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Manuscripts submitted for publication (main articles, squibs and reviews) should be sent to the REMI editors electronically ( Main articles and squibs (in English, French or Spanish) should report unpublished work. They will be anonymously reviewed by three reviewers. The publishing committee’s decision (acceptance, suggestions for improvement & changes, or rejection) will be notified within six months of submission. As is customary in academic journals, we ask that authors refrain from submitting their papers to other publications while it is being considered by REMI.

Standards to be applied, otherwise texts cannot be accepted

  • Main articles should be at least 55,000 characters and not exceed 70,000 characters

  • Squibs should be at least 30,000 characters and not exceed 45,000 characters. The aim is to add value to the researches still in progress and present an empirical procedure, innovative methodologies, the analysis of statistical studies or a current issue.

  • Reviews should be at least 6,000 characters and not exceed 8,000 characters.

  • Columns (legal, current, statistical studies) should be at least 10,000 characters and not exceed 20,000 characters.

The character number (with spaces) includes bibliography, footnotes, tables, graphs, abstracts and appendixes.

They both should be complemented by keywords and main title translated into French, English and Spanish.

They both should be complemented by three abstracts translated into French, English, and Spanish (no longer than 1,000 characters).

A recap chart named “checklist” is available on the website.

Guidelines for Presentation

Contact details

The author should mentioned his name, surname, occupation, speciality, professional address (to receive a paper copy) and email.


Should be typed without tabs (Word or Open Office), in 12 pt font Times New Roman. Footnotes (no endnotes) in 10 pt font Times New Roman. Capital letters should be accented (for French and Spanish). Subdivisions should be numbered I/; I/ 1.; I/ 1. 1.; …; II/, etc. Numbers less than 100 should be written out in full.


In the text will appear in brackets in the following format: (Name, date: pages). From three authors, you have to write the first name followed by « et al. ».

(Papail and Arroyo, 1972: 45-56) o (Lessault et al., 2015 : 10-35)


Only the title concerned by a reference in the text can be write in the bibliography.

Should appear at the end of the text, in the following format:

For a Book

Name First Name (date of publication) Title, City, Publisher.

Duchac René (1974) La sociologie des migrations aux États-Unis, Paris, Mouton.

For an Article in a Reader

Name First Name (date of publication) Title of article, in First Name Name Éd., Book Title, City, Publisher, pages of article.

Knafou Rémy (2000) Les mobilités touristiques et de loisirs et le système global des mobilités, in Marie Bonnet et Dominique Desjeux Éds., Les territoires de la mobilité, Paris, PUF, pp. 85-94.

For a Journal Article

Name First Name (date of publication) Title of article, Journal title, volume (number), pages of article.

Simon Gildas (1996) La France, le système migratoire européen et la mondialisation, Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, 12 (2), pp. 261-273.

For an Online Article

Name First Name (date of publication) Title, [online] last checked on... URL: …

Even Marie-Dominique (1996) Un entretien avec Dj. Enkhsaïkhan sur la politique extérieure de la Mongolie, [online] last checked on 01/01/2012. URL:

Guidelines for figures (maps, tables, graphs, pictures) :

  • Should be numbered as follows: Map1, 2, etc.; Table 1, 2, etc.; Picture 1, 2, etc.

  • Their location should be indicated in the text

  • Figures should be named at least once in the text (cf. map 1)

  • They should be sent as separate files in their original format (.xls, .ai, .jpg, etc.)

  • The title is positioned above the figure (not integrated into the text)

  • The legend and references used appear at the bottom of the table (not integrated into the text)

  • When the author(s) is not the copyright holder, it is necessary to provide to the REMI a copy of the right for reprint.

  • The author ensures the readability and the harmony for all figures in the text.

  • Capital letters should be accented (for French and Spanish).



  • Only files with a minimum of 300 dpi

  • The author should use different layers in the map for the text and the other element.

  • Landscape layout : 12 (maximum height measurement) x 19 cm (maximum width measurement)

  • Keep white 2 mm border


  • Myriad Pro (possibility to use other font for aesthetic reason)

  • Hierarchization of the legend title and text (bold, normal, italic)

  • Legend title : 6 o 7 pt (bold)

  • Legend text : at least 5.5 and not exceed 6.5 pt

  • Description around the map : at least 5 and not exceed 6 pt

  • Colour text : only black

  • Capital letter at the beginning of each legend elements


  • Blue are used for the sea : C=25/M=0/Y=0/K=0

Toponym and text

  • Country’s name : Capital letter for the first letter then small caps font

  • Thousands separator should be non-breaking space (1 000; 350 000, etc.)

  • Use French quotation marks « … »

Scale and orientation

  • They should be discreet. Example :

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  • The north should be indicated by an arrow only if she doesn’t place at the bottom of the map

  • Example of a map :

Carte 5 : Expérience migratoire et justice spatiale. L’itinéraire de Rokyata, mineure ivoirienne, du Sahel aux rives de la Méditerranée

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Source : N. Robin (2013) Enquête « Mineurs migrants en transit ».
Crédit : Migrinter, 2013 – Pôle carto.

Table :

  • Only the horizontal table borders are accepted.They must delimit the higher and lower table's borders as well as the titles and the great subdivisions only. No borders between the columns must appear

  • The columns on the left of the table must be aligned to the left whereas all the others columns must be centred

  • All the font inside the table should be Times New Roman 10

  • Example :

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Photographs and other picture

  • Only files with a minimum of 300 dpi

  • Landscape layout : 12 cm (maximum height measurement) x 19 cm (maximum width measurement)

  • Portrait layout : 12 cm (maximum width measurement) x 19 cm (maximum height measurement)

  • Photo credit : specify the photographer’s name, the date and the place

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