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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The submitted manuscripts must not exceed 10 pages.

Allowed font sizes are: 11pt for the title, bold, 11pt for the main text, 1,25pt for indented inline elements, footnotes, and references. The submitted document should use A4 paper size, with all margins set to 2 cm (top and bottom), 2, 5 cm (right, left) and single spacing.

Title, Name and surname: italic, align right, TNR, 11

Affiliation: italic, center, TNR 11, followed by one line

Abstracts: TNR 11, italic, 200 words in length, in French

Key words: no more than 5, TNR 11, italic, in French, followed by one line.

To avoid further difficulties, please keep the text formatting to a minimum:

  • Do not use the TAB taste for a new paragraph or a new idea;
  • Do not use the Underline function in the computer toolbar;
  • Do not use bold function, if necessary; exception: chapters and subchapters titles;
  • Use italic function to highlight words, titles, notes;
  • Short quotations (no more than 4 lines) will be included in the text.
  • For quotations: font size 10, indentation left / right 1 cm
  • References will be included in the text, between brackets as follow: [Ricoeur, 2000: 69] and they will be mentioned in the bibliographical references at the end of the article
  • Notes: TNR, 9,5. Do not use automatic writing!

Examples of notes:

Paul Ricœur, La mémoire, l’histoire, l’oubli, Paris, Seuil, 2000, p. 82-83.


Philippe Solal, « L’exil de soi ou le commencement de l’humain », Eidôlon, n90, 2011, « L’exil et la différence »,  textes réunis par Danièle Sabbah, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, p. 123.


Karin Bauer, « Patterns of Consciousness and Cycles of Self-destruction. Nation, Ethnicity and Gender in Herta Müller’s Prose », in Patricia Herminghouse, Magda Mueller (éds.), Gender and Germanness: Cultural Productions of Nation (Modern German Studies – A Series of the German Studies Association, Vol. 4), Berghahn Books, Providence-Oxford, 1997, p. 272.

Bibliographical references:  in alphabetical order, TNR 11.

Examples of bibliographical references:

Ricœur, Paul, Soi-même comme un autre, Seuil, Paris, 1990.


Starobinski, Jean, « Le style de l’autobiographie », Poétique, no 3, 1970, p. 255-265.


Cooper, Thomas, « Herta Müller: Between Myths of Belonging », in John Neubauer & Borbála Zsuzsanna Török (éds.), The Exile and Return of Writers from East-Central Europe: A Compendium, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2009, p. 475-496.

The electronic version of the manuscript should be doc or docx.

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