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Submission Format

The journal sends out a call for papers twice a year, in June and December. It accepts articles at any time. Articles and proposals should be sent by e-mail to: discours@univ-nantes.fr with the following indication: Discourse – submission.

The articles submitted for publication must be original texts, that is to say, the manuscripts should not have been published previously.

For an initial submission, authors are requested to submit an anonymous version of their manuscript, a .doc(x) (Word) or .odt (LibreOffice) version is strongly recommended, a PDF version is also possible.

After acceptance a .doc(x) (Word) or .odt (LibreOffice) version will be requested in accordance with the format specified in the Instructions to authors (lien). (Please note that for the revised version, figures should be submitted separately).

Articles may be written in French, English or in bilingual form. They must comply with the journal's standards, as set out in the ‘instructions for authors’ section. Articles must include an abstract of 1500 characters (including spaces) in English and if French (if possible), together with 5 to 8 key words. Articles should not usually exceed 60000 characters (punctuation and spaces included).

Whatever the language used, the formal quality of the article must be faultless. It is recommended that non-Francophone authors writing in French and non-Anglophone authors writing in English have their articles reread by native speakers before submission. The journal cannot be responsible for bringing an article up to the required standard of French or English.

Assessment

Each submission is assessed by two or three independent referees from the Scientific Committee who reach one of the following decisions: accept, reject or request minor or major modifications.

Schedule

For publication in the June issue, authors are requested to send their complete articles (formatted according to the stylesheet) by December 15th; for the December issue, they should be sent in by June 15th.

These publications dates are not necessarily definitive. The journal reserves the right to decide on the precise date of publication, depending on its own scheduling constraints (maximum number of articles for a particular issue, reviewing deadlines etc.).

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