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Authors may submit an article, a comment on an article, a reply, a (book) review or a paper freely discussing any relevant issue. Please make sure that your submission meets the editorial scope of the journal, which is available here: About The Macro-Comparative Journal. Papers are preferably written in English. Citations from languages other than English must be followed by an English translation. Authors may propose more than one submission.

Submissions are expected to be original and most of their contents should be unpublished. They should not be simultaneously sent to other journals. They must refrain from direct offense or prejudice to other people even in the case of scientific disagreement, a situation which is more or less inevitable. 

As far as is possible articles should be self-sufficient and references to other external materials should reinforce rather than disrupt the scientific stability and understandability of the submissions. Data can be integrated in the body of the articles or dealt with as annexes, depending on which solution seems most adequate for the readability and purpose of the submission.

The articles sent to The Macro-Comparative Journal will be first discussed by the Editorial Board to determine their suitability for publication. Approved manuscripts will then undergo peer-review. Based on the reviews, the submissions may be accepted as is, returned for partial revision, or rejected. The authors will be informed about the status of their submissions in due time.

Authors are responsible for the content of the articles. When sending the papers to the journal, the author(s) agree(s) that all copyrights referring to the papers are granted to The Macro-Comparative Journal.

A (.doc) model for articles is available here and is preformatted. Articles should include an abstract, keywords and relevant bibliographical information. References can either be limited to works cited in the paper or tend to cover the topic of the paper exhaustively.

Articles can be of any length but the usual range is 10 to 50 pages depending on its nature. Papers dealing with fairly complex subjects and containing large amounts of linguistic data are logically in the upper half of the range. Authors are reminded that not infrequently ultra-long articles tend to deal with more than one issue and that it may therefore be advisable to break ultra-long articles into several items of lesser size focusing on more specific issues. Long articles dealing with one particular topic can also be cut into separate parts and be published as a series in several issues of the Journal.

Reviews (and comments) should normally contain at least three parts: a descriptive section, a critical assessment of the positive and less positive features, a general conclusion. As a rule, reviews should contain approximately 10 times as many words as the document being reviewed originally contained pages: for example, if the book is 350 pages long, the review should preferably have between 3,000 to 4,000 words. Reviews should normally not have more than 8,000 words. A (.doc) model for reviews and comments is available here and is preformatted. References should be limited to works cited in the review or comment.

Submissions should preferably remain below 3,5 Mo in size.

Please send your submission as attached MS Word (.doc) and (.pdf) files here: fournet.arnaud@wanadoo.fr.