Annales d`Éthiopie

Annales d’Éthiopie
Guide for authors
Annales d’Éthiopie is a yearly journal published by the Centre Français des Études Éthiopiennes
and the Authority for Research and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage. All original
manuscripts in French or in English should bear on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, and deal
with topics such as history, social sciences, archaeology, palaeontology, or natural sciences. The
papers are peer-reviewed.
Annales d’Éthiopie accept five types of original manuscripts: articles (including review articles);
field notes ; scientific and cultural chronicles; book reviews. This guide is in the format defined
by the Editorial Committee. Authors’ formatting of the manuscripts must follows the rules
defined below. It must be limited to the essential (no line break besides required ones, no section
of page breaks, no page numbering, no tabs for paragraphs).
Manuscripts that will not follow these rules will be immediately sent back to the authors.
The journal accepts manuscripts in French and in English. Articles, field notes, and chronicles in
French should include a short version in English (see below).
Authors of English manuscripts must consistently use British or American English throughout
the manuscript.
Short version in English (only for manuscripts submitted in French)
This short version must be included in all articles, field notes, and chronicles in French.
Manuscripts that will not comply with this rule will be rejected.
The length of the short version should be equivalent to about 20 % of the full length of the
French text (bibliography and appendices excluded). It should be placed just after the title page,
and should start by the English translation of the manuscript title.
The short version should preserve the general structure of the paper, the main data,
interpretations and reference citations, and should cite the figures. The figures of French papers
will be accompanied by a French and an English captions.
Title page
Indicate the title, a possible running title of maximum 55 characters (including spaces), the
complete name of authors, with addresses indicating the laboratory or department spelled out,
institution(s), town, country, plus an e-mail address and possibly a phone address for
corresponding authors.
For regular articles and field notes, if the text is in French, provide French and English abstracts
of 250 words maximum each. Texts in English must provide at least an English abstract of 250
words maximum. Suggest a maximum of 10 keywords. No abstracts and keywords are required
for chronicles and book reviews.
Manuscript organisation
Title page
Main text
Figure and table captions
The font should be unicode (Times, DejaVu) for the core text and for the footnotes (see below
for titles).
Interline spacing and titles
Interline spacing should be 1.5.
Title 1: Arial narrow, bold, 11
Title 2: Arial narrow, bold, italics, 11
Typographic rules
Mark capitalized vowel in French with accents where necessary: École, À Hambourg, au Moyen
Âge, etc.
To indicate centuries, follow the common use of the manuscript language:
14 Century.
Authors are free to select a transcription system but must apply it consistently throughout the
Exergues will not be considered.
The text should be justified.
Cited references and footnotes
Do not include complete references in the text or in footnotes, but present them in a
bibliography section.
Following the rules of each field, references can be cited in the text between brackets: (Schneider,
1973 : 285), (Robin & De Maigret, 1998 : fig. 4 ; Robin & De Maigret, 1998 : 735), or be reported
as footnotes.1 Beyond two authors, the cited reference should be indicated as following: (Bernand
et al., 1991).
Footnote marks should follow the usual rules of the manuscript language: mark following the
punctuation in English, preceding it in French.
Comments added as footnotes should be concise.
The reference must be presented according to the following examples.
Conference proceedings and theses should follow the format suggested for books.
Cite Ethiopian author names according the format of the cited article or book.
Schneider R.., 1973, Deux inscriptions sudarabiques du Tigré, Bibliotheca Orientalis, 30 (1), 385389.
Book chapters:
Ayalew Workneh, Peacock C., Alemayehu Nigatu, Reda A. & Rey B., 2000, The characterization
of indigenous goat types of Ethiopia and Eritrea, in Blench R.M. & Mac Donald K.C. (ed.), The
origins and development of African livestock: archaeology, genetics, linguistics and ethnography, London, UCL
Press, 280-289.
Bernand E., Drewes A.J. & Schneider R., 1991, Recueil des inscriptions de l’Éthiopie des périodes préaxoumite et axoumite, intr. F. Anfray, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris, De
Schneider, 1973 : 285 ; Robin & De Maigret, 1998 : fig. 4 ; Robin & De Maigret, 1998 : 735.
Figures and tables
All illustrations will be printed in black and white. Illustrations which quality do not allow proper
reading will be rejected.
Photographs, diagrams, and maps should be numbered in their order of appearance in the text
and labelled as figures: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 1 & 2.
Tables (labelled Tab. 1, Tab. 2, Tab. 1 & 2 in the text) and figure captions should be placed at the
end of the manuscript, after the reference list and appendices. Tables should be formatted as
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Line 1
Line 2
Image files sent with the manuscript should be less than 250 Ko in size if they are sent by e-mail.
Image files sent with the final version should be in TIF format and should have a resolution of at
least 300 dpi.
It is authors' responsibility to obtain written copyright permissions to reproduce any copyright
materials from other sources.