Objectives and Scope

Latin American Legal Studies is a law journal which publishes original articles that meet strict scholar standards, on miscellaneous legal subjects with a philosophical, doctrinal, comparative, or interdisciplinary approach, that relates to one or more Latin American systems, as well as comparative work between one Latin American system and a non-Latin American system, written in English and Spanish. The journal also publishes articles based on the Law & Society approach. Manuscripts submitted to Latin American Legal Studies are subject to double-blind peer review. The journal is supported by the Faculty of Law of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

Latin American Legal Studies publishes two issues per year in January and August. The journal is open access, without publication or access fee, and is published in PDF format. Approved manuscripts are published in the order, volume and number defined by the Editorial Team.



Latin American Legal Studies is published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Adhesion to International Declarations

Latin American Legal Studies is committed to open access with good practice related to research, authorship and scientific publishing, thus promoting compliance with the following statements at the various stages involved in the publication process:

Open Access: Latin American Legal Studies adheres to the Budapest Declaration of Open Access Initiative; Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing and Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.

Research Integrity: Latin American Legal Studies adheres to the Singapore Declaration on Integrity in Research.

Publication and Publication Ethics: Latin American Legal Studies adheres to the principles and practices defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authorship policies: Latin American Legal Studies adheres to the principles of authorship established by the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT).

Preservation of digital archives:

Latin American Legal Studies supports the CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system as a permanent and secure archive for the journal. CLOCKSS is an open code program developed by the Library of Stanford University that enables libraries to preserve selected web-based magazines. It regularly searches registered journals to compile and file newly published contents. Each file is continuously validated against records from other libraries, so any contents that may be damaged or lost can be restored using those records or the journal itself.

The journal is also stored and viewed in the Repositorio Digital UAI, the institutional repository (https://repositorio.uai.cl/), which is managed by the Library of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Repositorio Digital UAI enables the preservation of the documents published by the journal as well as retrieval through the different repository networks worldwide. Additionally, as a preventive measure in the event of system failure or discontinuity of the publication, the institutional Library will preserve restricted copies of the documents to ensure their perpetuity over time.

Access and Publication Costs:

In compliance with open access policies, Latin American Legal Studies provides free access to all published articles and encourages the sharing and dissemination of texts at no cost to readers.

Latin American Legal Studies does not consider costs for authors associated with the publication of manuscripts.

Sponsorship and Funding:

Latin American Legal Studies is sponsored by the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile.

The publication receives support and funding from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile.


Latin American Legal Studies
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Facultad de Derecho
Diagonal Las Torres 2640
Santiago de Chile

Phone (56 2) 233 11 000
POSTAL CODE: 791 1328
Mail: lals@uai.cl