Please find below information for those who contribute to our journal.
Permission to reproduce and/or translate material from the journal must be obtained in writing from our publisher, Taylor & Francis.
For comments or questions, please contact CF&FS:Sites at the University of Connecticut.
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies/Sites is published five times per year, with four issues devoted to particular themes, and a fifth issue, "The Open Issue" welcoming non-thematic contributions. For the four thematic issues, we are unfortunately unable to accept articles not relevant to the selected themes for immediate publication. Also, we do not typically publish book/film reviews. However, we welcome articles relevant to the current theme that take an innovative or controversial approach, or contributions for "The Open Issue". Interdisciplinary work is also strongly encouraged as are submissions of photography and fiction/poetry.
In order to be considered for publication in one of our issues, your one page proposal (see guidelines below) must be received by the deadline stated in the call for papers. Click here for upcoming themes and calls for papers. Once all proposals have been considered by the editors, you will be notified of their final decision and of the deadline for completed texts.
Please consider the following guidelines:
N.B. Articles that do not conform to the guidelines states below will be sent to the author for correction.
§ Length of the article: maximum length of 3700 words, including all notes, works cited entries, as well as a biography and the following two items, which are required of all contributors: an abstract (up to 200 words) and 6 key words, both written in English. Texts that run significantly over the prescribed length are subject to cuts at the discretion of the editors.
§ Illustrations: will count toward your word limit. As a general rule of thumb assume that one printed page of illustrations/tables is equivalent to 420 words. N.B. It is your responsibility to secure proper permissions for any photographs or illustrations you wish to use in your article. We cannot publish photos or figures for which we do not have express permission to re-print.
§ Formatting of article text: Times New Roman 12, double spaced, 1" margins. Cited material must be referenced using MLA style parenthetical references. Ex. "Citation" (Smith 1). Any notes you wish to include must be end notes (NO footnotes) and should be simply an extension of the text. No bibliographic or citation information should appear in the end notes.
§ Works Cited: all works cited must appear in the works cited section at the end of the article and must be in proper MLA format. For an MLA Style Works Cited format overview, please click here.
§ Biography/bibliography: please submit a short (3-5 line) biography/bibliography in English to accompany your article. This paragraph should include current teaching/research interests, past publications, forthcoming publications, and any other pertinent information about you as the author.
After you submit your accepted article, our editorial staff will format the text to comply with publisher guidelines, proofread for any errors, and make any cuts if necessary. If any questions arise during this process we will contact you via e-mail for clarification. The majority of changes to be made should be made at this stage of the process. Then, once all the manuscripts are prepared, the issue will be sent to our publishing house for typesetting. A few weeks later we will receive electronic proofs, which we will then send to each individual author (see proof correction guidelines below).
After receipt of your article, we will send you via e-mail two copyright agreement forms which you will then need to read, print, sign, and fax back to us. We assume that all submitted material has not been previously published in any form. Future re-prints will require written authorization from Taylor & Francis. Here is a copy of the copyright agreement forms you will have to fill out: Copyright document & License document.
You will receive the proofs of your article in PDF format as well as a proof correction symbol sheet. In order to access the proofs and the symbol sheet you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You must then read through your article, correct any errors using the proof correction symbols, and then either e-mail us your changes (if they are few and relatively simple) or fax us a copy of your corrected proofs (for more extensive changes). Please note that at this stage only minor changes (spelling errors, typographical mistakes, punctuation, single word substitutions) are allowed. The e-mail you receive with the PDF attachments will give detailed instructions and guidelines as well as the proof correction deadline for the particular issue in which you are contributing. In general, corrections are due no later than one week after the sending of the proofs.
Approximately 1-2 months after the printing of the issue, you will receive one complimentary copy of the issue to which you contributed. These are sent directly from the publisher but, if you do not receive your copy within the time stated, please let us know so that we may inquire on your behalf. Unfortunately, we are not able to send complimentary copies of each issue of the special volume to all contributors but reduced-price copies are available from Taylor and Francis.