Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjla20/current#.Ud9i22zD_IU

10 comments:

  1. I'm wondering what kind of experience others have had with this journal.

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  2. I had a wonderful experience with JLACS -- fast turn around and good feedback.

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  3. I had a wonderful experience with JLACS. Quick turn-around time and good feedback.

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  4. Same thing here!

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  5. I also had a very good experience. My article was rejected, though I was invited to revise it substantially and resubmit it. The feedback was thorough and helpful, and the turnaround time was just under 4 months.

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  6. Did you decide to resubmit? I am in in the same situation and am wondering what to do and what the chances are of having it accepted. Do you know if it went to the same reviewers?

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  7. I have not yet resubmitted but plan to do so. Because the needed revisions were substantial, they requested that I send it as a new submission, but I am not sure what that means in terms of who will read it or what my chances will be. Sorry I can't provide more information regarding that process. Suerte!

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  8. I was invited to revise and resubmit but no clear due date was given in the editor's letter nor did I notice one on the submission website. When I logged in again weeks later the website informed me that the revision option had expired. Apparently, I only had 6 weeks to complete this. Since I received the reviewers' comments in the last month of the semester I wish they had been more explicit. It was a crazy time for me plus I was out of town for several weeks.

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  9. I should add that I contacted the editor and received an extension. If you submit to this journal, make sure to check on the due date since they don't make it explicit.

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  10. I submitted a paper to this journal and took about 5-6 months to get rejected. The reviewer's comments were both excellent and terrible. Excellent: insightful comments regarding structure, organization. TERRIBLE: regarding the content. The reviewer was clearly completely unfamiliar with my field but nonetheless proceeded to strongly--and wrongly--point out things that would have made my paper fundamentally flawed if s/he had been right: for example, s/he claimed I was using incorrect terminology (this was regarding a specific racial category in a particular region)! Of course the reviewer's critique was out of ignorance but the editor did not offer a chance to respond to the reviewer's comments.

    But I'm glad I submitted because apart from some very valuable comments from the reviewer, I also learned that there is a risk in submitting to an interdisciplinary journal given that the reviewers can be really off but harsh nonetheless. I revised the paper with some of the reviewer's comments and it got accepted to an equally, if not more, prestigious journal.

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