ES. Revista de Filología Inglesa will conform to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition. The MLA Handbook will guide questions of citations and referencing, and, as much as possible, issues of grammar and style. Authors can choose either American or British spelling but consistency is required.
- Headers and footers must be avoided.
- Footnotes should be reduced to a minimum and follow the body of the text.
- Pages must be unnumbered.
Other format specifications are required:
- Justification on both sides.
- 2.5 cm margin on all sides.
- Simple interlinear space.
- Boldface, underlining and italics should be avoided unless they are used for foreign language, highlighting or emphasis.
- Examples should be indented.
- Examples should be numbered with Arabic numerals in parentheses: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Illustrations, tables and figures (gif/jpg):
- They should be included in a separate file.
- They should follow a consecutive numbering (using Arabic numerals).
- The preferred position should be indicated in the text in this way:
INSERT TABLE 1 HERE
- Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for the use of copyright material.
Sections and headings
Headings and subheadings
Up to four levels of headings are permissible:
LEVEL 1: 1. Small Caps, Bold.
Level 2: 1.1. Bold.
Level 3: 1.1.1. Bold and italics.
Level 4: 1.1.1.a. Italics.
A space should be left between different sections and subsections. Texts belonging to levels 3 and 4 should not be spaced from their headings.
Index citations and references
We provide here a few instances, but authors should consult the MLA Handbook for specific uses.
Quotations in the text
- Brief quotations (less than 40 words) must be inserted in the main text within double quotation marks.
- Long quotations (more than 40 words) must be inserted in a separate paragraph and indented from the left-hand margin.
Bibliographical citations in the text
The author’s last name, year of publication and page references if applicable (e.g. Highet 1949: 36).
List of references
References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically, in ascending order. Names of authors must be written as they appear on the title page of the publication. Examples of references:
Stevens, Martin. "The Royal Stanza in Early English Literature." PMLA 94 (1979): 62-76.
Highet, Gilbert. Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1949.
Grazia, Margreta de, and Stanley Wells, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge Unlls, ed University Press, 2001.
Snyder, Susan. "The Genres of Shakespeare's Plays." The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare. Eds. Margreta de Grazia Grazia and Stanley Wells. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 83-97.
Dr. Jaya Lakshmi Rao. V. “Ice_Candy_Man and The God of Small Things: Some Interesting Parallels.” The Postcolonial Web. Web. 28 Aug. 2015.
Marinetti, Cristina. "Beyond the Playtext: The Relationship between Text and Performance in the Translation of Il servitore di
due padroni." Diss. University of Warwick, 2007.