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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.
  • 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.

     

  • 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.

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

  • Use American English spelling and punctuation.

  • Remove personal details both from the file of your essay and from the file information for a blind review. 

  • Originality: the contents of this essay has not been previously published, in total or in part, in print or online, and are not under simultaneous consideration with another publisher.

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

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

  • 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.

Author Guidelines

STYLE SHEET AND NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Submissions should be done via SEDERI's online platform. You will be required to attach your article/note in Word or Rich Text Format. Please omit any personal information in the file of your essay. Include your personal details in a separate file.

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.

Use FOOTNOTES instead of endnotes.

SPELLING and PUNCTUATION: American 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 follows the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) in its latest version (Chicago Style 17th ed). For a quick citation guide, see  https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html

  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:

BOOKS

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

Bald, Marjory A. 1926. “The Anglicisation of Scottish Printing.” The Scottish Historical Review 23 (90): 107-15.

Liu, Jui-Ch’i. 2015. Beholding the Feminine Sublime: Lee Miller’s War Photography.” Signs 40, no. 2 (Winter): 308-19. https://doi.org/10.1086/678242

 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.

MANUSCRIPTS

London, British Library. MS Harley 2392.

FILMS

Cuarón, Alfonso, dir. Gravity. 2013; Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Pictures, 2014. Blue-ray Disc, 1080p HD.

PERFORMANCES REVIEWS

Brantley, Ben. Review of Our Lady of Sligo, by Sebastian Barry, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, Irish Repertory Theater, New York. New York Times, April 21, 2000, Weekend section.

LIVE PERFORMANCES

According to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (15.58), "live performances, which cannot be consulted as such by readers, are generally not cited in a reference list. Instead, incorporate the details about the performance into the text".

For more examples, see our latest issues in http://www.sederi.org/yearbook

 

Articles

Recommended length: 5,000–8,000 words (including footnotes and references).

All the submitted articles should include an abstract 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. 
  • Ÿ  They will be published in English, Spanish and Portuguese. If you cannot provide these translations, our translators will do that for you.

Notes

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

Recommended length: 2,000–3,500 words (including footnotes and references). 

All the submitted notes should include an abstract 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.

Reviews

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

Performance reviews

SEDERI collaborates with www.ReviewingShakespeare.com. Reviews about Shakespearean performances submitted for publication to SEDERI will be also sent to www.ReviewingShakespeare.com, who will decide on its suitability for publication on their webpage. Inversely, a selection of reviews of Spanish and Portuguese productions of Shakespeare’s plays submitted directly to the webpage will be published in SEDERI.

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