Revue Gouvernance Governance Review

Managing editor(s): Nathalie Burlone (Codirectrice), Anne Mévellec (Codirectrice)



Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review 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 / Governance Review 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.




Nathalie Burlone et Anne Mévellec

University of Ottawa
School of Political Studies
120,University Private
Ottawa (Ontario)
K1N 6N5

office (613) 562-5800, ext.: 2242 or 2772



Open access

The current issues and the journal’s archives are offered in open access.

Back issues (34 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics


Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review is an open acces 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 special issues proposal submissions and information, please contact



Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review does not charge authors for open access publication.



Fees apply for changes requested by authors after publication.



The management team reviews each manuscript submitted  within 15 days. When the manuscript is deemed to be of interest to Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review, it is sent for external evaluation (3 months delay).

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 / Governance Review 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.



Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review uses the Creative Commons license CC BY-SA.

Authors retain intellectual property and copyright on the content of their articles. Authors own all distribution rights.

Authors may place all versions of their article in an institutional or disciplinary archive: prepublication; accepted manuscript; archival version. No embargoes are imposed.



Authors have the right to self-archive submitted, accepted and published versions of their article in Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review. In return, authors must explicitly indicate the complete reference of their article published in Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review, and insert a link to their original article on Érudit.



Permanent archiving of Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review is provided by Portico.



All manuscripts submitted to Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review 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 / Governance Review 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 / Governance Review.

Information for contributors


  • Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review does not accept manuscripts already published or submitted to other journals.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted to our online plateform :


  • Revue Gouvernance / Governance Review does not accept manuscripts already published or submitted to other journals.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted to our online submission plateform at :Revue gouvernance / Governance Review Scholars' Portal and conform to the author's instructions.


  • The maximum size of articles is limited to 8,000 words including text, notes, bibliographic references and appendices, but not including abstracts in both languages. The word count must appear at the end of the article.
  • Manuscripts should include two 250-word summary (in English and French) and 3 to 6 keywords in both languages.
  • Manuscripts should also include short biographies of each author of a maximum of 15 to 20 words each as well as ORCID numbers for all authors.
  • All references cited in the text should appear bibliography.
  • The paper must be in APA Style and the font must be Palatino, 12-point size.

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

Département de droit public
Université Alassane OUATTARA
Côte d'Ivoire