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  • Check the word count (including footnotes and references)
    • Articles: 5,000–8,000 words.
    • Notes: 2,000–3,500 words.
    • Reviews: 1,000–1,500 words.
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  • Format, citations, and references follow SEDERI’s style sheet.
  • Use American spelling and punctuation.
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Note that non-standard ASCII characters or unusual fonts, particularly special characters in Old and Middle English, Phonetics or Greek, illustrations, graphics, tables, pictures, etc. must be consulted with the editors.

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.


Use FOOTNOTES instead of endnotes.



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 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 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.

  1. List of bibliographical references

A list of works cited should be provided at the end of the essay under the heading “References,” following the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS16).

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


Carnegie, David, and Gary Taylor, eds. 2012. The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fuchs, Barbara. 2013. The Poetics of Piracy: Emulating Spain in English Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Edited/translated books

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

Journal articles

Gjesdal, Kristin. 2013. “Shakespeare’s Hermeneutic Legacy: Herder on Modern Drama and the Challenge of Cultural Prejudice.” Shakespeare Quarterly 64 (1): 60-69.

Quinn, William A. 2011. “Red Lining and Blue Penciling The Kingis Quair.” Studies 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 Press.