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“Books & Ideas”, online journal

Revue « La Vie des idées »

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Published on Thursday, August 31, 2017 by João Fernandes

Summary

Books & Ideas is the English-language sister site of La Vie des idées, an online journal founded by the Institut du Monde Contemporain (Collège de France, Paris). Since 2007, La Vie des idées has gained a large readership and established itself in France as a major place for intellectual debate. Books & Ideas wishes to further our commitment to academic excellence through the medium of the English language.

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About Books & Ideas

Books & Ideas is the English-language sister site of La Vie des Idées, an online journal founded by the Institut du Monde Contemporain (Collège de France, Paris). Since 2007, La Vie des Idées has gained a large readership and established itself in France as a major place for intellectual debate. Books & Ideas wishes to further our commitment to academic excellence through the medium of the English language.

Books & Ideas publishes essays, reviews, and interviews on a bi-weekly basis. It emphasizes pluri- and trans-disciplinarity, and embraces all the political and social sciences, with one central concern: offering, highly readable, and original pieces of outstanding scholarship to both the general and learned public.

Editorial guidelines

Books and Ideas chiefly publishes two types of text; reviews of recent works, and essays in which the authors analyse current affairs topics, present a piece of research, and draw attention to a question or issue that is under discussion either in France or abroad.

Each text is read collectively by the editorial team, who then reserves the right to decide whether to publish the piece. The Books and Ideas editorial team carefully reviews the texts, and the committee and copy-editing team may ask for further material, amendments and clarifications. Accepted papers may be considered for publication in French in La Vie des Idées

  • The ideal length for reviews is between 8,000 and 10,000 characters (including spaces) and between 10,000 and 30,000 characters (including spaces) for essays.
  • To make the texts easier to read, we strongly recommend that they be divided under subheadings (3-4 subheadings per review and 5-6 per essay.)
  • Authors are always encouraged to make full use of Internet resources that enhance the presentation of their articles, such as web links (preferably provided at the end of the article under the ‘Further Reading’ section), tables, and public domain images.
  • It is important not limit the use of footnotes. References to other works under review can be included in the body of the text in parentheses (p. 112). It is possible to include within the text one or more explanatory diagrams to highlight certain ideas, authors or issues under debate. With essays, the bibliography can be included at the end of the article under the section titled ‘Further Reading.’
  • Each new author provides a brief biography with a photograph (in digital format) to go on his personal page. The biography can include the following information: profession, any institutions they may be a part of, research subjects they may be working on, recent publications, and links to a personal website.

Submission guidelines

Please submit your papers and review articles to

  • Mélanie Cournil melanie.cournil@college-de- france.fr
  • Ophélie Siméon ophelie.simeon@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr

Journal Director

  • Pierre Rosanvallon, Collège de France

Editor in chief

  • Florent Guénard, Univ. de Nantes

Editorial team

  • Sarah Al-Matary, Univ. Lyon-2
  • Nicolas Delalande, Sciences Po Paris
  • Nicolas Duvoux, Univ. Paris-Descartes
  • Emilie Frenkiel, Univ. Paris-Est Créteil
  • Thomas Grillot, CNRS
  • Ivan Jablonka, Univ. Paris 13
  • Marieke Louis, Sciences-Po Grenoble
  • Eric Monnet, EHESS
  • Pauline Peretz, Univ. de Nantes
  • Ophélie Siméon, Univ. Paris 3-Sorbonne nouvelle
  • Mathieu Trachman, INED
  • Thomas Vendryes, ENS Cachan

Scientific committee

  • Edward Berenson, NYU
  • Suzanne Berger, MIT
  • Philippe Descola, Collège de France
  • Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University
  • Jon Elster, Collège de France
  • Carlos Forment, New Schools for Social Research
  • Sudhin Hazareesingh, Oxford University
  • Baber Johansen, Harvard University
  • Tony Judt, NYU
  • Sunil Khilnani, Johns Hopkins University
  • Henri Laurens, Collège de France
  • Serge Paugam, EHESS
  • Alain Prochiantz, Collège de France
  • Jean-Frédéric Schaub, EHESS
  • John Scheid, Collège de France
  • Patrick Weil, CNRS

Places

  • Paris, France (75)

Date(s)

  • Monday, December 31, 2018

Keywords

  • humanités numériques, édition numérique, sciences humaines, sciences sociales

Contact(s)

  • Ophélie Siméon
    courriel : ophelie [dot] simeon [at] sorbonne-nouvelle [dot] fr
  • Mélanie Cournil
    courriel : melanie [dot] cournil [at] college-de-france [dot] fr

Information source

  • Ophélie Siméon
    courriel : ophelie [dot] simeon [at] sorbonne-nouvelle [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« “Books & Ideas”, online journal », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, August 31, 2017, https://calenda.org/414562

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