Aims and scope


The Journal of Latinamerican Sciences and Culture (JLASC) is an international open access journal seeking to promote the scientific landscape in Latin America by pushing conventional boundaries to include issues, perspectives and methods relevant to the education, science, technology and culture. JLASC thus intends to truly internationalize these areas through the journal’s attention globally. 

JLASC seeks to explore not only the diversity and richness of Latinamerican scientific issues, but perspectives, research methods and evidence of the many creative flows of influence that exist between Latin America, Sino-American cultures, and other peripheries, therefore, education, science, technology can be powered by wide-ranging ideas from many cultures and research areas.

JLASC welcomes submissions that focus on empirical research, theoretical analyses, or literature and book reviews. Proposals for special issues are actively encouraged and should be discussed with the Editor-in-Chief or a member of the Senior Editorial Team of the journal.

Editorial policies

JLASC is an open access peer-reviewed journal published in English, Spanish and Chinese by Universidad Privada del Valle (UNIVALLE), Bolivia. The journal only publishes manuscripts that meet the world class-standards of global academic publications. These must follow the guidelines provided on the website in the instructions for authors.

Those submissions deemed by the Editor-in-Chief and the Senior Editorial Team to be of the world-class will be published regardless of authors’ ability to pay the Article Publication Charges (APCs), which are US$600/£460/€530. Waivers for APCs can be requested by all authors regardless of background and will be appraised by the Publisher and the Editors based on individual circumstances and the ability to pay. Those who are truly unable to afford the APCs will receive full waivers. This includes many Latinamericans, as well as graduate students, independent researchers, and researchers from around the globe who do not have grants or other funds to cover publication costs.

Authors submit their manuscripts through the UNIVALLE website, Website Customization by: (journal homepage: and submission site:, and receive an acknowledgment of submission. The Editorial Team assesses the manuscript and the author is notified that the manuscript has either been rejected or that it is to be sent out for double blind external review.

Sponsors & Affiliations

JLASC is sponsored by the Andean Road Countries for Science and Technology (ARCST-China), the Universidad Privada del Valle (Bolivia), and Elektro High-Tech Ltd. Co. (China). 

Peer Review Policy

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. The Editors are supported by an active Editorial Board and an International Advisory Board. All refereeing is double blind. Submissions can be made online at:

Publishing Ethics

The Journal adheres to the world class standards of publishing ethics, with rigorous processes in place to ensure this is achieved. Universidad Privada del Valle utilizes CrossCheck for all Journals. More information on our ethical standards and policies can be found here. The Journal has an appeals and complaints policy which can be viewed here.

All articles will be made freely and permanently available online through gold open access publication. 

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.