Publication ethics


Peer review and evaluation are fundamental principles of scientific publication. Authors are required, for all documents submitted, to participate in a peer review process and to follow publication guidelines.

Review of texts

Composition and role of the editorial committee
The editorial committee makes the decisions about all publication projects submitted to the École française d’Athènes. Made up of the director of the institution, the president of the Scientific Council, the two directors of studies (ancient and Byzantine, and modern and contemporary), the Representative of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών) and the publications manager, this committee meets regularly throughout the year.
It currently includes:

  • Madame Véronique Chankowski, director of the École française d’Athènes
  • Monsieur Didier Viviers, president of the Scientific Council of the École française d’Athènes
  • Madame Ourania Polycandrioti, representative of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών)
  • Madame Laurianne Martinez-Sève, director of Antique and Byzantine studies
  • Monsieur Gilles de Rapper, director of modern and contemporary studies  
  • Monsieur Bertrand Grandsagne, publications manager

The editorial committee decides the editorial direction of the collections and journals published by the École française d’Athènes and examines all the contributions. It carries out an initial examination where publications that are not appropriate are rejected. The editorial board are sent texts that are likely to be accepted and either review them themselves or send them out to experts who will present a report.

Peer review
All texts submitted for publication (members' theses, excavations and projects included in the institution's programs, co-publications, etc.) are subject to peer review. The editorial committee forwards the text to assessors, experts on the subject matter, who are part of its editorial board (who can, if necessary, call on external people). The number of reviewers is, at a minimum, fixed at two, decided by a third if their opinions differ. Their mission is to judge the scientific quality of the article and the methodological validity of the analysis. They then issue a report that establishes whether the article is worth publishing and send their criticisms and correction proposals to the editorial committee, who forward them to the author. The modified text is again subject to review until its final acceptance or rejection.
The reports are anonymous.  


Review of texts submitted for publication in the BCH

The Bulletin de correspondance hellénique has renewed, in 2020 its editorial board. An essential body for any scientific journal, it has guaranteed over the years the good reputation of the BCH and the scientific and editorial quality of the texts published.
The BCH is evolving. Since 2017 and the transfer of archaeological reports to another electronic publication, the Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger, it has almost doubled its page capacity. The journal is a reflection of the School's scientific activities, but it also continues to open up to other research linked to field work and the study of sources, and welcomes written contributions in languages other than French. With an online publication which is added to the paper publication, the journal is able to broaden its readership and international distribution.
In this respect, the central role of the editorial board is reaffirmed and developed. Ensuring the best possible representation of the School's disciplinary fields, it brings together experts who are invited to quickly assess the articles submitted for publication.
It includes:

  • Sophia Aneziri (Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών)
  • Michèle Brunet (University Lyon 2, Louvre museum)
  • Vincent Déroche (CNRS, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée)
  • Charles Doyen (University of Louvain)
  • Jean-Yves Empereur (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres)
  • Sylvian Fachard (university of Lausanne, École suisse d’archéologie en Grèce)
  • Éric Fouache (Sorbonne University)
  • Charalambos Gasparis (Εθνικό 'Ίδρυμα Ερευνών)
  • Patrice Hamon (University Paris Sorbonne)
  • Miltiade Hatzopoulos (Aκαδημία Aθηνών)
  • Ralf von den Hoff (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg)
  • Philippe Jockey (University Paris Ouest, UMR 7041 ArScAn)
  • Margaret M. Miles (University of California)
  • Jean-Charles Moretti (CNRS, Institut of Research on ancient architecture)
  • Cécile Morrisson (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres)
  • Aliki Moustaka (Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης)
  • Emanuele Papi (Italian archaeological school at Athens)
  • Natalia Poulou (Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης)
  • Claude Pouzadoux (Centre Jean Bérard, Naples)
  • Susan Rotroff (University Washington in St Louis)
  • Denis Rousset (École Pratique des Hautes Études)
  • Jean-Christophe Sourisseau (University of Aix-Marseille)
  • Gilles Touchais (University of Paris 1, UMR 7041 ArScAn)
  • Zoï Tsirtsoni (CNRS, UMR 7041 ArScAn)
  • Stéphane Verger (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Museo Nazionale Romano)
  • Jean-Denis Vigne (CNRS, National Museum of Natural History)

Review of text submitted to BCHmc

Une double évaluation à l’aveugle

For texts submitted for publication in the journal BCHmc, the process chosen is based on double-blind review.

Different committees
Both the editorial committee and the editorial board are made up of internationally renowned scientific figures. The choice is made in order to ensure the best possible representation of the disciplinary fields of the School, without condition of nationality.
The editorial committee sets the editorial direction for the journal and receives all contributions. Articles which are clearly not suitable for the journal are rejected in the first instance. The selected texts are sent, in anonymous form, to the international editorial board which then decides to examine them internally or to seek the help of experts who will then present a report.

Editorial committee

The editorial committee includes:
  • Tassos Anastassiadis (McGill University)
  • Xavier Bougarel (CNRS, Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Central Asian Studies)
  • Angelos Dalachanis (CNRS)
  • Ségolène Debarre (University of Paris I)
  • Gilles de Rapper (École française d’Athènes)
  • Androniki Dialeti (University of Thessaly)
  • Nicolas Elias (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations)
  • Philippe Gelez (Sorbonne University)
  • Nicole Immig (Bogazici University, Istanbul)
  • Andreas Kakridis (Ιόνιο Πανεπιστήμιο, Corfou)
  • Daniel Knight (University of St Andrews)
  • Yannis Koubourlis (Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης)
  • Mélisande Leventopoulos (University Paris VIII)
  • Tchavdar Marinov (Plovdiv university "Paissii Hilendarski", Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
  • Paris Papamihos (Royal Holloway College, London)
  • Radu Paün (CNRS, Russian, Caucasian & Central European Studies Center)
  • Nicolas Pissis (Free university, Berlin)
  • Alexis Rappas (Koç university, Istanbul)
  • Marinos Sariyannis (Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης)
  • Vivianna Tagliaferri (National Research Council, Institute of History of Mediterranean Europe, Cagliari)
  • Özgur Türesay (École Pratique des Hautes Études)
  • Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University)

International editorial board

The international editorial committee includes:
  • Frédéric Abecassis (École Normale Supérieure, Lyon)
  • Efi Avdela (Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης)
  • Marc Aymes (CNRS, Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Central Asian Studies)
  • Nathalie Clayer (CNRS, Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Central Asian Studies)
  • Maria Couroucli (CNRS)
  • Edhem Eldem (Collège de France)
  • Alexandre Farnoux (Sorbonne University)
  • Benjamin Fortna (University of Arizona)
  • Hannes Grandits (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Gilles Grivaud (University of Rouen)
  • Bernard Heyberger (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
  • Violeta Hionidou (University of Newcastle)
  • Vasilis Kolonas (Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας)
  • Vassa Kontouma (École Pratique des Hautes Études)
  • Konstantinos Kostis (Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών)
  • Byron Kotzamanis (Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας)
  • Vasilios Makrides (University of Erfurt)
  • Thomas Maloutas (Χαροκόπειο Πανεπιστήμιο, Athens)
  • Marilisa Mitsou (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
  • Tony Molho (European University Institute, Florence)
  • Ourania Polycandrioti (EIE, Athens)
  • Georges Tolias (École Pratique des Hautes Études)
  • Lina Ventura (Panteion University, Athens)
  • Éric Verdeil (Institute of Political Studies, Paris)
  • Mercedes Volait (CNRS, National Institute of the History of Art)
  • Serge Weber (University of Marne-la-Vallée)

The editorial secretariat is run by:
  • Panagiota Anagnostou (École française d’Athènes)
  • Kostis Gkotsinas (École française d’Athènes)
  • Lilyana Yordanova (École française d’Athènes)

Review of texts submitted for publication in the Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger

The Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger presents in a single journal the news of archaeological research carried out by the five French Schools abroad around the Mediterranean, in the Balkans, in India and in Asia and published separately until now, and on various media.
The editorial committee is made up of those responsible for publications from the five French Schools abroad. The committee receives all contributions and ensures the practical management of the publication. It is supported by the editorial board.
The editorial board is made up of representatives from the five French Schools abroad. They are internationally recognized scientific figures covering the disciplinary fields studied.

  • Polyxeni Adam-Veleni (general director of antiquities, Greek ministry of Culture)
  • Michel Bertrand (director of the Casa de Velázquez)
  • Gwladys Bernard (director of ancient studies, Casa de Velázquez)
  • Véronique Chankowski (director of the École française d’Athènes)
  • Laurent Coulon (director of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology)
  • Richard Figuier (publications manager for the École française de Rome)
  • Mathieu Gousse (director of the editorial department of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology)
  • Bertrand Grandsagne (publications manager at the École française d’Athènes)
  • Gisèle Hadji-Minaglou (head of the archaeological center of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology)
  • Burt Kasparian (publications assistant of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology)
  • Nicolas Laubry (director of ancient studies at the École française de Rome)
  • Brigitte Marin (director of the École française de Rome)
  • Christophe Marquet (director of the École française d’Extrême-Orient)
  • Laurianne Martinez-Sève (director of ancient studies at the École française d’Athènes)
  • Marie-Dominique Nenna (director of the Centre d’Études Alexandrines)
  • Claude Pouzadoux (director of the Centre Jean Bérard, Naples)
  • Christophe Pottier (director of studies at the École française d’Extrême-Orient)
  • Pierre Savy (director of medieval studies at the École française de Rome)
  • Charlotte Schmid (publications manager at the École française d’Extrême-Orient)

Selected projects

Upon final acceptance, the text is officially submitted for publication. It then enters the schedule of the publications service. At this stage, the text is deemed final.


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