Instructions for authors

Translated from:
Instructions aux auteurs

Authors are requested to submit their papers by e-mail (saved as .doc or rtf files) to If they’re answering a call for papers, they should also submit their papers to the editors of the specific issue.

Title page

The title page should include :

  • A title

  • The name(s) of the author(s)

  • The affiliation(s) of the author(s)

  • An active e-mail address

Text formatting

Articles in the Dossier and Varia must contain minimum 25 000 and maximum 45 000 characters (including spaces). For other articles, their length should be agreed with the editors of each rubric.

The text must have 1.5 vertical spacing, using a standard Times New Roman (12pt) font. All pages should be numbered consecutively. There should be no former formatting.

The authors will take care to respect the typographic rules and can refer for example to the Lexique des règles typographiques en usage à l’Imprimerie nationale, Paris, Imprimerie rationale, 1990.

Any images must be sent separate to text to the journal’s e-mail address in a high resolution format (at least 300 dpi). Authors will indicate the precise sources of the images : author, title, place of conservation, support, original format. They will ensure that they obtain the necessary rights from copyright holders.


Each article is to be preceded by a succinct abstract, from 1000 up to 1500 characters (including spaces) and 6-10 key words, both in French and in English. A bio-bibliography should also be provided, around 5 lines-long.


Bibliographic references and references to sources are given in footnotes and can be the subject of a summary bibliography at the end of the article.


Footnotes in the text should be numbered consecutively throughout the entire article. They should be inserted automatically by the word processing program.

Material to be footnoted should be marked with a raised number immediately following the words or ideas that are being cited, hence before any punctuation mark. If it’s a whole sentence in quotes, the final punctuation is placed before the end quote mark.

Form and Content of Footnotes

  • In the following order : First name and last name of the author with only one capital letter for each (eg Jeanne Durand), title, place of publication, publisher, collection, (eg « Collection histoire ») date of publication, first and last page numbers when it’s a paper in a collective work, page(s) on which the quotation or information is found (under the format p. 127-128).

  • Titles of books, journals and magazines should be italicized

  • Titles of papers in journals, chapters in edited books and unpublished dissertations are written in roman characters and put in quotation marks.

Bibliography list at the end of the paper

The list at the end of the paper should include 4 or 5 works maximum and should be arranged alphabetically by name of first author. References should be cited as follows :

  • Edited book : Last name of author, First name, Title, Place of publication, Publisher, Date of publication, Number of pages.

  • Collective work : Last name of scientific editor (dir.), First name, Title, Place of publication, Publisher, Date of publication, Number of pages.

  • Journal article : Last name of author, First name, « Title of the article », in Journal’s name, no, vol., month and year, p. xx-xx

  • Chapter in a collective work : Last name of author, First name, « Title of the article », in Last name of scientific editor (dir.), First name, Title, Place of publication, Publisher, Date of publication, Number of pages.

When the reference is online, one will indicate the following : URL : , DOI :

Use of ibid., id., op.cit.

Ibid. (in the same place) refers to a single work in the immediately preceding note.

Ibid. should not be used if the previous note contains more than one reference. Ibid. takes the place of the name of the author, the title of the work and all that is identical and can therefore be used to repeat integrally the previous note. Ibid. is never used with the author’s name or the work’s title.

Id. (the same) can be used in place of the name of the same author in successive and different references within the same note. Id. Should not be used to replace work titles.

Op. cit. (in the cited work) and art. cited (in the cited article) are used with the initial capital of the first name and last name of the author (in the form P. Last name) and replaces the title of a work cited beforehand. Make sure that op. cit. and art. cit do refer to a work, and one only.

Style sheet

Highlight titles, subtitles, quotes without using a style sheet (eg No title 1, 2, quote, etc.).

Indicate line breaks when necessary.