About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Rio Bravo: A Journal of the Borderlands is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication of the Mexican American Studies Center at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The journal publishes scholarly and creative works about Mexican descent communities in both South Texas and nationally. The journal promotes debate, dialogue, awareness, and insight into the U.S.-Mexico border experience. 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to RBJ will undergo double-blind peer review. The editors will first determine if a submission fits within the scope of the journal and if so, will identify two peer reviewers. The editors will make the final decision on publication should the opinions of the two reviewers differ. 

Publication Frequency

The Journal will be published annually in one volume.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Articles are posted under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Back Issues

Back issues of the journal can be found here: Rio Bravo Journal in ScholarWorks @ UTRGV 


Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS)

Journal History