Diagonal is the online journal of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside. Its purpose is to highlight the latest research into the vast heritage of Iberia and Latin America, as well as other regions once under Iberian colonial rule whose cultural traditions bear some imprint of Spanish or Portuguese influence, e.g., the Philippines or parts of the United States. The name refers to the fact that the journal's mission cuts across disciplinary and regional boundaries. Although the first issues have been dedicated to the proceedings from CILAM's annual Encuentros/Encounters, in 2012 an additional annual issue of Diagonal will debut, accepting contributions in Spanish, Portuguese, or English from scholars in musicology, ethnomusicology, and related disciplines. Diagonal will be a peer-reviewed journal with an editorial board, and it will conform to the highest standards of modern humanistic scholarship.