FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ARTICLE
LAIL Journal invites original,
unpublished studies about the literature of the indigenous peoples of Latin America as
well as unpublished examples of Indian literature with an introduction and commentary.
Bilinear indigenous texts (indigenous language and English / Spanish) are very welcome.
Submissions are blind refereed. Although papers are accepted in English or Spanish,
individuals with a command of English are strongly urged to submit their papers in that
language. Generally, we publish one article per number in Spanish.
Five hard copies of your paper
must be submitted along with a disk in Word Perfect or Microsoft Word for an IBM
compatible computer. Please double space and use
Times Roman font 12. Staple each copy. Please
do not send the pages loose or fastened with a paper clip or by other means.
2. You are
responsible for correcting all mistakes. Please
read your final paper carefully.
3. You are responsible for precision and correctness of
citations and information given in your work.
4. Follow the
humanities style of The Chicago
Manual of Style, 14th edition. Note
A. Endnotes (no footnotes, please) should include only
information not of a bibliographical nature and should be numbered consecutively
throughout the study. Endnote numbers should be in superscript, for example, guardians of
the forest.1 Do not use the endnote function key.
B. Within the text of the paper, references to authors and
sources should include the authors last name, year of the publication, page
number(s), according to the following example:
C. The last section of the paper will be entitled
References and this will include only titles of articles, books, etc.,
that have been cited in the paper. Note that
all nouns and proper nouns and names in a title in English must be capitalized. Please
check carefully to ensure that all references are included with page numbers and in the
form given below.
Books: authors last name, authors first
name. title of book in italics. Place of publication: publisher, year published.
González, Gaspar Pedro. A
Mayan Life. Rancho Palos Verdes, California: Yax Te Press, 1995.
Example for a reprint:
Redfield, Robert and Alfonso Villa Rojas. Chan Kom A Maya
Village. 1934. Reprint, Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press, Inc., 1990.
Article in a book: authors last name,
authors first name. Title of article in quotations. Title of book in italics, name
of editor(s), and pages on which article appears. Place
of publication: publisher, year of
Guevara-Berger, Marcos. A Visit to a Bribri Shaman.
In South and MesoAmerican Native Spirituality
From the Cult of the Feathered Serpent to the Theology of
Liberation, edited by Gary H. Gossen and
Miguel León-Portilla, 371-390. New York: Crossroad, 1993.
Journal article: authors last name, authors first name. Title of
article in double quotations. Title of journal
in italics, volume number, issue number (month/part of year published) year published in
Burkhart, Louise M. A Nahuatl Religious Drama. Latin American
Indian Literatures Journal 7, no. 1 (Fall
5. Quotations of one or two short sentences should be
included in the text but longer ones should be set off 5 spaces in the left-hand margin.
6. Please include a title page which states
your name, title of your paper, address, phone numbers (office and home), fax number,
E-mail address, and institutional affiliation.
7. Please use
the title of your paper as a header on each page, but do not put your name on the paper.
8. If you
include pictures or materials from published sources, it is your responsibility to get
permission in writing to use those materials and forward them to us. We can not publish
them without the appropriate authorization. Pictures / graphics must be in camera ready,
4.5" wide x 7.5" long. If they are in color, the author will be asked to pay for
the additional cost over black and white.
including cited references and notes, should not exceed 25 pages.
Journal publishes only studies / literature directly related to Latin American Indian
literatures. It does not include indigenista or other studies.
11. Send a disk
along with 1 copies of your paper to: Dr. Mary H. Preuss, Penn
State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132-7698.
12. Your paper will be submitted to three referees
and the decision to publish it will be determined by their evaluations. As soon as
their evaluations are completed, you will be notified of their decision. Sometimes
this is a very lengthy process.
If you have any questions not answered above about the form
or publication, consult The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition or contact Dr.
Mary H. Preuss at the address above (see 10) or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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