Instructions to the authors
Founded in 1990 by Gabriel Dupuy, Flux provides original scientific contributions in the field of networks: public transportation, road networks, water supply and sanitation, energy, telecommunications, etc. The increasing presence of these technical macrosystems in economic and social life disrupts the organization of space, local power, and the use of technology.
Flux is particularly interested in the ways in which networks are designed, regulated, and operated, as well as their relationships with the areas they serve. In this regard, Flux is one of the rare French-language academic publications related to the field of planning. The texts published in Flux highlight features that are specific to and shared by networks: long-term studies on the development of infrastructures and related services, international comparisons, methods of analyzing network functionality, formalizing ideas specific to regulating network industries, etc. The journal thus accepts papers that are focused not only on physical networks but also on the “networking” of organizations and institutions.
Contributions are requested from geographers, urban planners, sociologists, economists, political scientists, and historians, in order to offer improved understanding of contemporary changes in regions and societies.
Flux offers scientific papers, research reports and survey reviews, interviews, features, and bibliographies (reviews, selected titles, and journal reviews). Special reports provide reviews of scientific work conducted on the most relevant and timely topics.
The papers received will be read by two members of the editorial Board and of the scientific Committee for evaluation and critical commentary. The readers may eventually request modifications or complementary information from the author. Evaluation criteria will take into consideration the pertinence of the text with respect to « network » questions, scientific originality and exac titude, and readability.
Because of the disciplinary and linguistic diversity of the readers of Flux, clarity is of the utmost importance. Authors should try as much as possible to simplify vocabulary, to clearly define all technical terms, and to explain acronyms, signs and abbreviations (complete spelling should be indicated the first time such terms are utilized). Theoretical references are to be given in detail, and placed into the context of « network » questions.
Indexing: London School of Economics and Political Science (IBSS database) ; Urbadoc databases.
This journal is published in cooperation with the Institut des Sciences Humaines and Sociales of the CNRS.