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Policies for Submissions

Who Can Submit

Diarios de Campo/Fieldwork Diaries only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the UCEAP México programs. The editors reserve the right to determine the suitability of submissions. For additional information, please contact the Coordinator at

What You May Submit

Diarios de Campo/Fieldwork Diaries welcomes submissions on any topic, in the following genres and formats:

  • Full-length formal research papers, These may include:
    • charts, graphs, and graphic supports
    • supplementary video or audio recordings (with appropriate permissions)
  • Shorter essays, reports, vignettes or reflections
  • Photos and/or essays (with appropriate permissions)
  • Stand-alone videos (with appropriate permissions)

When To Submit

Diarios de Campo/Fieldwork Diaries will appear twice yearly, in February and July. Deadlines for consideration in the next issue are the end of the semester preceding, that is, approx. Dec 1st (for the February number) and approx. May 1st (for the July number).

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to Diarios de Campo/Fieldwork Diaries, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

All submissions are subject to the standard author agreement, an example of which appears here.

Peer Review

Submitted work will be reviewed by members of the Editorial Board following each submission deadline, and authors will be informed of one of three possible outcomes within a month of the deadline:

  1. Accepted (Some revisions are almost always necessary)
  2. Revise and re-submit (Substantive revisions will be required for acceptance; please submit for a later issue)
  3. Rejected (not appropriate for this publication)

Author Review

Authors whose work is accepted will have a month to execute suggested revisions; if this process takes longer than a month, publication may be delayed to a subsequent issue at the Editorial Board’s discretion.

Once the work has been revised, it will be converted into a PDF for publication on the Working Papers site. Authors are asked to review PDFs created from their papers within 5 days of being sent the PDF. At this stage, we are unable to make any changes beyond the rare error that occurs in PDF conversion.

Revising Published Work

eScholarship is currently developing solutions to address users' need to occasionally update their work or post subsequent versions of a manuscript. For assistance with revision or subsequent version posting, contact the Coordinator at


Once posted to a repository, a paper cannot generally be revised or removed. We feel it is important to provide perpetual access to materials published within eScholarship whenever possible and appropriate. However, we will remove publications under special circumstances, including in the case of submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. Please be aware, however, that even after the removal of a text, a citation to the paper will remain in our system, along with a URL.

If you would like your work removed from eScholarship, please contact the Coordinator: