Annual Publication Submission

The Harvard Kennedy School Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) invites established and emerging scholars, including students, researchers, journalists, advocates, organizers, artists, and policy practitioners to submit work related to policy issues facing the Latinx community in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The theme of the 2023 XXXV volume is “Reckoning With Our Differences,” which will explore the shakiness of what defines our similarities as a community. Even what we call ourselves – Latinx, Latine, Latino, Hispanic – is contested. Our values and beliefs vary along an axis of disparate lived experiences, a reality that expresses itself in the different issues we prioritize and policies we support. Reckoning With Our Differences is an honest attempt to shine a light on our differences, not gloss over them with kitschy slogans of unity. It is a strength, not a weakness, to contain rich diversity within one community – but what is that diversity and can we accept the fact that it is not always unifying? The incomes we come from, the geographies we live in, the generations we are a part of, the traditions we cling to – all of these are fault lines that unearth our differences and leave us in a place of questioning. Volume XXXV is a collection of pieces meant to illuminate these fault lines in our family. To reckon with them is to see each other as we are – in all our imperfections, strengths, and contradictions.

The journal also continually works to offer a perspective on anti-Blackness in the Latinx community, historical violence and oppression directed toward indigenous communities, and the growing movement to dismantle symbols of Spanish imperialism. HJHP is accepting research articles, commentaries, book and film reviews, artwork, opinion pieces, and blog submissions relevant to the Latinx community in the United States. All submissions must be the author’s original work.

How to Submit:

The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy is accepting research articles, commentaries, book and film reviews, and artwork submissions. Prospective contributors can submit their work for consideration via our Submissions Form.

All submissions must be the author’s original work. Our deadline for submission is the end of March, but a rolling basis for blog posts.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Annual publication submissions must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style formatting guidelines; footnotes are not permitted.
  • Selected authors for both annual publication and digital submissions may be asked to perform additional fact-checking or editing before publication; compliance with these procedures is required for publication.

Types of Submissions:

  • Research articles must be between 4,000 and 7,000 words, and must include an abstract of no more than 100 words;
  • Book/film reviews must be between 1,500 and 3,000 words, and must include the full citation, including publisher/director and year of publication/original release date;
  • Commentaries must be between 1,500 and 3,000 words and include references where appropriate;
  • Artwork should comment on the U.S. Latinx community’s political, social, and/or economic condition, and must be submitted as high resolution files (300+dpi, JPEG format). Each submission must include artwork title, artist name, medium, and year of creation. (annual publication and online blog); and
  • Op-Eds/Blogs should be between 750 and 900 words and include references where appropriate (online blog only).

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