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Instructions for authors

Manuscripts submitted to Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations must be original texts, presented exclusively to the journal, free of copyright and a product only of the authors cited on the title page.

They must also :


To comply with the peer review process (the triple blind evaluation), manuscripts must be free of any information that would allow for the identification of the authors and their institutional affiliation. Accordingly, the identity of the author(s) must not appear in the main body of the text, the bibliography (references must be concealed) or in the properties of the electronic file.


Articles may be written in French or English.


The manuscript, in WORD format, must be between 7000 to 8000 words, including the following elements:

  • main text
  • footnotes
  • bibliographic references
  • tables and figures (to be sent in a separate document)

Please do not put any images in these two Word documents.

With respect to other elements, notably the abstract, keywords and summaries, please see details below.


This should be no longer than 120 characters.


Each manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract of 125 words in the same language as the article.

The abstract aims to attract the reader, giving a brief overview of the subject of interest and the content of the article. During editing, it will be placed at the beginning of the text.


The manuscript should be accompanied by 4 or 5 keywords. Notably, these should be terms that do not appear in the article’s title and hence increase the scope for referencing.


The summary of approximately 300 words briefly presents the research objective or question, the methodology, the results, and the main conclusions of the article. After publication, it will be used by aggregators and added to databases.

Authors are requested to provide a summary in English and/or in French.

P.S.: Please supply the title of your article, the abstract, the keywords and the summaries in a separate text formatted in WORD.


The simplest way is to use decimal numbering to indicate heading levels:

E.g. :      1- For a level 1 title

1.1- For a level 2 title

                                                               1.1.1- For a level 3 title,


At the time of publishing, this system of numbering will be removed and replaced by the journal`s own style. This approach has the advantage of avoiding the problems of mismatch with several predefined styles.


In the text, references will be identified by the name of the author or authors, the year and, where appropriate, the page. Everything is placed within parentheses.

  • Example : (Piketty, 2013 : 427)

For works of more than three authors, the format et al. is accepted and it will be used throughout the entire text.

For bibliographic references at the end of the text, please follow the instructions listed in the References section.


Taking into account the referencing method adopted in the main text, the use of notes should be limited.

They should be numbered consecutively throughout the article and placed at the end of the text.

Tables and charts

Their number should also be limited. They should have a title, be clearly presented and numbered consecutively in arabic numerals.

  • Example : Table 1, Figure 1, etc.

Please remove them from your text and send them in a separate WORD document, with numbered pages.

The specific location in the text where they are to be placed should be indicated as follows:

  • Example : Insert table 1 here.

P.S.: Please do not send tables or charts in a picture format


The journal does not publish appendices.


For a summary of all the elements that you need to supply, please consult the "Checklist" below before submitting your article.