The Revue d’Études Tibétaines is an online journal presenting original and unpublished contributions by the CRCAO’s researchers as well as external experts. It also regularly includes promising research work by doctoral students and independent scholars. It is principally intended for a specialized audience or a readership that appreciates the scientific requirements of modern Tibetan studies. The founder and director of the journal is Jean-Luc Achard.
The journal’s drafting committee, composed of Anne Chayet (CNRS), Alice Travers (CNRS) and Jean-Luc Achard (CNRS), has a decisionary role and defines the journal’s general program and selects the articles for publication. The committee meets twice a year to establish the final list of articles to be released.
This committee is composed of eleven members and plays a consultative role : Ester Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Perugia), Anne Chayet (CNRS), Fabienne Jagou (EFEO), Rob Mayer (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford), Fernand Meyer (CNRS-EPHE), Ramon Prats (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Charles Ramble (EPHE, CNRS), Françoise Robin (INALCO), Brigitte Steinman (Université de Lille), Alice Travers (CNRS), et Jean-Luc Achard (CNRS).
The journal is released twice a year, in April and October. When there is an over abundance of selected material, additional issues are released. In the case of lengthy articles or thematic issues, special editions are published according to the same specifications as the regular bi-annual journal and released in July and/or December.
Participation is open to all regular members of CNRS teams, all their associate members and doctoral students. As mentioned above, contributions by independent scholars are also accepted. All articles must be submitted to the drafting committee for approval. All articles must be unpublished ; in the case of previously published articles, justification for their re-publication must be submitted to the drafting committee for approval.
The journal includes articles, monographs and book reviews
Given its biannual release, the journal does not include newsletters providing information on conferences, workshops and other events.
The journal accepts articles in French (which are given priority), Tibetan, English, German, Spanish, and Italian.
The volume of each issue varies according to the length and contents of the articles, number of illustrations, etc. The journal is designed for a fast display or downloading of the articles.
The journal is an open access publication and is included in the DOAJ that indexes and provides access to online journals. The material published in the journal is the property of the authors. While the material is available for free download, the reproduction of articles on fee-based online portals (including Scribd.com) is strictly prohibited. The automatic indexation of articles via the services bots that daily analyse Cambridge University’s website ensure optimal visibility in all major search engines.
The journal is hosted by Digital Himalaya, http://digitalhimalaya.com/collecti..., a website directed by Mark Turin, Cambridge and Yale University ; all volumes or individual articles are available as free PDF downloads.
The journal is available in PDF format in order to provide a faithful rendering of the data on all computer platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.). This type of format safeguards the material’s original format, pagination, etc. when printed. Articles must be submitted in MSWord format exclusively and are regenerated and safeguarded in PDF format via Quark Xpress.