To Publish in Nacelles

Translated from:
Écrire dans Nacelles

Submit a research article/research paper

Nacelles is an open access journal. No submission or publication fees are charged to authors. Authors are not paid. Reviewers are not paid.

Articles are written in French or English. They are signed by their authors and supported by a critical apparatus. The research article is a scientific text of a maximum of 80,000 characters (including spaces, i.e. 12,000 words). Articles are published either in a thematic dossier or in the Varia section.

A thematic dossier contains a minimum of four research articles by four different authors, as well as an introduction to the dossier (in French and English).

All proposals should be sent to the following address:

Submit another text

The journal Nacelles welcomes other types of texts, in order to feed its various sections:

- Sources, actors, testimonies: this section is intended for the transcription of interviews with actors and witnesses of aviation, aeronautics and space, or for the presentation of original and important sources. They should be accompanied by a short contextualization and should not exceed 40 to 60,000 characters (including spaces, i.e. 8,000 words);

- Book reviews: unpublished, they should not exceed 20,000 characters (including spaces, i.e. 3,000 words). They may concern any work published in one of the journal's main themes;

- Master's and Thesis positions: these are summaries of work defended in the previous five years, without limitation of place. They should not exceed 10,000 characters (including spaces, i.e. 2,000 words) for Master's positions and 20,000 characters (including spaces, i.e. 3,000 words) for Thesis positions.

- Proceedings of scientific events: these are intended to present the results of seminars, study days or other events. They should not exceed 20,000 characters (including spaces, i.e. 3,000 words).

- Others: if you wish to propose other projects, please contact us at the following address:

Instructions for authors


- In order to facilitate the work of putting the text on line on the platform, the text is delivered in Word format (.doc or docx) preferably - the journal also accepts texts in Open office format (.odt) - without formatting or style sheet;

- the text is "typed by the mile", no element should be underlined, bolded or coloured. Italics are reserved for words in foreign languages and titles of books or sources;

- The journal prefers Times New Roman font, 12 point, 1.15 line spacing. In general, articles should conform to the typographic standards used in France and the United Kingdom.


Metadata (information about the author, the nature of the document and its content) should be provided in a separate document. It contains in order :

- the presentation of the author (surname and first name, status, function, university and laboratory to which he/she belongs, e-mail address, etc.) ;

- the title and its possible subtitle, the summary of the article (800 to 1,000 characters) and the keywords (5 words + 2 words of geographical description) accompanying it in the two languages used by the journal (French and English).

Footnotes and bibliographical references

- Footnotes are numbered consecutively and footnote references are placed before the punctuation. All footnotes should begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.

- Footnotes and bibliography follow, for the French part, the EHESS-Histoire presentation standards (Zotero):

- alphabetical order of authors ;

- Times New Roman font without line spacing, font 10 ;

- the author's name is written in small capitals. It is followed by the first name in lower case, then in order: title of the work (italics), collection, publisher, city of publication, year of publication, number of pages. Examples:

- for a book: CHADEAU Emmanuel, De Blériot à Dassault : l'industrie aéronautique en France (1900 1950), Fayard, Paris, 1987, 552 pages.

- for a magazine article: CHADEAU Emmanuel, "Le centre des archives du monde du travail à Roubaix", Vingtième siècle. Revue d'histoire, vol. 45, n° 1, 1995, p. 143 145.

- For a contribution in a collective work: CHADEAU Emmanuel, "Chapitre 6 : Aide étrangère et politique économique", in BERNSTEIN Serge, MILZA Pierre (dir.), L'année 1947, Presses de Sciences Po, Paris, 1999, p. 147 166.

- For a document taken from the Internet: add the link to the site and the mention [consulted on XX/XX/20XX].

Illustrations (figures, graphs, tables, videos, images, etc.)

- The author of the article must check himself/herself that he/she has the right to distribute this illustration. Several cases:

▪ the illustration is under a Creative Commons license (this is the case most of the time if the image is extracted from Wikipedia, but this must be verified) ;

▪ the illustration is in the public domain, because the author has been dead for more than seventy years (the mention "public domain", or a date, is readable at the source of the illustration) ;

▪ the author of the article has written permission from the author of the illustration or his or her beneficiaries (if the image is in a book, for example, the author of the article must contact the publisher or author);

- they are transmitted in a different document from the text of the article and are referenced in such a way as to facilitate the procedure for importing them into the platform;

- each illustration must be accompanied by:

▪ a title (the one chosen by the author of the illustration, if it exists, otherwise a title given by the author of the article) ;

▪ a caption;

▪ of the mention of the author of the illustration (if anonymous, this must be written at the source of the illustration), and/or of the source (public or private archive collection, societies or associations) ;

▪ the link to the source (mentioning the Creative Commons or public domain license) or a specific written permission, to the Editorial Board of the journal (it will not be published);

- the title is placed before the illustration, the caption is placed directly after the illustration and the credits just below;

- illustrations should be linked to the text and called out in the body of the text directly after the relevant paragraph (in the form, fig. 1; tab. 1; graph. 1; etc.).

Recommendations to authors for texts in French

- The text may contain up to three levels of titles. They must be clearly indicated by means of a numerical numbering (1., 1.1, 1.1.1, etc.);

- short quotations are inserted directly into the body of the text. When they are longer than two lines, they are detached from the text in a specific paragraph (without inverted commas);

- Acronyms should be expanded once in the body of the text and should not contain separators. For example: Société nationale des chemins de fer (SNCF) ;

- capital letters are accented (À, É, etc.). Personal names should not be written in capitals;

- century numbers are written in Roman numerals and small capitals. Years are written in numerical form: 1968, 1981, etc., not 68, 81, etc.; similarly, "1970s" not "70s" for example;

- non-breaking spaces (Shift+CTRL+space in Word) are placed before punctuation marks ( !, ?, ;, :, ") and before or after punctuation marks ( "); before and after hyphens (-) and semi-cadrics (-); in the spacing for numbers (2,000), percentages (23%), centuries (19th century), etc.; between first and last names (Marcel Dassault).