International Journal of Cuban Studies

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The International Journal of Cuban Studies (IJCS), is the only bi-annual, peer-reviewed academic Journal dedicated to the study of Cuban society in the world. IJCS, produced by the International Institute for the Study of Cuba (IISC) and published by Pluto Journals, became Open -Access in  January 2021 meaning that it can be accessed and used by anyone, anywhere. 

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Please donate generously to directly fund the ongoing production of the International Journal of Cuban Studies (IJCS) and the continued expansion of the Institute’s (IISC) activities many of which are free of charge. 

By donating you will be helping us to…

 

  • Make available the contents of each International Journal of Cuban Studies edition which means access to the table of contents for download articles for use in teaching if needed.
  • Provide an academic travel service to Cuba
  • Deliver University courses on Cuban history and politics
  • Organise an ongoing seminar series on topics about Cuba
  • Produce a regular newsletter

Plans for the Future depend on our ability to raise money. We need a flow of cash in order to develop these activities so please Support the Institute by donating today to help development of an on line Module on Cuban Studies, Cuba conferences and facilitating scholarly exchange and knowledge transfer between Cuba and the rest of the world. . 

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About the Journal

Print ISSN: 1756-3461 / e-ISSN: 1756-347X

The International Journal of Cuban Studies (IJCS) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed academic journal providing a publication opportunity for scholarly work on Cuba and related topics. It encourages submissions from the whole range of disciplines and from multi-disciplinary perspectives. It is published by Pluto Journals on behalf of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba, with articles in English and Spanish.

Aims & Scope

IJCS aims to provide a forum for objective investigation and informed debate, and a publication opportunity for scholarly work, on the nature of the Cuban experience: its historical context; its international image and relationships; its scientific, cultural and social achievements; its future orientation; and similar topics. It encourages submissions from the whole range of disciplines and from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The journal takes a broad view of the emerging and diverging positions held within Cuba and outside. Published worldwide, the journal encourages the exchange of experience and expertise between contributors and readers across continents and between countries.

Journal Information

The Journal is published by Pluto Journals on behalf of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba, with articles in English and Spanish. It is published twice a year, in June and December. The Journal is indexed in Scopus, and the electronic journal is archived in Portico. Further information can be found on the website of International Institute of the Study of Cuba, here.

Founding Editor: 

Professor Patrick Pietroni, International Institute for the Study of Cuba, United Kingdom

Editors:

Dr Stephen Wilkinson, University of Buckingham, United Kingdom
Dr Al Campbell, University of Utah, USA

Editorial Board:

Dr. Rafael Hernández, Editor of Temas, Cuba
Dr John M. Kirk, Dalhousie University, Canada
Dr Eloise Linger, State University of New York, Old Westbury, USA
Professor Luís Montero, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Habana, Cuba
Dr Ricardo Torres, Universidad de Habana, Cuba
Dr Sonia Trigueros, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Dr Julia Wright, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Please see the submission guidelines.

Please see the style guide for submissions.

Journal’s Editor Steve Wilkinson, cubastudies@gmail.com

Publisher Pluto Journals, kush@plutojournals.com  

Read the Journal Online

The journal is published Open Access and all current and back issues are available on JSTOR.

You can find the abstracts and links to the latest issues of the journal on our website here.

Recent articles available to read online from the Journal:

‘A Case Study of Local Community Development and Citizen Participation in Cuba: A Comprehensive Neighbourhood Transformation Approach’, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2019).

‘The Strange Case of the Havana ‘Sonic Attacks’’, John M. Kirk, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2019).

‘The Cuban Political System: Current Status and Possible Reforms for an Integral and Democratic Participative Transformation’, Emilio Antonio Duharte Díaz, Vol. 10, No. 2 (2018).