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To submit an article to Interventions économiques / Papers in Political Economy

Instructions for Authors

The journal Interventions économiques / Papers in Political Economy is a refereed journal interested in theoretical debates as well as in research results or debates in political economy or socio-economics, as well as analysis of the evolution of society and economies.

The journal publishes articles on all themes, but has particular interest in political economy, socio-economics, work, employment, work organization, working time, local and international development, globalization and international political economy, as well as issues on important authors in these fields.

Articles are peer-reviewed by two anonymous referees (3 in case of non agreement) and each issue is composed of an introduction to the thematic issue, when this is the case, as well as an average of 6 articles. The journal also publishes book reviews, essays and interviews.

Articles should be original and not have been published elsewhere, nor published in another language. If authors want to put the PDF version of the article published In PPE/IE, the journal would appreciate that they inform us. Also, if there is a possibility of translation in another language, please indicate the original source in PPE/IR.

Presentation of articles

Papers should be original and not have been published elsewhere, in any other language;  the author should contact the editors if this is the case. If the authors wish to put the PDF version of an article published online at IE / EPP, the journal should be contacted for authorization. Moreover, if there is potential for translation, the journal would also be informed; the journal allows translations, provided the primary source (IE / EPP / is indicated.

Articles should not exceed 25 pages (including tables, graphs and bibliography) and half-spaced (or 50 000 characters) and must be accompanied by a short summary of a dozen lines in English and French, and five key words in English and French as well.

The author will provide the following information: name, address, phone number, email address and the title and institutional affiliation.

The texts will be evaluated anonymously by two external reviewers (or three if there is no agreement on the review). Submitted papers will present original research results and qualities such as readability and relevance to the general theme of the issue, or the journal’s general subjects of interest. Published articles remain the property of the journal.

Presentation of articles

Notes and bibliography

The notes will be presented at the end of the text and be identified with Arabic numerals. The complete bibliography should be formulated as follows:

  • Book: Dostaler, Gilles and Michel Beaud (1996). Economic Thought since Keynes, Paris: Editions du Seuil, 444 pages.

  • Article: Dutraive, Véronique (1993). Transaction between the firm and contract: Williamson epigone or dissident institutionalist thinking, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 103, No. 1, pp. 83-105.

  • Article in a book: Elijah, Bernard (1997). Against economic apartheid: the political struggle. In Juan-Luis Klein, Pierre-Andre Tremblay Hugues Dionne (editors). Beyond neoliberalism: what role for social movements? Sainte-Foy, Presses de l'Universite du Quebec, pp. 179-186.


Here are the standards for the creation of tables.

  • Font: Verdana

  • Character size: 8

  • Titles of columns: bold

  • Tables titles : Verdana 10, bold

Here are two examples of tables:



Charts and graphics

Here are the standards for creating graphics. Ideally, two graphs should not follow each other; please try to separate them.

  • Font: Verdana

  • Chart or graph title, font size: 11

  • All text in the graph or chart, character size: 8

  • Put the back of the chart in purple

  • With the right mouse button, click one of the two axes and select "Format Axis".

  • Under "Main grading”, select "Internal". Do the same for the other axis.

  • Insert a text box for the source

  • Turn your graphic image and paste it into your Word document. Here are some ways to proceed:

  • Windows: From Excel, select your chart. Copy and paste it into your Word document.

  • Windows 7 and Vista: Using the "Snipping Tool". Copy your JPG image and paste it into your Word document.

  • Earlier version of Windows: Use the "Print Screen". Then, using an editing software image (Photoshop, Picasa, Corel Draw, etc.), recompose your picture. Copy and paste it into your Word document.

  • Mac: Transform your table into an image using the function "Cut" (shift-apple-4) on Mac. A JPG file is automatically created on your desktop and you can insert into your Word document.

Here are two examples of graphs:




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