The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology publishes research articles and invited commentaries on contemporary and thematic issues. Due to the large number of article submissions and difficulties involved in reviewing such submissions in a timely fashion to the standard by which the journal abides, JLACA does not publish guest-edited special issues.

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Submission Guidelines

The maximum permissible word count that JLACA considers for publication is 8,000 words. Please note that this includes references and endnotes. Articles that substantially exceed this word count may be returned. The author and any references to the author must be anonymized on every page of the manuscript except the title page by replacing the author’s name with “XX.” Authors are also urged to consider carefully the use of running headers that may identify them within the text.

For references cited, JLACA follows the author-date system of the Chicago Manual of Style. Guidelines and examples of this style format can be found by visiting the following link:

Please note that it is JLACA’s policy to write all ethnic and racial designators such as black, white, mestizo, negro, cholo, indian, creole, mulato, and so on, in lower case.

All articles must be submitted as a Word document in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, double spaced and with one inch (2.54 cm) page margins.
When a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) should send a signed copyright form (located on the Scholar One site) in PDF format to the Journal by email.


Up to three photographs may be included in the article and it is the author’s responsibility for securing copyright permissions. The final decision on the inclusion of photographs lies with the editor. Authors are also invited to send additional photographs for consideration for the front cover of the journal issue that their article is schedule to appear in.

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