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Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, online international journal dedicated to publishing the most current international research on Latin American and Latinx visual culture, that is, the visual culture of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as that created in diaspora. LALVC publishes research and scholarly debate focused on ancient (Pre-Columbian), colonial, modern, contemporary, and Latinx visual culture approached from a range of interdisciplinary methodologies. Long-form scholarly articles, topical debates, and book reviews consider the development of Latin American and Latinx visual culture, art history, material culture, architecture, visual studies, museum studies, collecting, cultural history, film, pop culture, public art, art and activism, as well as pedagogical issues, methodological debates, and historiographical concerns. Comparative and methodologically innovative papers are especially welcome.
Articles should not be previously published and should demonstrate a full command of the scholarly literature and available sources. Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously in either print or electronic format and are not under consideration by another publication or electronic medium. A manuscript will be considered previously published if another work has, either singly or in combination: the same title; the same opening paragraph; 25 percent or more of the same content. Manuscripts that are accepted and subsequently found to be previously published will be dropped.
LALVC's Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is available here. 


Authors are asked to review the journal's detailed Author Guidelines prior to submission. Manuscripts are required to be submitted through the LALVC Scholastica site. Authors will need to login using an existing Scholastica account or create a new one in order to submit. For an overview of working with Scholastica as an author, please consult the Author Guide provided by Scholastica. Any technical or software questions should be directed to Scholastica customer support.
Please review the Author’s Rights and Warranties sections of the author agreement before submitting your article. The Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture author agreement may be downloaded (in PDF) by clicking here.
Please direct any editorial inquiries to the [email protected]

About the Peer Review Process
Peer review ensures the quality of the scholarship that is presented in LALVC. The peer review process is anonymous. Authors are not informed of the identities of those reviewing their work, and referees are not informed of the authors’ identities. The LALVC editorial team selects at least two specialist readers for each manuscript peer review; peer reviewers may be members of LALVC’s editorial board. Peer reviewers are chosen based on their knowledge in the field, and they are asked to disqualify themselves if they note any conflict of interest that might bias their review.

Although peer reviewers determine whether the manuscript is clear, relevant, well-referenced, well-argued, and makes a unique, relevant contribution to the field, the LALVC editorial team makes the final decision about publication. This decision is based on the quality of the manuscript, the recommendations of the referees, and the number of manuscripts already accepted. The LALVC editorial team communicates with the author(s) to explain the decision to publish and attaches the comments from peer review. If the manuscript requires revision, suggestions are listed in this communication.
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