RFEA Publishing Guidelines
For articles written in French, go to Guide de rédaction
Manuscript should be no longer than 30,000 signs (spaces included).
Depending on the subject, please send them to one of the two editors-in-chief:
- Anne Stefani for the manuscripts in history, social sciences, and cinema,
- Anne-Laure Tissut for manuscripts in literature, the arts, and esthetics.
On the first page of your manuscript, please be sure to indicate the title, your first and last names, followed by a short list of key words (6-8) and an abstract (500 signs maximum).
I – PRESENTATION
Prepare your manuscript in Times Roman (size 12) with 1½ line spacing
Do not leave a blank line between paragraphs. Leave a blank line before a sub-title, not after
II - LIST OF SOURCES
Your list of sources, to be placed at the end of the manuscript, should be named “Works Cited”.
This list may be divided into various categories, for example “Primary Sources” followed by “Secondary Sources”.
Please format your Works Cited based on the following examples:
BRADBURY, Malcolm & Howard TEMPERLEY, eds. Introduction to American Studies. London: Longman, 1981. 86-103.
BUELL, Lawrence. “Moby Dick as Sacred Text.” New Essays on Moby Dick. Richard H. Brodhead, eds. Cambridge : Cambridge UP, 1986. 53-72.
JEHLEN, Myra. “The Novel and the Middle Class in America.” Ideology and Classic American Literature. Ed. Sacvan Bercovitch & Myra Jehlen. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1986. 125-144.
MELVILLE, Herman. Moby Dick. Harrison Hayford & Hershel Parker, ed. New York: Norton, 1967.
OTERO, Lydia R. La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2010.
WALKER, Kyle & Helga LEITNER. “The Variegated Landscape of Local Immigration Policies in the United States.” Urban Geography 2.32 (2011): 156–178.
- Type each entry using single spaces. Leave a blank line after each entry
- Authors’ last name: use small capitals and bold characters. Type the last name, followed by the first name for the first author; reverse this order for all other authors
- Mention only one place name. Except for commonly used place names (New York, Oxford, London), add the state, using the postal code abbreviation (MA, TX, TN, etc.) for US cities
- Simplify the publisher’s name whenever possible (Oxford UP, Cambridge UP, Harvard UP)
- Page numbers: no space before and / or after the hyphen; do not use “p.” for “page”, use this instead: (413-436)
- When using internet sources, please provide the URL and, in parentheses, the date when you accessed the document, placing this at the end of the entry.
III – BODY OF THE MANUSCRIPT
Make sure that all proper nouns, place names, quotes and references have been checked carefully.
• References in the body of the manuscript
Indicate the references directly in your text, in parentheses; the full reference will be indicated in the Works Cited at the end of the manuscript. When a text is quoted, always indicate the page number(s), unless none is (are) available (n.p.)
-If your manuscript refers to the specific work of an author:
...” (Melville 116) (author and page number)
…” (Melville, MD 116)
…” (Fronstin, 2005)
…” (Gordon 1996, 223-228)
Please do not place notes at the end of your paper, use footnotes instead. Do not add too many footnotes, which are meant to provide additional information or to refer to additional publications not mentioned in the text.
In the case of internet references that are not indicated in the list of “Works Cited” at the end of your manuscript, mention the author’s name if available, the title of the article, report, blog, etc., the URL and the date when you accessed it.
• Footnote references
Superscript number, no parentheses
Please avoid footnote references in the middle of a sentence if possible
In English, the footnote reference comes after the punctuation at the end of a sentence: “…the condition of women.”1
Short quotes are included in the text (“….”) but if your quote exceeds 4 lines, indent it, type it using single line spacing, and do not place it in quotation marks. After the quote, continue your text by typing the next line on the left margin if your text logically follows the citation. If you are starting a new argument, indent the next line.
Place commas and periods before the second quotation mark, not semi-colons (;) and colons (:).
If you have a secondary quote within a longer one, use single quotation marks: “…. ‘…’ ….”. If you need to cut a quote, do so by using brackets (… […]….).
Use italics for titles of books, journals and newspapers, as well as for films and television programs, names of ships, foreign words, and exceptionally, for words you wish to accentuate.
Do not add periods between the various letters of acronyms or abbreviations (for example, use NAACP, FBI, MLA, MIT…)