Instructions for authors
Founded in 1990 by Gabriel Dupuy, Flux provides original scientific contributions in the field of networks: public transportation, road networks, water supply and sanitation, energy, telecommunications, etc. The increasing presence of these technical macrosystems in economic and social life disrupts the organization of space, local power, and the use of technology.
Flux is particularly interested in the ways in which networks are designed, regulated, and operated, as well as their relationships with the areas they serve. In this regard, Flux is one of the rare French-language academic publications related to the field of planning. The texts published in Flux highlight features that are specific to and shared by networks: long-term studies on the development of infrastructures and related services, international comparisons, methods of analyzing network functionality, formalizing ideas specific to regulating network industries, etc. The journal thus accepts papers that are focused not only on physical networks but also on the “networking” of organizations and institutions.
Contributions are requested from geographers, urban planners, sociologists, economists, political scientists, and historians, in order to offer improved understanding of contemporary changes in regions and societies.
Flux offers scientific papers, research reports and survey reviews, interviews, features, and bibliographies (reviews, selected titles, and journal reviews). Special reports provide reviews of scientific work conducted on the most relevant and timely topics.
The papers received will be read by two members of the editorial Board and of the scientific Committee for evaluation and critical commentary. The readers may eventually request modifications or complementary information from the author. Evaluation criteria will take into consideration the pertinence of the text with respect to “network” questions, scientific originality and exac titude, and readability.
Because of the disciplinary and linguistic diversity of the readers of Flux, clarity is of the utmost importance. Authors should try as much as possible to simplify vocabulary, to clearly define all technical terms, and to explain acronyms, signs and abbreviations (complete spelling should be indicated the first time such terms are utilized). Theoretical references are to be given in detail, and placed into the context of “network” questions.
Indexing: London School of Economics and Political Science (IBSS database) ; Urbadoc databases.
This journal is published in cooperation with the Institut des Sciences Humaines and Sociales of the CNRS.
Publication Director: Jean-Marc OFFNER
Scientific Committee Director: Gabriel DUPUY
Editors in Chief: Jean-Baptiste BAHERS, Hélène NESSI, Arnaud PASSALACQUA
Editor: Aurélie BUR firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean-Baptiste BAHERS (EME RENNES, UMR ESO)
Rémi de BERCEGOL (PRODIG, CNRS)
Denis BOCQUET (ENSA STRASBOURG, LABORATOIRE AMUP)
Kévin CAILLAUD (INRAE - ETBX)
Éric CHARMES (Evs-RIVES - ENTPE)
Olivier COUTARD (LATTS - CNRS)
Laetitia DABLANC (IFSTTAR, UNIV. GUSTAVE EIFFEL)
Henri DESBOIS (GECKO/RST - UNIVERSITÉ PARIS OUEST NANTERRE LA DÉFENSE)
Xavier DESJARDINS (UNIVERSITÉ PARIS-SORBONNE, LABORATOIRE ENEC)
Mathieu DURAND (ESO - UNIVERSITÉ DU MAINE)
Jihad FARAH (UNIVERSITE LIBANAISE DE BEYROUTH, UNITE DE RECHERCHE CERDA)
Daniel FLORENTIN (ISIGE, MINES PARISTECH, PSL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY)
Caroline GALLEZ (LVMT-IFSTTAR - UNIV. GUSTAVE EIFFEL)
Bernard de GOUVELLO (CSTB-LEESU, UNIV. GUSTAVE EIFFEL)
Pascal GRISET (PARIS IV, ISCC)
Carine HENRIOT (SORBONNE UNIVERSITÉS, UTC, Avenues)
Sylvy JAGLIN (Latts - UNIVERSITÉ GUSTAVE EIFFEL)
Fanny LOPEZ (Éav&t de MARNE-LA-VALLÉE, LIAT, Ensa PARIS MALAQUAIS)
Anne MARCHAIS-ROUBELAT (CNAM, LIRSA)
Juliette MAULAT (UMR GÉOGRAPHIE-CITÉS, UNIVERSITÉ PARIS 1)
Luisa MORETTO (FACULTE D'ARCHITECTURE DE L'UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES) Hélène NESSI (LAVUE, UNIVERSITÉ PARIS NANTERRE)
Jean-Marc OFFNER (A’URBA BORDEAUX)
Arnaud PASSALACQUA (LAB'URBA, UNIV. PARIS-EST CRETEIL)
Francesca PILO (UTRECHT UNIVERSITY, PAYS-BAS)
Géraldine PFLIEGER (IEPI, UNIVERSITÉ DE LAUSANNE)
Jonathan RUTHERFORD (LATTS - ÉCOLE DES PONTS PARISTECH)
Valérie SCHAFER (ISCC, CNRS/PARIS-SORBONNE, UPMC)
Benjamin THIERRY (IRICE - UNIVERSITÉ PARIS-SORBONNE)
Éric VERDEIL (CNRS)
Pierre ZEMBRI (LVMT - UNIVERSITÉ GUSTAVE EIFFEL)
Nicolas CURIEN (CNAM)
Pierre-Henri DERYCKE (Paris X)
Gabriel DUPUY (Paris I)
Guy GILBERT (Paris I)
André GUILLERME (CNAM)
Armand HATCHUEL (École des Mines)
Jacques MATHE (Université de Poitiers)
Denise PUMAIN (Paris I)
Claude RAFFESTIN (Université de Genève)
Joel A. TARR (Carnegie Mellon University)
Pierre VELTZ (École des Ponts Paristech)
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The journal is included in the Urbadoc and London School of Economics and Political Science (IBBS) databases.
Manuscript submission guidelines
- The journal Flux publishes articles in French and in English.
- Only previously unpublished articles will be considered for publication. However, articles that were previously published in a language other than French in a non-French journal with national readership may be submitted for publication in French. Articles written in languages other than French may be submitted for review. Manuscripts submitted to Flux should not already be under review or in the process of submission to other journals. Authors undertake not to submit their manuscript elsewhere for a period of three months from date of reception by Flux.
- Articles should be a maximum of 8.500 words in length. They should be submitted electronically (.doc, .docx) to the journal: email@example.com (see detailed editorial instructions below).
- Following publication, authors will receive the URL address enabling them to download their article for free from the Cairn platform.
- All manuscripts are subject to Flux’s single-blind peer reviewing process where the identity of the reviewers is concealed from authors, but authors’ identities are known to reviewers. This choice is based on the idea of guaranteeing the free expression of critical views, while giving reviewers full information on authors, so that reviews can best help to improve the quality of manuscripts, notably for early career scholars who expect constructive and considered feedback. A double blind process cannot guarantee total anonymity of authors and reviewers who are often easy to identify, especially in the disciplines covered by the journal.
- Before publication the journal requires authors to sign a publishing agreement assigning exclusive copyright on contributions for a limited period.
- In submitting an article to Flux, authors confirm that the manuscript content is original and unpublished. If the article contains extracts of text or images from previously published work, authors are responsible for sending to the journal any permissions from copyright holders that may be required for publication of the article.
- In submitting an article to Flux, authors also confirm that the manuscript does not contain any material that may infringe any laws and that is likely to engage the responsibility of the journal. Authors allocate to the journal the full enjoyment of the rights assigned against any disturbances, any claims and evictions.
- Declaration of conflicts of interest, ethics: authors should declare in the manuscript any financial conflict of interest or other material conflict of interest which could be interpreted as influencing the results or the interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support should be mentioned in the acknowledgments section. The journal asks authors to respect ethical values in terms of the originality of the manuscript, citation of sources and of collected materials.
Editorial and archiving policy
The opinions expressed in articles published in Flux are the sole responsibility of their authors.
Permission to reproduce articles and/or images published in Flux must be requested in writing from the editorial office.
The journal authorises authors to deposit in an open archive (a permanent platform, and consultable by all without prior registration) the final version of the manuscript accepted for publication in accordance with the 2016 French Law for a Digital Republic [from 12 months after the date of first publication].
The journal asks authors to apply the CC [BY NC] license, in accordance with its own open access distribution policy.
One year after publication, articles are freely available on Cairn (https://www.cairn.info/revue-flux.htm) and on Persée for all articles published prior to 2001 (https://www.persee.fr/collection/flux).
Code of ethics
Publisher : Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée