Submit a working paper

Studies based on research in progress

Working papers are produced in the course of the FMSH’s scientific activities, by the chairs of the Collège d'études mondiales, grant programmes, scientific programmes or scholars hosted by the Maison Suger or under post-doc fellowships (DEA). They may also be produced in partnership with other institutions close to the FMSH.

Working papers are at most 40 pages long. They may refer directly to the research topic investigated under a grant or in collaboration with the FMSH, or their topics may be defined in consultation with the Foundation’s senior scientific advisers.

Publication procedure

Papers are submitted to a Scientific Advisory Committee, which is placed under the authority of the chair of the Foundation’s Managing Board, for electronic and/or print publication. Authors grant to the FMSH the right to publish the submitted text either electronically or in paper format for open, free dissemination. They retain the right to submit their papers to other journals or publishers. If the FMSH wishes to publish their work in a journal or in book form, it will offer them an author’s contract.

The FMSH promotes papers through its website. Articles are also deposited in the HAL SHS open archive to ensure that they will remain available and listed in scholarly indexes.


Working papers must be submitted in French or English. Publication in another language is possible, at the author’s request. Metadata must be provided in French or English, apart from the author’s biographical note. Texts are submitted to a senior scientific advisor of the Foundation.


A working paper must contain between 30,000 and 70,000 characters. The document file must be provided in a text format (.odt, .doc, .docx). Files in .pdf format will not be accepted.

The document shall include the following elements:

  • Name and first name from the author
  • Institution to which author belong
  • City of residence, country
  • Business email address
  • Conexion with the FMSH (Collège d'études mondiales, Bourses Fernand Braudel-IFER, Maison Suger, DEA...)
  • Short biography (less than 100 words) in french or english
  • Relevant field
  • Tittle in french AND in english
  • Sub-title (if required), in french AND in english
  • Drafting language
  • Keywords : from 3 to 6 keywords in french AND in english
  • Abstract : in french AND in english, less than 100 words

Si le document comprend des intertitres, ils seront numérotés 1., 1.1., 1.2., 1.3.

Références bibliographiques

Au cours du texte, elles sont présentées de la manière suivante : (Kuhn T., 1955 : 25-26)

La bibliographie à la fin du texte doit être présentée comme suit :

Kuhn Thomas (1983), La structure des révolutions scientifiques, Paris, Flammarion.

Wieviorka Michel (2000), " Sociologie postclassique ou déclin de la sociologie ? ", Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie CVII : 5-35

Moscovici Serge (2002), " Pensée stigmatique et pensée symbolique, deux formes élémentaires de la pensée sociale ", in Garnier Catherine (Ed.), Les Formes de la pensée sociale, Paris, PUF : 21-53.

Garnier Catherine (2002) (Ed.), Les Formes de la pensée sociale, Paris, PUF.



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