CLAS Working Papers
and Policy Papers

Faculty, graduates students and affiliates of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) are encouraged to submit scholarly papers for publication and posting through the CLAS Working and Policy Papers series. The Center reviews and publishes several papers a year addressed to a diverse readership of scholars, students, policy makers and others interested in Latin America.

Procedures for Submission

Working Paper manuscripts may be 5,000 to 15,000 words in length while Policy Papers should range from 4,500 to 7,000 words. Both should include a title, the author’s name and affiliation, an abstract of no more than 150 words and a keyword list that will help users locate your paper in an online search.

Submit the paper via email to Jean Spencer, Publications Coordinator, at Please fax a signed copy of the author agreement to CLAS at 510-642-3260 when you submit your manuscript.

The Center prints and binds each paper, and the author receives five complimentary copies. All papers are uploaded to the University of California eScholarship Repository and distributed to affiliates of CLAS. In addition, they are available on the CLAS website and may be purchased in hard copy.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • Use either endnotes or footnotes, as you prefer.
  • Use the author-date system for citations as described in the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, Chapter 16.
  • For best results, if including charts or graphs created in Excel, attach the original Excel document(s) along with your paper.
  • If including photographs, credit the photographer(s) and provide documentation that you have permission to use the photographs. CLAS cannot publish photographs without the appropriate permissions.
  • Use simple formatting. All original formatting will be stripped out of the paper and our standard style will be applied in our design program.

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