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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Submission Guidelines

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) faculty, graduate students and other scholars and affiliates are invited to submit a copy of their manuscript to Dionicia Ramos, Acting Vice Chair of the Center.

How to Submit a Paper

The manuscript may be between 20-60 pages in length, and should include an abstract of no more than 150 words. In addition to the abstract, include keywords that will help a user locate your paper through a search.

Submit the paper via email to Dionicia Ramos, Acting Vice Chair of CLAS, at Include in the body of the email the following items: abstract; list of keywords; and name, affiliation, and email address of each author.

If you have any questions, please contact Jean Spencer, the CLAS Outreach and Publications Coordinator, at

Format Guidelines

  • Double space all text; single space notes and bibliography.
  • Use endnotes rather than footnotes.