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Rules for publication

Submit a proposal

To submit an article for a themed issue or the annual varia issue, please use our OJS editorial platform:

To be accepted, articles must be original, comply with the editorial line and follow the instructions below.

A step-by-step guide to help authors through the submission process is available here:

The journal team will be happy to assist authors throughout the process.

Authors whose articles are accepted undertake to rework their text in line with the reviewers' recommendations. Secondly, they agree to take into account any changes requested by the editorial co-ordinators and accept that the editors will bring their articles into line with the journal's standards and correct spelling and style.

Articles must be unpublished and in two languages

An article can be submitted in English, French, Italian, German or Spanish; but the author(s) must arrange for translation into English, once the article has been accepted for publication. If the article is submitted in English, the translation must be in French, Italian, German or Spanish. Figures, maps, and tabs must be translated as well.

Each version must not exceed 30,000 characters (spaces included, excluding abstract and bibliography). An electronic copy in Word format must be provided.

The text must be accompanied by an abstract, for each versions, of 2000 characters (spaces included), followed by 4 or 5 explicit keywords.

The bibliography must be the same for both versions and must not exceed 40 titles (see below for presentation).
Titles must be short and informative.

The author of any translation must be cited.


Illustrations should be submitted apart.

They must be of perfect quality, requiring no touching up by the Editorial Committee.
They must be free of rights.
Illustrations must be provided in a separate electronic file (not in body of text):

Titles, legends and sources must be provided in each language, apart from the picture, at the place chosen for the illustration.

Each figure must therefore be submitted in 2 versions.

Bibliographical references

Bibliographical references must be mentioned in the text (name, publication date) and not in footnotes.

The full reference must then be given in the bibliography at the end of the article with the following presentation:

For a book:

Gerbaux F., 1994.– La montagne en politique, Collection Logiques Politiques, L’Harmattan.

For a journal:

Hewitt L., Meta F., 2012.–“Rethinking risk and disasters in mountain areas”, in Revue de Géographie Alpine / Journal of Alpine Research, n°100-1, visited May 14th 2012,

For a book with several authors:

Kapos V., Rhind J., Edwards M., Price M.F., Ravilious C., 2000.– “Developing a map of the world’s mountain forests”, in Price M.F. and Butt N. (eds.), Forests in sustainable mountain development : A state-of knowledge report for 2000, CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 4-9.

To help you create a standardised bibliography, a Zotero style is available. In Zotero, click on “styles”, then “obtain other styles” in the window that opens and search for JAR RGA.

Articles that do not respect these requirements will be returned to their authors.

Finally, any contributor submitting an article and accepting its publication:

  • Declares that the manuscript and all the illustrations it contains are original, or that all necessary measures have been taken to respect Copyright requirements. The author accepts personal, moral and financial responsibility.

  • Transfers, free of charge, to the Journal of Alpine Research|Revue de géographie alpine:

    • the right to reproduce, or request others to reproduce, his or her contribution on paper, CD-Rom or any other magnetic, optical or digital media, or any other current or future media, and to request others to make originals from them with a view to marketing them.

    • the right to present again, or get others to present again, the present contribution, by any process whatsoever, such as through networks or the internet.

It is agreed that the transfer has effect in any place, in any language, and for a period to last as long as literary and artistic property rights, in accordance with both French and foreign legislation, and current or future international agreements, including extensions that may be applied to this period. In the event of litigation, only French law will apply.

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