Études internationales

Managing editor(s): Delphine Allès (Directrice), Gilles Bertrand (Directeur), Auriane Guilbaud (Directrice), Franck Petiteville (Directeur), Jonathan Paquin (Directeur) / Editor(s): Catherine Lille (Rédactrice), Martine Cormier (Assistante de la direction)


Études internationales is an academic journal published by Université Laval’s School of High International Studies in Québec City. The journal’s mission is to bring scholarly analysis of international phenomena in French to a specialized academic and non-academic readership. Études internationales publishes some 20 scientific texts each year. They are now displayed in three issues (previously four).

Études internationales is a multidisciplinary French-language quarterly founded in 1970 to discuss international relations, development, and trade, including business. It publishes analysis in social sciences disciplines concerned with international problems, including political science, economics, law, history, geography, sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

Études internationales is also a general review of international relations. It publishes work on every aspect of the international system—present, past, and future—as well as on state-to-state relations, public and private international organizations, transnational forces, global economic problems, international ideologies, the processes and internal factors influencing states’ foreign policy, and the theory and methodology of international studies.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to peer review. Articles must be of clear interest for their scholarly analysis of international phenomena: straightforward descriptions or chronological narratives will not be considered. Études internationales does however publish brief notes in which events, institutions, or ideas may be analyzed from a more descriptive standpoint.

The journal has adopted a plagiarism policy to protect copyrights and ensure that the articles it publishes are new.

Études internationales is available online at Érudit, Québec’s digital library of scholarly publications.
Texts become open-access one year after publication. More recent materials are accessible to Érudit institutional subscribers and their members.

Études internationales is permanently archived on Portico.



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Contact us

[email protected]   T 418 656-2131, poste 407530


To submit an article or a book review, please login on our Open Journal Systems (OJS) submissions management platform.


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Back issues (202 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics

All manuscripts received by the editor are referred to a review committee before acceptance for publication (double-blind peer review). Articles must be of clear interest for their scholarly analysis of international phenomena: straightforward descriptions or chronological narratives will not be considered. Études internationales does however publish brief notes in which events, institutions, or ideas may be analyzed from a more descriptive standpoint. Manuscripts must also adhere to submission and style guidelines and must not exceed 9,000 words including notes and bibliography.


All submissions must be made on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) submissions management platform (see Instructions for authors).

Some 20 articles and notes are published each year.

  • Submissions must be original work not being considered for publication elsewhere: Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.
  • Articles are made up of a theory-based problem, research question, and the results of original research.
  • Notes are less concerned with theory than articles but still present original research.
  • Texts deemed by the editors to meet the journal’s editorial policy are submitted to double-blind review by two experts in the field. A third expert may be approached if the opinions of the initial reviewers are clearly contradictory.
  • Manuscripts failing to conform to the submission and style guidelines will be returned to the authors to be corrected.
  • The editors reserve the right to make certain alterations in form to the texts submitted.

Submission and style guidelines for manuscripts are available (in French) on the journal's OJS platform. They are also available on the journal website. See the protocol for the presentation of manuscripts .

Book review policy

All review articles must be submitted on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) submissions management platform (see Instructions for authors).

Roughly 10 reviews are published in each issue. Books reviewed have been published in the preceding 24 months in the following fields:

  • Theory, method, and ideas
  • International law
  • International economics
  • History and diplomacy
  • Environment
  • International cooperation and development
  • International organizations
  • Strategic and security studies
  • Globalization and transnationalism
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • Regionalism and regions (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East)

Book reviews are a vital part of scholarly publishing and enrich the entire discipline. It is therefore important that they provide a critical assessment and situate the book within its field, i.e., international relations, political science, law, and so forth. Our «responsable des recensions» (reviews coordinator) is in charge of evaluating and correcting reviews.

Anti-Plagiarism Policy

The Journal does not accept plagiarized material, including from the author’s own work.

Plagiarism is defined as copying an author’s work without citing or mentioning that author, regardless of the ratio of new to copied material. Self‑plagiarism is also prohibited.

To avoid any misunderstanding, authors must follow the manuscript protocol (in French), which provides clear instructions for citing sources.

Plagiarism is detected by the Journal’s anonymous evaluators.

Any article found to contain plagiarism is immediately pulled from the production process. Any further article the author submits to the Journal will be rejected. If it is not a clear instance of plagiarism, the author will be asked to explain and correct the article.

Information for contributors


Authors retain copyright of their work. They do however sign an agreement granting sole and exclusive first publication right and license to Études internationales and specifying contract terms.


  • Notwithstanding a written agreement to the contrary, articles submitted to the Journal cannot have been published previously and cannot be simultaneously considered by another journal for publication.


  • The author declares that the article is original and that he or she is the author and holds the rights to the article.
  • The author grants the Journal an exclusive first publication licence and a non‑exclusive licence to reproduce and distribute the article, in whole or in part.
  • The author agrees to mention that the article was first published in the Journal when it appears, in whole or in part, in any subsequent work written or edited by the author. The author also agrees to send the Journal any stipulated authorization to reproduce the work.

Open Access Journals (Author Archiving)

  • In accordance with the vision of open science expressed in the Budapest Declaration of 2002, the author can post and share the article formatted according to the Journal’s graphic standards on his or her personal webpage and archive it in a central or institutional archive.



Études internationales publishes articles, research notes, essays and book reviews.
  • Articles must be of obvious interest from the point of view of the academic analysis of international facts. The academic article closely combines theory and empiricism i.e. the original research results presented derive their meaning directly from the theoretical construction underlying the researcher's questioning.
  • The research note also presents original research results but without this close link with the theory.
  • As for the essay, it presents a very thorough, rigorous and supported reflection on a relevant subject. The journal sometimes publishes essays, and regularly bibliographic essays.
The Journal does not accept simple descriptions or chronological narrations.
Manuscripts submitted to Études internationales should not be submitted to another journal at the same time. In addition to exclusivity, the Journal requires the originality of the text: it accepts only original manuscripts, which have not been published in whole or in part. The opinions expressed in the Review are the sole responsibility of the authors.
The manuscript, in order to be considered, must respect the Manuscript protocol of the Journal, in particular not to exceed 9000 words, notes and bibliography included.
All manuscripts, without exception, sent to the Journal are subject to a double-blind evaluation process. The texts published in Études internationales remain the property of the authors, but they and the Journal sign a letter of agreement that specifies the terms of their collaboration.


The submission of book reviews follows a particular protocol. You must be part of the Journal's reviewers bank, and therefore contact the editorial team.

All manuscripts and book reviews must be submitted on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) submissions management platform.

Editorial board

International Comity

  • Bertrand Badie, Sciences Po Paris, France

  • Jean Barréa, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

  • Philippe Braillard, Geneva University, Swizerland

  • Marijke Breuning, University of North Texas

  • Jeffry Alan Frieden, Department of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass
  • Jacques Lévesque, UQAM, Montréal, Canada

  • Kim R. Nossal, Department of political science, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

  • Sylvia Ostry, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Janice Stein, University of Toronto, Canada

Editorial Comity

  • Mehdi Abbas, Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Marie Bassi, Université de Nice Côte d’Azur
  • Marie Brossier, Université Laval
  • Elodie Brun, Centre d’études internationales du Colegio de México
  • Anne-Marie D’Aoust, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Samuel Faure, Sciences Po St Germain-en-Laye
  • Yvan Guichaoua, Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent)
  • Jean-Vincent Holeindre, Science politique, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • Sandrine Kott, Université de Genève
  • Evelyne Lagrange, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Lucile Maertens, Université de Lausanne
  • Eric Mottet, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Amandine Orsini, Université St Louis de Bruxelles
  • Mohamed-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement de Genève
  • Roland Paris, École supérieure d’affaires publiques et internationales, Université d’Ottawa
  • Vincent Pouliot,  McGill University
  • Frédéric Ramel, Sciences Po Paris
  • Jean-Philippe Thérien, Université de Montréal
  • Simon Tordjman, Sciences Po Toulouse
  • Marie-Joëlle Zahar, Université de Montréal


Acting Director 

Philippe Bourbeau, Department of Political Science, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Board of directors

  • Delphine Allès, INALCO, Paris
  • Gilles Bertrand, Sciences Po Bordeaux
  • Auriane Guilbaud, Université Paris VIII
  • Franck Petiteville, Sciences Po Grenoble


Catherine Lille

Reviews manager

Manuel Dorion-Soulié, Ph.D. candidate, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant to the director

Martine Cormier