ERLACS is a well-established academic journal, featuring articles in English and Spanish. As an Open Access journal, its full content is freely available online. ERLACS accepts full articles that reflect substantial empirical research and/or are theoretically innovative with respect to major debates within social science research (including history and economics) on Latin America and the Caribbean. Articles are subject to double blind peer review. In addition, ERLACS publishes “Explorations” (on emerging themes and debates), and timely review essays and book reviews. See WWW.ERLACS.ORG for the latest issue, issue archive, information on how to submit your contribution, and more.


100 (2015) December ERLACS Anniversary Issue Español

2015 is the year of ERLACS’ 50th anniversary. Since the first issue in April 1965, our journal has appeared steadily twice a year, gradually expanding in size and reach. Half a century of publishing a wide range of peer reviewed articles and explorations as well as review essays and book reviews on Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an achievement that we are proud of. In issue 100 we will commemorate and celebrate the fifty years of ERLACS’ publishing existence.

The long tradition of CEDLA as a centre of an information network on Latin American research in Europe is reflected in the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, which is published semi-annually, in April and October. The articles of ERLACS – in English and Spanish – reflect substantial empirical research and/or are theoretically innovative with respect to major debates within the fields of the social sciences. They are also subject to independent peer review. ERLACS includes book reviews and institutional news as well.

The first issue of the journal, then titled Boletín informativo sobre estudios latinoamericanos en Europa, was published in April 1965. From 1970-1973 (nos. 10-15), it was published as Boletín de Estudios Latinoamericanos. From 1974 to 1989 (nos. 16-46), ISSN 0304-2634, it was titled: Boletín de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe. In December 1989, issue 47, the journal was renamed and it has maintained its current title (European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies | Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe; ISSN 0924-0608) since then.

Print ISSN 0924-0608
Online ISSN 1879-4750

ERLACS is indexed by SCOPUS, JSTOR, DOAJ, Ebsco SocINDEX, The Gale Group, Inc., ProQuest PRISMA, IBBS, IBZ, IBR, HAPI, Sociological Abstracts, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, and ranked by SJR SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Authors instructions

All articles are subject to independent peer review. The article will first be screened by the editorial board and then, if it is suitable for our journal, it will be sent to two impartial readers/referees who are specialized in the subject handled (peer review). Since we are dependent upon the evaluation of articles given freely by external referees for this journal, we hope that we will have their evaluation within two months. The acceptance procedure usually takes around four months.
Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the Editorial Policies at for the journal's review and section policies, as well as the Guidelines for Authors and the APA-Citation-Method-for-ERLACS.pdf. Please use our Online Submissions option. For any questions relating to your contribution, please contact: Ms Kathleen Willingham, Cedla Desk Editor:

I N D E X -&- A R C H I V E

From number 64, June 1998, ERLACS articles are available online on the INDEX AND ARCHIVE PAGE. The complete archive of all ERLACS issues and its previous titles back to No. 1, April, 1965 is available online at the JSTOR digital archive.


For information concerning exchange of ERLACS with libraries and institutions, write to the CEDLA library (back issues available).



Editorial Board

Managing editor


Dr Barbara Hogenboom, CEDLA

Desk Editor


Kathleen Willingham, CEDLA



Dr Fábio de Castro, CEDLA



Prof. Gareth Jones, London School of Economics & Political Science



Dr Rivke Jaffe, University of Amsterdam

Editor, Book Review Editor


Dr. Christien Klaufus, CEDLA



Dr Chris van der Borgh, Utrecht University

International Advisory Board



Professor Rebecca Abers 


Universidade de Brasília

Professor Javier Auyero


University of Texas

Dr Jelke Boesten


King's College London

Dr Rossana Barragán


International Institute of Social History

Professor Anthony Bebbington


Clark University

Professor Benedicte Bull


Universitetet i Oslo

Dr Víctor Bretón Solo de Zaldívar


Universidad de Lleida

Dr Jessica Byron


University of the West Indies

Professor Javier Corrales


Amherst College

Professor Eveline Dürr


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Professor Rosario Espinal


Temple University

Dr Bert Hoffmann


GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

Professor Christóbal Kay


International Institute of Social Studies

Professor Judith Adler Hellman


York University, Toronto

Dr Anna Pertierra


Tulane University

Professor Dr Barbara Potthast


Universität zu Köln

Dr Carlos Mallorquín Suzarte


Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Dr Rachel Sieder


CIESAS, México D.F.

Professor G. Eduardo Silva


Tulane University