Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social is the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, flagship twice-yearly publication of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS). This feminist Chicana/Latina academic organization is dedicated to building bridges between community and university settings, transforming higher education, and promoting new paradigms and methods. As the publication of a diverse association that aims to provide space for those historically marginalized, the journal publishes academic articles and creative works by Chicana/Latinas of the Americas and is receptive to all scholarly methods and theoretical perspectives that examine, describe, analyze, or interpret our experiences. The journal welcomes English and Spanish submissions year-round of articles, commentary, reviews, creative writing, and art, as well as material for our Occasional Sections.
While primarily an academic Journal, we encourage submissions in a style accessible to a broad audience. We urge contributors to be sensitive to the social implications of language and to seek wording free of discriminatory overtones.
Based on the mission of MALCS, the Journal fosters mentoring relationships in order to transform higher education. Submission of a manuscript indicates the author’s commitment to publish, and the Journal makes a commitment to assist authors in the publication of their work. Manuscripts should be unpublished in the language of submission and not submitted for publication to other journals or anthologies. Contributors are asked to join MALCS.
Scholarly articles to Chicana/Latina Studies are to be submitted through PeerTrack (http://www.edmgr.com/malcs). When you are ready to submit a scholarly article, please click “Login” and enter a username and password. Press the Return key or click the button for the role you are most likely to use: author. The system will then prompt you to the process at hand. Please make sure your contact information is up to date and revise it accordingly, as changes occur. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, we accept manuscripts and creative works on an ongoing basis.
Yes, your article must be in Chicago author/date format in order for us to evaluate whether it will be sent out for review.
The Journal, with consultation from the National Advisory Board, may agree to host a focused issue (a set of scholarly articles (2-3) which may include commentary, creative writing and an extended book review on a specific topic or theme). It would be integrated into the normal production schedule (this differentiates it from a special issue).