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Instructions for authors

Issue coordination

If you plan to coordinate an issue, you’ll have to submit your project to the Editorial Board, with the following contents :

  • title or subject of the issue, and a few lines about it

  • list of the planned articles including subject/title, author(s) and an abstract for each article

You can send it to the address:, and it will be submitted to the members of the Editorial Board. If they agree, a schedule is set up, for the sending of the articles, the referees, the validations, the editing and lay out and the publishing date.

Articles submission

Double blinded Peer Review for Academic and Scholarly Submissions

RECEO uses a double-blind peer review system, which means that manuscript author(s) do not know who the reviewers are, and that reviewers do not know the names of the author(s).

The articles published by the Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest (RECEO) are original texts. The author agrees to keep the exclusivity of his text for a period of three months necessary for the review of the article by the referees and then, if accepted, until publication.

Once evaluated, the article can be :

  • accepted,

  • returned to the author with request for review before a new submission


  • refused.

Evaluation grid for the articles submitted to the RECEO

The evaluation report will include a well-argued response comprising the following :

  1. The quality of the arguments

  2. The originality of the submitted article

  3. Interest of the article

  4. Interest of publishing such an article in the RECEO

  5. Criticisms, suggestions and recommendations to the author

  6. In the light of the before mentioned items of assession, the rapporteur recommends either :

  • to keep the article for an immediate publication

  • to keep it following the introduction of minor revisions

  • to keep it after taking account of significant revisions


  • considers that the article is unlikely to reach the required level for being published by the RECEO.


Foreword: 20,000 to 30,000 characters (including spaces)

Articles: 60 000 signs maximum (spaces included), tables, notes, summaries and bibliography included (± 10%)

Book Reviews: 10,000 to 15,000 characters (including spaces)

Publishing languages

The editing languages are English and French.

Words, expressions and titles in other languages are translated. Cyrillic is transliterated according to ISO 9 standards.


The first page indicates

  • the number of signs (spaces included)

  • the number of illustrations. Illustrations are clearly referenced in the text. For the submission, the illustration can be put in the word file at their final place, and for the publication the original files will be needed

The texts shall include a minimum of formatting, since this is done during layout.

The footnotes are inserted in continuous numbering. The bibliographical references are not given in the footnotes, but in abbreviated form in the text, in parentheses, and they are listed in their complete form at the end of the article.

The texts selected for publication incude the name of the author, his position, his institutional affiliation, his e-mail address and his mailing address (to send copies), a summary, and keywords.


  • Title: no footnote on the title. If possible, entitle the article in French and English (bilingual summary).

  • Author(s): First name NAME, function, affiliation; email

  • Summary: 700 signs (including spaces) if possible in French and English. The editors reserve the right to adapt the abstracts

  • Keywords: 5 to 7. Propose them if possible in French and English.

  • Introduction

  • Subheadings: 1, 2 or 3 levels of headings

  • Quotations: in the body of the text : with quotation marks. Long quotations (more than 3 lines) are indented, with the bibliographical reference at the end of the quotation. (Specify page numbers.)

  • Footnotes: they are not dedicated to bibliographical references; They appear at the bottom of the page, in continuous numbering. Avoid notes in titles, subtitles, headings

  • Bibliographical references: They appear in abbreviated form (Name, Year) into parentheses in the current text and in the notes. They are listed at the end of the article in their complete form, in alphabetical and chronological order. No references in footnotes (no exceptions: the rule is also valid for websites, press articles, etc.).

  • Conclusion


  • The author must have the right to use the illustrations transmitted;

  • The illustrations are referenced in their place in the text (eg «see figure 1») and are preferably accompanied by a title, a legend and the photographic credit (©), or «source». The illustrations are published in black and white.

Submission version

  • The illustrations are put in the word file at the right place

For the lay out

  • The illustrations are provided in separate files, in high resolution (300 dpi) in the final publication size (page width: 11 cm);

  • Use formats without loss of data: preferably the TIFF (the JPEG causes loss of data at each saving) or vectorial files;

  • Tables can be provided in word or excel files; Graphs, diagrams, curves, are provided in excel format if they were made in excel, or in an image format.

Bibliographical references

Presentation according to the English punctuation, whatever the country of publication of the document. Bibliographic references are given in abbreviated form in the text and the footnotes and listed in their complete form at the end of the article.

In the text and footnotes

References to sources are inserted in the body of the text as: (Shkolnikov, 2003); (Le Monde, 2005); (Le Monde, 2009, pp. 10-14); (Shkolnikov & Durand, 2003)

At the end of the article

  1. For languages other than English and French, the translation of the title shall be given in brackets in the language of the article and the transliteration shall follow international rules.

  2. References are presented in alphabetical and chronological order.

  3. When there are several authors, give them all, or only the coordinators with the mention (ed.)


english or french

BOHLE Dorothee & GRESKOVITS Béla (2012), Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery, Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

other languages (translate titles)

CZERWONKA Monika (2013), Inwestowanie społecznie odpowiedzialne [Socially responsible investing], Warsaw: Difin.

cyrillic (transliterated - translate titles)

RRADČENKO Tatiana, AVDAŠEVA Svetlana, KURDIN Aleksandr & ŠASTITKO Andrej (2013), Praktika i vozmožnye posledstvija antimonopol’noi reglamentacii torgovoi politiki častnoi kompanii [The Practice and Possible Consequences of Antitrust Regulation of Private Enterprise Business Policies], Moscow: MAKS Press.

Article or chapter

english or french

BOASSON Emil, BOASSON Vigdis & CHENG Joseph (2006), “Investment principles and strategies of faith-based funds,” Managerial Finance, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 837–845.

other languages (translate titles)

PEŠIĆ Vesna (2010), “Rekonstrukcija petooktobarskih zbivanja na osnovu memoarske i stručne literature” [Reconstruction of 5 October Events on the Basis of Memory and Expert Literature], in D. Pavlović (ed.), Razvoj Demokratskih Ustanova u Srbiji – Deset Godina Posle, [The Development of Democratic Institutions in Serbia – Ten Years After], Belgrade: Heinrich Boll Foundation.

cyrillic (transliterated - translate titles)

JUNUSOV Anna (2000), “Migracija i novyj bakinskij socium” [Migration and the New Bakino Socium], in J. Zajonškovskaja (ed.), Migranty v stoličnykh gorodakh [Migrants in capitals], Moscow: Adamant, pp. 64-75.

Journal articles: vol. XX, no. XX


  • With author: like the other references – name of the author, date, etc.; at the end of the reference, the URL and the consultation date are added.

  • Without author (administrative or legal texts, for example): you can indicate the name of the site (eg:

Please check the internet links, often incorrect or obsolete, before forwarding the final version of the article

Press interviews: indicate the name of the author of the article, not only that of the interviewee.

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