Sederi Yearbook

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies
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SEDERI Yearbook

Call for Papers


SEDERI Yearbook welcomes articles, notes and reviews for its next issue.

SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.

Areas of interest

Early Modern English Literature

Early Modern English History and Culture

Early Modern English Language

Restoration English Studies

Early Modern Anglo-Spanish cross-cultural studies

Early Modern Anglo-Portuguese cross-cultural studies


Submission guidelines

Submissions should be sent through the SEDERI online submission platform ( If you are not a user of the SEDERI platform yet, you will need to register as a new user before logging in.

All submissions should be in Word/RTF format.

Please omit any personal information in the file of your paper and make sure the file properties do not show your name.

Recommended length of contributions:

  • Articles: 5000–8000 words (including footnotes and references).
  • Notes: 3000–5000   words (including footnotes and references).

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

  • Reviews: 1000–1500 words. Books, plays, or films reviewed should have been released in the last two years.

Performance reviews: SEDERI collaborates with Reviews about Shakespearean performances submitted for publication to the Sederi Yearbook will be also sent to, who will decide on their 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 Yearbook.

All the submitted articles and notes should include an abstract (100 words) and 5 keywords. Both the abstract and the keywords should convey the essential aspects of your contribution. They will be published in English, Spanish and Portuguese. If you cannot translate them into these languages, please let us know.


Ana Sáez-Hidalgo, Editor

All the texts submitted must follow SEDERI Yearbook’s style sheet.

SEDERI Yearbook

Dpto. de Filología Inglesa – Universidad de Valladolid – Pza. del Campus s/n – 47011 Valladolid (Spain)                                       



About SEDERI Yearbook

Quality Assessment and Indexing

SEDERI Yearbook is included in the Web of Science, The Arts & Humanities Citation Index, MLA International Bibliography, SCIMAGO Journal Rank (SJR), EBSCO Host, ERIH+, Dialnet, The Spanish Repository for Science and Technology (RECYT), Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), CIRC, CARHUS+, DICE (CSIC-CINDOC-Aneca), Latindex, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory.

SEDERI Yearbook received the Quality Award for Spanish Scientific Journals issued by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) in 2009, which has been subsequently renewed since. It also meets 100% of the scientific requirements established by Latindex and Dice-Cindoc.


Further information

Editorial process

Submissions will be sent to two referees for assessment, following a blind peer-review policy. In case of disagreement, a third report will be decisive. If the paper is accepted for publication, the authors may be asked to consider the referees’ suggestions and to bring it into line with our style sheet. The contributions, in their final form, will go through copyediting, layout, and proofreading. Once published, the authors will receive a copy of the issue in which their work is included.


Assessment criteria

1. Relation to SEDERI Yearbook areas of interest.

2. Originality and interest of the topic in relation to current research.

3. Use of concepts and methods of analysis.

4. Interest of data analysed, results obtained and conclusions reached.

5. Depth of discussion of issues, problems and theoretical concerns.

6. Coherence and cohesion in the thread of argument and structure.

7. Clarity, conciseness and command of the language.

8. Knowledge and review of bibliographical references and sources.

9. Engagement with and discussion of other studies on the topic.

10. Title: its adequacy, clarity and informative quality.


Submission Information

Time from Submission to Decision: 3-4 months

Time from Decision to Publication: 6-9 months

Number of Readers Prior to Decision: 2-3

Articles/notes submitted per year: 25

Articles/notes published Per Year: 7-10

Information Last Updated: 1/11/2018


Originality and copyright policyWe do not consider articles or notes that have been published elsewhere (either in print or internet) or are under simultaneous consideration with another publisher. Only original research pieces are published by SEDERI Yearbook, please do not submit translations. The authors will be asked to sign a declaration stating that their contributions have not been previously published, in whole or in part, and do not infringe the copyright or property right of another journal, author or publisher.Permission for publication of copyrighted material (pictures, photographs, etc.) should obtained by the author.

The copyright holder of the published contributions is SEDERI Yearbook.

The hardcopy and an open-access version of the journal will be published simultaneously. The issues will be available online in the SEDERI website ( and other repositories that have signed an agreement with SEDERI Yearbook.

Those authors who wish to republish or rewrite their contributions for another journal/book or include the published article in their personal repositories should contact the editors to obtain the written permission to do so. This will entail citing SEDERI Yearbook as the original source and sending the editors a copy of the new version.