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- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- Contributions should be sent via our online OJS Portal: https://journals.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/alternautas/index
- Articles should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words in total (including footnores, tables, figures and bibliography)
- Footnotes should be used sparsely, and all key points of the discussion should be presented in the main text.
- The text language should be English, but articles may also be submitted in Spanish or Portuguese for peer review; if accepted for publication, the responsibility for translating articles rests with the author.
- Articles should be submitted in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .odt or .rtf.
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The dialogues section will take two forms: (1) interventions and testimonies from social movements in Latin America and (2) critical responses to articles published in the previous version of the journal. These interventions will be shorter than the peer-reviewed articles (between 500 and 2000 words long) and will be designed to fan the flames of critical discussions with the aim of furthering intellectual and political debates around the central political, economic, social and ecological questions confronting Latin America today.
The Journal welcomes book reviews. The maximum lenght for book reviews is 2,500 words. Reviews are generally not sent for external peer review. They are, however, reviewed by managing editors, and the author may be asked to make changes if required. Once the editor approves, they go through copyediting/proofreading before publishing. Contributors are encouraged to contact publishers for free book review copies.
We welcome proposals to translate manuscripts and intellectual production produced in/from Latin America - Abya Yala from Spanish, Portugues or any native language to English. Please send your proposals before conducting the translation to Managing Editors (email@example.com).
SI: Critical Perspectives on Devpt, State Formation & Extractivism in the Amazon
The special issue will be published in December 2022. We invite original articles, book reviews, review essays, and interviews with relevant stakeholders in the region.