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Modalités de soumission

1. Non-thematic issues

The journal sends out a call for papers twice a year, in June and December, for non-thematic issues. It accepts articles at any time.

Articles and proposals should be sent by e-mail to : with the following indication: Discours – submission.

Submission format

For an initial submission, authors are requested to submit an anonymous version of their manuscript, a .doc(x) (Word) or .odt (LibreOffice) version is strongly recommanded, a PDF version is also possible.

After acceptance a .doc(x) (Word) or .odt (LibreOffice) version will be requested in accordance with the format specified in the Instructions to authors (link) and the stylesheet which can be downloaded from the journal Internet site (link). (Please note that for the revised version, figures and tables should be submitted separately).

Articles may be written in French, English or in bilingual form. They must comply with the journal's standards, as set out in the ‘instructions for authors’ section. Articles must include an abstract of 1500 characters (including spaces) in English and if French (if possible), together with 5 to 8 key words. Where appropriate, the authors should indicate the linguistic markers and/or languages studied which will be indexed separately. Articles should not usually exceed 60000 characters (punctuation and spaces included).

Whatever the language used, the formal quality of the article must be faultless. It is recommended that non-Francophone authors writing in French and non-Anglophone authors writing in English have their articles reread by native speakers before submission. The journal cannot be responsible for bringing an article up to the required standard of French or English.

To produce an anonymous PDF file: modify the properties of the original document in the word processing programme, and delete the author's name before producing the PDF. For the most frequently used word processing programmes, the steps are as follows:

  • Open Office Writer : File menu > Properties; beneath the General tab, untick the "Use identity data" box and then "Reset" to delete the previous data.

  • Word 2010 : File menu > Unroll the Properties menu > Select Advanced Properties; beneath the Summary tab, delete the author name associated with the current document.


The articles are assessed by at least two referees, who reach one of the following decisions: accept, reject or request minor or major modifications.


For publication in the June issue, authors are requested to send their complete articles (formatted according to the stylesheet) by December 15th; for the December issue, they should be sent in by June 15th.

These publications dates are not necessarily definitive. The journal reserves the right to decide on the precise date of publication, depending on its own sheduling constraints (maximum number of articles for a particular issue, reviewing deadlines etc.).

2. Thematic issues

The journal accepts proposals concerning the subject of thematic issues at any time. After acceptance of the project by a reviewing committee, the journal establishes a timetable and a publication date in conjunction with the coordinator. The entire realisation of the issue is the responsibility of the coordinator, who must widely disseminate a call for papers, consisting of a text setting out the issue raised, and the scope and scientific expectations of his or her project. The whole issue is finally submitted to the usual process of assessment by members of the scientific committee or external referees. The coordinator undertakes to propose texts in the format stipulated by the journal (see submission format for non-thematic issues).

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