Note to Authors


Critique internationale publishes original articles – meaning previously unpublished articles and articles that have not been simultaneously submitted to another journal – that contribute to analyses of international relations and the political, economic, and social dynamics at work in countries other than France. It comprises three sections: the first, called, “Thema,” brings together articles on a unifying theme, considered from different areas of study and/or different angles. The second, entitled, “Varia,” is a general heading which provides research articles (theoretical reflections, the current state of research overviews in a given area, interviews, etc.) and articles that shed light on salient aspects of international current events (“Focus”). The “Lectures” section includes two types of contributions: f a state of knowledge update on a given theme (through a review of the existing literature), or of an author whose work is or has been particularly influential, on the one hand; and, on the other, book reviews in the social sciences likely to influence contemporary discussion.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically, as an email attachment and in Word format, to Catherine Burucoa, the editorial manager (

Authors must ensure their manuscript is anonymous prior to submission by removing all self-identification information and references within the text and footnotes.

The themes of upcoming issues are announced on the CERI website (/ceri/en/critique).

The editorial staff welcomes suggestions for its thematic section.



- Thema: no more than 60,000 characters (spaces and footnotes included).

- Varia: no more than 60,000 characters (spaces and footnotes included). Short manuscripts, “Focus” (30,000 characters), are welcome and are likely to be published more quickly than longer manuscripts, especially if they deal with current events put into perspective.

- Lectures: no more than 10,000 characters for book reviews; no more than 20,000 characters for surveys (spaces and footnotes included).


Bibliographic references should be integrated in the footnotes and presented as follows:


- For a book: First name Last name, title, city, publisher, year, page number to which the citation refers. For subsequent references to the same source: First initial, Last name, complete title, op. cit., page number to which the citation refers.

- For a contribution to a collective work: First name Last name, “title of the contribution”, in First name(s) Last name(s) of the author(s) of the work (ed.), title of the work, city, publisher, year, page number to which the citation refers. For subsequent references to the same source: First initial Last name, “full title of the contribution”, city, page.

- For an article: First name Last name, “title of the article”, journal name, volume (issue), date, specific pages the citation refers to. For subsequent references to the same source: First initial(s) Last name, “full article title”, art. cit., page.

At the initiative of the authors, annex documents (statistical tables, interview transcripts, image-based materials, excerpts of literary works, bibliographies, references to other websites, etc.) may be published online. The publication of this complementary information is always mentioned in the paper version of the journal, and can be accessed at no cost on the CERI website (/ceri/en/critique).



The journal accepts articles in English, Spanish, Russian, and German and provides authors with a manuscript evaluation in their original language.

The editors reserve the right to refuse articles that do not correspond to the journal’s editorial agenda. Evaluation reports are not provided in the case of a refusal.

The selected manuscripts are anonymous and are the subject of two anonymously written evaluation reports, which are transmitted to the author. The editorial committee makes one of the following decisions based on these reports: a) immediate acceptance; b) refusal; c) request to revise and resubmit. In the third case, the editorial committee makes a definitive decision, either positive or negative, based on whether the author has addressed the reviewers’ comments.

Once accepted, the manuscript will be subject to editing in consultation with the author.

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