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The Journal

Enfances Familles Générations (EFG) is an international French-language journal devoted to family-related research and knowledge transfer. Since its creation in 2004, EFG has contributed to the production of knowledge from a multidisciplinary perspective (sociology, anthropology, history, law, demography, sexology, social work …). The Journal is peer-reviewed and has been published three times a year since 2017 (prior to this date it was published bi-annually). Since its creation, the EFG Journal has been distributed electronically and is available free of charge on the EFG website, as well as on the Erudit  and Open Edition Journals platforms. EFG is also indexed in Academia, BASE, Contemporary Science Association (including Scientific Publications Index, Scientific Resources Database, Recent Science Index, etc.), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO (Socindex with Full Text), Google Scholar, Isidore, Landmark, Scopus and Worldcat.

EFG aims to better understand and shed light on complex social dynamics related to family and generational relationships. The thematic issues of the journal, coordinated by guest editors, are devoted to the latest developments in family research. The introductory texts of these issues, written by the guest editors, are intended to provide context for the central theme and to position the authors’ contributions within contemporary issues and debates. The Journal also publishes open topic articles and reviews of recent books.

Anti-plagiarism Policy

The Enfances, Familles, Générations Journal publishes original articles and does not tolerate plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Since its creation in 2004, the Journal has maintained a high standard of quality for its publications, and it is committed to maintaining this level of excellence to guarantee the originality and exclusivity of the articles it publishes.

Plagiarism is defined by the Journal as any unauthorized reproduction of the work of others without explicit reference to the source and its author. This definition applies to any text, table, photograph, figure or other element included in the article.

Self-plagiarism is considered plagiarism as it contravenes the original character of the publication. Self-plagiarism is defined by the Journal as a complete or partial revision (20% of the text submitted to the Journal) of a text published by the author in another journal, book or book chapter. Self-plagiarism, however, excludes online publications such as research notes, working papers or presentations at symposia or conferences that have been the subject of further work by the author before being submitted for publication in the Journal.

Open Access Policy

The Enfances, Familles, Générations Journal is available free of charge and all the articles it publishes are available online from the Journal’s website and on the Érudit and Open Edition Journals platforms.

Submission and Evaluation Policies

The Journal only accepts unpublished texts. Submitted texts should not be under evaluation by any other journal.

When publishing in Enfances, Familles, Générations, the authors agree to assign the rights to their article to honor the free access agreement between INRS, the publisher of the Journal, and its hosting platforms, Érudit and Open Edition Journals.

The Journal does not have an exemption policy because it does not require any submission fees or processing fees from its authors.

The evaluation process for selected papers is blind and peer-reviewed. Articles judged to be of sufficient quality are submitted for evaluation to two anonymous external (peer) experts. To be selected, the articles must meet the criteria given in the evaluation grid (see Submissions). The final selection for publication is made by the editorial board. These evaluation practices comply with the applicable standards for scientific journals in North America. The editorial policies and practices of the Journal ensure the publication of high quality original content.


  • Laurence Charton, director, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

National Editorial Board

  • Anne Calvès, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Aline Charles, Université Laval, Canada
  • Laurence Charton, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada
  • Josée Chénard, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
  • Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin, Institut national de la recherche scientifique et Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
  • Elsa Galerand, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Marianne Kempeneers, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Sylvie Lévesque, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Mélanie Méthot, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Dominique Morin, Université Laval, Canada
  • Maude Pugliese, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
  • Majella Simard, Université de Moncton, Canada

International Editorial Board

  • Alessandra de Andrade Rinaldi, Université Fédérale Rurale de Rio de Janeiro, Brésil
  • Marina Rezende Bazon, Universidade de São Paulo, Brésil
  • Thierry Blöss, Université d’ Aix-Marseille, France
  • Danielle Boyer, Caisse nationale d’allocations familiales, France
  • Aline Chamahian, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France
  • Yvan Droz, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement, Suisse
  • Anne Gauthier, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Pays-Bas
  • Caroline Henchoz, Haute école de travail social et de la santé Lausanne (HETSL | HES-SO), Suisse
  • Didier Le Gall, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France
  • Agnès Martial, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
  • Laura Merla, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique
  • Niya Neykova, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria
  • Elsa Ramos, Université Paris Descartes, France
  • Jean-Louis Renchon, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique
  • Anne Thevenot, Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Veronica Tichenor, State University of New York, États-Unis
  • David G. Troyansky, Brooklyn College, États-Unis

Production team

  • Amélie Cousineau, Publishing Coordinator
  • Marieke Hassell-Crépeau, Associate Editor