About the journal Mutations en Méditerranée (MeM)

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Editorial initiative

Mutations en Méditerranée (MeM) is a multidisciplinary scientific journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The journal is sponsored by and continues to be developed by the Institut Sociétés en Mutation en Méditerranée (SoMuM), Aix-Marseille Université, in collaboration with the graduate studies department ED 355 (École Doctorale Espace Culture Sociétés), as well as with the support of twelve research units, CGGG, CNE, DICE, IDEMEC, IMAF, IREMAM, LEST, LPED, MESOPOLHIS, PRISM, TDMAM and TELEMMe .

Mutations en Méditerranée considers the Mediterranean geographical zone and its interconnectedness. This area is understood to be fertile ground for experimentation and the development of hypotheses toward the study of numerous processes (political, economic, demographic, legal, social, and cultural), recontextualized within their specific historical frameworks and understood to have participated in critical “turning points”, crises, as well as in longer periods of transition or emerging change.

Rather than seeking to establish a singular theoretical definition of the Mediterranean space, the aim of the journal is to encourage diverse approaches to the question, that remain as close as possible to original data sources, as well as to primary actors within this field of research. Comparative approaches and reflexivity when considering concepts and investigative practices are encouraged, as is the use of mixed methodologies and the implementation of innovative tools and techniques.

Mutations en Méditerranée is coordinated by an editor-in-chief and an editorial board, composed of doctoral students hailing from a range of disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences. A scientific committee of researchers and professors, who are all members of the Institute SoMuM’s research units, are responsible for reviewing the journal’s scientific content.

As a publication, the journal favors contributions produced by young researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) on a national and international scale. It aims to offer the Institute’s PhD students an improved grasp on the editorial dimension of the research profession, providing them with experience that ranges from drafting a call for contributions, to ensuring the digital publication of an issue.

Publication policies

Mutations en Méditerranée is published in an exclusively digital format. The journal is hosted on the Edinum platform and has been since its first issue appeared. It is an open access, annual publication, and ensures immediate full-text access, under the CC-BY 4.0 International licence.
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The publication languages are French and English.

Articles are evaluated through double blind review, by established researchers and specialists in the field, object or question of study.

No submission or publication fees are applied to authors.


Original in French


Translation in English: Emma Maines

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