The journal published three types of articles

1.) Original research articles

The journal publishes stand-alone articles on all aspects of contemporary French politics based on original pieces of research.

The journal particularly welcomes comparative papers where France is one of the countries included in the analysis. This includes large-n comparative studies. The journal also welcomes submissions in the area of international relations where France is included the analysis. The journal also welcomes articles in the area of political theory or political philosophy where there is a French component to the analysis. The journal also publishes papers on politics in Francophone countries and regions, including Quebec.

Original research Articles should normally be between 8,000-10,000 words in length. Exceptionally, longer papers will be accepted. All original research articles are sent for external peer review to at least two reviewers.


Special issues

The journal publishes special issues. Normally, these comprise up to five original research articles. The journal will also publish smaller symposia, which normally comprise two or three original research articles.

In the first instance, the editor of the proposed special issue or symposium should submit a proposal for the special issue to the journal Editor, Robert Elgie. This proposal will be sent for external review. If the proposal is accepted, then the special issue or symposium is accepted in principle.

All papers in the proposed special issue or symposium are externally reviewed in the normal way. Authors may be required to revise and resubmit their paper for further external review and their paper may be rejected for publication.

Submitting the article or proposed special issue

All submissions should be made by e-mail to the journal Editor, Robert Elgie, or to the general journal account (french-politics@dcu.ie). At submission authors should confirm that their article is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

 

2.) Data, Methods, and Measures articles

 The journal publishes articles on Data, Methods, and Measures relating to all aspects of contemporary French politics.

The journal welcomes data-led articles that provide an original contribution to research but that are smaller in length than standard original research articles.

In addition, the journal welcomes other types of Data, Methods, and Measures Articles. These might include papers that focus on the application of particular research methods; the presentation of new data sets, including information about the sources of funding and the challenges involved in the data collection; description of fieldwork, such as elite interviewing, and the particular challenges involved; and data about academic publishing trends. There should be at least some French component to the material, but comparative papers are strongly encouraged.

The journal does not publish short, descriptive reviews of elections in France. However, the journal welcomes short articles that present data about particular aspects of the election, including studies of specific aspects of voting behaviour.

Data, Methods, and Measures Articles should normally be between 4,000-8,000 words in length. Exceptionally, longer papers will be accepted.

Submissions can be made directly to the journal Editor, Robert Elgie

 

3.) Review articles

 The journal publishes Review Articles on all aspects of contemporary French politics.

The journal welcomes Review Articles that focus on one or more recent publications. Authors are encouraged to place the publication in its broader intellectual context, identifying its specific contribution and how it relates to existing literature. The journal will publish Review Articles of publications that include France as part of a comparative study, as well as publications in the area of international relations and political theory or political philosophy where there is a French component to the analysis.

In addition, the journal welcomes other types of Review Articles. These might include in-depth reviews of ‘classic’ publications, identifying their influence and their continued intellectual relevance; personal reminiscences on the development and current state of the profession; general ‘state-of-the-art’ review essays on particular topics in the discipline; resumés by authors of their upcoming book; as well as more speculative agenda-setting think-pieces.

Review Articles should normally be between 4,000-8,000 words in length. Exceptionally, longer papers will be accepted. The journal does not publish short book reviews.

Submissions can be made directly to the Review Editor, Emiliano Grossman.