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Aims and scope

Latin American Economic Review (LAER) aims to be the leading general interest journal on topics relevant to Latin America. The journal welcomes high-quality theoretical and quantitative papers on economic, social and political-economy issues with a regional focus. Articles presenting new data bases or describing structural reforms within a rigorous theoretical framework will also be considered. A few (illustrative) examples of topics that may be of special interest to this journal include: inflation, informal sector, corruption, crime, drug policy, unions, social exclusion, price controls, energy and environmental policy, natural resources, and technology transfer.

Article-processing charges, or APCs, for this open access journal are kindly sponsored in full by CIDE. If your paper is accepted for publication in this journal following peer review, you will not be charged an APC.

Why publish your article in Latin American Economic Review?

High visibility

Latin American Economic Review's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Latin American Economic Review offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Latin American Economic Review and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Latin American Economic Review gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Latin American Economic Review are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Latin American Economic Review may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Latin American Economic Review

Copyright

Authors of articles published in Latin American Economic Review retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Open access

All articles published by Latin American Economic Review are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Latin American Economic Review you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Indexing services

Latin American Economic Review is included in the following indexes: 

  • EconLit
  • Google Scholar
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • OCLC
  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • SCOPUS
  • Social Science Citation Index
  • Summon by ProQuest

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen and BioMed Central on SpringerLink. We work closely with relevant indexing services to ensure that articles published in Latin American Economic Review will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Latin American Economic Review are covered by CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Latin American Economic Review operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by Latin American Economic Review is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Latin American Economic Review should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

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Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.