Border-Lines Journal

Border-Lines is an interdisciplinary and intersectional academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of research on Chicana/o-Latina/o cultural, political and social issues. Border-Lines is a refereed journal that seeks to publish scholarly articles drawn from a variety of disciplines such as anthropology, education, geography, human health, literary and cultural studies, political science, social work and sociology. Articles, poetry, prose and testimonials are accepted in English and in Spanish in APA style formatting and approximately 150 pages in length.

Journal of the Latino Research Center

Border-Lines XIII book jacket"Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship as Resistance"

In this special issue, the contributors were asked to submit work on the art, activism, and scholarship of Jotería. These studies answer the question Anzaldúa (2009) asks when theorizing queer/feminist alliances:

Why do we make alliances and participate in them? We are searching for powerful, meaning-making experiences. To make our lives relevant, to gain political knowledge, to give our lives a sense of involvement, to respond to social oppression and its debilitating effects. (141)

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Call for 2024 submissions

Considering the University of Nevada, Reno's present position and its endeavors to attain the status of a Hispanic-Serving Institution, our upcoming volume centers on this research. Submissions are invited for the new volume of Border-Lines. The focus of this issue must include a context regarding Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) including but not limited to topics such as the following:

  • Organizational change through governance, policy, and leadership
  • Latinx student experiences and outcomes
  • Latinx faculty experiences and outcomes
  • Institutional climate and culture expectations and needs
  • Efforts enacted toward becoming an HSI

Submission guidelines

Manuscripts should adhere to APA style and should be a maximum of 5,000 words, plus references.

  • Include title page with author(s) name, title and affiliations, acknowledgments, abstract of 150 words or less and five keywords.
  • Author(s) short biography not exceeding 200 words plus contact information.
  • The cover letter should confirm manuscript content is original and unpublished work, not under consideration for any other journal at the time and conflict of interest statement.
  • Manuscripts are accepted in English or Spanish; maximum of 4,000-5,000 words, plus a bibliography. Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word, double-spaced in 12-point type, Times New Roman, APA Style formatting.
  • Creative writing pieces are invited for review. Essays and short stories should not exceed 1,000 words; poems may also be submitted for review. Book reviews on publications related to Chicana/o—Latina/o cultural, political and social issues will be considered for publication and should not exceed 1,500 in length.
  • Please include a second copy of your manuscript with blocked author information.

Please note: Student submissions are considered for submission.

Calls for 2024 submissions have closed.