Encuentro Latinoamericano: Revista de Ciencia Politica (ELA) is a peer-reviewed, student-run publication that focuses on Latin American politics. ELA is part of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). We follow most of the same guidelines as IAPSS’ oldest journal, POLITIKON. The languages of publication are English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with all articles accompanied by English abstracts. We hope to publish in French and Haitian Creole in the future.
Geared toward students of all levels and young researchers in political science, law, and related fields, ELA enables junior academic talents to publish at the beginning of their careers. The journal has a strong Latin American focus, which includes Mexico as well as all of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Articles about the diaspora can also be reviewed if there is a clear link to Latin America (i.e. a Cuban community in the US, a Venezuelan community in Spain, or a Brazilian community in the UK). Articles focusing on other countries should be sent to the IAPSS journal POLITIKON.
High-Quality Review Process
The Editorial Board of ELA is committed to publishing high-quality research articles, research notes, and book reviews. The reviewers of the journal are young researchers (exceptional Master’s degree candidates, PhD candidates, post-doctoral students, teaching assistants, and assistant professors) with strong expertise in Latin American issues and the prospective articles in question.
All articles will receive an Editorial Board review, and submissions that respect our guidelines and show an overall good command of academic research and writing principles will be forwarded to an external peer reviewer. The process is double-blind, meaning the reviewer does not know the name or affiliation of the author and vice versa.
Published Twice a Year
ELA is published bi-annually, in April and October. Special thematic or conference-based issues may be occasionally published. ELA is only published online and is available exclusively to IAPSS members for the first month after the launch of a new issue. After a month, the ELA issue is free for everyone to access.
For inquiries please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief of ELA: firstname.lastname@example.org