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Rules for publication

Articles must be already unpublished and in two languages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). An electronic copy in Word format must be provided.

The text must be accompanied by an abstract, for each versions, of between 1000 and 1500 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 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.

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

Contacts for thematic dossier articles and varia

Scientific articles concerning the thematic dossiers: the persons to whom you can send your proposals for articles are indicated in the calls for articles published on the journal's website and on Calenda

Spontaneous scientific articles outside thematic dossiers (Varia): Olivier Vallade and Anouk Bonnemain.

Proposals for the columns: Localities, Books Reviews, and Mountains in fiction

Anyone interested can submit a text for publication in these columns, the aim of which is to be open, reactive and original.

The columns are intended to diversify the ways of communicating information on research on mountain areas.

Localities: the aim this column is to present short communications on a particular place, comprising a photo and a short text. The photos may be of any type, the only restriction being the quality of the reproduction. They must also be in the public domain or, if not, submitted with the author’s authorisation for reproduction. The photo must be accompanied by a text (of 2000 to 4000 characters) that comments on or analyses the photo in a style and tone that can be fairly free and less academic in nature.

Proposals should be submitted to the editorial office, which will then forward them to the person responsible for the column. Jean-Baptiste Bing :

Books Reviews: The Revue publishes reviews on texts concerning mountain areas of the world. Scientific texts are preferred but the editorial committee leaves the possibility open for reviewing more popular texts if they are deemed to be of sufficient interest.

Reviews may take the form of a short note (of 2000 to 3000 characters) introducing the text with an outline of its contents accompanied by a short commentary, or a longer and more detailed note (up to 5000 characters) involving a more in-depth reflection on the text. The author may have the right to reply.

Reviews should be sent to the editorial office, which will submit them to the review committee.

Mountains in fiction : This column will offer short commentaries (3000 to 5000 characters) focusing on works of fiction or non-academic documentaries – texts, films, images, or audio or audiovisual documents for either adults or children – which in some way evoke mountains.
Mountains need not be the central figure of the composition being addressed, but they should be an element. They should remain at the center of the reflection here, however.  Reference can be made to academic works, but this is not required.  Finally, a reflection on several works, brought together under a particular optic, could also comprise an article. Send your ideas and proposals to Mari Oiry-Varacca ( and Léa Sallenave (

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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