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    • Articles: 6000–8000 words.
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  • Include an abstract (100-150 words) and 5-10 keywords.
  • Format, citations, and references follow SEDERI Yearbook’s style sheet.
  • Use British English spelling and punctuation.
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Margins: 2,5 cm for all the margins.

Font: Times New Roman 12 throughout the text (including title, subtitles, notes, quotations, etc.)

Headings and subheadings should be capitalized in the same font and size.

Line spacing: 1’5.

Use Footnotes instead of endnotes.

Please avoid headers, footers, page numbers.

Spelling and punctuation: British English


  • Short quotations (up to 40 words) should be incorporated into the text, using quotation marks (“ ”).
  • Longer quotations should be indented without quotation marks and no italics.

Sederi Yearbook follows the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). You can find a quick citation guide at

1.   References within the text and in footnotes

SEDERI Yearbook uses the author-date citation system, that is, the identification of sources is given in parenthetical citation in the text as they are mentioned or needed for support in the text.

·      The information in parenthesis should include: author + publication year + page number(s).

Example: (Owen 1996, 27)

·      If the author’s name is mentioned in the text, there is no need to repeat it in the citation.

Example: … Owen (1996, 27), has downplayed the importance of personal satire…

Footnotes are intended for providing further detail / commentary or for explanatory purposes.

2.   List of bibliographical references

A list of works cited should be provided at the end of the paper under the heading “References.”

Here you can find some examples of bibliographical citation for the reference list:
·   Books

Gillespie, Alexandra. 2006. Print Culture and the Medieval Author: Chaucer, Lydgate, and Their Books 1473-1557. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Colón Semenza, Greg, ed. 2010. The English Renaissance in Popular Culture. An Age for All Time. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

·   Edited/translated books

Sidney, Philip. 1992. Astrophil y Stella. Edited by Fernando Galván Reula. Madrid: Cátedra.

·   Journal articles

Kottman, Paul A. 2013. «Shakespeare’s Hermeneutic Legacy: Response to Kristin Gjesdal.» Shakespeare Quarterly 64 (1): 70-70.

Quinn, William A. 2011. «Red Lining and Blue Penciling The Kingis QuairStudies in Philology 108: 189-214. DOI: 10.1353/sip.2011.0011

·   Book chapters

Snyder, Susan. 2001. «The Genres of Shakespeare’s Plays.» In The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare, edited by Margreta de Grazia, and Stanley Wells, 83-97. Cambridge: Cambridge University this Style sheet in portable document format