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Founded in 1921 by Charles Gide and Bernard Lavergne, Recma is today one of the oldest peer-reviewed journals dedicated to works on cooperation and the social economy.
Recma is published quarterly (January, May, August, and October). Recma publishes new studies and research in history, sociology, geography, economics, law, management, philosophy..., focusing on the social economy (cooperatives, mutuals, nonprofits, and their foundations), in France, Europe, and other parts of the world.
The main criteria for publication are the article’s scientific quality, originality, novelty of perspective on the social economy, and its contribution to the debate between the sector’s researchers and practitioners. Articles are subjected to anonymous peer review but should be accessible to a non-specialist audience (acronyms spelled out, relevant background information provided, etc.). Authors can send their proposals to the journal's address:
After an initial reading by the Editors, articles are sent simultaneously and anonymously to at least two referees, one of whom is not a member of the Editorial Board. Publication depends on their decision and any required revisions.
However, the process can take a year or more depending on the editorial schedule and the email exchanges between the referees and the author. The author is kept informed regularly.

Editorial Board

Publication director : Jean-Louis Bancel

Chief Editor: Maryline Filippi (Bordeaux Sciences Agro and INRAE)

Editorial Board: Michel Abhervé (Univ Marne-la-Vallée), Nicole Alix (Coop des communs), Amélie Artis (Sciences Po Grenoble), Eric Bidet (Univ du Mans), Marie J. Bouchard (Univ. du Québec), Gilles Caire (Univ Poitiers), Chantal Chomel , François Doligez (Univ Rennes I), Jean Paul Domin (Univ. de Reims), Timothée Duverger (Sciences Po Bordeaux), Michel Dreyfus (CNRS), Maryline Filippi (Bordeaux Sciences Agro et INRAE), Hagen Henrÿ (Univ. Helsinki), Arnaud Lacan (Kedge Business School), Françoise Ledos, René Mauget (ESSEC), Henry Noguès (Univ Nantes), Marion Pouzoulet (ESS Forum international), Nadine Richez-Battesti (Univ Aix Marseille), Patricia Toucas-Truyen (CHS XXe siècle-Paris I), Audrey Terlynck (LaCoopération Agricole)

Foreign university correspondents: Jose Martin Bageneta (Argentine), Amina Becheur (Tunisie), Nazik Beishenaly (Kirghizistan et Asie centrale), Asmae Diani (Maroc), Bernard Enjolras (Norvège), Ingrid Hanon (Amérique latine), Bernard Hounmenou (Bénin), Simeon Karafolas (Grèce), Akira Kurimoto (Japon), Boris Marañon (Mexique), Juan Pablo Marti (Colombie), Martin Petitclerc (Canada), Roger Spear (Grande-Bretagne), Mirta Vuotto (Argentine), Mohammed Zorelli (Algérie)

Instructions to Authors

Articles should be between 35,000 and 40,000 characters (including spaces). This includes an abstract in French of about ten lines, footnotes, and a bibliography. Up to four levels of headings are allowed as well as sidebars.
Submissions should be sent to the Editors by email ( in Word or Open Office (not as a pdf). If there are any images (graphics, tables, charts imported from a spreadsheet, etc.), please include the source files (png, jpg, Excel, etc.).

Footnotes and bibliography:
- Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and not consist of bibliographical references.
- Any references cited in the text [e.g. (Poisson, 1931)] must appear in the bibliography as follows:
Books: Poisson E., 1931, Un plan de développement pour le mouvement coopératif, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France.
Articles: Blanc J., 2009, Contraintes et choix organisationnels dans les dispositifs de monnaies sociales, Annales de l’économie publique, sociale et coopérative, vol. 80(4), p.547-577.
- Any formal presentation of the methodology should be in an appendix.

Sending copies
At publication, one copie of the journal is sent to the author. Remember to provide your postal address.


Code of conduct

Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including RECMA, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 1626-1682
Online ISSN : 2261-2599
Publisher : Association Recma

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