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La Revue française de socio-économie is a generalist academic journal. It focuses on economics and economic practices, which it examines through the various fields of social-science research: sociology, anthropology, history, management, and institutional economics.

The RFSE is first an academic journal with evaluation criterion which conform to the demands of academism.

In terms of content, it is a generalist journal. It focuses on economics and economic practices, and analyses them by drawing on the various fields of social-science research: sociology, anthropology, history, management, and institutional economics. The RFSE thus provides a permanent research setting for the development of the scientific identity of socio-economics.

The disciplines that sustain the journal all share the same socio-historic understanding of their subject matter. Thanks to the spread of market capitalism, economics has become partly “disembedded” from the social world, and economic practices and institutions have gradually become differentiated and autonomous, each ruled by a specific nomos. Modern economics has thus developed into an authentic subsystem of society, an order of practices and homogeneous social institutions that are relatively independent of the domestic, religious and political orders. It is this subsystem that the new science of political economics—soon to become “economic science”—sets out to study, constructing theories and methodologies of its own.

In practice, however, an economy remains embedded in a social and political environment that still reinforces and regulates it. The economy is not the entirety of a society, as the proponents of “economic imperialism” claim; moreover, economic matters are not solely economic. To deny this would be to endorse capitalism’s liberal fiction and its myth of the self-regulating market.

Today, this position is shared by a group of researchers who, through their scientific output, offer alternative theories for the study of economic practices and institutions. These alternatives differ and each is internally consistent. We propose neither synthesis nor syncretism. In short, we simply offer, under the generic term “socioeconomics,” support for all scientific efforts that refuse to separate economic phenomena from their social and political environments.

It is because it is cross-disciplinary, open, generalist, and broad that the RFSE’s editorial project has a meaning and a distinctive space. It embraces a cross-disciplinary approach which it develops using logic that consciously situates itself at the intersection of economics and the social sciences.

Editorial Board

Publication Director: Fabien Eloire

Co-Director: Anne Fretel

Editorial Committee:
Stéphanie Barral, Philippe Batifoulier, Marlène Benquet, Isabelle Bruno, Didier Cazal, Frédéric Chavy, Ilona Delouette, François-Xavier Devetter, Hélène Ducourant, Fabien Eloire, Anne Fretel, Benoît Lallau, Benjamin Lemoine, Igor Martinache, Sylvie Monchartre, Nicolas Postel, Diane Rodet, Géraldine Thiry, Béatrice Touchelay, Marie Trespeuch, Marc Zune.

Editorial Secretary: Frédéric Chavy

Scientific Committee:
Robert Boyer, Beat Burgenmeier, Alain Caillé, Michel Capron, Jacques Charmes, Ève Chiapello, Jean Copans,Yves Dezalay, François Eymard-Duvernay (†), Olivier Favereau, Bernard Friot, Jean Gadrey, Marie-France Garcia, Gérard Gayot (†), Corinne Gendron, Maurice Godelier, André Guichaoua, Bernard Hours, Jean-Louis Laville, Emmanuel Lazega, Frédéric Lebaron, Paulo Henrique Martins, Danilo Martuccelli, Margaret Maruani, Pierre Mathiot, André Orléan, Pascal Petit, Denis Requier-Desjardins, José Rose, Jean-Michel Servet, Philippe Steiner, Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, François Vatin, Edwin Zaccaï, Pierre-Paul Zalio.

Steering Committee:
CCEREQ (M.-H. Toutin-Trelcat); CES-Axe Économie et sociétés (A. Gramain); Clersé (S. Fleuriel); Cnam-Lise (M. Lallement); IDHES (C. Didry); Institut des hautes études internationales et du développement (J.-M. Servet); IRD (B. Hours); Lest (P. Mossé); Meshs (M. Benoit); LEG (S. Tizio); C3ED (G. Froger); Florence Jany-Catrice and Richard Sobel (fondateurs de la RFSE).

Instructions to Authors

An electronic version of the paper (in Word or .rtf format) should be sent to rf-socioeconomie[at] A notice of receipt will be sent to the author. The journal agrees to provide a detailed response (acceptance, acceptance on the basis of changes, rejection).

Submitted papers must be original, and the author must agree not to submit his or her text to another journal for three months.

Papers may be submitted in French or in English. If accepted, the paper will be published in French.

Papers must not exceed a TOTAL of 60,000 words.

The title should be provided in French and in English.

An abstract (six lines maximum) and five keywords should also be given in both languages.

The name and contact details of each author (professional address, for publication, and private address, not for publication) should be presented on the first page.

Excluding the first page, the paper should contain no details that enable identification of any author.

Footnotes on each page should correspond to the numbers in the text, numbered continuously throughout the paper.

For the format of your article, if you are familiar with this item, the ideal is to use a style sheet. This enables the characteristics of each type of input to be defined once and for all: body text (“normal”), notes, titles and subtitles, etc. (One can, for example, copy the style sheet of this document). This will greatly facilitate subsequent editing.

The paper must include subtitles (style “Title 2”), roughly every two to three pages.

Presentation of Bibliography

Bibliographical citations should follow the Harvard system: the reference is cited in parentheses in the text itself [(Vidal-Naquet, 1989) or perhaps (Vidal-Naquet, 1989, p. 27)], and the bibliography is given in full at the end of the paper (or work), alphabetically by author, using the following styles:

For books:

VIDAL-NAQUET P. (1989). Face à la raison d’État, La Découverte, Paris.

For Articles:

LEVEAU R. (1989), “La Tunisie du président Ben Ali,” Maghreb-Machrek, No. 123, La Documentation française, Paris, p. 123-141.

Book and journal titles should be in italics, without quotation marks. On the other hand, the titles of journal articles should remain in Roman type and be enclosed within quotation marks. The names of authors should have the initial letter capitalized and the remaining letters in “small caps.”


Code of conduct

Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Revue Française de Socio-Économie, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 1966-6608
Online ISSN : 2104-3833
Publisher : La Découverte

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