Politique et Sociétés

Managing editor(s): Sule Tomkinson (Directrice)

Journal preceded by Revue québécoise de science politique



Politique et Sociétés is a general political science journal whose objective is to disseminate French-language reflection and research from Québec and abroad. Respecting the academic requirements of the discipline, the journal publishes original articles from all perspectives and on all aspects of this field of research. While the journal does not hesitate to assert its difference in paying particular attention to Québec society, it is also attentive to the events and phenomena that motivate other societies. Consequently, the journal plays an important role in putting into perspective current events and in analyzing the various issues raised by the organization of political life.


Since 2002, Politique et Sociétés is accessible Érudit plateform. The journal is indexed in the following directories :
Documentation politique internationale/ International Political Science Abstracts
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
World Political Science Abstracts
Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)
Sociological Abstracts


Journal Website

Contact the Journal

Editorial Inquiries:
Laurence Bherer
Directrice Politique et Sociétés
Département de science politique
Université de Montréal
C. P. 618 — Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3C 3J7
Submissions and Manuscript Status:
Myriam Morissette, Université de Montréal
Émilie Bernier, University of Ottawa
Commercially-related inquiries:
Priscyll Anctil Avoine
Société québécoise de science politique
Université du Québec à Montréal
Département de science politique
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8
Telephone: 514 987-3000 Ext. 4582
Fax: 514 987-0218


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Email: sqsp@uqam.ca

Telephone: 514 987-3000 Ext. 4582

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Telephone: 514 987-3000 Ext. 4582


Back issues (78 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics

Submission and Peer Assessment Policy

Three times a year, Politiques et Sociétés publishes original and unpublished research articles, reviews, and research notes in all areas of political science. These are subject to an anonymous evaluation by at least two external evaluators on the basis of their contribution to the advancement of the scientific knowledge and the requirements of the discipline.

Authors are invited to consult the Submission Guidelines and to submit their manuscripts via Open Journal Systems (OJS), the manuscript management system, at the following address: https://revuepolsoc.ojs.umontreal.ca/index.php/revuepolsoc/about/submissions.
* Authors may submit a manuscript to Politiques et Sociétés, written using word-processing software not exceeding 30 double-spaced pages, including footnotes, references, and tables;
* Authors must include in their manuscript an abstract of approximately 100 words, in French and in English, as well as keywords in each language;
* A biography of up to 6 lines is also required. This can include, for example, the author’s title, institutional affiliations, areas of research, recent publications, and contact information;
* References should be presented in author-date citation style. The bibliography should follow references;
* Tables, figures, and graphs should be presented on separate pages in numerical order;

* The journal uses a double-blind peer review process. Authors are thus asked to avoid references to their own work, or footnotes that might render them easily identifiable.

Policy on inclusive writing and quotes

The journal encourages the use of inclusive writing through its policy, especially regarding the feminisation of texts as well as the inclusive application of quoting practices.

Copyright Policy

The editorial board accepts only those manuscripts that have been exclusively submitted to the journal. That is, a manuscript must not have been previously published, submitted, or accepted for publication in another journal.
By publishing in Politiques et Sociétés, authors relinquish their rights related to their text. They must complete, sign, and return the requisite copyright assignment agreement form by email (ps@umontreal.ca) or by mail to the following address:

Laurence Bherer, Director
Revue Politique et Sociétés
Département de science politique
Université de Montréal
C.P 6128 — Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3C3J7
This formality allows Politique et Sociétés to publish and to distribute the articles in a variety of databases in accordance with the existing legislation. Permanent archiving of the journal is provided by Portico. 

Authors have permission to archive the official version produced by Politique et Sociétés in an institutional repository, provided that they include a reference to the journal as well as a link to its original place of publication (the Érudit platform).

Anti-plagiarism Policy

The journal rejects all forms of plagiarism. It considers the following as acts of plagiarism:

* Copying, in whole or in part, the work of others and passing it off as one’s own;
* Copying, in whole or in part, one’s own already published work, without referencing the original publication (self-plagiarism).
Depending on the presence and the extent of the plagiarism detected, manuscripts may be rejected at any stage of the process. 

Guide for thematic issues' directors

The journal invites the directors of thematic issues to consult the guide adressed to them.

Editorial board


Laurence Bherer, Université de Montréal

Associate Editor

Myriam Morissette, Université de Montréal

Associate Editor, Reviews

Émilie Bernier, University of Ottawa

Communications and Events Associate

Sarah Munoz, Université de Montréal

Manuscript Editor

Micheline Giroux-Aubin

Editorial Board

Émilie Bernier, Université d'Ottawa
Claire Dupuy, Université Catholique de Louvain
Guillaume Durou, Université de l'Alberta
Tania Gosselin, Université du Québec à Montréal
Tina Hilgers, Université Concordia
Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, Bishop's University
Pascale Massot, Université d'Ottawa
Lee Joseph Marshall Seymour, Université de Montréal
Augustin Simard, Université de Montréal
Sule Tomkinson, Université Laval
Maude Benoit, Université du Québec à Montréal
Dimitri della Faille, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Frédéric Mercure-Jolette, Cégep de Saint-Laurent
Benjamin Ferland, Université d'Ottawa
Mathieu Thomas, Université de Montréal

International Scientific Committee

Bertrand Badie, Sciences Po Paris
Linda Cardinal, Université d’Ottawa
Amandine Crespy, Institut d'études européennes
Andrés de Blas Guerrero, Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia, Madrid
Annette Desmarais, Université du Manitoba
Alain Dieckhoff, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
Alain-G Gagnon, Université du Québec à Montréal
Patrick Hassenteufel, Science Po, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Jane Jenson, Université de Montréal
Michael Keating, European University Institute / University of Aberdeen
Svetla Koleva, Institut d'étude des sociétés et du savoir, Académie bulgare des sciences
Sylvain Laurens, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, St. Denis
Patrick Le Galès, Science Po Paris
Éléonore Lépinard, Université de Lausanne
Philippe Marlière, University College London
Dominique Méda, Université Paris Dauphine
Gerassimos Moschonas, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens
David Paternotte, Université libre de Bruxelles
Geoffrey Pleyers, Université Catholique de Louvain
George Ross, Harvard University
Antje Wiener, University of Hamburg