Editorial Policy | Español
A Contracorriente, a peer reviewed online journal, welcomes essays about the intersection
between literature and social history in Latin America. As the title
of the journal implies, its aim is to go against the current of
poststructuralist and postmodernist theories by returning to the
socio-historical analysis of culture. We hope to foster debate and
discussion within this tradition and we encourage polemical essays,
specific studies of concrete cultural, historical and literary contexts,
and critiques of the relativist trends in literary criticism and
historiography. We do not accept articles published elsewhere. Our
selection of articles depends on the quality, breadth and originality
of the theme(s) covered and their bearing on the focus of the journal.
We publish essays (15,000 word maximum), debate pieces (6,000 word
maximum), interviews (not exceeding 5,000 words) and review-essays
(not more than 4000 words) in English or Spanish. As a refereed
journal, A Contracorriente expects all submissions to comply
with the standards associated with academic journals in the humanities.
Each article is read by both chief editors and sent out to at least
one member of the Editorial Board, who receives the piece as a blind
submission. We inform authors of the results of our evaluation within
two or three months. We do not accept articles being considered
at other journals simultaneously.
Submissions should follow the MLA or Chicago
style manuals and should be sent as a Microsoft Word attachment
to the editors. The document should be paginated consecutively (on
one side), double-spaced in the text and single-spaced in the footnotes,
with 1 inch margins top and bottom and 1.25 inch margins on the
sides, and in 12 point Times font. Place footnotes, not endnotes,
in the text and append a works cited page to the written text. E-mail
submissions to: Greg Dawes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please include your name, institutional affiliation, recent publications,
research interests, and your full address, fax and e-mail. Provide
any electronic images that are crucially needed to understand your
thesis and argument.