Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest

Editor(s): Léna Diamé Ndiaye


Based out of the Université de Saint-Boniface and a product of the Centre d’études franco-canadiennes de l’Ouest - a research centre focused on the Francophonie of Western Canada - the Cahiers franco-canadiens de l’Ouest is a peer-reviewed publication whose first issue was published in 1989, following the Bulletin du CEFCO, first published in 1979. The journal is published twice a year (either two issues or in a single double-issue format), in French. The journal features scientific research, essays, creative pieces, book reviews, as well as other content on subjects on or related to Western Canada. The journal, published by the Presses universitaires de Saint-Boniface, is intended for audiences interested in the Francophonie of Western Canada. The journal, published twice a year, is evaluated by peers through a double-blind review.

Guidelines for Authors



Léna Diamé Ndiaye, editor in chief


Phone: 204-237-1818, ext. 729; toll-free in Canada: 1-888-233-5112

Fax: 204-237-3240.

Mailing address

Cahiers franco-canadiens de l’Ouest

Attn: Léna Diamé Ndiaye, rédacteur en chef

Université de Saint-Boniface

200, avenue de la Cathédrale

Winnipeg (Manitoba) R2H 0H7 Canada.

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Editorial policy and ethics

  • Review process

Les Cahiers franco-canadiens de l’Ouest is a peer-reviewed journal: all manuscripts received are reviewed by two external reviewers in a double-blind process of evaluation. The editorial evaluation is conducted by the editorial committee. Final acceptance is accorded by the editorial committee of the journal.

  • Copyright Policy

Manuscripts accepted for publication remain the property of Les Cahiers franco-canadiens de l’Ouest and are not returned to their authors. Authors relinquish copyright to the journal upon the signing of a contract with the journal.

  • Self-archiving Policy

The journal allows authorial self-archiving of the final version of the article under the following conditions:

  1. That reference to the first publication in the journal is completed according to the following format:

Last name, First name (year). “Title of the article”, Cahiers franco-canadiens de l’Ouest, volume, issue, pages, article’s DOI, date of access.

  1. That self-archiving occurs at least 12 months after initial publication of the article in the journal.
  2. That the author obtains permission from the journal before proceeding with the self-archiving of the article.
  • Digital preservation policy

The digital preservation of the Cahiers franco-canadiens de l’Ouest is assured by Portico.

  • Plagiarism policy

The  journal has a plagiarism policy to protect the rights of authors.

  • The journal systematically denies the plagiarism and the self-plagiarism.
  • For the review, plagiarism is to copy an author without quoting him or mention it, passage verbatim coping from a book, a review or a web site without mentioning the source but also to insert images, graphics, data, etc. from external sources without indicating the source.
  • By self-plagiarism we mean the acts of an author that copy themselves without quoting or mentioning the original.
  • Authors should follow the Submission guidelines (the charge to the authors) that clearly presents the details of citing sources in order to avoid any misunderstanding.
  • The quality of anonymous evaluators enables to thwart the cases of plagiarism and self-plagiarism.
  • When a plagiarism or a self-plagiarism is proven, the article is immediately removed from the production process regardless of the step. The author cannot present texts to books. If plagiarism is the subject of a doubt, the author is asked to send a note of explanation to the Editorial Committee and undertake to review his text to better meet the requirements of the journal.


- Submission guidelines

Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced on 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11”) pages, with 2.5 (1”) margins. Submissions may not exceed 25 pages (10 000 to 12 000 words, max.), including figures and tables.

Submissions must have a title page indicating only the title (as succinct as possible), the author’s name, and the author’s institutional contact information.

Titles and sub-titles must be clearly indicated and hierarchical. Paragraphs, excluding indented citations, must be indicated with a five space indent.

There is no spacing after a colon or opening quotation mark. There is no spacing before the closing quotation mark, the semi-colon, the exclamation mark and the question mark.

Words that require the italics and foreign words must be underlined, including Latin abbreviations.
Authors are required to use standardized abbreviations (km2, p.). Numbers and numerical values are separated by spaces (pop. of 25 000), unless these values fulfill another function (dates or article references, for instance: 1980 or article 1243).

Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract written in French (200 words max.).

Manuscripts must be submitted in PDF and in other electronic format (Word). The author should clearly indicate the type of word processing software used, as well as the software version.


Quoted content must be verbatim. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the quotes included in their work. A quote that runs 3 lines or less should be placed in quotations marks and does not require special indentation; a quote running 3 lines or more (40 words or more) should be offset, without quotation marks. A block quotation of this nature should be single-spaced and be offset with a five space indent from the main body of the text (left and right). A single line space precedes and follows a block quotation. If an author chooses to add, modify, or omit any part of the quote, this must be indicated by square brackets. In the case of omitted content, this should be indicated by an ellipsis in square brackets. If the quote includes misspelled or erroneous content, this should be marked by [sic.].


All bibliographical citations must be presented in parentheses in the text or after a quote. Each citation must include, in order, the author’s name, the year of publication, and, in the case of direct quotation, the page or page range.

Examples: single author (Dubé, 2015);  two authors (Dallaire et Roma, 2003, p. 40); two or more authors (Hallion et al., 2013, p. 16-17); two different works (Cardinal, 1994; Dubé, 2015).


References must be presented in a bibliography at the end of the article. References should be listed alphabetically by author name and in ascending order according to date of publication. If more than one reference is listed under the same author name, use a dash from the second entry onwards to indicate the author name is the same. If an author is cited for two or more publications published in the same year, the year of publication is followed by a letter (example: 2010a; 2010b). References should be single-spaced.

Bibliographic entries must follow these guidelines:

1) A bibliographic entry must include, in order, the author surname (in upper case) and the author name, year of publication, title in italics, location, the publisher, the number of pages.


             -  SAVOIE, Paul (1984) À la façon d’un charpentier, Saint-Boniface, Éditions du Blé, 208 p.

             -  ROMNEY, Claude et DANSEREAU, Estelle (dir.) (1995) Portes de communications: études  discursives et stylistiques de l’œuvre de Gabrielle Roy, Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 212 p.

2) To reference a section in a co-authored or edited volume, include the author surname (in upper case), the author’s name, the year of publication, the section in quotations, the editor(s), the title in italics, the location, the publisher, the page or page range.


            - ROY, Gabrielle (1975) «Un vagabond frappe à notre porte», dans Un jardin au bout du   monde, Montréal, Éditions Beauchemin, p. 9-58.

            - LAROUCHE, Michel et CARDINAL, Serge (1995) «Une écriture “scénique”», dans WARREN, Paul (dir.) Zola et le cinéma, Sainte-Foy, Presses de l’Université Laval, p. 3-16.

3) To reference an article in a journal or newspaper, include the author’s surname (in upper case), the author’s name, the year of publication, the title in quotation marks, the title of the journal or newspaper in italics, the volume (if applicable), the issue number, the season or the month (if applicable), the date (in the case of a newspaper), the page or the page range.


    SIROIS, Antoine (1984) «Gabrielle Roy et le Canada anglais», Études littéraires, vol. 17, n° 3,    p. 469-479.


If notes are required in the text, they should be indicated prior to the punctuation. Notes should be typed single-space, and presented as endnotes, prior to the bibliography.

Annexes and tables

Annexes should follow the bibliography. Tables should be included at the end of the article, after the bibliography and before any annexes. They should be indicated using square brackets. Example: [Tableau 1].

Editorial board

Editorial committee

  • Léna Diamé Ndiaye, Université de Saint-Boniface, CEFCO, editor in chief
  • Lise Gaboury-Diallo, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Jean Valenti, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Anne Sechin, Presses Universitaires de Saint-Boniface

Scientific committee 2018-2021

  • André Fauchon, Professor Emeritus, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Yves Frenette, holder of the Level 1 Canada Research Chair on migrations, transfers and Francophone communities, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Christian Guilbault, Simon Fraser University
  • Sandrine Hallion, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Carol J. Harvey, Professor Emerita, University of Winnipeg
  • François Lentz, Centre d’études franco-canadiennes de l’Ouest, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Eileen Lohka, University of Calgary
  • Kenneth Meadwell, Professor Emeritus, University of Winnipeg
  • Pamela V. Sing, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta
  • Jérôme Melançon, Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM). LaCité UF, University of Regina