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Instructions for Authors

Transtext(e)s Transcultures 跨文本跨文化  is a multilingual research journal which employs a double-blind peer review process. Authors can submit articles in Chinese, English or French and abstracts will be translated by the journal into the other two languages. The contributions should be submitted via email to

For other means of submission please contact the editors. Authors’ postal and e-mail addresses as well as their telephone number should be provided when contacting the editors.

General Presentation

Articles should not normally exceed 7,000 words in length (including footnotes). Authors should provide an abstract of up to 150 words and include a brief biographical sketch.  Articles are normally accepted in Word format only following guidelines provided below. Please note that the papers should specifically include footnotes. Papers differing in style and formatting will be subject to revision and resubmission by the author.

Articles must be original and have not been published previously.


Style Guidelines

Body text Times New Roman, 12 pt, line spacing 1,5.
Footnotes Times New Roman, 10 pt, line spacing single (see below for examples on the reference system).
Title Times New Roman, 16 pt, bold.
Subheadings Times New Roman, 14 pt, bold.
Quotations Times New Roman, 10 pt, line spacing single. Quotations should be brought out with a line drop before and after, and with an 1,5 cm indentation on both sides.
Notes and references, which should be kept to a minimum, should be on an automatic numbering system and appear at the foot of individual pages (i. e. no Reference list/Bibliography at the end of the article).
For footnotes, place the number at the end of the sentence (or end of the clause):
   …translated by James Felton and directed by Gregory Doran.
For the references in footnotes (for books and journal articles), use first the full reference and then a shortened one:
   Walter D. Mignolo, The Darker Side of the Renaissance, Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 1995, p. 200.
   Mignolo, The Darker Side, p. 200.

Do not use ibidem, idem, op. cit., loc. cit.

Do not use numbers for the subparts of your text nor italics in your main title.

Examples for References


Walter D. Mignolo, The Darker Side of the Renaissance, Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 1995, p. 200.
Yves-Marie Allioux (dir.), Cent ans de pensée au Japon, tome 2, Arles, Philippe Picquier, 1996, p. 146.
Tang Tao 唐韬, Zhongguo xiandai wenxueshi 中国现代文学史 [Histoire de la littérature moderne chinoise], tome 2, Beijing, Renmin wenxue chubanshe, 1979, pp. 1-92.

Multiple authors

Anne Cheng, « Modernité et invention de la tradition » in Yves Michaud (dir.), La Chine aujourd’hui, Paris, Odile Jacob, Université de tous les savoirs, 2003, p. 188.


Naoki Sakai, « Modernity and Its Critique: The Problem of Universalism and Particularism », South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 87, n°3, Summer 1988, pp. 475-504.
Zhang Yiwu
张颐武, Zhang Fa 张法, Wang Yichuan 王一川, « Cong ‘xiandaixing’ dao ‘zhonghuaxing’ : xin zhishixing de tanxun » 现代性中华性新知识性的探寻 [De la ‘modernité’ à la ‘sinicité’ : à la recherche d’une nouvelle forme de connaissance], Wenyi Zhengming, 1994 (2), 10-20.


The translating process corresponding to the journal’s multilingual approach should be made obvious: contributors are invited to include in their articles both the original quotations and their translations.


Words in Chinese characters can appear in the body text transcribed in the pinyin system.


Images, tables, figures and plates should be positioned in the text with typed captions. Please provide additional copies in separated files. The copies should be clear and of printable quality, preferably in black and white.

Books for review

Books for review should be sent to Gregory B. Lee [General Editor], Institut d’Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Maison Internationale des Langues et des Cultures (MILC), 35 rue Raulin, Lyon, 69007 France.

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