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.
the paper via email to Jean Spencer, Publications Coordinator,
at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- Use either endnotes or footnotes, as you prefer.
the author-date system for citations as described in
the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition,
- For best results, if including charts or graphs created
in Excel, attach the original Excel document(s) along with
- 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.
Center for Latin American Studies