Journal – JLACA

JLACA seeks applications for Editor or Co-Editors



Applications Due: March 1, 2022 

SLACA (the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association) is accepting applications for the position of Editor (or Co-Editors) of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA). The successful candidate(s) will have full responsibility for four volumes (16 issues) of the journal beginning in November 2022. Transition to the editorship will begin on the 1st of July 2022, with overlap of with the current editor, Quetzil Castañeda, until the term begins. The incoming editor(s) will be assisted by 2-4 associate editors whom they will have a major role in appointing. 

JLACA, currently in its 26nd volume, is a peer-reviewed journal of anthropological research on Latin America and the Caribbean published in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The journal maintains a broad definition of geographical remit and includes diasporic populations. This inclusion is aimed at allowing systematic, fertile, and intellectually stimulating comparisons. JLACA’s mission is to provide a venue for anthropologists (sociocultural anthropologists, social archeologists, sociolinguists, ethnohistorians, etc.) — as well as for scholars of cognate disciplines — who are engaged in the critical study of social and cultural processes in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

The JLACA Editor(s) are expected to: 

1) Manage submissions, the peer-review process, and revisions. 

2) Appoint and coordinate with associate editors, book review editors, and copyeditors. 

3) Work with ScholarOne software, the editorial assistant team, and the AAA’s publisher. 

4) Manage the budget of the journal, in coordination with the SLACA treasurer and president. 

5) Work with the JLACA Editorial board in soliciting and reviewing article submissions. 

6) Sit on, and work closely with, the SLACA Board. 

7) Under normal circumstances, attend the AAA Annual Meeting and the SLACA biennial conference. The Editor is generally allotted up to $4500 annually to cover these travel expenses. 

Complete applications include: 

1) A cover letter of application outlining the candidate’s editorial experience and vision. 

2) A CV addressing publication, editorial and administrative experience, and relevant language skills. 

3) The names of three references who can address the candidate’s suitability for the position. 

4) Optionally, any preliminary commitment of support from the candidate’s institution such as possible work space, course release, or student assistance. Such institutional support is not required for consideration. 

5) Co-Editorial teams are expected to apply together. Please submit one application with information on both candidates, and explain in the cover letter how the team’s skills and specialties will complement each other. 

Nominations, self-nominations, and all inquiries should be sent as early as possible to Clare Sammells, SLACA President, and Ronda Brulotte, SLACA Past-President, at March 1, 2022 is the final deadline for applications. 

The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology

The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA) is a peer-reviewed journal of anthropological research on Latin America and the Caribbean. JLACA publishes original research grounded in ethnography in different article formats. The Journal welcomes contributions that integrate interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies with ethnographic processes of knowledge production. The JLACA maintains an inclusive geographical scope that includes diasporic populations throughout the Americas and the world. Included in the journal’s purview are global processes that effect or interconnect different regions or nations within the Americas as well as the Americas with other world geographic regions.

JLACA’s mission, as a publication of the American Anthropological Association, is to provide a venue for anthropologists of all subfields and topical-thematic areas within sociocultural anthropology, social archaeology, sociolinguistics, ethnohistory, bio-physical anthropology—as well as for scholars of cognate disciplines—who are engaged in the critical study of social and cultural processes in Latin America and the Caribbean. To reach a broader international readership and base of contributing authors, JLACA’s mandate includes publishing in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

JLACA rankings:
Impact factor: 0.588
ISI Journal CitationReports © Ranking: 2018: 69/90 (Anthropology)

For more information, visit JLACA’s website or see the following pages
Aims & Scope
Editorial Board
JLACA Articles
Author Agreements
Current Calls for Papers

JLACA Rankings

Journal Rankings (by Clarivate Analytics) was initiated in 2018

Impact Factor: 0.577
ISI Journal Citation Reports ©  Ranking: 66/90 (Anthropology)

Impact Factor: 0.588
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 69/90 (Anthropology)