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Author Guidelines

STYLE SHEET AND NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Submissions should be sent via email attachments in Word or Rich Text Format. Please omit any personal information in the file of your essay. Send your details in a separate file or in the text of the email.

Recommended length of contributions:

  • Articles: 5,000 - 8,000 words (including footnotes and references).
  • Notes: 2,000 - 3,5000 words (including footnotes and references).

    Notes should be pieces of research focusing on a specific point, not requiring a broad theoretical or contextual elaboration.

  • Reviews: 1,000 - 1,500 words. Books, plays, or films reviewed should have been released in the last two years.

Articles and notes should include an abstract (100 words) and 5 keywords.

  • The abstract (max. 100 words) should convey the essential aspects of your research.
  • ŸThe 5 keywords (or phrases) are essential to locate your essay in connection with specific topics, authors, periods, and approaches. Avoid being too broad or too narrow. 
  • ŸThey will be published in English, Spanish and Portuguese. If you cannot provide these translations, our translators will do that for you.

FORMAT

MARGINS: 2,5 cm for all the margins.

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

HEADINGS AND SUBHEADINGS should be capitalized in the same font and size.

LINE SPACING: 1’5.

Please do not include HEADERS, FOOTERS or PAGE NUMBERS. The name and affiliation of the author should only appear in the email.

Use FOOTNOTES instead of endnotes.

SPELLING and PUNCTUATION: British English.

QUOTATIONS:

  • 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.

 BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sederi Yearbook follows the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). You can find a quick citation guide at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

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,” following the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS16).

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Check the word count (including footnotes and references)

    • Articles: 5,000–8,000 words.
    • Notes: 2,000–3,500 words.
    • ŸReviews: 1,000–1,500 words.

     

  2. Include an abstract (100 words max) and 5 keywords in English if you're submitting an article or a note.

    If possible, send them in Spanish and Portuguese as well. If none of these is your native language, let us know.

  3. Format, citations, and references follow SEDERI’s style sheet.

  4. Use American English spelling and punctuation.

  5. Remove personal details from the file of your essay for a blind review. 

    See "Ensuring a blind peer review" for further indications.

    Personal details will be recorded in stage #3 of your submission

  6. Originality: the essay has not been previously published (either in print or online), and is not under simultaneous consideration with another publisher.

  7. Copyright: no copyright of another journal, author or publisher is infringed in this piece.

  8. Obtain permissions for publication of copyrighted material (pictures, photographs, etc.).

 

Copyright Notice

The copyright holder of the published contributions is SEDERI.

The hardcopy and an open-access version of the journal will be published simultaneously. The issues will be available online in the SEDERI website (http://www.sederi.org/yearbook/) and other repositories that have signed an agreement with SEDERI.

The authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a) SEDERI retains copyright of the essay.
b) If the author wishes to republish or rewrite the essay for another journal, or include the essay published in SEDERI in their personal repositories, or in any other way, they should contact the editors to obtain permission to do so. This will entail citing SEDERI as the original source and sending the editors a copy of the new version, or the link to the website, in case of online publishing.

The author(s) hereby warrant(s) that:

a) The essay submitted for publication is an original creation and does not infringe any copyright or property right of another journal, author or publisher.

b) The essay submitted for publication has not been previously published, whole or in part, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

c) Written permission has been obtained for any material from other sources included in the essay submitted for publication.

 

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