Types of Articles
Articles that discuss philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues, without necessarily presenting data or evidence, will be published in the section “Standpoint”. This section is dedicated to articles that provide discussions on communication, ethics, argumentation and / or logics broadly related to the interdisciplinary mandate of TrajEthos (see page “Presentation”).
Articles and research reports, as well as texts submitted to scientific events organized by Communalis (such as the International “Colloquium Discourse, Representations, Argumentation”), will be published in the section “Studies”. This section is dedicated to articles that provide clear, rigorous and well-written accounts of completed or in progress scientific research on communication, ethics, argumentation and / or logics broadly related to the interdisciplinary mandate of TrajEthos (see page “Presentation”).
Papers presenting reflexive research experiences, essays on challenging themes or interviews with contemporaty authors will be published in the section "Arena”. This section is dedicated to texts that raise exciting well-written themes and ideas on communication, ethics, argumentation and / or logics broadly related to the interdisciplinary mandate of TrajEthos (see page “Presentation”).
TrajEthos is an open access journal. Its content is free, although copyright protected. Users are kindly requested to indicate the source when using and referring published articles. Authors will keep their copyrights. TrajEthos will not, in any way whatsoever, keep copyrights on the authors’ papers. The authors may dispose of their articles in the way they wish. However, authorization for publication is binding in the sense that it cannot be cancelled once the journal issue is published online. Authors must provide an authorization for publication of their papers in TrajEthos, in agreement with the journal policies.
To provide us with an authorization, fill and send us the form: [pdf]
If users or authors need additional information, please get in touch with us (see page “Contact Us”).
All papers must comply with the following guidelines:
“Title” (maximum 150 words);
“Abstract” in English and a “Résumé” in French (maximum 175 words);
“Keywords” in English and “Mots-clés” in French (maximum 7);
“Text Length” (maximum 50.000 characters, including spaces).
By choosing to send an unformatted text, authors must:
- Indicate between brackets the titles or sub-titles level. Example: Theory [first level]; Grize’s argumentation theory [second level], etc.
- Indicate between brackets when a word must be stressed, including those of the reference list, figures, etc. Example: logic [bold], communication [italic], organon [italic and bold], etc.
- Send the figures and tables in jpeg format in the right size and with high image quality.
- Never number the pages.
- Send preferably Reference Lists with actually referred works: they must avoid listing works that were not indicated in the body of the text. In addition, the reference formatting must follow the APA guidelines. Please refer to the last published guide of the American Psychological Association.
Preparing your text for blind review
1. Prepare your files in word and then save them as a pdf files. Two pdf files must be prepared: one with information for the Editor, and another one with the article. The titles of the files must obey the following rule:
- With information: Theme_year_TITLE.pdf
- With the article: Theme_year_ARTICLE.pdf
Ensure that all meta-data that could reveal your identity or your home institution be erased from the file, accessing the menu “File” / “Properties”. Ensure that you have blinded the remaining appropriate author information before saving the files in pdf.
2. Concerning the files content
- Include the complete title of the article, and author information (name, title, position, home institution, complete address, and telephone ) in the TITLE file (the separated page for the Editor). If there are many authors, list them in order of authorship (from the one who contributed more to the one who contributed less).
- Never use the first person (singular or plural) to refer to the Author’s contributions along the text.
- When referring to the Author’s publications, highlight it in black. Example: “Many articles discussed youth culture (Brown, 1987; Collins, 2002; Author, 2003; Grabovschi, 2012). The same strategy must be used in the “References List”, that of highlighting references from the author(s) in black.
- If part of the text can lead to the author revelation, highlight it in black as previously explained.
- Do not include Acknowledgements or other information that can lead to the revelation of the Author’s identity (such as references to universities, funding agencies, etc.).
Papers that are not in accordance with these guidelines (notably with regard to formatting) will not be sent for peer review, and will be returned to their authors. Please proofread them before submitting.