Editorial Policy


The Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies features previously unpublished, rigorously-argued essays, interviews, and scholarship in the field of Hispanic Cultural Studies.

The AJHCS comes out once a year and the deadline for submission to every volume is January 31. After the peer review process is complete, final decisions are made by June. All efforts are made to avoid any backlog.

Essays are published in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The journal does not contain translations of previously published work. Manuscripts should be 20 to 30 double-spaced pages long, including references and notes. Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 250 words, in both English and Spanish (or Portuguese, depending on the article), along with 5 keywords in each language.

The AJHCS uses MLA Style in keeping with the most recent (8th) edition of the MLA Handbook. This includes the Works Cited. In an effort to encourage interdisciplinarity, however, if a researcher submits their work for consideration in a documentation format other than that of the MLA, this work will be sent out for peer review. If the submission is accepted for publication, it will only be published if the author then agrees to document their article according to the MLA guidelines. The AJHCS also asks that authors adhere to the recommendations found in the AJHCS Style Sheet for Authors, including the use of endnotes.

Copyright approval is required for any and all photographs, artwork, screenshots, drawings, illustrations, images, etc. All images must be e-mailed to ajhcs@email.arizona.edu as 100% quality JPG files at a minimum of 300 DPI or at a resolution of 3000 pixels by 2400 pixels. Do not send images pasted into Word documents.

Thank you for your interest in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies.  Any questions about the submission and review process can be sent to ajhcs@email.arizona.edu.

Best regards,

Romy Yanahí Cerón Canché

Assistant Editor