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Author guidelines

EchoGéo only considers articles that have not been published previously and that have not been simultaneously submitted to another publication. EchoGéo is an Open Access journal. The author retains the copyright of his/her work and grants the journal the right to publish it.

Formatting guidelines for all articles

All papers submitted to EchoGéo must be in Times New Roman, 12-point font, single spaced. They should include an 8-line abstract and 5 keywords (no capitals, separated by commas, no period), both in French and English.

The title should be short and as attractive as possible (no footnotes in the title; a short subtitle may be used where necessary).

Articles should have a maximum of three authors. Please indicate: surname, first name, e-mail address, title, institutional affiliation, function where relevant and last/last three most significant publications (for example: Dupont Georges;, Director of Research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, Member of the National Committee, Chief Editor of XXX, publications).

For better readability, authors should not hesitate to use subheadings up to a maximum of three levels.

Footnotes should be used with moderation (10 footnotes maximum).

References should be noted sequentially as they appear in the text (Dupond, 2006; Durand, 2004). They should be presented at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order, using the following format:
Book: Surname Initial, Year. Book Title. Place, publisher, number of pages (xxx p.)
Chapter in a collective book: Surname Initial, Year. Title of chapter, in Surname Initial, Book Title. Place, Publisher, number of pages (p. x-x)
Journal article: Surname Initial, Year. Title of article. Journal Title, volume, issue, number of pages (p. x-x).

Illustration guidelines

Whether the illustrations are maps, photographs or charts, the online publication of illustrations does not follow the same criteria as paper publication. Please comply with the following guidelines to ensure that the quality of the illustrated articles we publish is satisfactory to the author, publisher and reader.

The illustration source files must be submitted in a folder separately from the main body of the article. They should be uncompressed and submitted in their original format and size (TIFF, jpeg, png, ai…).

The minimum image size is 800 pixels on the long edge, with a minimum resolution of 150 dpi.

Curves, histograms and graphs should be submitted preferably as Adobe Illustrator files. The use of Microsoft Excel should be limited to graphs containing numbers and tables. When Adobe Illustrator files using specific fonts or symbols are submitted, these elements should be vectorized.

Illustrations should be given explicit file names (fig1.gif, fig2a.jpg,…) that can be cross-referenced to the titles of the illustrations mentioned in the body of the text.

To preserve anonymity throughout the reviewing process, author names should not appear in the illustrations. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that the images are copyright free or that he/she holds the copyright.

EchoGéo reserves the right to refuse an illustration if its contents or format do not meet these standards.

Texts and sections

EchoGéo publishes 4 issues annually, as well as the “Sur le Vif” section (“in real time”) where geographers share their perspectives on current international events. The journal’s quarterly issues comprise of various sections:
- “
Sur le Champ” (“on the field”): the first three issues of the year focus on a specific theme, which is the object of a call to contributions in French and English; the fourth issue of the year covers miscellaneous topics. Articles are selected after undergoing a double anonymous review process;
- “
Sur le Métier” (“on the job”) addresses geography’s usages and perspectives;
- “
Sur l’Écrit” (“on writing”) features author interviews, book reviews and conversations;
- “
Sur l’Image” (“on image”) focuses on the analysis of illustrations.

Texts will be between 30,000 and 35,000 characters (including spaces) for the section “On the field”; they can be shorter (15 to 20,000 characters) for the other sections. These figures remain indicative and cannot be a reason for refusing the article on their own.

Authors should send their article to the Editor and Editorial Secretary (, who will acknowledge receipt of the submission. All articles are pre-selected by the Editorial Committee to judge their consistency with the editorial line. If validated, they are then subjected to a double anonymous evaluation.

For more information, please contact Karine Delaunay:

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