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Monday, May 25, 2015

Research Journal about Latin America Expands Digital Presence: Latin American Perspectives based at UC Riverside, has international reach

Research Journal about Latin America Expands Digital Presence 
Latin American Perspectives based at the University of California Riverside, has international reach

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Latin American Perspectives, a bimonthly journal now in its 43rd year, is reaching out with a new website,, and expansion of social media.

With its editorial offices on the University of California, Riverside, campus, LAP distributes to some 8,000 subscribers, including 2,300 institutions scattered around the world, especially in the United States and Latin America. It is considered one of the leading journals on Latin American studies.

Among its 110 editors are UCR scholars Ronald Chilcote; Edward A. Dickson, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Political Science; Jennifer Hughes, associate professor of history; Jonathan Ritter, associate professor of music; and Latin American librarian, Rhonda Neugebauer.

Our emphasis on a powerful website and active social media is unique for an academic journal, but it is also important in drawing a large readership of researchers, students, and the general public into a deeper understanding of the rapidly changing events in Latin America,” said Chilcote, the journal’s managing editor.

The journal publishes primarily in English, but blog entries on the website appear in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

The new website and social media effort are being launched in conjunction with the XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association May 27 to 30 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The website was designed by Charles Murray, CMM Studio of Laguna Beach, and the comprehensive social media by RR Bernet, Little Bear Productions in San Francisco.