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Authors area

This area is intended for authors or future authors. You will find a brief account of Editions Quae's editorial policy and practical information on how to produce and submit manuscripts.

Contact : 



Request for publication (in French)

Notes to authors (in French)

Styles sheet (.dot, instructions in the "Note to authors")

Styles sheet Endnote

Memento of typographical syntaxes (in French)

Assignment of Copyrights

Request form for permission to reproduce

Promotion Questionnaire (in French)



Researchers, engineers and research technicians

Higher education staff and their students, agricultural colleges

Staff from central authorities (ministries, departments, etc) and decentralized services (boards of agriculture, town and country planning boards, water boards, etc), local authority staff, research consultancies, etc

Politicians, associations, NGOs, funding agencies

Members of the public interested in scientific issues and their economic and social repercussions.


The topics covered by our publications correspond to the fields in which Cirad, Ifremer, Inra and Irstea specialize: landscapes, resources and the environment.

For further information:






Researchers, engineers and technicians from Cirad, Ifremer, Inra and Irstea

Researchers, engineers and technicians from partners working with the four organizations

Anyone interested in publishing a work on a topic of interest to the four organizations.

Publication media

Paper (paperback, hardcover)

On-line works






Please consult the presentation of our collections.

What should you do to have your work published? 

If you wish to publish a work in one of our series, the first thing to do is to fill in a request for publication and send it to us by e-mail or by post.

Examination of requests

Your project is forwarded to the members of the Quae editorial committee. A publisher will contact you if more information is needed and will present your project to the editorial committee. 

Each manuscript also undergoes a peer review process. Read more


Acceptance of the request

You will receive a decision on your request within a month of the next editorial committee meeting. If the decision is favourable, an editor will meet with you and give you certain instructions and recommendations (style and form to be adapted to the target readership, maximum/minimum number of pages, number and type of illustrations possible depending on the collection, etc).

Before beginning to draft your manuscript, you are strongly encouraged to read the advice and recommendations given in the Notes to authors. You may also consult the template with style sheets, which should be of help. Acceptance will not be final until the manuscript has been given scientific approval.

Once your manuscript has been accepted, our legal team will contact you (see Contracts and permission to reproduce). The publisher's production team will work closely with the author in producing the work. Information on the files and documents to be supplied to the publisher is given in the Note to authors. For more details, please contact bureaueditorial@quae.fr.

Contracts and permission to reproduce

According to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Artistic and Literary Works and the Intellectual Property Act, you will be asked to relinquish your rights and provide proof of permission to reproduce any parts of your manuscript already published elsewhere.

Transfer of copyright and contracts 

For a collective or collaborative work, each principal author of each article (or chapter) and each author of illustrations will have to transfer copyright before publication. The coordinator of the work in question should send each of them the relevant form. If there are several illustrations, a list of illustrations and captions should be appended to the copyright transfer form.

The author or coordinator of the work will be required to sign a publication contract transferring his or her copyright in exchange for the publisher's undertaking to publish the work, specifying the agreed conditions. The contract will be submitted to the author or coordinator by our legal team.

Permission to reproduce

Authors should provide the publisher with an original text and illustrations. If any part of the manuscript is drawn from a work already published, permission to reproduce the element in question must be obtained from the publisher of that work, and the source of the element must be quoted in full (see the Note to authors).

Request forms for permission to reproduce, for submission to the publishers concerned, are available in French and English.

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