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Recommendations to the Authors

Submitting an Article

Authors promise to provide original, unpublished texts and not to submit these texts simultaneously to other journals.

Articles may be submitted either following the publication of a call for contributions for the “Thematic Dossier” and the “Raw Materials” section or spontaneously for the “Varia” section.

The calls for contributions focus on a specific theme and are made twice a year (June and December) on the journal website and on Calenda. They are also distributed via the networks of the editorial board members.

The editorial process is supervised by the journal's editorial coordinator and all articles will be subject to the same evaluation, review and production processes.

Articles should be sent to the following address: projetsdepaysage[at]gmail[dot]com

When the author's mother tongue is not French, the mastery of the language and the quality of writing are sometimes insufficient. Authors will therefore have to call upon either a proofreader or a native French translator.

When submitting their texts, authors must ensure that they correspond to the criteria of the review presented below.

Instructions to Authors

General presentation of the articles

  • The articles are to be delivered as a Word file in Arial 12 single line spacing.

  • Use of capital letters must not be excessive but they must be accented where relevant.

  • To highlight a word or group of words, use italics instead of bold type.

  • Punctuation: there must not be a space inserted before commas and periods, and there must be a space inserted after commas and periods; semicolons, exclamation marks, colons and quotation marks must be preceded and followed by a space; suspension marks must be placed immediately after the word before them and separated from the word following them by a single blank space.

  • Titles (of books, films, works, etc.) and words in a foreign language must be written in italics.

  • Avoid line breaks between paragraphs unless they are essential.

  • Acronyms and abbreviations should be systematically explained in full at the first occurrence with the acronym in brackets. Afterwards, the acronym must be used.

Articles must include:

  • a brief biography of the authors (300 characters maximum, including spaces) in French, including the surname, first name, discipline, function, professional affiliations, research fields, e-mail address, possibly an e-mail link to a personal page;

  • a meaningful title in French and possibly a subtitle;

  • a summary in French not exceeding 1,200 characters;

  • a list of five keywords in French;

  • acknowledgements if relevant;

  • text, figures/images (see below) and tables with captions;

  • the bibliography that will be placed at the end of the text;

  • articles should be sent to:


  • Quotes must be inserted within quotation marks in the body of the text.

  • They must be in Roman script and inserted between French quotation marks «... ».

  • When a quote includes another quote, the inner quote must be inserted between English quotation marks: “...” (without any spaces after opening or closing quotation marks).

Notes and Bibliography

  • Bibliographic citations must be included in the text (in brackets: name of author, or authors [if more than two et al. must be added], date of publication, page number) and must refer to the bibliography where they must be completed (including the names of all the authors if there are several authors).

  • The references to footnotes must appear in the text in superscript and continuous numbering.

  • The footnotes must be limited in number and must not refer to bibliographic citations. They must be placed at the bottom of the page concerned.

  • The names of authors in the footnotes and the bibliography must never be written in upper case but in lower case and with only the initial in upper case.

  • Only the initial of the first name must be included and it must be placed after the last name.

  • The following abbreviations must be in italics: ibid. , op. cit. , cf.

  • To designate a previously cited reference op. cit. must be used; in this case, the author's name and title + op. cit. must be added.

  • The use of ibid. refers to the same citations as those cited just before; in such cases only ibid. must be used.

  • Do not forget to include, when the information is available, the following abbreviations: vol. (for volume); n° (for numéro, French for “issue”); t. (for tome, French for “part”). Numbers must not be isolated.

  • To indicate page 26 and following, write: p. 26 ff.

  • If the publication is a digital publication or review, the URL link must be given (and DOI if relevant).

  • Avoid copying and pasting from websites as much as possible: French typographical rules are not always respected and hypertext links remain in Word, sometimes preventing bibliographies from being corrected.

  • In the bibliographic list, references must be inserted in alphabetical order and must be presented as described below.

  • Books
    E.g.: Curtius, E.-R., 1956, La Littérature européenne et le Moyen-Âge latin, Paris, PUF, coll. “Agora”, vol. 1, p. 32-33.

  • Articles in a collective book:
    Roger, A., 1994, “Paysage et environnement: pour une théorie de la dissociation”, in Leyrit, C. and Lassus, B. (eds.), Autoroute et Paysage, Paris, Éditions du Demi-cercle.

  • Articles in a periodical:
    Ex.: Salles, S., 2011, « Contraintes environnementales et opportunités paysagères », Espaces et sociétés. Paysage et environnement, n° 146, p. 53-69.
    Ex.: Debarbieux, B., 2007, « Actualité politique du paysage », Revue de Géographie Alpine | Journal of Alpine Research, n° 95-4, p. 101-114, mis en ligne en juin 2009, URL :, DOI : 10.4000/rga.382.

  • Theses or dissertations, reports:
    Ex. thèse : Henry, D., 2012, « Entre-tenir la montagne : paysage et ethnogéographie du travail des éleveurs en montagne pyrénéenne : hautes vallées du Gave de Pau, de Campan et d’Oueil-Larboust », thèse de doctorat, université Toulouse le Mirail-Toulouse II.
    Ex. mémoire : Denis, L., 2010, « Du jardin partagé aux jardins de trottoirs. Nature de quartier et éco-citoyenneté à Lyon », mémoire de master, Muséum d’histoire naturelle et AgroParisTech, Paris.
    Ex. rapport : Luginbühl, Y., 2001, « La demande sociale de paysage », rapport du Conseil national du paysage, ministère de l’Aménagement du territoire et de l’Environnement, séance inaugurale du 28 mai 2001, 17 p.


  • Images must be free of rights or, if this is not the case, the author must have obtained prior permission to use them free of charge and provide the completed release form to the editorial coordinator.

  • Images must be sent placed in the desired location in the body of the text.

  • Captions (title + text) and iconographic sources should be inserted below the images but not embedded in them.

  • They must be sent in as JPG or PNG files with a resolution of approximately 150 DPI.

  • Their dimensions must be as follows: 7 million pixels maximum (width x height, for example: 2000 × 3500 or 1000 × 7000) and at least 480 pixels wide.

  • They must be of satisfactory graphic quality.

  • The final file (text + images) should not exceed 10 MB.

  • They must imperatively be saved in RGB and not in CMYK mode.

  • A list of sources and copyright holders must be provided.

Number of Characters According to the Section

  • “Thematic Dossier”: between 30,000 and 50,000 characters, including spaces, notes, abstracts and bibliographies.

  • Raw Materials: between 15,000 and 30,000 characters, including spaces, notes, abstracts and bibliographies.

  • “Varia”: between 30,000 and 50,000 characters, including spaces, notes, abstracts and bibliographies.

  • “Researchers in the Making”: between 30,000 and 50,000 signs, including spaces, notes, abstracts and bibliographies.

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