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Before sending your manuscript, please make sure that your piece complies with all these requirements:

  • Check the word count (including footnotes and references)
    • Articles: 6000–8000 words.
    • Notes: 3000–5000 words.
    • Reviews: 1000–2000 words.
  • 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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  • Attach a file with your name, affiliation, title of contribution, postal and email address and telephone number.
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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.

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 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 this Style sheet in portable document format