Revue Gouvernance

Managing editor(s): Nathalie Burlone, Anne Mévellec


Revue Gouvernance is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical, empirical and critical articles addressing one or more dimensions of public and social governance in Canada and around the world. Interdisciplinary and multi-methodological, Revue Gouvernance hosts texts of all epistemological and ontological sensitivities, with the dual perspective of enriching positive and normative knowledge about governance, as well as nurturing public debates on the challenges and issues related to its contemporary exercise.

Revue Gouvernance is a bilingual (French/English) journal open to publishing individual articles or special issues that focus on a particular governance theme or on governance in a given region. Each issue contains four individual articles not exceeding 8,000 words each. Individual paper submission guidelines can be found below.  Proposals for special issues should be 2–3 pages in length and include:

- The title of the proposed special issue;
- The topic explored (approximately 300 words);
- The importance of the topic for public administration research or practice (approximately 300 words);
- A list of the proposed articles and abstracts;
- A list of all authors.

For proposal submissions and information, please contact




Nathalie Burlone et Anne Mévellec

Revue Gouvernance

Université of Ottawa

School of political studies 

120, rue Université

Ottawa (Ontario)

K1N 6N5 

Back issues (23 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics


Guidelines for authors


The management team reviews each manuscript submitted. When the manuscript is of interest for Revue Gouvernance, it is sent for external evaluation.

Evaluations are performed by two evaluators according to a double-blind and anonymous evaluation process.

Evaluators must indicate their recommendation regarding publication of the manuscript. Possible recommendations include:

  • Accepted without modifications
  • Accepted with minor modifications
  • Accepted with major modifications
  • Rejected

Taking the evaluation reports into consideration, Revue Gouvernance will decide whether or not a manuscript will be published, and will send the evaluators’ reports to the author(s) so that they can revise their manuscript.



All manuscripts submitted to Revue Gouvernance must be original works. Manuscripts are screened to ensure that they do not contain plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Plagiarism consists in using words, sentences and ideas found elsewhere while passing them off as your own or failing to cite them correctly.

Self-plagiarism involves an author reusing parts of previously published papers while failing to reference the original publication source.


Before publication:

If plagiarism or self-plagiarism is detected before publication and it involves less than 20 % of the manuscript, Revue Gouvernance will ask the author to rewrite the article and add necessary references. If plagiarism concerns more than 20 % of the manuscript, the article will definitely be rejected.


After publication:

If plagiarism or self-plagiarism is detected after publication, the article will be withdrawn from the archives of Revue Gouvernance.



Authors will keep intellectual property and copyright to their articles.

Authors have the right to republish (self-archive) their article published by Revue Gouvernance. In return, authors must explicitly indicate the complete reference of their article published in Revue Gouvernance, and insert a link to their original article on Érudit.



Permanent archiving of Revue Gouvernance is provided by Portico

Editorial board

Nathalie Burlone
École d’études politiques
Université d’Ottawa

Anne Mévellec
École d’études politiques
Université d’Ottawa

Laëtitia Laude Alis
École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique
Institut du Management

Christopher Cooper
École d’études politiques
Université d’Ottawa

Alejandro Estevez
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
Centro de Estudios del Estado y las Organizaciones Públicas
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Aude-Claire Fourot
Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University

Peter Graefe
Department of Political Science
McMaster University

Garry Marshall
School of Public Administration
University of Nebraska

Mireille Paquet
Department of Political Science
Concordia University

Andrea Rounce
Political Studies
University of Manitoba

Sébastien Ségas
Département Administration Économique et Sociale
Université de Rennes 2

Laurent Terral
Laboratoire Ville Mobilité Transport - UMR T 9403
Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l’aménagement et des réseaux