Essays in French Literature and Culture

A peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the French Programme at the University of Western Australia ISSN No. 1835-7040

Submissions – Guidelines for Contributors

Authors should submit a 300 words proposal (proposition). After their proposal has been accepted, full articles should be submitted duly formatted as a Word file, accompanied by a Copyright Declaration.

Submissions are then assessed by two experts (double-blind review), and, once accepted, by the Managing Editor as the final step of the review process.

  1. Style

There should be no special formatting, and no headers or footers.

Double-spacing in justified paragraphs should be used throughout, except for long quotations which should be indented and single-spaced.

2. Length

Articles should not exceed 5,000 words, including notes.

At the time of submission, please provide:

  • A title of 10 words maximum in both English and French
  • An abstract of 70 words maximum in English and a Résumé in French of 70 words maximum,
  • an author’s Bio-bibliography of 100 words maximum
  • six Keywords (mots-clés) in the language of the article

3. Works Cited

Full details of Works Cited /Ouvrages cités should be included in a list that will appear at the end of the article. Wherever items in the Works Cited list are referred to, brief details may be given in brackets in the main text of the article, ie. (Deleuze, 2002, 54). Publications should be referenced from the latest to the earliest works for each author. Below are some examples of the preferred referencing style:

Bruckner, P., Le mariage d’amour a-t-il échoué? (Paris: Grasset, 2010).

—, Le Sanglot de l’homme blanc (Paris: Seuil, 1983).

Freadman, A., “Poeta (1st decl., n., fem.)”, Australian Journal of French Studies 16 (1979), 102–34.

Nettelbeck, C., “Getting the Story Right: Narratives of World War II in Post-68 France”, in Collaboration in France: Politics and Culture dur- ing the Nazi Occupation 1940–1944, ed. G. Hirschfeld and P. Marsh (Oxford: Berg, 1989), 252–93.

Béal, J. (ed.), Les Poètes de la Grande Guerre (Paris: Le Cherche midi, 1992).

4. Endnotes

Endnotes should be used instead of footnotes, and contributors are requested to minimize the use of terms such as ibid. or idem. Do not use op. cit. Do not use the separator bar.

5. Quotations

Quotations of less than three lines should be enclosed within double inverted commas “ ”. Quotations of more than three lines should start on a new line and be indented but not enclosed within inverted commas. There should be a single blank line before and after the quotation paragraph, and no first line indent after the quotation. Only indent a new paragraph. Reference to an item in the Works Cited should be included parenthetically at the end of the quotation.

6. Other

Dates and Numerals Dates should take the form “12 August 1933”, rather than “August 12th, 1933”. Ordinal numerals up to 100 should be typed in words, e.g. “seventeenth century” not “17th century.

English Spelling Spelling should follow that of the Oxford English Dictionary or the Macquarie. For example, use ‘centre’ rather than ‘center’, ‘labour’ rather than ‘labor’, ‘pre-war’ and ‘post-war’ rather than ‘prewar’, ‘postwar’, etc. However please use ‘ize’ spellings as opposed to ‘ise’ for words such as ‘organized’ and ‘emphasize’.

No space before punctuation (including ? or ! etc.), no double space after any punctuation signs.

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