The Association for French Language Studies (AFLS) has a long tradition of supporting the publication of new and accessible research (particularly early-career research) from across the world through its journal – Cahiers de l’AFLS, which began in 1995. To ensure that this venue remains a viable, progressive, and rigorous research output, the executive committee has been working with Cambridge University Press, and from 2021, Cahiers will now form an output of the Journal of French Language Studies and will appear as Research Notes. These will be shorter (4000-6000 words, not including references) than articles and are not required to propose a solution to issues they raise as long as their linguistic relevance to the French language is made clear. These short pieces introduce a topic of empirical and theoretical importance related to the French language, and include brief reports on research results or methodologies. Instructions for prospective authors can be found on the journal website. Meanwhile, the back-catalogue of the Cahiers de l’AFLS will remain available on the AFLS website. The committee looks forward to receiving submissions from the community.