Navigation – Plan du site

AccueilPrésentationInstructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

Submission Requirements


Manuscripts are written in French or in English. In the latter case, proofreading by a native speaker will be required before submission.


Research articles (“Dossier” or “Varia” sections) shall be no longer than 50,000 characters in length, including footnotes and spaces, unless specifically agreed by the editorial committee.

Review articles (“Lectures” section) must not exceed 20,000 characters.

Articles on research projects (“Chantiers de recherche” section) are 10,000-20,000 characters in length.

Book reviews (“Bibliothèque” section) are 5,000-10,000 characters in length.

File format

Text files shall be in Times New Roman font (12 point for the text and 10 points for footnotes) and saved as .doc, .odt or .rtf.

Files are titled as follows: ART_AUTHOR’S SURNAME

Special characters

Authors shall provide fonts when necessary (Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, etc.).

Authors shall provide a copy of characters and citations for verification purposes.


Illustrations such as charts, maps, and photographs are welcome, up to 6 per article. They shall be submitted electronically as separate source files, preferably in .jpeg, .tiff, or .gif format. The resolution of these files shall be at least 300 dpi. Files shall be numbered, and manuscripts should contain an indication of where they are to appear. When necessary, crops, horizontal or vertical orientation, enlargement of details, etc. should be indicated.

Files are titled as follows: ILLUS_AUTHOR’S SURNAME_FIGXX

Authors must guarantee that illustrations are free of rights and of sufficient quality for publication. Technical and legal issues (if any) related to illustrations shall be discussed with the author after acceptance of the article.

Utility files

These include :

  • A brief bio-bibliographical note (700-800 signs), featuring the authors’ position and institution, as well as the titles of up to two of his/her recently published and/or most significant works.

  • An abstract of the submitted article (max. 600 signs in length) in both French and English.

5 thematic keywords and 5 geographic keywords in both French and English. Keywords can include names of historical characters, places, sources used, concepts, or any other term that would be useful in electronic searches for the article. Keywords should be listed with a capital letter and separated by commas.

(If applicable,) a Word document providing all necessary information regarding illustrations, such as sources and credits for copyright material.

  • Captions must be provided for every illustration, and labelled in the following way:

    © Copyright

Utility files are titled as follows: UTIL_AUTHOR’S SURNAME

Formatting of manuscripts

General rules

Bold and underlined text may not be used. Parenthesis shall be used parsimoniously, and enumerations with dashes should be avoided.

Titles of sections are in Times New Roman 14, without numbering. There are no titles for sub-sections.

Do not indent the first paragraph following a section heading.


Every quotation comes with a footnote. Footnote numbers shall be inserted before the period ending a sentence.

Example: The neighbour said: “He had to leave that evening1.”

For shorter quotations, double quotation marks (“ ”) should be used for the first level of the quotation, and single quotation marks for quotations within quotations.

Quotations that are longer than 3 lines shall form a separate, indented paragraph. Quotation marks are not needed in this case.

Quotations in language(s) other than that of the text are translated in the text, while the quotation in the original language can be reproduced in a footnote.

Breaks in quotations shall be indicated by suspension points in square brackets: […]


Footnotes shall not take up a disproportionate amount of space compared to the main text.

Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and linked to by a superscript number.

Footnotes are single-spaced. They begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.

References to footnotes appear before any punctuation.

For quotations, the footnote number appears before closing inverted commas, e.g., “We’re leaving tonight3.”

Titles do not include references to footnotes.


Foreign or ancient language words, titles of works, and journal titles are in italics.

Acronyms for institutions, etc. are written in capital letters without periods, e.g., INRS, CNRS, UQAM, etc. Institutional acronyms must be stated at the first occurrence of the institution in the text.

Titles and functions are written in lower case, e.g., “the president”, “the minister”, etc.

Centuries shall be written Arabic numerals, e.g., “18th century”. Decades shall be in full and in numerals, e.g., “the 1930s”, rather than “the Thirties” or “the ‘30s”.

Bibliographic References

The bibliography appears in the footnotes. There is no bibliography at the end of the article.

Quoted pages are preceded by “p.” (and not “pp.”)

When a reference is cited more than once, use:

  • Ibid, p. XXX, when the reference is repeated immediately.

  • Author’s name, Abbreviated title…, op. cit., p. XXX, when a reference to a book is repeated a few notes later. Example: Daniel Roche, Humeurs vagabondes…, op. cit., p. 158.

  • Author’s name, “Abbreviated title…”, art. cit., p. XXX, when a reference to an article is repeated a few notes later. Example: Khachig Tölölyan, “Rethinking Diaspora(s)…”, art. cit., p. 17.


In French: Daniel Roche, Humeurs vagabondes. De la circulation des hommes et de l’utilité des voyages, Paris, Fayard, 2003.

In English: Leslie Page Moch, Moving Europeans: Migrations in Western Europe since 1650, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1992.

Journal articles

In French: Nancy L. Green, « L’immigration en France et aux États-Unis. Historiographie comparée », Vingtième Siècle. Revue d’histoire, 29, 1991, n° 1, p. 67-82.

In English: Khachig Tölölyan, “Rethinking Diaspora(s): Stateless Power in the Transnational Moment”, Diaspora, 5, 1996, no. 1, p. 3-36.

Chapters in edited volumes

In French: Patrick Garcia, « Histoire du temps présent », in Christian Delacroix, François Dosse, Patrick Garcia, Nicolas Offenstadt (dir.), Historiographies. Concepts et debats, Paris, Gallimard, 2010, p. 291.

In English: Francesca Trivellato, “Sephardic Merchants in the Early Modern Atlantic and Beyond: Toward a Comparative Approach to Business Cooperation”, in Richard L. Kagan, Philip D. Morgan (eds.), Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Converso, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009, p. 99-120.

When the author of the chapter and the editor of the volume are the same person, “Id.” is used in reference to the latter, e.g., Hannah Arendt, « Franz Kafka », in id., La tradition cachée. Le juif comme paria, Paris, Christian Bourgois, 1987.

Online publications

Guillaume Calafat, « Topographie de "minorités". Notes sur Livourne, Marseille et Tunis au XVIIe siècle », Liame [En ligne], 24 / 2012, mis en ligne le 10 juillet 2013, consulté le 05 juin 2020. URL :

References to Archive Material

References to archive material should clearly identify the archive and include a proper document address, featuring:

  • The title/nature of the document

  • The institution where the document is archived

  • (If applicable,) collection name, and box/file numbers

Example: Letter from Boris Souvarine to Nina Berberova, 8 December 1950, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale University), Nina Berberova Papers, GEN MSS 182, Box 19, File 528.

Rechercher dans OpenEdition Search

Vous allez être redirigé vers OpenEdition Search