The Journal of Latina/o Psychology is committed to publishing scholarly writing on research, practice, advocacy, education, and policy relevant to Latino communities. The journal publishes empirical, theoretical, methodological, and applied research.

We are particularly interested in manuscripts that contribute to knowledge of Latina/o psychology through research, methodological innovation, and inquiry; develop and advance theories pertinent to Latinas and Latinos; promote education and training of psychologists to work with Latinas and Latinos; address issues of social justice and advocacy in Latina/o communities; promote the application of research and training to advancement of policy related to Latino individuals and communities; and use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method approaches.

We encourage articles on topics such as

  • immigration and its impact
  • health and wellness
  • spirituality
  • mental health issues
  • Latina/o identity
  • multigenerational families
Editorial Board


Esteban V. Cardemil
Clark University

Associate Editors

Consuelo Arbona
University of Houston

Esther Calzada
The University of Texas at Austin

Omar Gudino
University of Denver

Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich
Michigan State University

Edward Delgado-Romero
University of Georgia, Athens

Consulting Editors

Ami Lee Ai
Florida State University

Iván C. Balán
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University

Jose Cervantes
California State University, Fullerton

Noe Ruben Chavez
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

Megan (Schaffer) Chesin
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University and William Paterson University

Mayra Y. Bamaca-Colbert
The Pennsylvania State University

Rosalie Corona
Virginia Commonwealth University

Nairán Ramírez-Esparza
University of Connecticut

Milton Fuentes
Montclair State University

Miguel Gallardo
Pepperdine University

Jorge Ramirez Garcia
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

Marco Gemignani
Duquesne University

Laura M. Gonzalez
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Carlos M. Grilo
Yale University School of Medicine

Norma S. Guerra
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Shannon Chavez-Korell
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Henriette W. Langdon
San Jose State University

Martin J. La Roche
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla
University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

Huynh-Nhu (Mimi) Le
The George Washington University

Ada M. Wilkinson-Lee
The University of Arizona

Ana Cristina Lindsay
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Vera Lopez
Arizona State University

Sana Loue
Case Western Reserve University

Brian McNeill
Washington State University

Alfredo Mirandé
University of California, Riverside

Marie Miville
Columbia University

Eduardo Morales
Alliant International University

Ricardo Muñoz
Palo Alto University

Rachel Navarro
University of North Dakota

Lizette Ojeda
Texas A&M University

Manuel Paris
Yale University School of Medicine

Rebecca Robles-Pina
Sam Houston State University

Antonio Polo
DePaul University

Selena Thi Nguyen-Rodriguez
California State University, Long Beach

John Ruiz
University of North Texas

Ester Rebeca Shapiro
University of Massachusetts, Boston

V. Scott Solberg
Boston University

Gabriela Livas Stein
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Andrew J. Supple
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Lucas Torres
Marquette University

Elizabeth Vera
Loyola University Chicago

Betina Yanez
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Abstracting & Indexing

Abstracting and indexing services providing coverage of Journal of Latina/o Psychology

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • OCLC
  • PsycINFO
  • SafetyLit
Manuscript Submission

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not meet these guidelines may be returned to the author(s) for revision before peer-review.


Submit manuscripts electronically (.rtf or .doc) through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

Esteban V. Cardemil
Department of Psychology
Clark University

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office.

Accepted manuscripts must include a Spanish language translation of the abstract.

In addition to addresses and phone numbers, please supply email addresses and fax numbers for use by the editorial office and later by the production office. The majority of correspondence between the editorial office and authors is handled by email, so a valid email address is important to the timely flow of communication during the editorial process.

Masked Review Policy

Journal of Latina/o Psychology has a policy of masked review for all submissions. Authors will be asked to upload a separate title page with all author information, and should omit any reference to the authors' identity from the manuscript itself.


Full-length manuscripts reporting on qualitative or quantitative studies should not exceed 35 pages, inclusive of the cover page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figures. Margins should be at least 1 inch on all sides and type should be a standard, 12-point font (Times New Roman).

Brief Reports

The journal may consider brief reports. A brief report may be a study with preliminary findings that need further expansion or replication, or an extension of prior published research. A brief report may not exceed 20 pages inclusive of the cover page, abstract, main text, references, tables, and figures. Other formatting guidelines are the same as those for a full-length manuscript.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual. Additional guidance on APA Style is available on the APA Style website.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Computer Code

Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material

We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the Text of the Article

If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.


Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151.
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.


Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure


Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Special Issues
  • Evidence-Based Treatments With Latinas/os

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Latina/o Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 4, November 2017. The issue presents the work from 5 research teams that underscores the heterogeneity among Latinas/os in their efforts to develop and evaluate their interventions.

  • Latino Physical Health

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Latina/o Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 2, May 2016. The aim of the issue is to provide concise, state-of-the-science reviews synthesizing current knowledge and future directions on key aspects of Latino health.