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Evaluation process, instructions to authors & Standards

Evaluation process

Three types of text are published in the journal:

Texts fitting in thematic dossiers or proposals for thematic dossiers

Ex-folder scientific articles (varia)

Thematic critical notes from recent grouped literature, reviews of books or cross-readings of the same book.

The procedure for the selection of articles is conducted in four steps:

The article or the proposed thematic issue is first read and evaluated by the collegiate board of the journal who judges its worth for an expert reading.

The article is anonymously evaluated by a member of the editorial board and a reader not affiliated with the journal, both specialists in the field covered by the article. Four cases are possible: A/accepted as such; B/accepted but subject to minor changes; C/accepted but subject to substantial revisions; D/refused. In case of conflicting evaluations, the editorial board may submit the project to a third expert for arbitration.

In cases B and C, the recommendations of the experts, are transmitted anonymously to the authors, invited to submit a second version (the changes and deletions must be clearly indicated in the body of the text), accompanied by a case statement that explains why these recommendations have been taken into account (or not).

The articles and final versions are considered good for publication by the editorial management under the auspices of the board.

Instructions to authors

Articles must be addressed to the editorial board via the submission platform for articles, Manuscripts:

Each article must be between 45,000 and 55,000 characters, including spaces, notes, abstracts and bibliography.

The journal is trilingual and accepts articles in French, English and Spanish. 

Each article must imperatively be accompanied by a dozen lines abstract in French, English and, if possible, Spanish, as well as 5 keywords in these three languages. More than the approach of the research, the text of the abstract should spell out the main findings resulting from the article in terms of new knowledge.

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  • The title of the article and the headings should be in lower case. The subheadings should not be numbered. It is recommended not to exceed two levels of subheadings.

  • Uppercases should have accents if necessary, ex.: Église, État, Être.

  • For articles in French, do not use these quotation marks ˝ ˝ or these ones“” but rather these ones « ».

  • Notes, not to be overused, should be in the form of footnotes in superscript. Example: 1.

  • The bibliographic references should be inserted in the current text (and in notes if there are any comments) and should be presented as follows: (Durkheim, 1992 : 620).

  • At the end of the article, the bibliography in lowercase should be presented in alphabetical order. References to the same author should follow one another in ascending chronological order. All references in the bibliography should correspond to references cited in the text, and vice versa. The bibliography should be presented as follows:

For a book: Last name First name (and middle name if applicable), date, Title (in parentheses: Original title if translation is used, with date), City of publication, Publisher, "Title of the collection" (if applicable). Example: Geertz Clifford, 1996, Ici et là-bas. L'anthropologue comme auteur (Works and Lives : The Anthropologist as Author, 1988), Paris, Métailié, coll. « Leçons de choses ».

For an article in a journal: Last name First name, date, "Title of article", vol. or No, pp. 1-10 (pagination). Example: Meintel Deirdre, 2003, « La stabilité dans le flou. Parcours religieux et identités de spiritualistes », Anthropologie et sociétés, 27-1, pp. 53-63.

For a contribution in a collective work : Last name First name, date, « title » in Name P., Book title, City, Publisher, pp. Example : Saint-Blancat Chantal, 2001, « Globalisation, réseaux et diasporas dans le champ religieux », in Bastian J.-P., Champion F., Rousselet K. (éds.), La globalisation du religieux, Paris, L'Harmattan, coll. « Religions et sciences humaines », pp. 75-86.

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