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Aims & Scope

The Journal of Latin American Geography is dedicated to publishing original, high quality, and refereed manuscripts that represent the broad spectrum of geographic perspectives on and from Latin America. We are committed to publishing articles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese with the intention of bringing the region's best scholarship to the broadest possible audience. The Journal of Latin American Geography builds upon the tradition of the CLAG Yearbook, which published a selection of peer-reviewed papers by distinguished geographers and other scholars from 1985 until 2002. Our contributors are from every country in the Americas and we count on a wide geographic and thematic range of expert reviewers to guarantee the highest possible quality of scholarship.

JLAG publishes three time per year and includes original article-length scholarship as well as book reviews and an innovative section called JLAG Perspectives. In Perspectives, we first publish shorter reflections from leading scholars in an electronic format in an effort to bring expert opinions to bear on current events. We then publish these contributions in print as part of our permanent collection.

Evaluations for proposed articles can be sent to the editor, Christopher Gaffney, at jlag@clagscholar.org. The submission platform for JLAG is located at http://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/jlag/ which also serves as our electronic platform for communicating with authors and reviewers. Our articles are all subject to assessment by double-blind review and we strive to provide the fastest possible turn around time in our evaluation process without sacrificing quality.

JLAG is found in the leading academic indexes in North America and Europe, including: EBSCOhost, Elsevier BV, Gale, National Library of Medicine, OCLC, Thompson Reuters, SCOPUS and Web of Science.

Access to the journal is through our page at Project Muse: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_latin_american_geography/ where there are several free issues available. Articles can be requested through the editorial office at no charge for residents of Latin America. We welcome contributions from colleagues in disciplines other than geography and invite scholars from throughout the region to join CLAG at clagscholar.org and to attend CLAG conferences held throughout the Americas. .