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Shakespeare Quarterly follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. All submissions should be double-spaced MS Word documents.


Quotation and Citation


• In an endnote after the first quotation from Shakespeare’s works, specify the edition used.

• Quote Shakespeare’s dramatic works parenthetically in the text by act, scene, and line.

• Quote Shakespeare’s poems parenthetically in the text by line number. For Sonnet 101, line 8, the citation would be 101.8; for The Rape of Lucrece, lines 1423–43, the citation would be ll. 1423–43.

• Cite works by all other authors (including other dramatists) in endnotes.

• Separate run-in lines of poetry with virgules (forward slashes) and include any terminal punctuation at the end of each line.

• When quoting more than three lines of verse, or more than 100 words or prose, set off the material as an indented block quotation.




• Acknowledgments are set above endnotes.

• Include complete bibliographic information in endnotes—author, editor, translator and/or compiler, full title, total number of volumes, publisher, year and place of publication, volume, page(s) cited.

• To cite an essay in a collection, include inclusive page numbers, as well as the page quoted: 133–54, esp. 135.

• Cite a multivolume work by Arabic volume number, colon, and page number: 1:192, 4:367.

• To cite a note in another work, give the page number on which the note appears, followed by the letter “n”: 245n.

• Abbreviate “University Press”: U of Chicago P or Johns Hopkins UP.

• Omit “p.” and “pp.” when citing page numbers.

• Provide photocopies of any sources we are unlikely to have access to, such as articles from local newspapers and theater program notes. We may ask for other photocopies as necessary from modern volumes not in the Folger collection.


Rare Materials


• Cite all rare books by signature whenever possible; render signatures exactly as printed: ZZZ, not 3Z.

• To cite a modern edition or facsimile of a rare book, provide the year of original publication and signature(s), folio(s), or page number(s).

• Retain original capitalization, spelling, and punctuation in titles and quotations from early modern sources, except for the long s. Do not modernize.

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