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Submission of Articles to French Studies

Articles to be considered for publication should be submitted to the French Studies online submission website. Authors will need to register on the site the first time they use it. Should you have any queries about online submission, please contact Paula Potter at email

Articles should not as a rule exceed 6000-8000 words in length, including notes.
Authors should ensure that their main document is fully anonymized, for peer review purposes. Authors are also required to submit a title-page that contains their full contact details and affiliations. Please note that the source files (.doc or .docx) should be submitted rather than a .pdf file.
Before sending your article to us, please apply carefully the style and presentation indicated in our Style Notes for Articles otherwise it may be returned with a request for you to do so before we can consider it. Our house style is MHRA style, the full version of which can downloaded by clicking here.
You are requested to ensure that the text submitted is clear, correct, and definitive; authors’ changes may not as a rule be made at proof stage.

Book reviews are commissioned by the Editors. Reviewers are asked to prepare their piece in accordance with our Style Notes for Reviews and to submit it as an email attachment.

Authors may also wish to propose an état présent, an essay of 3000-4500 words providing an overview of research and publication on a given topic and highlighting in particular the most important recent developments in the field. This is subject to the usual process of peer review and authors should contact the General Editor, Tim Unwin at t.a.unwin@bristol.ac.uk in the first instance, before submitting an état présent.

We welcome proposals for guest-edited special issues of the journal, devoted to a particular topic or author. Please send proposals to the General Editor at t.a.unwin@bristol.ac.uk. When preparing and submitting such a proposal, please follow ourvdetailed guidelines. Special Issues Guidelines

Authors of shorter articles (1200 words or less) may wish to consider submitting them to a sister publication, French Studies Bulletin: A Quarterly Supplement. Submissions should be sent (as soon as possible where topicality is of the essence) to Dr James Simpson, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Glasgow, Hetherington Building, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RS , UK email

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