
  • if a student submission, a letter of recommendation from the authors faculty advisor or from a faculty specialist in the subfield the paper represents. The letter should specifically address the merits of the paper and how it fits into the Research Paper Series.

To be considered eligible, submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • materials are submitted electronically (either as an e-mail attachment or on CD) to the LAII;
  • manuscripts have not been published elsewhere in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, nor are under consideration elsewhere for publication;
  • manuscripts are written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese;
  • manuscripts are nonfiction;
  • authors have conformed to the accepted citation guidelines for their disciplines (e.g. Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, etc) and have maintained consistent formatting throughout the document; and,
  • if the product of a conference, manuscripts have been revised to meet the expectations of a formal Research Paper submission.

Lastly, authors should be aware that 1) they are responsible for final copyediting under the direction and guidance of the LAII Operations Committee and 2) all manuscripts published in the Research Paper Series are copyrighted in the name of the author and may be submitted elsewhere six months after publication.

Electronic, full-text access of the Research Paper Series Archive is available through LoboVault, the institutional repository of the University of New Mexico.

All papers published in the Research Paper Series are available in hard copy from the LAII and, in compliance with the ADA and Rehabilitation Act of 1937, can be produced in alternative formats.

To request copies of previously published papers, to inquire for further information, and/or to submit materials, contact:

  • LAII Committee Graduate Assistant
  • Latin American & Iberian Institute
  • Email (preferred): commlaii@unm.edu
  • Telephone: (505) 277-2961