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Développement des collections documentaires «Découvertes» de Gallimard Jeunesse - une stratégie éditoriale à long terme

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Academic Journal of Modern Philology

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non-fiction books for children and youth   French publishing market   children’s book typography   children’s book graphics   contemporary non-fiction book


Academic Journal of Modern Philology is a scientific journal oriented towards interdisciplinary studies. AJMP has been included in the register of journals published by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with 70 points awarded. The journal seeks original articles on linguistics with special focus on comparative studies, anthropological linguistics, science of cognition, social communication and literary studies. Since the founding of the journal in 2012, it has been our goal to foster the development of linguistic studies through an open exchange of ideas, while maintaining the highest standards of academic publishing. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer reviews for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The reviewing procedure is supervised by the International Advisory Board. The articles are published mainly in English, German, French and Polish. Academic Journal of Modern Philology is an open access journal published annually by the Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław.


The main objective of this study is to reconstruct the long-term strategy of Gallimard Jeunesse, a major Frenchpublisher of books for children and youth, which has consisted of a constant planning, restructuring and revitalisationof more than a dozen collections and series published under the label of ‘Découvertes’ from 1983 until today. Thhistory of this wide-ranging project – one of the largest publishing project of the last decades – provides a pictureof the evolution of the publication model of contemporary non-fiction books for children. We will therefore focuson the size of the analysed collections, the evolution of their editorial form and texts – for example, the presenceand function of illustrations and/or auxiliary parts of the books – as well as the age of their readers, the relationshipbetween translations and French production, and international and inter-institutional co-publishing ventures.Presenting the most interesting and innovative examples of typographic and graphic solutions implemented by thepublisher will also provide important information, as these solutions have been widely imitated.

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e-ISSN 2353-3218   ISSN 2299-7164





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College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław