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Founded in 1945, the Journal de la Société des Océanistes is backed by the UMR Lacito Langues et Civilisations à Traditions Orales of the CNRS. The Société des Océanistes is headquartered at the Musée du Quai Branly). JSO publishes two issues per year with the cooperation of the CNRS and the Centre national du livre.

The Journal de la Société des Océanistes (JSO), which has existed since the 1950s, is tasked with publishing any scientific paper related to Oceania (in the broadest sense of the term) and more specifically those related to the past and present situations of the populations of these islands.

The Journal de la Société des Océanistes (JSO) is the only European journal dealing with Oceania. The aim of this multidisciplinary journal is to publish any scientific paper on Oceania relating to past and present populations. The topic of the issues are selected by an editorial committee based on current scientific trends and may be focused on a region and address archeological, historical, political and anthropological issues. Tributes to researchers and book reviews are also provided.

This is a primarily French-language journal, but it regularly publishes one fourth of its papers in English, which becomes increasingly more proportionate depending on the topical matter. 36% of our authors come from abroad.

Editorial Board

Editorial Committee: Gilles Bounoure, Sophie Chave-Dartoen, Isabelle Leblic (Editor in Chief, and Maia Ponsonnet.


Société des Océanistes

Musée du quai Branly

222 rue de L'université

75343 Paris cedex 7


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Code of ethics

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Other information

Print ISSN : 0300-953X
Online ISSN : 1760-7256
Publisher : Société des océanistes

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