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Guidelines to contributors

Please, submit your file as a word document. The articles should be in Times New Roman, 12, with titles for sections. There is no word limit, but the articles should be at least 7,000 words (the average length is c. 8,000 - 11,000 words).

Your manuscript should include the following elements:

  • a title and sub-title (French or English), and their translation (English or French)

  • the full name of the author, his/her academic affiliation

  • a short bio in French if the article is in French and in English if in English (about 200 words)

  • a summary in English and in French (maximum: 250 words)

  • keywords in French and their translations in English (10 maximum)

  • a list of works cited at the end (footnotes do not hold bibliographical data: references to be indicated between parentheses after the quotations in the text itself)

Do not use a stylesheet.

Illustrations are accepted and should be inserted into the text proper by the author with a legend, adequate caption, and credits and copyrights. The images should be accompanied with their proper authorizations (abiding by existing copyright laws).

Footnotes are accepted, but references should be included after the quotes in the text as (Name, page number).

Manuscripts will conform to the MLA Handbook guidelines (8th edition, 2016).

Ex: For the final bibliography:

  • BENJAMIN, Walter. The Arcades Project. Trans. Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.

  • BRATU, Hansen, Miriam. “Benjamin’s Aura.” Critical Inquiry 24 (Winter 2008): 336-375.

  • LANONE, Catherine. “Emily Carr’s Controversial Inner Journey: From France to First Nations Totems.” In The Memory of Nature in Aboriginal, Canadian and American Contexts. Ed. Françoise Besson, Héliane Ventura, and Claire Omhovère. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 340-352.

  • MALDINEY, Henri. “La rencontre et le lieu.” In Henri Maldiney. Philosophe, art et existence. Ed. Chris Younès. Paris : Editions du Cerf, 2007. 163-180.

All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed. We try to answer within 6 weeks.

Copyright agreement

Authors’ Permission for the online Sillages critiques Journal to publish an article.
NB: The following articles are reproduced in the attached file below which must be signed and sent by authors to the editor of the special issue or the editor in chief of the Journal.

Article submission agreement

General Information: Sillages critiques is published by revues.org, a journal platform for the humanities and social sciences, as part of OpenEdition run by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo), a public and non-profit initiative supported by research organizations. Its aim is to promote open access digital publishing.

Sillages critiques is now part of the OpenEdition Freemium distribution program: libraries and institutions subscribing to OpenEdition Freemium for Journals have free and unrestricted access to the HTML format of articles. Additional services are also provided to subscribing institutions (for further information: access@openedition.org)

Copyrights: all authors are now asked to authorize publication/distribution by Sillages critiques. They should be informed of their rights and duties:

a- the duty to submit an original, non-plagiarized article (signature 3)

b- the right to know the Journal rules for authorship (signatures 1- 2)

The contents of Sillages critiques website are the exclusive property of Sillages critiques. Articles can be accessed and reproduced on paper or digital media, provided that they are strictly used for personal, scientific or educational purposes excluding any commercial exploitation.

Reproduction must necessarily mention the journal name, the author and the document reference. Any other reproduction is strictly forbidden without permission of the author and of Sillages critiques Directors of publication.

All author(s) are asked to sign

  1. an author (s) approval;

  2. an author (s) agreement of submission, acceptance of responsibility for article content;

  3. an author (s) pledge not to plagiarize.

The submission of the article must be exclusive. It should not be published or submitted for publication to any other source. It must be the author (s) original work and must not contain any plagiarism or any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others.

By signing, all authors agree that the terms are true.

Author (s) approval

To the Directors of publication, Editorial Commitee of Sillages critiques,

I the undersigned, ……………………………………………………………………………, hereinafter referred to as the “Author,” hereby grant permission to the academic journal Sillages critiques to publish my written article entitled
……… ………………………………………………………………………………………
and agree to the OpenEdition Journal requirements for publication, distribution and conditions for re-use.
Signed in ……………………………
Date (dd/mm/yyyy) ……./……./……/

Signature ………………………………………………………………………………………

In case of multiple authorship when a contribution is owned by more than own author, co-authors sign this agreement

We the undersigned,
……………………………………………………………………………,
and
……………………………………………………………………………………………….,
hereinafter referred to as the “Author,” hereby grant permission to
the academic journal Sillages critiques to publish my written article entitled
………………………………………………………………………………………………

and agree to the OpenEdition Journal requirements for publication, distribution and conditions for re-use:
Signed in ……………………………
Date (dd/mm/yyyy) ……./……./……/

Signature ………………………………………………………………………………………

Signed in ……………………………
Date (dd/mm/yyyy) ……./……./……/

Signature ………………………………………………………………………………………

Author(s) agreement of submission and acceptance of responsibility

The terms of Sillages critiques license are “CC BY-NC-ND”. It means Sillages critiques is an academic, not-for-profit publication which maintains universal, unrestricted and free access to the research carried out in VALE research centre. It does not allow the commercial use of articles published.

The CC-BY-NC-ND acronyms refer to the following legal notions:

  • Creative Commons (CC) license: “the baseline right to distribute the copyrighted work worldwide for non-commercial purposes, and without modification”;

  • Attribution (BY): “Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only for non-commercial purposes and only if they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these”;

  • Non-commercial (NC): “Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only for non-commercial purposes”;

  • -No Derivative Works (ND): “Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works and remixes based on it”. (for further information: access@openedition.org)

By signing, all authors hereby grant a CC-BY-NC-ND copyright license of their articles to Sillages critiques.

To the Directors of publication, Editorial Commitee of Sillages critiques,
I the undersigned, ……………………………………………………………………………, hereinafter referred to as the “Author,” hereby grant Sillages critiques the exclusive rights associated with the article entitled …………………………………………………………….,
and of which I declare myself to be the author .

The Author is fully informed of the journal requirements for publication, distribution and conditions for re-use:

  • authors may freely re-publish their articles in full or in part (in print or online), deposit them in an institutional or personal respository, in open edition archives and in different languages, on condition that

- the first Sillages critiques publication site and references be clearly mentioned;

- Sillages critiques Directors of publication and Editorial Board be informed in writing.

  • authors warrant that they are the sole authors of their articles and that the articles they submit to Sillages critiques are original, have not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal or in a book or edited collection, and are not under consideration for any such publication.

  • Authors further warrant their articles do not libel anyone, invade anyone’s copyrights or otherwise violate any statutory or common law right of anyone.

  • In case of plagiarism, authors will be held solely responsible as they are expected to have made all reasonable efforts to ensure the original, i.e. non-plagiarized quality of their articles.

  • Sillages critiques Directors of publication and Editorial Board are allowed by the author to make whatever slight or very minor changes to articles submitted to ensure clarity, accuracy and reliability. Any other change will be brought to the attention of the author in the reviewing process.

I have read and fully agree with the terms of this agreement,
Signed in ……………………………
Date (dd/mm/yyyy) ……./……./……/
Signature
………………………………………………………………………………

Pledge not to plagiarize

The Author hereby declares that his/her article is entirely original and does not contain any borrowings from another work, regardless of nature (text or image), likely to engage the liability of Sillages critiques.

The Author also declares that the article does not contain anything likely to be forbidden by laws related to defamation, slander, counterfeit, or plagiarism.

The Author specifically declares that the illustrations that are part of the article have copyright permission.

To the Directors of publication, Editorial Commitee of Sillages critiques,
I the undersigned, ……………………………………………………………………………, hereinafter referred to as the “Author,” hereby declare that my article entitled
………………………………………………………………………………………………..,
is entirely free of plagiarism.

I agree that I will take sole responsibility, should any doubt occur.
Signed in ……………………………
Date (dd/mm/yyyy) ……./……./……/
Signature………………………………………………………………………………

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