Who We Are
Latinx Talk is an online, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, and moderated forum for the circulation and discussion of original research, commentary, and creative work in brief and diverse formats such as essays (500-1800 words), multimedia presentations, podcasts, and short video. We believe in providing a space for ideas, research, and creativity that may foster critical dialogues. As a forum, we host conversations on important topics and publish single-author or collaborative work. We welcome reader’s comments on the site.
Latinx Talk welcomes submissions from Latinx, Chicanx, Gender and Sexuality, and Ethnic Studies scholars. We also welcome essays, reports, and opinion pieces from individuals and organizations involved in organizing on issues of concern to these multiple communities. All publications represent the views of individual authors. All submissions are reviewed by two Board members to ensure that they are appropriate for this venue, offer an original and interesting analysis or perspective, cite relevant research, and meet our length requirements.
Latinx Talk employs a partially blind peer review process for short-form research, informed commentary, reports, and creative work. In a partially blind review, the identities of authors are unknown to reviewers at the time of review, however authors may know the identities of reviewers if reviewers choose to be non-anonymous. Roundtable submissions are collectively peer reviewed by participants and Editorial Board in open peer review (identities of authors and reviewers are known to both). Our peer review processes are aimed at maintaining intellectual integrity and fairness, while also enacting a feminist woman-of-color editorial ethos in which we recognize our shared responsibility to each other and to our fields. This process grew out of our publication history: Latinx Talk began in 2011 as Mujeres Talk and under that name published over 130 essays/submissions. From 2011 to 2013, we functioned as an edited and reviewed site. From 2013 to 2017 we maintained non-anonymous Editorial Board peer review of all submissions. In May of 2017 we stopped accepting submissions to Mujeres Talk. In September 2017, we launched Latinx Talk with an expanded Editorial Board and a new Advisory Board.
Latinx Talk strives to include in its Editorial and Advisory Boards individuals from varied regions; disciplines; ethnic/racial/gender/sexual subjectivities; and life experience.
What We Do
Latinx Talk publishes work on a wide range of topics of interest to academics, community members, and the general public.
Latinx Talk publishes original work, written for our site, and occasionally republishes work relevant to our vision and goals from other online and print venues, always with permission.
Latinx Talk also publishes simultaneous cross-posts with peer sites provided the essay, multimedia or creative work appears on both sites on the same day and both sites agree to note simultaneous publication.
Latinx Talk sends notice of new work to our subscriber list (sign up!). Please see our “Latinx Talk Archive” for previous publications. Please also see our “Mujeres Talk Archive” for publications between 2011 and 2017.
Latinx Talk solicits submissions and accepts unsolicited submissions. Further information is on the “Submission Guidelines” page.
How We Work
Latinx Talk is governed collaboratively by an all-volunteer Editorial Board and an Advisory Board. Please see pages on Editorial Board and Advisory Board for further information on editorial staff.
Latinx Talk believes in the active role that community plays in the production and reception of ideas, and we encourage our readers to submit responses to published pieces. Our Editorial Board moderates comments on the site to avoid flaming, spamming, and messages of hate. Please act with respect and consideration for all in discussions on this forum. All comments are archived with essays to ensure future access by readers, writers, activists, and scholars.
Latinx Talk subscribes to the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs or CC BY-NC-ND. Readers and users may download and share content from this site for non-commercial purposes provided that they credit Latinx Talk and author or authors (for example, reposting a publication on your site with proper credit or assigning it for students to read). Readers may also cite unaltered content on commercial or non-commercial sites with proper attribution, as is common practice in academia. Readers and users may not change, alter or modify any content from our site in re-use, or use content from our site for commercial purposes.