Editorial Policy

Altérités is an academic journal that accepts French and English articles, research notes, and book reviews from Canadian and foreign M.A. and Ph.D. students and graduates in the four sub-disciplines of anthropology (socio-cultural, archaeology, linguistic, and biological).

Publication Frequency

The Altérités Editorial Board has chosen a bi-annual format for publication. In addition, the committee also encourages theme-based issues that will appear as “Special Issues”.

Recommendations for Authors

Altérités invites M.A. and Ph.D. students and graduates to submit original texts for publication. The journal accepts scientific articles (theoretical and empirical), essays, research notes, critical reviews and (of books) and bibliographical essays. Submitted articles can vary in length, with a maximum of 5000 words (20 pages) for scientific articles, 3000 words (12 pages) for research notes, 1250 words (5 pages) for critical review of a book and 2000 words (8 pages) for bibliographic essays. An Altérités Editorial Board and a board of external evaluators review all texts submitted.

Text Submissions

Authors are asked to send their text to the Editorial Board by e-mail at comite@alterites.ca.

Editorial Standards

The journal Altérités follows the norms and guidelines of the AAA Style Guide (American Anthropological Association), a standard for many academic presses and journals in anthropology.

Presentation Rules

All submitted texts should be set in Times New Roman, 12 point, with a 1.5 line spacing. Margins should be at 3 cm (1.18 inches) top, bottom, left, and right. Finally, all texts must be submitted in either a .doc or .rtf format.

Title Page

Submitted texts must include a separate front page indicating the title of the article, the author’s name, position, institutional affiliation, postal address (personal or institutional), phone number, and e-mail address.

Abstract and Keywords

Scientific articles and research notes should be accompanied by a 150-word abstract in both French and English. The title and abstract should be submitted on separate sheets. Authors should also submit 3-5 keywords for their text.


Articles and research notes can include maps, graphs, tables, and photographs, which should be provided in a separate document. Their placement in the text must be clearly indicated (ex. Insert Map no. 1). The sources for each must be identified. Photographs and other digital images should be in high resolution and in either one of the following formats: TIFF, PNG, GIF or JPEG.


Footnotes should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and written in superscript. They should be presented at the bottom of each page, single-spaced, and in 10 point font.


Bibliographic references in the text must list, in parentheses, the name of the author, year of publication, and, when appropriate, the page number. For example: (Balandier 1994:89). If the name of the author already appears in the text, only indicate the year of publication and page number, if applicable. Bibliographies should be presented in alphabetical order and follow the AAA Style Guide. The bibliography must be presented on a separate page at the end of the text.


Geertz, Clifford
1968 Islam Observed, Religious Development in Morocco and Indonesia. University Of Chicago Press.

Simonis, Yvan
1994 Succéder avant d’hériter. Enjeux et paradoxes des entreprises familiales. Anthropologie et Sociétés 18(1):29-48.

Namer, Gérard
1993 La mémoire collective comme pratique de la mémoire sociale. In Les nouveaux enjeux de l’anthropologie. Autour de Georges Balandier. Gabriel Gosselin, dir. Pp. 111-114. Paris: L’Harmattan.