I am pleased to announce the launch of the Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies (MARLAS), an open access interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies: http://www.marlasjournal.com/. MARLAS is the first publication other than the leading journal Latin American Research Review (LARR) to be housed on LASA’s open access Latin American Research Commons. I serve as the outreach coordinator on the editorial board, and have been part of the team working to launch this new peer reviewed online journal that makes the exchange of research fully accessible to all with no paywall or author publishing charges.
The inaugural issue, available online now (http://www.marlasjournal.com/13/volume/1/issue/1/), is a special issue, “Shifting Frontiers of Citizenship in Latin America,” and it features articles by Carlos de la Torre, Luis Roniger, and David Sheinin, among others.
I am writing to invite you to consider joining me in making this journal a success by submitting your own work, reading the journal, and following it through the e-mail list or via Facebook/Twitter so that you hear about new articles and CFPs as they come out. I hope that you will also share the news with other colleagues who might be interested. Note that articles can be submitted and published in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, so colleagues throughout the Americas are encouraged to contribute work in the social sciences, history, humanities, or arts.
If you have any questions about MARLAS, please feel free to reach out to me. Otherwise, I hope that enjoy this new addition to our field!