Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Latin American Communication Research (JLACR) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarly journal published twice a year by the Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC) and its partners in the region, with the UNESCO support. The journal publishes empirical studies and theoretical analyses about communication processes in Latin America, including interpersonal, digital and mass communication/media topics, and related current developments from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives. The JLACR is a rigorous journal that accepts original critical/historical and research-based articles. Additionally, the journal publishes book reviews.



Section Policies


Editorials are usually written by Editors in order to explain the contents of each issue.

  • Eliseo Colón Zayas
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Scholarly articles must focus on communication research or communication processes in or about Latin America per se or in connection to social, political, economic, cultural, historical or technological variables. The journal welcomes quantitative, qualitative and theoretical articles . Please, read the author’s guidelines.


  • Eliseo Colón Zayas
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Eliseo Colón Zayas
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submitted articles will be reviewed by three reviewers. The reviewers’ comments and decisions will be emailed to authors. First revision will be held in the original language of the article (Spanish, English or Portuguese), and the second one will be in English only. This process might take around three months.



Publication Frequency

JLACR is a scholarly journal published twice a year. Each year corresponds to one volume divided into two issues (January-June; July-December).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.