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Focus and Scope

Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an ideal platform for the dissemination of empiri­cal research findings, theoretical discussions and policy-oriented contributions that address Latin America and the Caribbean from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. The journal welcomes contributions on a wide range of themes, such as political systems, democracy, gender, conflict, social policies, economic development, regional integration, social movements and indigenous peoples, environment and society, disasters and policy responses, war and urban security, public health, migrations, human rights, organized crime, religions and religiosities.

The scope of the journal is also wide in terms of time and space. Iberoamericana welcomes manuscripts on contemporary as well as historical issues, topics and perspectives that address either the regions as a whole, or their local, national and/or trans-national dimensions. In terms of languages, the journal is open to submissions in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Although the Journal has a focus in promoting Nordic research on Latin American and the Caribbean, we are also open to contributions of scholars from all parts of the world. Iberoamericana should be regarded as a platform of knowledge and exchange to foster and promote high quality research on the region.

The Journal is published online in a continuous basis throughout the year. Articles are made available online as soon as they are accepted by the Editorial Committee.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published online in a continuous basis throughout the year. Articles are made available online, after peer-review, and as soon as they are accepted by the Editorial Committee.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Archiving Policy

The Journal’s publisher, Stockholm University Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Stockholm University Press journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Scopus, LatindexChronos, Center for Open Science, ExLibris, EBSCO Knowledge Base, Nordic Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this Journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the Journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Annotation and post-publication comment

The journal platform permits readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.

The journal platform also includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via Readers will require a account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.

Advertisement policy

The Journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point.

If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All adverts are displayed in the right column of the Journal and will need to fit a 120 pixel wide space. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.


Iberoamericana’ took its first steps during the 1960s, as a bulletin with various research-related information about Latin America. In 1977 the editors started gradually to develop the publication into an academic journal, adding some more information to the title to form ‘Iberoamericana, Nordic Journal of Latin American Studies’. The Nordic approach was gained thanks to the support for the Journal from the Nordic Council, through a program called NOSALF (Nordic Society for Latin American Research). The aim was to foster Nordic cooperation concerning academic research on Latin America.

During the 1990s, the Journal had another transformation where its logo was created and its name changed to include a wider geographic scope: ‘Iberoamericana - Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies’. By this time, the Journal had also adopted a systematic peer-review evaluation of manuscripts. This practice is improved by the use of an online platform which facilitates editorial routines, communication with peer-reviewers and authors, and creates a digital archive of all the editorial documents.

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