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Presentation and submission guidelines


Presentation of the journal

New World, New Worlds is a journal devoted to the Americas in the fields of history and social sciences. It favours comparative perspectives and covers all periods. Subjects discussed by the journal range from the links between mestizo studies (social and cultural) and globalization since the early modern era; colonial/modern history; migration; political history and the role of the State; the history of representations and sensibilities; cultural transfers and the circulation of knowledge and the anthropology of contemporary societies. The journal was first published by the Centre de recherche sur les mondes américains and is now supported by the French research unit, « Mondes américains », UMR 8168.

The journal welcomes original articles by scholarly specialists of the Americas. The publication of New World, New Worlds is frequently updated –four times a year– and can therefore follow scientific production in this field in real time, thanks to its reviews and historiographic essays section. It is also possible to visit and subscribe to its Facebook and Twitter.

It also hosts a wealth of material useful to the constitution of a scientific heritage devoted to the study of the Americas and forms part of the “digital humanities” field. Contributions are published in four languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese and English.

Presentation of each section

In order to fully take advantage of online edition possibilities, each of these rubrics can include all sorts of media content (images, videos, sound recording).


This section hosts unpublished scientific texts on Latin American history and social sciences from the 15th to 19th centuries. Articles about the Americas written from a transversal perspective are also welcome.

Present issues

This section also hosts unpublished scientific texts on history and social sciences on Latin America and the Iberian world in the 20th to 21st centuries. The works in this section tackle contemporary issues and may thus include anthropological and sociological analyses.

Dissertations excerpts

This section is meant for doctors wanting to publish an extract from a thesis or doctoral dissertation. It aims to promote the work of young researchers whose chosen subjects correspond to the journal’s areas of interest. These extracts may be published in two languages with abstracts and key-words in both languages.

Conference documents

The “Colloques” section is open to organizers of all scientific events, study days, national or international conferences, symposia and workshops. It hosts conference proceedings and documents may as well include videos of the presentations and debates.

Starting in 2016, conference documents are composed of maximum 8 texts (introduction and 7 articles).

Reviews and historiographic articles

This section is updated on a regular basis and features reviews of books published in the last four years as well as historiographic articles on a given theme, based on one or more recent works. Publication proposals must be submitted to the following email addresses: et

Images, memories and sounds

This section is devoted to works dedicated to visual history or including visual or sound material. As part of Digital Humanities, we will here include interviews with researchers, cinematographic reviews (grounded upon historical or sociological points of view) and virtual exhibitions based on unpublished research works.

Guide for the Americanist researcher

Guide for the Americanist researcher is a highly practical section consisting in guides to archives and libraries of interest to researchers working on the Americas or Iberian world. It will also feature useful information about living in certain cities. Commented indexes from major historical archives on the Americas and thematic repositories are also to be found in this section.

Editorial Guidelines for authors


Texts in either French, Spanish, Portuguese or English must be submitted to New World, New Worlds by email ( They must be original and not have been published on paper or in digital form in any language. They also must not have been simultaneously submitted to other journals.

Previously unpublished materials (except extracts from recently published books, granted they have received publisher’s authorization) will be submitted to the editorial board. Each article will be subjected to at least two peer reviews by specialists of the relevant field. Peer reviewers may suggest to accept the article, request for the text to be modified, or refuse its publication. If changes are requested, the article will be submitted to the reviewers for a second evaluation.

Text format

Digital manuscripts must be sent in either Microsoft Word (*.doc) or Rich Text (*.rtf) format, with no particular format or customization.

Long citations (more than three lines) must be in a paragraph separate from the text. First names must be fully listed. Abbreviations and acronyms must be developed starting from the first citation (for example: United Nations). They are from then on listed without punctuation: the abbreviations in capital letters, and acronyms as proper nouns (Unesco). Italics are reserved to words or phrases in a language other than that of the text. Underlining is not authorised. Each part of the article is preceded by a subtitle, without a number.

The articles must not exceed 50,000 characters, spaces, footnotes and bibliography included. All works must be submitted with:

• a title (which must never end with a full stop or any other form of punctuation) - translated in to one other language.

at least two abstracts (one in the original language of the text and other in English) and five keywords in both languages (separated by commas). These abstracts must not be over 200 words. Other abstracts and keywords must be in one of the four languages published by the journal.

• the author’s affiliation and contact information (university, email address) following the author’s name (please note that this never should be in a footnote).

• date, place and names of all members of the doctoral jury for a thesis submitted, in the case of the section “Dissertation excerpts”. The dissertation report with the final grade must also be presented.

All these elements must be listed in the same document as the proposed article.

Works may also be submitted with:

• subtitles, footnotes, bibliographic references without capital letters (except for acronyms);

• bibliographic references for books reviewed according to bibliographic references of the journal (please see below);


Notes must be automatic, numbered and in Arabic figures, at the bottom of the page. In the note itself, the number automatically generated is followed by a space, then by the content of the note.

The article title and the sub-titles cannot be followed by notes.


Bibliographic references
Every bibliographic source must refer to a bibliographic reference in a footnote (and never in the body of the text). Please only quote consulted sources. Guidelines for bibliographic references used by New World, New Worlds are those developed in international standard iso 690/2010.

Primary responsibility, « Title », Title of serial (journal) in italic, edition (number), date of publication, series, p. number.
Example :
• Langue, Frédérique “La Independencia de Venezuela. Una historia mitificada y un paradigma heroico”, Anuario de Estudios Americanos, 2009, vol. 66-2, p. 245-276.

Primary responsibility, Title (book) in italic, subordinate responsibility, edition (number), place of publication: publisher, date of publication, p. number.
Example :
• Bourdieu, Pierre, O campo econômico : A dimensão simbólica da dominação, tradução Roberto Leal Ferreira, Daniel Lins, 1 ª edição, Campinas–São Paulo, Papirus, 2000.

Books available on the internet
Primary responsibility, Title (book) in italic [online], subordinate responsibility, edition (number), place of publication: publisher, date of publication, date of update [available from internet *date of citation*], series, notes, availability and access [URL]
Example :
• Georges, Antoine, De l’atome au matériau. Les phénomènes quantiques collectifs (« Leçons inaugurales », no 209) [en ligne], Paris, Le Collège de France, uploaded on November 26 2010, consulted on December 8 2010. URL:

Part of a book
Primary responsibility of the part, « Title of the part », in primary responsibility of the book, Title (book) in italic, subordinate responsability, edition (number), place of publication, publisher, date of publication, place of the part in the book.
Example :
• Garavaglia, Juan Carlos, « La justice rurale à Buenos Aires dans la première moitié du XIXe siècle. Structure, fonctions et pouvoirs locaux », in Juan Carlos Garavaglia et Jean-Frédéric Schaub (dir.), Lois, justice, coutume. Amérique et Europe latines (16e-19e siècle), Paris, Editions de l’EHESS, Collection Recherches d’histoire et de sciences sociales, 2005, p. 137-161.

Part of a book available on the internet
Primary responsibility of the part, « Title of the part », in primary responsibility of the book, Title (book) in italic, subordinate responsibility, edition (number), place of the part in the book, place of publication: publisher, date of publication, date of update [available from internet *date of citation*], series, notes, availability and access [URL].
Example :
• Gruzinski, Serge, « “Un tocotín mestizo de español y mexicano… Mestizajes barrocos en la ciudad de México». In Los caminos del mestizaje, Mexico, Condumex, 1996, Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos, BAC – Biblioteca de Autores del Centro, 2005, [on line], uploaded on February 14, 2010, consulted on january 31, 2011, URL :


Images must be submitted in JPEG format (150 dpi minimum, 320 dpi maximum, maximum size: 10 cm x 15 cm), and numbered in function of the place they occupy in the text. Specify the caption, the original reference and the location of illustrations in the text. Please provide authorisation for reproduction and preferably use an iconography free of authors’ rights.

Tables must be embedded directly in the article file (.doc), without formatting.

Graphs (Excel) will be included in the text and must as well be submitted as images, in JPEG format.

For texts including sound material or animated images, links to an archive should be accurately given in the Word document (Internet Archive, medihal, DigitalCSIC, youtube, dailymotion etc.).

For all media included in a text, credits must imperatively be listed.

Proposing a Special Issue

In order to evaluate the interest of publishing a special issue, the editorial board requires a short presentation of the theme proposed (1 or 2 pages maximum) which clearly states the main lines of analysis. The coordinators must in addition provide a list of the authors’ names and institutions, as well as the title and resume of the articles proposed. The special issue’ overview will be shared with the individual articles’ peer reviewers. The authors’ names should therefore not be mentioned in the overview, in order to preserve the anonymity of the evaluation.

Submissions which do not respect these norms will not be accepted by the journal.