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Recommendations to the authors

All the manuscripts submitted for the attention of the editorial committee must be sent by e-mail (.doc; .docx; .odt and .PDF) to the managing editor:

The editorial committee of Syria meets twice a year. Though, the editorial board receives the submissions all year round. However, manuscripts submitted by December and accepted in the term of the review are planned to the contents of the volume to appear next year.

Important: any change of address (mail or electronic) in the course of expertise or production must be indicated to the managing editor).


Manuscripts can be proposed in French, German, English, Spanish or Italian. The style must be correct, exempt from faults. The role of the editorial board and the managing editor is neither writing nor ending articles.

Text presentation

The manuscript will be sent by email in two electronic forms : text and PDF. The manuscripts using an alphabet other than Latin and using characters of transliteration, request unicode fonts only.

It is recommended to split up a long text with subheads. For the book reviews, we ask to the authors not to exceed 10.000 characters

Abstracts and Key-Words

Articles must be accompanied with three summaries. Accordingly, the authors will join to their manuscript a maximum summary of 1.500 characters in French, in English and in Arabic. Five keywords are also requested.

The thesaurus proposed by Frantiq, pactols, is recommended:

Orthotypographiques conventions

For the French spelling and the typography, we shall refer with profit to the following books:

A. Jouette, Dictionnaire d’orthographe (Usuels Poche), Paris, Le Robert, 2006

Lexique des règles typographiques en usage à l’Imprimerie nationale, Paris, Imprimerie nationale.

C. Gouriou, Mémento typographique, Paris, Cercle de la Librairie, 1990

Bibliographical references

The bibliographical references will be rejected in footnotes in continuous numbering (and not included in brackets in the text) and abbreviated under the form Author + dates. These abbreviated references will be developed and gathered in a final bibliography which will correspond only to the references quoted in footnotes. Example:

Nom de l’auteur (abreviated first name) date Title of the monographie (coll. no), town of publisher, publisher.

Nom de l’auteur (abreviated first name) date « Title of the article », title of the journal no, p. xxx-xxx.

Authors’ names spell with an initial capital, followed by small capitals. Please avoid big capitals.

It is deeply recommended to use the abbreviations of periodicals, collections and common works. Following websites offer lists of abbreviations:


She is essential for all the types of contributions (except book reviws) and will be supplied by the author. The documents of insufficient quality will be refused. Watch out, the paper volume of Syria appears in black and white, the online version in colors. When it is possible, please prefer documents in colors. All the documents must be free of rights; the author is supposed to have obtained all the necessary reproduction rights, including on the Internet.

Légendes et crédits

Every figure has to present an order number, marked in the text with the mention (fig. X), a caption and a copyright. A list of figures, numbered continuously, with the caption and the name of the author of the picture or the drawing, with the copyright sign ©, or the reference of the book where the picture has already been published.

Par ex. : © A. Chuzeville ; ou : d’après Rallo 1989, fig. 12.


Tiff for documents Photoshop in level of grey and in colors in 300 dpi (max. size 16 x 23 cm).

Taille des figures

The illustration (n/b, color, line drawings, figures, tables must be compatible with a possible reduction and remain readable. We remind you that the threshold of legibility is 0.30 pt for the lines and of 6 pt for the text, the maximal justification of a page of Syria being 160 x 230 mm.

The authors can propose a scale of reproduction and a grouping of figures but doesn’t have to lay out their manuscript.

Transmission des illustrations

Illustrations, worked on Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel (for tables and graphs), or simply scanned, can be sent to the managing editor through the Intranet server of the MAE.

You will use the link http: // / intranet/

In the window “adresse”, please fill in with the following address:

Different servers (wetransfer, dropbox, mydrive…) can also be used.


Please note the procedure of proof reading in Syria:

First proofs

A PDF of your corrected and structured manuscript will be provided at first. All the further informations and the corrections must be added on these first proofs, under handwritten shape if you wish to print the manuscript, or directly in the PDF.

No layout is made at this stage, in particular regarding the illustration, presented in their maximal size considering their quality. Reductions and groupings will intervene later.

These first proofs are the one which allows the authors to modify the content of the article

Second and last proofs

You will receive afterward final proofs of your manuscript (PDF), for the validation of the layout (organization and size of the images). No modification of the text, legends, number and nature of the images will be possible for this stage.


For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Managing editor: Anne-Sybille Loiseau,

  • Editor in Chief: Maurice Sartre, editor-in-chief,

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