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Launched in 1990, Sociétés Contemporaines is a multidisciplinary social sciences periodical published with CNRS support.

The periodical publishes four issues per year. Each issue includes a special themed section, non-theme articles, and articles in the “Social Sciences: Profession and Vocation” section. The editorial committee seeks to ensure that the special sections include a range of theoretical approaches. Sociétés Contemporaines is an instrument for publishing the results of social science research; articles are original and based on recent work.

Sociétés Contemporaines addresses a broad audience including social science researchers, professionals, teachers, and all those interested in thinking about today’s societies and how they change.

Editorial board

Publication Directors: Vincent Dubois, Marco Oberti, Maud Simonet.

Editorial Committee: Nathalie Bajos, Céline Bessière, Thierry Blöss, Vérène Chevalier, Eric Darras, Muriel Darmon, Vincent Dubois, Michèle Ferrand, Florence Haegel, Nicolas Hatzfeld, Laurent Jeanpierre, Fabien Jobard, Sabine Montagne, Frédéric Lebaron, Marco Oberti, Laurence Proteau, Edmond Préteceille, Bernard Pudal, William Rault, Patrick Simon, Maud Simonet.

Instructions to Authors

1. Send your articles via the web to the Sociétés Contemporaines secretariat, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75337 Paris cedex 7, France, addressed to Sylvie Brelaud-Theis (+33 (0)1 45 49 72 76),

2. Articles should not exceed 50,000 characters including notes. Sociétés Contemporaines only publishes original texts and requests that the articles submitted not be submitted to several periodicals at once.

3. Follow these guidelines: explain abbreviations; provide quotations in French in the body of the article with a reference to the text in the original language in a footnote if necessary; provide the sources for data used.

4. Article header should include: name and address (institutional affiliation) of the author(s); article title (and English translation); followed by abstracts in French and English of about ten lines each (approximately 650 characters).

5. Notes: footnotes must be brief, limited in number, and not contain bibliographic references; methodological notes are published in an appendix or a box.

6. Bibliographic references: insert the author’s name and year of publication in parentheses in the text. E.g.: (Crane, 1972); the full bibliography in alphabetical order is placed at the end of the article. Examples:

CRANE D. 1972. Invisible colleges. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.

DURKHEIM E. 1960 [1912]. Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse. Paris: PUF.

NAVILLE P. 1960. Vers l’automatisme social. Revue Française de Sociologie, vol. 1, no. 3, p. 275-285.

PARK R. 1967 [1925] Community organisation and juvenile delinquency. In Park R., Burgess E. and MCKENZIE R. The City. With an introduction by M. Janowitz. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press, p. 99-122.

7. Charts and illustrations: to be legible and reproducible, they must be simple line drawings wherever possible; avoid un-outlined gray shades and superposed layers.

8. Remember to include your contact information: mailing address, phone numbers, email address.

9. Rejections will be explained.


Code of ethics

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

Other information

Print ISSN : 1150-1944
Online ISSN : 1950-6899
Publisher : Presses de Sciences Po

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