Latin American Research Review
DisciplineLatin American studies
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and Portuguese
Edited byAníbal Pérez Liñán
Publication details
0.676 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Lat. Am. Res. Rev.
ISSN0023-8791 (print)
1542-4278 (web)
OCLC no.1588206

The Latin American Research Review is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on Latin America and the Caribbean. It was established in 1965[1] and is published by the Ubiquity Press on behalf of the Latin American Studies Association. The editor-in-chief is Aníbal Pérez Liñán (University of Notre Dame). Articles are published in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. The journal articles are published only electronically, in an Open Access format.

In 2020, LARR's associate editors are Mónica Espinosa Arango (anthropology, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia), Fabrice Lehoucq (book review editor, University of North Carolina), Claudia Ferman (documentary film review editor, University of Richmond), José Molinas Vega (economics, Instituto Desarrollo, Paraguay), Michel Gobat (history, University of Pittsburgh), Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel (literature and cultural studies, University of Miami), Jana Morgan (politics and international relations, University of Tennessee), and Xóchitl Bada (sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago).[2]

During 2018, LARR received 314 manuscripts and 59 additional manuscripts during the first quarter of 2019. Nearly 60% of them are in the social sciences (sociology, politics and international relations, and economics), whereas slightly over 40 percent originating in the humanities (anthropology, history, or literature and cultural studies). However, of 42 research papers published in 2018, 55 percent were in the humanities (anthropology, history, literature and cultural studies) and 45 percent in the social sciences (economics, political science and international relations, sociology), with literature and political science being the most prominent subjects in each category. LARR also published 27 book review essays and 2 documentary film review essays.[3]

The journal's acceptance rate for 2018 was 19%. Rejections after internal editorial review (i.e., desk rejects) comprised 56% of the decisions and rejections after external review (based on referees’ reports) represented the remaining 25%. On average, it took 37 days to reject manuscripts after internal review, 182 days (about six months) to reject manuscripts after peer review, and 367 days (about a year) to accept articles for publication after revisions.

In 2018, around 43% of the authors were women; 20% of the authors were located in Latin America, 10% in Europe, and the remaining in the United States and Canada. Irrespective of the manuscripts’ origins, 60 of 72 published articles were submitted in English, 8 in Spanish, and 4 in Portuguese.

The journal also disseminates its articles to a broader audience through the LARR-Panoramas blog, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences,[4] Scopus,[5] and the Social Sciences Citation Index.[4] In 2018, LARR's impact factor (Web of Science index) was 0.676, whereas its CiteScore (elaborated by Scopus) was 0.74. Its 5-year impact factor was 0.685.


  1. ^ Elisabeth Gayon (1985). "Guide documentaire de l'étudiant et du chercheur en science politique". In Madeleine Grawitz; Jean Leca (eds.). Traité de science politique (in français). Presses Universitaires de France. p. 305. ISBN 2-13-038858-2.
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  3. ^ Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal (2019). "Report from the Editor (2019)". Latin American Research Review. 54 (3): 556–559. doi:10.25222/larr.958.
  4. ^ a b "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  5. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2016-04-19.

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