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Focus and Scope

Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an ideal platform for academics and practitioners alike 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 both Spanish 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 of the Nordic academic community 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 based on the principle to make research freely available to the general public in order to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.

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


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), 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.


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 which incorporated the Nordic approach: ‘Iberoamericana, Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies’. By this time, the Journal had also adopted a systematic peer-review evaluations of manuscripts. This practice will be improved by the use of an online platform which facilitates editorial routines, communication with peer-reviewers and authors, and creates digital archive of all the editorial documents.

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