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Article submission procedures

Proposals of articles or studies should be sent to:
daniele.meaux[at]univ-st-etienne.fr

Manuscripts are subject to a double-blinded examination by two experts (one being a member of the scientific committee, the other a specialist on the subject and external to the committee).

Manuscripts are subject to the University’s anti-plagiarism software programme.

Manuscripts will be returned to the author within three months of submission.

Articles are published under CC BY-NC Licence.

Books or reviews proposed for review should be sent to:

Danièle Méaux
ECLLA
Université Jean-Monnet
35, rue du Onze Novembre
42 023 Saint-Étienne cedex 2
France

Instructions to authors

General instructions

Each text submitted to the Focales editorial board must be unpublished. The texts received are subject to a dual expertise examination by a member of the scientific committee and by a specialist on the subject external to this committee.

An article should contain between 25 000 and 30 000 characters, maximum (spaces and notes included).

The text should be accompanied by the following:

  • a summary of the article of 500 characters, in English and in French;

  • a bibliography of 500 characters (specifying the status, the institutional affiliation and the latest/principal publication.

  • a selection of 8 key words in English and in French.

No bibliography will be included at the end of the article.

Typographical standards

The text should be submitted in Word format. It should be justified in Times New Roman, 12 pt, line spacing of 1.5, with a 0.5 cm indention at the beginning of each paragraph.

The Word document should have neither header nor footer.

Capital letters are accented.

In the body of the text the use of italics as a means of emphasis is not permitted. Only the titles of books or works are in italics.

The references to footnotes are placed before the punctuation marks.

The notes (in font size 10 and line space 1) appear at the bottom of the page and are numbered sequentially.

Idiomatic phrases in a foreign language are in italics (a priori, in fine…).

Centuries are indicated in small capitals: « xxsiècle ».

Headings

A maximum of three levels of headings:

  • The main article heading in bold type ((Times New Roman, 14 pt).

  • First level headings in bold type (Times New Roman Bold, 12 pt).

  • Second level headings in italics (Times New Roman Italic, 12 pt).

All the headings are left aligned.

Quotations

All quotations should be imperatively accompanied by their reference. Long quotations are presented without quotation marks, as inserts, in font size 11 with a margin of 1.5cm.

Short quotations appear in the body of the text, between French quotation marks (« »).

Embedded quotations are placed between American quotation marks (‟ ”).

Foreign language quotations should be translated into French, in the body of the text, and appear in the original language (in italics) in the notes.

Bibliographical standards

Bibliographical references are presented in the following manner:

  • For a book: First name (in full) NAME (in small capitals), Book title, place of publication, publisher, collection between quotation marks, date of publication, page number.

  • For an article in a collective book: First name (in full) NAME (in small capitals), « Title of article », in First name (in full) NAME (in small capitals), Book title, place of publication, publisher, collection between quotation marks, date of publication, page number.

  • For an article in a review: First name (in full) NAME (in small capitals), « Title of article », Review journal title, n° …, date of publication, page number.

  • For an article on an internet web site: First name (in full) NAME (in small capitals), « Title of article », viewed on (date) …: URL address.

The first noun of a title, along with the adjectives and adverbs which precede it, are capitalised.

Examples: Little Red Riding Hood; The Best Years of our life.

If the reference of the work has already been given, rewrite the title, followed by op. cit., then indicate the page number.

If the reference is cited in the immediately preceding note, write Ibid., followed by the page number.

Illustrations or images

Illustrations or images (with a maximum number of 8 and a minimum of 4) should be sent in a separate file attachment (300 dpi); each of these files should include the author of the article and a number (example: Name, Figure 1).

The attribution of this number enables a clear indication of the position of the illustration, in red, in the text.

Authors should provide the authorisations for the reproduction of these images.

The caption of each image or illustration should be indicated. It should include the first name and name of the author of the image or illustration, the title, date, the process method, dimensions of the image and photographic credits.

Documents annexes

  • Reviewing grid (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document – 521k)
  • Contract (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document – 23k)
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