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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission is a scientific, empirical or theoretical research work, which contributes to the literature of the specialty.
  • Bibliographic references for the submission should be at least 50% from leading indexed journals.
  • The submission has not been previously published or previously sent to another Journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the editor).
  • The text has simple line spacing; font Times New Roman, size is 12 points; italics are used instead of bold and underlined (except URLs); and all the illustrations, figures and tables are within the text in their rightful place and not at the end of the whole.
  • Web addresses for references have been added wherever possible.
  • The text meets all the bibliographical and style requirements indicated in the Authors Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Editorial policy

Submission of a paper for publication in Latin American Journal of Trade Policy (LAJTP) implies that the content is original and has not been submitted for publication in any other medium. Contributions are received in English and Spanish.

Submission of articles


Articles should be sent through the Portal of Academic Journals of the University of Chile. To do so, it will be necessary to register and log in both to submit the manuscript and to subsequently check its status. Any questions should be directed to the contacts indicated in the section About the Journal.

Papers should be sent through the Portal in two formats: one of them, in PDF format without indicating the author's name, nor mentioning funding projects, nor any other identification or commentary (exception: if the author quotes himself or herself in the article, he or she must not hide such quotes); and the other in Word format, duly identifying all that is necessary (authors, funding projects, etc). Both documents must follow the same rules of style. Both versions must have page numbers.

In a separate document, the author must attach a brief curriculum vitae in no more than one page. The city of residence and country must be indicated in the file. 

Altogether, the authors must upload three files to the system, with all the data requested by the system.

General requirements

Papers must be no longer than 10,000 words and must include an abstract in Spanish and English, and five key words in Spanish and English.

The first page of the document (Word format) will contain the title of the article, followed by its translation into Spanish (or English, as the case may be) written in italics, and the full name of the author(s). A footnote to author's (authors') name(s) will indicate: profession, academic degrees, institutional affiliation or place of work, institutional e-mail address, and ORCID number.

Acknowledgements or identifications of research funding projects will be noted in a footnote to the title.

If the manuscript corresponds to -or is derived from- a previous work, such as an undergraduate, master's, or doctoral thesis, this should be expressly indicated in a footnote. In case the paper has been presented as a summary at a congress or has any antecedent, this must be specified with the corresponding citation.

The paragraphs of the article shall be adjusted without indentation and duly separated.

The body of the article as well as its footnotes and bibliography shall be in Times New Roman font and presented with justified margins. The body of the article will be size 12 and the footnotes will be size 10.


Articles should be as concise as possible and should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes and references (Garamond, 11). They must include an abstract of approximately 250 words and up to five keywords, both in English and Spanish.

The first page includes the title both in English and Spanish (in capital letters), abstract and author's (authors') name(s). A different page contains author’s current affiliation and contact information (e-mail address and phone number), and also the submission and acceptance date.

Publishing process

See Publications Policies.

Bibliographic references

Latin American Journal of Trade Policy follows the standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition. The text quotations will follow the structure of (Author, year). Subsequently, all bibliographical references shall be listed at the end of the article, in alphabetical order by author or title, as appropriate.

Examples of list of references:

  • Books (one author):

Lyotard, Jean-François. (1994), La condición posmoderna. Madrid: Cátedra, pp. 9-11.

  • Books (institutional author)

Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales. (2011). Africa subsahariana : sistema capitalista y relaciones internacionales. Buenos Aires: CLAC, pp. 293-311.

  • Books (three authors):

Aranda, Gilberto C., López, Miguel Angel, Salinas, Sergio. (2009). Del regreso del Inca a Sendero Luminoso: violencia y política mesiánica en Per. Santiago: RIL, pp. 101-113.

  • Books (title):

The Oxford handbook of international relations. (2008). Oxford: Oxford  University Press, p. 8 

  • Thesis:

Hamann, Patrick. (2013).  La Unión Europea y el cambio climático: la iniciación del comercio de derechos de emisiones como sistema de gobernanza de múltiples niveles. (Tesis magister en estudios internacionales) Universidad de Chile, pp. 68-83.

  • Print articles:

Kenworthy, Lane (2012),”It’s hard to make it in America”, Foreign Affairs, vol. 91 , n° 6. November-December, pp. 97-109.

  • Electronic articles:

Barry, Brian. (1975). “Political accomodation and consociational democracy” [version electronica] British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 477-505. Recuperado el 20 de junio de 2013 de

  • Chapters of a book:

Sartori, Giovanni (1997), “Chance, luck and stubborbess”, en Daalder, Hans (ed.), Comparative European Politics. The Story of a Profession, Londres : Pinter, pp. 93-100

  • Electronic resources:

Chile. Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores.(s.f.). Misión chilena en la Organización Mundial de Comercio. Recuperado el 20 de junio de 2013 de


Footnotes at the bottom of the page should be indicated in consecutive numerical order, in superindex, and only for explanatory notes. They should not include bibliographical reference; this reference, should be cited at the end of the paper

Verbatim quotations in the body of the article shall be included as follows:

  • If the quotation is less than five lines long it shall be included in the text in quotation marks.
  • If the quotation is longer than five lines it shall  be included in a separate   paragraph, preceded by colon and with left indentation (without quotation marks).

To indicate the reference to which the quotation belongs or to draw attention in the text regarding a reference,  author’s family name  in brackets shall be inserted, followed by a comma, year of publication of the book and after a colon the page or pages of the quotation (optional). For example: (Schneider, 1993:38). Full title of the reference shall be included at the end of the text, as indicated in the paragraph of Bibliographical References in these Guidelines.

Other comments

Any word or words in a language different from that of the article shall be written in italics. Boldface is to be avoided.

Abbreviations and acronyms should if possible be avoided and shall never be used in titles or synopsis (for example, United States and United Nations should always replace USA or UN). In the case of acronyms, the first time they are used they should appear in brackets, preceded by the full name they refer to, and shall be written without separating points.

Limited use should be made of figures, tables and graphs. They should otherwise be presented clearly and in detail and be appropriately inserted in the text. They should ideally be submitted in Microsoft Excel format.

Articles: FLAUC Annual Meeting 2019

This section includes one of the papers submitted to FLAUC Annual Meeting 2019:

"Transpacific Relations and Collaboration for Development"


Opinion: The Future of Trade Policy in Chile

El 18 de octubre de 2019 marcó un punto de inflexión en Chile. Los acontecimientos de ese y los días subsiguientes han dado inició un profundo proceso de reflexión respecto de las bases del modelo de desarrollo económico, político y social del país. Tras semanas de manifestaciones, el acuerdo por una nueva constitución alcanzado el 15 de noviembre parece abrir el inicio de una salida a las mismas, para dar paso a un proceso de diálogo sobre lo que el país quiere como marco de entendimiento para el futuro. 

 Si bien el acuerdo se basa en el debate sobre una nueva Constitución, propuesta que será votada en abril próximo, éste no debe frenar otras discusiones. Creemos la política comercial no debe quedar al margen. Por años se ha destacado a Chile por su inserción económica internacional y su nivel de apertura. Dicha política no ha estado exenta de polémicas, tanto en su formulación como en su implementación y en los resultados entregados. Hoy, que todo el marco político-económico está en debate, es bueno también reflexionar respecto de nuestra política comercial. Reconocer los aspectos positivos de la misma, conocer sus impactos negativos y costos asociados, y entender cómo la política comercial puede ser funcional a los nuevos modelos de desarrollo que devengan de esta discusión.

 Es por esto que, el Latin American Journal of Trade Policy, como publicación académica del Instituto de Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad de Chile especializada en política comercial no puede restarse de esta discusión. Para esto, con el ánimo de contribuir a la discusión informada sobre este tema, hemos querido abrir un espacio para opiniones de expertos sobre los desafíos que enfrenta la formulación e implementación de la política comercial en Chile. Estas opiniones personales expresan distintos puntos de vista de académicos, negociadores, funcionarios, miembros de la sociedad civil, y púbico interesado en estos temas. Este espacio viene a complementar el trabajo académico de la revista al permitir el intercambio de visiones y antecedentes que permitan una mejor construcción de la política comercial chilena.

 A partir de esta edición, y durante todo el 2020 se recogerán opiniones de distintos expertos las que esperamos contribuyan al debate informado sobre el desarrollo de la política comercial chilena, las lecciones que ésta ha dejado, así como las opciones de política comercial que puede adoptar Chile en el futuro, y como estas pueden dialogar con otras políticas como el desarrollo productivo o la reducción de las brechas de desigualdad.

 Latin American Journal of Trade Policy

Thematic Issue Gender and Trade WCP

This section addresses a thematic issue on gender and trade in collaboration with the WTO Chairs of Barbados, Chile, and Mexico.


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