Texts submitted to GMP must be original articles that have neither been accepted for publication in another journal or collective volume nor are currently undergoing evaluation in another peer-reviewed journal. Authors can click here to access an exclusivity certificate.

All articles submitted to GMP will undergo a similarity search.



To maximise exposure, articles submitted in French and accepted by GMP will be published in both French and English. Translations are to be undertaken by a certified translator at the expense of the author or the institution with which s/he is affiliated. Authors submitting a proposal to GMP accept that the journal’s publication of a French-language article is contingent on a professionally copy-edited translation also being supplied. Once the article has been accepted for publication, the author(s) must send its English translation to


Articles should be single-spaced, saved in Word and not exceed 70,000 characters (including appendices, notes and bibliography).

Each article submitted French must be preceded by a 250 to 500 word abstract written in both French and English; and by three to five keywords, also written in both languages. An English-language title must also be provided.

Each article submitted in English must be preceded by an extended French-language summary of approximately two pages in length; by 250 to 500 word abstracts in both French and English; and by three to five keywords also written in both languages.

Both French- and English-language abstracts must make reference to the themes and problems being treated in the article, the relevant theoretical corpus, the methodological protocol, the main findings, etc.


The first cover page must be anonymous and include:

  • The article’s French-language title at the very top, written in Calibri 16, bold, centered; and then, two lines below
  • The article’s English-language title written in Calibri 17, normal, centered
  • The word “Summary” written in Calibri 12 bold, with the body of this section being written in Calibri 11.

This is to be followed by « Keywords », written in Calibri 12, with the words themselves being written in Calibri 11.

As a reminder, the abstracts are meant to be 250 to 500 words long, with no more than five keywords being listed. It is also imperative that the abstract identify the themes and problems being treated in the article, the relevant theoretical corpus, the methodological protocol, the main findings etc.

  • English-language versions (Abstract and Keywords) are identical in presentation.

Following the cover page, authors may insert an anonymised cover letter in the manuscript file; or if the submission involves the modified version of a previous draft, their response to reviewer comments.

It is crucial that the file’s electronic ownership also remain anonymous.


  • Les textes doivent être entièrement dactylographiés en français, sur papier ordinaire A4, en recto, Calibri 11, en interligne simple, marges 2.5 cm, haut, bas, droite, gauche. Pas de saut de ligne. Espacement 6 pts après chaque paragraphe.
  • La numérotation des paragraphes se fait en chiffres arabes selon le système à étage (3 niveaux maximum) :
  • Titre de la section (Calibri 12, gras) ;
  • 1. Sous-section (Calibri 12, gras) ;
  • 1.1. Paragraphe (Calibri 12, gras).
  • Pour chaque titre : espacement 18 pts avant et 12 pts après.
  • Les schémas, graphiques et tableaux doivent être numérotés, comporter un titre en gras (Calibri 11) au-dessus et la référence à une source en italique en dessous (Calibri 10).


  • French-language texts must be typed in full on the front side of a plain A4 piece of paper, written in Calibri 11, single spaced, margins 2.5 cm, top, bottom, right, left. No line breaks. Each paragraph should be followed by a 6 point spacing.
  • Paragraphs should be numbered in Arabic numerals, following a tiered system going down three levels at most;
  • Section title (Calibri 12, bold);
  • Subsection (Calibri 12, bold);
  • 1. Paragraph (Calibri 12, bold).
  • 18 point spacing before each title; 12 point spacing afterwards
  • Diagrams, graphs and tables should be numbered, with the caption title written above in bold font (Calibri 11) and source references written below in italics (Calibri 10).


  • In-text references should place parentheses around both the surname(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication, e.g. (Porter 1982). Authors should avoid citing or including references to heretofore unpublished articles.
  • Footnotes are to be featured at the bottom of the page and written in Calibri 10.
  • Bibliographic references should be written in Calibri 10 and grouped at the end of the text in a way that is congruent with international standards. Authors must be listed in alphabetical order, replete with their surname, the initial of their first name, the date of publication, the title of the work in question (plus the pages being cited where a book is involved), the publisher’s location and name (plus the collection title, where relevant).  References to articles should also indicate the title of the journal involved; its volume and issue numbers; and the specific pages being cited. Where references relate to several works written by the same author but published in one and the same year, they should be differentiated by adding a lowercase letter to the year in question, e.g. 1997a, 1997b, etc.
  • References to articles. Example: HOOD, C. (1991).  « A public management for all seasons? », Public Administration, 69, 1, pp. 3-19.
  • Reference to books. Example: OSBORNE, D.; GAEBLER, T. (1992). Reinventing government. How the entrepreneurial spirit is transforming the public sector?  Addison-Wesley, Reading: MA.
  • References to articles featured in collective volumes. Example: GUERET-TALON, L. (2008). « De la qualité au développement durable: un défi du management public », in HURON, D.; SPINDLER, J. (ed.), Le management public en mutation, L’Harmattan, Paris, p. 335-360.
  • References to conference papers. Example: DESMARAIS, C.; EDEY-GAMASSOU, C. (2011). « La motivation de service public à l’aune du service public à la française », AIRMAP-PMP Colloquium, June, Université Versailles Saint Quentin.

Authors are kindly requested to adhere rigorously to the aforementioned general writing instructions and bibliography presentation rules.


When submitting an article, authors must:

  • Create an account here to submit an anonymised version of their proposal.
  • Email a named copy to with the author(s)’ inserted below the title and written in Calibri 12, bold, centered. Contact details (postal address, email, etc.) for the author(s) – along with their respective functions – should be inserted into a footnote (Calibri 10).
  • Articles are evaluated anonymously by two reviewers.

When submitting the revised version of an article, authors must:

  • Tender an anonymised version of their new proposal, copy-pasting the reviewer comment responses that they will have inserted at the end of the article here after finding the appropriate space within the account they have created.
    • For submissions that have to be adjudicated, authors should click on the « Status » icon located on the same line as the article itself.
    • They should then upload their new version into a space called Décision du Rédacteur (i.e. Editor’s decision).

  • A named copy of the proposal including the reviewer comment responses that had been inserted at the end of the article must be emailed to On this copy, the name of the author(s) should appear below the title written in Calibri 12, bold, centered, with a footnote written in Calibri 10 indicating contact details (postal address, email, etc.) and the author(s)’ function.


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