PUBLISHING STANDARDS FOR HUMANITIES JOURNALS IN THE CAMES SYSTEM

No journal may publish an article that does not comply with the editorial standards (NORCAMES). Typographical standards are set by each journal. The structure of an article must comply with the rules of scientific writing, depending on whether the article is a theoretical contribution or the result of field research. The structure of a scientific article in the humanities is as follows


  • For a paper which is a theoretical and fundamental contribution: Title, First and last name of the author, Institution, e-mail address, Abstract, Key words, Introduction (justification of the theme, problematic, scientific hypotheses/objectives, approach), Articulated development, Conclusion, Bibliographical references.
  • For a paper resulting from field research: Title, First and Last name of the author, Home institution, E-mail address, Abstract in French, Key words, Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Bibliographical references.

The sections of an article, with the exception of the introduction, the conclusion and the bibliography, must be titled and numbered (e.g. 1.; 1.1.; 1.2; 2.; 2.2.; 2.2.1; 2.2.2.; 3.; etc.). Quoted passages are presented in roman and in inverted commas. When the quoting sentence and the quotation exceed three lines, the quotation should be presented (line spacing 1) in Book Antiqua and indented, reducing the font size by one point. Citation references are integrated into the citing text in the following ways, as appropriate:


Application of the American Psychological Association (APA)


How to present a quote in the paper ?

Quotations of less than three (03) lines must be incorporated in the text, between inverted commas, and directly followed by the name of the author, the year of publication and the pagination of the quoted extract (preceded by p., or pp. if the extract covers more than one page). For example: In the case of adolescents, ‘some suicide attempts should be understood as an action highlighting a non-transmissible. « (Ghyssels & Goffinet, 2012, p.92)

  • However, if the document is not paginated, the paragraph is indicated with the abbreviation.
  • If the author’s name is included in the sentence, it is followed by the year of publication in brackets, but the pagination is placed after the quotation, after the closing inverted comma.

Example: Liguori (2017) recalls that the relationship of conflict ‘to drive duality, transference and the automatism of repetition is at the heart of Freudian dynamics’ (p. 207)

  • Quotations longer than three lines are presented in a separate block of text, omitting the inverted commas. This block starts on a new line, indented about 1cm from the left and right margin.

The process of underdevelopment resulting from this shock is experienced concretely by the populations concerned as a global crisis: socio-economic crisis (brutal exploitation, permanent unemployment, accelerated and painful exodus), but also socio-cultural and civilization crisis translating a socio-historical unpreparedness and a maladjustment of human cultures and behaviors to the forms of life imposed by the foreign technologies

Diakité (1985, p.105)

Bibliographic references cited are those actually consulted in the body of the text.

Journal (online)

  • From one to two authors
  • N’guessan, A. C. (2020). Quelques modalités d’attribution anthroponymiques Baoulé : l’exemple de l’Ahétou. Akofena, revue scientifique des Sciences du Langage, Lettres, Langues & Communication, L3DL-CI, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire), (2)1, 93-104 [Online], accessed on October 20, 2020, URL: http://revue-akofena.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/07-T03-39-pp.-93-104.pdf
  • N’guessan, A. C. (2020). Quelques modalités d’attribution anthroponymiques Baoulé : l’exemple de l’Ahétou. Akofena, revue scientifique des Sciences du Langage, Lettres, Langues & Communication, L3DL-CI, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire), (2)1, 03-16 [Online], available at URL: http://revue-akofena.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/01-T02-01-pp03-16.pdf
  • Tape, J-M & Menlan, Y. 2020. Tropicalisation des terminologies linguistiques en campagne de sensibilisation : exemple de la Covid-19 en Côte d’Ivoire. Akofena, revue scientifique des Sciences du Langage, Lettres, Langues & Communication, L3DL-CI, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire), Spécial (3), 171-182 [Online], accessed on October 10, 2020, URL: http://revue-akofena.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/13-T03-40-Tape%CC%81-pp.-171-182.pdf
  • Multiple authors
  • Oguntola, L. O. & al. (2020). E-learning en période de la Covid-19: les écoles nigérianes à la loupe. Akofena, revue scientifique des Sciences du Langage, Lettres, Langues & Communication, L3DL-CI, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire), Spécial (3), 31-52 [Online], accessed on October 10, 2020, URL: http://revue-akofena.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/03-T03-24-pp.-31-52.pdf

Journal (print)

  • From one to two authors
  • Claudine, M. (2006). Analyse de la violence verbale : quelques principes méthodologiques. Actes des XXVIes journées d’études sur la parole, 103- 114
  • Multiple authors

  • Ajado, T. & al. (2008). E-Learning and Distance Education in Nigeria. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, (7), 4-7

Books or monographs

  • Chomsky, N. & Halle, M. (1973). Principe de phonologie générative, Ed. Seuil, Paris

Proceedings / Colloquium

  • Kossonou, K. T. & Assanvo, A. D. (2018). Étude des verbes complexes de l’agni. Actes du 1er colloque scientifique national du Laboratoire de Description, de Didactique et de Dynamique des Langues en Côte d’Ivoire (L3DL-CI) : « Le nom dans les langues naturelles », Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, (Côte d’Ivoire), CRELIS : La Revue du Centre de Recherche et d’Études en Littérature et Sciences du Langage, Faculté des Langues, Littératures et Civilisations, Série spéciale, 123-136

Updated on May 2, 2021