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Diálogo, an Interdisciplinary Studies Journal is a refereed journal published since 1996 (biannually since 2012) by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University in Chicago, and with the University of Texas Press.

Diálogo seeks research articles of regional and national contexts with focus on diverse Latin American and U.S. Latino populations and experiences, recent immigration and places of origin, including indigenous experience. We welcome submissions throughout the year: articles that help bridge barriers between academic and local communities, book and film/media reviews, and interviews pertinent to Latino communities in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America. Published in Spring and Fall, often calls are issued for special themes. The journal is award-winning, having received the Phoenix Award by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), for revitalization/transformation over a three year-period in Dec 2015; and twice articles have been selected for the annual NACCS Antonia Castañeda award, in 2014 and 2017.

Diálogo is full-text indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, and entire issues in Project Muse, and citation-indexed in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory and other databases. Issues before 2015 are available in Open Access on Digital Commons at DePaul University.

2015 Recipient of the
Council of Editors of Learned Journals'
Phoenix Award

An Interdisciplinary Studies Journal

This award is in recognition of significant editorial achievement and is given to the most improved journal, regardless of its state at the time the renovations began or a weak journal that has become excellent is eligible, but so too is an admired journal that manages to become dramatically better. Judges found that Diálogo “has improved dramatically during the period under evaluation and shows clear evidence of significant editorial change. Most important are the institution of double-blind peer review and the considerable enhancement of scholarly content. In this respect, the contrast between early and recent issues is striking. In 2012, issues were slim and essays short, and though their content was compelling, their rigor and quality were uneven. The recent issues offer vibrant scholarly contributions. The essays are examples of original scholarship, including the scholarship of teaching, and the authors engage with critical interlocutors as well as foreground their own critical interventions. Beyond enhancing the essays section, the editor has done well to add a section for book and film reviews along with a named book review editor to oversee this new dimension of the journal. Dr. Martínez's outline of their process toward 'revitalization and transformation' is also admirable. This kind of thoughtful intent is reflected in the new layout, particularly in the consistency of format and design. Their efforts to respond to library preferences regarding back cover content and their decision to feature Latino/a art is appreciated.”