Scholarly research is a major component of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center's mission. Associated faculty and graduate students publish original research on politics, economics, religion, education, history, international relations and culture.

LACC disseminates state of the art research conducted by renowned scholars through its LACC Working Paper Series and aims to promote the exchange of scientific research conducive to policy-oriented debate in Latin America and the Caribbean.

LACC’s flagship publication, Hemisphere, features articles from academics around the world who study Latin America and the Caribbean. Issues revolve around a central topic of contemporary relevance in the Americas, with an emphasis on the social sciences. Each issue includes feature articles, reports, book reviews, a photo essay and a bibliographic update. Hemisphere is designed to serve as a forum for new scholarship on Latin American and Caribbean issues.

Additionally, LACC commissions studies from the world's leading Latin American and Caribbeanists on other pressing issues.

LACC also partners with the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese (AOTP), University of Florida and the University of New Mexico to produce the Portuguese Language Journal, a double-blind refereed journal dedicated to current research on the teaching and learning of Portuguese.